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The Cradles of Wine Tour to Armenia & Georgia – AG300

  • May 5 - May 12, 2019

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8 Day / 7 Night Wine Tour of Armenia & Georgia – The Cradles of Wine

NOTE: This tour is currently sold out. In fact, it sold out so quickly after announcing it, that we are considering launching a second, duplicate tour and itinerary at a different time. Click here to request to be added to our wait list for this tour/duplicate tour at a later time, or to request a custom package at a different time. 

Book early and save $150/pp. No discount code needed - price is already reflected above. Limited time offer.

Book early and save $150/pp. No discount code needed – price is already reflected above. Early booking offer expires November 5, 2018.

Armenia and the Republic of Georgia are often referred to as the Cradles of Wine Making, and with good reason, archeologists have found some of the world’s oldest wine artifacts (some 6000-8000 years old) in the Caucasus mountains. Georgia, in particular was called the ‘Cradle of Wine Civilization’ by none other than Hugh Johnson and the EU acknowledge the slogan “Cradle of Wine” for Georgia’s exclusive use. Both Armenia and Georgia have a similar modern history as well, as both were under Soviet rule, and, more recently, have been experiencing a new renaissance in wine making.

If you’ve been to Croatia or Puglia or Sicily, then you’ll feel at home here. They’re beautiful countries with lush landscapes and warm, welcoming people.

Your tour will start in Yerevan, Armenia, also called ‘Pink City’ because of the many buildings with a pink hue. Under Soviet occupation, Armenia was limited primarily to brandy production so in addition to visiting some of the surrounding newer and traditional wineries, we’ll also visit a brandy producer. We’ll also have a chance to visit the beautiful Lake Sevan, often referred to as ‘Little Switzerland.’

After 3 days exploring this area of Armenia, we’ll cross over to Tblisi, Georgia. We’ll start of with a tour of the “old town” including a visit to Chardin Street with its wine bars. We’ll then head to the Kakheti region for winery visits and an overnight stay in Signagi and then a stay Telavi for more winery visits including a traditional wine monastery. Our tour returns to and concludes in Tblisi, where upon your return home we hope you’ll have fond memories of what could be arguably one of the best wine travel experiences of a lifetime.

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Where you’ll be staying on this Cradles of Wine tour

Wine Tour Highlights:

  • Private small group tour of 4-10 people
  • 3 nights in Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2 nights in Tbilisi
  • 1 night in Signagi
  • 1 night in Telavi
  • Breakfast daily
 and lunch or dinner as indicated
  • Private Wine Tastings & Day Excursions
  • Sightseeing & activities (city tours, entrance to museums, etc)
  • Our expert guide (same guide throughout the tour)

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Wine Lovers Tours Recently Won a Travel Weekly Magellan Award - Tour Operator Overall Category
Wine Lovers Tours recently received the prestigious Magellan Award from Travel Weekly Magazine (Tour Operator – Overall Category). And was also featured in was featured in  Fox Travel’s “5 Best Theme Cruises for All Types” 

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The Bordeaux tours this past May were the best ever: best wine, best food, best company and best visits. Thank you for this experience.

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Itinerary: Armenia & Georgia 2019

Itinerary subject to change. Download the full itinerary here (PDF).

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Sunday, May 5: Yerevan

Arrival at Zvartnots Intl. Airport
Transfer to hotel Yerevan

Monday, May 6: Yerevan

Yerevan city tour with visits to
Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin (4th century)
the ruins of Zvartnots Temple (7th century)
Visit to a brandy factory

Tuesday, May 7: Yerevan

Visit Ararat Valley and the Khor Virap Monastery
Winery visit in Areni villagethen and Noravank Monastery in Vayots Dzor regionn

Wednesday, May 8: Yerevan > Tbilisi

Check out of our hotel
Visit Lake Sevan, referred to as ‘Little Switzerland.’ Lunch nearby of Armenian cuisine
Tour & Tasting at Ijevan Winery for tour & tasting
Cross border into Georgia at Sadakhlo toward Tbilisi
“Old Tbilisi” city tour including Chardin Street with its wine bars

Thursday, May 9: Tbilisi > Signagi

City tour of Mtskheta, Georgia’s oldest capital
Arrive in Kakheti region/Signagi for city tour
Dinner & tasting at Pheasant’s Tears Winery

Friday, May 10: Signagi > Telavi

Signagi Museum and the Marjanishvili Museum museums
Tasting and dinner at Kvareli-Tunnel Winery where you’ll also be able to participate in traditional bread making

Saturday, May 11: Telavi > Tbilisi

Tour and tasting at the Eliani Valley Winery.
Tasting at Vinoteraa
Visit Alchavchavadze with its garden and old wine cellar
Return to Telavi for lunch and wine tasting at Alaverdi Monastery
Overnight in Tbilisi for next day departure

Sunday, May 12: Tbilisi

Check out of hotel
Transfer to Tbilisi Intl. Airport

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Tour Start Date

May 5, 2019

Single Person Fee

225