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Georgia - Best Tours & Trips 2019

77 trips to Georgia tours from 25 tour companies. 89 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.
Hidden from most tourist itineraries, the Republic of Georgia is an alluring mix of diverse landscapes, a unique language, and rich culture. From ancient religious monuments to colorful food markets, Georgia has much to offer but without the typical tourist crowds. Along with neighboring countries Armenia and Azerbaijan, Georgia is often overlooked as a travel destination. However, the mystery surrounding this former Soviet republ ... Read More
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Georgia: Land Of Myths And Mountains

Wild Frontiers Travel
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9 days
$ 212 / day
$ 1,910
From : $ 2,349
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Visit to the historic old town of Tbilisi
  • See Troglodyte cave towns of Vardzia & Uplistsikhe
  • Enjoy Homestays with Georgian families
  • More UNESCO sites than you can shake a stick at
  • The remote desert monastery complex at Davit Gareja
Visits:
Tbilisi, Georgia
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Armenia & Georgia Real Food Adventure

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 169 / day
$ 1,786
From : $ 2,277
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Prepare your own tolma (vine-wrapped rice and mince), feast on succulent khorovats (Armenian pork barbecue) and visit a distillery to taste legendary Armenian brandy at the source
  • Learn how to make delicious khinkali (Georgian dumplings) and khachapuri (cheese-filled bread) with an expert local foodie
  • Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, is awash with culture, colour and beautiful architecture. A bonus at the end of your city tour is a cahakhokbili (chicken stew) feast with a local family
  • Stay overnight in a local guesthouse in Stepantsminda, sitting down to a traditional meal with the family who run it
  • Visit the home of the famous Kindzmarauli winery for some exquisite wine and cheese pairings – the result of months of meticulous work by local sommeliers
  • Discover the World Heritage-listed church and cathedral in Mtskheta, Georgia’s spiritual heart since Christianity was established in 301
Visits:
Georgia, Tbilisi, Armenia
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Bike and Hike Georgia

12 days
$ 267 / day
$ 3,200
From : $ 4,320
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Visits:
Georgia
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Best of the Caucasus

15 days
$ 242 / day
$ 3,635
From : $ 4,907
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Iconic Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower in Baku
  • 40,000-year-old engravings in Gobustan National Park
  • Venture to Telavi, one of Georgia's most ancient cities
  • Head just south of the Russian border for panoramic views of Mount Kazbek
  • Georgian felt-making workshop
  • Delve deeply into Soviet history at The Stalin Museum
  • 3,000-year-old rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe
  • Enjoy stunning views from the sacred pilgrimage site of Jvari Monastery
  • Leisurely wander through the picturesque narrow streets of Tblisi’s old town
  • The 'Pink City' of Yerevan
  • Lake Sevan, the largest lake in the Caucasus
  • The ruins of Zvartnotz Temple
  • Pay your respects at the Armenian Genocide Museum
  • Symphony of the Stones' at Garni
  • Yerevan Brandy Factory tour and tasting
Visits:
Tbilisi, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
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Azerbaijan Georgia & Armenia – Across The C ...

Wild Frontiers Travel
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15 days
$ 264 / day
$ 3,964
From : $ 5,351
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit to the Historic old town of Baku
  • See Telavi and the wine growing region of Kakheti
  • Enjoy Homestays with Georgian families in the Caucasus
  • More UNESCO sites than you could shake a stick at!
  • See the best of Armenia’s monasteries
Visits:
Tbilisi, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
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Highlights Of The Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan & ...

Wild Frontiers Travel
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14 days
$ 291 / day
$ 4,073
From : $ 5,499
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • See Echmiadsin – the spiritual home of the Armenian church
  • Wine tasting in the beautiful Kakheti region of Georgia
  • Drive the Georgian Military Highway through the Caucasus Mountains
  • Explore cave monasteries and towns hewn in to cliff faces in Armenia and Georgia
  • Discover the ancient cave paintings of Gobustan in Azerbaijan
  • Walk to the impressive Holy Trinity Church from Stepantsminda, Georgia
Visits:
Tbilisi, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
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Finding Your Bliss in the Land of Enchantment for Women

Road Scholar
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6 days
$ 250 / day
$ 1,499
From : $ 2,024
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the Santa Fe Mountain Cloud Zen Center and enjoy a private painting class
  • Journey by coach to Ojo Caliente and marvel at incredibly colorful landscapes
  • Enjoy creative cuisine at unique restaurants
Visits:
Santa Fe, United States
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Out and About in Santa Fe: Art, Architecture and ...

