Georgia tailor made tour

“Tailor made ten day tour staying in three different cities: Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe and Kutaisi. Discover the monasteries, mountains and wine regions of Georgia in the company of an English speaking local guide.”

Highlights

Tbilisi | Holy Trinity Cathedral | Greater Caucasus Mountain Range | Gergeti Trinity Church | Akhaltsikhe | Khertvisi Fortress | Rabati Castle | Sapara Monastery | Bagrati Cathedral | Gelati Monastery | Kakheti wine making region | Batonis Tsikhe Fortress Museum | Mtskheta | Jvari Monastery | Gori |

Description of Georgia tailor made tour

Any travellers who have yet to discover the fascinating history and cultural heritage relating to Georgia are in for a real treat on this ten day tailor made tour. This is a country where rich traditions stretch back through time and are still proudly practised alongside contemporary urban alternatives.

From the churches and cathedrals held within the capital city of Tbilisi to the scenic slopes towering throughout the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Georgia is certain to get under your skin no sooner than you've checked into your first locally-owned city-based hotel.

Ventures into the mountains provide the perfect prelude to evenings in Akhaltsikhe, Kutaisi and the capital, with the likes of Gergeti Trinity Church, Rabati Castle and Bagrati Cathedral, creating endless opportunities to find out more about Georgia's dedication to the Georgian Orthodox Church.

No trip to Georgia would be complete without discovering the grape growing slopes of Alazani Valley, within the Kakheti region, with more chances to see the sights of Tbilisi, and visit Jvari Monastery and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, rounding off what is all set to be an enlightening ten day tour.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We provide responsible travel guidelines to all our travelers with advice on how they can help to preserve the environments they are visiting. Our guides are also trained to uphold this policy. An example of this is our behavior towards waste and ensuring our travelers adopt our green practices such as avoiding bringing materials such as plastic that cause the greater environmental impact. We try to minimize waste as much as possible and are careful to emphasize that clients should not damage or remove pieces from any historical sites they visit.

The maximum number of participants in our groups is 8-10 persons, as the routes are not designed for larger groups. This helps travelers to feel the whole authenticity of the area. Small groups don't cause negative impact either on the communities, nor on the environment.

Waste

There is a public recycling center in Georgia, which helps the country to implement modern principles of waste management that include saving resources and getting the economic effect by separating and subsequent recycling of waste. Separation corners offer an opportunity for people to take their sorted waste: glass, aluminum, plastic, paper and dispose it into the proper bin. So, we always encourage our tourists to throw their waste in the right place thereby help the country.

Water

We strongly believe reusable bottles are very important for health of the planet and always encourage travelers to have them. Georgia is a mountainous country and very rich in spring pure water. We in Georgia drink water from the tap and pour water from mountain springs. Mountains spring water is also drinkable and clean. To be on the safe side we advise travelers to bring drugged or metal filters to be sure water doesn't harm their stomach. This helps to minimize littering and plastic use in the country. Each day of the tour we also provide our travelers with water only filled in glass bottles.

Energy

We encourage our tourists to conserve energy and keep the use of air conditioners, lights and other electrical equipment to a minimum.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We are sure that our travellers will have a huge impact on the local communities while getting acquainted with their daily life. This gives a both travellers and local people the chance to understand each other's cultural differences. We always encourage our tourists to visit local markets, buy souvenirs and local products from local stores.

We always inform our travellers about local customs and traditions, communication issues and rules of conduct in the churches. Thus, we minimize the risk of misunderstanding with locals and disrespectful behavior in religious places. When it comes to taking pictures of the people themselves, it is always advisable for our travelers to ask their permission beforehand. Respect their right to privacy if they decline the request.


A fair deal
Working conditions are at the core of paid work and employment relationships. Generally speaking, working conditions cover a broad range of topics and issues, from working time to remuneration, as well as the physical conditions and mental demands that exist in the workplace. We ensure that we offer local people good working conditions with a fare wage.

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Reviewed on 02 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Too many to mention but we particularly enjoyed Mestia with the towers and our jeep trip to Ushguli. The caves at Vardzia were stunning as were the many monasteries we visited.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


I would consider the distances we needed to travel to see all these sights and perhaps spend less time travelling and more time to explore. We did in fact cover all of Georgia apart from the coast.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We supported local businesses by eating out in smaller restaurants and supporting everything there was to offer us.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


In a word fantastic. Our guide Eka was wonderful, constantly offering interesting information about the sites. He went beyond what was expected of him caring for our every need. We felt we had a friend on holiday with us.

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Visiting Trinity Church

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Other travellers should be made aware of the difficult walking conditions at many of the sites, also the heights that are involved. Several of the sites we visited were not suitable for people suffering from a fear of heights. Do plenty of reading on the sites you are to visit as the infrastructure isnít in place to give you anything more than simple points on history etc.


3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The itinerary we followed did not really benefit any of the above. I think we were
trying to fit too much into a short time. Other travellers should be made aware of the distances between sites and the difficult driving conditions. In hind sight we would have liked to see more of the local life eg markets.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We had a fascinating holiday and enjoyed Georgia greatly.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Alison,
Thank you for your feedback and remarks. Your comments help us to improve our service. We will be happy to see you again in Georgia sometime soon. Take care!

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