GEORGIA

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As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Georgia in a way like no other. Set at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Georgia is a captivating country marked by centuries of foreign influences. It’s also a land of unparalleled beauty, and we’ll take you from the mighty Caucasus mountains in Georgia, with its glittering glaciers and wild meadows, to the plunging valleys cloaked in vineyards. Our Georgia holidays will reveal the country’s turbulent history that has given way to a remarkably varied culture of art, food and architecture. Discover ancient monasteries and grand cathedrals, stroll the laneways and museums of Tbilisi’s Old Town, and sample the finest Georgian wine. The country is proudly the oldest wine producer in the world, and the spirited Georgians are extraordinarily hospitable. With their Mother of Georgia statue towering over Tbilisi, armed with a goblet of wine to welcome friends, this is the place to raise a glass to The Good Life.Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

"Having gone from backpacker secret to mainstream darling in less than a decade, culturally rich and naturally beautiful Georgia is now the most visited country in the South Caucasus. Nestled just south of Russia with the Black Sea hugging it from the left, this is a place you really should see with your own eyes"

 

John,

Travel Director

Georgia at a

glance

Currency

Georgian lari

Winter avg temp

8°C

Summer avg temp

32°C

Time Zone

GMT +4

Capital City

Tbilisi

Language

Georgian

Good Morning

Ila mshvidobisa

Good evening

Aghamo mshvidobisa

Georgia is a land of unparalleled beauty, from the mighty Caucasus mountains, to lush vineyards of the world's oldest wine makers. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover the country's turbulent history that has given way to a remarkably varied culture of art, food and architecture.

Our top 3 things to do in Georgia

When you visit Georgia with Trafalgar, we’ll take you from the ancient capital of Mtskheta, to the magical laneways and soothing sulfur baths of Tbilisi’s Old Town.

Visit the old capital and religious center of Georgia, Mtskheta

An ancient city that has been inhabited since before 1,000 BC, Mtskheta is a historic highlight of any Georgia travel experience. We’ll take you on a journey through this former capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll discover ancient castles, pagan monuments and medieval monasteries.

Take a sulphur bath

Set in the Abanotubani area of the historic Old Town, the sulphur baths are one of the top Georgia attractions. Housed under brick domed roofs, the rejuvenating baths are sourced from sulphur springs in the ground, with therapeutic minerals and naturally hot water at 40°C.

Take a stroll through the old town of Tbilisi

An enchanting maze of laneways, courtyards and wooden balconies, a walk through Tbilisi’s Old Town is one of the best things to do in Georgia. We’ll reveal the wonders of the Old Town and take you through twisting streets filled with a mix of European, Russian and Art Nouveau architecture.

Best museums in Georgia

A trip with Trafalgar delves deeper into the history of Georgia, with visits to the country’s best history museums, art galleries and ethnographic exhibitions.

History museum

Originally founded in 1910, the Tbilisi History Museum is home to over 50,000 archaeological, ethnological and artistic artefacts, showcasing Tbilisi’s history from the 4th millennium BC. Since 1984, the museum has been housed in a restored caravanserai (a roadside inn), to represent Tbilisi’s historic role along the Silk Road trading route.

Sighnaghi Ethnographic museum

The Sighnaghi Ethnographic museum is set in Signaghi, a beautiful town in the eastern region of Kakheti, with wine valleys, mountain views, pastel houses and tiny laneways. The museum houses some of the country’s best exhibitions including archaeological excavations and art works from Pirosmani, who was born in the Kakheti region.

National Gallery

Located in the centre of Tbilisi, the National Gallery is the hub of Georgian art, with works ranging from the fourth century to the modern era, by Georgian and international artists. You’ll find the largest Pirosmani collection in the world, with a range of works from Niko Pirosmanashvili, Georgia’s best known painter.

Best food in Georgia

Traditional Georgian food has a deliciously distinct flavour, and we’ll show you all the best places to try their favourite dishes, from warm meat dumplings to superb Georgian wine.

Khinkali

Perhaps the most famous dish in the country, khinkali isn’t just Georgian food; it’s a Georgian work of art. A meat filling wrapped in dough, khinkali is boiled so the meat produces a broth inside. The best way to eat khinkali is with your hands. Take the twisted knob, suck out the broth, then enjoy the rest of the dumpling.

Georgian Wine

Georgia is the oldest wine producing country in the world, and with winemaking practices dating back 8,000 years, they’ve certainly perfected their craft. Our Local Specialists will let you in on the best places to sample Georgian wine and the most delicious varieties, from sweet white wines to dry red wines.

Khachapuri

A delicious cheesy bread, khachapuri is one of the tastiest traditional Georgian dishes. Kneaded dough is shaped into a boat and filled with cheese, butter and an egg in the centre. Baked until golden, you can pull the crust off the bread to dip into the melted cheese filling.

Georgian lari

The Georgian lari is the official currency of Georgia, so stock up on some lari before you visit Georgia.

Camera

From the magnificent Caucasus mountains to the lush green valleys, Georgia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and you’ll need a camera to capture it all.

Georgian phrasebook

With its own alphabet, the Georgian language is unique from any other in the world, and it’s also one of the oldest. Pack a phrasebook to help connect with the friendly Georgian people.

Swimsuit

Pack your swimsuit for a soak in one of Tbilisi’s historic sulphur baths. With a range of relaxing treatments, this is one of the most rejuvenating things to do in Georgia.

Adaptor plug

In Georgia, standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F, with typical European two-pin plugs.

What to pack for Georgia

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

Guide to Georgia is a Application

Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Georgia and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.

  This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.

Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience! 

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