Hello! I’m glad you’re visiting my page. My name is Giorgi and I’m a private guide from Tbilisi – Georgia.
I graduated from the Tbilisi State University for the Philology, Georgian Language and Literature, than continued my research in Folklore and Ethnology. I’ve been an independent tour guide for over 10 years.
I have traveled and studied in several foreign Countries (USA, UK, France and Turkey) in the past, worked in different hotels of England, so familiar with western style service which we lack sometimes in Georgia.
My motto is: promise less, do more, so every time I have some surprises for you.
I’m PhD graduate in Folklore, have good knowledge of all regions of Georgia, especially mountainous part where my ancestry is from. So if you are interested deeply explore traditions and culture of this unique country I can tell you something more than others.
My aim is to show country in depth. Most important part of the trip is the feeling of curiosity caused by cultural difference, but you must be on a right place at the right time. As majority of travel companies or guides are orientated to show standard tourist attractions, these sites not always can provide you with the proper impression about the country. While nature, cuisine or Georgian wines are important part of the trip, I think, most impressive thing is everyday life of villagers, especially life of highlanders as they are very traditional and still follow ancient style of life. There are some places, where people still live in old towers or stone made houses, use caw dung as fuel or construction material, with handmade tools produce cheese, butter and other products. My goal is to enrich your holiday with new experience, with something different what you couldn’t see or feel in your country or elsewhere and this can be achieved if you become one of us. It’s like stage where we play role to be Georgian, and within this role there are many interesting topics or layers of culture, history, religion, habits and traditions, politics etc.. depending on your interests, we will touch probably many of those and this will help us create full image of my country. I just hardly understand people who doesn’t want to learn, explore and fully enjoy our country, who places iron curtain and stay as a stranger from arrival up to departure, then what’s the sense of travel?!
During mountain tours we will stay with locals or at my village house in mountains, depending on a route. It’s possible to participate in cheese, butter making process or cook some popular dishes from Georgian cuisine, try homemade vodka-moonshine or even distill it, if you wish.
I don’t want to talk a lot about myself how smart, kind or good I am. Better if others evaluate, just want to tell you: if you love nature, mountains and wildlife, want to familiarize with local culture, if you know the pleasure of fatigue which you pay for hiking up the hill, if you know what’s the feeling to be closer to the sky_ you are on the right place.
Basically, I have included all interesting places in my itineraries list, You can check most popular destinations: Shatili, Kazbegi, Svaneti, Tusheti etc.
All tours will be conducted by 4/4 luxury Range Rover L322 with 3 seats or in the case of larger groups and for mountain tours by A/C comfortable minivan. Comfort and safety during the travel should be important point, as in general, technical condition of vehicles not so high in Georgia.
Usually we have good tour if people like to open their heart, I hate formal relations, so during my tours we are also like one family, some people like this, some don’t. So after tour I have lot’s of friends and of course people with whom I couldn’t deal, from my words you can decide whether you wish to book the tour or not.
To be short, If you are educated, well mannered, open minded and love mountains, you are welcome.