MERCEDES WEEKEND TOUR

MERCEDES WEEKEND TOUR
MERCEDES-BENZ WEEKEND RETREAT (KAKHETI)
Whole Year Round
3 Days / 2 Nights
Up To 3 Persons
Tbilisi Airport or Hotel
Tbilisi Airport or Hotel
Kabadoni Boutique Hotel; Schuchmann Wines Chateau & SPA
Combination of Mercedes-Benz: V-class; E-class; S-class
Certified Guide Service
24 hour service
WEEKEND GETAWAY is always a good choice to escape from the city for a couple of days and explore the completely new world. That is why, we developed multiple weekend getaways for travelers, who want to explore Georgia’s stunning landscapes, unbelievably tasteful food, great wine, magical towns, and historical places. 

Our private guides are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Service stands out with its high quality and guides are always ready to lead you in the places that will absolutely win you over with subtle charms and gentle nudges. 

Last, but not least, you should know, that every tour is tailored to you based on your taste and preferences. Whether you prefer visiting Major attractions or off-the-beaten places. In any way, we will ensure unbelievably memorable time in Georgia. Let us know your interests so that we will propose an ideal itinerary for you.

DAY 1

TBILISI -BODBE - SIGHNAGHI 

Pick up from the indicated hotel in Tbilisi on brand new Mercedes-Benz E class, proceed for the tour to Kakheti region (110 km to the first destination, Bodbe).

Kakheti is synonymous with wine. There are hundreds of different grapes grown here, and every village has its own particular variety. Kakhetians are usually characterized as less effusive than West Georgians, but very hospitable.

Visit The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe(9th century), nested among tall Cypress trees on a steep hillside overlooking the Alazani Valley, where it commands breathtaking views of the Greater Caucasus mountains.

Proceed to Sighnaghi (2km from Bodbe), Kakhetian town surrounded by the ancient wall, settled since the Paleolithic period.

Sighnaghi offers picturesque landscapes, pastel houses, and narrow, cobblestone streets. Located on a steep hill, Sighnaghi overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance. (Walking tour of Sighnaghi, Photography, enjoying landscapes).

Check in at Kabadoni hotel, deluxe room with great views over Alazany valley. Free time for leisure, enjoying hotel SPA, Saunas, indoor swimming pool with breathtaking views over Caucasus mountains; Wine bar and Restaurant with a terrace overhanging the Valley. Overnight.


DAY 02

SIGHNAGHI - GURJAANI - KISISKHEVI

Breakfast at the hotel, enjoying your morning in the swimming pool and sauna, check out by 12 PM. Today our guide and driver will pick you up on the brand new model of Mercedes-Benz V class (Viano), so that you appreciate more space and comfort during your tour. Proceed to Gurjaani (25 km from Sighnaghi) and visiting Local Wine House, a family business run by locals, who do not like to call it a "business", but rather "Sharing Georgian hospitality and traditions".

Taking masterclasses in baking Georgian bread - "Shoti", Georgian cheese-filled bread - "Khachapuri" and traditional Georgian sweet - "Churchkhela". You will have an opportunity to attend the brewing of Georgian Vodka (“Zavodoba”), which is a very interesting process. A brief lecture will be provided about masterpieces of Georgian cuisine, such as Khachapuri, Khinkali, Mtsvadi, and many other Georgian dishes. You will have an opportunity to participate in this process and master old Georgian culinary technologies and finally taste the dishes made by your own hands. All this will be provided in a pleasant ethnographic environment decorated with old Georgian exhibits and other interesting things. 

Wine tasting: Kakheti region is famous for its ancient wine-growing traditions and hospitality. As a guest of the wine house, you have an opportunity to taste several kinds of wine produced by family methods as well as by factory methods. There is 2 centuries old press (equipment used for wine squeezing), which is until now used for the purpose of making wine and which presents the pride of the cellar. Here you can also see old earthen crocks (“kvevri”), where different types of wine are stored. Guests can bottle wine which they take out of “kvevri” with their own hands and purchase it in a sealed condition.

And now it's time for Georgian "SUPRA" - which means "feast", but is something more than that, much more unique and unforgettable. While enjoying the various assortment of delicious Georgian dishes, your host family dressed in national clothing - Chokha, will make sure that you remember this lunch in Kakheti forever.

Proceed to Kisiskhevi region (35 km from Gurjaani) and check in at the deluxe room of Schuchmann Chateau. Free time to enjoy the hotel facilities and great views over mostly snow-covered Caucasus mountains. In the evening you will enjoy 90 minutes of "Saperavi" wine therapy: Grapes stones scrabbing & mud therapy, "Saperavi" hot wine mask, "Saperavi" wine bath, full body massage with grapes stones oil. Overnight at the chateau.


DAY 03

KISISKHEVI - TELAVI - ALAVERDI - TBILISI

After breakfast, you'll have some free time to Stroll along the great Kisiskhevi complex. Check out by 12PM. Today our guide and driver will pick you up on Latest model of Mercedes-Benz S450 Long, so that your finalize your unforgettable tour to Kakheti with style and luxury.

Next stop will be the largest town in Kakheti Region, Telavi. It is set in the vineyard-strewn Alazany Valley, between the Gombori Mountains and the Caucasus – perfect base for exploring the region’s historical and architectural riches. We’ll have a short stop at the monument to Erekle II. 

Continue our road to Alaverdi, 20km away from Telavi. It is the highest (up to 50 meters) cathedral in Georgia and earliest structures of it date back to 6th century. It dominates the surrounding landscape in a fertile river valley against the backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains. The characteristic features of the Kakhetian architecture with its upward aspiring tendency is fully presented in Alaverdi. The decor is totally neglected. An impressive space of the interior of this church has no analogy in Georgia. An area enclosed by a fortified wall contains dwelling houses, the refectory of the monastery, wine cellars, baths, and other structures.
After beautiful places, it is time gave an excellent Georgian dinner in Tween’s Wine Cellar in Napareuli. It is owned and operated by the twins Gia and Gela. They have a restaurant that serves authentic Georgian food. The large dining area is within view of several Qvevri circles on the floor. During harvest, the Qvevri may be open and visitors can observe how they are cleaned as well as how the winery staff punches down the cap during fermentation. 

Return to Tbilisi (95 km from Telavi); Drop off at the indicated hotel.


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Transportation on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, models of 2018 (Day1 E-class; Day2 V-Class; Day3 ,S-Class)
  •  Accommodation in Kabadoni Boutique hotel Sighnaghi in Deluxe category room, on DBL occupancy (1night)
  •   Accommodation in Schuchmann Wines Chateau & SPA in Deluxe category room, on DBL occupancy (1night)
  • Breakfasts at the hotel (day 2 and day 3)
  •  Wine tasting, Masterclasses, Lunch and Folk show in Gurjaani (day 2)
  •  90 min. "Saperavi" wine therapy: Grapes stones scrubbing & mud therapy, hot wine mask, wine bath, full body massage with grapes stones oil
  •  English/Russian - speaking driver/guide service
  •  Plain water and WiFi in the car
  •  Local taxes and handling fees (no hidden costs)


PRICE:

We recommend the following guideline for Mercedes Weekend Retreat Tour, excluding international flights:

  • USD $400 - $1,000+ per person per day.

For this customized package, the price depends upon variables such as your chosen travel dates and program preferences. Please contact us for a personalized quote.