After discussing about New Zealand, it’s exotic locations and how you could easily get a New Zealand ETA online in our previous post, we are delighted to introduce an exciting new destination to the Corinthian portfolio – the Caucasus country of Georgia.
With a unique geographical location – at the convergence between Europe and Asia – Georgia is a country with immense diversity stretching from the beaches of the Black Sea coast to lofty Caucasus Mountain villages.
Why visit Georgia?
Fast emerging as the off-the-beaten-track country that everyone is talking about, the Republic of Georgia is one of Europe’s least known destinations. Yet, visitors are warmly welcomed and are richly rewarded by its stunning scenery, fascinating history, and mouthwatering culinary traditions.
Georgia has a long and ancient history stretching back to a time when legend holds that Jason and his Argonauts visited in search of the Golden Fleece. The dramatic scenery is peppered with distinctive stone drum-domed churches and striking rock-hewn cave monasteries.
The region’s temperate climate makes Georgia a year-round destination although the temperature in Tbilisi can rise considerably in July and August making from April to June and between September and October the optimum months to travel.
The region’s temperate climate makes Georgia a year-round destination although the optimum months to travel are from April to June and between September and October. The temperature in Tbilisi can rise considerably in July and August, but the summer months are a good time to head to the mountains.
With direct flights from London’s Gatwick Airport, you could be experiencing this bewitching land of contrasts in less than five hours flying time. Georgia’s visa-free rules ensure formalities are simple, making a last-minute getaway quite feasible.
Why choose Corinthian Travel to plan your luxury tailor-made holiday to Georgia?
Our team has undertaken months of extensive research – exploring Georgia’s hidden corners, seeking out boutique guesthouses and luxury hotels, and compiling an inventory of ‘must do’ experiences. All of Corinthian’s Georgia holidays are privately guided and, to help with your planning, we have developed a selection of suggested itineraries. As with all our holidays, these itineraries can be used as the starting point for a personalised trip and we are more than happy to discuss the possibilities.
In this blog post, we are excited to present a taste of what Georgia has to offer by highlighting a few of our suggested tailor-made itineraries, and we look forward to sharing more from the beautiful Caucasus region with you over the coming months.
A Taste of Georgia
The perfect introduction to Georgia, this privately guided week-long tour will take you from the eclectic Silk Road capital of Tbilisi to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Caucasus Mountains. Along the way, you’ll spend time in the Tuscan-like hill town of Sighnaghi, explore charming Georgian churches, and travel along the magnificent historic Georgian Military Highway. You will experience the pristine natural beauty of Georgia’s mountains on foot and learn how to prepare local delicacies during a Georgian cookery workshop. All whilst soaking up the country’s vibrant culture and learning something of its complex history.
Luxury Georgia Holiday
Experience Georgia in style on a journey that will reveal the stunning highlights of what is fast becoming the most sought-after destination in the Caucasus region, while staying in a new genre of super stylish design hotels. Using the vibrant Georgian capital, Tbilisi, and mountainous Kazbegi as bases, the hotels on our Luxury Georgia holiday have been chosen with comfort and elegance in mind.
Explore Tbilisi and the surrounding areas before travelling along the ancient Georgian Military Highway to the mountainous region of Kazbegi. Here, your time is divided between enjoying the clear mountain air whilst discovering spots such as the splendidly-isolated Gergeti Trinity Church, and enjoying the panoramic views from the dining or lounge areas of your elegant hotel.
Georgia & The High Caucasus
This holiday takes you from Tbilisi in eastern Georgia to Batumi on the Black Sea coast through some of the most mesmerising scenery in Eurasia – including the magical mountain region of Svaneti. One of Georgia’s most remote and unique regions, Svaneti is a land of snow-capped peaks, medieval stone towers, jaw-dropping gorgeous scenery and is home to the hardy Svan people who have resided in this area for centuries. Here, you will have the opportunity to hike, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed villages and marvel at some of the grandest mountains the Caucasus region has to offer.
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
Part of a new genre of luxury hotels, Rooms Kazbegi provides a touch of style amidst Georgia’s high Caucasus mountains. The spectacular landscape takes centre stage at this chic alpine-esque design hotel which is undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated places to stay in Georgia, outside of Tbilisi.
A former Soviet sanatorium turned boutique hotel, Rooms has a sleek modern design crafted from steel, glass and timber which blends discreetly into the surrounding landscape. A stunning wide wrap-around sun-terrace is a focal point of the property and offers spectacular mountain views. The stylish rooms face either Mount Kazbeg or have views of the Stepantsminda forest.
Have we inspired you to journey to Georgia, a diverse country with one foot in Europe and another in Asia?