Georgia Holiday Packages
When you think of the pioneers of wine making surely whimsical images of Tuscany or Bordeaux come to mind, or when picturing the highest mountain ranges in the world, the awe-inspiring peaks of the famous Swiss Alps arise. What many travellers don’t know is that the earliest vineyards in the world were born at the foothills of the world’s highest mountain range, the Caucasus Mountains, in Georgia, the charming and picturesque country nestled between Asia and Europe. An ancient Georgian proverb says ‘a guest is a gift from God’ and so you will be treated when you visit Georgia. Georgia is perfect for a city break, exploring the cobblestone streets of Tbilisi, or for the more adventurous you can explore the mountainous areas of Gudauri or Kazbegi.
The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, is the perfect destination for a long weekend city break. The Old Town is the epicenter of activity, with the trendiest restaurants, cafes and bars located on Shardeni Street. Also found in Old Tbilisi are the famous Sulphur bath houses. The Tbilisi Sulphur baths are renowned for their incredible health benefits from curing skin diseases to helping with insomnia. If sightseeing is more your thing head to Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square or to the Tbilisi Fenicular where you can take the cable railway, with panoramic views of the city, to Mtatsminda.
The jarring Caucasus Mountains, sitting at 5,000 metres above sea level, create a dramatic setting for a holiday in Kazbegi. Located approximately three hours from Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, Kazbegi’s history dates back to ancient Greek mythology, as the mountain range was told to be the pillars of the world. Adventurers can opt for skiing or hiking in the winter, with heli-skiing becoming a popular pastime. For the more tame at heart, you can take a helicopter ride over the stunning mountain range. Horse riding and hiking are the pastimes for summer, with the mountains littered with stunning waterfalls and quaint villages waiting to be discovered. No matter the season, a trip to the Gergeti Trinity Church is a must – built in the 14th century, it is located 2,200 metres above sea level.