From  £3395
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Tour Tbilisi, a crossroad of civilisations and veritable melting pot of cultures
  • Explore the high Caucasus from the comfort of the Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
  • Delve into the personality cult of Stalin in Gori, his birthplace
  • Eat, drink and be merry in a plethora of hand-picked restaurants and wineries
Enquire Online

Glorious Georgia Small Group Tour

13 Day Tour, from £3395 per person

Whilst it would take countless weeks to take in all that Georgia has to offer, we have meticulously curated this new group tour to include as much variety as possible into a more manageable thirteen days - a perfect introduction for first time visitors to this captivating country. Starting and finishing in Tbilisi, enjoy overnight stays in Kazbegi, Ateni, Kutaisi, and Akhaltsikhe as we explore a varied range of sites - from mountain highs to cave depths, with plenty more in-between.


Tour Itinerary

Panoramic view of Tbilisi - Georgia

Depart the UK on the Turkish Airlines overnight flight to Tbilisi via Istanbul.

Tbilisi - Georgia

Transfer on arrival to your hotel in Tbilisi's Vera District for early check-in. After your overnight flight, enjoy a leisurely morning with optional breakfast. Around midday meet your guide in the hotel reception for an introductory tour of Tbilisi. Exchange currency, savour a traditional Georgian lunch, and explore the city by subway, foot, and cable car. Highlights include Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi's Old Town, Liberty Square, and Rustaveli Avenue, home to notable landmarks like the Georgian National Museum and Parliament of Georgia. The day concludes with a private tour of the Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.(B,L)

Tbilisi - Georgia

Today enjoy the full day free to explore Tbilisi at leisure. Perhaps head up into Mtatsminda Park, tour the Vake area of the city or visit the central market - there is plenty to keep you busy! Remember to speak to you guide on the previous day for ideas and suggestions. (B)

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta - Georgia

This morning check out of the hotel in Tbilisi and transfer to Mtskheta, Georgia's religious and ancient Kartli capital. Explore three UNESCO World Heritage sites: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtarvo Monastery and Jvari Church. Enjoy a lunch and wine tasting at Chateau Mukhrani. Continue north along the Georgian Military Highway to enter the Caucasus Mountains, passing Ananauri's historic churches and towers from 16th - 17th centuries. Upon arrival into Stapantsminda, check into the hotel for two nights. (B,L)





Kazbegi - Georgia

Today explore the local area. Begin with a tour of Kazbegi town, followed by a visit to the Gergeti Holy Trinity Church,accessible by private vehicle (optional hike available). Enjoy lunch with a local family. In the afternoon, drive towards the Russian border for stunning views of the Dariali gorge and a light hike to Gveleti waterfall. The itinerary offers flexibility based on weather and group preferences for this private excursion. (B,L)

Kutaisi - Georgia

Check out of the hotel and descend from the high Caucasus to Gori, Stalin's birthplace. After lunch, explore the Stalin Museum, including his birthplace and personal railway carriage. Transit from 20th-century history to ancient times with a visit to Uplistsikhe, a cave-city dating back to the 5th century BC. It thrived for nearly 2,000 years until the 14th century Mongol invasion.Afterwards, head to Ateni where you will spend the night at Nika Vacheishvili's Guest House. Enjoy leisure time immersing yourself in rural Georgian life amid picturesque local scenery. (B,L,D)




After leaving Ateni, head north west to Chiatura, a former Soviet mining town. This route diverges from the main Tbilisi-Kutaisi highway, passing through Ali, Korbouli and Sachkhere Ali near the south Ossetia border.Lunch will be in Chiatura, an offbeat destination with a unique charm. Situated in a steep river valley, the town operates an extensive cable car network for workers. Optional cable car ride ( at own expense). Contine to Kyaisi via Zestafoni, and explore the industrial centre's Soviet legacy sites like brutalist buildings, mosaics, statues and bas-reliefs. Time permitting, visit the Zestafoni Ferroalloy Plant. Arrive in Kutaisi for a two-night stay. (B.L)

