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Georgia Vacation & Tour Packages

Lying across both Europe and Asia, Georgia combines the best of both. The country stretches from beaches on the Black Sea to the heights of the Caucasus Mountains. Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus in Russia, is visible from the border. Georgia excels at eco-tourism, from hikes to mountaintop monasteries and watchtowers, to skiing and rafting. Georgia’s scenic beauty draws tourists, but its culture and cuisine are what bring them back. While it’s unclear if Georgians really invented wine as they claim, they have been making wine in buried clay jars for 8,000 years, with hundreds of local varietals. Georgian claims to have invented toasting are likewise hard to prove, but toasting is a key part of the elaborate feasts locals are known for. Georgian cuisine has a place of honor throughout Eastern Europe, with its savory meat dumplings, cheese-filled flatbread, and a surprising amount of vegan food, taking advantage of the country’s bounty of walnuts, pomegranates, beans, and eggplant. It has many unique delicacies hard to find elsewhere, such as strings of nuts suspended in thickened grape juice, forming a candy resembling a sausage. Georgia's location has made it the intersection of empires for millennia. Alexander the Great fortified its mountain passes, as did the Romans and Persians. Georgia was also the destination of Jason and the Argonauts. This long history is clearly visible, from cave cities to ancient churches. Tbilisi, the cosmopolitan capital, can be hard to place, with its combination of Turkish baths built alongside a river that flowing from hot springs, past Byzantine churches, Soviet modernism, and Art Nouveau. The Old Town, which lies beneath a castle, has its own unique form of architecture, with colorful wooden homes featuring large, carved balconies. With its hospitality culture, low crime, and heavy investment in tourism, what was once Eastern Europe’s best-kept secret is opening itself up to the world.

Georgia’s best destinations

With its combination of high mountains and warm beaches, Georgia can be visited year-round, though we find the overall weather is best in fall and spring. The destinations we most recommend visiting are Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Kazbegi, and the region of Kakheti, known for its wines (especially the town of Signaghi). Each is different and offers unique opportunities for the curious traveler, from urban Tbilisi to mountainous Kazbegi, from historic Kutaisi to flashy seaside Batumi. In each of these destinations, you’ll find good places and excellent food. With its sheer variety of national parks and cultures, you could easily spend weeks getting to know Georgia.

Book a personalized tour of Georgia

As our specialty is East and Central Europe, we are proud to offer Georgia, with the help of our local partners. We’ll help you explore Georgia at the pace that works for you. Our Georgian vacation packages let you tour the country at your leisure. We will create a package to fulfill all your needs. We will arrange all airport transfers, lodging, transportation, tours, day trips, and activities. From the moment you land until you depart, we’ll take care of the trip so you can focus on enjoying the country itself. The lodgings we offer are hand-picked and represent some of the best and most memorable accommodations in each city, while the guides are people we’ve personally vetted.

Visit a neighboring country

Georgia is often visited in combination with its Caucasian neighbors, Azerbaijan and Armenia, especially by those looking to venture off the beaten path. With energy so plentiful that there are temples and cliffs where fires have been burning for centuries, Azerbaijan is newly prosperous. Its capital has a sleepy old town rich with mosques and bazaars, with a skyline that aims to compete with Dubai. Head inland, though, and visit the palaces and mountains that have long amazed travelers. Mountainous Armenia was the first place in the world to convert to Christianity, and has churches and monasteries that were built when Rome was still pagan. Armenia’s food and scenic vistas provide Georgia with rare competition.

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Popular Georgia Vacation Itineraries

Our suggested itineraries in Georgia and neighboring countries allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our vacation packages make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

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Nancy

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JayWay Travel makes it so easy and convenient. The best customer service ever. I have had three tours with JayWay Travel and will never use another tour service. If JayWay Travel doesn't serve that part of the world, I won't go there.

JayWay Travel makes it so easy and convenient. The best customer service ever. I have had three tours with JayWay Travel and will never use another tour service. If JayWay Travel doesn't serve that part of the world, I won't go there.

Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Italy
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Italy
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Georgia

When is the best time to visit Georgia?

The best times to visit Georgia are from mid-May to early July, and from early September to mid-October. July and August can be humid and very hot in the lowlands, although this is a popular time to visit the mountains and coast. The festive wine harvest in Kakheti generally runs from late September to late October.

Is Georgia safe?

Georgia is quite safe, with low crime rates. Reforms started in 2004 have borne fruit, with Georgia's once infamously corrupt police now the most professional and transparent in the region (you'll notice that every police station is literally transparent, with glass walls so you can see the police in their offices!) Kutaisi has a reputation for petty crime after dark. Traffic accidents are fairly common, due to Georgia's combination of poor roads (often traversed by livestock), reckless drivers, and cars imported from around the world, meaning that drivers can be seated on the right or left side of the car.

Georgia has two regions that have seceded, and are de facto states recognized only by a handful of countries, and supported by Russia. Of these, South Ossetia has no border crossings with Georgia, and Abkhazia has one, which is difficult to use. Entering either from Russia is illegal in Georgia, and mandatory visas are difficult to get. Visiting either is not recommended, and there are no companies offering tours to these areas.

What is Georgia’s cuisine like?

Georgian cuisine has a prestigious place throughout Eastern Europe, with its savory meat dumplings, cheese-filled flatbread, and a surprising amount of vegan food, taking advantage of the country’s bounty of walnuts, pomegranates, and eggplants. It has many unique delicacies hard to find elsewhere, such as Churchkhela, strings of nuts (generally walnuts) suspended in thickened grape juice, forming candy resembling sausage. We highly recommend Khinkali, meat dumplings eaten by hand with a special technique to avoid being splattered with meat juices, and Satisivi, chicken in a walnut sauce with garlic and spices. Each region has distinct and ancient food traditions, as typified by their takes on Khachapuri, the ubiquitous cheese-filled flatbread. The most famous version, popular in Batumi’s province, is boat-shaped, and covered in salty cheese and a freshly-cracked egg.

While it’s unclear if Georgians really invented wine, it has been making wine in buried clay jars for 8,000 years, with hundreds of local varietals. Georgian claims to have invented toasting are likewise hard to prove, but it’s a key part of the country's elaborate feasts. The tap water is safe to drink, as shown by the sometimes elaborate drinking fountains found in most parks. Georgians also enjoy Chacha. A strong spirit distilled from pomace, the grape mash left over from wine production, Chacha is Italian Grappa's stronger cousin. For more on Georgian cuisine, visit our blog.

What is transportation like in Georgia?

As with its neighbors, we highly recommend traveling in Georgia with the trusted drivers that we provide. Intercity buses are rare in Georgia, which depends on minibuses that depart when full. Tbilisi has no central bus station, but instead has a vast parking lot near a subway station that is full of minibuses and taxis. Georgian drivers and ticket agents rarely speak languages other than Georgian or Russian, and signs are often only in Georgian. Georgia's cities are linked by trains that run occasionally, although there are slow, time-consuming night trains to Yerevan and Baku.
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