In May, 2017 I took two private tours with John. We had a full day as he drove up into the mountains to Sachkhere and Chiatura. We visited both churches and important house-museums, as well as enjoyed a delicious lunch in a spectacular location along a stream in Sachkhere. I also enjoyed off-the-beaten-path sites in the Mtskheta area, visiting both a Syrian Orthodox men’s monastery (where Aramaic — the language Jesus spoke – is used), and a small female monastery. Enjoyed a great lunch in Mtskheta that gave us views over the city — of Jvari Church and Monastery and Samtavro convent. John is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and flexible. Was thrilled to see sites I’d never seen with him. I’d definitely go on a private tour with John again. Thanks, John!