Tbilisi Wine And Culinary Tour

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Taste delicious and rich Georgian cuisine along with famous local red and white wines. The itinerary is specially tailored for lovers of food and wine in numerous wineries and family wine cellars, you will have the chance to participate in cooking master class and enjoy breathtaking landscapes of our marvellous country. You will be accompanied by professional local guide and comfortable vehicle with driver. Accommodation in comfortable 3* hotels and guesthouses, half board (breakfast and dinner included, complimentary lunch on the first day).

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  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Discover the delicious scope of Georgian food and wine on a private 7-day tour across Georgia in a climate-controlled minivan, accompanied by a local guide. Begin in Tbilisi, Georgia’s atmospheric capital city, and explore the Sarajishvili brandy factory. Savor local cuisine at Chateau Mukhrani, a restaurant with its own vineyard, and taste their wines. Following lunch, learn how to cook Georgian delicacies at a culinary masterclass.

The following day, leave Tbilisi for the Kakheti region in eastern Georgia, which is known for its wines. Stop in Telavi and explore the Alexander Chavchavadze Estate Museum, the Alaverdi Monastery, and the Gremi Monastery. Taste the wines at the Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli, a rustic vineyard and museum, before feasting on lunch at Ikano Winery with another wine tasting. After lunch, visit the Khareba Winery, located in a former bomb shelter, and have a special tasting in an underground tunnel.

On the third day, savor churchkhela, a traditional Georgian sweet from grape juice, and partake in a wine tasting at Teliani Valley Winery. Enhance your regional cooking skills with a masterclass at Shumi Winery and then continue on to the red-roofed town of Signaghi, in the heart of the wine region. Experience the interpretive modern cuisine of Pheasant’s Tears Winery with their rich wine selection. In the afternoon, sample local bread and cheese before returning to Tbilisi in the evening. Tuck in for a traditional Georgian feast at Barbarestan, a home-style restaurant with seasonal ingredients in a stylish district of the city.

The following day, drive west to the town of Kutaisi for a tasting in a family wine cellar. Visit the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe and Stalin's museum before partaking in an afternoon wine tasting. Explore the striking medieval Gelati Monastery. Spend the night in Kutaisi.

Continue on to the Racha region of northern Georgia. Experience this region’s wine first at the Bugeuli Winery and later at a family wine cellar near Ambrolauri. Between those two tastings, discover the Barakoni Monastery, tucked between wild green mountains. Stay overnight in the historic town of Oni.

In the morning, continue on to marvelous Shaori Lake, a clear body of water high in the mountains. Admire the 11th-century Nikortsminda Cathedral and the Prometheus Caves before returning to Kutaisi for a city tour.

On your final day, return to Tbilisi by the scenic upper Imereti Road and discover the Katshki Pillar, a natural limestone formation with a church perched on top. Stop in Mtskheta, Georgia’s ancient capital, and view Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the second-largest church in the country. See the 6th-century Jvari Monastery on a cliff’s edge. Upon returning to Tbilisi, celebrate with a gala dinner and a national folk show.

At the end of your tour, you will have a deeper understanding of Georgian cuisine and wine.

Inclusions for Tbilisi Wine And Culinary Tour

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions for Tbilisi Wine And Culinary Tour

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This wine and culinary tour offers unforgettable experience of local food and wine, amazing landscapes and all tourist sights along the way

A maximum of 6 people per booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • If you want to learn about Georgia, its people, wine, food, history, culture, and make new friends along the way, this tour is for you!

    My daughter and I were fortunate to have the time to take this tour a few weeks ago in September, and to discover this beautiful Caucasian Country that not too many Americans get to visit. After seven days on this private tour, we got to know many interesting Georgians, and learned so much about their love for wine and wine making, their cuisine, heritage and politics. I have to say that before our arrival, I was a little worried about our safety - two American women traveling alone around the Country! But we were pleasantly surprised as how safe Georgia is! No corruption, no pick pocketing, no crime and they love their tourists! In all the time that we were there, we never once felt unsafe.

    The organizer, Tsotne, who took us around the beautiful city of Tbilisi and to a brandy factory on the first day of our visit and his colleague, Vaska, who was our main guide for the rest of the trip were extremely attentive, nice, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! Not to mention that they both have a very good taste in food which made our dining experiences even more memorable.

    Just like its mentioned in the itinerary, we toured several small to large scale wineries around the Country and got to taste a variety of Georgian wines and spirits made from locally grown grapes. Visited many historic churches, old monasteries, quaint towns, ancient ruins, while passing through beautiful landscape, lakes, villages and the Caucasus mountains. Walked through the amazing Prometheus Caves with breathtaking views of stalactites and stalagmites the boat ride in the underground river costs extra and not available when the river floods, wear old shoes as the place is very muddy. Since there were only two of us, we traveled in a nice air-conditioned Prius. The weather was hot, but not unbearable which made it easy to climb stairs/hills to visit some of the sites.

    Before our arrival to Georgia, we made a few changes and Tsotne was extremely accommodating to our needs. For starters, we had asked to stay in Tbilisi one day before starting the tour as we knew arriving in Tbilisi at 3 am and flying from California we needed time to rest and to adjust to the time difference. The driver, Yuri, also a very nice young man, picked us up at the airport on time and made sure that we were well taken care of at the hotel until the next day when the actual tour started. They also allowed us to stay in the hotels of our own choosing in Tbilisi with price adjustment we chose our own hotels so that we could be close to the places we wanted to go on our first day of arrival and the last day before leaving Tbilisi.

    After the tour was over, we stayed one additional day in Tblisi before leaving for Armenia which we also loved by the way!, and we went to the sulfur baths that Tsotne had recommended and booked for us, which was a very fun experience. Vaska also gave us a whole list of things we could do and gave us his cell phone number and told us to call him for any reason at all while in Tblisi - especially, if we got lost or needed any help. Thank you, Vasca! That was super nice of you!

    In summary, this was a trip that we thoroughly enjoyed and learned so much in the process. The guides were extremely gracious, knowledgeable and made sure that we were having fun. They introduced us to a variety of wine and wineries, cuisine, people and places in such a short time. Well definitely go back and take friends and families and when we do well definitely contact Tsotne and Vaska. So thank you Tsotne and Vaska for all your efforts, laughs and the fun memories!

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