Discover life in a former-Soviet 'breakaway state' View All Abkhazia Holidays

Carl Meadows
Abkhazia Travel Specialist

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 Abkhazia, you can clearly see why this off-the-beaten-track destination catches our eye. The further from well-trodden tourist routes a country can be, the better!

A breakaway Caucasus state in Georgia, Abkhazia is the ideal destination for modern travellers who dream of the golden age of exploration.

Abkhazia is a place like no other and the photos prove it. 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.

Regent Abkhazia Specialist

Carl Meadows

Carl Meadows
Abkhazia Travel Specialist
Visitors to Abhkazia should be prepared for – and excited about – having a real adventure. Tours here don't always go according to plan; once bad weather delayed a flight back from a remote mountain village and we spent a night dining with locals and sleeping in a local monastery, and the border crossing between Georgia and Abkhazia can take between an hour, and a whole afternoon.

Carl's Tips
When offered the local wines and dishes say yes. Just like its Caucasus neighbours, Georgia and Armenia, the food is delicious.
Climb aboard an ancient-looking Soviet-era biplane for a truly unforgettable flight over the mountains.
After visiting the small villages and ex-Soviet towns trying to rebuild, head to the Black Sea to enjoy Abkhazia's pretty slice of coast.

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