Travel to Georgia is a sensory experience. There is no doubt that Georgia is the capital of food in the Caucasus region. Delicious feasts await you, tables groaning with food, (a guest is perceived as a blessing here) using plentiful local fresh locally grown and sourced ingredients; walnut, pomegranate and smoked cheese. All of this is washed down by excellent Georgian wines, some produced totally naturally in large clay urns, buried underground.
Georgia stands at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, one foot rooted in its past another pointing towards its future. Valleys to vineyards, mountains to rivers, this is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Caucasus Mountains. Its people are equally beautiful, proud and highly spirited as history has shown time and again.
The capital, Tbilisi is another melting pot. In the 20th Century it was populated by international artists and intellectuals. The eclectic architecture varies from Ottoman inspired hot baths, delicate and crooked buildings built into the rock with intricately decorated balconies and jaw dropping examples of Art Nouveau.
Architecture, art, music and cuisine are all distinctive threads in Georgia’s culture. A visit to Georgia is unforgettable. Immerse yourself in the magic of Georgia with Exeter International.
For custom luxury travel and tours to Georgia, please contact one of our travel experts, or read on below for more information about where to go and when, along with our Insider's Guide.
The best time to visit Georgia is April, May, June and September. July and August can be very hot and winters are harsh with temperatures dropping sharply.
Georgia’s charming and picturesque capital is a great base to explore the surrounding countryside. A day spent wandering in the old town soaking up the atmosphere of the cobbled streets and small cafes and shops is a must. A total contrast to the modern side of the city with its glass Bridge of Peace and funicular, taking you up above to the clouds with views over the city and the gorge of the Mtkvari River.
Sighnaghi is in Kakheti, which is one of the best wine regions of Georgia. A visit to this small town and a local winery is a delightful day out of the city. The views of the Caucasus mountains from here are spectacular. Guests with a bit more time to explore can stay at the Radisson Collection Hotel on the Tsinandali Estate.
A day trip from Tbilisi, a visit to Gori, the hometown of Joseph Stalin is not to be missed. His original simple local home has been preserved along with part of the train that he used to travel through the USSR. In addition, the Stalin Museum which originally opened in 1957 is now a major draw. It is expansive and quite jaw-dropping, certainly worth the visit.
Our team of travel experts can customize a unique program for you for travel in Georgia based on your exact preferences and interests.
Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan perfectly complement each other and we can customize a vacation to the Caucasus region just for you, based on our Essential Caucasus itinerary.