Gorgeous Georgia-A taste of the Caucasus

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GEORGIA

We're taking a small group this summer to Georgia. We have 7 confirmed and room for 3 or 4 more. If you'd like to join us and for a more detailed trip itinerary contact me asap. Flights into Tbilisi at this time of the year do get full very quickly.
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Join us in June 2019 for an amazing journey that will take you to a fascinating country. A land of wine and gold, lakes, rivers and seas, delightful monasteries, castles and cathedrals, and spectacular mountain scenery. From the Gardens of the Romanovs to Stalin’s birthplace, the magical Saro Fortress to the statue of Medea and the Golden Fleece in the land of Kolkhis. This will be an epic trip.

This trip will introduce you to the vast diversity of this country: from the warm Black Sea to perpetually snow-covered peaks of the Greater Caucasus; from fertile valleys full of vineyards, to rocky canyons; from vibrant Tbilisi, to barren plateaus; from futuristic skyscrapers, to primeval rock-hewn towns and picturesque monasteries.

Georgia, however, does not consist only of marvelous nature and historical treasures – it is the motherland of wine and delicious cuisine. Georgian feasts, enriched with poetic toasts, are legendary. The itinerary includes copious dinners, which will allow you to experience the flavors
of Caucasian feasts and hospitality.

Day 1, June 1st, Saturday

Depart London Gatwick for Tbilisi at 21:50.

Day 2, June 2nd, Sunday

Arrival in Tbilisi around 7 am local time. Rest at hotel and then in the afternoon:

CITY TOUR

NATIONAL MUSEUM NARIKALA CASTLE

Day 3, June 3rd, Monday

GEORGIAN WINE EXPERIENCE / VALLEY WALK

We visit the valley of Kakheti called the cradle of wine and where the oldest finds of viniculture were found dating back 8000 years!

GEORGIAN FEAST

In the evening a traditional Georgian feast: the Supra, with poetic toasts, live music, copious amounts of food, wine and other drinks awaits us

Day 4, June 4th, Tuesday

DAVID GAREJA CAVE & MONASTERY (3 Hour Hike)

Drive to Tbilisi, supper and overnight in the hotel.

Day 5, June 5th, Wednesday

MTSKHETA
SVETITSKHOVELI CATHEDRAL
JVARI MONASTERY
ANANURI CASTLE
GEORGIAN PAMUKKALE

Day 6, June 6th, Thursday

TSMINDASAMEBA MONASTERY

TREK AT FOOT OF MT. KAZBEK (4 hour hike)

Day 7, June 7th, Friday

GORI

IMERETI

PROMETHEUS CAVE

Day 8, June 8th, Saturday

BATUMI

BOTANICAL GARDEN

Day 9, June 9th, Sunday

ROCKY CANYON OF KURA RIVER

RABAT CASTLE

CAVE CITY OF VARDZIA

Day 10, June 10th, Monday

RESORT BORJOMI

MEDEA & THE GOLDEN FLEECE

PARK OF THE ROMANOVS

HEALING SPRINGS

Cost: £795 (For payment before the end of January 2019)
The early bird rate for Walks by Water members (only) extended to February 15th

£895 (For payment before April 28th 2019)

£995 (For payment after April 28th 2019)

Recommended flights by Georgian Airways

Saturday, June 1st, 2019 London Gatwick – Tbilisi 22.50 – 06.40+1

Monday, June 10th 2019 Tbilisi – London Gatwick 19.00 – 21.20

What`s included:

-9 nights stay in hotels twin share room
single room supplement: £175
-Transport (air-conditioned minibus or bus) across Georgia
-9 breakfasts and 9 dinners, with each dinner at least 0.5 litres of table wine per person
-Entry tickets for all visited sites including at least two wine tastings, a dolphinarium show, cave, ropeway and 4x4 drive and other attractions
-English-speaking tour guide