Our Georgia holidays

Cultural discovery is at the heart of all our Georgia holidays, whether you’re touring wine regions or hiking in the Caucasus Mountains. Local guides unlock Georgian traditions and customs, while making the introductions in remote communities where travelling in small groups means the impact of tourism remains positive. Georgia is often combined with neighbouring Armenia and Azerbaijan for convenient cultural comparisons. Visits to ancient sites help preserve the unique heritage of these countries. And if you want to really tap into local lifestyles, there’s no better way than sharing a glass of Georgian red wine with your hosts in a family-run guesthouse.

Our top Georgia holidays

Georgia tailor made tour

From £1101
9 days ex flights
Independent tailor made holidays to Georgia

Holiday in Georgia, tailor made

From £1995
11 days ex flights
Discover the dramatic and picturesque landscapes of Georgia

Georgia small group tour

From £1245
10 days ex flights
Get off the beaten track in Georgia
Small group2022: 16 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep

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Georgia wine tour, small group

From £514
6 days ex flights
Discover an ancient history of Georgian wine making.
Small group2022: 13 Jun, 19 Sep, 10 Oct

Georgia cultural holiday, Georgia Explorer

From £2345 to £2450
14 days ex flights
Trek amongst Georgia's untouched villages and mountains
Small group2022: 15 May, 12 Jun, 17 Sep, 2023: 11 Jun, 29 Jul

Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan small group tour

From £2599 to £2699
20 days ex flights
A comprehensive tour through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
Small group2022: 1 May, 4 Sep, 2023: 8 May, 3 Sep

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan highlights tour

From £1627
13 days ex flights
Three stunning countries in one unforgettable tour
Small group2022: 1 May, 29 May, 14 Aug, 4 Sep

Georgia and Armenia holiday

From £2549 to £2999
14 days inc UK flights
Churches, monasteries, snow capped mountains, lakes and waterfalls
Small group2022: 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 2023: 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep

Georgia & Armenia cultural holiday

From £2325
16 days ex flights
Journey to the furthest reaches of Europe
Small group2022: 16 Apr, 19 May, 9 Jun, 25 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct

Best time to go on holiday to Georgia

For a relatively small country, Georgia’s climate is diverse, the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea both playing a part in the differing conditions. In general, it’s drier yet colder in the east, and wetter but warmer in the west. The best time to visit Georgia is May, June or September, especially in the lowlands around Tbilisi, as you’ll avoid the summer heat and humidity as well as the freezing winter. Autumn harvest time is well worth a look, especially around the vineyards of Kakheti. You’ll need to pack waterproof gear no matter what, as weather can change in an instant.
Georgia temperature and rainfall chart

Map & highlights

Tbilisi, Georgia’s riverside capital, is renowned for the cathedrals, synagogues, basilicas and mosques lining its cobbled old town – an elegant display of religious tolerance. Mtskheta, the ancient capital, is the spiritual heart of Georgian Orthodox Christianity, home to the famed Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, while Kutaisi holds many more architectural gems among its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Vardzia is another must-see – a medieval city with a subterranean church dramatically carved into a rock face. Wine lovers should head for the historic vineyards of the Kakheti region, but if hiking is more your thing, there are many superb trekking routes in the Caucasus Mountains.
Caucasus Mountains

1. Caucasus Mountains

Hiking over high meadows close to Russia is just one of many reasons why the Caucasus Mountains are held in such high regard with Mount Kazbegi, Tetu Peak and the Abodelauri Pass adding to the endless appeal. Trekking routes are extensive and range from easy to challenging, with overnight mountain camps and white water rafting offering a couple of distinctly different perspectives of life.

2. Kakheti

Wine lovers, look no further. Georgia has one of the oldest wine producing traditions in the world, and it’s at its finest in the Kakheti region, which is gathering increasing attention as the home of natural qvevri wines, which are made using the whole grape (including skin and stems) in an underground clay vessel called a qvevri.

