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Discover Georgia

8 days from £2345 per person

With ancient churches and castles perched on dramatic mountain scenery, Georgia is a beautiful country. Visit Tbilisi with it's dainty, wooden balconied houses and striking modern architecture then enjoy the wine-producing region of Kakheti before heading into the spectacular snow-capped mountains at Gudauri. Georgian people are instinctively hospitable and outgoing and your journey will be accompanied by good food and drink.

Route: Tbilisi – Telavi – Tbilisi – Gudauri – Tbilisi

Itinerary Highlights

Tbilisi is a delightful city, set in a river valley. It’s old town area is filled with cobbled streets and wooden, balconied houses. Elegant architecture and wide avenues define the rest of the centre.

Telavi is the centre of Georgia’s wine-growing region. Ancient churches and fortress walls are amongst its historical treasures. Scenic hilly landscape surround this pretty town.

At 2200 metres, Gudauri is the Georgian ski resort of choice in the winter. In the summer the town provides spectacular views across the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.

Itinerary: Discover Georgia

Fly with Turkish Airlines overnight to Tbilisi via Istanbul. (N)
Arrive Tbilisi in the morning. Later in the morning take a sightseeing tour of the city including a visit to the 12th century Metechi Church and the 7th century Sioni Cathedral. Walk through the Old Town and along Rustaveli Avenue and see the Holy Trinity Cathedral, one of the largest Orthodox Cathedrals in the world. See the Museum of Georgian Fine Arts, including works by Georgian painters and sculptors and a treasury of icons, cloisonné and jewellery from the medieval periods. (B/L)
Accommodation in Tbilisi: Radisson Iveria Hotel (or similar)
This morning leave Tbilisi and drive to the Kakheti, Georgia's wine-making region. Visit Bodbe Nunnery founded in the 4th century. Enjoy the beauty of the Kizikhi area and the charm of Sighnaghi town with narrow streets overhung by ornate wooden balconies. See the Georgian Hand Knitted Carpet Factory and taste wine at the 'Pheasant's Tears'. Visit Alexandre Chavchavadze's family home with marvellous gardens, museum, park and winery. In the evening arrive at Telavi. (B/D)
Accommodation in Telavi: Rcheuli Marani Hotel (or similar)
In Alazani valley visit the 12th century Alaverdi cathedral, for many years the tallest church in Georgia and still the spiritual centre of the Kakheti region. Also see the citadel at Gremi, the former capital of this area. The Nekresi monastery was built in the 6th century by Syrian priests. In the afternoon return to Tbilisi. (B/L)
Accommodation in Tbilisi: Radisson Iveria Hotel (or similar)
In the morning drive out of the city to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns and the cultural and spiritual centre of Georgia. The Jvari church is a masterpiece of the early mediaeval period. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a sacred place where Christ's robes were kept in the 11th Century. Continue to Ananuri, a fortress, church and civic centre before arriving at Gudauri in the mountains. (B/D)
Accommodation in Gudauri: Gudauri Hotel (or similar)
Travel north today to see the Kazbek Mountain, a dormant volcano rising to 5050 metres and topped with snow. Take a 2-3 hour walk to visit Gergety Trinity Church on the slopes of the mountain. (B/D)
Accommodation in Gudauri: Gudauri Hotel (or similar)
Explore Kartli province including Uplistsikhe, an impressive rock-cut town dating from the first millennium BC, near Gori. Visit the museum in Gori which traces the life of Joseph Stalin, born here. Later return to Tbilisi. (B/L)
Accommodation in Tbilisi: Radisson Iveria Hotel (or similar)
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to Tbilisi airport for the Turkish Airlines flight to London via Istanbul. (B)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What To Do Next?

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What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Private car and driver
  • Sightseeing with an accompanying English speaking guide
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

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

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