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Photo Credit: Culinary Backstreets
Photo Credit: Culinary Backstreets
Photo Credit: Culinary Backstreets
Photo Credit: Culinary Backstreets

Harvest Time in the Cradle of Wine: A Georgian Culinary Adventure

from $3,320 USD per person for 8 days, 7 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Easy
  • Road Trip

On this mouthwatering collaboration with Culinary Backstreets, we'll explore the birthplace of wine: Georgia. Expect a one-of-a-kind experience filled with wine tastings, cooking workshops, harvest activities, 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.

Highlights
  • Vineyard visits & wine tastings
  • Culinary workshops
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Local performances

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
Culinary Backstreets
In Partnership with Culinary Backstreets

Additional Info

Arrival & Departure

For flights in and out of Tbilisi International Airport (TBS), we suggest you arrive anytime before 3 p.m. on October 12 and depart anytime after 11 p.m. on October 19. Note that most inbound and outbound flights at TBS are scheduled for very early in the morning. We’ll provide the option of booking extra 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.

Activity Level

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.

Dates and Prices

Oct 12–Oct 19, 2019
The total cost of this trip is $3,320. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $2,820 will be due by July 23, 2019. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip's Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $475 will be due at the time of the final payment.
Included
  • Seven nights of accommodation in a boutique hotel.
  • All meals and wine throughout the trip, with the exception of dinner on Day 6.
  • Transportation during the trip, including in a private coach. Travel within the city will often be by foot.
  • Four experienced, English-speaking guides—three local, one foreign—accompanying you during different sections of the trip.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, sites, workshops, and events.
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Tbilisi, Georgia, including airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Food and drink outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including one dinner and any snacks during the day, as well as any personal expenses.
  • If applicable, applying for a Georgian visa (not required for U.S. or E.U. citizens).
Shared Room
$3,320 USD per person
Single Room
$3,795 USD per person

Additional Dates

Trip FAQ

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.