Family Adventure

Georgia your kids will never forget

Detailed Description

Overview

Difficulty
Comfort
Imereti   Shida Kartli   Tbilisi   Samtskhe-Javakheti   Adjara   Guria  
Destination
Special
Tour type
June — September
Period
11 days
Duration
4-8
Group
4+
Age
GT008
Program code

Georgia is situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, making it a unique destination with a rich and ancient cultural heritage. Its landscapes are diverse, with each region offering a distinct blend of nature, culture, cuisine, and vine varieties.

On this family-friendly tour, you and your family will discover the best that Georgia has to offer. The tour is specially designed to provide an enjoyable and educational experience for families and children. With a focus on interactive activities, such as the family art therapy masterclass and scenic boat trip, this tour will keep both children and adults engaged and entertained. The tour will take you to the capital city of Tbilisi, where you can enjoy breathtaking views from its largest park, as well as to the famous resort town of Borjomi and the second largest city of the country, Kutaisi. You will also visit the Sataplia Nature Reserve, where you can see dinosaur footprints, and the seaside city of Batumi, where you will experience an unforgettable dolphin show.

This tour is perfect for families with children as it combines adventure, education, and discovery in a fun and engaging way. Your family will leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1 — Welcome to Georgia

Our team will greet you at arrival and escort you to the hotel for a well-deserved rest after your flight. Get ready for family adventures!

Route: Tbilisi

Accommodation: Included Old Meidan Tbilisi by Urban Hotels * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: not included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Not included

Day 2 — Unforgettable First Day in Tbilisi: Explore, Relax, and Enjoy

Experience a unforgettable first day in Georgia by visiting Tbilisi, the Pearl of Caucasus. Take a leisurely stroll through old town's pedestrian streets and see top sights like Anchiskhati & Sioni churches, Meydan Square, and the sulfur baths. Soar to new heights with a cable car ride to Narikala Fortress and the statue of Mother Georgia for breathtaking city views. Explore Sololaki district and enjoy a free open-air puppet show in front of Rezo Gabriadze Theatre. After a midday break, take the old funicular to Mtatsminda, the highest point of the city, and spend the afternoon at the amusement park, with its big Ferris wheel, animal contact zoo, and fun rides for all ages. End the day with a dinner with a stunning city view. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Route: Tbilisi

Activities: Sightseeing | 3 hours , City Walking | 2 hours , Amusement Parks | 3 hours

Accommodation: Included Old Meidan Tbilisi by Urban Hotels * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Mtatsminda Park, Meidani Square, Sulfur Baths, Gabriadze Theatre, Narikala Fortress, Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, Metekhi Church, Mother of Georgia, Bridge of Peace, Rustaveli Avenue.

Day 3 — Family Fun & Adventure Await in Tbilisi

On the second day in Tbilisi, experience a Family Adventure. Start the day with a special art therapy masterclass where all family members will create their own memorable souvenir about Georgia. Then, visit the Tbilisi Zoo which houses about 300 species of animals. After a meal, take a tranquil walk in the beautiful Vake Park, culminating in a cable car ride to the peaceful Turtle Lake. Spend the afternoon breathing in fresh air, walking around the lake, resting in one of its cafes, or just taking in the scenery. End the day with dinner in Tbilisi and an overnight stay.

Route: Tbilisi

Activities: Sightseeing | 2 hours , Amusement Parks | 3 hours

Accommodation: Included Old Meidan Tbilisi by Urban Hotels * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Tbilisi Zoo, Vake Park, Turtle Lake.

Day 4 — Borjomi, Georgia's Most Famous Resort

Let's visit Borjomi, Georgia's most famous balneal resort, today. In this small town surrounded by pine tree forests, we'll have a relaxing time for the whole family. After lunch, we'll go to Borjomi Central Park to drink the healing water from the source. You can then choose to take the cable car for a scenic view of the forest, walk to the Tsar baths in the forest, or simply spend time in the park with its various activities that will delight children. We'll have dinner and stay overnight in Borjomi.

Route: Tbilisi — Private car | 160 km · 2 h 30 min Borjomi

Activities: Amusement Parks | 3 hours , Sightseeing | 2 hours

Accommodation: Included Pirosmani 15 * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Borjomi Central Park, Tsar Baths, Borjomi Cable Car.

