Food & Wine Tour In Georgia
7 days / 6 nights
Tour Highlights - Wine Tour in Georgia
Taste wine only at best local wineries in Georgia which have gold and silver medals from International Expos such as Mundus Vini, Decanter, etc.
Explore the stunning capital of Georgia – Tbilisi, so colorful and cosmopolitan
Culinary adventures in Georgia
Experience the uncommon Caucasian hospitality at its best meeting the friendly locals; cook with them and sample delicious and authentic local cuisine, one of the oldest in the world
Private Tour Price (4* hotels)
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- Single Supplement is the additional amount applied to the cost of the trip to those who are travelling solo and do not wish to share.
- Other hotels are available as 3 or 5 star hotels
Accommodation at hotel in DBL/Twin rooms at 4* hotels (6 nights)
Transportation with a comfortable cars/minibuses with AC
English speaking guide
Breakfast at the hotel
Entrance fees to all visited places
All wine tastings mentioned in the itinerary
All Cooking master classes mentioned
Half board meal plan – 5 Lunches
Visa to Georgia (if required)
Single room supplement
Bank transfer fees
For private tours, you will benefit from more flexibility and advantages included:
- Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.
- We can customize an itinerary to meet your specific interests/ wishes, that is, you can choose your favored hotels, sightseeing spots, the tour length, means of transportation, budget, etc, free of charge.
- Start the tour on any date you want.
- Escort you through the whole tour. All private transfers during the tour are offered, including airport/train station transfer, hotel-attractions round trip transfer.
- The sightseeing during the tour could be based on your own timetable and pace. Flexible to change at your short notice.
- Ideal for people who need considerate care and assistance, such as elderly, the disabled, families with small children
Upon arrival in Tbilisi, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own.
Overnight in Tbilisi (no meals)
Breakfast at the hotel, then we start our Tbilisi tour, one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in the Caucasus.
We visit Metekhi Church (13th c.) of the Virgin located on a picturesque cliff opposite Abanotubani (“district of bath”), the oldest part of Tbilisi built in the 17th-18th centuries functioning to this day. Next to the baths we see Georgian Orthodox and Armenian churches, and a Jewish synagogue and a Turkish mosque side by side, reflecting Tbilisi’s acceptance and tolerance of different religions. We also visit Sameba Cathedral, the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world.
We visit one of the most famous city landmarks – the Bridge of Peace designed by a well-known Italian architect. From here the cable-car will take you to Narikala fortress (4th century) – the symbol of Tbilisi located on top of a hill with the most breathtaking view of the city. Here we visit St. Nikolas Church furnished with frescoed portraits of martyrs and scenes from the Bible.
Later we visit Sioni Church, leading to the bank of the Mtkvari River. Here you discover Shardeni Street with its fashionable cozy cafes and art galleries. Walking we will come across the Anchiskhati church, the oldest church in Tbilisi keeping the miraculous icon of Jesus Christ. Continue to Rustaveli Avenue, where attractions such as the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Parliament, Rustaveli Theatre, different art galleries and cafes will draw your attention and provide a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Here you will find buildings of Baroque, Moorish, classical and even Stalinist architectural styles, built in the different periods of 19th and 20th centuries.
Afterwards we will have wine tasting and lunch. Later walking on the main avenue – visit the national museum of Tbilisi on Rustaveli Avenue.
Overnight in Tbilisi (B/L)
After breakfast we will drive to Kakheti, the main wine region of Georgia. The region is known not only for winemaking but for its history as well.
Our first stop is going to be at Alaverdi Monastery. We will visit Alaverdi Cathedral which was built in the 11th century and at 155 feet (55 m) is the 2nd tallest religious building in Georgia. Near the Cathedral the guests may try Georgian delicious made from matsoni (local yogurt).
During the day we will also visit Nekresi Monastery (4th century, AD) with fascinating views of Alazani Valley and Gremi complex, consisting of 16th century domed church, tower and king chamber. Lunch during the day with churchkhela making workshop.
By the evening we will visit Tsinandali Museum – the summer residence of the noble Georgian family – Chavchavadze. The founder of this beautiful European style palace and gardens was the father of the Georgian romanticism – Alexander Chavchavadze (possible to do next day morning).
Overnight in Telavi or nearest town (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to the cozy Sighnaghi, a small, fortified town on the slopes of the Alazani Valley. Each of the banks of the Alazani River has a different climate and is further subdivided into dozens of smaller territories.
Here we will have wine tasting 3 types of wine, with Georgia homemade vodka – Chacha. In Sighnaghi we will also have a lunch.
After that we will have lunch and drive to Tbilisi. On the road we will have a stop in Badiauri, to taste local bread and cheese with local family.
Overnight in Tbilisi (B/L)
After breakfast drive to visit the old capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, which is UNESCO site with its two beautiful churches Jvari and Svetitskhoveli.
We will visit village Chardakhi to taste wines of the local wine maker Yago Bitarishvili who is fully dedicated to organic viticulture and wine-making. Here you will have wine tasting and lunch.
Drive to Kutaisi-the second biggest city in Georgia. Visit Gelati Cathedral (UNESCO site), a masterpiece of the medieval Georgian architecture (12th century) with its wonderful mosaics and frescoes adorning the walls of all its churches. Later tour another UNESCO monastery – Bagrati Cathedral (11th century).
Overnight in Kutaisi (B-/L-)
Drive to Uplistsikhe, rock-hewn town along the Silk Road. Built on a high rocky left bank of Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the 2nd ML BC to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures. Wine tasting at a winery in a breathtaking setting with old vineyard terraces and gardens.
Afterwards we drive to Chateau Mukhrani , which is based on the historical tradition of wine-making in Mukhrani region. This is the first and the only true Georgian Royal Chateau, which unites four key components: vineyards, winery, castle and history. In 1512 Mukhrani became the prince’s estate, governed by Bagratuni royal family. Their wines were supplied to the Emperor of Russia, and to this day they are considered among Georgia’s finest. Here we will have a tour of the whole complex , which will end with wine degustation. Drive back to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi (B/L)
Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. Departure.