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Brief Plan

Day1: Arrival in Tbilisi around 1600 hrs

 

  • 1630hrs: On arrival at Tbilisi airport, you will be received by a Local English speaking guide
  • 1800hrs: A brief introduction to Georgia by an expert while you savour light local snacks.
  • 1900hrs: Transfer for dinner at the Funicular Restaurant
  • Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Tbilisi @ N12 Boutique hotel or similar.

Day 2: Tbilisi to Kakheti (approx. 2hrs) [B/L/D]

 

  • 0730 hrs: Early breakfast at the hotel.
  • 0900 hrs: Check out & transfer to Kakheti through Gombori Pass .
  • Enroute enjoy a refreshing tea & snacks at Chateau Mere located at the base of awe-inspiring Gombori mountain range.
  • Around 1100 hrs: Visit to the Ikalto Qvevri Making School (If the school is closed we visit the 6th Century Ikalto Monastery.)
  • 1230 hrs: Visit the Alaverdi Monastery Wine Cellar
  • 1330 hrs: Light lunch at the Alaverdi Monastery & visit Gremi Historical Complex
  • 1430 hrs: Visit Napareuli’s Twins Wine Cellar
  • Observe & participate in the Georgian Cuisine Masterclass of baking bread & making Churchkhela – which is a delicious Georgian candy.
  • 1900 hrs: Dinner at a family winery.
  • Overnight in Kakheti @ Royal Batoni or similar

Day 3: Kakheti to Tbilisi [B/L/-]

 

  • 0800 hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 0900 hrs: Visit the Gvirabi Tunnel Wine Cellar
  • 1200 hrs: Enjoy traditional lunch along Georgian Supra & Folk Songs at a traditional house
  • 0230hrs: Drive to the historic town of Sighnaghi, Visit the Convent of Bodbe & Sighnaghi Fortress Wall.
  • 1730hrs: Drive back to Tbilisi. En route indulge in the tasting of the traditional bread & salty cheese (goat)
  • On arrival, check-in & freshen up.
  • 1900 hrs: This evening is free
  • Overnight in Tbilisi @ N12 Boutique hotel or similar.

Day 4:Tbilisi to Stepanstminda (approx. 3.5hrs) [B/L/D]

 

  • 0730 hrs: Early breakfast at the hotel.
  • 0830 hrs: Drive to the famous Caucasian mountains, visit Jvari Monastery (UNESCO WHS) in Mtskheta, old capital of Georgia Jhinvali Water Reservoir, visit Ananuri fortress & a small souvenir bazaar. Stop at Gudauri for a breath-taking view & drive down to Matskheta.
  • 1230 hrs: Enjoy lunch with a local family & learn to make the traditional Georgian Khinkali (dumpling).
  • 1400 hrs: Post lunch, rest & take an off-road drive up to the top of the mountain, visit the famous Gregeti Trinity Church (2200m) at the feet of Mount Kazbegi (5047m) *This will be a high altitude excursion.
  • 1900 hrs: Dinner in Stepanstminda with a local family.
  • Overnight in Stepanstminda @ Green Sheep

Day 5: Stepanstminda to Tbilisi [B/L/-]

 

  • 0730 hrs: Early breakfast at the hotel.
  • 0800 hrs: Check out & transfer to Tbilisi, en route visit the Château Mukhrani Winery . wine tasting
  • 1230hrs: Continue driving to another family winery – Iago’s Boutique Winery in Chardakhi. 30 mins form CM. wine tasting
  • 1330hrs: Lunch at Iago’s Winery – Participate in the Georgian Khachapuri baking process at the family winery, tour of the winery followed by a delicious lunch & wine tasting.
  • 1600hrs: Later continue to Tbilisi – en route stop in Mtshketa & visit the Svetiiskhoveli Cathedral. 2000hrs: Transfer to Median Square or to the shopping mall East Point (Optional)
  • Overnight in Tbilisi @ N12 Boutique hotel or similar

Day 6: Tbilisi [B/L/D]

 

  • 0800 hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning Activities – (Optional) Visit Aghmashenebeli Avenue for its Flea Market OR experience Sulphur Baths. (If you want to visit the baths kindly confirm it with us within 2 days of arrival in Tbilisi, since this will have to be paid locally)
  • Lunch at a local Georgian restaurant in Tbilisi town.
  • 1400 hrs: Visit Sarajishvili Br&y Factory & then return to the stay.
  • 1900 hrs: Enjoy a special Farewell Supra (a traditional feast) at a Georgian restaurant hosted by a Tamada (Georgian toast master), along with folk dances & songs.
  • Overnight in Tbilisi @ N12 Boutique hotel or similar.

Day 7: Departure from Tbilisi [B/-/-]

 

  • 0800 hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 0830 hrs: Check-out (luggage can be stored at the hotel) & head out for Old Tbilisi Walking Tour
  • Visit Metekhi Church, Peace Bridge, Erekle Street, Sharden District, take a cable car ride for visiting Narikala fortress, continue the tour to Rustaveli Avn & St Trinity Cathedral, drive to the Mtatminda theme panoramic park.
  • 1200 hrs: Lunch at local restaurant on your own or enjoy street food in Tbilisi, this will be your last meal in Georgia & we will be happy to help with recommendations.
  • 1330 hrs: Transfer to the airport for your flight departure: 1 hour distance
  • 1710hrs: Board departure flight

INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation as per table shared
  • Transportation in an AC vehicle as per itinerary with English speaking expert guide
  • Georgia Introductory Presentation
  • Per one bottle of water during the day tour
  • Funicular train ride tickets
  • Meals as per itinerary: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
  • Wine Tour & Tasting as per itinerary
  • Monument entrance tickets as per itinerary
  • Georgian cuisine masterclass as per itinerary
  • Off-road Mitsubishi Delica car rental to drive up to the Gregiti monastery (5 people capacity in each car)
  • Tour at Sarajishvili Brandy Factory with br&y Tasting
  • Farewell dinner with Georgian food, wine, Tamada at Georgian restaurant accompanying Georgian songs & dances.
  • Walking Tour of Tbilisi with Narikala fortress cable car ride tickets
  • Black Swan Team member

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Drinks & surcharge for special request on foods & meals
  • Entrance fees, guide service during free time & other personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Optional
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Visa
  • International Airfare
  • All other services not stated in the program.
  • Taxes as applicable

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