The Best Things to Do in Georgia in Autumn 2024

 

Georgia in autumn is a breathtakingly beautiful place, displaying stunning autumn colours, crisp air, and a rich cultural calendar. Here's a guide to the unique and memorable autumn adventures in Georgia:

Tsinandali Festival 2023: Kakheti August 31 - September 10

Returning for its 5th Anniversary Edition, the Tsinandali Festival invites classical music lovers to enjoy 11 unforgettable days at the Tsinandali Estate. World-renowned artists, virtuoso soloists, and the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra (PCYO) will take centre stage in this musical extravaganza.

Tusheti Tour: Kakheti September 5

Experience the remote mountain regions of Tusheti one last time before winter, as the road closes for the season. The tour offers a glimpse into the untouched beauty of Georgia's highlands.

Cheese Festival: Mtatsminda park, Tbilisi September 17

Organized by Mtatsminda Park and Ana Mikadze, this cheese festival allows you to taste and buy unique types of Georgian cheese, accompanied by honey, wine, and tea. The festive environment will also host a handmade items exhibitions and sale.

Premiere Hamlet: Tbilisi September 23, 19:00

A concert performance of Alexi Matchavariani's opera Hamlet is scheduled, providing opera enthusiasts with a cultural delight.

Snoop Dogg - Yerevan: September 23

Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg will grace the stage at Hrazdan Stadium in Yerevan, Armenia, with a mega-powerful sound and light show.

Rtveli (Grape Harvest): All September

The grape harvest season brings Kakheti, the wine region, alive. Participate in grape picking and learn about traditional Georgian winemaking processes.

Tbilisoba: Tbilisi, September 30 - October 1

Celebrate Tbilisi's heritage and rich cultural history during Tbilisoba, one of Georgia's largest and most famous festivals.

Bruno Mars: Tbilisi, October 1, 21:00

The legend, Bruno Mars, will visit Georgia as part of Starring Georgia. Gates open at 17:00 PM for this evening of pop, R&B, funk, and soul.

Svetitskhovloba: Mtskheta October 15

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, invites visitors to the historical town of Mtskheta. This Georgian Orthodox cathedral stands as an architectural marvel and spiritual beacon.

Experience Sabaduri Forest and Jvari Monastery

Immerse yourself in the golden autumn colours with a visit to Sabaduri forest and Jvari monastery, and partake in guided birdwatching tours.

Georgia Wine Festival

Celebrate Georgia's winemaking traditions by sampling the best local wines at the Georgia Wine Festival during autumn.

From cultural festivals and music events to nature explorations and culinary discoveries, Autumn in Georgia offers an array of activities to suit every traveller. Create memories that will last a lifetime and explore the richness of Georgia's autumnal beauty. Whether for outdoor adventures or cultural experiences, Georgia is the perfect destination for an autumn adventure in 2023.

