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Jan 7, 2020

Countries that celebrate Christmas in January

Martha Hales

The seventh of January might not seem like a date that brings joy, but for Orthodox Christians, this is the peak of festivities as they follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Experience double the fun by visiting one of these destinations with our trusted local experts.

GeorgiaKazakhstanRussia, +2
January
Food & DrinkFestivals

Caucus holiday

"Excellent holiday Well organized Great guides"

Paul from Uk
Georgia
December
Nov 2, 2019

Where to go for Winter Wonderlands

Martha Hales

We’ve picked out some of our favourite Winter Wonderlands to inspire you to pack those thermals and embrace the chill. Winter brings added sparkle and romance, and often the colder season brings fewer people and lower prices,

GeorgiaChileChina, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
FestivalsAdventureWildlife, +1

Georgia: Fascinating country, great trip, good organisation by the local expert.

"Earlier this year we had met Huw, joint MD, to discuss the possibility of a visit to Georgia and his ideas and enthusiasm convinced us that it would be our next destination"

Dennis from Taunton, Somerset, UK
Georgia
September
Sep 7, 2019

Best books for travel lovers

Martha Hales

Providing an escape like no other, books about travel can transport you anywhere in the world and inspire your next adventure. We've rounded up some of our favourites including Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace', and 'Shantaram' by Gregory David Roberts.

RussiaBorneoKenya, +6
Great Journeys
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

South AfricaPanamaMorocco, +32
Walking & HikingCoastCycling, +2

Very interesting trip well organised.

"The countryside in Svaneti Valley was stunning, we particularly liked the fact that all animals were truly free range"

Iris from Live in the UK, but come from Australia and Switzerland, respectively.
Georgia
September

Wonderful - amazing guide and driver!

"We've just returned from the most amazing trip to Georgia"

John from London
Georgia
May

Fantastic Trip to an exciting destination

"We have just returned from a 6 day trip to Georgia"

Anne from England
Georgia
May

A superb holiday enhanced by the excellent guide and driver

"We flew to Kutaisi, met the guide and driver and headed to Svaneti where we enjoyed four days of serious walking in the Caucasus"

Richard from Staffordshire and Suffolk, England
Georgia
May
10 days
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Honeymoon in Georgia

Georgia
MayJuneSeptember
HoneymoonCulturalHighlights, +2
Mar 30, 2019

The history of the Caucasus

Kaya Brown

With historical records acknowledging the Caucasus as far back as the 13th century BC, it is one of the earliest known populated areas on the planet. Its history is one of great triumphs, unfortunate losses and many interesting and powerful figures. Discover more about its fascinating past...

GeorgiaArmenia
HistoryCultural
Mar 28, 2019

National parks of the Caucasus

Martha Hales

Glittering lakes, imposing peaks and peaceful alpine meadows - the Caucasus region shelters numerous national parks, all of which are strikingly beautiful and relatively undiscovered. We've rounded up our favourite ones to let you in on the secret.

AzerbaijanArmeniaGeorgia
AprilMayJune, +4
Walking & HikingWildlifeCross Border
Mar 23, 2019

A guide to hiking in Georgia

Kati Taylor

Whether you want to stick to the walks surrounding Tbilisi or you're ready to explore the country's Upper Svaneti region, take a look at our handy guide to the hiking trails of Georgia - a country renowned for its captivating mountain scenery.

Georgia
AprilMayJune, +4
Walking & HikingWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
Mar 19, 2019

Why go to the Caucasus

Martha Hales

Discover the lesser-known beauty of the Caucasus, including the ancient monasteries of Georgia and Armenia, the wide open skies of the Svaneti region and the picturesque capitals of Yerevan and Tbilisi.

GeorgiaArmenia
AprilMayJune, +4
CulturalHighlightsWalking & Hiking, +5
Dec 24, 2018

Our top 5 beautiful winter landscapes

Samantha Fergusson

From the soaring Tien Shan mountains to Russia's sparkling cities and the northern lights above Iceland, there are a whole realm of beautiful wintry landscapes waiting to be witnessed. Here, we've picked out our five favourites to tantalise you with promises of snow and stunning views.

GeorgiaChinaKazakhstan, +2
JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
AdventureWonders of the World
Nov 12, 2018

Where to go hiking

Samantha Fergusson

We've picked out the best destinations for your next hiking holiday, from Japan where you can follow the ancient Nakasendo Trail, to Kyrgyzstan or Namibia, where the breathtaking landscapes are best discovered on foot...

JapanEthiopiaChina, +7
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathAdventure

Georgia and Armenia: beautiful places, friendly and knowledgeable guides

"This trip was very well organised. Everything worked like clockwork."

Kathy from Hemel Hempstead, UK
Georgia
September

Great Guide

"Tamar spoke very good English and was a friendly and informative guide. The trip ran seamlessly, from start to finish. Would highly recommend. "

Stuart from UK
Georgia
September

Amazing trip

"We had an absolutely amazing time travelling around Georgia"

Kenneth from Denmark
Georgia
July

Great way to see some lovely vineyards in Kakheti and visit Tbilisi

"Visited some very interesting and beautiful sights, good wine tasting sessions "

Julia from London, UK
Georgia
September

Great Trip

"Fascinating country and the help we received from Tamta at TravelLocal's partner company in Georgia was essential"

Grant from London, UK
Georgia
September

Excellent Trip

"The guide and driver were both really excellent, friendly and informative. Georgia is a wonderful and spectacular country. We will definitely go back as there is much to see."

George from St Albans
Georgia
August

Great tour of this amazing country

"We saw a lot in a relatively short time, hotels were mostly good and our driver was excellent"

Gabrielle from London
Georgia
August

Private trip to Georgia

"The trip was perfectly organized and exactly what we wanted. This trip provided unforgettable impressions on Georgia's nature - particularly the Caucasus - but also on history, culture, politcs ..."

Xenia from Switzerland
Georgia
August

Excellent all round

"Very pleased with my recent tour of Georgia: itinerary was carefully chosen and very varied, driver was very skilled and professional and guide Mariam really made the experience."

Gill from Uk
Georgia
August

Wonderful Georgia

"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip which was a good contrast to our previous week's hiking in Kazbegi. With the knowledge and help of the local company in Georgia, we were able to visit more of the historical sites and wonderfully varied landscapes in Georgia through a personalized tour which had an overall plan but a degree of flexibility over precise details each day."

John from Scotland
Georgia
July

A well organised and fascinating trip to Georgia

"All communication between TravelLocal, their Georgian partner and myself was quick and accurate and they delivered on a fantastic trip around Svaneti. "

Phil from Liverpool
Georgia
June

Excellent trip to Georgia, wonderful local help from our guide Tamaz

"We had an excellent trip around Georgia, staying in Svaneti and also visiting Kutaisi and Tblisi. Our driver Tamaz was wonderful, very kind and happy to show us anything we requested. "

Olivia from London
Georgia
June

Totally wonderful Transcaucasian tour - so good we're already talking of doing it again.

"Where to begin? This was a group of 11 friends travelling together - having already travelled to the region on a shorter trip organized for us by TravelLocal and their Georgian partner we promised our companions a month they would never forget and, thanks again to them, every day delivered in every way"

Lesley and Julian from Australia
GeorgiaAzerbaijanArmenia
June