Day 10: Tbilisi- Shuamta nunnery-Local wineries-Telavi (140 km)

Today we will have the best opportunity to pay tribute to the ancient traditions of one of the world’s first wine-makers as we visit  East Georgia’s Kakheti region famous for its fertile valleys, endless lines of vineyards, ancient monasteries, castles and delicious cuisine.

In the morning we drive to visit the administrative centre of Kakheti-Telavi. Our first place of interest are the New and Old Shuamta nunneries hidden away in deciduous forests. Then we continue to Duke Alexander Chavchavadze’s estate which was an intellectual centre for European and Russian poets, writers and painters in the 19th century.

After lunch we drive to a local winery where we will visit its wine museum and where local wine-makers will give us an interesting insight about the role and importance of wine in Georgia. After wine-tasting we drive to Telavi and overnight there.

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