Transfer to the 3 * hotel
Dinner at the national restaurant
Gombori pass-Travel by the Gombori Pass is part of a huge number of tourist excursions in Kakheti. The most prominent landmark situated on the highway, is the “Fortress Ujarma”.This ancient fortress is located at the beginning of the pass Gombori, one of the gorges of the river Iori hills. The building dates back to its III century BC, and during the reign of Vakhtang Gorgasali, in the second half of the V century, Ujarma become one of the most important fortifications in the region, as well as the royal residence.
Monasteries “New and Old Shuamta” -These two monasteries are quite different from each other in architecture and were created at different times. Monastery “Old Shuamta” is more ancient monument. It is an ensemble of several ancient churches. The churches are preserved paintings of the XII century. Monastery “New Shuamta” was built later, in the XVI century. This monastery is still in effect.
The monastery “Alaverdi” – monastery and cathedral, officially the Cathedral of St. George in the Akhmeta region of Kakheti. The Cathedral is the second highest in Georgia. Alaverdi Monastery – the creation of the Assyrian fathers, namely Joseph of Alaverdi, who came here in the middle of the VI century, built the temple and died in the year 570, and was buried in this church, the tomb still exists today. Alaverdi Cathedral built Kakheti king Kvirike III the Great, who inherited the Kakheti in 1010
“Ikalto Academy” otherwise known as the monastery complex Ikalto, by name the nearest village near Telavi. It is a small monastery here in all three churches and farm buildings. In the past, when the monastery was also Academy. – One of the first in Georgia, and almost the very first in Kakheti. He founded one of the Assyrian fathers, somewhere after the middle of the VI century.
Winery “Teliani Valley” -with tasting 2 kind of wines
Dinner and overnight in Telavi guesthouse.
Museum “Pirosmani” – one of the three museums that contain the artist Niko Pirosmani’s paintings.
The monastery “Bodbe” – Before his death, St. Nina retired to a place Bodbe and there, having served for some time, she was buried. Soon, at the request of King Mirian over the tomb of St. Nina was built a church in honor of St. George – the heavenly patron of Georgia, and near it originated and the monastery.
Return to Tbilisi. Old city, “Bridge of Peace” Park “Rike”
The fortress “Narikala”is a city fortress, something like the Kremlin or citadel. It is built high on a cliff at the end of Sololaki ridge and clearly visible from all central points in the city. There was nerver the main temples and places in this fortress.
A tour of the main street Rustaveli and Freedom Square.
Accommodation in 3 * hotel
Transfer to Tbilisi airport
Price includes: transfer airport-hotel-airport in Tbilisi;
Hotel in Tbilisi (with BB); (Asterion palace; Argo palace; Orion; Irmeni; Piazza Tbilisi)
1 overnight in Telavi guesthouse, (with BB)
travel by minivan along the route;
wine tasting with a snack (Tsinandali, Sighnaghi, Teliani Valley);
Dinner on the first day.