DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [With Suggested Tours]

By Lyza Paloma January 11th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, DIY Travel, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 8 Comments

Do you want to travel to Tbilisi? Here’s our DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia, with suggested tours.

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia
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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.

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Things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia

1. Get lost on the cobble-stoned streets of Old Town

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia
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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

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi,
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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

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia
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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

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia
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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

Budget Hotel

Wine Symphony Boutique Hotel

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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

Mid-Range Hotel

Hotel Piazza

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia

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

Luxury Hotel

The Terrace Boutique Hotel

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia

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

Azarphesha

DIY Travel Guide to 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.

Sakhli #11

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia

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!

Sormoni Meidan

DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia

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.

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

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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8 thoughts on “DIY Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [With Suggested Tours]

  1. I am planning to visit your country this coming January but I don`t have your visa, credit card. Can I use my debit card or traveler’s check? if ever I need some information which airport do I port to? I am travel alone and diable cardholders. Do I need insurance for 5 days visit?

  2. Great article! We might follow yout ititnerary also for our Christmas trip. Btw, is it true that your need an invitation letter when you apply for your visa?

  3. Hi,

    Can you please advise me if it’s okay to bring dirhams or should i bring USD?

    thanks!

  4. Great info and guide!
    What month did you go?
    We are planning to go in october, is gudauri or ski resort open that time?

  5. Tbilisi and Georgia really is one of our highlights of 2016. It really is an amazing place with so much amazing food. 🙂

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Written by Lyza Paloma

Lyza is a native of Leyte who spent 10 years studying and working in Cebu before working for Two Monkeys Travel. She decided to stop daydreaming and started to pursue her dreams of traveling to the Philippines and the world. She has already been to 4 countries in Asia and 18 provinces in the Philippines. She’s flexible and can travel solo, with friends, or family. Besides traveling, she loves organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends.

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