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This fully escorted private tour explores the exotic Caucasus nation of Georgia, staying in the stylish Rooms Hotels in Tbilisi and Kazbegi. The journey includes an exploration of Tbilisi's Old Town, tastings at some of the country's finest wineries and guided visits to ancient Unesco-listed cathedrals and monasteries.
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Fly to Tbilisi and transfer to the Rooms Hotel,
a member of the Design Hotels group, for
2 nights. Enjoy a complimentary welcome
Morning tour of Tbilisi’s Old Town including
the 12th-century Metekhi Church and a 19thcentury
Jewish synagogue. Private tour of the
newly renovated Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and
Ballet Theatre. Get acquainted with Georgian
cuisine at a cooking class in a traditional
restaurant, followed by lunch. Afternoon
visit to the Tbilisi Sulfur Bathhouse for a
traditional scrub treatment, followed by tea.
Free time before dinner at one of the city’s best
restaurants. (B, L, D)
Explore the Kakheti region, birthplace of
viticulture and winemaking in Georgia.
Stop at the ninth-century Bodbe Convent
before arriving at the pretty fortified town
of Sighnaghi, famous for its wine and carpet
making. Meander through the narrow streets
before lunch with a local family serving
traditional dishes from the region. Stay at the
Radisson Collection, Tsinandali Estate for
1 night. Tour of the estate with wine tasting,
followed by dinner. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the 11th-century Alaverdi
Cathedral and continue to the 16th-century
Gremi complex. Lunch and wine tasting at
Shilda Winery in Kvareli. Demonstration of
traditional bread making and how to prepare a mtsvadi (pork barbecue). Return to Tbilisi in
time for dinner. Overnight at Rooms Hotel.
The world heritage site of Mtskheta is the first
stop today, Georgia’s cultural and religious
centre. Here, visit the early medieval Jvari
Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Continue
to Ananuri fortress complex, with churches
and towers dating back to the 16th century.
Continue to Kazbegi, staying at the Rooms
Hotel Kazbegi for 2 nights. (B, L)
Visit the 14th-century Gergeti Trinity Church,
set high on a hill overlooking the town and
surrounded by mountains. Get up close by
4WD or, for the more energetic, on foot. Enjoy
a coffee break on the top of the hill. Return
for a traditional lunch with a local family.
Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Visit the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe,
one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia
and an important centre of pagan worship.
Continue to Gori, birthplace of Josef Stalin, with
optional visit the museum dedicated to his life.
Lunch at the 19th-century Château Mukhrani.
Return to Tbilisi, staying overnight at Rooms
Hotel. (B, L)
Transfer to Tbilisi airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.
Available on request.
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