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Vibrant Georgia and to Europe’s Highest Settlement

11 October 2021

9 days from £3,350pp

“ Travelling to Georgia is a feast for the senses – taste world class food and drink; hear powerful polyphony; see stunning mountain scenery; smell the grape harvest; and touch the origins of viniculture in the huge kvevris in the farms and monasteries of this wonderful country. “
  • Enjoy unparalleled access to the churches and monasteries of Georgia, with behind the scenes meetings.
  • Revel in the renowned Georgian cuisine and hospitality at the time of the grape harvest.
  • Experience the aural delights of  polyphony in its home – on the UNESCO intangible heritage list.
  • Be dwarfed by the stunning mountain vistas of the Caucasus. 

 

Situated at the confluence of Europe and Asia, Georgia’s history is complex and extensive, with the earliest occupation of the territory recognised as modern-day Georgia dating back some 1.8 million years. It is a land that has captivated many, the ancient Greeks believed the western region to be home to the legendary Golden Fleece, and the country has been the object of fierce rivalry between the Byzantine, Persians, Arabs, Mongols and Russians, among others. However, the country has also experienced power in its own right. Between the 10th and 13th centuries a mighty Georgian kingdom enjoyed a golden age, with military might matched by a flourishing of architecture, painting and poetry. This was often expressed through ecclesiastical art; Christianity was adopted in the 4th century, making it the second oldest Christian nation in the world (neighbouring Armenia was first).
 
Today, evidence of the diverse cultures, traditions, myths and history that have intermingled to form this nation can be found throughout its lands. Enchanting hilltop churches, fortified mediaeval villages and cobblestoned old town streets contrast with Soviet Modernist structures, all set within a spectacular landscape of mountain ranges, lakes and lush valleys. Such sites are matched by a fine national cuisine, which draws on Persian and Mediterranean influences and an ancient wine-making culture. ‘A guest is a gift from God’ – so goes the Georgian saying, and visitors are sure to be welcomed and absorbed by the varied culture of this fascinating land.
 

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Museum Hotel Orbeliani

★★★★

The Museum Hotel Orbeliani is located in the historical residence of the old noble family Orbeliani, who were well known in Georgian high society.
The architecture and interior design of Museum hotel is unique as its operations; The hotel is distinguished by its intimate atmosphere, idiosyncratic style, always upscale and combining historic details of 19th century with chic elegance. The ambiance of the hotel is quaint and homey and conveys a progressively forward style with fastidious décor. 
Museum Hotel Orbeliani is located in the heart of Tbilisi, just 100 m from the Famous Dry Bridge Flea Market and in a walking distance from Rustaveli Avenue, Narikala Fortress and ancient Sulphur baths. The boutique hotel offers an on-site gourmet restaurant, a roof top lounge bar with an incredible city view and a French dessert café.
 

Finishing Touches
  • Minibar
  • Wi-Fi access 
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Widescreen TV with international channels 
  • Telephone
  • Safe-deposit box 
  • Kettle
  • Bathrobe 
  • Slippers 
  • Writing desk

Best Western Kutaisi

★★★★

Best Western Kutaisi Hotel is located in the centre of Kutaisi, Georgia’s legislative capital.  A couple of steps away from the hotel is the White Bridge which leads you directly into the historic centre of the city:  small cobbled streets and one-story buildings carefully restored; a true charm for its visitors.   
Designed to offer a modern feel while at the same time respecting the local culture, Best Western Kutaisi offers guests an international level of service that perfectly blends with the renown local hospitality. Offering contemporary interiors and premium amenities, the 45 cosy rooms are a pleasure to experience both for leisure or business stays.
 

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Minibar 
  • Tea and coffee facilities 
  • Electronic safe 
  • LCD TV 
  • Complimentary Wi Fi 
  • Fluffy bathrobe and slippers

Hotel Posta

★★★

Situated in Mestia within 800 metres of the Museum of History and Ethnography and 1.6 km of Mikhail Khergiani House Museum, The hotel provides a terrace and a 24-hour front desk.  Breakfast is available each morning, and includes continental and buffet options. The restaurant at Hotel Posta specialises in international cuisine.

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Flat-screen TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tea and coffee amenities 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Minibar 
  • Safe 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Slippers