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Slow Georgia for Foodies & Wine Lovers

Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Kutaisi – Mtskheta – Natural Wines – Foodie Experiences – Uplistsikhe Cave Town – Sulphur Baths – Horse Riding – 4×4 Adventure

An immersive and exclusive trip through Georgia’s food and natural wine scene, from farm to table, from the mountains to the cities and the wine regions, by the hand of pioneer women shaking things up and showcasing Georgia’s culinary scene to the world.

Highlights: Walking tour of Tbilisi, Sighnaghi and Kutaisi | Khinkali and Khachapuri cooking class | Natural wine tastings and winery visits with the winemakers | Vashlovani National Park 4×4 adventure | Horse riding | Brewery visit and tasting | Sulphur baths | Uplistsikhe Cave town | Mtskheta UNESCO listed monasteries and cathedral | Mindful wine tasting | Cheese workshop | Martvili Canyon

Activity level: Low to Moderate, expect to walk 10,000 steps on some days, go horse riding or hiking and join a full day 4×4 tour

No mandatory single supplements* | 14 spots | Photographer onboard

*Prices per person, we pair you with another solo traveler, or upgrade to have your own room

 

Trip Overview

  • 6 to 14 September, 2025 (Photographer onboard)

Tamara, our Georgian guide

Payment plan

3,995 EUR pp sharing

Max. 14 guests

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Itinerary highlights

Below is a summary itinerary per day:

  • Day 1: Arrival, Wine workshop and welcome dinner
  • Day 2: History and artisans tour, Cheese workshop and Cooking class,
  • Day 3: Sighnaghi, Cooking class, horse riding, Beer tasting
  • Day 4: Vashlovani National Park, Winery dinner
  • Day 5: Mtskheta church and cathedral, Mindful wine tasting
  • Day 6: Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Winery visit, Kutaisi
  • Day 7: Market visit, Martvili Canyon, Cooking class and winery visit
  • Day 8: Sulphur baths, Farewell winner with polyphonic singing
  • Day 9: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival, Wine workshop & Welcome dinner

Upon your arrival in Tbilisi, you will be picked up by your driver and taken to our fabulous hotel in the city.

If you arrive early, you can explore Tbilisi on your own until our group meeting in the afternoon.

After introductions and a briefing of the week’s itinerary, we will join an experienced female sommelier for an introduction and tasting of Georgian wines.

It is believed that wine comes from Georgia, where it originated a few thousand years ago, so this is the cradle of one of the greatest drinks of all time.

Trust us when we say this: you should forget everything you know about wine when visiting Georgia, wine production is unique here and can’t be compared to wine anywhere else.

You’ll learn about the to main wine regions, how wine is fermented in contact with the skin in traditional qvevry vessels and what makes natural wines special.

We will taste a few different wines from female owned wineries and then head to our first amazing meal of many, at the restaurant of a pioneering female chef.

Georgia has one of the few differentiated cuisines in Europe, waiting to be discovered and enjoyed, and we will do just that, all week, starting with our welcome dinner.

Overnight at Rooms Hotel 4*

Rooms is a lifestyle brand of young luxury Georgian hotels with an artistic flair and a penchant for the cool.

The hotel’s bar and terrace are the place for creatives and intellectuals to meet in Tbilisi. When you need a break, retire to your cozy and spacious room, or chill in the courtyard terrace or buzzing outdoor bar.

Inclusions: Welcome drinks, wine workshop and tasting, welcome dinner with wine.

 


Day 2 : Tbilisi old town, Enamel workshop, Cheese workshop & Khachapuri and khinkali cooking class

We will start the day a bit later so you can have a lazy breakfast before exploring Tbilisi’s history and artsy scene.

We will wander the Old Town, exploring its cobblestone pedestrian alleys and stopping at a few women owned stores along the way.

We will walk up to the Metekhi Virgin Mary Assumption Church for the great views and a quick visit, and take a look at the modern, wavy Bridge of peace.

