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Caucasus Mountain Landscape, Sioni Village, Kazbegi, Georgian Military Highway, Georgia

Georgia holidays

With delicious food on offer, an abundance of local wines and incredible hospitality Georgia is a destination that must be on your wishlist. Journey with Steppes across diverse landscapes, from majestic mountains to golden vineyards.

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.

Experiences

It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore, moments to discover.

National Museum

Visit the National Museum in Tbilisi with its collection of pre-Christian gold and silver.

Svaneti

Visit Svaneti to see its medieval fortified stone towers and stay at Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe.

Sample local cuisine

Stay with a Georgian family and enjoy home cooked food and Georgian wine.

Explore the old streets of Tbilisi

Stroll through Tbilisi’s old streets where colourful 19th-century houses with wooden balconies are strangely reminiscent of New Orleans.

Self-Drive the Military Highway

Travel up along the Georgian Military Highway towards Mount Kazbegi.

Religious Cave Cities

Explore the ancient religious cave cities of Vardzia and Uplishtikhe that saved thousands of Christians from persecution.

Food and Wine, Georgia
Tiblisi, Georgia
Traditional Georgian adjara khachapuri and Kolkh khachapuri on the table, Georgia
Georgia
Happy Peasant, Grape Harvesting, Kakheti, Georgia
Wine grower, Georgia
Wine, Kakheti, Georgia
Georgian wine

Why we like Georgia

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.

View from brasstown bald mountain
Brasstown bald mountain, Georgia
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Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia
Wine Cellar, Nekreki Monastery Complex, Kakheti, Georgia
Kakheti, Georgia
Mestia, Upper Svaneti, Georgia
Mestia, Georgia
View of Tbilisi, Old Town, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia

What to expect on your Georgia holiday

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.

Explore Georgia

  • Tbilisi
  • Kvareli
  • Mtskheta

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Rooms Hotel Kazbegi £££££

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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.

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Rooms Hotel Tbilisi £££££

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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. Leather, velvet, reclaimed wood, handmade wallpaper and local artwork combine to create an elegant yet bohemian feel. Built over eight floors, the 125 rooms and suites are spacious and full of character. All have views of either the city or gardens and those on the fifth floor have terraces with views over the city.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.
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Frequently asked questions about Georgia

What clothes should I take to Georgia?

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.

What is the typical food in Georgia?

Georgia is a real paradise for vegetarians with its varieties of richly seasoned vegetable dishes. Meat & poultry are also very much on the menu.

When is the best time to travel to Georgia?

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.

Will my mobile phone work?

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.

Is there a dress code I should follow?

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.

Can I pay using US dollars, Euros or Sterling?

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.

Is a visa required for travel to Georgia?

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.

Is Georgia safe?

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!

Can I use my mobile phone in Georgia?

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.

What is the international dialling code for Georgia?

995

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