Road Scholar
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6 days
$ 183 / day
$ 1,099
From : $ 1,484
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Learn about Santa Fe’s unique blend of architecture, multicultural heritage and emphasis on the arts with field trips to Museum Hill and Chimayó, an international pilgrimage site
  • Discover Native American art traditions on an expert-led excursion to the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research
  • Expand your knowledge as an expert instructor teaches you about the life and art of the long-time Santa Fe resident Georgia O’Keeffe
Visits:
Georgia
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Xi'an to Istanbul Overland

Intrepid Travel
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80 days
$ 138 / day
$ 11,050
From : $ 15,470
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Admire the Buddhist art at the Mogao Caves
  • Cross the infamous Torugart Pass from Kyrgyzstan to China
  • See the dramatic glaciers adorning the Ala Archa Canyon
  • Admire quaint Karakol
  • Meet local shepherds on a yurt stay
  • Explore the historic town of Bukhara
  • Walk the ancient walls of Khiva
  • Discover the romance of the Silk Road in Samarkand
  • Explore the hub of East and West in Istanbul
Visits:
Blue Mosque, Bukhara, Cappadocia, Georgia, Great Wall of China, Istanbul, Kashgar, Rabat, Samarkand, Silk Road, Tbilisi, Tibet, Narikala Fortress , Azerbaijan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia
Small Group Tour
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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

Exodus Travels
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
19 days
$ 710 / day
$ 13,495
From : $ 18,218
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, penguins, seals and whales
  • Travel on a small expedition vessel
  • Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
Visits:
Antarctic Peninsula, Georgia, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Argentina, Falkland Islands
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Best of Georgia & Armenia

G Adventures
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 193 / day
$ 1,849
From : $ 2,083
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Set eyes on the stunning caucasus mountains
  • Wander in and out of ancient churches
  • Stroll narrow streets in tbilisi
  • Savour under-the-radar delicious food and wine in georgia
Visits:
Georgia, Tbilisi, Armenia
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica
Small Ship Cruise
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

G Adventures
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
22 days
$ 436 / day
$ 11,999
From : $ 12,959
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Meet hardy locals and see unique wildlife in the falkland islands
  • Explore abandoned whaling stations and visit shackleton’s grave
  • Walk quietly amongst king penguins and watch them surf onto the beach
  • Learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts
  • Spot whales and seals while cruising through icebergs on zodiacs
Visits:
Georgia, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia, Antarctica, Argentina, United Kingdom, Uruguay
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Highlights of Georgia & Armenia

Exodus Travels
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 125 / day
$ 2,799
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit UNESCO churches and fortresses in Georgia
  • See Mount Ararat towering over Yerevan
  • Explore spectacular monasteries in Armenia including Khor Virap
  • Walk amongst the pre-Christian cave houses in Uplistsikhe
  • Experience cafe culture in Tbilisi
  • Have the option to add-on an Azerbaijan extension 
Visits:
Georgia, Tbilisi, Armenia, Azerbaijan
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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia via Buenos Aires
Small Group Tour
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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia via Bue ...

