Georgia Signature

9 days from $2,664 per person*
  • Visit Georgia’s finest wineries and enjoy tastings.
  • Embark on a leisurely walk through the forests of Kazbegi.
  • Relax in the dramatic mountain scenery of the Gudauri ski resort.
  • Explore the magnificent Vardzia cave town with expert guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Our Signature tour, this exploration of Georgia touches on all of the absolute must-see highlights of the country. From the vineyards of Kakheti, to the peaks of the South Caucasus mountains, Georgia truly is a destination with it all. A country packed full of UNESCO sites, you will visit golden age monasteries, riverside cathedrals, and ancient stops along the silk route. Try lesser known Georgian cuisine, and stay a few nights in a popular ski village. It is a region full of forested woodlands and alpine valleys, both ancient and modern history, and a truly warm and welcoming people. Check Georgia off the bucket list, before the world discovers its charms.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tbilisi
    Tbilisi
    • Georgia - Welcome Package(2)
    • Georgia Signature - Guide/Driver/Vehicle
    • Transfer - Private - Airport
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Tbilisi
    Tbilisi
    • Private - Old & New Town
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Tbilisi to Akhaltsikhe
    Tbilisi to Akhaltsikhe
    • Tbilisi - Akhaltsikhe [(via Mtskheta & Gori)] -
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Akhaltsikhe
    Akhaltsikhe
    • Private - Explore Vardzia
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Akhaltsikhe to Gudauri
    Akhaltsikhe to Gudauri
    • Akhaltsikhe - Gudauri [(via Gori)] -
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Gudauri
    Gudauri
    • Private - Explore Kazbegi - Guide/Vehicle
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Gudauri to Tbilisi
    Gudauri to Tbilisi
    • Gudauri - Tbilisi [(via Turtle Lake & Trinity Cathedral)] -
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Tbilisi
    Tbilisi
    • Private - Kakheti Wine Region
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Tbilisi
    Tbilisi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Tbilisi

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Our Signature tour, this itinerary is sure to impress. It touches on the must-see highlights of this unexplored country, from vineyards to ancient ruins, and presents a breadth of cultural experiences. Welcome to Georgia!

Transfer by private vehicle between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation: Marriott (4.5*)

Choose the Marriott Tbilisi Hotel for a luxurious stay in one of the world's most unforgettable cities. Once you enter the grand atrium-style lobby adorned with crystal chandeliers, you're greeted with renowned Georgian hospitality. Overlooking the Main Avenue or patio, their 127 luxury Tbilisi hotel accommodations and suites feature a safe, mini-bar, individual climate control and broadband internet. Enjoy galleries and theatres, all within walking distance in the centre of Tbilisi, Georgia. Dine in Parnas restaurant or have a light snack, or a cup of coffee and fresh Danish at Parnas Café & Lounge. Visit their Fitness Gym for your workout and relax in the sauna.

Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Tbilisi Marriot Hotel
Tbilisi Marriot Hotel

Day 2: Tbilisi

Today you will explore both the Old and New Town of Tbilisi. The city offers a great variety of sights, most of them very ancient. In the Old Town many of the sites are within walking distance of each other; start on foot from the Metekhi Church, a riverside structure dating back to the middle ages, with a commanding cliff side location. Continue to the Great Synagogue, and then on to Sioni Cathedral and Anchiskhati Church. Next move into Tbilisi's New Town and visit the National Museum of History (note the museum is closed on Monday). Stroll Rustaveli Avenue – the main thoroughfare of the city, and home to many important architectural sites such as the Opera and Ballet Theatre, and former Parliament buildings. In the late afternoon, take a cable car ride to Narikala Fort, which was built in the 4th century, and overlooks the city. Finish your day of Tbilisi touring with a walk towards the brick-domed Sulphur Baths.

Accommodation: Marriott (4.5*)
Tibilisi
Tibilisi

Day 3: Tbilisi - Akhaltsikhe

Depart today from Tbilisi for your final destination Akhaltsikhe. On route, you will stop off to visit some fascinating places. First is Mtskheta; the ancient capital and religious centre of Georgia. This site dates back 3000 years and houses many historical buildings including Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (known as the burial site of Christ's mantel) dating from the 6th and 11th centuries respectively. Both are UNESCO world heritage sites, and both are venerated places of worship to this day. Continue to the town of Gori, the heart of the Kartli region, birthplace of Joseph Stalin and home to the Stalin Museum. Finally, drive through forested hills and rocky mountains to your final destination for the day - Akhaltsikhe. Driving time is roughly 3.5 hours. This is a full day excursion with multiple stops.

Accommodation: Lomsia (3*)

 Situated in the heart of historic Akhaltsikhe, next to the central park, Lomsia Hotel is within walking distance of premier tourist attractions like the Rabati castle. The hotel is equipped with 9 single rooms, 13 doubles, 34 twin rooms, 6 suites, and an apartment. Every room at their hotel entails an air conditioner, television with plenty of entertaining programmes, the easy-to-use phone and the kettle for brewing coffee in the morning that are found in all the hotel rooms. The Lomsia offers both inside and outside dining, a lounge bar and comfortable rooms that arebound to make any getaway unforgettable.

Akhaltsikhe Fortress Rabat
Akhaltsikhe Fortress Rabat
Lomsia Hotel
Lomsia Hotel

Day 4: Akhaltsikhe

Today you will visit Vardzia, a magnificent cave town, dating back to Georgia’s Golden Age. Constructed in the 12th century the monastery is carved out of mountain walls, and inside contains ancient wall paintings. It stretches over half a kilometer, and with over 3000 caves, is one of the best examples of Georgia’s Renaissance. En route you will also visit Khertvisi fortress – first built in the 2nd century – it is one of the regions oldest. The church on site was functional during Georgia’s feudal period, and is said to have been destroyed by Alexander the Great.

