Georgia

Georgia

A breathtaking blend of mountains, sea and vibrant cities, Georgia is a natural paradise waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re hiking through the Caucasus Mountains, swimming in the Black Sea, or visiting a local market in Tbilisi, it’s easy to fall in love with this beautiful country. With a respected local culinary culture, an open and welcoming people, and a fascinating history to explore, there’s something for everyone in Georgia. From its outdoor café scene to its intriguing religious heritage, Georgia surprises and delights in equal measure.

On a package holiday to Georgia with Qatar Airways Holidays, you’ll get a chance to experience everything this unique nation has to offer.

  • Stroll through the capital’s narrow streets and marvel at the patchwork of architectural styles and the abundance of cafés, bars, restaurants, and shopping opportunities.
  • Explore the stunning mountainous regions and stumble across beautiful monasteries, forgotten villages, and untouched landscapes.
  • Relax on one of Georgia’s many beaches, where the mountains meet the sea and make for one of the most impressive coastlines in Europe.
  • Enjoy Tbilisi’s eclectic and emerging nightlife, dining and dancing the night away.

Georgia Destinations

Georgia Holiday Packages

While Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a unique identity, there’s plenty of history to be explored in the surrounding areas. The country’s fascinating monastic legacy has had a lasting impact on the country’s rural regions, and the mountains are dotted with many impressive churches and monasteries. You can scale mountains, cycle through valleys, and enjoy 4x4 tours of large swathes of this incredible natural heritage.

If a relaxing holiday is what you want, take it easy at one of the luxury coastal resorts and enjoy the sun-soaked subtropical climate. Alternatively, culinary packages to Georgia allow you to savour the country’s deliciously juicy dumplings, taste its wholesome mtsvadi, and wash it down with popular Lagidze waters.

Whatever your preference, with holiday packages to Georgia with Qatar Airways Holidays, you’ll travel in both luxury and style, discovering this wonderful country at your own pace and in your own way.

Georgia FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

Best time to travel to Georgia for a holiday?

Because of its location, Georgia can be subject to some changeable weather. However, the country is roughly divided into two main zones, depending on the proximity of the towering Greater Caucasus Mountains. Western Georgia is reasonably warm all year round, although you will encounter particularly heavy rain during the autumn months. The foothills and mountains have cool, wet summers and cold, snowy winters.

Travel to eastern Georgia and you’ll encounter a more continental climate with fewer extremities of harsh weather, even during the winter. Head here during the summer months for dry, sunny days and mild nights. To avoid the heaviest rains, travel from June through to August.

In Tbilisi, the climate is much drier and you’ll find average temperatures at around 28-31°C, while during the winter months the thermometer drops down to single figures of around 7-8°C at best.

Where is the best place to travel to in Georgia for a holiday?

Holidays to Georgia with Qatar Airways Holidays usually start in Tbilisi, one of eastern Europe’s oldest cities. This fascinating city has been the site of human habitation since the early Bronze Age, and because of its location bridging east and west, has always been a hugely important centre for trade and commerce. It’s filled with superb galleries, historical buildings and museums, and the city’s parks and open spaces are charming and a welcome break from the busy streets.

This mix of modern and medieval makes Tbilisi one of our must-see destinations. However, while Georgia is a relatively small country, there’s plenty to see and do. Those who love the outdoors will be able to hire a car and head to the mountains for some wonderful hiking and cycling trails, where you can enjoy the first flushes of spring during April and May, or go climbing and skiing during the winter months.

Georgia: amazing facts and reasons to visit

  • Ancient history – The oldest human skulls in Europe were found in Dmanisi, indicating that the region’s ancestors travelled through here around 1.8million years ago. Tbilisi has a history stretching back thousands of years, and there is plenty of Neolithic and early Bronze Age settlements and archaeology dotted across the country.
  • Diversity – with 12 different climate zones from alpine to semi-desert, Georgia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world. That means it’s home to a huge range of animals and rare flora, including apex predators such as bears, lynx, and even leopards hiding in the dense forests.
  • UNESCO World Heritage sites – UNESCO recognises three of the world’s most important cultural sites in Georgia, the former capital Mtskheta, the huge Gelati Monastery, and the mountainous uplands of Upper Svaneti.
  • Traditional music – Georgia’s melodic choral folk music is famous the world over, earning it a place on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2008. The polyphonic singing is unlike anything else you’ll ever hear.

