Trip Overview

Georgia offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it an increasingly popular destination for travelers seeking unique and enriching experiences.

Your guide will share the exciting days ahead with you and the women embarking on this unforgettable adventure. We are committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your unique way.

Welcome to Georgia!

Embark on a journey through the vibrant streets of Tbilisi, immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of Georgia’s capital city. Begin with a leisurely exploration on foot, marveling at the ancient and impressive sites that dot the cityscape. Indulge in a warm welcome dinner, savoring the flavors of traditional Georgian cuisine. As the adventure continues, delve deeper into Tbilisi, visiting a jewelry workshop to witness skilled artisans at work and tasting rare natural wines sourced from across the country.

Venture beyond the city limits to Mtskheta, where you’ll discover a burgeoning wine-tasting scene amidst the town’s historic charm. Traverse the rugged terrain of the Georgian Military Highway, arriving in the picturesque village of Kazbegi. Embark on a scenic hike to the Holy Trinity Church, then journey through the breathtaking cliffs of Dariali Gorge before enjoying a heartfelt visit and lunch with a local family.

As you journey to Vazisubani in the Kakheti region, delight in wine tasting paired with a sumptuous lunch, and pay homage to Georgia’s religious heritage with a visit to the Alaverdi Monastery and Cathedral. Continue your exploration in Telavi, meandering through its bustling farmer’s market and admiring the unique architecture that adorns the streets. Visit a qvevri ceramist to learn about the traditional winemaking vessels before arriving in Signani, where you’ll uncover the hidden gems of Magaro and Qedeli villages, indulge in craft beer tasting, and master the art of breadmaking.

Conclude your unforgettable journey back in Tbilisi with a free afternoon to souvenir shop or simply relax, followed by a festive farewell dinner that celebrates the memories forged along the way. Depart Tbilisi with a heart full of experiences and a newfound appreciation for the beauty of Georgia.

Main Attractions

  • Uncover the enchanting allure of Tbilisi as you explore its charming streets, ancient sites, vibrant local markets, and unique shopping scene.
  • Immerse yourself in Georgia's renowned wine culture, savoring rare natural wines and exceptional Georgian dishes.
  • Engage with local artists and families, learn the art of bread making and the expert craftsmanship behind making qvevri, the clay wine fermentation vessels.
  • Embark on a scenic vineyard walks, enjoy a hike to an iconic mountain church and traverse the picturesque highland landscapes of Dariali Gorge.
  • Visit Mtskheta and discover its wine-tasting scene, journey through the Georgian Military Highway, arrive in Kazbegi.
  • Optional post-trip extension to Armenia.

What You'll See and Do

  • Cooking Class
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Hiking
  • Historical Sites
  • Sightseeing
  • UNESCO Site
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Women-To-Women Exchanges

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Trip Itinerary

The AdventureWomen itineraries are subject to change depending on the chosen departure date. To view a specific departure itinerary, simply click on the "Browse Detailed Itinerary" button above and select your date.

Day 1

Arrive in Tbilisi, Georgia

Arrive at Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) at any time today. A group transfer from the airport to the hotel will be provided when most guests arrive (exact time to be determined). Private transfers at other times are available for purchase.

Dinner will be on your own tonight.

Overnight: Strofi Hotel

Day 2

Tbilisi

Explore the charming old town of Tbilisi, and visit the fairytale-like Gabriadze Clock tower, the Anchiskhati Basilica, and the historic Abanotubani District with its iconic Sulfur Baths. Ride a cable car to Narikala Fortress, enjoy the views from the Statue of Kartlis Deda, see the famous stairs of Betlemi Street, and visit the 13th century Metekhi Church, “The Great Synagogue” and the Sioni Cathedral.

After lunch on your own, discover the exquisite handcrafted items at Gallery 27, showcasing handmade goods and artwork crafted by Georgian artists. The graceful Bridge of Peace, links the Old Town to Rike Park. Explore the Dry Bridge Market with everything from jewelry to tableware and tools.

Enjoy a festive welcome dinner and connect with your fellow travelers over a traditional Georgian meal. Share stories and discover the unique reasons each woman in your group is excited to explore Georgia. During dinner, enjoy a performance of Georgian polyphonic singing, an acapella choral tradition recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. This art form is deeply embedded in Georgian cultural traditions.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Strofi Hotel

Day 3

Tbilisi

Step into history when you visit the Tbilisi State Academy of Art, one of Georgia’s oldest universities. Located in Central Tbilisi near the renowned opera house on Rustaveli Avenue, this heritage site boasts an intriguing blend of European sensibilities with decor of the Orient.

The main thoroughfare of Tbilisi, Rustaveli Avenue was named for Shota Rustaveli, a medieval Georgian poet. The Parliament and many of the city’s museums and cultural centers are located along the street.

