Georgia

Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is a land of contrast. A former Soviet republic, Georgia is home to Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. For thousands of years traders and adventurers have crossed through here on the historic Silk Road, and their legacy remains today through the fascinating culture and ancient monuments.

There is much to see, from UNESCO-listed churches and monasteries, to dramatic gorges silhouetted in front of snow-capped mountains and lush valleys. History is everywhere you turn, from the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe to Gori, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. Georgia is also famous for its viticulture and wine, which has been produced here for almost 10,000 years.