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Frequently Asked Questions

How much total price I have to pay ?

 

It depends on the package price. Our price starts from AED 999 per person.

 

What does your package includes ?

 

Please select any package and check inclusions tab. Usually all our packages are inclusive below.

 

Return flight tickets

Hotel stay in private double occupancy room

Daily buffet  Breakfast

Airport to hotel transfer

Hotel to airport transfer

Baggage allowance

Group On Holidays representative

Free wi-fi in hotel

All taxes

All service charges

 

Are the VISA charges included in the price of the package ?

 

For Georgia Tbilisi :

All passport holders having UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia residency stamp on the passport are entitled to get Free VISA on arrival. For others, you can opt to pay AED 150 charges (non-refundable) to arrange e-VISA by Group On Holidays in 5 working days.

 

For Azerbaijan :

Group On Holidays arrange e-VISA in 48 working hours for AED 150 per VISA application charges for citizens of below mentioned countries. UAE residency VISA is not required. We need your passport copy and address only.

 

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentine, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican, Vietnam

 

What is the price for children ?

 

Full price for children over 24 months old. If you are comfortable to purchase by making payment through bank transfer also you are comfortable to share 1 family room for 2 adults and 2 children, we are pleased to offer you AED 100 discount per child. 

 

Can I combine any two packages together ?

 

No, unfortunately you can only choose to travel with the existing offers that we provide.

 

Can I extend my stay ?

 

We do not recommend to make any changes as our fixed departures are well planned in advance with advance purchase resulting low price. However in case you are group of minimum 10 person, we can do customization.

 

What is group booking discount ?

 

Our price is same for all as it is fixed price departures however in case you are group of minimum 10 people, please let us know.

 

I am a single traveler, do I need to pay anything extra ?

 

Yes, all our packages are inclusive double occupancy room. As you are single traveler, single occupancy room to be provided for an extra supplement to be checked in package.

 

Can you accommodate me with anyone because I don’t want to pay single traveler supplement ?

 

Sorry, we do not provides sharing with stranger.

 

What type of room you provides ?

 

Please check room type here applicable for single booking made for specified number of travelers.

 

1 person – 1 room on single occupancy (extra supplement applicable)

2 person – 1 room on double occupancy

3 person – 1 room on double occupancy (you can directly pay and take extra bed in case you need)

4 person – 2 rooms on double occupancy

5 person – 2 rooms on double occupancy (you can directly pay and take extra bed in case you need)

6 person – 2 rooms on triple occupancy

 

Can I choose my dates ?

 

No, all our fixed departures are with fixed dates that can not be changed.

 

Is there any meal included ?

 

Please check inclusions in package you select. Usually our packages are inclusive breakfast. We stop our bus at a place where all types of restaurants are available where you can take your lunch/dinner on direct payment.

 

Where can I check flight, hotel, itinerary and other details in package ?

 

Please click on the package you are interested. Inside the package details these are tabs to check flights, hotel, itinerary, inclusion and all other details.


What type of vehicle you use for sightseeing tour ?

We usually use Mercedes Benz Buses however it is not guaranteed as final vehicle to be decided as per group size however all our vehicles are equipped with AC and comfortable seats.

 

Do have any other destination ?

 

All our available destinations listed on website https://www.GroupOnHolidays.com We advice you to subscribe on website to get latest deal, news and information about our new destination launch.


Any extra supplement or charges to be paid by me ?


Point 1. Our basic package is not inclusive mandatory supplement for sightseeing tour and travel insurance. 

Point 2. while going to Kazbegi in sightseeing tour, our bus goes upto a certain point after which it is narrow street to be covered by small Jeeps that to be paid directly by customer. Usually it is for GEL 10-15 per person as per season

Point 3. Meals (lunch & dinner) not inclusive in our basic package.

Point 4. We provides 1 water bottle per person during sightseeing, any extra bottles to be purchased on direct payment basis.


What is the best period to travel to Georgia ?

