- Brand: Weekend Tours
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.
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.
KISISKHEVI - TELAVI - ALAVERDI - TBILISI
- 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)
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.