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Horse Heaven in Georgia - Ride the Caucasus

After drinking some homemade thyme tea we set off on another excursion on horseback towards a glacier lake 2300m above sea level in the next valley offering panoramic views of Tusheti.

Entering Tusheti National Park

Tour leader Cally Savage has just returned from leading our Ride the Caucasus horse trek in Georgia. Below Cally recounts her first impressions of the majestic Tusheti region...

Just Back From: Georgia

Junior Operations Manager Ruby-Tiger has recently returned from Georgia on our 9 day Land of Myths & Mountains group tour. Below she talks about her favourite moments from the trip, including hiking to reach Gergeti Trinity Church in Kazbegi, sampling traditional Georgian dishes and her top tips for travellers...

Visiting David Gareja Cave Complex in Georgia

The Land of Myths and Mountains tour began with a two night stay in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. The highlight of the trip for me would have to be the third day of the trip, when we travelled south east towards Telavi, with an exciting itinerary planned, including a visit to the David Gareja Cave Com…

The 6 Reasons To Visit Georgia

In our opinion a visit to the former Soviet republic of Georgia should be on everyone’s wish list. With diverse architecture, stunning mountain scenery and the ancient wine-growing region of Kakheti, there is plenty to explore and discover. Below we take a look at our top six reasons to plan a trip……

Tour in Focus: Across the Caucasus

Our Tour in Focus blogs take an in-depth look at our best and most popular trips, highlighting what makes them unique and answering anything you may like to know. The Caucusus is a key destination for us in Europe, often seen as the frontier where east meets west. Offering both culture and adventure…

Hotel Review: Rooms Hotel, Kazbegi

Since opening in 2013 the Rooms Hotel in Georgia’s Kazbegi has been a real game changer for the region and, in fact, the country as a whole. I've visited a couple of times in the past few years and it's become one of my favourite places to stay in the Caucasus. What makes it special? There are a c…

Exploring Georgia

Georgia, although sharing England’s patron saint of St George, is a complete contrast to England, with glaciers, mountains, orthodox churches, cave towns, vineyards and beach resorts. The Georgia Explorer trip covers most of this former Soviet republic, which now considers itself to be part of Eur…

A Magical 24 Hours in Georgia

Barbara Richards took a tailor-made holiday to Georgia, arranged by our specialist Lucy. View our Georgia itineraries here. In 2014, while high up in the mountains of north-eastern Turkey, my mobile beeped out an unexpected Welcome to Georgia signal. So when planning a trip for July 2016, visiting G…

Word On the Street From Tbilisi: City Guide

Tbilisi may once have been a nondescript Soviet capital but that is changing fast. A number of new restaurants, galleries and boutique hotels have opened recently, as well as renovated architectural sites and even a unique open air museum of ethnography. Here we present our guide to this little-know…

Nutty Nosh: An Introduction to Georgian Cuisine

Georgian cuisine tells a gastronomic account of the intertwined cultural influences that were carried between Europe, the Middle East and Western Asia along the Silk Road trade routes. The cuisine is based on the contrast between spicy and hot. Each historical province has its own distinct culinary …

More Lunching with Locals

Continuing our stories of fresh friendly dining Across the Caucasus, we move along to lunch in Georgia and dinner in Armenia… Lunch at Manana and Temuri’s, Georgia Shortly after crossing the border into Georgia and hungry from our early start, we arrive at Manana and Temuri’s gorgeous rura…

History of Georgian Wine

Georgia is considered by many to be the birthplace of wine, and its history can be traced back over 8000 years when the people of the South Caucasus discovered that if wild grape juice was buried in a pit over winter, it turned into wine.

Meet our Georgia Expert - Marianne

Tailor-made specialist Marianne joined WF in 2012 and offers extensive experience organising holidays across Georgia and the Caucasus. Below Marianne answers a few questions about Georgia, including her favourite place and hidden tips. Where is your favourite place in Georgia? The Svaneti moun…

10 Things You May Not Know About Georgia

1. It was the second country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion in 337AD Georgia adopted Christianity in the 4th century, a few decades after Armenia. Whilst other European countries may be seeing a decline in the popularity of Christianity, the religion continues to go from…

Wild Walk in the Caucasus

Angus has recently travelled with Wild Frontiers on our Wild Walk in the Caucasus. "This was just a fab holiday. I am not mad about tramping over hills but it was not onerous and quite something to go to a greater altitude than even Mont Blanc. One got a great sense of being in a truly remote par…

Georgia – The Birthplace of Wine?

According to the renowned wine historian, Hugh Johnson, Georgia has a pretty strong claim to be the home of winemaking, with evidence of viniculture dating back more than 7000 years. After an epic white water raft (click here to watch my video of our white water rafting experience) and fascinating d…

Georgia – Into the Wild

If I had been worried about the advance of luxury in the Caucasus – the Rooms Hotel in Kazbegi really was quite special – the last few days have reminded me what this beautiful region is really all about. Walking through the wilds of the High Caucasus was everything and more I’d remembered it to be …

The Changing Face of Georgia

Georgia, one of my favourite countries in the world, is changing, and changing fast. When I first came here in 1999 the place was a mess. Civil wars were still raging in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, banditry was rife, the central government – still run by ex-communist cronies – was corrupt, meanin…

Georgia on My Mind

It is so good to be back in Georgia... Really this is one of my favourite places and although I have been four times previously, the last gap of six years has felt like an age. So after a hot day in Tbilisi, checking out the spectacular and quaint old town, we headed for the hills to Kazbegi, which…

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