Accommodation: Lomsia (3*)
Vardzia Cave Town
Vardzia Cave Town

Day 5: Akhaltsikhe - Gudauri

Today while driving between Akhaltsikhe and Gudairi, you will visit Uplistsikhe, a place where the Great Silk Road used to pass. This ancient rock town contains structures dating from the early iron age. There are ancient dwelling quarters, wine-cellars, bakeries, and a three-nave basilica church hewn out of rock. Continue along the Georgian Military Highway with a stop to see Ananuri castle complex, home to the ruling dynasty of the 13th century, and place of many battles. Finally arrive into Gudauri ski resort, and settle in for some time to relax amongst the dramatic mountain scenery. Driving time is roughly 4.5 hours. This excursion includes a few stops, to break up the driving time.

Accommodation: Gudauri Marco Polo (4*)

Gudauri Marco Polo is located in Gudauri, Georgia and is approximately an hour and a half away from the capital city Tbilisi. This hotel is surrounded by the stunning Caucasus Mountain Range that provides beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activity. There are 121 rooms equipped with all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Marco Polo also has three different types of dining areas to cater to your needs. Billiards, ping pong and tennis are just a few of the recreational activities that you can participate in during your visit, as well as going swimming and getting a massage.

Mountains in Gudauri
Mountains in Gudauri
Gudauri Marco Polo
Gudauri Marco Polo

Day 6: Gudauri

Today is an active one, as you day trip from Gudauri to Kazbegi. In the morning you will embark on a stunning drive along the Tergi River. Once in Kazbegi, begin your leisurely 2 hour walk, passing through beautiful valleys and forested woodlands. At 2170m you will reach Gergeti Trinity Church, a symbol for Georgia, because of its isolated mountain location. Weather permitting you may catch a glimpse of one of the highest peaks in the Caucasus; Mt Kazbegi. Hike back down to meet your vehicle, and drive through Dariali Gorge, all the way to the Russian border. Finish your day back in Gudauri.

Accommodation: Gudauri Marco Polo (4*)
Kazbegi & Trinity Church
Kazbegi & Trinity Church

Day 7: Gudauri - Tbilisi

Return to Tbilisi today, stopping along the way to visit an open air ethnographic museum (closed on Monday) which showcases some original rural houses. Pass by Turtle Lake, a popular weekend vacation spot for local Georgians, and one of the largest churches in the Caucasus, Trinity Cathedral. This evening you will have some time to explore the cobbled streets of Tbilisi on your own. Driving time is roughly 2 hours.

Accommodation: Marriott (4.5*)
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral

Day 8: Tbilisi

Today take a day trip from Tbilisi to Kakheti, the famous wine-growing region. Explore the regions incredibly unique traditions and culture, taste Georgian wines, and indulge in some delicious food. Archaeologists believe Georgia is the oldest wine producing country in the world, and this trip is not to be missed. Visit Gremi, a 16th century architectural monument set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Caucasus (please note Gremi is closed on Mondays). This site was once a stop along the Silk Road. Drive next to Kvareli to visit a local winery, and of course taste some Georgian wines. Stop for lunch with a local family and enjoy homemade dishes. Afterward, continue to a local village to see a unique wine-cellar and taste more wine, this time of the home-made variety. Before returning to Tbilisi for the evening, discover romantic Sighnaghi, one of Georgia's smallest, and most well preserved towns.

Accommodation: Marriott (4.5*)
Winery Georgia
Winery Georgia

Day 9: Tbilisi

Transfer by private vehicle between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Marriott (4.5*): Tbilisi

Choose the Marriott Tbilisi Hotel for a luxurious stay in one of the world's most unforgettable cities. Once you enter the grand atrium-style lobby adorned with crystal chandeliers, you're greeted with renowned Georgian hospitality. Overlooking the Main Avenue or patio, their 127 luxury Tbilisi hotel accommodations and suites feature a safe, mini-bar, individual climate control and broadband internet. Enjoy galleries and theatres, all within walking distance in the centre of Tbilisi, Georgia. Dine in Parnas restaurant or have a light snack, or a cup of coffee and fresh Danish at Parnas Café & Lounge. Visit their Fitness Gym for your workout and relax in the sauna.

Tbilisi Marriot Hotel
Tbilisi Marriot Hotel

Lomsia (3*): Akhaltsikhe

 Situated in the heart of historic Akhaltsikhe, next to the central park, Lomsia Hotel is within walking distance of premier tourist attractions like the Rabati castle. The hotel is equipped with 9 single rooms, 13 doubles, 34 twin rooms, 6 suites, and an apartment. Every room at their hotel entails an air conditioner, television with plenty of entertaining programmes, the easy-to-use phone and the kettle for brewing coffee in the morning that are found in all the hotel rooms. The Lomsia offers both inside and outside dining, a lounge bar and comfortable rooms that arebound to make any getaway unforgettable.

Lomsia Hotel
Lomsia Hotel

Gudauri Marco Polo (4*): Gudauri

Gudauri Marco Polo is located in Gudauri, Georgia and is approximately an hour and a half away from the capital city Tbilisi. This hotel is surrounded by the stunning Caucasus Mountain Range that provides beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activity. There are 121 rooms equipped with all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Marco Polo also has three different types of dining areas to cater to your needs. Billiards, ping pong and tennis are just a few of the recreational activities that you can participate in during your visit, as well as going swimming and getting a massage.

Gudauri Marco Polo
Gudauri Marco Polo
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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