Treasure of Georgian Feast

Nothing tells you more about the spirit and culture of a country than its native food and wine. And Georgia’s food and wine is amongst the best in the world. It may surprise you to know that Georgia has the oldest continuous unbroken tradition of wine making in the world, stretching back over 8,000 years and today, over there are over 500 indigenous grape varieties still cultivated here. A quick look at its geographical position and its landscape shows you why it is the perfect place to grow grapes. Georgian cuisine offers a variety of dishes, with liberal use of various tasty herbs and spices. Each historical province of Georgia has its own distinct culinary tradition, such as Megrelian, Kakhetian, and Imeretian cuisines. And while meat plays an important part in Georgian cuisine, very close attention is also paid to the locally produced salads, vegetables, fruit and greens. Many people come to Georgia and marvel at the sweet tasting produce and wonder how such flavor can be grown here versus the bland food they find at home. Again, the secret is in our history, location and soil type. A visit to Georgia is a true feast – Let us show you how to eat and drink your way around Georgia.

Day 1:     Arrival
                Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
 
Day 2:     Tbilisi City Tour:
Metekhi                                           Church   5th century
Narikala                                           Fortress  4th century
Sioni                                                 Cathedral  18th century
Old Synagogue
Anchiskhati                                    Basilica   6th century
National Muzeuom Of Georgia
Tbilisi Trinity Cathedral               Constructed  between  1995 and 2004. It is the
                                                           largest Orthodox churches in the world.
Old Tbilisi parts and streets historical buildings . The avenue Rustaveli.
Evening lunch   –   in the restaurant to taste Georgian traditional wine and delicacy.
Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
 
Day  3:    Tbilisi – Ananuri – Mtskheta 
Ananuri Ensemble                        17th c. A minor  Church of Gvtaeba.
                                                           A single-nave Church Mkurnali. Tower Sheupovari.
Unesco World Heritage Sites Mtskheta: 
Svetitskhoveli                                 5th c  Cathedral 
Jvari                                                  6th c   Monastery
 Traditional meals of Khevi province (khinkali, Mkhlovana, Erbokveli)
Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
 
Day  4:    Tbilisi – Terjola – Kutaisi  
Terjola                                              Meeteing with the wine specialist in “Khareba”wineries,wine tasting.   
Kutaisi                                              Ancient capital of Kolchis kingdom
Bagrati                                             11th c. Cathedral                                                         
Motsameta                                      8th c.   Monastery Complex.
Meeting with imeretian Cuisine masters. Lunch at the restaurant with Imeretian meals and wine.
Overnight hotel in Kutaisi

Day  5:    Kutaisi – Zugdidi – Mestia
Zugdidi                                              Dadiani palace, meeting with Megrelian cusine masters, 
                                                            making chese “Megrelian Sulguni”
Mestia                                               historical monuments an ethnographical museum
Delicious Svanetian cuisine, making traditional meals Chvistari, Kubdari, Tashmijab.
Overnight guest-house in Mestia
 
Day 6:    Mestia – Borjomi
Borjomi                                             Borjomi is home to the most extensive ecologically-themed
                                                           amusement park in the Caucasus.
Rest in borjomi  mineral waters  resort                                                      
Overnight hotel in Bakuriani
 
Day 7:    Borjomi – Tbilisi – Bagrationi 1882 – Sarajishvili
Bagrationi 1882                              First Sparkling wine factory in Caucasus (1882 y.), sparkling wine tasting
Sarajishvili                                       First Brandy factory in Georgia (1884 y.), wine Brandy tasting.  
Sulphur bathes                               naturally hot sulphur water baths
Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
  

Day 8:    Tbilisi  – Tsinandali – Telavi  – Naphareuli
Tsinandali                                        Aleksandre Chavchavadze’s  house-museum. Wine testing
Telavi                                                Museum the King of Irakli II
Napareuli                                         Old wine Cellar, Wine testing,  Kakhetian bread bakery,
                                                           “Zavodi”- to make vodka,
Presenting Kakheti cuisine, traditional meals of East Georgia:
Brief lecture will be provided about masterpieces of Kakhetian cuisine, such as Khachapuri, Khinkali, Mtsvadi and many other Georgian dishes. You will have an opportunity to participate in this process and master old Georgian culinary technologies and finally taste the dishes made by your own hands. All this will be provided in a pleasant ethnographic environment decorated with old Georgian exhibits and other interesting things. Georgian folk group and tamada (toast-master) will make your banquet unforgettable.
Overnight Hotel in Napareuli
 
Day 9:    Napareuli  – Gremi – Nekresi – Kindzmarauli – Tbilisi
Nekresi                                             6th c. Cave Monastery Complex                                    
Kindzmarauli                                   Meeteing with the wine specialist in “Kindzmaraulis marani”
                                                            wineries, wine tasting. (Kindzmarauli  micro-zone).
Khareba                                            Meeteing with the wine specialist in “Khareba” wineries,
                                                            wine tasting.
Closing  evening                             Traditional Georgian wine and dishes accompanied by Georgian
                                                            Folk music at the best Tbilisi restaurant.
Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
 
Day  10:    Departure

 

The tour include regions of:    Inner Kartli. Mckheta- Mtianeti. Samtskhe-Javakheti.
                                                       Imereti. Samegrelo. Upper Svaneti. Kakheti.

 

Rates Include                                                                                             Rates Exclude:

•  2 x Airport transfer                                                                                Single room accommodation.
•  Transportation: a/c Mini bus all Days                                                 Entrance fees.
•  Tour guide                                                                                                 Alcohol beverages. 
•  Excursions per program                                                                       Sulphur baths
•  1 bottle of mineral water per person/per day                                  Travel insurance.
•  Wine tasting 
•  Accommodation:
5 Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
1 Overnight hotel in Kutaisi
1 Overnight guest-house in Mestia
1 Overnight hotel in Bakuriani
1 Overnight hotel in Naphareuli