Exodus Travels
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
20 days
$ 590 / day
$ 11,795
From : $ 15,923
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, penguins, seals and whales
  • Travel on a small expedition vessel
  • Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
Visits:
Antarctic Peninsula, Georgia, Falkland Islands
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Iran to Tbilisi via Armenia

World Expeditions
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
16 days
$ 226 / day
$ 3,490
From : $ 5,054
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Explore the Alborz Mountains and Assassins Castles
  • Marvel at the picturesque city of Kandova known for its cliff dwellings
  • Take in Lake Sevan, Geghard Cave Monastery and the holy city of Echmiadzin
  • Visit the fascinating cities of Tehran, Tbilisi & Yerevan
  • Wonder at the UNESCO listed Mtskheta, an outstanding example of medieval religious architecture
  • Discover the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe
Visits:
Georgia, Tbilisi, Tehran, Armenia, Iran
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Top Georgia Experiences and Attractions

Top Georgia Experiences

Admiring large blocks of cheese, spices, grains, freshly-baked bread, meat, and fresh produce at the food markets

Descending deep underground on long escalators to Tbilisi’s subway

Eating one of Georgia’s signature dishes, khinkali, a meat-filled dumpling with a doughy top “handle”

Enjoying the views high above Tbilisi on the aerial tramway that connects Rike Park with Nariqala Fortress

Exploring 1,000 year old frescoes in the cave monasteries of Davit Gareja while hiking along the Georgia-Azerbaijan border

Riding the Soviet-era overnight train from Tbilisi to Yerevan (Armenia)

Climbing to the top of a snow-covered mountain to reach the Tsminda Sameba Church that overlooks the town of Stepantsminda and the Caucasus Mountains

Walking through Stalin’s private train car at the Stalin museum in Gori

Crawling around the ancient cave city of Uplistsikhe

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Georgia Trip Reviews

89 Georgia Tour Reviews - Summary 98% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 60
Great 25
Average 3
Disappointing 1
Terrible 0
Value
4.6
Guide
4.6
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.6
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.6

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Three wonderful countries not to be missed

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Don't wait to visit Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Now is the time. This
very interesting and thorough tour covering a large geographical area gives
an in-depth experience into each of these three former Soviet republics. In
Armenia, one travels from Yerevan in the centre, then south, back to Lake
Sevan and on to the north to the cross the border. In Georgia, from Tbilisi,
one radiates out from the capital to the North, West, East and South. In
Azerbaijan, which is only for two days only Baku and a small area around can
be covered. The only downside was a lot of coach travel albeit extremely
comfortable as we had a 51 seater for 14 of us! I loved Armenia the best
with Yerevan and its lovely Republic square, the brown dry barren scenic
hills to the south, the vast expanse of Lake Sevan and the complete change of
scenery to the north where it was green trees and UK type countryside.

For me this trip, semi-completed a journey started three years ago. As in
2016, I visited the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Then in
2017, three of the five Stans - Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. And
finally this trip. It is so interesting being able to look back and reflect
on the difference between these countries, each one of which appears to be at
a different developmental stage. What I notice the most having visited all
nine, is the effect of their geographical location, the West to East/Europe
to Asia influence on their individual progress, along with their proximity to
their friendly or not-so-friendly neighbours. I would definitely recommend
visiting these three and some of the other former Soviet republics as the
more you see the more one starts to understand their history.
In Armenia, the food and wine was amazing and tasted as food should. Each
day we stopped for lunch at a small out of the way restaurant in a
picturesque location and were experted dined to wonderful fresh salads, BBQ
trout or meat along with freshly cooked lavash (flatbread).

In Georgia, taking the cable car in Tbilisi just before sunset up to the fort
and then having a beer in a small café overlooking the city all lit up.


All three group leaders were amazing. In Armenia, we had Rafik whose command
of English was outstanding. As was his ability to impart in-depth knowledge
about his beloved country. In Georgia, we had Nino who was equally good at
imparting knowledge about her country and its numerous churches along with
their saints. Then in Azerbaijan, Rizwan. We only had him for a short time,
two days but he also excelled in his knowledge delivery.


For ladies, do take dresses and skirts. In Armenia and Georgia in late
September/early October, it was warm, in the late 20C or early 30C with
beautiful warm sunny days. I realise that most Exodus travellers wear
trousers, but if you like wearing summer frocks, this would be your
opportunity. You may be concerned about the churches but as long as your
dress/skirt is at least below the knee you will be fine. For quite a few
churches in Georgia, ladies without skirts had to don one from a basket at
the church door! In fact this statement goes for all nine of the former
Soviet republics, where you can wear exactly the same clothes as the UK. I
made a big mistake when travelling to the Stans, as I thought ladies would
have to cover up, long sleeves, long dresses but it’s not true. Also do
think about taking sandals both for ladies and men. Some of the men on the
trip were very envious that I had my walking sandals as they mentioned they
wished they had brought theirs.