Experience the Best of Georgia in Autumn 2023

David Gareji & Rainbow Mountains Off-road tour

David Gareji & Rainbow Mountains Off-road tour

Get ready for an off-road adventure on this private 4x4 tour Explore the awe-inspiring Rainbow Mountains and the historic David Gareji Monastery complex. This tour offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and historical significance.   Begin your journey from Tbilisi and head towards the Rainbow Mountains, also known as the "Martian landscapes" on Earth. Take a light hike through the colourful peaks and enjoy the unique beauty of the area. Next, visit St. John Monastery, a hidden gem with a rich history.  Get ready to walk and climb on uneven ground.   Then, make your way to the David Gareji Monastery complex, a 6th-century religious site carved into the rock. Explore the church and admire the ancient caves that have been preserved for centuries.   Enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Oasis Club in Udabno and taste some of the Georgian wines at a wine factory. This tour is an unforgettable experience that showcases the unique beauty and rich history of the region. Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Georgia with a knowledgeable local guide.   Looking for a budget-friendly tour option? Check out our small-group tours! Perfect for solo travellers, these tours offer the same great experiences at a lower price point. Plus, you'll get to meet other like-minded travellers. Book now! More tours Need more leisurely tour options? Check out our Best of Kakheti: David Gareji and Sighnaghi tour, perfect for those not comfortable with off-road adventures. Click here to book now   Duration Difficulty Type Language English 10 hours Moderate Private Russian NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING THE TOUR: We wish to assure all our guests that this tour is absolutely safe and exclusively traverses the territory of Georgia. Please be informed that the Udabno Monastery is not a part of our itinerary, and the route leading to it is completely closed. Rest assured, even without this, our tour remains a unique and beautiful experience, offering a true taste of Georgia's natural wonders. Your safety and enjoyment are our utmost priorities. On foot, you will walk about 4 km (2.5 miles). Be sure that you have proper closed-toe shoes for the hike. The ambient temperature may reach over 30ºC (86F) from May to October, so be prepared for hot weather. The tour takes place at an altitude of 350 m (1150 ft), similar to Tbilisi. Participants should have a moderate level of physical fitness. Remember that there's no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing. Consider the weather forecast and choose the best day for the tour. When visiting Orthodox churches, women are required to cover their heads and wear skirts, while men should wear pants.  For your comfort and safety, we strongly recommend wearing closed-toe, sturdy shoes suitable for potentially muddy and steep terrains. The dirt road may cause motion sickness for some people. It's recommended to bring personal medications in case you need them. This is not just an opportunity to see breathtaking landscapes, but also a chance to challenge yourself and feel proud of your accomplishments. Come prepared for an authentic adventure! Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off 1 bottled water Guide's services Transportation service Entrance fees Exclusions: Lunch Gratuities (optional) Wine tasting (optional) Please note that border crossings are not included in this tour itinerary
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Private Tour Kakheti: The Ultimate Foodie Experience

Private Tour Kakheti: The Ultimate Foodie Experience

Discover the ultimate foodie experience on a private tour from Tbilisi to the Kakheti region! Join us as we explore the bustling town of Telavi and immerse ourselves in its rich culture and local sites. Our itinerary starts with a pickup from Tbilisi and a drive through the stunning Gombori Pass. As we make our way to Telavi, we'll visit Batonis Tsikhe, a 17th-century fortress located in the centre of Telavi. From the top of its watchtowers, we'll admire the breathtaking views of the surrounding area and marvel at the statue of the king and the ancient 900-year-old Giant Plane Tree. After exploring the fortress, we'll venture to the Telavi Farmers' Bazaar, a vibrant market where you can sample delicious street food and witness the diversity of goods on offer, including fresh produce, meat, and cheeses. We'll try seasonal fruits and indulge in pickled jonjoli, goat cheese, and sulguni cheese. For those with a sweet tooth, we'll sample churchkhela, a Georgian delicacy made from nuts coated in fruit syrup. We'll also taste honeycomb and walnuts covered in kiwi juice, dried persimmons, and fruit rolls. Next, we'll visit a cheese factory where we'll see over ten different varieties of cheese being made and sample some of their most delectable creations. We'll observe the cheese-making process, from the vats of cultured milk to the packaging centre, and even get the chance to try cheese aged in white and black wines, cheese with spices and herbs, and more. Finally, we'll visit a private winery where we'll meet winemakers and taste some of the best wines in Georgia, including the traditional Rkatsiteli amber wine. Come on this mouth-watering journey and repeat the adventure of famous food blogger David Hoffman as he explored Telavi and the Kakheti region. Get ready to indulge in the rich flavours of Georgian cuisine and make memories that will last a lifetime. Need to Know before booking Please note that this tour includes tastings of Georgian wine and other alcoholic beverages. Participants must be of legal drinking age and are responsible for their own consumption. It is important to drink responsibly and to be aware of your limits. Please also note that we cannot provide options for individuals with gluten or lactose intolerance, and there are no Halal options available. If you have dietary restrictions, please consider this before booking the tour. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for all participants, and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.   Duration Difficulty Type Language English 10 hours Easy Private Russian Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off 1 bottled water Cheese factory tour Tour of the winery Wine Tasting at Marani Milorauli or similar, subject to availability (minimum 5 types of wine and strong alcohol) Cheese tasting Georgian charcuterie board Transportation service Guide's services Exclusions: Gratuities Lunch Additional wine tasting (optional) Personal expenses
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David Gareji & Real Rainbow Mountains Off-Road Group tour