We will learn about the legend that led to the discovery of its sulphuric hot springs and today’s baths neighbourhood.

We will stop at an enamel studio and have a private demonstration to see how enamel jewelry and icons are made.

We will have lunch at an innovative female owned restaurant to sample some of Georgia’s most delicious foods in a quiet courtyard housed in an old mansion.

In the afternoon, we will continue up, taking the cable car to Narikala Fortress for a visit and to enjoy panoramic views over the city below.

We will finish the day with a cheese workshop and tasting to learn all about Georgia’s cheeses. Georgians love cheese and this workshop will come in handy to understand the flavors of some of the most famous local dishes such as kachapuri.

Georgia produces more than 250 varieties of cheese, and many of them are like nothing you ever tried before, while others resemble famous cheeses like mozzarella.

After the workshop, we will join a cooking class of the country’s most famous dishes: Acharuli khachapuri and khinkali dumplings.

If you have ever tried Georgian food, you probably came across these two delicious dishes, so this is your chance to learn how to make them.

Acharuli khachapuri is the most famous kind of khachapuri, Georgia’s national dish. This baked bread, cheese and egg combo is as delicious as it is indulging and is one of the few dishes in Georgian cuisine that has to be enjoyed individually and using a specific technique and not shared.

Khinkali are a variation of Chinese dumplings that are larger and made with thicker twisted knobs of dough stuffed with meat and broth. Eating them requires a special skill which we will also learn.

We will taste all our creations for dinner accompanied by natural wines.

Overnight at Rooms Hotel 4*.

Inclusions: Breakfast at the hotel, walking tour of Tbilisi, enamel workshop, lunch at a female owned restaurant with wine, cheese workshop and cooking class with dinner.


Day 3 : Sighnaghi, Churchella class, Horse riding & Beer tasting

Today we are heading to the famous Kakheti wine region, a couple of hours from Tbilisi.

We will start the day with breakfast at the hotel and will the get on our minibus to Sighnaghi, a historical town in the center of the region.

Upon arrival, we will take a walking tour of this pretty village perched on top of a ridge.

Sighnaghi has the most incredible panoramic views over the plains below and the towering Caucasus Mountains in the background and is surrounded by a medieval wall.

We will have a walk through the streets and have lunch at a local restaurant with stunning views.

After lunch, we will check in to our hotel and continue the day to a female-owned ranch in the mountains, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.

The ranch has a dozen Caucasian horses ready to take us on an easy ride through the quiet mountains.

If you don’t wish to ride, you can join a hike to a nearby chapel instead and immerse yourself in nature.

We will spend the rest of the afternoon and evening at the ranch.

Women from a local community will join us and show a few of Georgia’s crafts using felt and other materials.

They will also teach us how to make churchella, Georgia’s healthy energy bar made from walnuts and grape juice. This is a great snack you can easily replicate at home.

Before dinner, we will try a few of the ranch’s craft beers made using local cereals, especially ancient wheat varieties, fruits and herbs that are endemic to Georgia.

If you are interested, you can join the cook on a foraging excursion to pick herbs and vegetables for dinner in the nearby forests.

Dinner will be a feast under the stars with more incredible farm to table Georgian cuisine, beer and local wines.

We will return to Sighnaghi for the evening. If you are up for it, you can have a nightcap at the hotel or one of the local wine bars.

Inclusions: Breakfast at the hotel, lunch at a restaurant with views, dinner at the ranch, transport in a minibus, walking tour of Sighnaghi, horse riding, cooking demo and beer tasting.

Overnight at Kabadoni Boutique Hotel 4*

We will stay at Sighnaghi’s best hotel located at the top of the village with panoramic views over the town, the valley and the Caucasus mountains.

Rooms are modern, with a touch of traditional decor, and spacious. We have selected rooms facing the mountains so you can wake up to the best views in the area.

