‘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’
Sir John Oliver Wardrop, The Kingdom of Georgia (1888)
Home to the 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 and his Argonauts, discerning travellers have been flocking to this unique land for centuries. And who can blame them: Georgia’s cave cities, majestic mountains and bountiful vineyards are just a few of the sights this country has to offer.
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 poetry, prose and song.
Ski, swim and supra. After a busy day of adventuring, there’s nothing better than to sit down to a Georgian supra, or feast. These lively social events are a Bacchic frenzy of toasts, feasting and song. No Georgia tour is complete without one of these quintessentially Georgian experiences.
Raise a glass. Georgian wine is not only a staple of any supra, it’s a reason to travel to 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 cities in the entire Caucasus. And there’s no better way to get to know the city’s ancestry than by taking a soak in Tbilisi’s sulphur baths.
Embark on a Silk Road Adventure
As specialists in Silk Road travel, we can intimately introduce you to the Caucasus on a Georgia tour. From meeting winemakers to trekking in the Caucasus Mountains, we organise immersive, tailor-made experiences that take you far off the beaten track.
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.