Giant travel guide to Georgia: sea, cities, mountains and food

Gastronomic tours to Georgia with Tasty Travel

- Cooking classes - Traveling on exclusive routes

1) author's excursion program ? food (breakfast at the hotel and lunch or dinner, depending on the program of the day) 2) transfer, transport services in a comfortable car throughout the tour 3) accommodation in a double room hotel room 3 * Hotel Doesi with breakfast 4) Master classes on cooking Georgian Georgian dishes and lunches: Tbilisi, Ateni, Sighnaghi, Pasanauri 5) Entrance tickets to the cable car, to the Uplistsikhe museum, to the Khareb plant, dinner at a restaurant with a show program.

Good day, friends.

Today's post is about our gastronomic adventure.

Georgia is the perfect place to reboot!

The combination of delicious food, Georgian wine and incredible nature will not only make this trip unforgettable, but will also help you completely reboot!

Diverse local cuisine

We will try khinkali, khachapuri, churchkhela, phali, lobio, chakhokhbili, kharcho, chakopuli, badrijans with nuts, chkmeruli, barbecue, chanakhs, kebabs, cheeses, wine, chacha and much more! And we will cook some dishes together with the bearers of culture at culinary master classes in different cities!

September is the best month to visit Georgia, rightfully competing with summer. The heat subsides, there are a lot of vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts on the shelves at low prices. Comfortable temperature for sightseeing, not as hot as in summer, but still warm in the mountains.

If you go on tour with us, then you are guaranteed:

Gastronomic tours to Georgia with Tasty Travel

Wine and gastronomic tour to Georgia, days from St. Petersburg

Everything that you wanted to try in Georgia, we have collected for you in one tour! Our wine and gastronomic tour to Georgia in just 5 days will show you how this country knows how to love and treat. They know how to walk and have fun like nowhere else!

As part of our trip, laid tables with juicy khinkali, sharp lobio and the most delicate kebabs are waiting for you. Famous Georgian wines Kindzmarauli and Khvanchkara flow like a river. Just from the description of the Georgian table, you already want to sing!

In addition, ours in Georgia in September invites you to your favorite holiday - Rtveli. It is a celebration of harvest and young wine. The Georgian people cannot be imagined without wine. Wine in Georgia is a ritual, a tradition that has existed as long as the people themselves. During the celebration you will be participating in, you will be able to pick ripe grapes yourself, and then crush them with your feet in huge vats. Just like Adriano Celentano in the famous Italian film The Taming of the Shrew.

After the holiday, a rich table and delicious barbecue await you. We will sing songs and taste different wines. The atmosphere of friendship and celebration will help you make new friends in Georgia who will always be glad to your arrival.

Tour program:

September 21st. Tbilisi. Sightseeing tour. September 22nd. Tbilisi-Kakheti (grape harvest, crush, lunch in a Georgian family) September 23. Kakheti - Sighnaghi and Bodbe September 24. Free day in Tbilisi on September 25. Departure to St. Petersburg

Departure from St. Petersburg at 08. 5. Arrival in Tbilisi at 13. 0. Meeting with the guide at the airport, departure for lunch. After lunch we set off for a sightseeing tour of Tbilisi.

Walking tour of the historical center of Tbilisi: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Sameba), which is a mixture of architectural traditions of church architecture in Georgia. We will continue our way to the Metekhi church, 13th century. Near the church there is a monument to the Georgian king Vakhtang I, who bore the nickname Gorgosali, which in translation meant - Vakhtang-wolf's head. Vakhtang I is the founder of the city of Tbilisi, which became the capital of western Georgia. Further along the cable car we will go to the 4th century fortress Narikala, from where a beautiful view of the city opens from above. We will walk along the streets of the old city and visit the Tbilisi mosque. In addition, we will see a fig gorge with a waterfall, and the oldest corner of Tbilisi - the area of ​​sulfur baths. Then we will walk through Meydan Square, Chardin and Irakli II streets, where a huge number of souvenir shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants await us.

Transfer and hotel accommodation. Additionally we offer: 19:00 Welcome dinner in a traditional Georgian restaurant, where national dishes and entertainment program will be offered: national music, dances and Georgian songs, including polyphonic Georgian singing. ($ 25 per person). Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel at 9:00 to the wine region of Georgia - Kakheti. Be sure to take clothes with you for crushing grapes. Arrival at the vineyards. Meeting with the owner of the vineyard, after a short briefing we will take part in the grape harvest. After the grape harvest, we will go to a Georgian family and take part in the grape crush and wine making process. Then lunch in a Georgian family, where the hospitable host will treat you with homemade wine and barbecue, and the hospitable hostess will serve homemade dishes: khachapuri, eggplant with nuts, cheese, jonjoli, bread and herbs. After lunch, together with the owner, we will take part in the distillation of wine vodka - chacha. At the same time, those who wish can take part in the baking of Georgian bread in a real home oven - ton. Then we will go to Sighnaghi - the city of love. Overnight at the Sighnaghi hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, we will go for a walk in the beautiful and romantic Sighnaghi - a small town in which the walls of a defensive fortress of the 18th century have been preserved. Climbing the fortress wall, you will have a breathtaking view of the Alazani Valley and the Greater Caucasus Range. Master class with the chef of the Signagi restaurant on cooking lobiani. This is a hot dish of beans, eggplant with nuts and khachapuri. Tasting of traditional Kakhetian wines (3 varieties) and chacha (one variety).

