A Week in Georgia

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Still relatively undiscovered by mainstream tourism, Georgia is beloved by travellers seeking somewhere a little different. It’s home to some of the oldest monasteries, churches and temples in the world, plus fascinating cave towns, the towering peaks of the Caucasus range, and a wine-making history almost 10,000 years old. Beyond the scenery and historic sit...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Travel the Georgian Military Highway and see towering Mount Kazbegi
    • Visit UNESCO-listed churches and fortresses
    • Walk among pre-Christian cave houses in Uplistsikhe
    • Embark on a fascinating walking tour of vibrant Tbilisi
    • Create khinkali dumplings in a cooking masterclass

What's this trip about?

    Still relatively undiscovered by mainstream tourism, Georgia is beloved by travellers seeking somewhere a little different. It’s home to some of the oldest monasteries, churches and temples in the world, plus fascinating cave towns, the towering peaks of the Caucasus range, and a wine-making history almost 10,000 years old. Beyond the scenery and historic sites, Georgia is known for its hospitable people, good food and drink. In essence, the ideal destination for a culture and nature-packed adventure.Seek age-old churches, cave dwellings and spectacular scenery in this hotspot for in-the-know adventurers

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityTbilisi
End CityTbilisi

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe

Attractions

  • Georgia

Activities

  • Culture

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, four lunches and three dinners
    • All accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1 Start Tbilisi

Our trip starts in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Our hotel is a short walk from the wonderfully restored historic centre, which has relaxing pavement cafes and bars. You can check into the hotel from mid-afternoon, though many flights don’t arrive until the early hours of tomorrow. Accommodation: Address Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 2 Easy morning; afternoon tour of Tbilisi

We have the morning to rest at our hotel following what, for most people, will have been either a late-night arrival yesterday or early morning arrival today. If you prefer to make the most of your time, you can take in art galleries, markets or cafes on your own befo...

Day 3 Gori and Uplistsikhe rock town; to Akhaltsikhe

Our first stop is the town of Gori, birthplace of the dictator Joseph Stalin. After visiting Stalin Square, where a huge statue of him once stood, we take a guided tour of the museum, which paints a very favourable view of his life and the role he played in the Soviet...

Day 4 Rabati Castle and Vardzia cave town

Today, we venture further into the southwestern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti, named after two of the first Georgian tribes, the Meskh and Javakhs and often described as the cradle of Georgian culture. We visit Rabati Castle, which, developed under the influence of dif...

Day 5 Ananuri Fortress and the Georgian Military Highway

We head north today and travel along the Georgian Military Highway, the main road linking Georgia with Russia into the mountainous provinces of the Greater Caucasus. Our first stop is Ananuri to see the 16th-century fortress complex built by the warring dukes of Aragv...

Day 6 Mount Kazbegi and khinkali masterclass

Continuing our journey up and north through alpine meadows and mountain passes dotted with medieval watchtowers, we reach Dariali Gorge, a 9mi (14km) gash in the earth. We marvel at the snow-capped Mount Kazbegi (the highest mountain in Georgia), an extinct volcano th...

Day 7 Visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital of eastern Georgia; to Telavi

We journey down from the mountains today stopping in Mtskheta, the ancient capital of eastern Georgia and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Georgia’s conversion to Christianity occurred in Mtskheta in 337 CE and it is now considered one of the most important religious...

Day 8 Visit Tsinandali family estate; wine tasting and lunch in Sighnaghi; to Tbilisi

We visit the Tsinandali family estate, which once belonged to the 19th-century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze. The residence consists of a summer home, garden and winery. We then continue to the town of Sighnaghi, where we have lunch and a wine tasting with...

Day 9 End Tbilisi

Our adventure ends in Tbilisi this morning. If you’d like to explore a little more, speak to your sales representative about extending your stay.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $2,325
Price per day$258
Last Updated: 6/14/2024
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22 Jun 2024
30 Jun 2024
$2,325
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24 Aug 2024
01 Sep 2024
$2,430
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21 Sep 2024
29 Sep 2024
$2,565
$3,000
12 Oct 2024
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$2,550
$2,985
03 May 2025
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$2,625
$3,105
17 May 2025
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$2,700
$3,180
07 Jun 2025
15 Jun 2025
$2,700
$3,180
28 Jun 2025
06 Jul 2025
$2,700
$3,180
19 Jul 2025
27 Jul 2025
$2,850
$3,330
23 Aug 2025
31 Aug 2025
$2,850
$3,330

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.

Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2013, 93% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • Visas or vaccinations
    • Single supplement

Accommodation

,On this Georgia adventure, we stay in a range of hotels, all of a comfortable, mid-level standard. We start and end at a centrally located boutique hotel in Tbilisi. During our travels through the country, we stay in three more well-located hotels including one within the walls of a castle, one in the mountains and another in the heart of the wine country. Below are the typical hotels we use for this trip. Tbilisi: Address Boutique Hotel (start and end of the trip) In the heart of old Tbilisi, the most atmospheric part of the city, the Address Boutique Hotel is a great base for our explorations. It has 28 rooms, all furnished in a modern style, while attractions within walking distance include the Presidential Palace and Kura River. Akhaltsikhe: Gino Wellness Rabath (nights 3-4) Within the walls of the historic Rabath fortress, this hotel has a hard-to-beat setting. Inside, the rooms are modern and have an exterior seating space for a bit of relaxation. You'll also find a wellness centre with a variety of saunas and a hot tub, plus a restaurant-bar serving Georgian and European dishes. Gudauri: Marco Polo Gudauri (nights 5-6) Surrounded by the Caucasus mountains, this traditional resort-style hotel has great views. There's also plenty of entertainment, including an indoor pool, a selection of bars, and a 250-seater restaurant with a terrace. Telavi: Holiday Inn (night 7) In the town of Telavi in eastern Georgia, the Holiday Inn is a good stopover on our exploration of the wine region. There are 85 rooms, a restaurant, bar and terrace, plus a swimming pool.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

For more additional details, see the booking conditions of TruTravels at the following web address: https://www.exodustravels.com/us/about-exodus/exodus-booking-conditions.

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Meals Included
All breakfasts, four lunches and three dinners are included. Georgian specialities include khachapuri (cheese pies), khinkali (meat dumplings) and lobio (bean stew with herbs and spices). There are many sauces made from walnuts to accompany cheese or meat dishes. Churchkhela (walnuts in solid grape juice) is a typical local sweet. Local beer, wine, vodka and cognac are readily available. Still and sparkling water is easy to find, as are other soft drinks. Vegetarians can be catered for, as there are lots of fruit and vegetables, cheese and other dairy products, various local breads and dumplings. Vegans or those with a wheat or dairy intolerance will find there is far less variety but can be accommodated. Walnuts are ubiquitous in salads and sauces, so those with nut allergies should be aware. Please advise us at the time of booking if this affects you.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
  • Seven or eight nights in hotels (depending on flight arrival times)
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age: 16
  • Travel by private minibus
Trip ID
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