Georgia cultural holiday

“Discover the natural beauty and culture of Georgia on a small group tour from Tbilisi. From the cave city of Vardzia to the 6th century desert monastery of David Gareja and the vineyards of Kakheti, this is an enchanting itinerary.”

Highlights

Tbilisi | David Gareja | Telavi | New Shuamta Nunnery | Kabegi | Gergeti Church | Dariali Gorge | Gori | Mtskheta | Akhaltsikhe | Rabat | Vardzia | Khertvisi Fortress | Lake Paravani |

Description of Georgia cultural holiday

Famed as it may be for its beauty and distinctive culture, Georgia remains relatively untravelled. All the more reason then, to explore its many treasures sooner rather than later. This nine-day trip departs from the Tbilisi and heads east, towards the astonishing David Gareja and the New Shuamta Nunnery (though it still dates back to the Middle Ages). Before leaving the atmospheric capital, however, there will be plenty of time to stroll its charming cobbled streets and historic squares, exploring the many fortresses, synagogues, baths and churches for which Tbilisi is so renowned.

Leaving the desert caves of David Gareja, you’ll cross the Gombori Pass, and drop down into the Dariali Pass en route to Gori, birthplace of the notorious Josef Stalin and now home to the museum that traces his infamous story. Every day heralds unforgettable sights, from the immense Vardzia, a city hewn from rock, to the magnificent Caucasus mountains. The citadel of Rabat, the imposing Khertvisi Fortress and beautiful Lake Paravani. Even the most seasoned of travellers cannot fail to be affected by Georgia, and amazed to know that it is still far off the beaten tourist track.

This is a tour that shows you many lesser-known gems as well as the iconic sights. You’ll wander picturesque mountain towns, sip superb wines in local vineyards, and taste frankly excellent cuisine, with friendly and knowledgeable local guides accompanying you throughout.

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01 Jun 2019
£ 1545
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08 Jun 2019
£ 1425
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10 Aug 2019
£ 1425
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Georgia cultural holiday

In the Caucasus – and in particular in Georgia – we have developed unique relationships with many of the mountain peoples of the region and through our form of interactive tourism with a social conscience we have helped them by providing an important additional income. With Nunu, a widow from Kazbegi, for example, we have assisted in introducing her family to the homestay market – where they now provide good, clean and interesting accommodation – which in turn allows her to educate her children and generally improve the family’s standard of living. The great thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains – the locals financially and us from the fuss they make of us!

All our tours employ the services of local guides and drivers, stay in locally owned hotels and guesthouses, which diverts important funds directly into the area.

In addition we sponsor the following project:
Children of the Caucasus is an excellent charity, set up and run by the British Georgiaphile and author Peter Nasmyth, dedicated to helping the young people of the region, many of whom have been displaced, orphaned or traumatised by civil war.

When you take one of our trips, we also make a contribution to "Carbon Clear" – an organisation devoted to ‘offsetting’ or ‘neutralising’ harmful greenhouse gas emissions caused by your flight. This is done by funding projects across the world that will reduce greenhouse gases on your behalf through sustainable energy or rainforest restoration.

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


Almost everything we saw in Georgia was memorable and exciting!

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


Ladies, take a skirt for the churches and monasteries.

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


We certainly managed to visit individuals in their homes and bring a little benefit,and this was always very interesting. I'd like to be able to w a l k to a restaurant where possible.

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


Excellent!

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