Lunch at the restaurant from the dishes prepared in the master class. Next, we will visit the monastery and the Basilica of St. Nino in Bodbe, or as the Bodbe convent is also called. It is located in close proximity to Sighnaghi. The church was built between the 9th and 11th centuries, but has undergone significant changes since then. Today it is a functioning nunnery and one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Georgia, as it is associated with the name of St. Nino. Nino is an educator who preached Christianity in Georgia. Her relics are kept in the basilica of the Bodbe Monastery. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight at the Tbilisi hotel.

Author's tours to Georgia

TBILISI, 18 Apr - Sputnik. Georgia ranked first among the most popular destinations for gastronomic tourism in the CIS and neighboring countries among Russian tourists, according to the analytical agency TurStat.

The rating is based on the analysis of the demand for gastronomic tours.

Besides Georgia, the top 5 includes Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. According to the agency, the most popular gastronomic tours of Russians to the CIS and neighboring countries are trips for one week.

According to TurStat, a gastronomic tour from Russia with an air ticket will cost less to Georgia and Azerbaijan - about $ 800, followed by Kazakhstan and Armenia, a trip there will cost about $ 900. The most expensive trip to Uzbekistan is about 1000 dollars.

Gastro tourism to the CIS countries is one of the fastest growing in outbound tourism from Russia in 2017. Food tourism is travel and food tours to explore a region or country through gastronomy, local cuisine and culinary workshops.

Russia is in fourth place in terms of the number of citizens who arrived in Georgia from foreign countries in January-March 2017.

The number of Russian citizens who visited Georgia in the first three months of 2017 amounted to 185.6 thousand, which is 28.2% more compared to the same period last year.

TBILISI, 12 Feb - Sputnik. The opening of winter resorts in Georgia is not planned in the near future, said Georgian Health Minister Yekaterina Tikaradze.

Since November 28, 2020, Georgia's winter resorts have stopped working, hotels are prohibited from receiving visitors, and lifts and slopes are closed, like cafes and restaurants.

Winter resorts of Georgia are located in four regions at once: Gudauri (Mtskheta-Mtianeti region), Tetnuldi and Hatsvali in Svaneti, Bakuriani and Kokhta-Mitarbi (Samtskhe-Javakheti) and Goderdzi (high-mountainous Adjara). The tourist season at these resorts starts from the beginning of December and lasts until the end of March.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia Maya Tskitishvili said that the epidemiological situation in the country does not allow lifting a number of restrictions, so they remain in force.

Starting Monday, February 8, the government began to phase out the restrictions imposed ahead of schedule. At this stage, the work of public transport is allowed, as well as open and closed clothing markets (except Saturday and Sunday).

In addition, from February 15 throughout Georgia, children will continue their studies in classes. And catering facilities will be able to receive guests in open spaces - except Saturday and Sunday.

We will tell you about everything you need to know before traveling to Georgia (which must take place). The material is divided into several parts, each of which is devoted to a specific aspect.

Tbilisi

Almost any traveler starts his journey in Tbilisi. Already at the airport you will encounter standard difficulties: money exchange, mobile communications, the road to the city.

Money

Communication

The next step is to buy a local SIM card.

  • Operator Magti is a profitable option, he catches even in the mountains.
  • The card costs 3 lari (about 75 rubles).
  • You yourself choose the volume of Internet traffic and the amount of money for calls within Georgia. Thus, 4 gigabytes of Internet and several hundred minutes of calls will cost 10-13 lari (250-325 rubles). The operator also offers a special travel package for two weeks, but it is less cost effective.
  • The Magti office is located both at the airport and on the main street of Tbilisi, very close to the opera house and the parliament building (22 Shota Rustaveli St.).

How to get to the city

Go to the airport stop and take bus 37, which will take you directly to the city center. The fare is only 50 tetri, that is, half a lari (12 rubles).

First day in Tbilisi

  • Turtle Lake. Once upon a time, turtles lived here, hence the name. There is beautiful nature and clean, almost mountainous air.
  • Ethnographic Museum (near Turtle Lake). Explore the exhibition, take an audio guide, and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of ancient Georgia.
  • Building Pixel 34 (Chavchavadze, 34). One of the buildings that stands out from the general image of ancient Tbilisi. This building was built in 2008 and caused outrage among the residents of the capital of Georgia: many believed that something so modern looked ridiculous in such an ancient city. However, time has passed, and now no one considers the building "inappropriate".
  • Perovskaya street (bars). For lovers of noisy parties.
  • Rose Revolution Square. It is extremely important for local people. It is named after the peaceful revolution of 2003, which resulted in Mikhail Saakashvili becoming president.
  • House of Melik-Azaryants (Shota Rustaveli Avenue, next to the square). House-memory of the deceased daughter of Melik-Azaryants. The side windows are made in the form of tears, over which there are funeral wreaths.

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