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 fine wine that is second to none.
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 the world, we’ll enjoy an expertly guided adventure that will be a true feast for the senses in every way.
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.
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.
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
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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