Best of Georgia

10 days
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Techno raves. Villages high in the sky. A rich history of wine making and a unique way of drinking it. Plus the friendliest locals in the world. Need any more reasons to visit Georgia? Kicking off in the vibrant capital, this trip spends 8 days exploring one of the real up and coming stars of the Euro tourism scene – including the dreamy Martvili Canyon and t...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    Techno raves. Villages high in the sky. A rich history of wine making and a unique way of drinking it. Plus the friendliest locals in the world. Need any more reasons to visit Georgia? Kicking off in the vibrant capital, this trip spends 8 days exploring one of the real up and coming stars of the Euro tourism scene – including the dreamy Martvili Canyon and the Svaneti region’s postcard scenery.


Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range18 to 35 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityTbilisi
End CityTbilisi

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Asia


  • Culture


Travel Map

Day 1: Start Tbilisi

Who’s up for a full day in one of Europe’s most exciting cities? Us, that’s for sure. We’ll start with a guided tour in the morning and then you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself. Expect colourful houses and modern architecture, plus a cable car ride to the anci...

Day 2: Tbilisi via Sighnaghi and Sagaredjo

Today we’re off for a day trip to the Kakheti region, famous for its 8000-year-old tradition of wine making. Yup, you’re heading to the homeland of wine alright! First up, we’ll visit Sighnaghi – Georgia’s fortified ‘City of Love’, where many young locals come to get ...

Day 3: Tbilisi to Sno via Mtskheta

Tbilisi:Rise and shine. Today we’ll have breakfast and head out for a dose of religious and military history in Mtskheta – but first we’re off to the Dezerter Bazaar to sample fresh fruit, veggies and different Georgian cheeses. Mtskheta:Welcome to Mtskheta, Georgia’s...

Day 4: Sno via Stepantsminda and Juta

Today’s itinerary is more wholesome than a fruit smoothie, and just as sweet. We’ll drive to Stepantsminda bright and early to take a walk, admiring the valleys, woodlands, mountains and churches as we go – plus a picturesque little village between two snow-capped mou...

Day 5: Sno to Kutaisi via Uplistsikhe

Time to leave Sno behind but never fear, more wonders await! Georgia’s historic hotspot. A city carved into rock. There’s no double-glazing here… but plenty of wows. Our ancient history train keeps on chugging as we approach one of the oldest cities in the world, name...

Day 6: Kutaisi to Mestia via Martvili Canyon

Before making our way to magical Mestia, we’ll visit the Kutaisi agricultural market where you can spoil yourself with a selection of local produce. It’s easy to see why Martvili Canyon was once a fav getaway for the Georgian Royal Family. Today we’ll spend some time ...

Day 7: Mestia via Ushguli Shkhara Glacier

Today we’ll hop in 4x4s to visit Ushguli – the highest permanently settled village in Europe and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ushguli:Here, the colourful fields contrast with the snowy mountains to produce a swoon-worthy backdrop you’ll be dreaming about for dec...

Day 8: Mestia to Kutaisi via Gelati

Our last morning in Mestia is devoted to architecture and even more views! Get a feel for how people lived centuries ago with an optional visit to a Svaneti tower and its ‘Machubi’ (little house) at the top. Next up, an optional cable car ride to Mt Zuruldi to admire ...

Day 9: Kutaisi to Tbilisi

Time to head back to where it all began. After a scenic drive, you’ll have the whole day to make the most of Tbilisi.

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Day 10: End Tbilisi

One last breakfast and then it’s time to go. You’ve explored one of the real up and coming destinations on the tourism scene, and you’ve met some true BFFs. Now, there’s nothing else to do but get planning your next trip.


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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,903
Price per day$190
Last Updated: 2/21/2024
Start Date
Finish Date
02 Jun 2024
11 Jun 2024

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We’re firm believers that life’s greatest experiences are made better by the people you share them with. That’s why Contiki invented group travel for young people in 1962 and we’ve spent the past 53 years perfecting it. You’ll explore amazing destinations with a group of 18-35 year olds from around the world who share your passion for adventure, good times and creating memories that define what it is to be young, wild and free.

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Meals Included
  • 8 Dinner (D)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Age Requirements
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