Week-end to Kakheti Region
Start this day with excursion of David Gareji monastery complex founded by Syrian Holy Father David in 6th century. Among 13 monasteries spread in this area you will visit Lavra and Udabno. Then continue to the picturesque and the most fertile region of Georgia - Kakheti, which borders the Great Caucasus range from the north and Azerbaijan from the South. This historical valley is known as a rich viticulture part of Georgia, were concentrations of grape seeds has been known from 5th millennium BC. Exploring Kakheti province you will visit the most important architectural complexes, monuments and have a taste of variety of traditional dishes and famous wines.
Day 1 - Drive via David Gareja monastery to Telavi. Hike to Udabno (-/L/D)
Day 2 - Sightseeing around Telavi. Drive back to Tbilisi (B/L/-)
David Gareja Monastery complex 6th century with 9-14th century frescos;
Kvelatsminda church of 8th century
Telavi – historical city in Kakheti province;
Alaverdi Cathedral - an elegant church of 11th century with fragments of frescos from 11th up to 17th centuries.
Old Shuamta Monastery dated from 7th - 9th cc.
Tsinandali estate founded by famous public figure and poet Alexander Chavchavadze in19th century.
Gremi architectural complex 16-17th centuries with frescos;
Transportation – coach/on foot
Meals - as listed in the detailed itinerary. B - Breakfast, L- Lunch/Picnic, D - Dinner.
All the meals in Telavi will be prepared by local hosts with organic products;
Lunch boxes will be prepared for David Gareji trip;
Explore Leader: English/French/German/Italian speaking
Telavi (1 night) /guesthouse with warm atmosphere. Comfortable rooms with shared bathrooms and lavatories.
Beverages and items not on the menus.