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Discover Georgia

May 2023

From its green valleys spread with vineyards to its old churches and watchtowers perched in fantastic mountain scenery, Georgia never disappoints. Discover stunning landscapes, fortified mountain villages, ancient churches, unclimbed peaks, wild beauty of the nature and hospitable people. Nestled between the Greater and Lesser Caucasus and the Black Sea Georgia is a country of endless discoveries. Join the Women's Travel Club to discover this hidden treasure.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 9 Nights deluxe Accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Tbilisi tour
  • Visit Sighnaghi
  • Visit Monastery of Bodbe
  • Traditional lunch at a farmhouse
  • Bread and sweets making class
  • Georgian wine cellar visit and tastings
  • Mtskheta Tour
  • Visit Royal Estate of Duke Ivane Mukhranbatoni
  • Kutaisi Walking Tour
  • Visit Prometheus Cave
  • Visit Martvili Canyons
  • Visit Bagrati Cathedral
  • Visit Kutaisi Market
  • Visit Gelati Monastery
  • Visit Vardzia Cave Town Complex
  • Visit Rabath Castle &Museum
  • Visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town
  • Local Wine Tastings
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia Tour - Tbilisi
Welcome to Georgia!

Arrival in Tbilisi International Airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore until our welcome meeting and dinner this evening.
Accommodations: Tuta Hotel

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Tbilisi
Tbilisi

Today we will explore the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Wonder in the old districts of the city which are structured like terraces, as well as take a walk in the narrow streets to enjoy colorful houses, patterned balconies and wonderful samples of modern architecture. We will start the tour form Metekhi church (13th century)facing the magnificent views over old Tbilisi.

A stroll along winding little streets takes us to the main sights of the city. Afterwards takea cable car to enjoy the panoramic views of the whole town and through the ancient Narikala fortress (4th century), find ourselves in the historical domed sulphur bath area- connected with the name of our city. Finally the Golden Fund of the historical museum (closed on Mondays) will prove the fact that Geo e Golden Fleece. Welcome dinner in traditional Georgian restaurant with folklore show.
Accommodations: Tuta Hotel

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Bodbe Monastery
Sighnaghi-Kakabeti

In the morning we drive to Kakheti region. Famous for being wine making area, as well as associated with welcoming hospitality. Firstly we visit 18th century beautiful, small town of Sighnaghi which will impress us with its old fence and small houses with tile roofs and decorated balconies. From here we can see the picturesque views of Alazani valley and Great Caucasus mountains.

After that, visit the Monastery of Bodbe (11th c.) where Georgia`s enlightener - Saint Nino was buried. Visit its beautiful garden as well. For lunch we drive to local woman farmer’s house where we enjoy the homemade dishes. Here we will participate in baking Georgian bread and making Georgian sweets, Churchkhela. Later we drive to visit traditional Georgian wine cellar and taste Georgian wine produced by ancient tradition in Kvevri. Georgian farmers use to make exactly this type of wine during the centuries. This method of wine making is inscribed in UNESCO intangible heritage list. Continue back to Tbilisi.
Accommodations: Tuta Hotel

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Jvari Monastery
Mtskheta-Mukhrani-Kutaisi

Today we visit the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia – Mtskheta and see its historical places: Jvari Monastery (6th century) and impressive Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) where the Robe of Christ is buried. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then, drive to Mukhrani village. Visit the royal estate of duke – Ivane Mukhranbatoni.

Taste finest local wines, famous for combining traditional Georgian and European winemaking techniques to create a unique aroma. Later, drive to Kutaisi, which is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its centuries-old past attracts visitors to discover famous or unknown places. Today Kutaisi is the third largest city in Georgia and one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Accommodations: Argo Boutique Hotel

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Martvili Canyons
Prometheus Grotto-Martvili

Enjoy a morning walk in a recently renovated old town and feel the vibe of this 3000 years old city. Then drive to visit Prometheus Cave. The unique stalactites and stalagmites here will leave an indelible impression on every visitor. The beautiful lighting and classical music in the background makes this place even more charming and mysterious.

