Georgia is a beautiful country that sits between the Caucasus Mountains and Black Sea. Dominated by Orthodox Christianity, Georgia boasts beautiful churches with a medieval style architecture.
Getting around the country is quite easy and hassle free. You can choose walking or opt for taxis that are cheap in fare. The good thing is that most of the parts of the country especially The Capital city of Tbilisi, can be reached by metro. It may not be as vibrant as the other European countries, but it has got its own charms.
Communication in this country will never be a problem, because almost all the locals speak and communicate in English. They are the most hospitable people you’ll ever meet on earth.
TRAVEL TIPS TO GEORGIA
Currency: Georgian Lari
Best time to visit: March to May
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Local Cuisine: Georgian Cuisine
Must try: Georgian House Restaurant (4.5*)
Time difference: GMT + 4
Transportation: Local taxis, Mini-buses, Trains.
Dress code: Liberal
Theme: Historical and cultural
3* Shine Palace Hotel
4* Hotel Grand Palace
5* Hotels & Preference Hualing
Gadauri is the northern part of Tbilisi and is the most famous ski resort of Tbilisi which is 2 hours away from the city. It is located in The Caucasus Mountain Range of Georgia. There is only one road that leads to this place which is an old military road. You can either ski or snowboard here. And if you’re not interested in it then you can just take the cable cars to reach to the top of the mountains and enjoy the breath-taking views.
Kakheti is a fascinating journey of the Eastern part of Georgia to enjoy mountain sceneries, picturesque villages, temples and life of the locals. You will also get a chance to view wines as an ancient part of the Georgian culture. Taste the unique Georgian wines and get to know about the secrets of the wine makers.
3. NARIKALA FORTRESS
This centuries old fortress is a dominating structure of the Old Town of Tbilisi. The fortress suffered during an earthquake but some parts of the wall are still standing.
The fastest way to reach the fortress is via a cable car. You can also choose to do a short climb to the hill. The fortress gives you a bird’s eye view of Tbilisi.
4. THE BRIDGE OF PEACE
This contemporary designed bridge peace stands between Old Tbilisi and the new district along with the Nera River. It gives a nice contrast to the old architecture of the city.
Georgian cuisine is unique and a blend of flavors influenced by European and Middle Eastern neighbors. Each region of Georgia celebrates its own cuisine, with the western side enjoying more of Turkish influences while the east draws the Iranian influence.
|Round Trip Flight||USD 200 (approx.)|
|Accommodation with Daily Breakfast||USD (30-50)|
|Daily Food Budget||USD (12-15)|
|Travel Insurance||USD 15|
DAY 01: ARRIVAL
Welcome to Tbilisi! Most flights in Tbilisi arrive at night or early morning. Upon your arrival at the Tbilisi airport, transfer to your hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Return back to your hotel, and have a comfortable night stay at your hotel!
NOTE: Always have some money exchanged to the Georgian Lari (1 USD = 2.42 GEL)
DAY 02: GUDAURI, KAZBEGI (8 HOURS)
Have a tasty breakfast in the morning at the hotel and proceed for a Gudauri Tour – The highlights of the tour are:
– Jinvali Water Reservoir. (Stop for 10 minutes).
– The Ananuri Fortress at Jinvali Reservoir (Stop for 40 minutes).
– Gudauri Ski Resort which is the highest ski resort in Georgia – 2100 m above sea level (Stop for 2 Hours 30 minutes).
NOTE: Buy your ski pass and rent your gears if you want to ski or snowboard. There are plenty of shops around, and prices are cheap. You can also try paragliding if you’re into more adventure.
Evening back to hotel & overnight stay at the Hotel.
DAY 03: TBILISI – DAY AT LEISURE / RECOMMENDED KAKHETI TOUR + WINE TASTING (8 HOURS)
In the morning, breakfast your hotel. After the breakfast, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can also choose our recommended Wine Tour, famously known as the Kakheti Tour. The highlights of the tour are:
– Visiting vineyards.
– Tasting of different varieties of wines.
– Shopping Georgian souvenirs.
Enjoy the night at one of the bars along the Old City or get a bottle of a Georgian wine and have a pleasant night at your hotel/hostel.
DAY 04: DEPARTURE
Your exciting tour concludes today. Savor a tasty breakfast at the hotel, before being transferred to the airport. Catch a flight back to your home country with fond memories of the city.