Undiscovered Georgia

Classic Touring

8 Days from £1,949

Sep 2019 - Sep 2020 Departures

Package Tour in Georgia for Singles

​Straddling the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia's fascinating history and culture beckon. Medieval monasteries perched on hilltops, natural wonders including the other-worldly Prometheus Caves, fairytale churches and thermal spas, there's something for everyone here. Soak up the charms of its capital Tbilisi, then learn secrets from a Georgian kitchen in Khaketi. A country of wine lovers, Georgia is the self-proclaimed birthplace of wine – sample the fruits of its labour in an underground winery and gaze up to the dramatic, snow-capped peaks of the Greater Causacus Mountains. Nestled between Russia and Azerbaijan, Georgia is a glorious, undiscovered holiday destination just waiting to be explored. 

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
HALF BOARD
ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
MAX GROUP SIZE 30

What's included

Just You Tour Manager as your host

Return flights from Gatwick with Georgian Airways

6 nights in 4-star hotels

14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

All excursions included

Welcome drink

Overseas transfers & other transportation

Porterage

Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

Walking tour of Tbilisi, Georgia's capital, including the Old Town

Take part in culinary masterclasses & sample local wines in Georgia's wine district.

Walk in the breathtaking Greater Caucasus Mountains

Travel along the historic Silk Road

Discover four medieval monasteries, two churches & a synagogue

Visit the famous Dariali Gorge on the Georgian-Russian border

Full day of activities in the Martvili Canyon

Explore natural wonders inside the Caves of Prometheus

Visit the Guramishvili Winery in Saguramo


 

Your itinerary

​Today you'll fly to Tbilisi on an overnight flight.

​You'll arrive in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi today. After a delicious welcome breakfast with your fellow travellers, we'll head straight out into the heart of Tbilisi's beautiful, compact centre, built in the 5th century. We'll experience the city's main attractions and learn about its complicated past on a leisurely walking tour. We'll start at the Metekhi plateau, from where we'll take in panoramic views of the city standing proudly against the striking backdrop of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Georgia's famous mountain range stretches between the Taman Peninsula of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that separates Europe and Asia.
We'll then journey by cable car to the majestic Narikala Fortress ruins, rising high over Tbilisi's picturesque Old Town and the twisting Mtkvari River. We'll explore this ancient symbol of defence - partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1827 - by walking along the trail, where the city will unfold beneath you. Discover sulphuric baths with therapeutic waters along the way and botanical gardens.
Next, we'll get an insight into the country's rich culture through an array of dazzling archaeological findings and fascinating artefacts in the National Museum of Georgia. We'll take a stroll down Shardeni Street, lined with atmospheric cafés, before visiting the Great Synagogue. This significant landmark was built by Georgian Jews in the late 19th century among a cluster of churches. Decorated with intricate floral designs and Hebrew details, it's a real feast for the eyes.
To round off our day in style, we'll enjoy a traditional meal together at a restaurant, followed by a display of Georgian folklore.

If you're a food and wine aficionado, you'll love today's excursion to Kakheti. Together, we'll learn secrets from a Georgian kitchen during culinary masterclasses and sample the local wine in the heart of the famous wine region. The rolling countryside is dotted with vineyards, home to a staggering 400 types of grape.
Our morning is a tale of two monasteries. We'll begin at the towering Alaverdi monastery, where local monks made their own wine in the 11th century. Then, we'll explore the Gremi monastery, which was the capital of the Kakheti Kingdom from 1466 to 1616. Once a vibrant cultural hub, it was destroyed when Shah Abbas of Persia invaded the town.
Winding through the Khareba winery tunnel carved into the Great Caucasus Range, we'll discover how the tunnel was used to age the wine. Here, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch complete with a wine tasting where you'll learn about the notes and flavours of Georgian wine.
Foodies are in for a real treat this afternoon. We'll bake traditional Georgian bread together and prepare one of the national dishes, Khinkali. These dumplings are made from twisted dough, stuffed with meat and fragrant spices and eaten with your hands. We'll also create Churchkhela, a traditional candle-shaped sweet dish made from two of Georgia's favourite ingredients – grapes and nuts. We'll thread together a long string of nuts and dip them into concentrated grape juice.
We'll spend the evening in Sighnaghi, a beautiful city that has managed to retain its original charming style, featuring open balconies, archways, pastel-shaded houses and imposing towers. The town's crowning glory is a unique fortress that watches over the city, complete with churches nestled inside. We'll then drive back to Tbilisi.