David Gareji & Real Rainbow Mountains Off-Road Group tour

Discover an extraordinary one-day tour to the awe-inspiring Rainbow Mountains and the sacred David Gareji Monastery, located in the picturesque Kakheti region of Georgia. Delight in a thrilling off-road journey with a small group of like-minded adventurers, as you traverse the historical and spiritual landmarks of Eastern Georgia. Attention: Limited availability!  Don't miss out on our bestseller David Gareji & Rainbow Mountains Off-Road Group tour. Book in advance to secure your spot and experience this exclusive itinerary. During this comprehensive tour, you'll visit both St. David and Natlismtsemeli (St. John) monasteries, both of which boast stunning cave structures and frescoes dating back centuries. You'll also take a hike through rough terrain to marvel at the stunning rainbow mountains and Mravaltskaro reservoir. After an active day of exploration, relax and enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Oasis Club in Udabno village (not included in the price). And on the way back to Tbilisi, we'll make a stop at a wine factory where you can sample some of Georgia's finest wines. Don't miss out on this unique and affordable tour that offers the perfect blend of cultural and natural beauty. Duration Difficulty Type Language English 10 hours Moderate Real-small group (up to 8 people) Russian Need to know before booking the tour: We wish to assure all our guests that this tour is absolutely safe and exclusively traverses the territory of Georgia. Please be informed that the Udabno Monastery is not a part of our itinerary, and the route leading to it is completely closed. Rest assured, even without this, our tour remains a unique and beautiful experience, offering a true taste of Georgia's natural wonders. Your safety and enjoyment are our utmost priorities. On foot, you will walk about 4 km (2.5 miles). Be sure that you have proper closed-toe shoes for the hike. The ambient temperature may reach over 30ºC (86F) from May to October, so be prepared for hot weather. The tour takes place at an altitude of 350 m (1150 ft), similar to Tbilisi. Participants should have a moderate level of physical fitness. Remember that there's no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing. Consider the weather forecast and choose the best day for the tour. When visiting Orthodox churches, women are required to cover their heads and wear skirts, while men should wear pants. For your comfort and safety, we strongly recommend wearing closed-toe, sturdy shoes suitable for potentially muddy and steep terrains. The dirt road may cause motion sickness for some people. It's recommended to bring personal medications in case you need them. Our group tours may occasionally be conducted in both Russian and English simultaneously. While we aim to provide an equal experience for all participants, this may result in a slower pace or longer explanations.  Please note that the guide may be in different parts of the group to assist and make sure everyone is comfortable. It is important to listen to the guide's instructions and not put yourself or others in a stressful situation. This is not just an opportunity to see breathtaking landscapes, but also a chance to challenge yourself and feel proud of your accomplishments. Come prepared for an authentic adventure! Includes: 1 bottled water Guide's services Transportation by 4WD car Entrance fees Complimentary wine tasting at the KTW factory Exclusions: Hotel pick-up (available for an additional fee) Lunch (vegan/vegetarian options are available) Gratuities for the guide and driver We encourage our guests to leave a small donation to support the pets that call the monastery home and help maintain the grounds Meeting point: Parking on Europe Square, Tbilisi
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Mtskheta and Tbilisi - Two capitals in one-day

Mtskheta and Tbilisi - Two capitals in one-day

Discover the rich history and culture of Tbilisi and Mtskheta on our one-day tour. We'll start by visiting Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, where you'll see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jvari Church. This 6th-century church is perched on a hilltop overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.  After the Jvari, we'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta. This 11th-century cathedral is the burial site of Christ's mantle and one of the most important religious and cultural landmarks in the country. Next, we'll head to Old Tbilisi for a walking tour of the city's old town. You'll explore Rike Park, and the Bridge of Peace, and take the Aerial Tramway for panoramic views of the city. We'll also visit the Mother of Georgia statue, Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Sulphur Waterfall, Abanotubani, Meidan Bazaar, Shardeni Street, Anchiskhati Basilica, Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater, Freedom Square, Baratashvili Bridge, and Tsminda Sameba Cathedral. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will share stories and insights about the history and culture of Tbilisi and Mtskheta, making this an unforgettable experience. Don't miss the opportunity to explore two capitals with us just in one day! Duration Difficulty Type Language English 10 hours Easy Private Russian Meeting point: Hotel pick-up and drop-off Includes: Water Cable-car one way Exclusions: Lunch Gratuities (optional)
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Explore Old Tbilisi Private walking tour