Breakfast can be enjoyed in the outdoor terrace.

 


Day 4 : Vashlovani National Park & Pioneer Winery visit

Today is all about the outdoors.

We will enjoy a wonderful breakfast with the best views before jumping on our 4×4 cars and heading to Vashlovani National Park, a semi-deserted and badlands park with canyons and wild gazelle.

The park is located on the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan and is flanked by the Caucasus mountains on one side and rolling agricultural land on the other, where sheep, horses and cows roam freely.

We will ride through green fields for a couple of hours until we reach the entrance to the park and start seeing the unique landscapes and layers of different colors.

We will head towards the floodplains in search of wild gazelle and peaceful tortoises. On the way, we will spot birds, reptiles and maybe foxes, wolves or lynxes.

We will stop for picnic at one of the shelters and feast on cheese, vegetables and other delicacies.

In the afternoon, we will return to Sighnaghi for free time until dinner. Enjoy the hotel’s heated indoor infinity pool, or relax on the terrace.

We will head out to Pheasant’s Tears, the winery that started Georgia’s natural wines movement, for a visit and wine tasting guided by the winemaker himself.

We will continue the evening with an exclusive dinner in the estate’s private Crazy Pomegranate restaurant, located right in the middle of the vineyards.

Pheasant’s Tears is one of Georgia’s most famous wineries. Founded by an American who studied fine arts in Moscow and moved to Georgia more than 20 years ago, it remains one of the most respected projects in the country.

All wines are fermented and aged in qvevry, some of which are more than 100 years old, and preserve the winemaking heritage of the country.

The winery focuses on endemic varieties of grapes and has brought back the old traditions that set Georgian wines apart from the rest of the world.

Every wine is unique at Phaesant’s Tears; from the blend made with more than 400 varieties of grapes, to the long fermentation in contact with skins, prepare to be shocked by wines that resemble nothing you ever tried before.

After dinner, we will return to the hotel.

Overnight at Kabadoni Boutique Hotel 4*.

Inclusions: Breakfast at the hotel, 4×4 safari in Vashlovani National Park, picnic lunch, winery visit and private dinner at Pheasant’s Tears.


Day 5 : Mtskheta & Mindful wine tasting

Today, we are leaving the Kakheti wine region and heading northeast.

We will start the day with one more breakfast with Caucasus Mountains view before driving back to Tbilisi and onwards to the city of Mtskheta.

Mtskheta is the historical capital of Georgia and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world with archeological evidence traced back to the 2nd millennium BC.

The city is considered Holy by the Georgian Orthodox Church since 2014 and is the location of the country’s most important religious sites, which are also listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery, or Monastery of the Cross.

From the 6th century Jvari Monastery we will see the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, the merging waters of which are visible, and learn more about Georgia’s most beloved religious figure, Saint Nino.

Saint Nino is credited with converting Georgia’s King Mirian III of Iberia into Christianity in the 4th century AD and this is the location where her famous wooden cross, made of grape vines, was erected. The wine tradition started really early in Georgia!

After the visit, we will head to lunch at a female owend local restaurant in the city.

We will leave Mtskheta behind after lunch and head towards Ateni wine region, where vineyards grow in pergolas on terraced hills.

Ateni is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world and its wines are considered fit for kings and often referred to as “noble wines”.

We will meet one of the smallest wine producers in Georgia and the world, Nino, who returned to the family’s home to produce natural wines.

She a micro winemaker and produces fewer than 500 bottles a year, so every bottle is literally handmade.

Nino will guide us through a mindful wine tasting where we will savor every sip and feel the grapes and the terroir in a way that will teach us to be in the moment.

We will end the day checking in to our guesthouse that is part of a family run winery, taking a quick tour of the winery and enjoying a home made dinner.

Dinner will be another feast prepared by the wife and accompanied by house wines.

