Private Tour to Racha from Tbilisi with Medieval Churches, Wine Tasting & Lunch

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Private full day tour to Racha includes visiting one of the most distinguished regions of Georgia known with its great wine, diverse nature and hospitable people. Tour includes visiting Shaori Reservoir covered with mixed deciduous trees beautiful at all seasons of the year, Nikortsminda Cathedral with rich ornaments built in the 11th century, Qvabtkari - the waterfall of love believed to help people get married soon, Barakoni Church which is one of the last monuments in the tradition of medieval Georgian architecture built in the 18th century and mountain spa and health resort of Utsera. Tour includes visiting local family for a lunch to taste Khvanchkara that is one of the best wines in the world and try delicious meals from the cuisine of Racha. Tour also includes visiting towns Ambrolauri and Oni and Nakerala Pass, known with its beautiful forest. Private tour to Racha is appropriate for people who love nature, historical sites and unique wine. Total drive 595 km (370 miles).

Itinerary Details

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Shaori Reservoir is covered with mixed deciduous trees beautiful in all seasons of the year. However in autumn and spring it is a spectacular sight with various colours of the trees reflected in the lake. Shaori is known for its healing properties with cold winters and cool summers (1100-1200 metres above sea level).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nikortsminda Cathedral

Nikortsminda Cathedral was built in 1010–1014 during the reign of Bagrat III of Georgia and was repaired in 1534 by the King Bagrat III of Imereti. Three-storied bell-tower next to the cathedral was built in the 19th century. It is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nikortsminda has the Georgian cross-dome style of architecture with a massive dome and twelve windows decorated with ornamented architraves. Interior is decorated with frescoes from the 17th century and the rich ornaments, reflecting the mastery of the late-Medieval Georgian ecclesiastic art.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Qvabtkari - the waterfall of love. If you enter the cave, you will get married soon (legend).

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tsesi

Barakoni Church of the Mother of God was built in 1753 by architect Avtandil Shulavreli by the local lord (eristavi) Rostom of Racha (1750-1769), commemorated in the inscription of the eastern façade. It is a domed cruciform church and one of the last important monuments of medieval Georgian architecture. The church was built of neatly trimmed stable stand stones and adorned with rich ornamentation. The church was closed under the Bolshevik rule. It suffered further damage during the earthquake in the 1991, but was quickly repaired.

Duration: 30 minutes

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You will explore balneological and mountain climatic resort Utsera covered with mixed forests at an altitude of 1150 m.

Duration: 30 minutes
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