Route: Tbilisi - Gombori - Old Shuamta - New shuamta - Telavi Wine Factory - Tsinandali museum - Grammy castle - Kvareli tunnel - Tbilisi.
Tour Type: Cultural - cognitive
Tour Duration: 1 day
A detailed description of the tour:
Direction: Tbilisi - Gombori - Old Shuamta - New shuamta - Telavi Wine Factory - Tsinandali museum - Grammy castle - Kvarelis tunnel - Tbilisi.
Places to see:
Gombori - is a mountain range in the Georgian section of Greater Caucasus mountains. It is located in the province of Kakheti, eastern Georgia, and stretches to the distance of 107 km, with the highest mountain being at 1.991 m above sea level.
Shuamta Monastic Complex (Old and New Shuamta monasteries) - are the most important and most beautiful architectural monuments of Kakheti :
Old Shuamta - is a complex of several ancient churches.The small church is dated from the 5th century, the other two – bigger and smaller domical churches – the 7th century.
New Shuamta Monastery - was built in the 16th century by Tinatin Gurieli. It was built of brick; the inner walls were decorated with paintings and some of the portraits of the founders have been preserved.The complex includes also a bell-tower and some minor buildings.
Telavi Wine Factory - winery with different tipes of wine.
Tsinandali museum - the museum is located in the palace of the well-known Georgian poet, where one can see objects representing both the poet's life and creative work were at the end will be held wine testing.
Gremi - the complex is what has survived from the once flourishing town of Gremi and is located east of the present-day village of the same name.
Kvareli tunnel - the tunnel was originally built by the military towards the end of the 1950s. Where you will taste different types of wine, and have activities of making Churhkhela, Chacha degustation and bread making.