Abkhazia; to go where few have ever gone before, you don’t always have to go that far. It is no secret that at Regent we like to do things a little differently. When it comes to exploring the four corners of our globe, its the off-the-beaten-track destinations catch our eye. The further from well-trodden tourist routes a country can be, the better! Languishing itself as a breakaway Caucasus state to the west of Georgia, Abkhazia is the place for modern travellers who dream of the golden age of exploration.
Abkhazia is a combination like no other; here a society that has navigated a curious path through history also maintains the authentic air of a country completely untouched by western tourism – and it lies just beyond the eastern reaches of Europe. Travellers here discover a small community emerging from the fall of the USSR and an almighty civil war and tentatively trying to re-establish its place in the region. Our annual group tour travels to regions where few westerners have ever been.
Cross the Georgia-Abkhazia border on foot to discover the ex-Soviet region’s gently mountainous landscape, rural communities and attractive Black Sea coastline. Beautiful forested valleys provide an idyllic backdrop to scenic domestic flights or short hiking routes while laid-back beach resorts, once popular with Stalin and Soviet citizens, find a new lease of life.