Following a delightful lunch as a group at a nearby restaurant, engage in casual conversations with Georgian women. Next, visit Kebzari Jewelry studio and meet with local jewelers who craft exquisite, high-end pieces that seamlessly blend traditional aesthetics with contemporary influences. Conclude the day by descending into a local cool cellar for a unique wine tasting experience, savoring natural wines sourced from various regions across Georgia.

Dinner will be on your own tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Strofi Hotel

Day 4

Tbilisi – Meskheta – Kazbegi

Mtskheta was the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC until the 5th century AD. Georgia’s conversion to Christianity took place here in 337 AD, and the Orthodox churches built during this period are considered among the finest in the country. Mtskheta is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Samtavro Convent of St. Nino was built in honor of the rulers whom St. Nino converted to Christianity, King Mirian and Queen Nana. A tiny 4th century chapel is where St. Nino is said to have prayed, and the main church houses the tombs of the king and queen.

Enjoy lunch as a group at a winery located outside Mtskheta and dedicated to crafting traditional flavors reminiscent of beloved dishes, infused with modern elements in their culinary creations.

Explore the hidden treasures along the Georgian Military Highway which was completed by Czar Alexander I in 1817. Travel from Tbilisi through rolling green hills and steep arid mountains, encountering herds of sheep and fortress-like churches. From the feudal stronghold of Ananuri fortress, admire the blue expanse of Zhinvali Reservoir, making this one of Georgia’s most beautiful places.

Enjoy dinner with your group at the hotel restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

Day 5

Kazbegi 

Perched on a hill above Kazbegi are the 14th-century church of Tsminda Sameba (Holy Trinity) is located at about 7,120 ft ( 2,170 m) and is one of Georgia’s most iconic sites. For those who are interested, a guide will be available for an early morning hike up and back (plan for approximately 2.5 hours).

Drive through the granite cliffs of Dariali Gorge, north of Kazbegi on the Georgian Military Highway. The stunning seven-mile drive along the Terek River leads to one of only two border crossings into Russia. In some places the mountains loom 3,000 feet (900 meters) above the road. For those interested, a hiking is also an option.

Visit a local family in the tiny village of Tsdo, where you’ll participate in a master class in the art of making khinkali. Khinkali are savory Georgian dumplings filled with a mixture of minced mutton, beef or pork and boiled or steamed. Feast on your creations at lunch together with the family.

Enjoy dinner on your own tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

Day 6

Vazisubani (Kakheti Region)

Explore a fantastic winery close to Telavi, where you can indulge in a delightful wine tasting experience paired with lunch. This winery follows traditional Georgian winemaking techniques, highlighting the importance of full skin contact and fermenting the wine in qvevris. The vineyard proudly features the exclusive Ikaltos Tsiteli grape variety, highly coveted by enthusiasts of Georgian wine.

Visit the Alaverdi Monastery and Cathedral, one of the tallest churches in Georgia and, in its simplicity, one of the most striking. The village of Alvani is a gateway to the spectacular mountainous province of Tusheti, known for its carpets and hand-woven stockings.

Enjoy dinner on your own tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Vazisubani Estate

Day 7

Vazisubani – Telavi – Signagi

Browse the local farmer’s market, with its large variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, local spices, and local spices. Step back in time as you weave through winding alleys of carved Kakhetian balconies. Stop in at the workshop of a ceramicist who makes qvevri, the 200 to 900-gallon earthenware vessels used for fermenting and storing Georgian wines. Lunch will be on your own today.

Drive East to Signagi, perhaps Georgia’s most charming city. Check in at your centrally located hotel and walk a few blocks to dine as a group at one of the country’s most renowned restaurants, Pheasant’s Tears Restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Kabadoni Hotel

Day 8

Signagi and the Villages of Magaro and Qedeli

Visit Magaro Village for a visit and a meal with a local woman who raises silkworms, rabbits, sheep, and chickens, as well as tends a wonderful garden. Our host is happy to share her encyclopedic knowledge of wild and cultivated medicinal and edible herbs, old recipes and a lot more!

Enjoy tasting Georgian craft beers at Lost Ridge Brewing, Georgia’s first village craft brewery. Lost Ridge specializes in bottle-conditioned farmhouse ales including styles such as Saison and Tripel. Brewed on-site and aged in the beer cave, the brewery pairs classic Belgian (and other) styles with local Kakhetian fruits and spices in some of their recipes. Partake in a Georgian bread baking class at the Lost Ridge Fire Kitchen, and enjoy lunch as a group with Kakhetian dishes prepared using natural, locally sourced ingredients.

In the 18th century, King Erekle II constructed a defensive wall around the hill-town of Signagi. The town’s location in an agricultural region helped it to grow quickly, and it became an important agricultural center for the Soviet Union. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Signagi suffered an economic crisis and has since undergone an extensive reconstruction project. Dinner will be on your own tonight: there are many dining options with fantastic views available in this lovely hilltop town setting.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Kabadoni Hotel

Day 9

Tbilisi

Following breakfast at the hotel, return to Tbilisi for a free afternoon to souvenir shop or relax.