Day 5 — Discover the beauty and charm of Kutaisi

Today, let's continue west to explore Kutaisi, Georgia's second largest city. After indulging in the delicious local cuisine, known for its pride-inducing flavors, we'll take a leisurely stroll through the city center. Our city tour will continue with a visit to the beautiful Botanical Garden, which boasts over 700 species of plants, including a unique tree. Dinner and overnight stay in Kutaisi.

Route: Borjomi — Private car | 130 km · 2 h 30 min Kutaisi

Activities: City Walking | 1 hours , Sightseeing | 2 hours

Accommodation: Included Magnolia * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Kutaisi Botanical Garden, Kutaisi Opera Theatre, White Bridge, Kutaisi Green Bazaar, Kutaisi's Royal District.

Day 6 — Follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs

Today, let's explore the surroundings of Kutaisi. We'll start with a visit to the Sataplia Nature Reserve where you and your children can see real dinosaur footprints and learn about these fascinating creatures. The reserve also has karst caves with amazing arrays of stalactites and stalagmites, and a breathtaking panoramic view of the forest from a glass bridge. After lunch back in Kutaisi, we'll visit the Gelati monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There, we'll listen to live folklore music and admire the beautiful frescoes of the two churches. Dinner and overnight stay in Kutaisi.

Route: Kutaisi — Private car | 10 km · 30 min Sataplia Nature Reserve — Private car | 30 km · 1 h Kutaisi

Activities: Sightseeing | 3 hours 30 minutes , Amusement Parks | 3 hours , Caving | 1 hours

Accommodation: Included Magnolia * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Gelati Monastery, Sataplia Nature Reserve, Bagrati Cathedral.

Day 7 — Discover the beauty and benefits of Ureki, on the Black Sea coast

Today, we embark on a new adventure in Martvili canyon with towering rock walls and cascading waterfalls. Weather permitting, we can take a scenic boat ride through the canyon. After lunch, we'll visit the Nokalakevi fortress, a peaceful and secure place with a tunnel, river, and plenty of space for your children to run around. We'll end the day at the Black Sea coast and rest in the seaside resort town of Ureki, known for its magnetic black sand. If the weather is good, the whole family can bury themselves in the sand, which is believed to be a beneficial treatment for bones, especially for children. Dinner and overnight stay in Ureki.

Route: Kutaisi — Private car | 155 km · 3 h Ureki

Activities: Sightseeing | 1 hours , Canyoning 45 minutes , Swimming & Sunbathing | 2 hours

Accommodation: Included Evrazia * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Martvili Canyon, Nokalakevi Fortress.

Day 8 — Discovering Georgia's coastal charm

After a restful time at Ureki beach, let's explore the offerings of this part of Georgia for families on holiday. We will start the day at the Shekvetili Dendrological Park, where the whole family can admire thousands of species of local and exotic flora and interact with various animals. After lunch, we will visit the unique Miniature Park showcasing 44 architectural monuments of Georgia in miniature form. You may recognize some that we have already visited during our tour. If energy permits, we can also visit the entertaining Tsitsinatela amusement park. Dinner and overnight in Ureki.

Route: Ureki

Activities: Swimming & Sunbathing | 2 hours , Sightseeing | 2 hours

Accommodation: Included Evrazia * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Shekvetili Dendrological Park, Miniature Park, Tsitsinatela Amusement Park.

Day 9 — Georgian gem of Batumi, known as the Las Vegas of Georgia

For this day, discover Batumi, the Pearl of the Black Sea. Enjoy a short city tour of the charming old town and the European part, known for its Art Nouveau architecture. After a delicious meal to taste the local specialties, take the breathtaking Argo cable car for a panoramic view of the city. Finish the day with a leisurely stroll along the vibrant embankment, featuring singing fountains, quaint squares and whimsical sculptures, leading to the port for the famous evening show of Ali and Nino, a moving sculpture that represents Georgia's own Romeo and Juliet. Overnight stay in Batumi.

Route: Ureki — Private car | 60 km · 1 h 30 min Batumi

Activities: City Walking | 2 hours , Sightseeing | 2 hours

Accommodation: Included Old Town Batumi * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Ali and Nino, Batumi Boulevard, Alphabet Tower, Batumi Lighthouse, Piazza Square.

Day 10 — A Farewell Adventure in Batumi: Dolphins, Beaches & Mountain Views

On your last day, start by visiting the exotic Gonio Fortress and then unwind at the beautiful Kvariati beach, known for its crystal-clear water. Enjoy a delicious midday meal by the sea at a charming beach restaurant. After the peaceful lunch break, climb the mountain overlooking the sea for a stunning panoramic view. End the day with a memorable show at the Batumi Dolphinarium, where your family can have a close encounter with dolphins. It's our way of giving you the best ending to your tour. Afterwards, you will have free time in Batumi to spend with your family. Dinner and overnight in Batumi.

