From  £2190
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Journey to Mtskheta
  • Enjoy Svetitskhoveli
  • Discover the cave town of Vardzia
  • Visit Bagrati Temple
  • Explore the Montsameta Monastery
  • Travel to the Kakheti region
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Essential Georgia

9 Day Tour, from £2190 per person

With its legendary hospitality, delicious food and abundance of local wines, Georgia is one of the most welcoming countries you will ever visit. Travel on this tailor-made tour in your own private vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide, discovering diverse landscapes from majestic mountains to golden vineyards, exploring remote Orthodox churches and tucking in to mouth-watering local dishes such as khachapuri - indulgent cheese-filled flat bread.

For those with more time, consider extending the tour for three nights to include the Svaneti region, known for its rugged mountains, colossal ancient watchtowers and proud mountain people. Remote Svaneti represents the heart of Georgian orthodox culture and traditions. Travel by 4WD over rugged terrain, enjoy mountain treks with stunning vistas and stay in off-the-beaten-track guesthouses.
 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO TBILISI
FLY TO TBILISI
Fly to Tbilisi and transfer to the hotel for two nights.
DAY 2
TBILISI
TBILISI
Enjoy a full day tour of the capital, with its narrow alleyways, crooked houses and pretty courtyards. (B,L,D)
DAY 3
TBILISI TO GUDAURI
TBILISI TO GUDAURI
Travel to Mtskheta, the cultural heart of Georgia, before heading up the Georgian Military Highway to Gudauri. En-route visit Jvari Church, Svetitskhoveli, Samtavro and Kazbegi. Overnight in a hotel in Gudauri. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
GUDAURI TO AKHALTSIKHE
GUDAURI TO AKHALTSIKHE
Drive to Gori, birthplace of Stalin and home to the Joseph Stalin Museum. Visit Uplistsikhe, an ancient rock-hewn town thought to be one of the oldest settlements in Georgia. Literally meaning ‘the Lord’s Fortress’, the eight hectare complex contains dwellings and structures from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. Continue to Akhaltsikhe to overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
AKHALTSIKHE TO KUTAISI
AKHALTSIKHE TO KUTAISI
Head south towards the Turkish border to Vardzia, a spectacular cave town built into the Erusheli Mountain by Queen Tamar in 1185. End the day in Kutaisi, ancient capital of Colchis, and overnight in a guesthouse. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
KUTAISI TO TBILISI
KUTAISI TO TBILISI
Discover Kutaisi’s most famous sights including Bagrati Temple and the Gelati Monastery complex, once one of the main cultural and intellectual centres in Georgia. Either continue to the Svaneti region or return to Tbilisi. En route back to the capital, visit Montsameta Monastery and Ubisi Church. (B,L)
DAY 7
TBILISI TO KAKHETI
TBILISI TO KAKHETI
From Tbilisi, visit the Larva Monastery and the David Gareja Monastery, a rock-hewn Orthodox complex comprising churches, chapels and refectories, before continuing to Telavi through the picturesque vineyards of Kakheti. Overnight in a local guesthouse. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
KAKHETI TO TBILISI
KAKHETI TO TBILISI
Enjoy exploring the scenic Kakheti region including Tsinandali, grand estate of the 19th century poet and Kakhetian Prince Alexander Chavchavadze, also known for its production of fine wines. Stop at Alaverdi Cathedral, Gremi complex and the Cathedral of Ninotsminda before returning to Tbilisi for an overnight stay. (B,L)
DAY 9
FLY TO UK
Morning transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

9 day tour, from £2190 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Ukraine International from London Gatwick via Kiev
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in three-star hotels and guesthouses
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation throughout
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours

Price Excludes

  • Regional Add-ons from Aberdeen, Belfast,Edinburgh and Manchester. Please contact us for prices
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips

Tour Route Map


  1. Georgia, Tbilisi
  2. Georgia, Mtskheta
  3. Georgia, Gudauri
  4. Georgia, Gori
  5. Georgia, Abastumani
  6. Georgia, Vardzia
  7. Georgia, Kutaisi
  8. Georgia, Tbilisi
  9. Georgia, Kakheti region
  10. Georgia, Tbilisi

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Reviews

Thank you Carl for the excellent arrangements. We packed a lot into a short time. Everything went very smoothly. All drivers and guides very good but top marks to your partner in Armenia, who provided us with the highlight of our trip by taking us to a colleague's for New Year's day lunch and to her family for a cooking lesson of traditional dishes on New Year's Eve and family meal. Excellent!

The Waters

A splendid tour - our guide and driver were wonderful and the family hospitality was amazing. Truly relaxing, although we are both on strict diets now! Thank you.

Mrs M LeBlanc

Hotel ZiPi excellent service. Couldn't be of more help. First class staff!

Mr K Adlard
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