Rtveli – festival of harvesting

6 days/5 nights

Tour date: 18.09.2018

Itinerary

TBILISI – CHATEAU MUKHRANI – SIGNAGHI – RTVELI – GREMI – DAVID GAREDZHI – BAGRATIONI SPARKLING WINE THE FACTORY – BORJOMI

Day 1. Meeting at the airport of Tbilisi. Transfer in hotel.

Day 2. Author’s excursion across Tbilisi and a trip to Chateau Mukhrani.
Breakfast. An author’s excursion across Tbilisi. You visit all significant sights of the Georgian capital: a complex of sulfuric baths, Sioni church, Tbilisi synagogue, cathedral Metekhi, you will climb the ropeway to Narikal’s fortress, you will walk on the Tbilisi court yard and you will see as there live simple tbilisets, visit the Fig gorge and you will admire the Tbilisi falls in a botanical garden, rise by Mount Mtatsminda and you will get a bird’s eye view of Tbilisi. Further you visit Chateau Mukhrani. In Georgia there is a set of places where are engaged in production of wine, one of them is Chateau Mukhrani. Chateau is not just winery, this place where observe all subtleties of preparation of wine as it became in old times. For this reason in Shato it is possible to try the best grades of wines with unforgettable taste. On the end of an excursion you are waited by tasting of wine from our sommelier in a wine cellar of the 17th century. Night in Tbilisi.

Day 3. City of love – Signakhi and festival of harvesting Rtveli.
Breakfast. Today you visit the city of love of Signakhi where first of all you are waited by a lunch in the Georgian family where long loaf David is head of the family, will show the farmstead, will tell as domestic wine and chacha becomes and of course will treat guests, and the hostess will organize for all comers a master class in the Kakhetian kitchen. Then you will walk on walls of ancient fortress, you will admire views of the Alazani valley and you will hear legends of this city. Further we will go with you to kazhetiya heart on Rtveli – a festival of the end of vintage, probably, the most family holiday in the country. All relatives, wherever were, have to gather at a home – such tradition. As speak, this day it is possible to make out the real Georgia – hospitable and hospitable. You independently pouchistvut in process to vintage, further we will invite you to a traditional festive feast in honor of Rtveli. Night in Kakheti.

Day 4. Gremi and David Garedzhi.
Breakfast. Today we will go in Rattle – the Fortress located on the right river bank Intsoba and thanks to an arrangement noticeable from far away. In the 15th century fortress Rattle was the capital of Kakheti. In those days Kakheti was the independent kingdom. Fortress was the imperial residence and brisk shopping center of the Great Silk way until it was razed to the ground by troops of the shah Abbas I in 1615. Later, the city hasn’t returned former greatness, tsars of Kakheti have transferred the capital to Telavi. Further we will go famous David Garedzhi. It is a unique complex of cave monasteries on Georgian-Azerbaijani borders, based by the Assyrian fathers in the 6th century. From the ridge where the monastery is located the magnificent view on three countries opens at once: Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. The road to the monastery is very interesting and passes on Georgian deserts where you can see very lovely overland turtles. Night in Tbilisi.

Day 6. Bagrationi sparkling wine the factory – Borjomi.
The factory of sparkling wines “Bagrationi 1882″ in Tbilisi is founded in 1937. It is leading enterprise on production of sparkling wines in Georgia and a popular tourist object. The name of the factory is connected with a name of the notable Georgian prince Ivan Bagration-Mukhransky who has begun in the middle of the 19th century production of sparkling wines in bottles. His production has gained world recognition in 1882, having won the highest award at the international exhibition in St. Petersburg. The Bagrationi company possesses own vineyards in prestigious regions of Imereti and Kartli. The combination of centuries-old recipes and advanced technologies provides unique taste of sparkling wines. In the territory of the Bagrationi 1882 plant the fascinating tours acquainting with all processes of preparation of the Bagrationi sparkling wine are conducted. Visitors have an opportunity to visit the tasting room and impressive shop. Further we will visit Borjomi — where there are mineral sources world-famous. We will continue our travel — we will walk across Borjomi, we will try mineral water from different wells and we will make one more easy track to hot sulfuric springs where it is possible to bathe in any weather and at all seasons of the year! Night in Borjomi.

Day 6.Transfer to airport.
Breakfast. Transfer to airport.

Package price per person at accommodation in number DBL/TWIN:

• Hotel 3* – $550
• Hotel 4* – $695
• Hotel 5* – $875

Package price per person at accommodation in number SNGL:

• Hotel 3* – $660
• Hotel 4* – $915
• Hotel 5* – $1285

The price includes:

• Accommodation (SNGL, DBL or TWN room in hotel)
• Breakfast
• Transfers
• English-speaking guide
• Wine degustation in Tbilisi, Chateau Mukhrani, Kakheti and the factory of sparkling wines Bagrationi
• Lunch in local family in Kakheti, dinner in Kakheti after Rtveli
• Participation in Rtveli
• All entrance tickets, visit of sulfur springs of Borjomi
• Water in the bus
• Printing map of Tbilisi
• Sim card of local operator with 3G internet;
• Good mood!

Children on an occasional seat of 6-12 years – 50% discount
Children on an occasional seat under 6 years – FREE
Children on the main place under 12 years – 50% discount

The price doesn’t include:

- Lunches and dinners (average bill: $11 lunch, dinner $16)

Additional day of stay per person in double room:

a guesthouse or a family hotel – $8
Hotel 3 * – $30
Hotel 4 * – $70
Hotel 5 * – $100
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