On this mouthwatering collaboration with Culinary Backstreets, we’ll explore the global birthplace of wine: Georgia. Expect a one-of-a-kind experience filled with wine tastings, cooking workshops, market tours, and more.
Tucked between the Black and Caspian Seas and in the shadow of Europe’s highest mountains you'll find Georgia—a tiny country with an astounding culinary heritage and a winemaking tradition tracing back eight millennia. We’ll be delving into this appetizing wonderland as spring bursts on the scene in all its seasonal glory—perhaps the most inspiring time of the year.
For flights in and out of Tbilisi International Airport (TBS), we suggest you arrive anytime before 3 p.m. on May 10 and depart anytime after 11 p.m. on May 17. Note that most inbound and outbound flights at TBS are scheduled for very early in the morning, so we've automatically included your arrival night so that you have a place to sleep when you land in the wee hours. We’ll provide the option of booking additional nights at our Tbilisi hotel before and/or after the tour, and are more than happy to provide suggestions for things to do and see in the city on your own.
Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 3 to 5 miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get hands-on during a couple cooking workshops.
We encourage an adventurous palate! However, if you’d like to avoid meat, the Georgian diet is vegetarian-friendly, so we can almost always supplement a non-meat dish. Avoiding gluten, on the other hand, will be challenging. If you’d like to join but are gluten-intolerant, you’ll need to bring and/or buy a steady stash of snacks to supplement your meals.