Private jet charter and flights to Georgia
Sandwiched between Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey at the intersection of Europe and Asia, the former Soviet republic of Georgia is a diverse destination that blends rich heritage with an enthusiastic nod to the 21st Century. Outdoor adventurers can hike, cycle, ski and raft through the country’s spectacular mountain scenery, while for culture vultures there are cave cities, ancient cathedrals and a burgeoning arts scene to explore. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service.
Urbanites should base themselves in capital city Tbilisi, where tradition and modernity beautifully collide. The Old Town’s cobblestoned streets and twisting alleys are scattered with a vibrant hotchpotch of architecture that hints at the country’s complex history, from Eastern Orthodox churches to Soviet Modernist buildings. Towering above it all are the reconstructed 4th-century Narikala Fortress and the imposing Kartlis Deda statue. In contrast to this preservation of the past, Tbilisi is also home to a flourishing fashion, arts and nightlife scene as the younger generation drives a booming creative renaissance. New galleries, restaurants and bars playing the latest electro beats infuse the city with an infectious progressive energy.
Most people visit Georgia’s rural regions in July and August, when the climate is perfect for hiking through the spectacular northern mountains and unwinding along the western Black Sea coast. Marking the border between Georgia and Russia, Caucasus is Europe’s tallest range and boasts rugged landscapes dotted with hidden villages and hairpin roads. Visit the small town of Kazbegi and admire the iconic view of hilltop church Tsminda Sameba, silhouetted against Mount Kazbek’s snow-capped peak. Over on the coast, enjoy the lively seaside culture of Georgia’s second-largest city, Batumi, or opt for a more tranquil retreat in family-friendly Ureki, whose magnetic sand beach has therapeutic properties.
Skiing is the mountain pursuit of choice during the winter months – the main resort, Gadauri, features a range of terrains for all ages and abilities along with an English-speaking ski school for Western visitors. This time of year is also peak cultural season in Georgia’s cities, with endless operas, plays, concerts and art exhibitions to enjoy away from the stifling summer crowds. For an unforgettable glimpse of the country’s past, journey south to the ancient cave monastery of Vardzia, a spectacular underground city of rock-hewn chambers that was built in the 12th Century to provide sanctuary from potential Mongol Empire invasions.
Wine plays a big role in Georgian culture and it’s thought the drink originated here, after archaeologists discovered the earliest traces of wine production dating back as far as 8,000 B.C. The country’s lush valleys are dotted with sprawling vineyards, including the ancient wine-growing region of Kakheti where 70% of the country’s grapes are produced. It’s well worth booking a visit to learn how the wine is made in giant clay jars buried underground – an age-old, UNESCO-protected method.
Tbilisi International Airport flies visitors into the Georgian capital, while Batumi International Airport is another good option for overseas travellers. Simply contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Georgia.