Tbilisi is well-known for its natural thermal springs.
We have been organising holidays to Georgia for almost twenty years now and our travel experts have visited many times.
They can attest that a holiday to Georgia works really well when combined with neighbouring countries Armenia or Azerbaijan.
Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.
It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore, moments to discover.
Visit the National Museum in Tbilisi with its collection of pre-Christian gold and silver.
Visit Svaneti to see its medieval fortified stone towers and stay at Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe.
Stroll through Tbilisi’s old streets where colourful 19th-century houses with wooden balconies are strangely reminiscent of New Orleans.
Georgia is an absolute gem of a country. The food is excellent, music and poetry play an important role for every family and the people are unbelievably hospitable, kind and full of fun.
In winter, the jagged alpine peaks are deep with snow and offer miles of virgin Swiss-run heli-skiing from comfortable mountain hotels. In spring the slopes become a riot of wildflowers, while in summer the high passes remain a vivid green offering some excellent trekking into remote valleys, often unspoilt by cars, where an almost medieval atmosphere prevails.
Lower down, the terrain and the atmosphere are more Italianesque. The summers are hot, there are huge vineyards, isolated rural communities and yet everywhere there is a sense of history and culture. Many of the Orthodox churches date from the 10th and 11th centuries and it is not unusual to find original unrestored frescoes on the walls. Food and wine are excellent but above all, it is the Georgians themselves who are such fun.
Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.
Nestled amid the spectacular high Caucasus Mountains, Rooms Kazbegi is a former Soviet resort turned stunning design hotel offering a luxurious stay and distinctive hospitality. One of Georgia’s best hotels, the setting is magnificent, the service and food first-class and the facilities include a generous indoor swimming pool.
Once a publishing house, every effort has been made to preserve the history of the original building, while creating a boutique hotel in a creative area of Tbilisi. Historic features include high ceilings and warehouse-style windows, with an interior design harking back to New York in the 1930s.
Georgia has an excellent mobile network, but be warned, it is very expensive to use a foreign mobile phone for calls and data. Free Wifi is available at most places in Tbilisi and most hotels throughout Georgia also offer Wifi.
We recommend you to bring a good fleece and a waterproof jacket as the weather can be quite changeable in the mountains and the evenings are generally chilly. Layers and zip-off trousers also tend to work well for most destinations.
Georgia is a real paradise for vegetarians with its varieties of richly seasoned vegetable dishes. Meat & poultry are also very much on the menu.
As a general rule, Spring and Autumn from March to May and September and October when temperatures are pleasant and the scenery at its most magical. The mountainous regions of the country are best visited between mid April and the end of September when mountain passes are accessible.
NO – Restaurants and shops will only accept Georgian Lari. Exchange facilities exist for $ € £. ATM machines are only available in Tbilisi and other major cities. Travellers’ cheques NOT advisable.
British passport holders can enter and stay in Georgia for 90 days without a visa. Other nationalities may vary so please ask us for more information.
Georgia is similar to most European countries, one should be aware of any elementary safety matters such as not to leave valuables unattended, etc. One should remember that crowds anywhere, but especially on public transport and at flea markets, provide bad guys (pickpockets and thieves) with plenty of targets, opportunities, and easy escape routes. Be aware of the pitfalls of travelling, but relax and have fun. Limit vulnerability rather than travels!
Some churches have modest-dress requirements for men and women: no shorts or bare shoulders and women should cover their heads, so pack a scarf.
Roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone companies, with good coverage in cities and tourist areas, although charges can be high. The further off the beaten track you go, then the harder it will be to get reception.
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