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A Taste of Georgia: 3-Hour Food Tour in a Local Family

1. A Taste of Georgia: 3-Hour Food Tour in a Local Family

Food and drink tasting and cooking classes at Shorena's Magic Kitchen are some of the best things you can do while in Tbilisi. Food is one of the reasons people visit Georgia. Visit Shorena in a traditional local family, where she lives with her husband and children. Shorena is from the west part of Georgia with more than 30 years of experience in cooking. She gives you cooking classes on how to make the most famous traditional dishes, Khinkali(dumplings), Khachapuri(bread with cheese), Eggplant with Walnuts, Georgian Salad, and Mchadi(cornbread), and you make all of them by yourself. You will have popular Georgian cheese Sulguni, homemade dry white wine, and famous Georgian vodka Chacha. After cooking all the food with your hands, you try all of it. Meet a local family, study how to make the most famous traditional dishes from Shorena, try to eat and drink more than you can, and get the local food recipe is the best thing you can do in Tbilisi in 3 hours.

From Tbilisi: Experience Armenia in 1 day. Lunch included

2. From Tbilisi: Experience Armenia in 1 day. Lunch included

Armenia, with its distinctive culture, its beautiful rocky mountains and ancient history is a must-see when traveling in the Caucasus region. Discover the beauty of Northern Armenia on this day trip from Tbilisi, with your tour starting at 9:00AM, after which you will head for the border. From here the landscape will begin to change, as you drive through the narrow gorges of the Debed River in between the high rocky mountains. The time seems to stand still in this part of the country, with its typical Soviet cars and huge copper factories built in the middle of the mountains, the scenery is full of bizarre beauty. The tour includes several main sightseeing objects of Northern Armenia, such as the historic Lori region, the fortified monastery of Akhtala, a unique example of wonderfully preserved frescoes from the 11th century and the two UNESCO protected monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat. The history of the two monasteries in Alaverdi is connected by a legend of father and son and you can see many similarities, but also differences in their architecture. Both places are known for their beautiful architecture and the unique hachkars, as well as the stone crosses, a signature of Armenian art. Before heading back to Tbilisi you can taste authentic Armenian food in a traditional restaurant by the river.

From Tbilisi: The Best of Kazbegi and Gudauri Mountains

3. From Tbilisi: The Best of Kazbegi and Gudauri Mountains

Discover the magic of the mountains on a full-day guided trip from Tbilisi. Visit Zhinvali Reservoir, Ananuri Fort, Gudauri, the Cross Pass, Kazbegi National Park, and the famous Gergeti Trinity Church. Admire panoramic views and old forts, and have the chance to sample the local cuisine. Start your tour at your hotel or holiday apartment if you choose the private tour option, or at a central meeting point in Tbilisi if you opt for the shared tour. Then, head northward and enjoy stunning views. Stop at the Zhinvali Reservoir, a calm lake surrounded by green hills. From there, discover the impressive Ananuri Fort. Explore the remains, the yard, and the old tower while your guide tells you the story of this place. Continue along the Georgian Military Highway to see more scenic and interesting spots, including a mineral spring that is believed to have healing powers, before reaching Gudauri and the Cross Pass. Take in the views at the Soviet Monument of Friendship, and marvel at the panoramic views of mountains and gorges from one of the best panoramic platforms in Georgia. Stop at Kazbegi, the center of the region and home to the famous Gergeti Trinity Church. In the summer, you can choose to hike to the church or go there by car. On the way back, your guide will show you the locals' favorite restaurant, where you can try authentic mountain-style khinkali dumplings (included in the shared tour; at your own expense on the private tour) before you return to Tbilisi.