Route: Batumi

Activities: Swimming & Sunbathing | 2 hours , Sightseeing | 2 hours

Accommodation: Included Old Town Batumi * Or similar | Hotel | Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Full day

Visited Attractions*: Batumi Dolphinarium, Europe Square, Batumi Catholic Church, Dancing Fountains, Gonio Fortress, Astronomical Clock.

Day 11 — Goodbye Batumi, Hello Home: The Convenient End to Your Tour

For your departure, our team will take you directly from your hotel to the international airport of Batumi, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free transition.

Route: Batumi

Accommodation: Not Included

Meals: breakfast: included, lunch: not included, dinner: not included

Guide: Not included

Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.

Prices

This tour has open departure and can be organized based on your preferred dates. Remember, prices vary based on the exact group size.

From June 1, 2024 to Sept. 30, 2024

What's included?

Accommodation

10 nights — Comfortable accommodation, private WC & shower

Meals

10 breakfasts, 0 lunch, 0 dinners.

Guide

9 days — Full day,

Transport

Private car: ~545 km. *

Activities

Amusement Parks: ~12 hours, Sightseeing: ~19 hours 30 minutes, Caving: ~1 hours, City Walking: ~5 hours, Swimming & Sunbathing: ~6 hours, Canyoning: ~45 minutes. *

Additionally included

Entrance fees to all sites according to the programm, Family art therapy masterclass, English speaking guide.

Not included

Plane tickets, Personal expenses and tips, Travel insurance.

The provided measures of total kilometers for transport, duration of guide services, and activities in our tour program are approximate and may vary depending on the program flow and terrain conditions. While we strive to ensure the accuracy of these numbers, please note that they are intended as estimates. We make every effort to provide the most precise information possible to give you an idea of the overall tour experience.

Note

Guide services can be provided in different languages, depending on the preferences of the group.
Children under 3 years old are free of charge (if no special breakfast is needed). Children from 3 to 12 years old are charged at half the adult price.
If you're interested in extending the tour for additional days, please let us know, and we'll be happy to provide options and prices upon request.
Please note that the indicated price is based on a minimum group size of 8 participants. If the group size is smaller, the price can be adjusted accordingly.

Equipment & Checklist

A summer trip to the lower part of Georgia with kids is a fun and educational experience for the whole family. During the summer months (June to August), temperatures in the lower parts of Georgia can range from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F), so it's important to pack accordingly.

When traveling with kids, it's important to consider their comfort and safety. Here's a comprehensive checklist for your summer trip to the lower parts of Georgia with kids:

Accommodation

The accommodations in this tour are in good and clean 2-3 star hotels with private facilities and are located in excellent central locations. If a hotel name is marked with "* or similar," it means a similar hotel of equivalent or higher class may be provided based on tour dates, group size, and hotel availability. The itinerary section of the program description will specify the exact type of accommodation for each day.

Meals

Eating is an integral part of travel, and with Georgia.to, you will have the opportunity to savor the delicious cuisine that Georgia has to offer. While breakfast is included, some lunches and dinners may be held at local restaurants, giving you the flexibility to choose where, what, and with whom you want to eat. Although meals are not typically included in the trip price, food is generally inexpensive, with an average cost of 10-15 euros per person for dinner or lunch, including drinks. However, our group often eats together to allow for a diverse taste of dishes and for the enjoyment of each other's company, though this is not a requirement.

Transport

In this tour, all transportation is private and tailored to your group's needs. Depending on the size of the group, transportation options can range from a car, a mini-van, or a minibus. In areas with challenging road conditions, a 4x4 vehicle may be used to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. With private transport, you will have the flexibility to customize your itinerary and move around at your own pace.

Guides

Our group tour leaders are the most experienced and knowledgeable individuals with excellent English language skills. If the common language of the group is different, we can provide guides in other foreign languages by coordinating with our travel assistant team. The guide will be available to the group for the entire duration of the trip, and their exact availability is marked in the Itinerary section of the program for each day. Please refer to the Itinerary section to know how long the guide will be available on each day.

