Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

A proud independent spirit, a long tradition of lavish hospitality and an abundance of Nature’s gifts combine to make the Georgian people fabulous hosts, imaginative chefs, creative artists and open-hearted friends.

Where else in the world can you:
  • Drive from snow-clad mountains to tea plantations and palm trees on the sea shore in one day?
  • Sip the natural amber wines of Kakheti, fermented in ceramic vessels called qvevri, a method used for thousands of years?
  • Dig in to a crusty Ajaran khachapuri, shaped like a boat filled with cheese, butter and egg?
  • Hear the robust, hair-raising harmonies of ancient polyphonic folk songs, included by UNESCO on its list of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage?
  • Indulge in a Georgian Table feast, where the abundant dishes are piled on top of one another and the host proposes toast after toast to life and love?
  • Stroll the streets of a mountain town where each yard has its own cow, walnut tree and grape vine?

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You can enjoy these experiences and more in the little Republic of Georgia, tucked between Russia and Turkey along the Black Sea, and ranging up into the steep mountains of the South Caucasus.


See Georgia on a Small Group TourWe love the spirit of Georgia, and feature three small group tours that celebrate the world of Georgian hospitality, Caucasus mountain vistas and deeply-held family traditions.

Each expertly-guided small group tour travels with a maximum of 16 participants and features all-inclusive land pricing (more details).

  •  A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture
    Discover the history and living traditions of this ancient country through its chefs, winemakers, artisans and musicians, as you taste your way from the mountains to the sea.
  • Treasures of the South Caucasus
    ’s renowned winemaking traditions, Azerbaijan’s Zoroastrian and Islamic background, and Armenia’s multitude of ancient churches combine to make this distinctive journey more than the sum of its parts.
  • Eastern Turkey & Georgia: Legacy of Empire
    Begin among the folded hills of out-of-the-way Anatolia, watching the sun come up over the monumental stone heads of Nemrut Dağ, and then explore the unfamiliar little country of Georgia, where guests are welcomed at tables laden with some of the finest foods and wines on earth.

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A Custom & Private Trip to Georgia: Your Dates/Your WayWhether you’re looking for a compact trip with all the highlights or something a little roomier with some of the extras, MIR’s Private Journeys department can suggest places to see and things to do based on our local knowledge, and design a one-of-a-kind itinerary for you, your family or your group of friends.

Get started by completing our easy Custom Travel Inquiry form.

MIR also offers suggested independent itineraries available on a private departure basis with your choice of dates:

  • Essential Georgia
    Savor the regional varietals in Georgian wine country, Kakheti, and admire the soaring peaks along the Georgian Military Highway.
  • Essential Caucasus
    Experience five UNESCO masterpieces in ten days as you explore three intertwined Caucasus countries.
  • Essential Georgia & Armenia
    Explore the fruitful valleys, saw-toothed mountains, magnificent cave towns, and medieval fortress towers of the warm, green countries of Georgia and Armenia.

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Stop in Georgia while on a Rail Journey by Private TrainThe Caspian Odyssey rail journey by private train, aboard the luxury Golden Eagle private train, is an exploration of the countries on both the western and the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea. Begin in Yerevan, capital of Armenia, and roll through Georgia and Azerbaijan, then fly over the Caspian Sea to Turkmenistan and continue on to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

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PUBLISHED: November 4, 2014

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