​We'll gather bright and early for breakfast at the hotel before our scenic drive towards the Kazbegi region, twisting and turning along the historic Georgian Military Highway through the dramatic High Caucasus Mountains. On the way, we'll reach the colourful Cross Pass that stands at 2,395 metres and cruise along the Tergi River, punctuated with rugged canyons and gorges.
When we reach Kazbegi – the main town of the region – we'll travel in a 4x4 through lush woodland valleys until we reach the lovely 14th century Gergeti Holy Trinity Church. Perched on a picturesque hilltop, the fairytale church is surrounded by sweeping vistas of snowy peaks including the brooding dormant stratovolcano, Mount Kazbeg.
After marvelling at nature's epic wonders, we'll drive to the spectacular Dariali Gorge along the Tergi River that stretches all the way to the Georgian-Russian border. This famous gorge that straddles the border is known by locals as the most romantic place in the Caucasus Mountains. It has been immortalised in Russian poetry, notably by Lermontov in 'The Demon'.
We'll rest our heads in the ski resort of Gudauri tonight and enjoy a delicious meal at our hotel as we look forward to tomorrow's adventures.

We've got an exciting day ahead of us, starting with a drive along the ancient Silk Road that famously connected the East and the West. We're heading to perennially-invaded Gori, the birthplace of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. En route, we'll visit the Ananuri architectural complex - the site of multiple dynasty uprisings – that overlooks a reservoir on the Aragvi River.
Next, we'll explore the UNESCO-listed, expansive cave town of Uplistsikhe – known as the Lord's Fortress - one of the first rock-carved towns in Georgia. Before Georgia became a Christian country, this was the site of pagan rituals in the 1st millennium BC.
After exploring this cave town that once housed 20,000 people for ourselves, we'll make a photo stop at the remarkable statue outside the Museum of Stalin. We'll then drive to the spa resort of Tskaltubo, which will be our base for the next two nights.

Today, we're going to visit Martvili Canyon, an excellent place for an adventure. The area, located in the Samegrelo region, boasts dazzling blue-green waters and incredible cascading waterfalls. Once a bathing spot for Georgia's Dadiani aristocracy, today locals flock here to admire the breathtaking scenery and take boat trips on the glittering, crystal-clear water.
Next, we'll drive to Kutaisi and soak up the UNESCO-listed 12th century Gelati Monastery Complex and Academy. Inspired by the gold details in paintings, the monastery was built by King David IV of Georgia – nicknamed David the Builder.
The monastery personifies the flourishing medieval architecture of the Golden Age. Marvel at ornate ceilings and admire King David's tomb that he wanted visitors to step onto. The academy once housed famous scientists, philosophers and theologians.
Tonight, we'll gather for a superb feast back at our hotel. Afterwards, you can enjoy the thermal baths in the spa.

We're going to soak up even more of Georgia's magnificent sights today. Millions of years old and bathed in colourful lights, the Prometheus Caves are the pinnacle of Georgia's Imereti region. A myriad of sublime natural wonders, the illuminated caves are bursting with breathtaking stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers and lakes.
When we're finished gasping with awe, we'll travel to the holy city of Mtskheta. Placed at the top of a mountain at the confluence of the Mtkvaria and Aragvi Rivers, we'll find an enchanting monastery. The Georgian Orthodox Jvari Monastery has religious and cultural significance and dates back to the 6th century. According to folklore, Jvari's cross of miracles drew Pilgrims from across the Caucausus.
Later, we'll visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, famous as the location where Jesus' robe is said to be buried. One of the most sacred places in Georgia, it is decorated both inside and outside with fantastic stone carvings and faded frescoes.
When we've finished admiring the cathedral in all its glory, we'll head to Mtskheta's narrow, winding streets for a snack and some souvenir shopping. Maybe you'll pick up a decorative plate or a patterned scarf, before we head back to our hotel in Tbilisi.

On the final day of the tour, we'll have a leisurely breakfast before checking out. We'll squeeze in one last excursion to the outstanding Guramishvili Winery in Saguramo, where we'll discover a historical wine cellar. Enjoy a final taste of Georgian wine and a wonderful farewell lunch together before we return to Tbilisi and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation

Located just a mile from Freedom square this hotel boasts a bar, terrace and restaurant on site.
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Located just a mile from Freedom square this hotel boasts a bar, terrace and restaurant on site.