Kutaisi - Georgia

This morning embark on a brief introductory walking tour of central Kutaisi, passing key city centre landmarks. Cross Tetri Bridge, visit the Tourism Information Centre and explore the Green Bazaar for a taste of the local market.Continue past the Meskhisvili Theatre, a nearby fountain, Kutaisi Park and Soviet- era monuments. After a coffee break near the Opera Theatre (at own expense) proceed to Gelati Monastery in the north east hills. Head to Kumistavi Cave with a lunch stop in Tskhaltubo. Explore a 1600-metre route within this vast cave system. Return to Kutaisi for a leisurely afternoon and evening. (B,L)





Bakuriani - Georgia

Check out of the hotel and drive to Borjomi, a renowned resort town near Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. After lunch, explore Borjomi, including the Children's Park and a ride on the Borjomi cable car. Continue to Akhaltsikhe, arriving in the late afternoon,visit Rabati Castle, a historic fortress dating back to the 19th century, a key attraction in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. In the late afternoon, enjoy an introductory walking tour of this charming town. (B,L)



DAY 10

Heading out from the hotel, journey to Vardzia, a historic cave monastery carved into Erusheti Mountain, with its origins dating back to the Bronze Age. Continue to Aspindza for a quick stop at the Shota Rustaveli statue for photos and a visit to the nearby Amphora Brewery for beer tasting. Upon reaching Chobareti, a village where you will savour a traditional late lunch in a Meskhetian family's home, complete with local wines, cheese and dishes. Return to Akhaltsikhe for a leisurely afternoon and evening. (B,L)



DAY 11
Vardzia - Georgia

This morning depart Akhaltsikhe, heading northeast to Khashuri. Upon arrival, lunch will be served, followed by the chance to explore the railway station and Deserter's Bazaar. We will use the Metro to return to the hotel. Mid afternoon, check into the hotel for a two-night stay. The remainder of the day and evening are free to explore. (B,L)



DAY 12
Tsinandali Palace - Georgia

This morning depart the hotel after breakfast for a day trip to Kakheti, Georgia's eastern wine region, known for its 8,000-year-old winemaking tradition.The first stop is a visit to a clay master crafting Georgian Qvevri, used for wine fermentation. After a glimpse into this artisan tradition, you can taste traditional pomace brandy, Chacha. In Telvai, explore the Farmer's Market for local sweets, cheese and dried fruit. Lunch and wine tasting await at Chateau Mosmieri. In the afternoon, visit Tsinandali Palace, and explore the walled town of Sighnaghi. Return to Tbilisi for a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

DAY 13
Tbiisi - Georgia

Today depart Tbilisi and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK via Istanbul.Depending on your preferred departure time, you may have a few hours free in Tbilisi before departing for the airport. (B)





Pricing Information

13 day tour, from £3395 per person
(Single person supplement + £950)

Price Includes

  • International flights as specified with Turkish Airlines, including 1 piece of hold luggage
  • Accommodation throughout, including immediate check in on arrival on day 2
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • One complimentary copy (per booking) of the Bradt Guide to Georgia
  • All transfers/transport in a private vehicle, as specified
  • Train Journey on day 11
  • English speaking guide throughout, while in Georgia
  • Standard entrance fees to specified sights

Price Excludes

  • Meals / services other than specified
  • Alcoholic beverages during meals
  • Travel Insurance
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities


Price Includes

Price Excludes

Tour Route Map

  1. Georgia, Mtskheta
  2. Georgia, Kazbegi
  3. Georgia, Gori
  4. Georgia, Kutaisi
  5. Georgia, Bakuriani
  6. Georgia, Vardzia
  7. Georgia, Tbilisi
  8. Georgia, Telavi
  9. Georgia, Sighnaghi
  10. Georgia, Tbilisi

Image Gallery

Stay in Touch

Subscribe for our newsletter and to hear about exciting offers and experiences

By clicking ‘accept’, you consent to our use of cookies to improve our website experience. See our privacy policy for full information. Accept

Close Button