In this article, let’s Discover Georgia in winters.
Explore the hidden wealth of nature, virgin mountains, and hospitable people in rural areas. Get soaked into the warmth of character and true love. Snow-clad paths lead you to meditation and peace. Blue skies and crystal blue water fill our hearts with love.
Georgia in Eastern Europe is a hidden treasure unknown to many people.
CLICK TO GEORGIA FULL ITINERARY
გამარჯობა (gamarjoba) – Hello in Georgia
Major Airports of Georgia – Tbilisi and Batumi
Click here to book Borjomi & Bakuriani: Small Group Full-Day Tour from Tbilisi
- Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic home to Caucasus Mountain villages and the Black Sea beaches.
- It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti.
- Tbilisi is known for its diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.
- If you are planning for Kazbegi and Gudauri’s one-day trip then click here to book your trip.
Winter Activities in Georgia
Click here to book Tbilisi: Kazbegi Full-Day Group Tour
Places to be explored
- East Georgia(Gombori Pass)
- Ananuri Fortress
- Borjomi area
- Green Monastery
- Rabati Castle
I traveled from Tbilisi to all the rural areas of Georgia in the winter month of February to see the snow-clad areas with blue skies and perfect sun. My stay in Tbilisi was at Courtyard Tbilisi by Marriott. Click here to book your stay too as it is located in Independence Square at Tbilisi with superb views of the city.
We hired a local person to make us go through the authentic culture of this place. Because of him, we can taste authentic traditional food in natural and untouched surroundings. Georgia is very different in summers and winters. Both seasons are very beautiful.
Let’s Discover Georgia in winters | Winter activities in Georgia | General Tips –
- Currency – Georgian Lari
- Language – Georgian mostly, but many people dealing with tourists understand English.
- Kazbegi Gudauri Signaghi Borjomi Area Ushguli Tbilisi Try local red wine, which is very sweet in taste, and local fruits like grapes, plums, pomegranates, and berries.
- For local food khachapuri, lobiyani and lobiyo Restaurants must try in Tbilisi – Machkala.
- Homestays are very family-oriented as people welcome their guests, like their relatives or friends.
Recommended 3 days Itinerary for Georgia
- Day 1 – Stay in Tbilisi, and in the early morning, Go to East Georgia in where you cover Bodbe Monastery, Signaghi(City of Love), Wine tasting at the winery in Kakheti, Lopota Lake, Gombori Pass and return back to Tbilisi.
- Day 2 – Go to Jvari Monastery, Mtshekta, Ananuri Fortress, Gudauri /Kazbegi and return to Tbilisi or stay at night in Kazbegi. Click here to book your day trip to Gudauri / Kazbegi
- Day 3 – Come back to Tbilisi and have a Tbilisi city tour by walking around the Narikala fortress and going up to the hill by cable car. Witness the old street ethnic houses of Tbilisi. Also, you can go to Trinity Church, Bridge of Peace, Mtsaminda Park, and Botanical gardens.
5 Days Itinerary – Discover Georgia in winters
- Day 1:– Stay in Tbilisi, and in the early morning, Go to East Georgia, where you cover Bodbe Monastery, Signaghi(City of Love), Wine tasting at winery in Kakheti, Lopota Lake, Gombori Pass, and return back to Tbilisi.
- Day 2:- Very early morning, you go to Borjomi Forest, Gori, and Rabati Castle. Distance is long, so preferred to leave early morning, and if you want to stay near Borjomi the next day, you can see the famous Vardzia caves.
- Day 3 – Go to Jvari Monastery, Mtshekta, Ananuri Fortress, Agravi river bathing Gadauri /Kazbegi, and stay at night in Kazbegi.
- Day 4 – Kazbegi sightseeing and return to Tbilisi and enjoy Tbilisi evenings
- Day 5 Tbilisi city tour by walking around the Narikala fortress and going up to the hill by cable car. Witness the old street ethnic houses of Tbilisi.
- Also, you can go to Trinity Church, Bridge of Peace, Mtsaminda Park, and Botanical gardens. Also, the natural sulfur baths of Tbilisi are famous, and one must try but be cautious if the water is too hot.
SNOW RESORTS OF GEORGIA | GEORGIA IN WINTERS
1.) Gudauri. Click here to buy Gudauri ski pass in advance. Read this for Snow camping tips.
