Luxury Georgia Tours

Best of Tbilisi & Beyond
(6 days)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda, Uplistsikhe & Gori, Mtskheta 

A Week in Georgia
(7 days)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Mtskheta, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda 

Highlights of Georgia
(10 days)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe & Gori, Borjomi or Mount Kokhta, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda 

Discover Georgia
(10 days)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe & Gori, Borjomi or Mount Kokhta, Batumi, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda

Discover Georgia

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe & Gori, Borjomi or Mount Kokhta, Batumi, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda

This exclusive private Georgia tour features the country’s top cultural, historical, culinary and scenic highlights. It includes private touring in the fascinating and ancient cities of Tbilisi and Batumi, private wine tastings in Georgia’s top wine regions, visits to incredible rock-cut cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites and time in beautiful Kazbegi National Park.

Begin in Tbilisi, the riverside capital of Georgia. During flexible private touring, visit the Old Town, and walk winding streets past colorful traditional houses. See the impressive ramparts of Narikala Fortress and the monumental Mother of Georgia statue in the hills above. Visit the Abanotubani bath district, where bathhouses have provided access to Tbilisi’s natural hot springs for centuries. See revered religious sites such as Sioni Cathedral, the Juma Mosque and the Great Synagogue. Visit Freedom Square, and stroll along tree-lined Rustaveli Avenue past elegant historical buildings that house the Parliament of Georgia and major cultural institutions. Tour the archaeological highlights of the Georgian National Museum. See bold recent architecture such as the Bridge of Peace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Also visit a bustling food market and top local boutiques. If desired, ride the funicular up Mount Mtatsminda or the gondola to Narikala Fortress for panoramic views. Artisans of Leisure will make reservations at Tbilisi’s best restaurants to enjoy famed Georgian hospitality and delicious Georgian food and wine. We can also arrange private wine tastings, private cooking lessons to learn to make Georgian specialties such as khinkali (dumplings), and tickets to performances of traditional Georgian dancing and polyphonic singing.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to the beautiful Kakheti wine region, the most important wine region in Georgia. Among the vineyard-draped hills and river valleys, learn about the 8,000-year history of winemaking in Georgia, including the traditional use of qvevri (giant clay amphorae) for fermenting and aging. During private wine tastings, sample wines made from indigenous grapes such as Saperavi and Rkatsiteli. Visit Kakheti’s most interesting villages, such as Sighnaghi, a charming hill town with traditional architecture and panoramic views of the rural Alazani Valley and the peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. At Tsinandali Estate, sample local wines and tour the restored house of a 19th-century Georgian aristocrat. Upon request, we can arrange additional touring in the region such as driving over scenic Gombori Pass, touring rock-hewn Davit Gareja Monastery, and visiting the 11th-century Alaverdi Monastery and its winery.

Next, transfer to Borjomi or Mount Kokhta with touring en route. First, stop in Mtskheta—the ancient capital of Georgia, an important Christian pilgrimage destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Jvari Monastery, a landmark sixth-century structure that sits high atop a hill with commanding views over the region. Also tour the venerated 11th-century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, which is deeply connected to the Georgian Orthodox Church and contains the tombs of renowned Georgian kings and religious patriarchs. Continue toUplistsikhe, a centuries-old cave city with rock-cut churches, residences and other structures carved into a stone mountain overlooking the Kura (Mtkvari) River. If desired, also visit the nearby town of Gori, birthplace of Joseph Stalin, to see the Stalin Museum and the historic Gori Fortress.

Continue to Borjomi, a spa town known for its mineral water and access to the forested mountains of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Alternatively, stay at a mountain resort on the slopes of Mount Kokhta in Bakuriani. One day, enjoy a private excursion to tour regional highlights. Visit Vardzia, an extraordinary medieval city hewn into rock cliffs. Explore some of the hundreds of rock-cut spaces—residences, shops, churches, royal chambers, terraced farms—connected by stairways and tunnels, and learn about Vardzia’s relationship to the legendary female ruler Tamar the Great. If desired, continue to imposing Khertvisi Fortress or sprawling Akhaltsikhe (Rabati) Castle, a restored hill fort originally dating from the Middle Ages. Other options in the region include the romantic hilltop ruins of Tmogvi Fortress, the smaller troglodyte village of Vanis Kvabebi and high-altitude Paravani Lake.

Next, transfer to Batumi, an ancient port on the Black Sea that’s known for its beaches and subtropical climate. During flexible private touring, see highlights such as local markets, beautiful 19th-century architecture, eye-catching modern buildings and the Batumi Boulevard waterside park. Also enjoy private excursions in the region to visit Batumi Botanical Garden, which opened in 1912 and covers hundreds of acres, and Gonio Apsaros Fortress, a Roman stone fortification dating from the first century. Also sample local Adjarian food specialties, and learn about the long history of Batumi and its role as the capital of the autonomous region of Adjara.

Return to Tbilisi, stopping en route for a private wine tasting at Chateau Mukhrani, a top Georgian winery and vineyard estate centered on a 19th-century palace.

From Tbilisi, enjoy a private excursion to Kazbegi National Park in the Caucasus Mountains. Drive on the scenic Georgian Military Highway to the village of Stepantsminda, and take in breathtaking views of Gergeti Trinity Church (Tsminda Sameba), an iconic 14th-century church in a dramatic hilltop setting framed by high Caucasus peaks. Depending on timing, stop at other sites along the way, such as the picturesque 17th-century Ananuri castle complex and the Gudauri Viewpoint, which has memorable mountain panoramas. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange this day excursion by private helicopter.

This private Georgia tour can be fully customized according to the interests of the travelers.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Tbilisi 

VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2

Tbilisi 

Private city touring, including walking tour of the Old Town and option for private khinkali (dumpling) making demonstration

Day 3

Tbilisi & Kakheti wine region 

Full-day private excursion, including wine tasting

Day 4

Tbilisi – Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe & Gori – Borjomi or Mount Kokhta

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring of Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe and Gori en route

Day 5

Borjomi or Mount Kokhta & Vardzia

Full-day private excursion to Vardzia, Khertvisi Fortress, Akhaltsikhe (Rabati) Castle and other highlights

Day 6

Borjomi or Mount Kokhta – Batumi

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private tour, including Batumi Botanical Garden

Day 7

Batumi & environs

Flexible private touring, including Gonio Apsaros Fortress

Day 8

Batumi – Chateau Mukhrani – Tbilisi 

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with private touring and wine tasting at Chateau Mukhrani en route

Day 9

Tbilisi, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda

Full-day private excursion to Stepantsminda and Gergeti Trinity Church. Upon request, we can arrange this excursion by private helicopter

Day 10

Depart Tbilisi 

Private airport transfer. VIP departure assistance


Hotels
Tbilisi:

Stamba Hotel or Rooms Hotel Tbilisi

Borjomi or Mount Kokhta: Crowne Plaza Borjomi or Rooms Hotel Kokhta
Batumi: Le Meridien Batumi or Sheraton Batumi Hotel

Cost
$10,950 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Georgia Tours

Best of Tbilisi & Beyond
(6 days)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda, Uplistsikhe & Gori, Mtskheta 

A Week in Georgia
(7 days)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Mtskheta, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda 

Highlights of Georgia
(10 days)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe & Gori, Borjomi or Mount Kokhta, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda 

Discover Georgia
(10 days)
Tbilisi, Kakheti wine region, Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe & Gori, Borjomi or Mount Kokhta, Batumi, Kazbegi National Park & Stepantsminda

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