Georgia Discovery: Food & Wine

7 days from $2,359 per person*
  • Embark on a walking tour of the highlights of Tbilisi.
  • Visit wineries in the Kakheti region and enjoy tastings.
  • Shop in local markets and search for treasures.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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This exploration through Georgia’s wine region is a culinary adventure for the most well-travelled of foodies. Known as the oldest wine producing country in the world, the flavours on this trip are sure to surprise and delight. Try your hand at making Shoti, a uniquely Georgian bread, and indulge in locally produced red and white wines. Spend time at rural wineries, enjoy lunches with resident families, and discover a side of Georgia many will not, as stories are revealed around a tables of Churchkhela. An absolutely fascinating place to travel, this trip to Georgia is not one you will soon forget.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tbilisi
    Tbilisi
    • Georgia - Welcome Package(2)
    • Georgia Discovery: Food & Wine - Guide/Driver/Vehicle
    • Transfer - Private - Airport
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Tbilisi
    Tbilisi
    • Private - Old & New Town
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Tbilisi to Kvareli
    Tbilisi to Kvareli
    • Tbilisi - Kvareli [via Kakheti wine region] -
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Kvareli to Tbilisi
    Kvareli to Tbilisi
    • Kvareli - Tbilisi [via Telavi & Gombori Pass ] -
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Tbilisi to Kutaisi
    Tbilisi to Kutaisi
    • Tbilisi - Kutaisi [(via Mtskheta & Gori)] -
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Kutaisi to Tbilisi
    Kutaisi to Tbilisi
    • Kutaisi - Tbilisi -
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Tbilisi
    Tbilisi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Tbilisi

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

This gourmet tour, through a land where Asian, European and Middle Eastern cuisines meet, is sure to delight even the most well travelled foodie. Explore the birthplace of wine, and some truly unique dishes beside the locals who have perfected them. Welcome to Georgia!

Transfer by private vehicle between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation: Marriott (4.5*)

Choose the Marriott Tbilisi Hotel for a luxurious stay in one of the world's most unforgettable cities. Once you enter the grand atrium-style lobby adorned with crystal chandeliers, you're greeted with renowned Georgian hospitality. Overlooking the Main Avenue or patio, their 127 luxury Tbilisi hotel accommodations and suites feature a safe, mini-bar, individual climate control and broadband internet. Enjoy galleries and theatres, all within walking distance in the centre of Tbilisi, Georgia. Dine in Parnas restaurant or have a light snack, or a cup of coffee and fresh Danish at Parnas Café & Lounge. Visit their Fitness Gym for your workout and relax in the sauna.

Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Tbilisi Marriot Hotel
Tbilisi Marriot Hotel

Day 2: Tbilisi

Today you will explore both the Old and New Town of Tbilisi. The city offers a great variety of sights, most of them very ancient. In the Old Town many of the sites are within walking distance of each other; start on foot from the Metekhi Church, a riverside structure dating back to the middle ages, with a commanding cliff side location. Continue to the Great Synagogue, and then on to Sioni Cathedral and Anchiskhati Church. Next move into Tbilisi's New Town and visit the National Museum of History (note the museum is closed on Monday). Stroll Rustaveli Avenue – the main thoroughfare of the city, and home to many important architectural sites such as the Opera and Ballet Theatre, and former Parliament buildings. In the late afternoon, take a cable car ride to Narikala Fort, which was built in the 4th century, and overlooks the city. Finish your day of Tbilisi touring with a walk towards the brick-domed Sulphur Baths.

Accommodation: Marriott (4.5*)
Tibilisi
Tibilisi

Day 3: Tbilisi - Kvareli

This morning embark on a trip to the Kakheti wine region, and explore the areas incredibly unique traditions and culture, taste Georgian wines, and indulge in some delicious food. Archaeologists believe Georgia is the oldest wine producing country in the world, and this trip is not to be missed. En route discover romantic Sighnaghi, one of Georgia's smallest, and most well preserved towns. Stop for lunch with a local family and enjoy homemade dishes, and try your hand at making “Shoti”, a local form of bread. Visit a farm where you can try “Churchkhela” (Georgian sweets). Try meat barbequed on vine branches, locally produced white and red wines, and “Chacha” – Georgian fire water. Visit some local wineries before finishing your day in Kvareli. Driving time is roughly 2.5 hours. This is a full day excursion with multiple stops.