2.) Bakuriani (Check below stay options near the skiing resort of Bakuriani). Click here to purchase a pass for the Hiking in Georgia Tour. As skiing requires special dressing, read more about what to wear skiing – a first-timer guide.
Packing List for Georgia in Winters – Georgia Winter Vacation Planner
Shopping – Sweets made from Grape juice and nuts, Red wine, Handicrafts like meenakari jewelry and woolen stuff made from original sheep wool and fur.
As this is a winter trip, try to carry a lot of thermal wear and ski related stuff for ski resorts. Read about what to bring packing list for Winter Holidays.
GEORGIA VIDEO TOUR
USEFUL READS BEFORE PLANNING FOR GEORGIA IN WINTERS
- Georgia Itinerary with many options and ideas.
- Vegetarian Georgian Food Guide.
- Tbilisi City Tour.
- Kazbegi Things To Do.
- Mtskheta City Tour.
- Uplistsikhe or Gori Cave Town Tour.
- Rabati Castle / Borjomi Forest Tour.
- 25 Things to know before you plan for Georgia.
- Select perfect Hotel Stay In Tbilisi.
- Wine Tour to Kakheti / Signaghi from Tbilisi.
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Georgia looks gorgeous. I love the snow and the architecture here. great guide.
Georgia is somewhere I didn’t know much about until recently. Now it’s been blowing up on my social media feed, everyone keeps talking about it with me. Your article has just topped the list. I need to get to Georgia. Hopefully this winter thanks to your post.
I have always wanted to visit Georgia but I am thinking of doing it in spring time. This post, however, has made me consider that winter would also be an interesting time. I can’t wait to see this beautiful country.
Looks beautiful during the winter. I never considered Georgia but may add it to my list!
Georgia sounds a great country to visit and there’s so much to do there. The local red wine sounds amazing.
It would be awesome to be able to visit countries like Georgia. It is not that “touristy” The views and the food look fantastic! Hope to get there someday!
I didnt know about this place yet. Its on my list now. Thanks!
Wow Georgia is beautiful! It’s a long way from me back in England, but i’d love to visit one day, perhaps I summer though as I’m always cold!
Ive never been here but I would love to! It is a great idea to get a local to show you around
Georgia is a very unique place to be travelling to! Must be a great experience knowing that you might be one of the few person who visited this place! That is intressting kind of soup! Or is it a soup? What is it?
It’s so interesting to know about the monasteries in Georgia, I forget that it’s mainly orthodox, so of course many churches and monasteries. The wine sounds different, and sweeter than traditional ones from the Mediterranean. That’s nice to know the people are friendly there and treated you like family and friends!
Georgia is just beautiful and it looks more beautiful with your lens! Thanks for sharing your experience! I would love to visit Georgia someday soon! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!
Your pictures and suggestions are fabulous. I also thought this was Georgia USA at first, but well, the pics were a dead give away haha. If I ever make it there, I’ll be sure to take your advice/ suggestions along
My sister is in Georgia and she has been inviting me to visit her. Hope one day we can find time to visit her and see this beautiful place 🙂
I’ve never been to Georgia before and haven’t even considered it but your itinery and pictures make it sound very appealing!
Georgia makes me feel like I’m in Far Cry 4 haha, even the places names match! Also, I absolutely love your pictures! <3 Thanks for the info, this is on my bucket list now!
I just love your photos. Especially the one of your Sweetie holding the cloud. Too cute. Admittedly, it’s hard for me to think about snow right now .. so I’ll definitely be checking out your post about Georgia in the summer time! x
I love this post, and that’s largely because it brings back so many memories. But my oh my those roads are tough in winter, right? We made our way all the way up to Kazbegi and the views were just ridiculous! Thanks for the post!
Where’s Georgia ? Seems like familiar to me . I’ve visited many country before when I was a seamen . Perhaps I was there to . Thank you for sharing a great tour suggestion , that will help much the visitors to find an idea what to do when they get there .
It was a soviet part earlier now an independent country between Russia n Turkey
One of my friends spent a days in Georgia a few months ago and loved it. There are always travel deals to Tbilisi from this region so I may go there and follow your itinerary. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve never been to Georgia in the winter or summer but now owuld actually consider going in the winter. I love me some delicious georgian food though.
When I first saw the title I thought this was going to be about the US state Georgia. However, this looks like a great place to visit.
I have never been to Georgia but would like to make a visit. Looks beautiful!