Armenia & Georgia Real Food Adventure

12/04/2022 through 10/12/2023
12/04/2022 through 10/15/2023
Intrepid Travel

Armenia & Georgia Real Food Adventure

Taste the punchy flavours of Armenia and Georgia on this 10-day food adventure. Begin the journey in Yerevan, contrasting traditional Armenian barbecue, grilled trout and tolma with the many spicy aromas of the local markets. Continue the adventure in Georgia, where the charming facades of Tbilisi and the snow-dusted peaks of the Caucasus are the backdrop for culinary adventures, both hands-on and leisurely. Enjoy the region’s most iconic and celebrated dishes, all washed down with a delicious array of Georgia’s famous local wines.

Activities

  • Yerevan – Welcome Dinner
  • Yerevan – Local market visit
  • Yerevan – City Tour with Local Guide
  • Yerevan – Tolma cooking demonstration
  • Garni – Temple of Garni
  • Garni – Lavash making demonstration
  • Geghard – Geghard Monastery
  • Garni – Home-cooked lunch
  • Garni – Symphony of Stones
  • Tbilisi – Wine Tasting
  • Tbilisi – Khachapuri tasting
  • Tbilisi – Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Kakheti – Gremi Architectural Complex
  • Kvareli – Barbecue lunch with a local family
  • Kvareli – Traditional Churchkhela demonstration
  • Kvareli – Qvevri Wine Master visit
  • Mtskheta – Jvari Church & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Ananuri – Architectural Complex
  • Telavi – Local market visit
  • Stepantsminda – Gergeti Trinity Church Hike
  • Stepantsminda – Khinkali home-cooking class
  • Tbilisi – Farewell Dinner

Highlights

  • Prepare your own tolma (vine-wrapped rice, herbs and lentils) and join a masterclass with a local family to learn how to make khinkali (Georgian dumplings).
  • Join local families for traditional homecooked meals, sampling Armenian trout with a family in Garni and make a Georgian barbecue with a family in the Kakheti region.
  • Take a hike in the striking Caucasus mountains to perhaps one of the best positioned Churches in Europe – Gergeti Trinity Church.
  • Taste the region’s most iconic dishes, including chaqafuli (beef or lamb in plum sauce), mtsvadi (meat skewers), churchkhela (nutty Georgian candy) and khachapuri (cheese breads).
  • Enjoy a glass or two of the locally produced wine and learn about the unique Qvevri tradition of using clay pots used to create delicious, un?ltered and organic drop.

Itinerary

Day 1 Yerevan
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Day 2 Yerevan
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Day 3 Yerevan
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Day 4 Tbilisi
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Day 5 Tbilisi
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Day 6 Telavi
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Day 7 Gudauri
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Day 8 Gudauri / Stepantsminda
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Day 9 Tbilisi
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Day 10 Tbilisi
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