+18
Age
MAY – OCTOBER
Dates
3Days/2Nights
Duration
7/10
Physicality

Tour Highlights:

Weekend Getaway to Kakheti, Lopota Lake Resort & Spa, Wine tasting, Masterclasses, Folk Show, Ikalto, Telavi, Alaverdi, Gurjaani.

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This tour starts and ends in Tbilisi! With the POOL AND WINE GETAWAY Tour, you have a 3 day tour package taking you to the Georgian homeland of wine – Kakheti region, visiting 5 destinations on the way. POOL AND WINE GETAWAY Tour is a middle-sized group tour (up to 24 persons), but you are welcome to inquire special deal, in case your party is bigger.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pick up (& Drop off) from your address in Tbilisi
INCLUDED
Lopota Lake Resort & Spa (2 nights)
Breakfasts at the hotel (days 2 & 3)
Wine tasting, Masterclasses, Dinner and Folk show (day 3)
Full transportation on comfortable A/C vehicles
Plain water on bus (one 0,5lt bottle per person a day)
English-speaking guide service
All local taxes and handling fees.
NOT INCLUDED
Air-tickets (To/From Tbilisi)
Any visas
Accommodation in Tbilisi
Any meals except 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner (as per itinerary)
Medical/travel insurance
Personal expenses (telephone, mini-bar, laundry, etc.)
Alcoholic drinks (where not specified otherwise in the itinerary)
Additional tours and transfers not included in the itinerary.

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Pick up from indicated hotel in Tbilisi – Transfer to Kakheti region, Lopota Lake.

Kakheti is synonymous with wine. There are hundreds of different grapes grown here, and every village has its own particular variety.

Visit to Ikalto Academy (100 km from Tbilisi) – In 11th-13th centuries it was a high school and the academy. Ikalto monastery was known as one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of Georgia, which is asserted by the ruins of some civil building preserved at the site of the monastery.

On the way to Lopota Lake, stop for photography and enjoying landscapes.

Arrival in Lopota Lake Resort & Spa, Check in at the hotel(35 km from Ikalto); Free time for leisure; Overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel, free day for leisure. Hotel offers indoor & outdoor swimming pools.

Hotel Amenities: Indoor & Outdoor swimming pools; Fitness center; Spa & Wellness: Yoga classes; Forest spa; Detox; Russian sauna; Kid’s club; Wine cellar; Outdoor cinema; Karaoke; Quad bikes; Bicycle rental; Boat rental; Lounge bar; Pool bar; Kakhetian corner.

Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Proceed to Telavi (23 km from Lopota), which is the main city of Kakheti region. Tour around Telavi and visit to Tsinandali-village that is a source of famous white wine.

Visit to Alaverdi Cathedral (VI c). The cathedral was originally founded as a monastery in the 6th century. This 50 m tall building is one of the biggest structures of its time.

Proceed to Gurjaani (60 km from Alaverdi) 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 very interesting process; you will also see how traditional Georgian bread is baked and how Churchkhela is made. 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 various assortment of delicious Georgian dishes, your host family dressed in national clothing – Chokha, will make sure to provide you with loads of moments to remember.

Return to Tbilisi (115 km from Gurjaani); Drop off at indicated hotel.

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