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Georgia Adventure

11 Days | Explore ancient cities, glaciers, forests and culture as you travel through Georgia

4.8 out of 5 based on 25 reviews submitted.
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This all-encompassing trip takes you from the historical cities of Georgia to the remote snow-capped Caucasus mountains. Wander through the historical capital of Tbilisi, stroll in the local market in Kutaisi, immerse in the unbeatable Georgian hospitality, journey to the the remote villages in the mountains. Reconnect with nature on hikes through wooded forests and past the Chaladi glacier, wander between the ancient Svan towers, learn the secrets of Georgian cheese making and indulge your taste buds with fragrant Georgian wine.

Trip overview

Map of Georgia Adventure including Georgia
Start
Tbilisi, Georgia
Finish
Tbilisi, Georgia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Georgia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
KFSG
This trip generates 41 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Journey to the Svaneti region, a remote and alluring land of snow-capped mountains, discover the iconic tower houses dotted amongst mountain valleys and learn of one of the highest settlement in Europe - Ushguli people and its fascinating culture and traditions.
  • Get active on hikes in the shadow of magnificent snowy peaks of the Greater Caucasus to medieval villages and one of the biggest glaciers in Georgia, Shkhara glacier.
  • Take guided walking tour of Tbilisi a fascinating eclectic mix of architecture, and culture; hear stories of kings and queens and intrigue and mystery from your local guide.
  • Mingle with the locals in markets, learn the secret of Georgian Cheese and indulge in the national cheese bread of khachapuri.
  • Relax in the seaside Batumi with plenty cafes and restaurants to explore and admire the amazing modern monument Ali and Nino at the beach that set a tender and romantic tone to the city.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regional Hub. Donations help them improve their services and training hub to connect people, who’ve fled their homes due to war or political instability, with their new community in Georgia.

Is this trip right for you?
  • You will reach a significant altitude on this trip (2,200 metres) at the highest point so a good level of fitness is required for hiking. That said, alternative activities can often be arranged for those who would prefer not to hike.
  • There are some long travel days and some rough travelling in areas away from main tourist routes. Windy roads and rough surfaces make for some challenging travel experiences. On some long travel days we depart early in the morning to ensure we optimise our time at our next destination. If you experience travel sickness we recommend you consider medication to help ease the discomfort.
  • As we don't want you to miss anything, the itinerary is densely packed, so you'll be busy. There will, however, be plenty of free time and opportunity for independent exploration.
  • You require comfortable shoes suitable for moderate level hiking, water proof would be the preference as you may need to cross some small streams on the hike.

Itinerary

Map of Georgia Adventure including Georgia

Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private Bus, Public Bus, Train, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (6), Guesthouse (4)

Activities
  • Tbilisi - City tour
  • Kutaisi - Leader-led city walking tour
  • Kutaisi - Golden Marquee Palace
  • Kutaisi - Farmers Market
  • Mestia - Cooking class
  • Mestia - Lakhiri Village Hike
  • Mestia - Georgian cheese making
  • Ushguli - Village hike
  • Ushguli - Lamaria Church
  • Ushguli - Queen Tamar`s Tower
  • Ushguli - Shkhara Glacier hike & picnic
  • Batumi - Leader-led city walking tour
Add on activities
  • Tbilisi - Open Air Museum of Ethnography - GEL20
  • Tbilisi - The National Gallery - GEL25
  • Tbilisi - Georgian National Museum - GEL30
  • Tbilisi - Thermal Bath House Visit - from - GEL70
  • Tbilisi - Aerial Cable Car One Way - GEL2
  • Kutaisi - Bagrati Cathedral & Gelati Monastery - Free
  • Kutaisi - Pub Crawl - GEL60
  • Kutaisi - State Historical Museum - GEL5
  • Kutaisi - Aerial Tramway - GEL1
  • Ushguli – Ethnographical Museum - GEL10
  • Batumi - Botanic Garden - GEL20
  • Batumi - Cable car - GEL30
  • Batumi – Wine Tasting - GEL30

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip, excluding day 4, 5&7 in local guest houses, subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Some of the best scenery in the Caucasus Region is in the Svaneti Region on day 5, 6 and 7. The included hikes can be quite steep and long. While this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to take part in all activities. Altitudes experienced during this trip are up to 2200m above sea level.
3. Please note there is a chance of potential changes to the itinerary due to heavy rain, flooding and snow at higher altitudes, which often affect roads and bridges, making travel difficult or impossible (particularly in remote areas).
4. Please be advised that your Trip Leader may be from neighbouring region, who have in-depth knowledge and extensive travel experience throughout the Caucasus. In this case, local Georgian guides are used throughout the itinerary to ensure you receive a diverse and uniquely local range of perspectives.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 25 reviews submitted.
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Christina · Traveled September 2023
Incredible! From the city to the mountains and the sea, this trip has a perfect balance of rich culture, the most amazing scenery and relaxation. The views from the hikes, all the animals that we saw along the way, the most amazing food and our knowledgeable tour leader Zurab are standouts for me. Thank you for an unforgettable trip
Review submitted 09 Oct 2023

Lindsay · Traveled September 2023
Absolutely loved Georgia! The Culture, People, places of interest. Homestays and Guesthouse were Fabulous and travelling and staying in villages in the Caucasus Mountains a real highlight for me. Zurab being Georgian was an absolute wealth of knowledge on his country and a very proud Georgian and made the crossing of borders between Azerbaijan and Georgia go very smoothly. He's the person you want to lead your trip. Nothing was to much trouble for him, always will to help the group and translate for us all. Highly recommend this trip!
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023

Susan · Traveled September 2023
If you’d like to learn more about this lovely little country, while enjoying spectacular scenery, good food and wine, sign up. You won’t regret it.
Review submitted 21 Sep 2023

Lauren · Traveled August 2023
Georgia has been an incredible country to explore. Especially the mountains! The food, accommodation and activities were spot on! Anton our guide was absolutely fab! I can’t wait to come back again!
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

Michael · Traveled August 2023
We visited three of the most important cities in Georgia as well as the mountains in Svaneti. The highlights of the tour for me were hiking in Svaneti and learning about the history, culture and food of Georgia with our superb guide.
Review submitted 16 Aug 2023
Georgia Adventure
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