Tastes of Georgia: A Culinary Tour with Carla Capalbo

Overview:

Steeped in the legends of the Golden Fleece, Georgia has lain at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia for millennia. Its rich cultural traditions are infused with flavours and influences that have evolved and adapted since the days of the Iberian and Colchian civilisations. This long cultural history – including an 8,000-year-old winemaking tradition – has culminated in a reputation for exceptional cuisine and artisan wine.

Travelling in the company of renowned food and wine expert, Carla Capalbo (the author of “Tasting Georgia: A food and wine journey in the Caucasus”), we’ll enjoy a culinary journey through a landscape that is home to both infectious hospitality and one of the oldest Christian communities in the world.

Sampling the native wines of Kakheti in family wineries and Georgia’s regional, vibrant cuisine, we’ll travel from the country’s historic capital Tbilisi to the high slopes of the famed Georgian Military Highway. Filled with bustling markets, UNESCO world heritage sites and a stunning array of religious architecture that is amongst the finest anywhere in Eastern Europe, we’ll enjoy an expertly guided adventure that will be a true feast for the senses in every way.

Highlights

  • Experience Georgia’s famed hospitality in the company of food and wine writer Carla Capalbo
  • Discover the 8,000-year-old Georgian wine production method and enjoy some wine tasting
  • Learn the art of Georgian cooking from Carla and local cooks during masterclasses
  • Walk through to the impressive Gergeti Trinity Church and have a picnic at the top
  • Explore the fortress, museums, churches and restaurants of the capital, Tbilisi
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage treasures of Mtskheta, Georgia’s religious centre

Tour Includes

  • Full services of a Wild Frontiers local guides and drivers and hosted and led by culinary and wine expert Carla Capalbo
  • 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable), masterclass and cooking demos
  • Drinking water throughout
  • All transport (minibuses)
  • 8 nights' accommodation in comfortable 3-4* hotels
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.

Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 6

Tours that fall into this category are likely to involve at least a few challenging days and are often in destinations where tourism is still in its infancy.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 7

You can typically expect a mixture of accommodation with some nights being spent in comfortable and characterful places, and some in more basic places, homestays or camping, especially where choices are limited.

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 5

These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 8

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a strong focus on culture. Depending on the trip this could involve exploring ancient sites, medieval architecture, ethnographic museums and/or having tribal encounters.

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