Enjoy a farewell dinner with your new AdventureWomen friends in one of Tbilisi’s best Georgian restaurants. Reminisce on all the memories you have made and celebrate the end of an amazing journey through this truly spectacular country.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Strofi Hotel

Day 10

Depart Tbilisi

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tbilisi Airport (TBS). You can depart at any time today. The transfer to the airport will be provided when most guests depart (exact time to be determined). Private transfers at other times are available for purchase.

Breakfast

 

Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants. 

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Georgia



Arrival and Departure Information

April 25, 2025 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive at the Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) anytime on April 25, 2025.

Depart: Depart from the Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) anytime on May 4, 2025.

A group transfer from and to the airport will be provided when most guests arrive (exact times TBD). Private transfers at other times are available for purchase.

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Preparation and Packing  

Please use the following guides as a reference when preparing for your adventure. We also encourage you to adapt the guides to your travel style as well as the destination’s forecasted weather.  

Gratuities  

Gratuities are a personal decision and are at your own discretion based on your level of satisfaction with the service provided. Gratuities are dependent upon the number of guests on your departure, and they vary greatly from trip to trip. As a general reference, AdventureWomen suggests you plan for $440-$450 (or more) worth of gratuities for this adventure. Specific tipping recommendations for your trip will be provided to you closer to your departure date and may fluctuate due to inflation, exchange rates, and the number of travelers on your trip. 

Passports and Visas

Citizens of the United States must have a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates with at least two blank facing pages. If you do not have a passport, please apply now!

US Passport holders will need a visa to visit Sri Lanka. We will provide detailed information before your departure on how to obtain your visa.

Activity Level

We rate this trip as Active. Our Active adventures get you on your feet. You should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike for up to five hours, multiple days in a row, on uneven surfaces with some steep ascents and descents. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission) to make the most of your adventure. With this itinerary in mind, we have a partnership with Trailblazer Wellness, a woman-owned, women-run company that will design an individualized fitness plan just for you! Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 10% discount with the code AVW. Learn more on the Trailblazer Wellness website.

Health Considerations

Make an appointment with a travel clinic, as they may have recommendations for vaccines and medications based on the destination as well as your age, health, and past vaccination history.

For more health information, go to www.cdc.gov/travel and navigate to the page about Sri Lanka.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800, and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Copy of Flight Information
  • Copy of Issuing Page of Passport (Photo Page)
  • Supplement Health and Safety Form

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

April 25, 2025 Departure Final Payment Due Date: January 25, 2025

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations as per itinerary based on double occupancy
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • One group transfer on arrival and departure
  • Guided sightseeing and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide(s) throughout the trip
  • Bottled/purified water with included meals and onboard vehicle
  • All gratuities except for the tour leader and main driver

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Georgia
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified)
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, or travel insurance
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for the tour leader and main driver

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Accommodations

Strofi Hotel

Step into the world of Lado Asatiani, a Georgian poet whose powerful words and unique feelings for Tbilisi inspire this luxury boutique hotel. The 19th century heritage building blends antiquity with modernity which can be felt throughout the range of rooms and suites, and shared spaces. This superbly located property is situated at the intersection of Tbilisi’s Old Town and the former aristocratic Sololaki neighborhood, now one of the city's most up-and-coming spots for dining and nightlife.

Amenities: complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, safe, coffee / tea maker, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi

Room Hotel Kazbegi

Rooms Hotel Kazbegi provides a luxurious environment coupled with numerous convenient amenities to elevate your experience. This property offers well-appointed guest rooms, boasts a heated pool and offers complimentary breakfast, adding to the overall comfort. Explore the local dining scene with cafes all located a short distance from Rooms Hotel Kazbegi. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Stepantsminda and make the most of your stay!

Amenities: complimentary toiletries, minibar, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi

Vazisubani Estate

Situated in Vazisubani, 24 km from King Erekle II Palace, Vazisubani Estate features accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a shared lounge. The lodging features a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Guests can also request vegetarian, dairy-free, and vegan options to cater to their dietary preferences.

Amenities: complimentary toiletries, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi

Hotel Kabadoni 

The boutique 21-room Hotel Kabadoni is located right in the heart of Signagi, and features a restaurant offering breathtaking panoramic views of vineyards strewn across the Alazani Valley, the majestic Caucasus Mountains, and the red-roofed homes of this hilltop town. The fusion of modern, sleek and straightforward furniture forms, along with a neutral color palette, results in an elegant and comfortable environment, providing a delightful setting for relaxation and leisure.

Amenities: complimentary toiletries, minibar, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686