‘Georgia’s chief attraction lies in its people; the Georgians are not only fair to look upon, but they are essentially a loveable people…to live among such gay, open-hearted, open-handed, honest, innocent folk is the best cure for melancholy’
John Waldrop, The Kingdom of Georgia (1888)
Home to supra, natural wine and a certain golden fleece, Georgia is one of our favourite stops on the Silk Road. Following in the footsteps of Jason, travellers have been flocking to this unique land for centuries. Who can blame them: Georgia’s ancient caverns, rupturing mountains and bountiful vineyards are sights to behold.
Things to do in Georgia
Climb the Caucasus. Stretching from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, this rugged mountain range defines Georgia. The Caucasus are a touchstone of the national imagination and have inspired reams of fierce poetry, prose and song.
Ski, swim and supra. After a busy day of adventuring, it makes perfect sense to sit round the table at a Georgian supra (feast). These lively social events are a Bacchic frenzy of boozy toasts, hearty food and song, and feature on some of our Georgia tours.
Raise a glass. Sure, Georgian wine is a staple of supra. But we also know that it’s a reason to travel Georgia in its own right. The country’s fertile eastern plains are where man first domesticated the wild grape and fermented it into wine.
Take a sulphur bath in Tbilisi. The Georgian capital is one of the most ancient in the entire Caucasus. And there’s no better way to get to know the city’s historic ancestors than by testing the waters in Tblisi’s sulphur baths.
Embark on a Silk Road Adventure
As specialists in the Silk Road, we can intimately introduce you to the Caucasus on a Georgia tour. From meeting winemakers to trekking the Caucasian Mountains, we can organise tailored experiences for you.
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our own itineraries – or curious about building one of your own – don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to talk about our Georgia tours with you.
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Discover the Silk Road on this fabulous exploration of Georgia and Azerbaijan. Follow in the footsteps of Joanna Lumley on this trip, designed by our own Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, a producer of the Silk Road Series.