The guide meets you at Kutaisi hotel and you head to Racha Region. The narrow curved road goes along Tskaltsitela river valley. In order to reach Shaori lake, we cover 77 km in one and half hour. This picturesque artificial Reservoir is located at the altitude of 1132 m. and is surrounded by the mountains and woods. Make a photo stop, enjoy the views, and continue to Nikortsminda Cathedral.
Nikortsminda Cathedral is an Orthodox Christian church built in 1010-1014 and prominent for its stone carving decorations on the facades. The Cathedral is in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Continue the tour to Terjola, upper Imereti, and visit Navenakhevi Cave. This is a small karst cave, 250 meters long in total and is unique for its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
From Navenakhevi, continue to Doctor’s wine cellar – Kote Kavtaradze is the winemaker, producing full flavor, low alcohol Imeretian wines. All is done in the family vineyard, without chemistry tricks. We are served dinner and wine-tasting here.
In the evening arrive in Kutaisi.