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Food and Wine, Georgia

Explore the Wine Regions of Georgia

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

7 Days

Prices Start from

£2,700 ex. flights

A wonderful trip for wine lovers and culinary connoisseurs with a sense of adventure. Get a real taste of Georgia by delving into the heart of local culture and discovering the country’s living traditions and history through its delicious food and wine.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Traditional Georgian Wine Cellar, Kakheti, Georgia 1

Wines of Georgia

Sample the region’s delicious food and innumerable wines, along with its renowned hospitality.

Georgian food on table, Georgia 2

Roll up your Sleeves

Attend a cookery class with a famous Georgian chef and try your hand at making the ‘churchkhela’ (Georgian sweet).

Traditional Bathhouse, Tiblisi, Georgia 3

Traditional Bathhouse

Visit a traditional bathhouse, a weekly ritual for many Georgians. Spend an evening relaxing at the Kvareli Eden Wine-therapy Spa.

Georgia 4

Fascinating History

Accompanied by your private guide, visit ancient towns, a rock-hewn citadel, beautiful churches and historic wine cellars.

Why we like it

Throughout the week we will wow you with an authentic experience of Georgia, where almost everything can be arranged. We cannot claim to be able to influence the outcome of a marriage proposal but most other things are possible. Our excellent relationship with our outstanding and knowledgable team in Georgia ensures you are taken care of.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    London - Istanbul
  • Day 2
    Istanbul - Tbilisi
  • Day 3
    Tbilisi
  • Day 4
    Tbilisi - Kvareli
  • Day 5
    Kvareli - Tbilisi
  • Days 6-8
    Tbilisi
Balcony of Old House, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia
Copy Churches of Tbilisi Jvris Mama Sioni and Sameba Cathedral Old Town Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia
Modern Buildings of Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia
Traditional Bathhouse, Tiblisi, Georgia
Tiblisi, Georgia

Discover Tbilisi

The largest city in Georgia, Tbilisi can justifiably claim to be the heart of the country. Squeezed between mountains, the city fills the Mtkvari River Valley. Having been the capital of Georgia for more than 1,500 years, Tbilisi is rich in history. However, as a city that hints at a new-found wealth, Tbilisi is undoubtedly changing. Spend a day visiting the sites with a local character and perhaps do as the locals do and visit a traditional bathhouse. Stroll the winding roads and alleys of the old town admiring the traditional houses with their carved wooden balconies. Savour dinner at one of the best restaurants in town – just ask us to book you a table in advance. Enjoy the culinary masterpieces of Georgian chefs paired with the finest wine and spirits.

Wine Cellar, Nekreki Monastery Complex, Kakheti, Georgia
Kakheti, Georgia
Wine, Kakheti, Georgia
Georgian wine
Saint George Church and Alazani Valley, Signagi, Kakheti, Georgia
Saint George Church, Georgia
Happy Peasant, Grape Harvesting, Kakheti, Georgia
Wine grower, Georgia

The Famous Wine Region of Kakheti

Kakheti is Georgia’s famous wine region located in a landscape dotted with fine old churches and vineyard after vineyard. Georgia is one of the oldest homelands of viticulture in the world, gaining UNESCO recognition for its traditional wine-making method. Enjoy a home-cooked meal, sample Georgian home-made wines and experience baking Georgian ‘Shoti’ (bread) with the local family. Visit the unique wine cellar ‘gvirabi’ (tunnel) of the ‘Khareba Winery’ carved into the rock and the Alaverdi Cathedral. Meet Alaverdi Monastery monks and enjoy their ‘qvevri’ wines and learn the ‘wine prayers’ that make their wine taste so special. If travelling during October we can arrange for you to join the joyful process of harvesting and winemaking.

