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Georgia Holidays

Protected by the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia is a beautiful country. Here striking modern architecture complements spectacular natural scenery and fine vineyards give way to ancient cathedrals. Bordered to the west by the Black Sea, Georgia has been heavily influenced by its neighbours which is reflected not only in culture and art but also in architecture and food.

Capital of Georgia for over 1,500 years, Tbilisi is recognised as the heart of the Caucasus. Explore the historic old town with its narrow alleyways, charming homes, baths and cathedrals. Outside of Tbilisi, visit Telavi, Kakheti’s main town and gateway to Georgia’s famous wine growing region, explore the ancient city of Kutaisi which is home to the spectacular Gelati Monastery, a medieval cathedral with elaborate frescoes and nearby Motsameta Monastery. For spectacular mountain scenery and great walking head north from Tbilisi to Gudauri and the iconic snowy peak of Mt Kazbek.

Georgia can also easily be combined with neighbouring Armenia which also boasts beautiful landscapes, a strong culture and heritage, mountain-top monasteries and charming people. With our knowledge and experience we can help to create a unique holiday to Georgia that is tailored exactly to your requirements.

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Georgia is one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations, and one that is still little visited. Our tailor-made holidays to Georgia are completely bespoke with all arrangements made to fit your exact requirements and interests whether that is a cultural tour, walking holiday or a gastronomy and wine focused break. All of our itineraries in Georgia include hotels and transport, guided sightseeing and entrance fees. When travelling in Georgia you will have a private car with driver-guide at your disposal throughout your holiday. Whilst you are on your tailor-made holiday you will also have round the clock support and assistance from our both from our partners in Georgia and our UK office. Many clients find inspiration from the itineraries on our website and tailor them to fit their wants and needs by changing the number of days, selecting different accommodation or a different route, adding experiences or extending their time into neighbouring Armenia.

Our Discover Georgia itinerary offers an 8-day snapshot of Georgia and visits the country’s highlights including the capital of Tbilisi which seamlessly blends the old with the new, the wine producing region of Kakheti and the monastic complexes and mountain fortresses Gudauri which is located in the Greater Caucasus Mountain range. Georgia can also be easily combined with neighbouring Armenia. Our Exploring the Caucasus private tour visits both countries over the course of 15 days and explores the history, culture, architecture and food of these up-and-coming destinations.

Places to visit in Georgia

Georgia is one of the oldest Christian nations in the world. With a wealth of history and a fascinating cultural heritage, this is a scenically impressive country of productive winelands, mighty mountain ranges, grand cathedrals and pretty villages. With its riverside location and scenic setting, the capital Tbilisi has a wealth of cultural sights, interesting architecture and plenty of charm. Explore Telavi, an attractive town in the heart of the wine-growing region, or learn about the history of Akhaltsikhe which over the centuries has been governed by both the Ottoman and Russian Empires. Georgia is also home to many important religious sites including the 12th century Alaverdi Monastery and sacred Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Georgia can also be combined with Armenia on an overland journey.


When to Visit georgia

Georgia has a warm, temperate climate with high mountain ranges dividing the country into eastern and western halves. The best time to visit Georgia is during spring and autumn when the weather is at its sunniest and most pleasant. In the east the average temperature in summer is 20°C to 24°C and west has a sub-tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 22°C. Georgia receives its highest rainfall during the spring whilst the driest season is winter although, at this time of year, it will also be very cold and northern parts of the country, especially those at high altitudes, will see snow.

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This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

Essential Information

flag of Georgia Capital: Tbilisi

Main Language: Georgian

Time Zone: GMT + 4

Currency: Lari (GEL)

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Monasteries of Georgia

One of Georgia’s most famous monasteries is the Gergeti Trinity Church which dates back to the 14th century and stands tall at 2,170 metres atop a peak framed by Mount Kazbek. Another masterpiece of the Georgian Golden Age is the Gelati Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located northeast of Kutaisi. This medieval monastic complex boasts fascinating and colourful frescoes and today remains one of the country’s most important churches with many Georgian rulers being buried here. As the ancient capital and spiritual centre of Georgia, Mtskheta acts as the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church and is home to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the 6th century Jvari Monastery. This UNESCO-listed medieval work of art sits atop a hill overlooking the town and offers spectacular vistas of the river and surrounding countryside. Other notable monasteries in Georgia include Motsameta, a complex picturesquely located on a cliff overlooking the Tskaltsitela River in the Imereti region, and Betania, a medieval Georgian Orthodox monastery close to Tblisii.

Food of Georgia

Georgia is renowned for its exciting and diverse cuisine which reflects past influences from Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East. A real highlight of any Georgian trip includes sampling the local dishes and delicacies, with some holidays even being built around unique food and drink experiences. Georgian cuisine mainly comprises of delicately spiced meat kebabs, hearty soups, stews and dumplings, however one of the country’s most famous dishes is khachapuri. This boat-shaped yeast bread is stuffed with different kinds of cheese and topped with a fried egg and is one of their most beloved dishes. Another of Georgia’s delicacies includes churchkhela – strands of juice-soaked nuts and dried fruits encased in jewel-coloured edible wax that can be found in shops and markets throughout the country. Georgia has a long history of wine production, many believing it to be the world’s oldest wine producer with evidence dating back 8000 years. A visit to a marani, a traditional Georgian winery, is a must on any Georgian itinerary.

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Georgia Holiday Review

“It really was a marvellous experience. Georgia is fascinating and the people are so friendly and interested in Westerners, especially if you're old enough to remember Stalin and know the history of that period.”

GH - Georgia - September 2015

Accommodation in Georgia

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the quality of hotel accommodation throughout Georgia has greatly improved. In Tbilisi there are a selection of good internationally owned hotels – the architecture of which can be quite futuristic, as much of the modern buildings are in Georgia. Facilities at these hotels are largely good, with restaurants, swimming pools, bars and spas. There are also some boutique-style hotels here too. Outside of the capital, accommodation is generally clean and comfortable but tends to be of a traditional style. In the town of Dilijan the hotel here is particularly memorable with guesthouse accommodation in charmingly renovated heritage buildings.

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