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7 Days Culinary Holiday and Cultural Tour in Georgia

Culinary Vacations in Georgia

Enjoy a unique and tantalizing holiday and plunge headlong into the fragrant and spicy Georgian culture, stuffed with glorious historical background and walnuts, and decorated by pomegranate and sun. As you will notice when you step foot in this amazing country, an invitation for a meal is never far away. Before long, you will be toasting with your hosts, dancing around, and being fed copious amounts of wine and spirits.

Highlights

  • Taste Kakhetian wines
  • Join a cooking master class
  • Taste mineral water from the source
  • Enjoy tours of beautiful Georgian cities
  • Participate in the making of churchkhela and Mtsvadi
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Try delicious Georgian cuisine
  • 6 nights accommodation

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Russian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 24

Airport transfer included: Tbilisi International Airport

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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will spend six nights in Tbilisi and you can choose between three and four-star hotels.

Schuchmann Travel Food and Wine Tour in Georgia Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi

  • Arrive in Tbilisi
  • Transfer from Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) to your accommodation
  • Time to rest
  • Dinner in the Schuchmann Wine Bar with Georgian cuisine, wine, and live music
  • Light evening tour of Tbilisi
  • Visit Ancient Tiflis, the capital of Georgia, on the banks of the Kura River
  • Spend the night in Tbilisi

Day 2: Tbilisi - Mtskheta

  • Departure from the hotel towards Schuchmann Wine Bar
  • Join a master class with the chef and learn how to prepare khachapuri and pkhali
  • You will be able to taste excellent wines
  • After the preparation of the dishes, you will go on an excursion to the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta
  • Visit the Jvari monastery, the temple of Svetitskhoveli, and the Monastery Samtavro
  • Go back to Tbilisi
  • Spend the night in Tbilisi

Day 3: Free day

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free time
  • Spend the night in Tbilisi

Day 4: Borjomi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Borjomi
  • Walk through the park and taste mineral water from the source
  • Departure to Rabat Fortress
  • Back to the hotel
  • Spend the night in Tbilisi

Day 5: Kakheti - Sighnaghi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure to Kakheti, the wine region
  • Sightseeing tour in Sighnaghi, the city of love
  • Visit points of the Sighnaghi center with views of Alazani Valley
  • Visit the Museum of the artist N. Pirosmani, the female monastery in Bodbe, and the burial place of St. Nino Equal to the Apostles
  • Taste of the Kakhetian wine and participate in the preparation of churchkhela and mtsvadi on coals
  • Return to Tbilisi
  • Spend the night in Tbilisi

Day 6: Tbilisi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Sightseeing tour of Tbilisi
  • Visit Saint Trinity and the Narikala Fortress
  • Walk through the old town and visit the square, Maidan Street, and Sharden, where you can see the art workshops and folk craft shops
  • Spend the night in Tbilisi

Day 7: Departure

  • Free time
  • Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) for your departure flight

Included excursions

  • Excursion to the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta
  • Sightseeing tour of Sighnaghi
  • Sightseeing tour of Tbilisi
  • Trip to the Rabat Fortress
  • Visit Ancient Tiflis, the capital of Georgia
  • Visit Borjomi and its park
  • Visit Kakheti, the wine region
  • Visit Saint Trinity and the Narikala Fortress
  • Visit the Jvari monastery, the temple of Svetitskhoveli, and Monastery Samtavro
  • Walk through the old town in Tbilisi and visit the square, Maidan Street, and Sharden

Location

Georgia is a country with ancient and rich original culture, which goes back as far as millennia. Here, you will find monumental architecture, world-renowned art, book miniatures, rich spiritual and secular literature, colorful dances, jewelry, chasings, and paintings.

The Caucasus Mountains, the highest mountain range in Europe, marks the border between Georgia and Russia. While the highest peak is in Russia, Georgia lays claim to the second highest, Shkara, which at 5,193 meters (17,040 feet), beats Mont Blanc by nearly 400 meters (1,312 feet). These dramatic mountains, with their terrifying hairpin roads and hidden villages cut off at winter, are what legends are made of.

The area around the ski resort of Gudauri makes a good starting point for summer walks through mountain meadows full of flowers. Even in the lowland areas, eagles soar overhead and spectacular views can be had. The mountains in the south and east can offer more gentle walks.

These regions are also suitable for horse riding and mountain biking, as there are numerous mountain roads and tracks. Special Caucasian horses bred for their endurance and beauty, such as the Kabardo and the Tusheti, are the traditional means of transport in this area.

During this holiday, you will spend most of your time in Tbilisi. The city brims with history and has a dramatic setting, with hillsides on both sides of the swift Mtkvari River. Its Old Town, at the narrowest part of the valley, is still redolent of ancient Eurasian crossroads, with winding lanes, old balconies and houses, leafy squares, handsome churches, and countless busy bars and cafés, all overlooked by the 17-centuries-old Nariqala Fortress.

Food

During this holiday, you will have the opportunity to taste delicious Georgian meals. The Chateau Schuchmann's chef is looking forward to treating you to culinary delights from the local region in the new restaurant and teaching you how to prepare khachapuri and pkhali. In the wine cellar, you will find the perfect wine to accompany your meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Book a wine tour
  • Enjoy a wine tasting
  • Go horseback riding
  • Go skiing
  • Join a cultural tour
  • Join a pilgrim tour
  • Join an extreme tour
  • Take part in a Caucasian tour
  • Take part in a culinary tour
  • Try mountain biking

What's included

  • 1 cooking class
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Excursion and entrance fees
  • Professional Russian or English-speaking guide
  • Transportation service
  • Travel insurance
  • Wine tasting sessions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Strong alcoholic drinks, except for the wine tasting sessions

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tbilisi International Airport (TBS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Schuchmann Travel will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Tbilisi International Airport Airport transfer included: Tbilisi International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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