3. Kutaisi

Georgia’s second largest city features a cultural cornucopia of churches, theatres and UNESCO world heritage sites, including the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery. Kutaisi in spring is a real pleasure with leafy parks and the swollen banks of the Rioni River matching the agricultural fields and forests that line the foothills of the surrounding mountains

4. Mtskheta

The ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta is a beguiling city with a beautiful setting where the Mtkvari and Aragvi Rivers meet. It’s also Georgia’s spiritual heart, where Christianity was established back in 327. The magnificent 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral dominates the skyline and is still the setting for important ceremonies of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

5. Tbilisi

Georgia’s capital straddles the Mt'k'vari (Kura) River amongst the flourishing hills and vales of the South Caucasus. A tour of the cobbled old town reveals Tbilisi’s reputation for religious tolerance with cathedrals, basilicas, synagogues and mosques standing side by side in the shadow of the Narikala Fortress that overlooks the city just above the waterfalls and springs of the resplendent botanical gardens.

6. Vardzia

Reached by a dramatic 60km drive from Tbilisi through the wilderness, Vardzia is a beautiful medieval city carved into the side of the Erusheti Mountain. The highlight is a grand subterranean church, featuring a number of important historical murals. Monks still live in and oversee the complex.


The Caucasus region sits at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Organised tours – the best way to travel Georgia – are a great introduction to its religious heritage. Guides may recount myths from Slavic folklore as you move around, as well as stories of more recent Soviet history. Georgia’s ancient winemaking traditions are best explored in the Kakheti region. Feasts of comfort food accompanied by copious local wine are a centrepiece of the warm hospitality for which Georgia is known. The best way to appreciate Georgian culture, however, is by comparing it with that of neighbouring Armenia and Azerbaijan on a multi-country Caucasus holiday.

Georgian churches

The Georgian Orthodox Church has risen to become practically a state religion. Despite Christianity’s dominance, which is focused on the magnificent UNESCO-listed Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the holy city of Mtskheta, Georgia is renowned for its religious tolerance. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in Tbilisi, where small group tours showcase Georgian churches, basilicas and synagogues nestling comfortably together. Elsewhere in Georgia you can appreciate the ancient Vardzia Monastery, still inhabited by monks, and the Gergeti Trinity Church. Its impressive location beneath Mount Kazbegi makes it popular with hikers.

Family holidays in Georgia

Active and adventurous families will love rural Georgia, as well as the generous helpings of food waiting for them after a busy day. You won’t find many kids’ clubs here, but you need have no concerns about keeping your brood entertained. Rafting, mountain biking, horse riding and a spot of R&R along Georgia’s Black Sea coast are all natural adjuncts to hiking in the gorgeous Caucasus Mountains. There are plenty of historic forts, castles and monasteries about, too. What may recommend Georgia to families most of all, however, is the warm welcome you experience everywhere you go.

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Walking holidays in Georgia

There aren’t yet any facilities for self guided walking holidays in Georgia, but there’s no shortage of small group and tailor made walking options to help you take advantage of these rugged landscapes. Rustic stone villages and views over the border to Russia are highlights of walking in the imposing Caucasus Mountains, and Lagodekhi National Park boasts lynx, eagles, bears and wolves. You might opt for an easy-going trek to investigate a remote monastery or a challenging multi-day route at high altitude. Camping and homestays are the standard accommodations, with lashings of Georgian hospitality throughout.

Multi-country tours

Combining Georgia with Armenia and Azerbaijan on multi-country tours makes perfect sense. Organised tours don’t just cut down on paperwork and handle all the logistics – they help you to untangle the cultural characteristics of each Caucasus country as you travel between cities ancient and modern, and across mountainous landscapes. Small group tours match you with a handful of like-minded travellers, while tailor made trips let you set your own agenda and pace. Multi-country tours are typically two to three weeks in length, involving long overland journeys and plenty of opportunities to indulge in regional cuisines, wine tasting and encounters with local people.

Types of holidays & vacations in Georgia

Organised tours are the best way to explore the culture of the Caucasus countries, whether focusing on Georgia alone or combining the country with Armenia and Azerbaijan. On sociable small group holidays you’ll quickly bond with a gaggle of enthusiastic fellow travellers as expert local guides illuminate Georgia’s history, from its early Christian roots through invasions, occupations and Soviet annexation. Tailor made holidays in Georgia can be fitted precisely to your own requirements, so while transport, accommodation and guides are all handled on your behalf, the actual route depends entirely on your own interests.
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