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Georgia (Country)

Georgia: Tbilisi, Winelands & Highlands

Program No. 24678RJ
Discover the country of Georgia — a land of ancient history, fascinating culture and stunning landscapes. From old-world charm to modern sophistication, delve into its heritage!

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At a Glance

The country of Georgia is a land of towering Caucasus Mountains, lowlands and valleys, wine country, ancient churches, fortresses and architecture. From the capital of Tbilisi to the agricultural region of Kakheti, picturesque towns to small villages, join local experts as they lead you on an educational journey to explore landmarks from a 14th century church — perched on a hill over 7,000 feet high — to Gardenia Shevardnadze — the private gardens of Georgia’s pioneer gardener. Along the way, you’ll learn how unique local delicacies are created, including khachapuri, churchkela, khinkali, fiery chacha and wine that’s been made in clay jugs for thousands of years. Georgia is a classroom come to life and ripe with history!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles per day at moderate pace; standing up to 2 hours indoors and out; getting on and off a motorcoach several times per day; cobblestones and uneven surfaces and steps, especially in the capital and town of Signagi; some unpaved village/farm-like conditions for walking and driving when visiting vineyards/gardens/villages; 2 days are spent in the mountains with the hotel at approximately 5,700 feet and one field trip takes you to 7,200 feet for an hour or two.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Explore the history of one of Georgia’s most-loved sons — a prince, poet, editor, banker and martyr — at the Ilia Chavchavadze Literary-Memorial Museum, and take in a performance of the polyphonic vocal traditions passed down by ear for centuries.
  • Crisscross the Kakheti Region — Georgia’s wine country — visiting vineyards and villages to learn about agriculture, sustainability, winemaking, bread baking and community.
  • Walk through the charming Old Town of Tbilisi to see the Narikala Fortress, domed sulfur baths, leaning clock tower and stone Anchiskhati Basilica.
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