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The Golden Triangle of Georgia

Private Travel | General interest 9 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £2390 Current prices from: £2390
The Golden Triangle of Georgia refers to the capital, Tbilisi, and the regional towns of Sighnaghi, which is located in the far east of the country, and Kazbegi, the northern border town. Sighnaghi is located in the Kakheti region, renowned for its excellent wine coupled with the monasteries and churches Alaverdi, Gremi and the Nekresi. Kazbegi has the iconic Gergeti Holy Trinity church as its principal attraction. Staying in some of Georgia's best accommodation including the boutique Kabadoni in Sighnaghi and the Rooms Hotel in Kazbegi, this 9-day itinerary visits some of Georgia's most popular tourist attractions.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in boutique hotels with character
  • View the Gergeti Holy Trinity Church
  • Explore Josef Stalin's birthplace & museum at Gori
  • Wine tasting in the renowned Kakheti region
  • Optional extension to stay in Yerevan in Armenia

Akhaltsikhe

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 32 236 745 1457 1966 2272 2577 2577 2170 1661 846 337
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -719 -327 134 643 948 1254 1254 846 337 -130 -621
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 8 9 9 9 8 6 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 422 392 361 602 793 934 572 532 512 572 522 542
Rainy Days 10 10 11 13 17 15 10 9 8 9 9 11
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Batumi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1355 1763 2170 2475 2577 2577 2373 2068 1559 1152
Min temp (C)(F) 236 236 439 745 1152 1457 1763 1763 1457 1152 745 439
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 7 8 8 7 7 7 6 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2078 1616 1375 1064 883 1476 1355 1887 2289 24810 2339 24810
Rainy Days 15 13 15 14 15 14 13 12 13 14 13 15
Humidity L L M H H VH VH VH H M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1050 846 846 1152 1661 2170 2475 2679 2475 2068 1661 1254

Kazbegi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -818 -719 -228 745 1254 1661 2170 2068 1661 846 134 -523
Min temp (C)(F) -171 -163 -1112 -425 32 439 745 643 236 -425 -818 -139
Sunshine hours 4 4 5 6 7 9 10 9 8 6 4 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 843 873 1064 1385 1827 1717 1536 1144 984 924 924 984
Rainy Days 12 12 14 15 19 16 11 10 9 10 11 12
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kutaisi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 948 1355 1966 2475 2781 2882 2882 2577 2068 1559 948
Min temp (C)(F) 32 134 337 846 1254 1559 1864 1864 1457 1050 643 236
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 7 7 6 4 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1305 1124 974 883 763 1124 823 873 1034 1235 1315 1697
Rainy Days 14 12 13 13 13 13 11 11 11 12 12 14
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mestia

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -719 -621 -130 745 1254 1661 1966 1966 1559 846 134 -523
Min temp (C)(F) -163 -155 -1112 -425 32 337 745 643 236 -425 -818 -139
Sunshine hours 4 5 5 6 7 9 9 9 8 6 4 4
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1014 904 934 1014 1375 1496 1195 1094 974 1084 1034 1034
Rainy Days 13 12 14 15 18 16 11 10 9 10 12 13
Humidity L L M H VH VH VH VH H M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sighnaghi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 439 541 1152 1864 2272 2781 3086 2984 2577 1864 1254 745
Min temp (C)(F) -327 -327 134 745 1152 1559 1864 1864 1457 846 337 -130
Sunshine hours 3 4 4 6 7 9 9 8 7 5 4 3
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 12 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 261 361 502 753 1074 1104 693 643 582 622 452 271
Rainy Days 9 9 9 11 13 12 9 8 7 9 8 9
Humidity L L M H VH VH VH VH H M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 643 439 439 846 1457 2068 2475 2577 2373 1864 1254 846

Tbilisi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 541 643 1152 1864 2373 2781 3086 2984 2577 1864 1254 745
Min temp (C)(F) -327 -228 236 745 1152 1559 1864 1763 1457 846 337 -130
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 8 7 5 4 3
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 231 291 361 582 894 894 572 532 422 432 371 261
Rainy Days 9 9 10 12 15 13 10 9 9 10 8 9
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Discovery Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Tbilisi

Afternoon flight from London Gatwick to Tbilisi, via Kiev, with Ukraine International Airlines. Transfer to the Courtyard by Marriott for 3 nights. (N)

Day 2: Tbilisi

Morning city tour including the fourthcentury Narikala fortress, the State and Art museums, and the fifth-century Metechi church. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)

Day 3: Mtskheta

Morning visit to Mtskheta. Visit the Jvari and the Samtavro church, and the Svetitskhoveli cathedral, built on the grave of Sidonia, who allegedly died clutching Christ’s robe. (B, L)

Day 4: Sighnaghi

Morning drive to Sighnaghi via the David Gareja monastery complex and Bodbe nunnery. Stay at the Kabadoni Hotel for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Kakheti

Full-day tour of Georgia’s principal winemaking region. Visit the majestic 11th-century Alaverdi cathedral, the elegant church of Gremi and the Nekresi monastery. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Kazbegi

Morning drive to Kazbegi, visiting the Ananuri fortress en route. Stay 2 nights at the Rooms Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Kazbegi

Morning visit to the Gergeti Trinity church, set on a hill below the towering Mount Kazbegi. Optional afternoon tour to the Gveleti waterfall. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Tbilisi

Drive south from Kazbegi to Tbilisi via Gori, the birthplace of Josef Stalin. View the house where he was born and a museum dedicated to his life. Continue to Uplistsikhe to visit the cave town, inhabited since pre-Christian times. Transfer to the Courtyard by Marriott. (B, L)

Day 9: Fly home

Transfer to the airport and fly to London Gatwick, via Kiev, with Ukraine International Airlines. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Discovery tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Discovery private tour accommodation

  • Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
    Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

    The Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is a modern design hotel offering guests a large library and comfortable lobby bar along with a restaurant which offers traditional Georgian cuisine. Its large terrace has views of Mount Kazbegi and the Trinity Church. There are 156 guestrooms, each of which are designed in a modern contemporary style with air conditioning.

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  • Kabadoni Boutique Hotel
    Kabadoni Boutique Hotel

    The Hotel Kabadoni is a 21-room boutique hotel located in the centre of Sighnaghi. The hotel is decorated with a mixture of art nouveau, ancient Georgian and eastern motifs. The arch of the lobby features eastern elements and mirrors accentuate the hand-painted interior. All rooms feature the same design and furnishings including a desk, television with pay per view options, minibar, telephone, robe and slippers, and private bathroom with fully stocked bath products. The hotel has a restaurant and wine bar with two terraces offering excellent views of the city. Health and wellbeing facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a beauty parlor, which are all situated in the hotel's wellness centre.

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  • Courtyard by Marriott
    Courtyard by Marriott

    Located in the centre of the city, the Courtyard by Marriott is within walking distance of many of Tbilisi's sights, shops and restaurants. The 118 rooms all have air-conditioning, a hairdryer and safe. The hotel restaurant offers international cuisine and Georgian wines. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna.

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Dates & prices

GTOG2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2390 per person

High season from £2390 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Tbilisi

    Bordered by dramatic hills and mountains, Tbilisi was built on the banks of the Mtkvari...

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  • Sighnaghi

    The town of Sighnaghi is located on the top of a hill, which offers commanding views of...

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  • Kazbegi

    Kazbegi is a small town located on the Thergi river and is named after the largest...

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  • Tbilisi

    Bordered by dramatic hills and mountains, Tbilisi was built on the banks of the Mtkvari...

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