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Classic Georgia

Tailor Made Itinerary

9 Days From A$3,136

Overview

The lush and green heart of the Caucasus, Georgia is well known for its culture, landscapes and cuisine. Filled with ancient churches and cave cities, it is home to the birthplace of Stalin and one of the world’s oldest Christian Churches.

The journey begins on the banks of the Mtkvari River, in Georgia’s charming capital, Tbilisi. You will have a chance to wander the old streets of the city and discover it’s many historical sites as well as colourful markets, before ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Tbilisi’s culinary delights and witness a traditional puppet show
  • Explore the Great Caucasus Mountains and visit the remote village of Juta
  • Sample traditional Georgian wine as you visit a local winery
  • Discover the ancient cave town of Vardzia, once home to 3000 caves
  • Learn about Georgia’s Soviet history with a visit to Gori, birth-place of Stalin
  • See the impressive church frescoes at the UNESCO Gelati Monastery

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE TBILISI 

DAY 1: ARRIVE TBILISI 

On arrival into Tbilisi you will be greeted by your Wild Frontiers representative and transferred directly to your hotel for check in.  

KMM Hotel

DAY 2: TBILISI: HISTORICAL SIGHTS

DAY 2: TBILISI: HISTORICAL SIGHTS

Enjoy a full day exploring old Tbilisi, a charming town built along the twisting valley of the Mtkvari river. Walk through narrow streets past colourful houses and patterned balconies, ancient domed sulphur baths and bustling daily markets. Take in some of the city’s most beautiful sites, before delving into the historical museum to discover why Georgia is known as the land of the Golden Fleece. Enjoy an evening of artistry and culinary delights, as you take in one of the most traditional of Georgian performances – a puppet show, held at the renowned Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theatre, before sampling some of the country’s finest cuisine and wine at one of our favourite local restaurants.

KMM Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 3: TBILISI - MTSKHETA - KAZBEGI NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: TBILISI - MTSKHETA - KAZBEGI NATIONAL PARK

Today is an exciting trip into the sheer Caucasus Mountains along the Georgian Military Highway, an epic road which runs from Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz in Russia. Your first stop is Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia which contains many of Georgia's most beautiful and historical churches. Continue to the fortress of Ananauri before finally arriving at the town of Stepantsminda in Kazbegi National Park. As the day draws to a close, enjoy a climb up to the spectacular Holy Trinity Church for some magnificent views, after which you can enjoy some well-earned refreshments.

Porta Caucasia
Breakfast

DAY 4: EXPLORE KAZBEGI NATIONAL PARK

DAY 4: EXPLORE KAZBEGI NATIONAL PARK

Today, you will set off through the spectacular Sno Valley and into the remote the village of Juta (2165m). Surrounded by gorgeous views in every direction, Juta is a small, traditional village which is completely cut off from the rest of the country for six months of the year.  After exploring the village itself you can set off on foot to the lower slopes of Mt. Chaukhebi, offering some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. End the day with a delicious cooking class in the company of a local expert, who will teach you about some of Georgia’s most famous dishes.

Porta Caucasia
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: KAZBEGI - GORI - CHIATURA - KUTAISI

DAY 5: KAZBEGI - GORI - CHIATURA - KUTAISI

Heading west today you descend from the mountains to reach Gori, birthplace of Georgia's most infamous son – Stalin. Here you can visit Stalin's house and take a guided tour of the museum, before continuing on to a traditional winery which produces Georgian BIO-wines in a different way to the wineries in the east. Enjoy a tasting here before driving through the mining town of Chiatura, home to around 20 soviet cable cars, still active to this day. Your final stop of the day will be Kutaisi, considered to be Georgia's second most important city.

Boutique Argo Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 6: KUTAISI - AKHALTSIKHE

DAY 6: KUTAISI - AKHALTSIKHE

This morning explore the sights of Kutaisi, capital of the ancient kingdom of Colchis where Jason and his Argonauts came looking for the Golden Fleece. Visit the UNESCO Site of Gelati Monastery, founded in the 12th Century by the most famous Georgian King, David the IV, the Builder, alongside an academy and monastery, which became the foremost centre of education in Georgia. From here then set off to Akhaltsikhe, travelling via Borjomi, a quaint little spa town known for its mineral water and sulphur water spring, the perfect place for some lunch. In the afternoon continue on to Akhaltsikhe where you will visit Rabati Fortress, standing tall over the town, and a completely restored Ottoman fort with an informative museum.

Hotel Lomsia
Breakfast

DAY 7: AKHALTSIKHE - VARDZIA - TBILISI

DAY 7: AKHALTSIKHE - VARDZIA - TBILISI

This morning you will visit Khertvisi Fortress before moving on to the magnificent 12th century Vardzia Cave Town, one of the highlights of any visit to Georgia. There used to be about 3000 caves here, but now there are just over 500, which include a church hewn out of rock with amazing 12th century frescos. Your route back to Tbilisi will take you close to both the Turkish and Armenian borders across a high plateau and past Lake Parvani, a large lake with villages dotted along the shore and surrounded by mountains. As you descend towards Tbilisi the barren plateau gives way to wooded valleys and farmland.

KMM Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 8: TBILISI: CULINARY BACKSTREETS AND COLOURFUL MARKETS

DAY 8: TBILISI: CULINARY BACKSTREETS AND COLOURFUL MARKETS

Delve deep into the food culture of Georgia as you explore markets, backstreets and beyond on your final day in Tbilisi. Begin the tour at a bakery, where you will sample puri, traditional Georgian bread, before exploring the Deserter’s Bazaar, the capital’s oldest market, named after the soldiers who sold their equipment here at the beginning of the 19th century. Continue on to Freedom Square to enjoy a meal in a family-owned restaurant, before the final stop at the city’s first wine bar, where you will enjoy a guided tasting to discover the 8,000-year-old Georgian art of wine making, the perfect end to the perfect Georgian adventure.

KMM Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: DEPART TBILISI

DAY 9: DEPART TBILISI

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

CLASSIC GEORGIA (9 DAYS) A$3,136

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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Meet the expert, Natalie

Natalie is our Causcaus expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Georgia has so many highlights and captivates all that visit, but the food and wine must be top of the list! You’ll feast plenty but be sure to try your hand at making some traditional dishes too.

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