Money

In Georgia, the currency is the Georgian Lari (GEL). You can exchange money at banks, exchange offices, and some hotels. Small exchange offices are omnipresent throughout Georgia and offer competitive exchange rates. Your guide will be able to advise you on the best place to exchange money, as exchange rates may vary depending on the location. You can also check the current exchange rates on www.xe.com

Bank cards are widely accepted in restaurants, hotels, and shops, but it is advisable to have some cash as a backup, in case there are issues with local ATM machines or credit cards. However, it is possible that in remote villages, bank cards may not be accepted, so it is best to have some cash on hand. The most widely accepted cards are Visa and MasterCard. We recommend exchanging only small amounts of money at a time, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. It is also advisable to inform your bank in advance of your travel plans to avoid any issues with international transactions.

Tipping

The Georgia.to travel team, including guides, drivers, cooks, etc., are paid a fair wage and do not expect tips. If you choose to leave a gratuity as a way of expressing your satisfaction, please note that damaged or adhesive coins or banknotes cannot be exchanged. Tips can be left at your discretion in envelopes. In restaurants, it is customary to leave 5-10% as a tip.

Health

For your health and safety, it's important to be in good health before traveling to Georgia. Consult with a doctor or travel medicine specialist for recommended vaccines and preventive measures. To prevent insect bites and follow food safety measures, it's best to drink only bottled or treated water and be mindful of what you eat.

Bring enough of your prescription medicine and ensure that it is legal in Georgia if you have a pre-existing medical condition. A basic first-aid kit, including pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, and insect repellent, is also recommended in case of minor illnesses or injuries.

While Georgia has modern medical facilities in cities like Tbilisi and Batumi, it's still wise to have travel insurance in case of unexpected medical expenses. There are no specific health requirements for this trip, but it's important to prioritize your health and safety while traveling.

Visa Requirements for Georgia

Visa requirements for Georgia for foreign citizens vary depending on the country of origin. Citizens of most countries are eligible for a visa-free entry to Georgia for stays of up to one year. However, some countries require a pre-arranged visa, which can be obtained from a Georgian embassy or consulate. It is recommended to check the specific visa requirements for your country of origin before traveling to Georgia. Here is a short list of countries with citizens that do not need a visa to enter Georgia for a stay up to one year:

EU countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and more. Switzerland, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Israel, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico etc.

Please find the exhaustive information on the Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Georgia website: https://www.geoconsul.gov.ge/

Dress Code

When visiting Georgia, it is important to be mindful of the local customs and dress codes, especially when entering religious buildings. In such places, it is expected that visitors dress modestly with women covering their heads and legs. Shorts and skirts above the knee are usually not allowed. Outside of religious buildings, there is a more casual and relaxed dress code with no specific restrictions, and visitors are free to wear what they prefer. It is worth noting that Georgia is a modern and European-influenced country, so visitors may encounter a mix of styles from traditional and contemporary.

Laundry

Laundry service is available at the majority of our hotels for a reasonable fee, usually around 10 euros or less per load. If you need this service, please speak to your guide in advance to arrange it.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not a requirement to enter Georgia, but it is highly recommended. A comprehensive travel insurance policy can provide coverage for trip cancellations, medical expenses, lost or stolen belongings, and emergency evacuation. In case of unexpected events, having travel insurance can provide peace of mind and financial protection. It is important to review the coverage and terms of your travel insurance policy before departing to ensure it meets your specific needs and provides adequate protection while traveling in Georgia.

Safety and Security

Georgia is considered one of the safest countries in the world and visitors can generally feel safe while exploring the country. Crime rates, including pickpocketing, are low and tourists can move around freely without major concerns for their safety. However, as with any destination, it is always advisable to take basic safety precautions, such as keeping valuables out of sight, not carrying large amounts of cash, and being aware of one's surroundings in busy areas.

Safety Tips for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids to Georgia can be a safe and enjoyable experience. However, it's important to be prepared and take necessary precautions to ensure their well-being. Before traveling, make sure to have your children's medical information and any necessary medication on hand. When out and about, keep a close eye on them and be aware of your surroundings. It's also recommended to follow basic food and water safety measures to avoid any illnesses. It is advisable to have a travel insurance plan in place to cover any unexpected medical expenses. Additionally, Georgia.to can provide children seats if necessary, just ask your travel assistant. With these precautions in mind, you and your family can have a safe and memorable trip to Georgia.

Emergency Contact

In case of any emergencies, we are available for support. During office hours (Tbilisi time), you can reach us at +995 591 257 715 for any urgent questions. Additionally, upon booking, you will be provided with a 24/7 personnel travel assistant for the duration of your trip. They will be available to assist you with any needs or concerns.

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