Do you want to travel to Tbilisi? Here’s our DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia, with suggested tours.
The capital of Georgia (the country) is no other than Tbilisi. How to pronounce it? T-Bih-Lee-See. Repeat it 5 times so that you could get the hang of it. This lovely center is filled with gorgeous medieval-style architecture that will make you in awe. If you are here, this travel guide to Tbilisi, Georgia, will help you know what to do, where to stay, and where to eat.
Things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia
1. Get lost on the cobble-stoned streets of Old Town
Go to the heart of Tbilisi, the Old Town. With narrow streets and impressive buildings with different styles of architecture built centuries ago, you will appreciate the history and life of the Country. It is also home to many cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops. It’s definitely on our travel guide to Tbilisi, Georgia!
Suggested Tour: Tbilisi Old Town Walking Tour
2. Check out the gorgeous churches of Tbilisi
The most prevalent religion in the country is the Georgian Orthodox Church, one of the world’s oldest. One of its founders is the apostle Andrew. As it is one of the oldest in the country, you will see many Orthodox churches in Tbilisi. To name a few, they are Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi and Anchiskhati Basilica of St. Mary.
Suggested Tour: City Sightseeing and Wine Tasting Tour
3. Stroll the Narikala Fortress
Up above Old Town is a fortress built in the 4th century and expanded in the 7th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Ride a cable car to reach the top and get a view of the charming city. The best time to go is during the golden hour as the sunset makes the scenery more breathtaking.
Suggested Tour: Full-Day Tbilisi and Mtskheta Tour
4. Walk on the Bridge of Peace
Don’t worry, there are also modern structures in Tbilisi, and one of them is the Bridge of Peace. This pedestrian bridge opened in 2010, linking the Old Town to Rike Park. Fun fact: It’s nick-named “Always Ultra,” an American brand making napkins or maxi-pad as it’s said to resemble one.
Suggested Tour: Walking Tour with Lunch
5. Enjoy Mtatsminda Amusement Park
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An Amusement park is actually located on top of Mt. Mtatsminda, giving you another stunning view of Tbilisi. You will be riding a funicular up towards the mountain to start your adventure. There’s a giant Ferris Wheel, waters slides, roller coasters, and a Ghost castle! Who says Tbilisi is old and boring?
Suggested Tour: Private Walking and Driving Tour
Where to stay in Tbilisi, Georgia
Set in Tbilisi City, 6 km from Freedom Square, Wine Symphony Boutique Hotel offers accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a garden. The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer, and a desk. At the hotel, all rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.
Price: Starts at USD 15 for a Standard Double Room
Located in the heart of the old city of Tbilisi, Hotel Piazza offers modern accommodation in a historical surrounding with monuments and beautiful traditional architecture. Every room comes with a flat-screen satellite TV, a work desk, and a minibar. They also offer a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Certain units feature views of the garden or city. Private bathrooms come with a shower.
Price: Starts at USD 40 for an Economy Double Room
Featuring a tour desk, ticket service, and 24-hour front desk, The Terrace Hotel is situated in Tbilisi, 1 km from Rustaveli Metro Station. The rooms offer air conditioning, an electric kettle, a seating area, and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The bathrooms include a hairdryer, bidet, and free toiletries.
Price: Starts at USD 100 per night for a Standard Double Room
Where to Eat in Tbilisi, Georgia
Address: 2 Ingorokva Street
If you want some Georgian Food, then you can check out this restaurant. It’s a nice cozy restaurant with affordable food and friendly staff. The eggplant, bread, dumplings, and salad are highly recommended. They are many vegetarian-options here.
Address: G.Tabidze St., 11
In the middle of Old Town is another excellent Georgian Restaurant serving local cuisine and wine. You will find the atmosphere and place perfectly. Highly recommended are the Khachapuri (cheese bread), chicken, honey cake, and wine. You will indeed have a great lunch here!
Address: Gorgasali St. 3
Ending our travel guide to Tbilisi is the Sormoni Meidan Restaurant. It serves Eastern Europe, Barbecue, and Wine Bar with Vegan Options. It’s also located in Old Town and one of the favorites of locals and travelers. With a cozy atmosphere and delicious food, you would want to come here again and again.
About the Writer
Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and I fell in love with the experience. I aim to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.
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