If you want some presents, look out for the lovely pale blue moonstone
jewellery. You can find these both in Armenia and Georgia. They make lovely
presents. Also when visiting Signagi in Georgia, do venture up the main
street and over the top, through an arch towards the city walls where there
are a couple of shops selling cotton rugs (very similar to kilims) in
beautiful colours and designs and ever so cheap. I bought two, one 4’ x 2
1/2’ for £5 and the other 3’ x 2’ for £3. I wish I’d bought more as
they make great bedside rugs.

Do seriously consider the Azerbaijan extension, which although being very
expensive for what turned out to be only two full days touring, was certainly
extremely worthwhile as it did complete the story between the three
countries.


Go now before things change too much. Georgia is on the waiting list to join
the EU; Armenia elected a new prime minister in May 2018 who they hope will
provide them with a brighter future; Azerbaijan has a massive building
programme to increase tourism. They have been advised that oil will run out
by the end of the century, and they need to provide the country with an
alternative source of income.


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Armenia nd Georgia are excellent destinations

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I was pleasantly surprised by Armenia and Georgia. Bot countries far
exceeded my expectations for them. People are friendly. Prices are cheap by
western European and American standards. The scenery is beautiful. Our
hotels were nice.
I'm not a religious person, but I actually very much enjoyed visiting the
numerous churches and monasteries.


The leaders in both countries were excellent. It was Nona in Armenia and
Sophia in Georgia. Both ladies were intelligent and friendly, and everything
flowed smoothly which made the trip a nice experience.


Be prepared for some long days in the bus and be prepared to see many
churches and monasteries along the way. The scenery is nice, and I never
grew tired of looking at it.


I'd skip the Azerbaijan extension at the end of the trip as it's VERY
overpriced for such a short amount of time. The destination itself is fine,
but the advertising is a bit misleading. It's not a 4 day extension as we
were in Baku for under 48 hours. We only arrived at 9:30am on Day 2. Most
of us had flights around 4am on Day 4.


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Memorable trip

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Cathedrals, Temples, Churches, Monasteries, ruins scatter over beautiful
‘picturesque’ landscape of rolling green hills and mountain top, and a
view of Mount Ararat or Mount Kazbek, ahhh… Well organized itinerary.
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip with a company of like minded, well traveled
and mature people from various countries.
Karahunj (Zorats Karer) - the Armenian Stonehenge (Yey)!!! and walk up to
Gergeti Trinity Church in Georgia, definitely.


Well organized and knowledgeable in many respects. They love their
respective countries and enthusiastic to introduce us their land with pride.
They both looked after us so professionally, even though they both very
young.
Armenian guide (Rafik) is a young man of intelligence and made us smile with
witty sense of humor. Thanks for taking us to Karahunj (was in my bucket
list last few decades, accomplished!), afternoon tea at Molokan Village,
Lavash bread making demo.
Georgian guide (Nino) is always cordial with beautiful smile. Thanks for
‘Daily Reminder’ each night so that we can prepare for what to expect the
following day. You somehow managed not to lose any of us during the walk
to/from Gergeti Trinity Church!


Bring your own scarf for ladies and long pants for gents esp. in Georgia. If
you forget, you may be able to borrow at the entrance of churches free of
charge. Bring comfortable walking shoes. Always ask if you can take photo
before you enter the religious monuments.
If you like history and cultural experience, briefly research where you are
going to visit beforehand so that you can enjoy and appreciate it more. Both
countries were cross-road of many different cultures, religions and empires
along the silk roads over the centuries, made them uniquely distinct place
with beautiful scenery.


