Georgia resonates an ancient piety. It’s heard as a whisper through her mountains, felt in the echo of her churches, and given as a gift by her Christian hospitality.
Georgia, once shut off to the world by the iron curtain, now exudes a mystique few travellers can resist. The country’s past dates back to the beginning of history, and she is one of the earliest Christian nations on earth. Her churches were erected on mountaintops and within forbidding fortresses, while her monasteries were carved into cliffs. Let her people welcome you with open arms into their vast and incredible holy land.
Georgia travel highlights
Soak in the sulfur baths of Tbilisi
Follow your nose to the strange, mosaicked domes in the centre of the city. Inside, you’ll find the naturally heated springs that Pushin, Lermontov and Dumas swore by.
Pilgrimage to the site of Christ’s mantle
In the 3000-year-old town of Mtskheta, the 4th century cathedral Svetitskhoveli is purported to be the burial site of Jesus’ robes.
Our Georgia trips
Georgia tour reviews
Our Georgia trips score an average of 4.14 out of 5 based on 22 reviews in the last year.
Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia, October 2016
The trip gave me a good insight into how these three countries have managed to overcome difficulties associated with the collapse of the Soviet Union and its impact on each country. Some long days in the bus, but it was comfortable - and you need to be fit to climb to the caves but well worth it!!!
Review submitted 12 Nov 2016
Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia, October 2016
Peregrine Adventures provide wonderful trips and I really enjoyed my experiences with them. Their tour leaders and drivers are second to none and leave nothing not addressed. However, as tips for other travelers, I suggest planning early, take key medicines (such as a course of antibiotics in case needed) and make sure that your expectations are properly catered for. For instance, if you have an expectation to have single accommodation as a solo traveler, double check that is specified in all trips made in your final invoice. Secondly, if you significant status as a frequent flyer for one or more airlines, recognize that there may also be value in getting advice from your own travel agent (who understands your booking history) on the most cost-effective and comfortable flights for you to and from your destination.
Review submitted 09 Nov 2016
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Georgia travel FAQs
- Australia: Not required
- Belgium: Not required
- Canada: Not required
- Germany: Not required
- Ireland: Not required
- Netherlands: Not required
- New Zealand: Not required
- South Africa: Not required
- Switzerland: Not required
- United Kingdom: Not required
- United States: Not required
While many countries have visa-free access for 360 days, these conditions may be subject to change with short notice. Check with your nearest embassy or consulate for the latest travel information to Georgia.
Tipping isn’t common practice in Georgia, but feel free to round up the bill if the service has been particularly good.
You’ll find internet access in places like Tbilisi but service is patchy outside the city.
You’ll be able to use your phone in major cities but not in rural and remote areas. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling.
The toilets in Georgia are Western-style toilets but you have to pay to use public toilets. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you.
- Bottle of soft drink = 1.50 GEL
- Beer in a bar or restaurant = 2.50 GEL
- Cup of coffee = 5 GEL
- Simple lunch = 10 GEL
- Three-course meal = 20 GEL
- Short taxi ride = 3 GEL
Tap water is safe to drink in Georgia. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you.
You’ll be able to use your credit card across most of Georgia except for some rural and remote places or small businesses.
There are plenty of ATMs in Georgia’s cities and small towns.
Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.
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