Georgia16 Days

  • Overview

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      Convenient daytime flight schedule

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      15 nights in four and five-star hotels

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      Half board and nine lunches

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      Included drinks and tea/coffee with all meals

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      All excursions and entrance fees

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      4 x 4 Ushguli excursion

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      Two meals in local wineries

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      Train journey from the Black Sea to Tbilisi

    Description

    Succumb to the magnificent natural beauty and rich culture of this southern Caucasus nation that is Europe’s best kept secret. Nestled between the snowy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains and the dark waters of the Black Sea, Georgia has a long and ancient history stretching back into the mists of time when legend relates that Jason and his Argonauts visited in search of the Golden Fleece.


    Tbilisi, the Georgian capital has long been a vibrant cosmopolitan centre straddling the Silk Road at the point where Europe merges into Asia. Tbilisi’s charming old town known as the ‘Kala’ is characterised by narrow winding streets, brightly painted multi-storeyed houses, ornate wooden balconies, and stained-glass windows with a very European feel.


    Sakartvelo, as Georgia is known to the Georgians, is one of the world’s oldest wine making centres. Georgians regard their country as the motherland of wine. Enjoy time spent amidst endless vineyards and serene lakes that surround the lovely hill towns of Sighnaghi and Kvareli with visits to local family wineries.


    To the north, we stay where the Caucasus soar up to over 5,000 metres and abound in pristine natural beauty. The mountain villages of Mestia and Ushguli are dotted with defensive towers and the country’s distinctive drum-domed churches – several of which are UNESCO World Heritage listed. Finally, relax for three nights in sun-kissed Batumi on the Black Sea with its attractive seafront boulevard, ornate 19th- century architecture, and relaxed atmosphere.


    During your holiday you will stay in the following locally rated four and five-star hotels


    No. of nights:


    5 Tbilisi: Gallery Palace (4-star)


    2 Telavi: Lopota Lake Resort (5-star)


    3 Kutaisi: Best Western (4-star)


    2 Mestia: Hotel Tetnuldi (4-star)


    3 Batumi: Divan Suites (5-star)