Latest travel advice for holidays in Georgia

It is recommended that you avoid drinking tap water or eating raw fruit and vegetables, as there have been some cases of Giardiasis (a rather unpleasant stomach bug) reported. However, these are few and far between, and most food and drink on offer is perfectly safe.

Religion is important to the Georgians, so you should show the proper respect when visiting religious sites. Dress appropriately, and don’t take photos unless there are signs expressly giving permission for you to do so. Women wearing trousers or shorts will not be allowed into some Georgian Orthodox churches.

Which are the best places to visit in Georgia?

Take your time wandering around the museums of Tbilisi, such as the wonderfully quirky G. Chitaia Ethnographical Open-Air Museum, which is home to around 70 old houses and buildings, or the charming Puppet Museum, which is bound to be a hit with the children.

The imposing Gelati Monastery is one of the most important structures in the country, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while the towering Tsminda Sameba cathedral in Tbilisi is renowned for its stunning architecture and beautiful iconography.

Head out to the trails and paths of the foothills, or come here during the winter for some of the best skiing in Eastern Europe.

What are the best tour packages in Georgia?

Discover the best that Tbilisi has to offer with some luxury tour packages to Georgia with Qatar Airways Holidays. This beautiful destination is becoming a hot favourite for those looking for a city break with a difference, or a weekend trip that takes you to somewhere a little off the beaten track.

Spend a magical few days at the River Side Hotel, or go for a weekend of sheer indulgence at the Hotel Ambassadori or the Biltmore Hotel. To discover everything that Tbilisi has to offer, why not book a Visit Tbilisi special? This customised tour takes you on a journey through the city’s cobbled streets and the main attractions of the city such as Old Tbilisi including Meydan and the sulphur baths, the stunning Metekhi plateau, the ultra-modern glass bridge of peace, and the Enthographic Museum.

Why go on holiday to Georgia with Qatar Airways Holidays?

From towering mountains to ancient cities, traditional folk customs or a café culture that rivals the greatest European cities, you’ll find a warm welcome in Georgia. There’s so much to see and do on a package deal to Georgia with Qatar Airways Holidays, that we’re sure you’ll want to come back again and again to this beautiful destination.

Our package holidays to Georgia are designed to take care of every detail so you can focus on enjoying yourself and going on a true traveller’s adventure, to discover a destination that’s a real hidden gem right in the heart of eastern Europe.

Good to know

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours

Languages

Georgian, Russian with English spoken in main tourist areas

Dialing Code

+995

Electricity

220V 50Hz

Currency

Georgian lari

When to visit

Georgia’s weather can be broadly divided into two types. To the west, winds coming in off the Black Sea create a warm and moist subtropical climate. Here, the average temperature in the winter is 5°C, rising to 22°C in the summer. The east of the country is cooler and drier, with an average temperature of 2°C in winter and 20°C in summer. Altitude also has a drastic impact on temperatures and precipitation. The higher you go, the lower the temperatures, and the greater the chance of snow, making Georgia an excellent spot for skiing and winter sports holidays.

Georgia Experiences

  • Discover why Tbilisi is considered one of the most exciting capital cities in Europe and lose yourself among the colourful buildings and quaint streets of the capital.
  • Head to Batumi and the beautiful Black Sea coast, where you can relax and unwind on the beaches, or explore the city’s intriguing architecture.
  • Tour the Georgian highlands in a 4x4, discovering idyllic villages, vast mountain ranges, and peaceful lakeside swimming spots, as you go.
  • Explore the ancient cave towns that litter the Georgian countryside and delve into the region’s historical roots.

 

Book your next vacation to Georgia today with Qatar Airways Holidays.