Georgia Real Food Adventure

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-12107
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Yerevan, Armenia
  • Ends Tbilisi, Georgia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spend the night in a women-run guesthouse in the Pankisi Valley, surrounded by lush, green mountains, and take part in a zhizhig galnash cooking class to learn the local cuisine.
  • Enjoy cooking demonstrations and masterclasses by local cooks and artisans, including learning how to make churchkhela (traditional candle-shaped candy) and khinkali (Georgian dumplings).
  • Meet local producers at the Telavi markets, then head to a local farm and cheese maker for a tour of the factory and a delicious, included tasting.
  • Take a hike in the striking Caucasus mountains to perhaps one of the best positioned churches in Europe – Gergeti Trinity Church.
  • Taste some of Georgia’s favourite cuisines and dishes with included lunches and dinners, including khachapuri, khinkali, churchkhela and qveri wines.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regional Hub. Donations help them improve their services and training hub to connect people, who’ve fled their homes due to war or political instability, with their new community in Georgia.
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The "Georgia Real Food Adventure" tour starts in Yerevan and ends in Tbilisi. The "Georgia Real Food Adventure" tour is a food trip that takes 8 days taking you through Yerevan, Sighnaghi, Stepantsminda and Yerevan in Armenia and Georgia. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Taste all the punchy flavours of incredibly diverse Georgia on an eight-day food adventure. Begin the journey among the charming facades of Tbilisi, where the snow-dusted peaks of the Caucasus are the backdrop for a culinary adventure. Get hands-on with cooking classes and kick back on included tastings, mingling with the locals and gaining an insight into Georgian culture along the way. Explore underrated sites like Narikala Fortress, Mtskheta (one of Georgia's oldest cities) and the Ananuri Fortress Complex (which has to be witnessed firsthand to be believed). Spend the night with descendants of the original highland Chechens in Pankisi Valley and wander the lush grounds in the dense foothills of the mountains. On this foodie adventure, you’ll enjoy the region’s most iconic and celebrated dishes, and wash it all down with a delicious array of Georgia’s famous local wines.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Tbilisi
  • Day 2: Tbilisi
  • Day 3: Telavi
  • Day 4: Pankisi Valley
  • Day 5: Gudauri
  • Day 6: Gudauri / Stepantsminda
  • Day 7: Tbilisi
  • Day 8: Tbilisi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (6 nights), Guesthouse (1 night)
Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Tbilisi - Welcome Dinner
  • Tbilisi - Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Kvareli - Barbecue lunch with a local family
  • Kvareli - Traditional Churchkhela demonstration
  • Kakheti - Gremi Architectural Complex
  • Kvareli - Qvevri Wine Master visit
  • Telavi - Cheesemaker visit
  • Pankisi Valley - Chechen cooking class
  • Telavi - Local market visit
  • Pankisi Valley - Kist villages and culture walking tour
  • Ananuri - Architectural Complex
  • Stepantsminda - Gergeti Trinity Church Hike
  • Stepantsminda - Khinkali home-cooking class
  • Mtskheta - Jvari Church & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Tbilisi - Farewell Dinner
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Yerevan and from Tbilisi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Georgia Real Food Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Georgia Real Food Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Georgia Real Food Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Georgia Real Food Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • The cuisine of the Caucasus region includes a lot of meat. For vegetarians and vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to the Caucasus region which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • The diversity of the seasons here makes for incredible scenery, but the weather in this region can be unpredictable. It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change. There may occasionally be itinerary changes due to road closures.
  • This trip involves a reasonable amount of walking so be sure to bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness. There is an included hike on Day 6, at an altitude of 2170m. Please refer to the Itinerary for more details.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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