Overnight at Nika Vacheishvili’s Guest House 3*

Nika Vacheishvili used to be a Georgian minister before he retired to the countryside and started a boutique winery and guesthouse in the terraced vineyards of Ateni with his wife.

The guesthouse is located in a traditional stone house and offers cozy and warm accommodation in a personal setting surrounded by farm life.

Inclusions: Breakfast at the hotel, lunch, Mtskheta walking tour with visit to the main churches, mindful wine tasting, dinner with wine, transportation in a minibus.


Day 6 : Uplistsikhe cave town, Winery visit & Kutaisi walking tour

Uplistsikhe Rock-Hewn Town dates back from the 2nd millennium BC to the Medieval ages and literally translates as The Lord’s Fortress.

The town is on the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites and contains many structures with influence from Iran to Anatolia and combines pagan and Christian architecture.

The advent of Christianity led to the town’s decline in favor of other religious centers and in the 12th century it was ravaged by the Mongols.

We will visit the town on a walking tour and continue our day north towards Kutaisi.

On our way, we will stop at a restaurant and organic winery producing natural wines and serving farm to table village food using local ingredients grown at the farm or by women in surrounding areas.

The project is led by a feminist who dropped a career in the male-dominated diplomatic service in favor of the wine industry. She moved from Tbilisi to the countryside to join her husband and started her project to support every “sister in law” in the area.

We will enjoy the wines and food and have a lazy afternoon talking feminism and life in Georgia’s rural countryside.

We will end the day in Kutaisi. After checking in to the hotel, we will head out for a walking tour.

We will share dinner at one of the city’s coolest restaurants owned by three sisters who are revolutionising Georgia’s food and infusing old recipes with new ideas.

The restaurant often has live music and is housed in an old building with high ceilings and eclectic decor designed by one of them who is an interior decorator.

Inclusions: Breakfast at the hotel, lunch feast and visit at the winery, dinner in town at a female owned restaurant, guided tour of Uplistsikhe and Kutaisi.

Overnight at Newport Hotel Kutaisi 4*

Newport Hotel is a modern hotel that has been recently renovated and is housed in a former courthouse, right in the city center.

Rooms are sleek and comfortable and the hotel has a rooftop terrace with great panoramic views over the entire city.


Day 7 : Kutaisi market, Martvili Canyon, Cooking class

We will have breakfast at the hotel and check out the local market.

Churchella, fruit jams, local cheeses, vegetables and herbs are all on display at this local market, an explosion of color and flavors.

After the market, we will jump in the minibus to drive to the cathedral of Kutaisi, previously a UNESCO heritage site that was removed from the list after the renovation efforts deviated too much from the original.

Next up is a visit to Martvili Canyon, a scenic and picturesque canyon filled with turquoise waters, that can be explored through a series of suspended bridges.

This used to be the bath place for the Dadiani noble family, a princely lineage that started in the 13th century.

We will take a short paddleboat tour through the narrow canyon and then have free time to explore the rest of the area.

Our journey towards Tbilisi will continue at one of the first female owned wineries in Georgia, started by a famous local writer and intellectual.

We will not only visit the organic winery and the vineyards, and taste her natural wines, but also participate in a complete cooking class of Megrelian dishes, Georgia’s most acclaimed cuisine.

This is going to be the prettiest and tastiest farm to table meal yet, even though by the time we arrive, you will be wondering if that is at all possible!

Mingrelian cuisine is famous for its liberal use of spices and its khachapuri that has cheese inside and on top.

We will enjoy our lunch among the vineyards and garden and chat with the owner about the Georgian wine scene and what it takes to run a business as a woman.

After a long lazy lunch, we will return to Kutaisi for some free time before dinner at a local female owned restaurant opened by a former banker turned hospitality entrepreneur.

Overnight at Newport Hotel 4*.

Inclusions: Breakfast at the hotel, visit and boat tour at Martvili Canyon, wine tasting, cooking class and lunch, dinner at a female owned restaurant, transport in a minibus.


