John Graham Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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In depth, curated, cultural: only the exquisite, rare, and exceptional. Our small groups are self-selecting; come if you are curious and open minded, and enjoy the finest in historical sites, local cuisine and wines, with the preparation and logistical management to make you feel like you don't have to worry about a thing.
Tbilisi, Georgia

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RedondoTraveler
Redondo Beach, CA9 contributions
Aug 2022
It has been two weeks since we returned from our Walking in the Caucasus (West). As I look through my many pictures and share our experiences with family and friends, I am grateful to have had this opportunity to see this beautiful country with John Graham tours.

This particular tour combined hiking in the Svaneti and Racha highlands with cultural visits to old churches and monasteries. We also opted for the Kazbegi extension - and our so happy we did so! Our guides told the stories of the frescoes, gathered their singing friends for Georgian chant and city songs, and adapted nimbly to unpredictable changes in weather! Our fellow travelers were curious, interesting people who added to the tour with their questions and shared life experiences.

If you have any interest in exploring this part of the world, I encourage you to consider doing so with John Graham Tours!
Written September 26, 2022
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Mark D
Louveciennes, France86 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We visited Georgia with a small group of friends in March 2022. Our 2 week tour was expertly organised by John Graham throughout. We started by visiting Tbilisi where the National Museum allowed an early flavour of what was to come. We enjoyed a night at the Ballet in the National Opera House as a bonus. In our 12 days we had the opportunity of visiting all the regions of the country with temperatures between 27°C to snow on the mountains at a ski resort. We stayed in very comfortable hotels and John assured a wide variety of excellent foods and the historic local amber and red wines.

John has a very deep understanding of the history, culture and music of this fascinating country and is a great raconteur! Would thoroughly recommend a visit with John.
Written May 2, 2022
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Mark, it was wonderful traveling with you, I would welcome the opportunity again in the future! Please give me another chance to convert you to the amber wines... and we have all of West Georgia and Svaneti yet to explore not to mention Armenia and Turkey. All best!
Written August 29, 2022
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Barbara S
McLean, Virginia, United States5 contributions
May 2022
We took a private tour through Imereti and into Svaneti exploring the edge of the Greek empire [Colchis] and the Svaneti region. The tour exceeded the highest expectations of our exceptionally well-traveled group. I highly recommend John and his company, including our outstanding guide Dato Berdize, for customized tours focused on Georgia's history, archaeology, and cultural traditions. If you're a cultural history geek, this company is for you.
Written June 16, 2022
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Barbara, your group was one of a kind. Only such open-minded folks as yourselves can truly appreciate the depth of what Georgia and Georgian culture has to offer the world. Come back again for a longer trip!
Written August 29, 2022
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Helen_from_Vermont
Manchester, VT5 contributions
Oct 2022
My husband and I recently returned from our tour of western Georgia, followed by an extension tour north to the Kazbegi region, both through John Graham tours. John was our tour guide on the western tour - he is immensely knowledgable. His stories added great depth to the experience. The schedule was flexible enough that we were able to take advantage of serendipitous opportunities that presented themselves along the way. For the extension tour we had a local Georgian guide, Dato, who shared his also extensive knowledge. Both John and Dato took great care of their charges. The whole experience was enjoyable and I would highly recommend any of John's tours to others who would be interested in learning about some fascinating and beautiful places.
Written November 6, 2022
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E S
Rouen, France5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Terribly unprofessional - I've requested a quote for a day tour, they replied they didn't do day tours, and followed by unsolicited advice to skip Stalin's museum, saying it was a "terrible place, but suit yourself".

I haven't asked for such an opinion and to pour on me their personal resentment. So this was terribly unprofessional, offensive and just stupid, I certainly won't be their client.
Written August 19, 2022
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The actual substance of my response: For historians, there could be some interest in the Soviet style presentation of the cult leader, which hasn't changed in attitude since the 1940s. But in general I don't patronize the museum because the curators refuse to give a nuanced perspective on the life of one of the 20th century's worst mass murderers. Georgians know who and how many were killed by psychopaths like Lavrenti Beria, on the direct order of Stalin. It's a story of trauma and pain. The museum, if anything, should show the pain and trauma that one man was able inflict on millions of civilians during his reign of murder, rather than the semi-glorification of his brave youth. I recommend instead the Soviet Occupation exhibit, fourth floor of the Georgian National Museum, Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi, for some limited context. Even there, they have a shallow presentation of the full effects of the Stalin-initiated purges in 1924 and 1937. What is your interest in the Stalin Museum?
Written August 29, 2022
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basiak203
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
This was a unique and unforgettable tour which I would highly recommend to anyone with a sense of adventure and curiosity. I could not have asked for a better introduction to Georgia. Paul and John immersed us in the culture, history and cuisine from day 1. The organisation was meticulous and the guides patient and knowledgeable throughout. I particularly loved the stunning landscapes of the Svaneti region and the hikes we did in this area. Thank you for the entire experience. I feel richer for having been on this tour and plan to return on a John Graham tour in future.
Written October 25, 2022
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Tony Reif
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Aug 2022
I agree completely with Neil about John Graham's Caucasus West August tour to Racha, Svaneti and the Baltic coast (Batumi was a trip!). Amazing scenery, doable walks/hikes for older folks, expert commentary by the two excellent guides about the terrain, churches, museum displays etc. I'd never taken a guided tour before, but the care John lavishes on every aspect of his tours, constantly tinkering with the itinerary and accommodations, makes them a sympathetic and generally comfortable way to experience the further reaches of Georgia for first-timers like me. I took the 3-day Kazbegi extension with two others from the main tour - highly recommended for mountain lovers as the central N. Caucasus is much drier than the west and quite different scenically.
Written September 21, 2022
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Neil D
1 contribution
Aug 2022
The "Walking in the Caucasus" (West Georgia) tour was above and beyond my expectations for hiking and cultural experiences. After fifty years of international travel it was great to find new places to explore and to do so with a very well organized tour. This was the first group tour my wife and I have ever done and it was exceptionally well planned with a balance of hiking, culture, and food. The guides, from whom I learned a lot, were first rate and clearly enjoyed sharing their knowledge and experience. Unforgettable in the best way.
Written September 14, 2022
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EduardoVV_DC
Lima, Peru4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
The tour was extremely well organized. We were a group 3 friends from Peru and Paraguay. Coordination prior to our trip was impeccable and it continued to be outstanding all along the trip. We visited great places, stayed in very good hotels, had nice food and very good local wines. John is very knowledgeable and was always paying attention to details and successfully accommodating to everyone’s needs. Roseanna, our guide for the Armenia leg of the trip, was a kind lady and also very helpful. We had unforgettable memories. I would strongly recommend John’s tour to everyone that is interested in traveling to Georgia and Armenia.
Written July 2, 2022
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Thank you Eduardo, I really enjoyed all of our conversations together. You are truly a world traveler!
Written August 29, 2022
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Melanie Hamilton
12 contributions
Jun 2020
John is the best tour guide imaginable - friendly, laid back, and extremely knowledgable. We toured Mtskehta with him and from start to finish he answered every question thoroughly and accurately, We spent the entire day with him and there wasn't a single dull moment. John has a true passion for history and teaching which makes him the perfect guide to answer any and all questions! The sites we visited were incredible but his knowledge of all the nooks and crannies is what made it a more meaningful and memorable trip. We really can't recommend him enough and look forward to more tours in the future.
Written June 24, 2020
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