Culinary Tour in Georgia
6 Days and 5 Nights
Metekhi Church (12 – 13th centuries), Sioni Cathedral (7 th – 19 – c), Narikala Fortress (4th c), Anchishati basilica (6th – 18th centuries), Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century), Jvari Monastery (6th century), Ananuri castle complex (17th century), Gergeti Holy Trinity Church (14th century), Alaverdi Monastery (11th century).
Asian cuisine is substantially different from European cuisine, just as European cuisine is different from Georgian cuisine. This wonderful taste in this small country with beautiful nature in also in the cradle of wine. And delicious wine is unimaginable without delicious dishes. So, we invite you to culinary tour in Georgia to get to know Georgian cuisine, where you will not only learn about the dishes, but also acquaint yourselves with the country.
|Choose the group size||1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Price||Budget Travel, Luxury Travel|
Day 1. Arrival in Tbilisi
Arrival in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner at restaurant “Funicular”. Hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 2. Tbilisi
Tbilisi sightseeing tour – the Old Town and the New City. We begin our tour at the compact area of Old Tbilisi. Starting at the church of Metekhi, we walk to the brick domes of sulfur baths and then on to Narikala fortress – overlooking Mtkvari river gorge. After that we visit the synagogue, and the Sioni and Anchiskhati churches, which mark the end of the Old Town. After cooking masterclasses (khachapuri), walking along Rustaveli Avenue – the main street in Tbilisi and visit the treasury of the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts. Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, the third biggest Orthodox Church in the world. Dinner in the local restaurant, tasting Georgian dishes and wine. Spend the night in Tbilisi.
Day 3. Mtskheta, Shato Mukhrani, Iago’s winery
In the morning we go to Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia (3000 years old). We will visit the monastery Djvari (4-6 century), Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century). Later we continue our winery tour and wine tasting at Chateau Mukhrani, founded in 1878 by the Prince of Mukhrani, heir of the royal family of Georgia. We will visit Ivan Mukhranbatoni’s palace, a forest – park stable and look at the vineyards and visit the ultra-modern winery. Hear you have cooking masterclasses in khinkali making. Today we will be visiting Iago’s winery in the central region of Kartli, village Chardakhi, where you will be able to taste this vintner’s superb rare wines and have a lunch. Before dinner we will enjoy natural wines at Vino Underground wine bar where wine-makers will be pleased to introduce their wines & share own stories about wine making. Dinner at the restaurant.
Day 4. Ananuri, Kazbegi, Tbilisi
After breakfast we drive north towards the Northern Caucasus along the well-known Georgian Military Road. On the way we visit Ananuri – a 17th century complex. An exciting drive from Gudauri along the Terek River will take us to Kazbegi – the main town in the region. Lunch at Kazbegi. From Kazbegi, drive with 4 WD vehicles to Gergeti Trinity church located at 2170m. In good weather you can see one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – the mountain Kazbegi (5047m). You may take pictures and enjoy beautiful landscape. We go back to Tbilisi. Dinner at a local restaurant. Spend the night in Tbilisi.
Day 5. Kakheti region
Enjoy your visit to monasteries with the centuries-long history of winemaking such Ikalto Monastery (6th century), Alaverdi Monastery with wine cellar founded in 11th century and large vineyard library with more than 100 grape varieties that grows in Georgia, and Nekresi Monastery Complex (4-6th centuries). Afterwards, a visit to Khareba Winery or Shumi Winery, where you can to participate in harvest and wine production, have masterclass in Mtsvadi, Georgian brad and Churchkhela making, taste Kakhetian cuisine and delicious local wines. In the evening return to Tbilisi.