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Tbilisi Culinary Adventure with a Tea Tasting Ceremony

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    What to Expect
    Meet your tour guide at the Berikaoba sculpture in central Tbilisi and set out to discover Georgian cuisine. Wander through the historic streets as your guide provides an engaging narrative about the city's landmarks and culinary traditions of toast-making and slow cooking.

    First, stop at one of the city’s favorite gastronomic stores. Uncover the secrets of Georgian food as you unearth an eclectic assortment of spices, cheese, and other goods with far-reaching Middle Eastern and Persian influences.

    Then, follow your guide through the backstreets of Tbilisi's Old Town. Absorb the atmosphere of this historic district as you head for a popular local restaurant to sample delicacies such as Khinkali and vegetable Pkhali accompanied by local wine or Chacha, a Georgian-style brandy.

    Finally, visit a tea shop and museum to learn about Tbilisi tea traditions and the city’s importance along the Silk Road trade routes and experience a tea ceremony.

    Your tour concludes at the tea shop, where your guide will be happy to provide suggestions to continue your Georgian culinary adventure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel Ambassadori, 17 Ioane Shavteli St, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Bitadze Tea Shop, 15 Galaktion Tabidze St, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    • Lunch with khinkali (local kind of dumplings stuffed with meat or cheese)
    • Cold appetizers
    • A glass of local wine or a shot of chacha
    • Georgian tea tasting
    Exclusions
    • Additional food and drink
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Tips and gratuities for the guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing on foot. In the summertime (from May to September) it is highly recommended to wear sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from direct sunshine.
    • Men should remove their hats and avoid wearing shorts
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 6 people
    • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Lasha was a great guidea and introduced us to Tbilisi on our first day here. The tour was a great combination of sightseeing and tasting delicious food. We had some amazing views with wine and cheese bread while listening to Lasha’s stories about Georgia. The...More

    Thank Ekkiespekkie
    TbilisiUA, Manager at Tbilisi Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Ekkiespekkie, Thank you for the detailed review. It's very inspiring to know you had such a great tour with Lasha! Tea is not something you expect to discover in Georgia, but when you meet people who are very passionate about their job, you truly...More

    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    I booked a tour with Urban Adventures as a solo female, and ended up with a private tour (I was the only one booked!) with Eka. She taught me how to eat khinkali and make a toast in Georgian, told me a bunch about Georgian...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank PinkPeep
    TbilisiUA, Manager at Tbilisi Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

    Dear PinkPeep, thank you for the fantastic review of your Taste of Tbilisi tour with Eka. It's truly great to get a chance to learn more about the local culture through its gastronomic traditions and have some good laughs with your guide too! Hope to...More

    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    This tour was very interesting and informative,and comprehensive,it included the city sightseeing,tasting local Georgian food in a nice restaurant ,and then we had the opportunity to have an idea about teas in Georgia and the experience of mixing different types of teas and tasting these...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Samirah A
    TbilisiUA, Manager at Tbilisi Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

    Dear Samirah, thank you for giving the Taste of Tbilisi tour a high rating, it's really inspiring for us! Lasha said you are a dedicated tea lover and enjoyed the tasting a lot. We hope you will also enjoy some wonderful memories about your adventures...More

    Reviewed 7 June 2019

    First off, I thought Polina was a great tour guide and that she did her best. However, I've done tours with Urban Adventures/Intrepid in several countries and my guides were always locals that spoke the language and generally knew a lot about the culture. I...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Kevin H
    TbilisiUA, Manager at Tbilisi Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2019

    Dear Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is inspiring to know you had a great time and found the tour interesting. In our team we have guides with different backgrounds, Georgian and Russian, but all of them equally passionate...More

    Reviewed 24 May 2019 via mobile

    Polina did her best to show us her favorite city with its old traditions, calm and peaceful atmosphere and delicious food. We tried khinkali, chacha, georgian salad, lemonade and more. Tea ceremony at Shota’s place was fantastic! He’s a real magician! Thank you, Polina, hope...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank maryday74
    TbilisiUA, Manager at Tbilisi Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

    Dear Mary, thank you for the kind words! It makes us super happy to know you enjoyed the tour and was charmed by the tea house, which really is like a magical treasure box. Hope to see you in Tbilisi again! :)

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    SameerBadruddin
    13 August 2018|
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    Response from TbilisiUA | Property representative |
    Dear Sameer, thank you for your question. No, the menu on the tour was not designed to be Halal. However, you can contact us in advance to check how we can alter the arrangements.
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