 

View from the Uplistsikhe Cave City, Uplistsikhe, Georgia
View from the Uplistsikhe cave city, Georgia
Uplistsikhe Cave City, Uplistsikhe, Georgia
Uplistsikhe cave city, Georgia

Wine Chateaus and Cave Cities

Uplistsikhe (‘the Lord’s citadel’) is a cave town hewn into the living rock. The citadel dates back to the 7th century BC and served as a strategic point on the ancient Silk Road until the 15th century AD. It contains a large central hall for pagan rituals, living rooms, ancient theatre, wine presses, wine cellars and bakery. A great place to spend a few hours whilst in this area is the Chateau Mukhrani. Explore the wine cellars of the Georgian princes and perfect the ‘churchkhela’ (Georgian sweet) making to perfection.

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Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Rooms Hotel Kazbegi £££££

  • Georgia
  • Wilderness

Nestled amid the spectacular high Caucasus Mountains, Rooms Kazbegi is a former Soviet resort turned stunning design hotel offering a luxurious stay and distinctive hospitality. One of Georgia’s best hotels, the setting is magnificent, the service and food first-class and the facilities include a generous indoor swimming pool.

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Rooms Hotel Tbilisi £££££

  • Georgia
  • City

Once a publishing house, every effort has been made to preserve the history of the original building, while creating a boutique hotel in a creative area of Tbilisi. Historic features include high ceilings and warehouse-style windows, with an interior design harking back to New York in the 1930s. Leather, velvet, reclaimed wood, handmade wallpaper and local artwork combine to create an elegant yet bohemian feel. Built over eight floors, the 125 rooms and suites are spacious and full of character. All have views of either the city or gardens and those on the fifth floor have terraces with views over the city.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From £2,700 Per person

When to travel

Georgia in January

December to February is low season across the country. Inland mountainous areas can be very cold, but with good skiing opportunities. On the coast, it is milder but wetter, with the driest weather in the east of the country.

Georgia in February

December to February is low season across the country. Inland mountainous areas can be very cold, but with good skiing opportunities. On the coast, it is milder but wetter, with the driest weather in the east of the country.

Georgia in March

March to May sees snow on the ground start to melt, as freezing temperatures abate. As temperatures rise, so does rainfall in the east though. Rainfall peaks around Tbilisi in May. Generally it is mild across the country, with wildflowers carpeting the landscape.

Georgia in April

March to May sees snow on the ground start to melt, as freezing temperatures abate. As temperatures rise, so does rainfall in the east though. Rainfall peaks around Tbilisi in May. Generally it is mild across the country, with wildflowers carpeting the landscape.

Georgia in May

March to May sees snow on the ground start to melt, as freezing temperatures abate. As temperatures rise, so does rainfall in the east though. Rainfall peaks around Tbilisi in May. Generally it is mild across the country, with wildflowers carpeting the landscape.

Georgia in June

June to August is high season across the country. It is the ideal time to explore the Caucasus mountains in the north, as it is likely to be free of snow and generally dry. The central lowlands can get very hot and humid, but it’s also a good time to enjoy the Black Sea coast.

Georgia in July

June to August is high season across the country. It is the ideal time to explore the Caucasus mountains in the north, as it is likely to be free of snow and generally dry. The central lowlands can get very hot and humid, but it’s also a good time to enjoy the Black Sea coast.

Georgia in August

June to August is high season across the country. It is the ideal time to explore the Caucasus mountains in the north, as it is likely to be free of snow and generally dry. The central lowlands can get very hot and humid, but it’s also a good time to enjoy the Black Sea coast.

Georgia in September

September to November is autumn across the country, with the festive wine harvest in Kakheti taking place and some mountains remaining snow-free and dry until the end of October. Also, a great time to visit the lowlands around Tbilisi, with pleasant and relatively dry conditions.

Georgia in October

September to November is autumn across the country, with the festive wine harvest in Kakheti taking place and some mountains remaining snow-free and dry until the end of October. Also, a great time to visit the lowlands around Tbilisi, with pleasant and relatively dry conditions.

Georgia in November

September to November is autumn across the country, with the festive wine harvest in Kakheti taking place and some mountains remaining snow-free and dry until the end of October. Also, a great time to visit the lowlands around Tbilisi, with pleasant and relatively dry conditions.

Georgia in December

December to February is low season across the country. Inland mountainous areas can be very cold, but with good skiing opportunities. On the coast it is milder but wetter, with the driest weather in the east of the country.

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