Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Read our Tbilisi travel guide to help you have an idea with your next journey to this wonderful and cobblestoned capital of Georgia.

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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If you’re thinking of going to Georgia, then you must know that Tbilisi, its capital, is a must-visit. The old town, fortresses, museums, and ruins would give you a deeper insight about the country’s rich and interesting history. The unique architecture of the Orthodox churches, buildings, and other structures are all worth it. Offering a panoramic and picturesque view, anyone would definitely have a wonderful trip here. So to know more about this city, we made a Tbilisi travel guide just for you!

Tbilisi Travel Guide: Places to Visit in Tbilisi, Georgia

1. Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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Going here would make you feel the old days that are gone by. The Old Town Tbilisi is very atmospheric. The old narrow cobblestone streets and balconies are very cozy. There is so much history here that you can find a citadel, a temple, the remains of a fortress, a bathhouse, etc. There are also many restaurants that you can eat at, drink coffee, or a glass of wine.

Suggested Tour: Tbilisi: Old Town Walking Tour

2. Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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Travel by air tramway from one side of the river to the top of the hill overlooking Tbilisi. This is the best way to see the city in an areal mode. It takes less than 5 minutes to get to the top. You will find a botanical garden, a fortress, shops, and a cafeteria on the top. Ready your camera for some wonderful panoramic shots!

3. Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is the third tallest Eastern Orthodox Cathedral in the world. The building itself is a combination of Georgian, as well as Byzantine architecture. Inside, you will find stunning art that is absolutely impressive.

4. Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater

This theatre is located right in the middle of the city and the theater itself is worth visiting. The structure and design are really different since the architectural side of the theatre are rather unusual as it is not a straight standing little building.

5. Jinvali Water Reservoir

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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A reservoir with clean fresh water. Not only that the views are amazing but you can also find Georgian handmade craft there, this is the place you should visit if you will decide to travel in Georgia.

Suggested Tour: Tbilisi: Jvari Monastery, Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi Tour

6. Narikala Fortress

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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An ancient fortress dating back to the 4th Century. The Mother of Armenia statue is situated just near to the Fortress. And from this vantage point, you can see a very wide view of Tbilisi and the Mtkvan River.

Suggested Tour: Tbilisi: City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Georgian National Museum

To get a deeper understanding of Georgia, this is the place you should visit. The rich history of the country is there to read and learn about. A wonderful museum that’s consists of the earliest hominids, through the Stone Age and right up to the present day. Everything inside the museum is well laid out, absolutely worth the entrance fee.

Suggested Your: Tbilisi: Walking Sightseeing Tour

8. The Bridge of Peace

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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The Bridge of Peace provides a unique contrast to most of the city of Tbilisi in terms of its architectural design. It runs over the river and set amongst the historically rich, gorgeous buildings of Tbilisi. At night, it is gorgeously lit that offers a great photo opportunity. You can also visit the nearby flea market during your trip here.

Suggested Tour: Tbilisi by Night Walking Tour

9. Rustaveli Avenue

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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This is one of the main streets of the city that has restaurants, shops, open spaces with entertainers along the way. Here, you can feel a dynamic and vibrant city life. There are also plenty of museums and historical places you can explore.

Suggested Tour: Tbilisi: Private Walking and Driving Tour of the City

10. National Botanical Garden of Georgia

Nature lovers won’t regret visiting this beautiful garden. You can literally walk around here for the whole day and be able to see a waterfall, different kinds of flowers, trees, plants, bridges, etc. If you still have some time left in Tbilisi and you want some tranquility, this is the place you should be.

Tbilisi Travel Guide: Sample Weekend Itinerary to Tbilisi, Georgia

Day 1 – Weekend Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia

Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi – Visit the atmospheric old town of Tbilisi. You can find other tourist destinations here such as a fortress, citadel, etc.

Georgian National Museum – For a starter and getting to know more about Georgia, this national museum has the information for you.

Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater – Be amazed by the theater’s unique architecture. Located just in the middle of the city, you won’t have a hard time finding it.

Day 2 – Weekend Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia

Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi – Have a wonderful view of the whole city of Tbilisi in this tram experience. Not only that but you can also enjoy the botanical garden, shops, a fortress, and a cafeteria on top.