Day 8 : Sulphur baths & Farewell dinner

We will have breakfast in the hotel and start our drive back to Tbilisi where we will arrive at lunch time.

We will go straight to lunch at a female owned restaurant led by a chef that has become one of the most prominent culinary figures in Georgia’s contemporary cooking.

After checking into the hotel, we will walk to the sulphur baths neighbourhood for a private session followed by a traditional kisa massage.

Kisa massage is similar to the scrubbing that takes place in a Moroccan hammam.

We have booked private suites for the group where you can enjoy the natural sulphuric hot springs combined with cold plunges in the pools.

After the baths, you will have free to go shopping, visit some of the hotels or relax at the hotel.

Our farewell dinner will be shared with local women pioneers in their fields at a private venue. The event will be hosted by a Georgian TV personality and juror of the local Masterchef.

Through her hospitality empire, she has put Georgian cuisine on the map and managed to bring back forgotten recipes and ingredients.

Our meal will end with a private polyphonic singing performance.

On day 9, depart anytime after breakfast. You will be dropped off at the airport as per your flight time.

Overnight at Iota Hotel 4*

Iota Hotel is a local luxury boutique hotel in the old part of Tbilisi, walking distance to all the sights and many shops, which is why we have picked it for the last two nights in the city, so you can use your free time for any last minute shopping or exploration.

The hotel’s bright green lobby and restaurant are a treat, and one of the nicest ways to start the day. Rooms are modern and recently renovated.

Inclusions: Breakfast at the hotel, lunch at local restaurant, farewell dinner with wine and polyphonic performance, private sulphur bath session with kissa massage, transfers in private minibus.


About Your Host, Tamara

Tamara is one of the most experiences local female guides in Georgia and has been guiding and designing tours through the country for more than 10 years.

She is a passionate feminist, lover of natural wines, and looking forward to sharing her culture with curious visitors, especially if they are women.

Bonus: Our September 2025 trip will be accompanied by our Co-Founder, Mar Pages and a professional photographer.


Inclusions

✔️ 8 Nights in shared twin accommodation in 4-5* hotels. Or upgrade to have your own room

✔️ Airport pick up and drop off in Tbilisi

✔️ All activities as mentioned in the itinerary led by Georgian women

✔️Entry tickets to all churches, cathedrals, and other sites

✔️ Sulphur bath private group room and shirt Kisa scrub

✔️ Private transportation in minibus or 4×4 at Vashlovani

✔️ Daily Breakfast, all lunches and dinners except for 1

✔️ Water during meals and in the minibus, wine during all meals except for 2

✔️ Georgian female host

✔️ Tips for all activities included (hotel staff, drivers, restaurants, bars), except for the host

Exclusions

✘ Optional activities not included in the program that you book yourself

✘ Meals not listed

✘ Visa, if required, we can provide invitation letters

✘ Travel & Medical Insurance (Required)

✘ Tips for the Host (at your discretion, recommended 50-100 EUR)

Payment Info

Prices per person in EURO start at:

3,995 EUR

Payment Plan:

30% deposit to secure your spot (non refundable*)

Final balance due 90 days before departure

*The initial 30% is refundable if the minimum number of guests is not reached. By joining our trips you agree to our T&C.

The Solo Female Travelers difference – What makes us unique

All our tours follow the same values and philosophy that makes us who we are which you can find here.

Our tour to Georgia will include several slow and intentional experiences that are not available to the general public and that we have curated for our tours such as a visit to a micro-winery, meals at small grassroots restaurants, a cheese appreciation workshop, or a wine tasting masterclass.

We will support the country’s feminist movement by eating, visiting and spending time with women who are making a difference in advancing women’s place in society through tourism and social projects.


