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GEORGIAN FLAVORS

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No visit to foreign countries is complete without tasting some traditional dishes.

Authentic and very specific to the country, Georgian cuisine is the natural extension of a rich landscape – fed by the pure waters of the Caucasus Mountains. The cuisine offers a variety of dishes, high in herbs and spices and mix of vegetarian and meet dishes.

DAY 1

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Rike Park

Rike Park is a public recreation area of the city, popular with families especially in summer. It sits on the left bank of the Mtkvari River, under the gaze of the Presidential Palace. The park is easy to access from the Old City via the glass and steel pedestrian Peace Bridge.

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Narikala Fortress

Narikala Fortress overlooking the old part of the city and the banks of the Mtkvari River stands proudly on a hill as a sentinel of Tbilisi. Climb up on the fortress or ride a cable car to enjoy panoramic views over the old city.

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Sulfur Baths

Fed by naturally hot mineral waters the sulfur baths have been an essential part of life in Tbilisi for centuries. The brick-domed underground baths were built in the 17th century and produce 3 million liters of water every day. To make your visit complete, make sure to have the invigorating massage. High in sulfur and other minerals, with a constant temperature of 38oC to 40oC, the water have long been used as a therapeutic aid for a range of illnesses including skin conditions and arthritis.

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Imeretian Dishes

Time to taste Cuisine of Imereti, Western Region of Georgia Some Highlights of Imeretian Dishes.
Veal ribs - This dish is usually cooked on a clay pan and served hot with some spicy sauce.
Khachapuri - Khachapuri or Georgian cheese pizza as many foreigners call it is one of the distinct types of national dishes. It is cheese-filled bread, though you can find various types of Khapuri in different regions of the country.

DAY 2

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Tsinandali

The complex in Tsinandali, former property of one of the prominent Georgian noble family of Chavchavadze, embraces the memorial house, a landscape garden, a historical winery, wine cellar, hotel and a café. In XIX century the estate used to be very important cultural center and gathering place for Georgian noblemen. Nowadays it frequently hosts various exhibitions, concerts, cultural events and master classes.

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Royal Batoni

Hotel-palace Royal Batoni is located in a historical part of Georgia, Kakheti region, in Kvareli city, by the Ilia’s Lake, within only hour and a half drive from Tbilisi. It is the best place if you want to forget daily routine and find yourself in a fantastic atmosphere. The hotel with its distinguished interior and exterior design is the best combination of traditional architecture and modern comfort.

DAY 3 - Time to taste Cuisine of Kakheti, Eastern region of Georgia

Khareba Tunnel – Gvirabi

Khareba Winery Gvirabi (tunnel in English) is located in Kvareli, Kakheti region. It is carved in the rock of the Caucasus Mountain Range and is used by the winery to store wines. With the constant temperature of 12-14 degrees it is especially nice place to visit during summer days. Big recreational park with artificial river and water mill create pleasant atmosphere to walk and relax. Gvirabi tourism complex also includes the restaurant built on the rock with a wide range of delicious dishes, paired with the finest “Winery Khareba” wines. From the veranda of the restaurant you can enjoy splendid views of the Alazani Valley.

Some highlights of Kakhetian Cuisine

Lamb Ribs
Lamb stew with tarragon

Lamb stew dish called Chakhapuli is favorite for many gourmands. Though it is traditionally made with lamb, it can also be ordered with veal. This tasty dish gets its layers of flavor from lamb chops or veal, tarragon, sour green plums and coriander.

DAY 4

Open Air Museum of Ethnography

Open Air Museum encompasses 14 ethnographic zones and houses more than eight thousand artifacts brought from all over Georgia. The museum frequently hosts folk exhibitions and festivals.

Time to taste Cuisine of Samegrelo, Western Region of Georgia Some Highlights of Megrelian Dishes

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Elarji

Elarji is frequently referred as pride of Megrelian cuisine and cooking it demands some special skills. It is prepared with maize ground and fine flour and chees type called Sulguni. It can be served as a main course or as a side dish with some sauces.

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Satsivi

Satsivi is a Georgian sauce made of walnuts, garlic, combination of dried herbs, vinegar, pepper and salt. It is usually served cold, either as a dipping sauce for bread or with boiled turkey of chicken pieces submerged in it.

DAYS 4 & 5

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Kazbegi

About two hours’ drive north from Tbilisi will take you to Kazbegi, heart of Caucasus Mountains. It is a very popular year round destination full of historical monuments, natural wanders and stunning landscapes. You can enjoy the breathtaking views from the hotel veranda or visit sightseeings within only several minute drive from Kazbegi

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Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

Located in Northern Georgia across the valley from the iconic 5,047m Kazbegi Mountain in Stephantsminda, the original Rooms Hotel was opened in 2012 in a former Soviet center for regional tourism packages and expeditions. Today, the hotel, together with its restaurant, bar and casino, make up the epicenter for the region’s tourism offering modern and stylish accommodations and distinctive design concept that embraces the historic legacy of the building and destination’s past.

Time to taste Cuisine of Mountainous Regions of Georgia Some Highlights

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Khinkali

Khinkali is a Georgian dumpling which originated in the Georgian mountainous regions.The filling os Khinkali vary, though original one consists of minced meat – lamb or beef, onions, chili pepper, salt and cumin. In urban areas you can have them with some herbs. Cooking Khinkali as well as eating it requires some skills. Use your fingers to eat Khinkali and try not to spill its juice. If you succeed then you are a professional Khinkali eater.

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Shkmeruli

Shkmeruli is a chicken dish mostly characteristic to mountainous regions of Georgia. A young chicken is usually used for the dish that is cooked in milk and garlic. Though sour cream can also be used instead of milk the original Georgian one is prepared with milk. It is usually served on a clay pan.

SERVICES


  • Transfers from/to the airport
  • Transportation per the tour program
  • Guiding service
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Museum tickets
  • Accommodation

Tbilisi – 1 nights (BB)
Kakheti – 2 night (BB)
Kazbegi – 1 night (BB)

HOTELS

AMBASSADORI TBILISI

BILTMORE

ROOMS HOTEL TBILISI

MERCURE TBILISI OLD TOWN

HOLIDAY INN TBILISI

HOTEL COSTE

ZP PALACE

IBIS STYLE TBILISI CENTER

KAZBEGI HOTELS

ROOMS HOTEL KAZBEGI

HOTELS IN KAKHETI

ROYAL BATONI

TSINANDALI

KHAREBA WINERY GVIRABI

CHATEAU MERE

LOPOTA LAKE

KVARELI LAKE RESORT

KVARELI EDEN

KABADONI HOTEL SIGNAGI

HOTEL BRIGITTE SIGNAGI