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Wine tour 3

Tbilisi – David-Gareji – Manavi  Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Kvareli – Telavi – Alaverdi – Tsinandali – Mtskheta – Uplistsikhe  Tbilisi ( (7 days, 6 nights)
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1 day: Tbilisi
Arrival to Tbilisi. Meeting with the representatives of the agency. Hotel settlement. Excursion in the capital of Georgia.    
The capital of Georgia is unique. It is located on the several mountain hills, on which "creep" the old blocks. Tbilisi - is a beautiful river Kura with its picturesque rocky shores, that flows across the whole city.
Tbilisi is one of the rare places in the world, where can peacefully exist in the Old Town orthodox church, catholic cathedra, synagogue and mosque.
"Old Town" - is the historic center of Tbilisi, that is located at the root of Mtatsminda (Holy Mount) mountain. Almost all of the buildings of the Old Town are historical and cultural sites, this part of the city is round - the - clock full of life, here walk alone or in groups tourists, meet lovers near the Clock Tower. This amuzing Tower appeared here recently, built by the Puppet Theatre director Rezo Gabriadze. Here artists exhibit their paintings, artisans offer numerous souvenirs.
During the excursion, visit of: Mechetian Church ( V c.), Narikala fortress ( IV c.), Sioni Cathedral ( VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary, the oldest surviving church, Synaxis of Saint Truinity of the temple complex of Tsminda Sameba -  the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. Walk at the Shota Rustaveli avenue. Evening Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel in Tbilisi.
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2 day: Tbilisi - David-Gareji - Manavi - Bodbe - Sighnaghi
Breakfast. Excursion in David Gareji - the complex of Georgian cave monasteries of the VI century. Many churches and refectories of the complex preserved frescoes (VI-IX c.), including the portrait of Queen Tamara. Excursion in Manavi - the region famous for its yellowish wine. Departure to the " town of everlasting love" Sighnaghi. En route visit in the Bodbe village of the monastery complex of St. George and the grave of St. Nino, that brought Christianity to Georgia. Arrival to Sighnaghi. Degustation of Georgian wine in the 300 years old wine cellar, where the wine is stored in clay jars buried in the ground. Hotel accomodation in Sighnaghi. Dinner. Overnight.
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3 day: Sighnaghi
Breakfast. Walk in the ancient city Sighnaghi, that is located at the top of the mountain range.  overlooking the Alazani valley .It is now fully restored to its original form. Visit of the historic -ethnografical museum with the exhibits of V XIX c. There are also the works of the famous Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani in the museum.  Excursion in the museum of wine of the aunt Nunu, located in the Alzani valley. The museum contains a collection of the objects of winemaking, from the middle of the 1st century BC The room of the museum is the old wine warehouse, with tasting rooms and wine cellar. It has the examples of the ordinary and vintage varieties of Georgian wines, as well as the various types of Chacha. Excursion begins with the production of the ancient Georgian delicacy - "churchkhela" (strung on a thread nuts, covered with a thick layer of thickened grape juice). Than, the production of Georgian bread "shoti" baked on coals in a clay oven. After this, the preparation of the traditional Georgian dishes "khinkali." Guests are actively involved in the cooking process, which is accompanied by tasting three types of "Chachi", produced in their presence. Feast begins with the ancient Georgian tradition of opening "kvevri", a large pitcher of wine buried in the ground. Meal is accompanied by a performance of Georgian folk song and dance ensembles and ends with the last glass of wine, that was drunk by the guests. For memory of visiting the museum, guests will receive as a gift the collection Georgian wine "Saperavi" with the 11-year excerpts . Menu: shish kebab and kebab, dolma in grape leaves, chicken "tobacco", "Kuchmachi" - giblets veal, baked with spices, chicken satsivi, river fish "Tsotskhali" cooked with spices, trout, grilled over charcoal, catfish, cooked sauce "kindzmari"; eggplant with nuts, fresh herbs and vegetables, cheese allsorts, pickles, fresh fruit, dry wines, "Rkatsiteli" (white), "Saperavi" (red), chacha - without limitations. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel in Sighnaghi.  
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4 day: Sighnaghi - Gvirabi - Kvareli - Telavi
Breakfast. Arrival to Kvareli. Along the way, the visit of one of the wine cellars Khareba and degustation of Kakheti wine. Excursion in the tunnel, 7.7 km long with vinotheque of vintage wines. Degustation of red and white wines. Lunch at the amazing restaurant located in the rock. On the way to Telavi, the visit of Nekresi- the oldest temple of Georgia of the IV century. Then, the excursion in the royal fortress Gremi (XVI c.). Complex is surronded by the wall with towers and embrasures.The remains of a secret underground passage that leads to the river preserved. Here is also located the complex of the church of the Archangels (XVI- XVII c.). Hotel accomodation in Telavi. Dinner. Overnight.
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5 day: Telavi - Alaverdi - Tsinandali - Mtskheta - Tbilisi
Breakfast. Excursion in the Alaverdi Cathedral (XI w.). Visit the wine cellar (XVI century.) in Tsinandali. The cellar contains  more than 15 thousand bottles of different brands. The oldest wine dates back to 1814. Then,  excursion in the ancient capital of Georgia  Mtskheta - the town-museum, included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Visit of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029), at the bottom of which is buried one of the major Christian relics Lords chiton, as well as the burial place of many of the Georgian kings. Here is also the part of life-giving pillar. Visit of Samtavro monastery, where year round grow, flower and fruit blackberry bush, near of which in the IV century lived and preached St. Nino- enlightener, the first preacher of Christianity in Georgia. Woderworking icon of Iberian Mother of God, woderworking icon of St. Nino, grave of St. Tsar Merian and Tsarina Nani, hallows of St. Abibos Nekresky, St. Shio Mhvimskoho are placed inside. Arrival to Tbilisi. Hotel accomodation. Dinner. Overnight.
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6 day: Tbilisi - Uplistskihe - Tbilisi
Breakfast. Visit of the ancient Jvari temple - monastery (VI c.). Excursion in Uplistsikhe (I millennium BC) that was under the reconstruction stage for centuries and cosisted of more than 700 caves and buildings, icluding ineries, bakeries, antique theater, reception hall of Queen Tamara, preserved to this day.
Arrival to Tbilisi. Free time. Farewell dinner with national dances and songs. Overnight.

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7 day: Tbilisi
Breakfast. Depending on the departure time, free time. Buying souvenirs. Transfer to the airport for your flight to back home.

Tour price in Euro p/p:
10+1 pax 15+1 pax 20+1 pax 25+1 pax 30+1 pax Surcharge for single occupancy
694 630 581 567 547 145
The price includes:
- Accommodation in a 3* hotel: 3 nights in Tbilisi, 1 night in Telavi, 2 nights in Sighaghi; standard double rooms;
- Half board: 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners, including a dinner in Sighnaghi and a farewell dinner with songs and dances;
- Transport services according to the program
- English speaking guide according to the program;
- Entrance fees;
- Wine degustation in Kvareli, Napareuli and Sighnaghi;
- One place for TL in a single room is free of charge.

The price does not include:
- Optional tours and degustation;
- Lunches;
- Services not mentioned above;
- Personal expenses.
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