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Interested in joining us in Georgia? We are keeping the group to 14 guests maximum so don’t wait up. Select your package below and click the Book button, or pick a time to book a video call with us and get all your questions answered. Note: Please do not book any flights until the trip is confirmed.

Credit card payments carry a 3% surcharge. Wire transfer details are available via email: [email protected].

IMPORTANT: Due to the nature of the trip and the many traditional gastronomic experiences, we are unable to accommodate gluten free, vegan or lactose-free diets as well as severe food allergies. Vegetarians can be accommodated as long as they eat cheese.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This is a trip of a lifetime and we know there are many things you’d like to know more about.

What are the COVID measures and how will you ensure everyone is safe?


We care deeply about the wellbeing of our guests and our trip follows all local regulations. We require guests who develop a cough or cold-like symptoms to use a mask and separate themselves from the rest of the guests. COVID testing is not mandatory though it will be encouraged.

What if I cannot travel because of COVID restrictions?

Payments are not refundable if the trip goes ahead. This is why we require all guests to purchase travel insurance that covers unforeseen circumstances that would prevent them from traveling.

In the event that the trip needs to be postponed for reasons beyond our control such as a global pandemic or COVID after the the 30% deposit is due, any payments made will be put towards a similar trip in the future.

We recommend checking with an aggregator such as Travel Insurance Master to compare quotes and coverage.

Do I need a visa for Georgia?

Most nationalities do not need a visa for Georgia. If you do, we can provide the necessary documentation to help you with the application process.

What is included in the trip?

All inclusions and exclusions are detailed in the section above. This trip includes 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners.

Can I have a room to myself?

All costs above are considered on a sharing basis with two guests per room in twin bedding; we will pair you with another solo female traveler on the trip. If you wish to have your own room, a single supplement applies.

Can special dietary requirements be accommodated?


Because of the nature of the trip, the classic gastronomy of the countries we visit and the many foodie experiences that are shared and involve cheese, eggs and meat, it is not possible for us to adapt the tour to suit veganism. Vegetarians can be accommodated as long as they eat cheese.

Severe allergies and lactose- or gluten-free diets cannot be accommodated on this tour. Please reach out to us to discuss your needs before booking.

I don’t drink alcohol, can I still join?


Georgia is the birthplace of wine and this tour is heavily focused on wine traditions and winery visits. However, drinking alcohol is not mandatory and you are welcome to participate with the tastings and visits without drinking the wine.

I want to bring my partner to the trip

This is a female-only small group trip specifically designed for women traveling on their own. If you wish to travel with a female friend, partner, family member, etc. they are absolutely welcome, and couples can be accommodated in double rooms, however we are not able to book male travelers on this trip.

I want to bring my daughter

How wonderful! If your daughter is above the age of 16, we will be glad to have her with us.

Will the guides be female?

Yes, this trip will be hosted by a Georgian female guide and we will support almost exclusively female owned businesses.

What should I pack for this adventure?

The weather in this part of Europe at the end of summer will be warm but pleasant. Georgia enjoys both dry and humid weather depending on the region.

What happens if I get sick?

The prospect of getting sick while alone in a foreign country is daunting, and this is why we require all our guests have comprehensive travel and medical insurance that includes international evacuation.

Should you fall sick, we will escort you to the nearest medical facility so you can get the help you need. All the countries we visit have excellent healthcare systems and we will never be far from top-notch facilities.

What travel and medical insurance should I get?

While the cost of medical healthcare in this part of Europe is affordable when compared to international standards of other developed nations, travel and medical insurance is mandatory to come on our trips and we recommend you get the most comprehensive coverage that includes international evacuation. Check an aggregator such as Travel Insurance Master to compare quotes and coverages.

Can I make various instalments for this trip?

Our payment plan includes 2 instalments: a 30% payment to secure your spot, and the remaining 70% payment 90 days before the trip. You can make any partial payment until the 70% is due.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes payments can be made by credit card (additional fee of 3%) or by wire transfer.