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GEORGIAN CUISINE - BEST IN THE WORLD

 

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. So welcome to Georgian “Supra” (feast) to taste the Georgia.

 

Day 1 arrival in Tbilisi

 

Arrival in Tbilisi, Transfer to hotel. Rest

 

Day 2 Tbilisi (warm city) - capital of Georgia

Discover Tbilisi, more than 1500 years old city, in all its historical and architectural diversity.

Main sights:

  • Metekhi fortress, Abanotubani - famous sulphur bathhouses. Narikhala fortress, the main citadel of the Tbilisi with the superb panoramic view of the city. Meidani, Sioni Cathedral, Antchiskhati Church (6-th c), the oldest basilica in Tbilisi.
  • Open Air Museum of Ethnography - displaying the examples of folk architecture and craftwork from various regions of the country
  • Museum of recipes

Evening in a Georgian restaurant with a folk concert will slightly open the curtain in your knowledge of Georgian cuisine

 

Day 3 - kakheti - wine cellar of Georgia

 

we are heading to Kvareli - Kindzmarauli microzone! views of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains will not leave indifferent no ones.

 

Main Sights:

  • Telavi - capital of Kakhetian Kingdom, Batonistsikhe citadel and 900 years old giant plane tree,
  • Gremi Complex – Archangel Church (1565), the royal residence and the commercial neighborhoods
  • City of Kvareli, Kvareli fortress
  • Kvareli tunnel – wine cellar in the tunnel of Caucasus mountain - acquaintance and tasting of Georgian ( Kvevri) wine (The fertile valleys and protective slopes of the Transcaucasia were home to grapevine cultivation and neolithic wine production for at least 8000 years)

in Kvareli we will have an acquaintance with the Kakhetian cuisine, wines and chacha (Grappa).

Master classes on cooking Kakhetian barbecue, Kakhetian bread – Shoti, and dessert - churchkhela, we will make chacha. Work in the kitchen will end with a feast

Overnight in Kvareli

 

Day 4 back to Tbilisi

 

After traditional Kakhetian breakfast we will return to Tbilisi. On the way we visit

  • Museum of wine and winemaking
  • Sighnaghi city tour - Defensive wall surrounding Sighnaghi;
  • Ethnographical yard and museum – Kakhetian yard

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 5 - Georgian Military Highway and Stepantsminda - Highlanders' cuisine

 

Follow of Georgian Military Highway, we get to Stepantsminda

 

Main Sights:

  • Ananuri fortress (XVI-XVII cc)
  • Ski resort Gudauri; Mineral Waters and travertine
  • Cross Pass at 2395m is the highest point on the Military Highway
  • Stepantsminda - great place in Mtkheta-Mtianeti, unique nature and buildings. Mount Kazbegi - highest peak of Eastern Georgia.
  • Gergeti Trinity Church - is situated at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi

 

Master class on cooking Khinkali

Overnight in Stepantsminda

 

Day 6 – Western Georgia - Kutaisi

Kutaisi - biggest city of West Georgia was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis as early as the second millennium BC.

 

Main Sights

  • City tour in old Kutaisi
  • "Okros Chardakhi" – Georgian Kings’ Palace;
  • Evening in Imeretian wine house

Overnight in Kutaisi

 

Day 7 Imereti - fireworks spices and tastes

 

Main Sights

  • Bagrati Cathedral (XXI c) UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gelati Complex - Main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia for a long period; UNESCO World Heritage Site;
  • National park of Sataplia and Sataplia Cave, famous for fine speleothems and the dinosaur footprints.
  • Discover Imeretian cuisine and wine – master class in cooking Khachapuri, and fried chicken in blackberry sauce

 

Master classes on cooking Imeretian Khachapuri and  Mchadi, in Feast with breathtaking Imeretian dishes and light Imeretian wine

 

Overnight in Kutaisi

 

Day 8 Magic caves and canyons of West Georgia

 

Day of nature, we will meet wild nature, miracle caves and amazing canyons and our and we are heading to Mengrelia

 

Main Sights

  • The cave of Prometheus - is one of the richest caves in the world with its unique minerals and different types of materials and places.
  • Martvili Canyon - enjoy the scenery, waterfalls and take a boat trip in the river with deep green color.

Evening in Mingrelian Sahli ( house), master classes on cooking Mingrelian dishes - Elardji, Gebzhalia, Kharcho. A feast with spaced Mingrelian dishes and Mingrelian wine

 

Overnight in Salkhino – Summer residence of prince of Mengrelia – Dadiani

 

Day 9 – Batumi - a seaside city on the Black Sea

 

Adjara is a fascinating and unique area, where the sea collides with mountain range. One of the must-see regions in Georgia, Adjara has fairly built up a superb reputation as one of the best resort areas,

 

Main Sights

  • Petra fortress - ancient city-fortress (VI c. AD);
  • Batumi old and new boulevards - famous Seaside Park; Dolphinarium
  • Gonio fortress is a Roman fortification in Adjara.
  • Sarpi is a border village on the coast of the Black Sea, on the border between Turkey and Georgia

 

Overnight in Batumi

 

Day 10 – Mountain Adjara

 

On the way – Makhuntseti waterfall and arched bridge

  • in Adjara mountains, in the midst of unique nature, we will visit a multi-functional "Adjarian Wine House"

Cooking and tasting Adjarian dishes – Adjarian Khachapuri, Sinori, Kaimaghi

 

A feast with spaced Adjarian dishes and Adjarian wine

Overnight in Batumi

 

Day 11– back to Tbilisi

 

Even if it seems that we saw everything from Tbilisi to Batumi, the road will not be boring, because we left some very interesting places to show you

 

Main Sights

  • Uplistsikhe - ancient cave town, dating back to the 1 millennium BC .
  • Mtskheta – Ancient capital of Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI c) - the largest church of Georgia and Jvari Monastery (VII- VIII c) - UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 12– Tbilisi

 

You will meet with the bourgeois city of the 19th century.

Main Sights:

  • Rustaveli av. - Central Avenue in Tbilisi
  • Agmashenebeli av. – one of the main avenues on the left bank of the Kura River

 

Visit Cheese house and taste amazing Georgian cheeses with Georgian wine

 

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 13– Tbilisi departure

 

Transfer to Tbilisi international

 

 

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