Drive to Kakheti
Sites to visit:
The Bodbe Monastery of St Nino - According to Georgian tradition, St. Nino, having witnessed the conversion of Georgians to the Christian faith, withdrew to the Bodbe gorge, where she died c. 338-340
Sighnaghi Town - The town is walled with the remnants of 18th-century fortifications. There are two Georgian Orthodox churches in the town itself - one dedicated to St. George and the other to St. Stephen.
Lunch in Sighnaghi
Wine tasting on Tsinandali – one of the oldest wine cellar (19th C).
Dinner and wine tasting at Chateau “Mere”,
› Cutting pork in pieces, spit the pieces and roast on fine from vine trees;
› Distributing the wine from special wine cellar "Churi" and tasting it at the place;
› Drinking as much wine as you can.
Overnight in Chateau
Breakfast , starting the tour
Sites to visit:
Gremi Monastery Complex - is a 16th-century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. Gremi was the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Nekresi (nearby to Gremi) - The nekresi monastery ensemble includes several structures built in different times. The oldest is a chapel of the small basilica type built in IV century.
Winery Khareba’s unique wine cellar – GVIRABI (Tunnel in English) is located near the bank of Alazani Valley and is carved in the rock of the Caucasus mountain range. Exact function of the tunnel was storing all wines from the Kakheti region and later on distributing it to the places of destination. The tunnel by itself represents a construction consisting of two parallel tunnels and 13 smaller perpendicular ones linking the long ones. Wine tasting.
Free time at the Ilia lake Kvareli - Hotel Royal Batoni.
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