Accommodation: Royal Batoni (3*)

Designed in the style of middle ages, Royal Batoni Hotel is situated in the charming area on the bank of the Ilia Lake between the Kvareli Mountains and Dluriji River. The hotel offers breath taking views that can be seen from your hotel room or from the infinity swimming pool that overlooks the lake. Each of the rooms offer modern furniture and design and comfortable beds which provide a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.

Vineyard
Vineyard
Royal Batoni Hotel
Royal Batoni Hotel

Day 4: Kvareli - Tbilisi

Visit Gremi, a 16th century architectural monument set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Caucasus (please note Gremi is closed on Mondays). This site was once a stop along the Silk Road. Continue on to Alaverdi Cathedral, a church built at very high altitude, where you will meet a local master who will show you a Georgian “Qvevri”, or wine vessels buried underground. Transfer next to Telavi to enjoy a locally prepared lunch. Here you can also visit a bustling food market and shop for fruit & vegetables, meat & fish, and spices. Visit the Tsinandali Palace and Museum, and stop into a winery for some wine tasting. Finally, ascend Gombori Pass before returning to Tbilisi for the evening. Driving time is roughly 2 hours, with multiple stops.

Accommodation: Marriott (4.5*)
Gremi & landscape
Gremi & landscape

Day 5: Tbilisi - Kutaisi

Depart today from Tbilisi for your final destination Kutaisi. On route, you will stop off to visit some fascinating places. First is Mtskheta; the ancient capital and religious centre of Georgia. This site dates back 3000 years and houses many historical buildings including Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (known as the burial site of Christ's mantel) dating from the 6th and 11th centuries respectively. Both are UNESCO world heritage sites, and both are venerated places of worship to this day. Continue to the town of Gori, the heart of the Kartli region, birthplace of Joseph Stalin and home to the Stalin Museum. Finally, drive to your final destination for the day - Kutaisi - which is the ancient town from the legend of Jason and the Argonauts.

Accommodation: Bagrati 1003 (3*)

The stunning Bagrati Hotel is located on the left bank of the river Rioni and is situated in the city’s tourism and shopping district. Sixteen comfortable and beautifully decorated rooms will satisfy the guest of any taste. The hotel restaurant offers a great variety of Georgian traditional dishes and European cuisine for you to enjoy. Or relax in the hotel bar with a refreshing cocktail.

Kutaisi Landscape View
Kutaisi Landscape View
Bagrati 1003 Hotel
Bagrati 1003 Hotel

Day 6: Kutaisi - Tbilisi

Transfer by private vehicle from Kutaisi to Tbilisi. Driving time is roughly 3.5 hours.

Accommodation: Marriott (4.5*)

Day 7: Tbilisi

Transfer by private vehicle between the airport and your hotel.

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Marriott (4.5*): Tbilisi

Choose the Marriott Tbilisi Hotel for a luxurious stay in one of the world's most unforgettable cities. Once you enter the grand atrium-style lobby adorned with crystal chandeliers, you're greeted with renowned Georgian hospitality. Overlooking the Main Avenue or patio, their 127 luxury Tbilisi hotel accommodations and suites feature a safe, mini-bar, individual climate control and broadband internet. Enjoy galleries and theatres, all within walking distance in the centre of Tbilisi, Georgia. Dine in Parnas restaurant or have a light snack, or a cup of coffee and fresh Danish at Parnas Café & Lounge. Visit their Fitness Gym for your workout and relax in the sauna.

Tbilisi Marriot Hotel
Tbilisi Marriot Hotel

Royal Batoni (3*): Kvareli

Designed in the style of middle ages, Royal Batoni Hotel is situated in the charming area on the bank of the Ilia Lake between the Kvareli Mountains and Dluriji River. The hotel offers breath taking views that can be seen from your hotel room or from the infinity swimming pool that overlooks the lake. Each of the rooms offer modern furniture and design and comfortable beds which provide a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.

Royal Batoni Hotel
Royal Batoni Hotel

Bagrati 1003 (3*): Kutaisi

The stunning Bagrati Hotel is located on the left bank of the river Rioni and is situated in the city’s tourism and shopping district. Sixteen comfortable and beautifully decorated rooms will satisfy the guest of any taste. The hotel restaurant offers a great variety of Georgian traditional dishes and European cuisine for you to enjoy. Or relax in the hotel bar with a refreshing cocktail.

Bagrati 1003 Hotel
Bagrati 1003 Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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