Visit the National Museum in Tbilsi with its collection of pre-Christian gold and silver
Stroll through Tbilisi’s ancient streets under wooden balconies that adorn its houses
Travel along the Georgian Military Highway towards Mount Kazbegi, the country’s highest mountain
Visit Svaneti to see its fortified stone towers and stay at Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe
Explore the ancient religious cave cities of Vardzia and Uplishtikhe
Stay with a Georgian family and enjoy home cooked food and Georgian wine
Paul Craven has been with Steppes Travel for 16 years and true 'Travel Beyond the Ordinary' is what he loves most - he is in his element when trekking through remote landscapes, exploring hidden backstreets and generally getting off the beaten track and setting foot where few have done before.
His knowledge of border crossings and their complications would be hard to beat and many of the wonderful trips he prepares for our clients can combine 4 or 5 countries over several months. During his extensive travels Paul has also built up an interesting and often amusing photo gallery of the 'world's worst toilets'!
Paul can tailor-make your holiday to your exact requirements; be it a family adventure, a luxury holiday, a multi-country trip or venturing off the beaten track.
Travel to Georgia is a rare experience. The food is excellent, music and poetry play an important role for every family and the people are unbelievably hospitable, kind and full of fun. Hotels range from large multinational resorts to simple, clean, family run pensions with all kinds of categories in between. We would recommend to go before it is discovered by the rest of the world.
Bordered by the Caucasus mountains to the north and the Black Sea to the west, Georgia has just about everything a country can offer. In winter, the jagged alpine peaks are snow capped while in springtime wild flowers bloom. In summer the mountains are spectacularly green and there is some excellent trekking which allows access to remote valleys where electricity is unknown, cars have never penetrated and an almost medieval atmosphere prevails.
Lower down, the terrain and the atmosphere is more Italianesque. The summers are hot, there are huge vineyards, isolated rural communities and yet everywhere there is a sense of history and culture. Many of the Orthodox churches date from the 10th and 11th centuries and it is not unusual to find original frescoes from those times.
For a longer trip a lovely option is to combine your holiday to Georgia with neighbouring Armenia &/or Azerbaijan - for further details on this see our journey ideas.
Journey Ideas For Georgia
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- Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan
Culture, beautiful landscapes and ancient sites