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‘Best of’ Armenia and Georgia Wine Tour 

Overview

For when one wine tour is not enough. Our distinguished 10-day Armenia and Georgia wine tour will explore the winemaking regions of these spectacular countries while giving you a flavour of local culture. If you want a wine tour offering a true full-bodied experience combining culture with exceptional wine tasting opportunities, then this is the tour for you.

  • City tours of Tbilisi and Yerevan

  • Exclusive wine tasting session at the Tsinandli Estate

  • Stopping at Armenia Wine, one of the most beautiful wineries in the world

  • Tour of the ARARAT brandy factory

  • Trip to Signagi ‘City of Love’

  • Visiting the Idyllic Dilijan Mountain Resort

  • Wine Tasting at Chateau Mukhrani

Itinerary

Yerevan

The capital of Armenia and its largest city, Yerevan has been occupied since the 8th century BC and is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world. Although the city is known for its Soviet architecture, it has a vibrant cultural identity which it expresses through classical artistry, musical fountains, unique museums and its founding landmark, Erebuni Fortress.

Day 1

Arrival in Yerevan

Welcome to Yerevan! Your driver will meet you at your scheduled arrival point (airport or railway station) before taking you to your hotel.

Day 2

Tour of the ‘ArArAt’ Brandy Factory

After a good night’s sleep breakfast will kick off your experience with a Yerevan city tour where you see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including Republic Square, the Mother Armenia Monument, the President’s Palace and more. You will also have the chance to visit the Genocide Memorial and Museum or the Cascade Complex of modern art.

  • Breakfast

  • Expert Guide

  • City Tour

  • Republic Square

  • Mother Armenia Monument

  • Genocide Memorial and Museum

  • Cascade Complex of modern art

  • ARARAT Brandy Factory tour

  • Food & Drink Experience

Day 3

Stop at Family-Owned Winery ‘Armenia Wine’

After a hotel breakfast, your driver will take you to the Armavir wine region, where you will visit your first winery of the day, ‘Karas Winery’. While here, you will get the chance to explore the vineyards on the estate before tasting an assortment of white, red and speciality wines.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Expert Guide

  • Karas Winery

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Voskevaz Winery

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Armenia Wine

  • Saghmosavank Monastery

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 4

Visit to Tushpa Wine Cellar in the Ararat Valley

The second part of your wine tour will kick off with a visit to Tushpa wine cellar located in the sublime Ararat Valley. After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will take you to the Tushpa estate where you will learn more about the history of the estate before trying a selection of red and white wines as well as a 5-year old Arnak Aremenian brandy.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Ararat Valley

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Tushpa wine cellar

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Khor Virap Monastery

  • Arpa Parnas winery

  • Trinity Canyon Vineyards

  • Noravank Monastery

  • ‘Old Bridge’ family boutique winery

Day 5

Visiting Dilijan Mountain Resort

After breakfast you will check out of your hotel. Your driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the beautiful region of Dilijan, known as the ‘Armenian Switzerland’. You will explore the beautiful mountains and lakes of Armenia starting with the Sevan, known to be one of the best freshwater lakes in Eurasia. Whilst there you will pay a visit to the Sevanavank Monastery which stands on a peninsula overlooking the lake.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Lake Sevan

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Sevanavank Monastery

  • Haghartsin Monastery

  • Ijevan wine and brandy factories

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Travel to

Tbilisi

Located on the banks of the Kura River, Tbilisi, is the capital and largest city of Georgia. The city was a point of contention between many empires due to its prominent position on the Silk Road and has been under Persian and Russian rule which has contributed to its ecclectic architectural style. Tbilisi is best known for its Orthodox cathedrals, sulphur baths, and the Narikala Fortress, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress that overlooks the city.

Day 6

City Tour of Tbilisi

After a spot of breakfast at your hotel, you will have a short city tour of Tbilisi’s old town, where you will get to ride the cable car to Narikala fortress, walk around Abanotubani district, and visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral (also known as Sameba). Your tour will finish at lunchtime and you can go and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants, head back to your hotel for a rest or go exploring by yourself. In the evening, you will have the option to visit one of our recommended wine bars.

  • Breakfast

  • Guided History Tour

  • City Tour

  • Cable car to Narikala fortress

  • Abanotubani district

  • Holy Trinity Cathedral

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 7

Wine Tasting at Chateau Mukhrani

After breakfast, your driver will take you to the Kartli region in Georgia where you will visit ‘Chateau Mukharani’ for a premium wine tasting experience.

  • Breakfast

  • Chateau Mukharani

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

  • 6th century Jvari Monastery

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Travel to

Kvareli

A town situated in the Alazani Valley in North-East Georgia, Kvareli, is the centre of the Kakheti wine-producing region. Aside from its idyllic vineyards, the town is also known for being the birthplace of Georgian author Ilia Chavchavadze; whose fortified house is preserved as a local museum.

Day 8

Trip to the Old City of Signagi

After a hotel breakfast, you will drive to the Kakheti region in eastern Georgia, known exclusively its fantastic vineyards and wineries. You will first stop at the old city of Signagi, (known as the city of Love) where you will see the splendour of Georgian architecture from stone paved streets to old-Georgian style balconies, while overlooking magnificent Alazani Valley.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

  • Expert Guide

  • City tour of Signagi

  • Alazani Valley

  • Pheasant’s Tears Winery

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Khareba Winery

  • Tour of an underground tunnel

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

Day 9

Visiting the Tsinandali Estate

The final day of your wine tasting experience in Georgia! Your day will start with breakfast in the hotel before driving to the ‘Dakishvili Vineyard’ in Telavi. This small, family-owned winery has its own unique microclimate that is perfect for making premium qvevri wines. Here, you will get a tour of the estate before having the chance to try some of these premium vintages.

  • Breakfast

  • Dakishvili Vineyard

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Schuchmann Wines

  • Tsinandli Estate

  • Prince Alexander Chavadze Summer Palace Museum

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 10

Departure from Tbilisi

After breakfast and checking out of your hotel, your driver will meet you and take you to your scheduled point of departure (airport or railway station)

  • Breakfast

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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