Small Group Tour: Culture in the High Caucasus - 20th September - 3rd October 2019

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What we came up with

This itinerary showcases the stunning Georgian countryside in a blaze of autumnal colours. Renowned for its superb food you certainly won't go hungry whilst exploring Georgia - nor thirsty, given the prolific production of extremely good wine that gradually the rest of Europe is starting to wake up to. For Georgia was the birthplace of viti-culture - the science of grapes - and drinking plays a huge and very important part in culture and society today.

— Amelia, Original Travel Expert

Itinerary Highlights

  • UK to Georgia - 1 Day

Depart the UK via Istanbul and arrive into Tbilisi in the evening. Transfer to the hotel in Tblisi for 2 nights.

  • Tbilisi - 1 Day

Take a walking tour through the charming and elegant capital city of Tbilisi with its lovely old town, cobbled back streets and artistic creative pulse running through it creating a laid back, creative and bohemian feel. There's plenty of time to visit the many beautiful cafes, restaurants, bars and galleries that spill out onto the pavements. Afterwarsd pay visits to Metechi Church, Sulfur bathhouses, the Siona Cathedral, the Museum of Georgina Fine Arts and Janashia Museum of Georgia.

  • Kazbegi Region - 1 Day

Explore Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns in Georgia, before heading northwest along the Georgian military highway to the beautiful Kazbegi hotel in the mountains for two nights.

  • Tbilisi to Kazbegi Region - 1 Day

Explore Kazbegi , and visit the stunningly located Gergeti Holy Trinity Church.

  • Kakheti Region - 1 Day

Drive south east into the fertile Kakheti valley that borders the great Caucasus range, known for its wine making. Visit the Sighnaghi and do some wine tasting

  • Gori and Uplistsikhe - 1 Day

Start the journey northwest towards Borjormi stopping at Chateau Muhkrani for lunch and wine tasting. Onto the rock cut town of Uplistsikhe and Gori, the birthplace of Stalin where there is an interesting museum.

  • Borjormi - 1 Day

A day of gentle hikes in the beautiful national park of Borjormi. There are meadows, and native forests which will be ablaze in Autumnal colours.

  • Kutaisi- 1 Day

Head to Kutaisi, the countries second largest city and go via the secluded cliff hanging Monastery of Motsementa.

  • Svaneti Region - 1 Day

Visit the Bagrati Cathedral before heading north up the winding road past Zugdidi and through the mountains to Mestia for two nights.

  • Mestia - 2 Days

Spend two days exploring the town of Mestia and walking in the stunning surroundings with the 9th Century defensive towers that dominate the landscape.

  • Kutaisi/Tblisi - 2 Days

Return to Tbilisi via Kutaisi for one night. The following morning depart to Tbilisi airport for the flight back to the UK.

A rough idea of price

Price per person includes: Amelia to accompany the tour from the UK, international flights (economy), English speaking local guide, all local transport, accommodation and meals: full board throughout. Prices are based on a minimum of eight people travelling and a maximum of twelve. Should you wish to fly a different class or extend your trip (for instance to Armenia) there will be additional costs. There is a cost of £980 for a single room.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Key Stats

20th September - 3rd October 2019
Groups/ Couples/ Solo Travellers
Price PP (Inc Flights)


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