From Tbilisi: Small Group Tour to Armenia with Lunch

4. From Tbilisi: Small Group Tour to Armenia with Lunch

Visit two of Armenia’s ancient monasteries and the town of Alaverdi on this small group tour from Tbilisi. Cross over the border with your experienced guide who will take you through the highlights of Northern Armenia in just 1 day.   Depart at 9:00 AM sharp for a 1.5-hour trip across the Georgian-Armenian boarder. Almost immediately you’ll start to notice changes in the landscape—the fields will become rocky mountains and the scenery takes on a certain apocalyptic touch, due to the many abandoned Soviet mines and factories. Your first stop is the fortified monastery of Akhtala, where you can marvel at the beautifully preserved frescoes and learn about the thrilling history of this Georgian-Armenian creation.   Then, you’ll reach the UNESCO-listed monastery complex of Haghpat, where you’ll learn about the Armenian stone crosses and the mystical poet Sayat-Nova. The next stop is a small authentic restaurant by the river, where you can try authentic Armenian cuisine. Travel another 30 minutes to the center of the town of Alaverdi, famous for being the hometown of MIG fighter jet engineer Mikoyan, and the 10th century monastery of Sanahin. Arrive back in Tbilisi by around 6:00 PM after a full and fascinating day.

Kahketi: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

5. Kahketi: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Taste some of the best wines in Georgia during this full-day visit to the Kakheti wine region around Tbilisi. On your visit, learn about the traditional Georgian method of making wine in clay vessels and taste the wines at several wineries. Stop in the ancient town of Sighnaghi surrounded by an impressive wall and backed by the Caucasus Mountains. A traditional Georgian lunch in a family-owned winery completes this full-day experience. This tour will start and finish in Tbilisi, and will take you on a journey through the wineries of the Kakheti region. Visit Sighani, the town of love and take in the Caucasus Mountains and the Alazani Valley. Then enjoy wine tasting at Okro's boutique winery, where you will try wine as well as chacha (Georgian grape vodka). Next, enjoy lunch at an authentic family museum and wine cellar in Velistsikhe, accompanied with homemade wines, of course. After lunch, head to the Khareba winery, which is built into a Soviet-era bomb shelter near the town of Kvareli, for more wine-tasting and churchkela (traditional Georgian dessert). Finally, pass the 16th-century architectural complex of Gremi Monastery on the return to Tbilisi, with the option to visit if you wish.

Taste Tbilisi - a delicious Food & Drink walk of Tbilisi

6. Taste Tbilisi - a delicious Food & Drink walk of Tbilisi

Start your tour with the most iconic Georgian dish in one of the oldest restaurants of the city, while your experienced guide tells you about the history and specifics of Georgian cuisine and gives you tips on how to eat like a local. Proceed through a variety of food spots that are all located in the backstreets of the heart of the city - an area of former splendor, magnificent Art Nouveau architecture in decay and a true Tbilisian vibe. While you try a walnut-spinach paste, a beet and sour plum salad or chicken in garlic and cream sauce,  hear stories about the neighborhood, Tbilisi's history, and modern day life. Feel free to ask your guide questions. Georgian cuisine is not complete without the wines so you will get a chance to taste selected natural wines of Georgia produced by the ancient Qvevri technology and try chacha - a local strong spirit, that Georgians call "liquid happiness".

Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

7. Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

Departing from the center of Tbilisi, embark on a full-day tour to visit the sunniest regions of Georgia. The eastern region of Kakheti is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area, where almost everywhere you go you’ll be invited to drink a glass of traditional amber wine. Along the way, make a stop at the village of Badiauri where you can learn how to bake traditional Georgian bread and can even try to do it by yourself. For those that love cheese, there are many cheeses in Georgia which you can try accompanied by hot, fresh, crusty bread. Next up, visit the Bodbe Monastery, one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. Today there is a nunnery where the monastery used to be, and the St. George Cathedral, part of the monastery, which holds the remains of St. Nino. There is also a new cathedral built, using much of the same construction methods used to make the most famous cathedrals in Georgia centuries ago. You'll then arrive to Sighnaghi, known as the town of love. There your guide will tell the legend that happened in this city many centuries ago as you walk along the cobbled streets of the city, climb the fortress wall, and visit one of the towers. There is also a local market where you can try and buy Georgian spices, sweets, sauces and much more. Finally, it's time to go to a winery to taste Georgian wine. There are so many different wines, and you are bound to find something that you like. Your local guide will also tell you the secrets of making wine and how to drink it.

Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

8. Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

Departure from Tbilisi early in the morning and head East. On the way make a short stop at Badiauri village. Here you can watch the process of how Georgian bread is baked in special ovens. From Badiauri, continue on towards the Bodbe monastery. Bodbe is considered as one of the most important monasteries in Georgia, as here lies the grave of St. Nino who brought Christianity to Georgia in the middle of the 4th Century. Finally, arrive at the small, charming city of Sighnaghi that promises stunning views of the great Caucasus mountains and of the River Alazani valley. It is a walled town with remnants of 18th-century fortifications. You can climb the watchtowers to get a magnificent view. In Sighnaghi you will enjoy a Georgian wine tasting.

Tbilisi: Wine and Culinary Tour

9. Tbilisi: Wine and Culinary Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Tbilisi at 10:00 AM. After meeting with your guide walk to the wine bar Vino Underground, which is one of the best places in Tbilisi to taste different kinds of traditional organic wine and chacha, a Georgian spirit drink. Throughout this experience, your guide will tell you about Georgian history and culture and also some interesting facts about Georgian wine and cuisine.  Venture towards the Sololaki district, which is one of the most beautiful places in Tbilisi, notable for its amazing architecture. See an abundance of wine, chacha, and souvenir shops. Your guide will recommend the best options for the fairest prices. Visit the Digomi marani, where you will experience master classes making traditional Georgian dishes such as Khachapuri, Khinkali or Mtsvadi. Sample some wine and Chacha and enjoy a lunch comprised of classic Georgian dishes. Finally, return to your hotel by private transport.

Tbilisi: Kakheti Region Wine Tour

10. Tbilisi: Kakheti Region Wine Tour

Your tour will begin in the morning, as you set off to the very east of Georgia to the lovely city of Sighnaghi. This most romantic city of Georgia is famous for its old Georgian architectural style, amazing views over the Alazani Valley, and the second-longest castle wall in the world. Following this you will go down to the Alazani Valley, where you will reach the wine village of Velistsikhe. It is here that you will visit the 300-year-old wine cellar of Numisi. You will be free to have lunch in Velistsikhe (your guide will advise you on the best places), before you continue your tour visiting the unique winery of Khareba (the "wine tunnel in the rock"). Here you will be able to see the difference in European-style winemaking and traditional Georgian winemaking, before tasting the best wines produced by the Khareba Winey. Following this, you will visit the Alaverdi Monastery and the Matsoni House. The monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph (Yoseb, Amba) Alaverdeli in the 6th century. Your tour will conclude later that evening, as you return back to Tbilisi.

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What people are saying about Tbilisi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 20 reviews

On our last night in Georgia we took a wonderful cooking class with Shorena making the tasty cuisine we experienced over the past 3 weeks: khinkali, khachapuri, mcadi, eggplant pkhali, etc. I love how our guides, Mariam and Beka, helped us pair the different foods together to make even more delicious combinations! We also just enjoyed the conversation and learning more about everyday life in Georgia. Shorena's home was a beautiful setting as we made khinkali surrounded by grape vines and plum trees. It was the best way to end our stay in Georgia and we even brought some leftover khachapuri to heat up the next morning.

The tour was very nice. Our guide was friendly and well prepared with historical information about Georgia and Armenia. We couldn't really ask a question as they where answered in advance. The car was comfortable and safe. Lunch was delicious and more than enough.

What a great experience, Irakli is the best guide you could imagine. Definetly recommend this tour as you see & learn so much more about the region than described in the description.

Had a really great day. Gorgeous scenery and plenty of stops. Great guide and superb driver navigating the military highway in torrential rain. Definitely recommend.

Zezva was most knowledgable about early orthodox churches and monasteries. And really interested in providing at top notch tour. Thank you Zesva.