Tbilisi Park Hotel

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7 days

Sunday 06 October 2019

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£1,599

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7 days

Sunday 07 June 2020

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£1,799

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7 days

Sunday 06 September 2020

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£1,769

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7 days

Sunday 22 September 2019

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£1,769

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London (Gatwick)

Saturday 05 October 2019

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£1,949

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Outbound
Georgian Airways

Saturday 05 October 2019

Departs

22:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

06:40 Tbilisi

Operated by

Georgian Airways

Inbound
Georgian Airways - A

Saturday 12 October 2019

Departs

19:25 Tbilisi

Arrives

21:50 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Georgian Airways

London (Gatwick)

Saturday 06 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,149

Available

Outbound
Georgian Airways

Saturday 06 June 2020

Departs

22:55 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

06:35 Tbilisi

Operated by

Georgian Airways

Inbound
Georgian Airways - A

Saturday 13 June 2020

Departs

19:25 Tbilisi

Arrives

21:55 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Georgian Airways

London (Gatwick)

Saturday 05 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,119

Available

Outbound
Georgian Airways

Saturday 05 September 2020

Departs

22:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

06:40 Tbilisi

Operated by

Georgian Airways

Inbound
Georgian Airways - A

Saturday 12 September 2020

Departs

19:25 Tbilisi

Arrives

21:50 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Georgian Airways

London (Gatwick)

Saturday 21 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,119

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Georgian Airways

Saturday 21 September 2019

Departs

22:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

06:40 Tbilisi

Operated by

Georgian Airways

Inbound
Georgian Airways - A

Saturday 28 September 2019

Departs

19:25 Tbilisi

Arrives

21:50 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Georgian Airways

Add-on

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Undiscovered Georgia with Armenia Add on

12 days from £2,728

Sep 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

You can extend your holiday with a stay in the neighbouring country of Armenia. After spending an extra night in Tbilisi, you will continue to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia on day 9 of your tour. Join an included sightseeing tour of the city to experience the slow pace of life here and a busy cafe scene, particularly around its handsome brick-built squares. The city is overlooked by Mount Ararat, where Noah's ark is said to have come to rest, so catch a glimpse of this snow-capped landmark. You'll also get to admire Sevan Lake, whose colours change with the weather conditions, from a dazzling azure to dark blue and every shade in between. Perched on a hill here is Sevanavank Monastery, a great place from which to take in spectacular views over the lake. You'll also get to taste Armenian brandy, said to be among the best in the world. 

Itinerary

On Day 8 you will return to Tbilisi following the Saguramo winery visit.

Day 9 Yerevan
This morning we will check out of the hotel and drive to the Armenian border at Sadakhlo. From here, we will continue to the UNESCO-listed Haghpat monastery complex. Dating back to the 10th century, it was once a scientific centre where monks could study medicine, astronomy, literature and more.
Our journey continues to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, and on arrival we'll head off on a tour. Beginning at the heart of the city in Republic Square, we'll make our way to Cascade, an imposing white stairway and home to a museum of modern art. We'll also visit the Opera House, an architectural masterpiece designed by Alexander Tamanyan. After time to freshen up, we'll get together again this evening and enjoy dinner in a nearby restaurant.

Day 10 Khor Virap Monastery & Armenian brandy tasting
Today begins with a visit to Khor Virap Monastery, which is set against the stunning backdrop of snow-capped Mount Ararat and renowned as the birthplace of Armenian Christianity. In the late 3rd century, evangelist St Gregory the Illuminator is said to have been imprisoned in a well here by pagan King Trdat III. For around 13 years, he was secretly fed by Christian women and later went on to cure the king of illness. Perhaps as a mark of his gratitude, the king later converted to Christianity and declared it Armenia's official religion. Today, the monastery is an important pilgrimage site and visitors can even climb into the well to see where the saint was held captive. Next, we'll head to Echmiadzin, the centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church and site of the country's oldest Christian church.
As we make our way back to Yerevan, our day comes to an end with a visit to an Armenian brandy factory. We'll enjoy a tour and of course a tasting of the celebrated spirit, said to have been a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill. After time to freshen up, we'll head to a restaurant for dinner.

