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.
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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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