Explore Old Tbilisi Private walking tour

Explore Tbilisi's rich history and culture with our private walking tour Starting at the heart of the city at Freedom Square, we'll take a stroll through the charming streets of the Old Town, immersing ourselves in the unique blend of Georgian, Byzantine, Oriental, and European architecture. We'll visit some of Tbilisi's most iconic landmarks, including the ancient Anchiskhati Basilica, the 13th-century Sioni Cathedral, and the majestic Narikala Fortress. We'll make our way to the modern Bridge of Peace, marvelling at the stunning views of the River Mtkvari. As we continue our journey through the city, we'll discover the peaceful coexistence of various religions in Tbilisi, and see the Synagogue, Armenian Church, and Mosque in addition to the numerous Georgian Orthodox churches. We'll also take a stroll through Rike Park, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, and see the Mother of Georgia statue, a symbol of the country's strength and resilience. We'll also visit the historic Old Meidan and Jan Shardeni Street, as well as Tbilisi's Central Mosque and Abanotubani, the city's famous sulfur baths. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience the best of Tbilisi. With our experienced local guide, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Georgia's culture and history while also visiting its most popular and beautiful locations. Book now and let us show you the best of Tbilisi Want to explore Tbilisi on a budget? Join our group tour for an affordable way to see the city's top sights and hidden gems. Click here to book now! More Are you looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience in Tbilisi? Our alternative walking tour is perfect for those who want to explore the city's hidden gems and backstreets. Duration Difficulty Type Language English 3 hours Easy Private Russian Meeting point: Burberry Shop at Freedom Square (Freedom Square, 2) Includes: Local guide Cable car (one way) Exclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop-off Gratuities (optional) Need to Know: Tickets are available for the specific time and date of your reservation. Changes or cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before the tour starts. If you are unable to join the tour due to unforeseen circumstances (flight delays, hotel issues, taxi problems, etc.), please make a new reservation. This is an all-weather tour, so please come prepared: Summer temperatures can exceed 40°C (104°F), so stay hydrated and wear sun protection. Winters can be cold, with occasional snow and rain. Umbrellas, raincoats, and other weather gear are your responsibility. Tbilisi's landscape is hilly, so be prepared for some uphill walking. If you're travelling with children and strollers, please keep this in mind. Kindly arrive on time to ensure you get the most out of your tour experience
Uncover the Mysteries of Mtskheta: Private Half-Day Tour

Uncover the Mysteries of Mtskheta: Private Half-Day Tour

Step into the pages of history and embark on an enchanting journey through Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. This private tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich cultural heritage of this storied land, guided by our experienced and knowledgeable guides. Your adventure begins at the Jvari Monastery, a 6th-century architectural marvel perched at the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers. This iconic site, nestled amidst majestic mountains, is more than just a feast for the eyes. It's a place where the past and present converge, offering breathtaking views that are sure to etch themselves into your memory. Next, we invite you to explore the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, a grand historical church nestled in the heart of Mtskheta. This sacred site, one of the holiest in Georgia, is the final resting place of many legendary Georgian rulers. It's not just a cathedral; it's a testament to the soul of the Georgian nation, a place where the echoes of the past resonate in the present. As we wander through the charming streets of Mtskheta, we'll make our way to the Antioch Church, another gem in this city's rich tapestry of history. Here, you'll have a chance to unwind, perhaps with a glass of traditional Georgian wine, and soak in the picturesque architecture that surrounds you. Our journey culminates with a visit to the Chronicle of Georgia, a modern monument that stands as a testament to Georgia's rich history. Located near the Tbilisi Sea, this monument offers a panoramic view of the city and the sea, a sight that will leave you spellbound. Throughout this tour, you'll discover the importance of these sites to Georgia and the significance of their preservation for future generations. You'll experience the passion and dedication of our guides, who strive to bring Georgia's history to life in a way that is engaging, informative, and memorable. Join us on this half-day tour and uncover the mysteries of Mtskheta. Experience the magic of Georgia's past, marvel at the beauty of its present, and look forward to the promise of its future. This is more than just a tour; it's a journey through time, a journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.   We are glad to offer you a full-day tour from Tbilisi that includes, in addition to Mtskheta, also visit Gori (Stalin Museum) and the cave city of Uplistsikhe More Well, for curious and limited-time tourists there is a tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta in one day. Very profitable offer! Duration Difficulty Type Language English 3-4 hours Easy Private Russian Meeting point: Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Tbilisi Includes: Private tour Guiding service Water Exclusions: Lunch (optional) Gratuities (optional)
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Alternative walking tour New Tiflis and backstreets

