Visit UNESCO sites, explore a bronze age cave town with epic views of the valley, and explore wines of a less famous wine region (Shida Kartli) with grapes you won’t find in other parts of Georgia. Help make lunch at a family home, and taste their wines. Also bookable as a private tour / out of season.
The above summary relates to weekly scheduled tours. For private tour bookings, this itinerary can run on any date year round, alternative start time, pickup location, under 18s (with guardian), groups larger than 7 etc. Select private or custom tour below. Prices may vary.
The initial listed price based on 1 adult traveling in a group of 2 to 4 people on a scheduled tour. Groups of 5 or more adults receive discounts, even when not booked as a group. If you booked at full price and your tour ends up with 5 or more people after you booked, we will inform you and refund you any owed savings on the day of the tour. Prices vary for private and custom tours as well as any extras you may book.
Important: Wine tasting servings are big. No budget sip and go tastings with our company. Monitor your own drinking and enjoy a fun wine day!
From Tbilisi to Kartli (Uplistikhe & Mtskheta) and back.
Taste Georgia’s 8,000 Year Wine History Surrounded By Vines & Mountains In The Kakheti Wine Region.
Visit the birthplace of Christianity in Georgia (a shrine to the conversion of the king in the 4th century).
Discover Georgia’s turbulent history of thousands of years of invasions and occupations. Take in the views of the valley, and also visit the museum (optional).
Step right into the home of a micro-producing family winery in the Ateni microzone. Taste 5 small batch wines + liqueur, hosted by the winemaker. Nibble on local cheese and homemade snacks.
Learn about how it was the seat of power before Tbilisi was founded. Walk the old cobbled streets and visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta (UNESCO). Take a brief look at the craft and souvenirs market (optional).
Mainly no. The only reason for major changes to the tour based on weather would be during winter if the mountain pass is blocked/dangerous due to snow or ice. In which case the tour can still operate but the driver would have to take the longer route, which will add ~2 hours of driving to the route. Normally in this case though we would suggest an alternative itinerary with some different stops, instead of a longer drive.
The only currency accepted by vendors for buying wine/gifts etc. to take home, is the national currency GEL. You can get this from any ATM and your driver will be happy to stop at one.
Purchase of our tours is normally in GEL based on the current exchange rate for the USD pricing of the tours. We’ll advise you of the exchange rate by email shortly before the tour date.
The initial standard price listed on our tour webpages is based on 1 adult traveling in a group of 2 to 4 people on a scheduled tour. Groups of 5 or more adults receive discounts. If you booked at full price and your tour ends up with 5 or more people after you booked, we will refund you any owed savings. This is done on the morning of the tour to ensure we know the exact number of people who actually took the tour, and can account for last minute sign ups and no-shows when calculating the final price.
The final discount will vary depending on the exact number of guests in the vehicle. We always honor discounts and will normally contact you about the expected final price the day before your tour, if it has changed since you initial booking.
Prices vary for private and custom tours (we’ll give you an exact quote based on what you want to book) as well as any extras you may book in addition to the scheduled tours.
Information on cancellation and refund policy is here: https://eatthistours.com/terms-conditions-of-service/