Mountain scenery, vineyards, old churches, and fusion cuisine lingering in local kitchens: this is Georgia, a gem on the crossroads between south-east Europe and north-west Asia. Walkers, cyclists, rafters and even skiers will be right at home here, especially around the big ticket Caucasus Mountains. Top of the list for visitor destinations includes the vibrant Tbilisi, home to an exhilarating cable car ride which takes in key tourist areas, and this is the place to be to experience the best of Georgian art and culture. Also high on must-see lists is Batumi with its charming rejuvenated old town, plentiful restaurants, and pretty Boulevard Park. Don’t forget the feast for your senses that will herald your arrival in Kutaisi and its large indoor market. Recreate some local recipes with the best in local produce. It may not be an obvious holiday destination, but that makes the whole experience all the more authentic.