Harvest Time in the Cradle of Wine: A Georgian Culinary Adventure - Atlas Obscura Trips
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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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  • 12 People Maximum
  • Easy Activity Level
  • Communities Up Close
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Trip Overview
Overview

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 tasting
  • 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
Georgia

Additional Info

Pricing & Single Accommodations

The total cost of this trip is $3,320. For those traveling by themselves, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $475. Please contact us to request a single room.

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.

Arrival & Departure

For flights in and out of Tbilisi International Airport (TBS), we suggest you arrive anytime before 3 p.m. on Day 1 and depart anytime after 11 p.m. on Day 8. 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.

Included
  • Accommodations in a boutique hotel as described in the itinerary.
  • 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).
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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.

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