Alternative walking tour New Tiflis and backstreets

This alternative walking tour will take you on a journey through Tbilisi's rich history and cultural heritage. You'll have the opportunity to explore the city's left bank, which has a fascinating story of its own. This area of Tbilisi was once a symbol of change, where traditions mixed with the spirit of the 19th century to create a unique image of the capital of Georgia.   Starting from Freedom Square, we will venture through Orbeliani Plaza to the city's left bank. This area was developed rapidly in the 19th century and became a hub of activity with its fashionable shops, factories, and immigrants from Europe and Russia. This area is full of fascinating architecture, reflecting the mix of traditional Georgian and European styles.   As we wander through the Dry Bridge flea market, you'll have the opportunity to search for treasures from the past. This market is full of unique finds, from vintage clothing and accessories to handmade crafts and antique furnishings.   We will then continue down the pedestrian area of Agmashenebeli Avenue, home to some of the city's most popular shops and cafes. From there, we'll visit the famous Fabrika, a creative hub for artists and designers, with its trendy cafes and boutiques. Finally, we will reach Marjanishvili Square through backstreets and beautiful gardens, giving you a glimpse into the hidden gems of Tbilisi.   This tour is the perfect opportunity to experience Tbilisi from a different perspective and gain a deeper appreciation for the city's rich history and cultural heritage. So, come along with us on this alternative walking tour and discover the hidden gems of Tbilisi's left bank! Discover Old Tbilisi's iconic landmarks and rich history on our classic walking tour. Experience the city's unique blend of old and new with an expert guide. Book now for the ultimate Tbilisi introduction. More Open the raw beauty of Tbilisi's Soviet-era architecture on our exclusive Brutal Tbilisi tour. Explore the city's hidden gems and delve into the real life of Tbilisi's past and present   Duration Difficulty Type Language 3 hours Easy Private or Groups up to 10 people English Meeting point: Entrance of Burberry Shop at Freedom Square (Map) End of the tour at Marjanishvili station (Map) Includes: Local guide   Exclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop-off Gratuities
Sabaduri and Jvari half-day tour

Sabaduri and Jvari half-day tour

Our family-friendly tour takes you on a journey through some of Georgia's most beautiful and interesting sites. You will discover the history, culture, and natural beauty of this fascinating country with a knowledgeable local guide.   Our first stop will be the Monument Chronicle of Georgia, a towering monument that tells the history of the country through intricate carvings and sculptures. This is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about Georgia's rich cultural heritage and see some amazing works of art. The monument also offers beautiful views of the Tbilisi sea, a man-made lake located in the capital city of Tbilisi.   Next, we'll take a trip to the Sabaduri forest, one of the most beautiful forests in the country. This lush, green paradise is home to an array of flora and fauna and is a great place for kids to explore and discover new things. You will walk through the forest and learn about the different species of trees and plants that grow here and also enjoy the fresh air.   We will also visit the Bear and Dogs Shelter in Tskhvarichamia, where you'll have the chance to see these magnificent animals up close and learn about the important work being done to protect and care for them. The shelter is a non-profit organization that rescues animals from captivity and provides them with the necessary care and rehabilitation.   Our half-day tour also includes a visit to the Jvari Monastery, a stunning medieval church of the 6th century that sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Mtskheta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here, you'll have a breathtaking view of the confluence of the two rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi, making it the perfect place to snap some family photos.   After the tour, we can drop-off you off at one of the traditional Georgian restaurants, where you can taste some of the most delicious Georgian dishes.   Overall, this tour is a great way for travellers to experience the beauty and culture of Georgia while having fun and making lasting memories together. With a flexible schedule and personalised attention, it's perfect for families and groups of friends looking for an affordable and unique travel experience. Duration Difficulty Type Language English 5 hours Easy Private Russian Meeting point: Hotel pick-up and drop-off Includes: Private transportation  Air-conditioned vehicle Assistance with taking photos Bottled water Entry/Admission - Bear shelter Exclusions: Lunch Gratuities (optional)   Needs to know: We wanted to remind you that weather can be unpredictable, and nobody cannot be held responsible for any changes in the weather conditions. While we hope for clear skies and snow-covered landscapes, it's important to remember that real life may not always look like the pictures on the internet.
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