Gastronomy, Wine & Culture: Day Trip to Kakheti from Tbilisi

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70 USD

Did you know that Georgia is one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world? Spend a day discovering the country's unique UNESCO-listed winemaking method and taste some wonderful wines along the way!

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German,
  • Russian
Tour by Mariam
Local

I’m Mariam, an energetic “Tbilisian” and certified guide. I arrange tours all around Georgia and offer lots of local fun to travellers. I have experience in tour operating for 2 amazing years.

My city has a very special atmosphere, and I know plenty of local places where you can best experience it.

I’m especially good when it comes the local nightlife. After dark, Tbilisi’s old, hospitable soul becomes young, wild and free. Its bohemian vibes and unique style of music and dance are, in my opinion, worth discovering from a local’s perspective.

I’ll be happy to host you in Georgia!

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Highlights

  • Taste Georgian wines made using Georgian and European methods
  • See the biggest wine storage facility in Georgia
  • Learn how to bake local bread in the village of Badiauri
  • Enjoy a masterclass in local cuisine
  • Stop in Signagi, the ‘City of Love’
  • Visit the Bodbe Monastery, one of the holiest places in Georgia

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Description

The Kakheti region in the eastern part of Georgia has more than 300 varieties of native grapes and a method of winemaking that dates back 8000 years.

We’ll reach the Kakheti region in around an hour, crossing hundreds of vineyards along the way. The entire journey will take approximately two hours, but we’ll make several stops and you won’t notice the distance.

We’ll first visit the village of Badiauri to taste local bread that’s baked according to old traditions, and even bake some of our own!

With happy stomachs and smiles on our faces we’ll continue on to Signagi (also known as the ‘City of Love’), a medieval town with a fortification wall spanning four kilometres.

Our next stop will be the Bodbe Monastery, one of the holiest places in Georgia. It has a peaceful atmosphere and a beautiful terraced garden.

Finally, we'll visit one of the best wineries in the country. We’ll taste wines made using Georgian and European technologies, take a tour of the wine tunnel (the biggest wine storage facility in Georgia with a permanent temperature of 12–14 °C), enjoy a masterclass in local cuisine, and possibly have lunch in the restaurant.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transportation by private car
  • Certified guide
  • All entry fees
  • Bottle of water
  • Learn how to bake local bread
  • Wine tasting
  • Masterclass in local cuisine
  • Lunch

Meeting point

Your accommodation or Freedom square

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

J
Great little adventure! Recommended!
We booked this trip last minute as we thought it looked like the most interesting of all day trips around Tbilisi. We liked that it offered a wide range of sites and a little wine tasting included!

Mariam and David (the best driver in Georgia) picked us up from the hotel promptly the next morning so that made it very easy. Mariam was full of stories and taught us lots about Georgia and all the things we were passing through the countryside. It made the journey really fun and relaxed.

Throughout the day we visited a beautiful monastery and learned lots, explored a stunning walled town and peered through the mist out onto vast fields below. We then got to see the amazing caves in which the traditional wine is stored. So big! There we also had great fun getting our hands dirty, making local bread, bbq pork, sweets and dumplings. A great way to fill up before we started our journey back.

A full day and great to explore outside of Tbilisi. We're really thankful to Mariam and David for making it a great adventure for us.

Georgian sense of humour is great :)

Do your trip with these guys. It'll be worth it.

J

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70 USD
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