Then drive to Samegrelo region. Visit a local family producing fine natural Georgian wines with traditional methods. Here we also have lunch with authentic West-Georgian dishes. Afterwards, we visit Martvili Canyons that makes an unforgettable impression on us. While boating we will enjoy the beautiful valley of the mountain river and waterfalls. The transparent river has a beautiful green color and we can even see the seabed. Once back in Kutaisi, visit Bagrati Cathedral (11th century) - a symbol of the unity of Georgia. It has a special place in Georgian architecture of the Middle Ages. It is noteworthy that the Cathedral, erected at this inaccessible height, can be seen from all over the city.
Accommodations: Argo Boutique Hotel

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Gelati Monastery Complex
Gelati-Borjomi

In the morning we visit Kutaisi market. This is a place where we become an integral part of local daily life. Here we find Georgian spices, fruits, vegetables, cheese and other natural products. Then we drive to visit Gelati Monastery Complex (12th century), one of the oldest educational centers in Europe, which also combines several churches and the tomb of the greatest king of Georgia - David the Builder.

This Georgian architectural ensemble with its beautiful paintings is deservedly included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For lunch, we stop at a local family, where we will be hosted by local lady, who shows us how to cook different traditional Georgian dishes. After lunch, drive to Borjomi spa town - famous with its mineral water "Borjomi". Visit the small park and try mineral water.
Accommodations: Golden Tulip Hotel

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Vardzia
Vardzia

This morning we drive to Vardzia and visit the 12th century magnificent cave town complex, one of the highlights of the trip. It stretches over half a kilometer along the river Mtkvari and has 19 tiers. There used to be about 3000 caves. It`s got a church hewn out in rock with amazing 12th century frescos.

The complex also includes dwellings quarters, small hall- type churches, refectories, wine cellars, pharmacy, etc. Afterwards we drive back to Akhaltsikhe. On the way, photo- stop at Khertvisi fortress (10th century). In the town of Akhaltsikhe, we`ll visit Rabath castle and museum. This is a recently renovated castle where we`ll get acquainted with a rich history of the region and will travel in the past. Drive back to Borjomi.
Accommodations: Golden Tulip Hotel

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Uplistsikhe Cave Town
Gori-Uplistsikhe-Stepantsminda

Today we drive to Gori – the heart of Kartli region and visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town (1st millennium BC). That’s the place where the Great Silk Road used to pass. This is an old and interesting complex with dwelling quarters, wine-cellars, bakeries, a three-nave basilica church hewn out in rock and even an antic theatre. Gori is the birthplace of Stalin. Here we’ll visit his house and museum as well.

Drive up the famous Georgian Military Highway in the Great Caucasus Mountains. On the way, visit Ananuri architectural complex (17th century). The two churches and the fortress overlook the Zhinvali reservoir. The drive is very scenic through the high Caucasus Mountains
Accommodations: Rooms Kazbegi

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Gergeti Trinity church
Gergeti Church

A visit to Stepantsminda is improbable without Gergeti Trinity church. Today, Gergeti is the most popular tourist destination in Georgia. With its special location and centuries-old history, it really represents the face of Georgia. The green slopes decorated with mountain flowers and the great Caucasus leave an unforgettable impression on the visitor.

Morning walk up through the picturesque valleys and woodland to Gergeti Trinity Church located at 2170m (drive by 4WD is also possible). Weather permitting you may catch a glimpse of one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – Mt Kazbegi (5047m). Later we will have opportunity to see how Georgian felt is made and try different kinds of jams. Continue back to the capital. Farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
Accommodations: Tuta Hotel

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Caucasus Mountains
Tbilisi Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this amazing destination and wonderful new friends. Transfer to the airport as needed for your flight home.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA
Single Occupancy - TBA

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of TBA
Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
There are a few walking tours at a relaxed pace.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Tbilisi, Georgia (TBS)
Depart from Tbilisi, Georgia (TBS)

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Discover Georgia - Tuta Hotel
Hotel Tuta

Tuta Hotel is a 4 star hotel in Old Tbilisi. Hotel Tuta features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a garden and a terrace.

Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Argo Boutique Hotel
Argo Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel ARGO is a modern 4- star hotel in Kutaisi, specially created for discerning travelers who appreciate exclusiveness, personalized and a high quality. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

Discover Georgia - Golden Tulip Hotel
Golden Tulip Hotel

The 4-star Golden Tulip Borjomi luxury hotel is conveniently situated in the most popular area of Borjomi resort, next to the historic park, surrounded by mountains and greenery planting. It was built in 1892 as a house with Spa Treatment Elements. Nowadays, it is the unique Cultural-Historical Monument of 19th Century and best sightseeing destination.

Women's Travel Club Discover Georgia - Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

Putting the Caucasus Mountains on the map, young local designers have created a culturally sensitive modern hotel with an eye on its breathtaking surroundings. Minimalist design reflects the country’s Asian and European heritage. Wood floors, indigenous rugs, and furnishings by Flamant and Restoration Hardware add a touch of rustic chic.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often members will book a night at a hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request