Georgia is famous for its all year round travel opportunities. Depending on the activities pursued travellers find it attractive to visit basically any time of the year. Spring (starting from April till early June) and autumn (from September to late November) are the best seasons for those who prefer cultural and historical tours, as the weather is mostly warm, with occasional wind and rain. Summer is great in Georgia, especially if you decide to spend it trekking high in the mountains of Svaneti, Kazbegi or Tusheti, or travel to the Western part of the country to enjoy the Black Sea. Winter time is very popular among ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Gudauri and Bakuriani winter resorts are the first to pop up in mind.

What is the distance between major tourist cities and places in Georgia

The table below highlights the distance between the cities, major tourist attractions and basic border crossing points in Georgia: 

Cities / PlacesDistance, km
Tbilisi – Mtskheta20
Tbilisi – Telavi100
Tbilisi – Sighnaghi115
Tbilisi – Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)150
Tbilisi – Gudauri120
Tbilisi – Gori80
Tbilisi – Borjomi155
Tbilisi – Uplistsikhe (cave town)90
Tbilisi – Kutaisi230
Tbilisi – Mestia460
Tbilisi – Batumi365
Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) – Gori180
Telavi – Kutaisi310
Tbilisi – Vardzia (cave town)260
Tbilisi – David Gareja (monastery)80
Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe (Rabat fortress)55
Tbilisi – Sadakhlo (border with Armenia)75
Tbilisi – Dariali (border with Russia)160
Tbilisi – Lagodekhi (border with Azerbaijan)160
Tbilisi – Sarpi (border with Turkey)385

How much money a person is allowed to bring in cash to Georgia

There is no cash limit a visitor may bring to Georgia. But if the amount exceeds 30,000 GEL (Georgian Lari) or its equivalent it is necessary to fill out a custom declaration form and declare your money.

What is the currency in Georgia ?

National currency of Georgia is Lari (GEL). 1 USD = 2.56 GEL & 1 AED = 0.70 GEL (keep changing) . Currently there are lari banknotes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 denominations, and coins of 1 and 2 laris. 

Is Georgian food suitable for vegetarians ?

There are a number of vegetarian friendly dishes in traditional Georgian cuisine. Among the most popular dishes are Khachapuri (cheese filled pies or cheese filled breads that vary depending on the region), Khinkali (Georgian dumplings; make sure you order them with either cheese, mushrooms or vegetables), Lobio or Lobiani (bean stew served in a clay jar), baked mushrooms with Sulguni cheese (traditionally served in a clay pot), Churchkhella (Georgian candy made from grape jelly and nut), Jonjoli (pickled shrub flowers), walnut paste and some more.

Which mobile operators work in Georgia ?

In Georgia the following mobile operators provide communication services: - MAGTI - GeoCell - Beeline

Can a tourist subscribe to Georgian mobile operator ?

Yes, foreign citizens can subscribe to any of Georgian mobile operators. ID or passport is required for subscription.

What is the difference between traditional Georgian wine making and European way of wine making ?

Georgian traditional wine making process is different from that of European wines. Winemaking traditions that count 8000 years of history, today mainly concentrated in Kakheti, Eastern region of the country. The major distinguishing feature is that wine is fermented and stored in Qvevris – egg-shaped earthenware vessels. Qvevri is buried under the ground, that way an optimal temperature for ageing and storage is guaranteed. Traditional Qvevri wines are unique in their composition and have rich distinctive bouquet and taste. The most widespread are dry and semi-dry red and white wines. Click here to find more about the traditional way of Georgian winemaking.

Georgian alphabet is unique. Are street signs in Georgia displayed in other languages ?

All major cities of Georgia have street signs in two languages, Georgian and English. There are also English language direction signs and brief explanatory notes in most tourist places like Tbilisi old town, center of Batumi, or main tourist attractions throughout the country.

Are credit cards accepted in Georgia ?

VISA, MasterCard cards are accepted almost everywhere in Georgia.

Is it possible to exchange Georgian lari (GEL) back into Euro or US Dollars at departure ?

Yes, lari can be exchanged in Tbilisi international airport, as well as at any other international airports or train stations in Georgia, or at any currency exchange booths throughout the country. Exchange booths mostly operate with the following currencies: US dollar, Euro, Turkish lira, UK pound, Russian ruble. Depending on the amount to be exchanged you may be required to present your ID.