During the border crossing (from Armenia to Georgia), the coach bus carried
our luggage up to the border of Georgia so that we did not have to drag our
luggage and walk. The Armenian Guide accompanied us up to the entrance of
Georgia to make sure we all crossed boarder safely, which was indeed very
nice.
Thanks to our drivers, Artak in Armenia and Nika in Georgia for driving
safely to take us to our destinations each day; especially through narrow and
sometimes winding road very skillfully.
People make country and leave lasting impression, after all. My gratitude
also goes to local tour companies – Sabera Tours in Armenia and Caucasus
Travel in Georgia for sound operation of tours.
Hope Karahunj (Armenian Stone Henge) makes it into itinerary – this place
is too precious to skip.
I already miss Lavash with cheese and herbs, ‘Churchkhela’(Dried Candy)
and ‘khachapuri’(Cheese Pie)!!


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A great, very full itinerary with amazing history, scenery, and insights into the local cultures

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

World Expeditions has picked excellent local operators in each country - our guides and drivers were all top quality and made this tour the success that it was.

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Operator World Expeditions

Absolutely incredible

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Such an amazing expedition. Paul Goldstein moves heaven and earth to ensure
that the most is gained from the trip and no time is wasted. We cannot
recommend this experience highly enough, and would do it all again in a
flash.
The sheer majesty of the place and the overwhelming abundance of the
wildlife. Being able to get so close to penguins and seals who have no fear
of humans is a real privilege.


Inspirational and a human Duracell Bunny!


Book well in advance and as soon as possible. You won't be disappointed!


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Antarctica with Paul and Chris

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This is a once in a lifetime experience that you will want to repeat.
Everyday you launched into zodiacs and approached the shore inspirations
moments started.


Be prepared for a hard time keeping up with his energy and enthusiasm. With
Chris Packham they make a great team.


If you want a nice cosy cruise this is not for you!


Needs a warming notice. Ice and cold can get under your skin. You will want
to return.


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Georgia Tours and Travel Guide

Georgia Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Hidden from most tourist itineraries, the Republic of Georgia is an alluring mix of diverse landscapes, a unique language, and rich culture. From ancient religious monuments to colorful food markets, Georgia has much to offer but without the typical tourist crowds. Along with neighboring countries Armenia and Azerbaijan, Georgia is often overlooked as a travel destination. However, the mystery surrounding this former Soviet republic is exactly why travelers should visit. Georgia offers a truly unique travel experience at a relatively inexpensive price point – but go now, before this gem is discovered by the masses.

Touring Tbilisi in Georgia

Although small compared to other capital cities, Tbilisi is Georgia’s urban capital. It bears some resemblance to other capitals in Eastern Europe, but it is noticeably smaller and less discovered. The Old Town offers winding cobblestone streets and enough European charm to satisfy most visitors.

Tbilisi also offers unique attractions including an aerial tramway to Nariqala Fortress, a funicular that offers views of the city, the Bridge of Peace with its unique architecture, and the main street – Rustaveli – home to churches, museums, and the heartbeat of the city.

Beyond Tbilisi

While Tbilisi may be Georgia’s charming urban center, many of the country’s greatest attractions are beyond the city limits. Davit Gareja is an easy day trip from Tbilisi that offers rich history, religious artifacts, and great hiking opportunities. Explore ancient cave monasteries with frescoes dating back many centuries, or hike along an inconspicuous metal rail that delineates the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Although a longer day trip from Tbilisi, Stepantsminda is a small town just a few kilometers south of the Georgia-Russia border. It is home to the famed Tsminda Sameba Church which is perched atop a 2,200 meter mountain. Several hiking paths lead adventurers to the top for incredible views of the Caucasus Mountains.

Just west of Tbilisi is the town of Gori, the birthplace of infamous Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and also one of the battlegrounds of the Russo Georgian War in 2008. Visitors to Gori should experience the Stalin museum which is not a tribute to the fallen leader but instead a fairly objective account of the leader’s life and legacy. Nearby lies the remains of Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave city that once housed an entire community in the hillside.

For more mountain fun, head west to Svaneti for breathtaking views and countless outdoor opportunities. After grueling hikes and nonstop sightseeing, relax in the beach resort town of Katumi along the Black Sea. If you’re ready for more adventure, return to Tbilisi and take the overnight train to the neighboring capitals of Baku (Azerbaijan) or Yerevan (Armenia).

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