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7 Days Pilgrim Tour Culinary Holiday in Georgia

Culinary Vacations in Georgia

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Sign up for an unforgettable experience and give yourself the opportunity to enjoy Georgia's native hospitality, taste delicious traditional food, and dive into the unique culture of this amazing country. During your time in Georgia, you will find that 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. This will certainly be an unforgettable experience!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a wine tasting session
  • Enjoy tours of beautiful Georgian cities
  • Learn about the traditions of Georgian wine making
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Taste delicious Georgian meals
  • 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 five nights is Tbilisi and one night in Sighnaghi.

Schuchmann Travel Food and Wine Tour in Georgia Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

  • Arrive in Tbilisi
  • Transfer from Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) to your accommodation
  • Night tour of Tbilisi
  • Lunch in the wine bar Schuchmann, with Georgian cuisine, wine, and live music
  • Spend the night in Tbilisi

Day 2: Tbilisi - Mtskheta

  • 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel
  • 10:00 Visit Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Samtavro Nunnery, where Saint Nino lived and preached Christianity
  • You will also explore church Svetitskhoveli, the place where the robe of Jesus is saved
  • Later, you will enjoy lunch
  • Take a short transfer to a winery, where you will learn about the traditions of Georgian wine making and culture
  • 14:30 Dinner in Mtsketa
  • Visit the Jvari Monastery
  • 16:00 Go back to Tbilisi and attend the evening service in Sioni Cathedral, where you can adore Saint Nino’s cross
  • Spend the night in Tbilisi

Day 3: Gori - Uplistsikhe - Borjomi

  • 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel
  • 10:00 Gori sightseeing tour
  • 13:00 Visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town
  • 15:00 Borjomi sightseeing, visit the park, taste the famous Borjomi mineral water straight from natural spring
  • Cable car trip to the Borjomi Plateau
  • Return to Tbilisi

Day 4: David Gareji - Bodbe - Sighnaghi

  • 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel
  • 10:00 Visit David Gareji, a complex of Georgian cave monasteries of the 6th century
  • Tour of Sighnaghi, the city of love, the birthplace of wine and beautiful traditions
  • 14:00 Visit Bodbe, where you will visit the Bodbe Monastery, with the grave of Saint Nino, as well as the miraculous spring nearby
  • 15:00 Sighnaghi sightseeing tour
  • 19:00 Lunch and dinner at local restaurants
  • Spend the night in Sighnaghi

Day 5: Sighnaghi - Nekresi - Gremi

  • 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel
  • 10:00 Visit the Nekresi Monastery complex
  • 13:00 Go to Gremi, a 16th century architectural monument
  • You will also visit the royal citadel, and the church of the archangels
  • 15:30 Lunch and wine tasting Chateau Schuchmann in Telavi
  • Return to Tbilisi
  • Spend the night in Sighnaghi

Day 6: Free day

  • 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free day

Day 7: Departure

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

Included excursions

  • Attend the evening service in Sioni Cathedral, in Tbilisi, where you can adore Saint Nino’s cross
  • Borjomi sightseeing, visit the park, and taste the famous Borjomi mineral water straight from natural spring
  • Cable car trip to the Borjomi Plateau
  • Excursion to Gremi, a 16th century architectural monument
  • Excursion to the Nekresi Monastery complex
  • Explore the church of Svetitskhoveli, the place where the robe of Jesus is saved
  • Explore Uplistsikhe Cave Town
  • Gori sightseeing tour
  • Night tour of Tbilisi
  • Sighnaghi sightseeing tour
  • Visit a winery, where you will learn about traditions of Georgian wine making and culture
  • Visit David Gareji, a complex of Georgian cave monasteries of the 6th century
  • Visit Mtskheta the old capital of Georgia
  • Visit the Bodbe Monastery
  • Visit the grave of Saint Nino, as well as the miraculous spring nearby
  • Visit the Samtavro Nunnery

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, one of your stops will be 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.

Another stop is Gori. Although for many foreigners it is mainly known as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin, in Georgian historical memory the city has long been associated with its citadel, The Gori Fortress, which is built on a cliffy hill overlooking the central part of the modern city. On another hill, you will find the 18th century Saint George’s church of Gorijvari, a popular place of pilgrimage.

The Uplistsikhe Cave Town, the fortress, is situated on a rocky massif eastwards to Gori on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. The fortress is mentioned in chronicles from the earliest times. Its history begins in the first to second millennium before Christ.

Food

During this holiday, you will have the opportunity to taste delicious Georgian meals. Three lunches, one dinner, and daily breakfast are included in this holiday.

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 shopping in Tbilisi
  • Go skiing
  • Join a cultural tour
  • Join a piligrim tour
  • Join an extreme tour
  • Sit in the famous Schuchmann Wine Bar
  • Take a refreshing walk on your own
  • Take part in a Caucasian tour
  • Take part in a culinary tour
  • Try mountain biking
  • Visit famous museums to see pictures of Pirosmani
  • Visit the flea market at the Dry Bridge

What's included

  • 1 dinner
  • 1 wine tasting
  • 3 lunches
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Excursion and entrance fees
  • Professional Russian or English-speaking guide
  • Transportation service
  • Travel insurance

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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