Day 11 The 'Emerald of Armenia'
We're heading to Kotayk Provence today and the magnificent Geghard Monastery, which is set against towering cliffs amidst stunning natural scenery. It's a fine example of medieval architecture, and many of the complex's churches and tombs are cut into the surrounding rock. We'll make a stop at Garni to see the Greek-style colonnaded temple dedicated to the sun goddess Mithra, and then continue our journey to Lake Sevan. Set 1,900 metres above sea level, this beautiful setting is known as the 'Emerald of Armenia,' and is one of the largest high-altitude freshwater lakes in the world. We'll visit Sevanavank, a beautiful monastery set on a rocky peninsula in the north western part of the lake and then drive to the city of Dilijan. Surrounded by natural beauty, it was once a popular retreat for artists, composers and writers and is home to splendid examples of traditional Armenian architecture.

Day 12 Dilijan to UK
After breakfast we'll leave the hotel and cross the border back into Georgia. We'll head back to Tbilisi, where you'll spend some time at leisure. Perhaps shop for some last-minute souvenirs at Dry Bridge open-air flea market before we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Undiscovered Georgia with Armenia Add on

12 days from £2,928

Jun 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures
Straddling the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia's fascinating history and culture beckon. Medieval monasteries perched on hilltops, natural wonders including the other-worldly Prometheus Caves, fairytale churches and thermal spas, there's something for everyone here. Soak up the charms of its capital Tbilisi, then learn secrets from a Georgian kitchen in Khaketi. A country of wine lovers, Georgia is the self-proclaimed birthplace of wine – sample the fruits of its labour in an underground winery and gaze up to the dramatic, snow-capped peaks of the Greater Causacus Mountains. Nestled between Russia and Azerbaijan, Georgia is a glorious, undiscovered holiday destination just waiting to be explored, and on this tour you'll also visit neighbouring Armenia. Explore ancient monasteries and the capital Yerevan, admire spectacular Lake Sevan and enjoy a tasting of Armenian brandy. On day 8 you will return to Tbilisi following the Saguramo winery visit. Day 9 Yerevan This morning we will check out of the hotel and drive to the Armenian border at Sadakhlo. From here, we will continue to the UNESCO-listed Haghpat monastery complex. Dating back to the 10th century, it was once a scientific centre where monks could study medicine, astronomy, literature and more. Our journey continues to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, and on arrival we'll head off on a tour. Beginning at the heart of the city in Republic Square, we'll make our way to Cascade, an imposing white stairway and home to a museum of modern art. We'll also visit the Opera House, an architectural masterpiece designed by Alexander Tamanyan. After time to freshen up, we'll get together again this evening and enjoy dinner in a nearby restaurant. Day 10 Khor Virap Monastery & Armenian brandy tasting Today begins with a visit to Khor Virap Monastery, which is set against the stunning backdrop of snow-capped Mount Ararat and renowned as the birthplace of Armenian Christianity. In the late 3rd century, evangelist St Gregory the Illuminator is said to have been imprisoned in a well here by pagan King Trdat III. For around 13 years, he was secretly fed by Christian women and later went on to cure the king of illness. Perhaps as a mark of his gratitude, the king later converted to Christianity and declared it Armenia's official religion. Today, the monastery is an important pilgrimage site and visitors can even climb into the well to see where the saint was held captive. Next, we'll head to Echmiadzin, the centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church and site of the country's oldest Christian church. As we make our way back to Yerevan, our day comes to an end with a visit to an Armenian brandy factory. We'll enjoy a tour and of course a tasting of the celebrated spirit, said to have been a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill. After time to freshen up, we'll head to a restaurant for dinner. Day 11 The 'Emerald of Armenia' We're heading to Kotayk Provence today and the magnificent Geghard Monastery, which is set against towering cliffs amidst stunning natural scenery. It's a fine example of medieval architecture, and many of the complex's churches and tombs are cut into the surrounding rock. We'll make a stop at Garni to see the Greek-style colonnaded temple dedicated to the sun goddess Mithra, and then continue our journey to Lake Sevan. Set 1,900 metres above sea level, this beautiful setting is known as the 'Emerald of Armenia,' and is one of the largest high-altitude freshwater lakes in the world. We'll visit Sevanavank, a beautiful monastery set on a rocky peninsula in the north western part of the lake and then drive to the city of Dilijan. Surrounded by natural beauty, it was once a popular retreat for artists, composers and writers and is home to splendid examples of traditional Armenian architecture. Day 12 Tbilisi After breakfast we'll leave the hotel and cross the border back into Georgia. We'll head back to Tbilisi, where you'll spend some time at leisure. Perhaps shop for some last-minute souvenirs at Dry Bridge open-air flea market before we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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