Discover why Georgians are famous for their hospitality with a home-cooked meal with a local family in Tbilisi. Stroll the streets of the city before your meal. Hear ancient tales as you see sights such as the Great Synagogue and Sioni Cathedral.
What to Expect
Start your Tbilisi tour where the city’s history began. Meet your guide at 11:00 outside Metekhi Church. Learn the legends of Georgia's ancient city to set you up for your exploration of some of its most iconic sites. Cross the Metekhi Bridge and head to the Sulphur baths. The natural hot springs are one of the most popular sites in the city. If you would like to book a room to enjoy later, your guide can help with the arrangements.
Stop at the tamada (toastmaster) sculpture and learn why it’s a symbol of Georgia’s ancient winemaking traditions. Go to a local carpet shop. See the Great Synagogue and Sioni Cathedral. Discover Georgia's oldest church at Anchiskhati Church. Pass the Spiritual Seminary where Stalin studied.
Then stroll down old and narrow streets to Freedom Square. Here, you will hop aboard Tbilisi's public transport for the second half of your adventure. Dine with a local family to get a true taste of Georgian hospitality. Local custom dictates that guests are blessed gifts from God, so prepare to be welcomed into the family like a long-lost relative!
Discover how to make popular Georgian dishes such as khinkali and khachapuri (dumplings and cheese-filled bread). Lend a hand in the kitchen if you wish. In addition to the mains, your lunch will include salads, homemade jam and Georgian wine made using the traditional qvevri method of storing wine in clay jars underground.
Then, travel back by public transport to Freedom Square. You are now free to explore on your own.
- Local, English-speaking guide
- Public transport costs
What's Not Included
- Additional food and drink
- Tips for the guide
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Please note that to visit churches, women are requested to cover their hair and wear long dresses or long trousers. Shoulders should be covered. Men should remove their hats and avoid wearing shorts