The Bridge of Peace – Don’t forget to visit this stunning bridge over the river in Tbilisi. Although it is equally beautiful both day and night, going here in the evening is much more romantic as the bridge is illuminated.

Rustaveli Avenue – You can find restaurants and shops here. You can also visit museums and historical places for an added adventure.

Day 3 – Weekend Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia

National Botanical Garden of Georgia – After days of exploring Tbilisi, unwind here at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia. This is the place where you can escape from the hustle and noise of the city.

Tbilisi Travel Guide: Where to Stay in Tbilisi, Georgia

*All prices are subject to change.

Where to Stay in Tbilisi, Georgia if you’re a Backpacker

Almeto Hotel

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Almeto Hotel features air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi. The classic-style rooms feature a wardrobe. The private bathrooms come with a shower. The hotel offers buffet breakfast. Guests can also benefit from a number of restaurants located just a short walk away.

Price: Starts at $23 per night for Standard Twin Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Nishi Hotel

Nishi Hotel features rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Tbilisi City. The hotel has family rooms. The nearest airport is Tbilisi International Airport, 18 km from Nishi Hotel.

Price: Starts at $23 per night for Standard Twin Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Hotel Salo

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

All of the air-conditioned rooms at Salo include a satellite TV and a fridge. Each has an en suite with bathrobes and either a bath or a shower. Free Wi-Fi is also offered.

Price: Starts at $25 per night for Economy Double Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Where to Stay in Tbilisi, Georgia if you’re on a Budget

Hotel Nata

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Rooms at Hotel Nata are all equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar and private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Guests can order breakfast at the hotel and can enjoy the meal in a peaceful courtyard.

Price: Starts at $31 per night for Double or Twin Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Simon’s Boutique Hotel

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Simon’s Boutique Hotel is set in a historic building from the 19’th century and offers accommodation in Tbilisi City. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. Certain rooms have views of the river or city.

Price: Starts at $36 per night for Double Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Hotel Terrace

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Hotel Terrace offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a garden, and a terrace. The units at the hotel come with a seating area. At Hotel Terrace all rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

Price: Starts at $40 per night for Deluxe Room, includes taxes and charges, add $2 for breakfast, but it offers a free cancellation.

Where to Stay in Tbilisi, Georgia if you want Luxury

IOTA Hotel Tbilisi

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

IOTA Hotel Tbilisi boasts air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safety box, minibar, and a private bathroom. Also, a terrace or balcony is fitted in some rooms. Guests can also enjoy the on-site restaurant and the garden. Tbilisi International Airport is 17 km from the property.

Price: Starts at $110 per night for Solo Lucky, includes taxes and charges, add $16 for breakfast, but it offers a free cancellation.

Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel features modern minimalist décor and offers an exclusive 1,600-square-metre Anne Semonin spa center. All modern rooms at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel come with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, hot drinks facilities, and a free bottle of water. Private bathrooms include bath or shower and provide guests with free toiletries and a hairdryer. A rich buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property.

Price: Starts at $158 per night for Standard Room, includes taxes and charges, add $23 for breakfast, but it offers a free cancellation.

Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and a bar. Guests can enjoy dinner at Ati – Rooftop Restaurant and have drinks at the on-site bar. Buffet breakfast is served every morning at the accommodation. Each room at Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace feature city or mountain views.  All soundproofed units include a sitting area, wardrobe, flat-screen TV, Nespresso machine as well as a minibar.

Price: Starts at $203 per night for Deluxe Twin, Guest room, 2 Twin/Single Bed(s), includes taxes and charges, add $20 for breakfast, but it offers a free cancellation.

Tbilisi Travel Guide: List of restaurants that you can try while in Tbilisi, Georgia

Sormoni

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

To have that delicious Georgian cuisine, Sormoni is the place to be. Diners can get to experience good food and good service.

Operating hours: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Alexander Kazbegi Avenue #57, Tbilisi 0101 Georgia

Salobie Bia

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

At Salobie Bia, you can have authentic Georgian dishes made with unique recipes by the restaurant’s owner, who’s also a chef.

Operating hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Sun-Sat)
Address: 17 Shota Rustavelii Avenue, Tbilisi 0104 Georgia

Los Crayfish Hermanos

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Serving seafood dishes, especially crayfish, all seafood lovers would love dining here. You should try a combo of their crayfish and draft dark beer.

Operating hours: 04:00 AM – 04:15 AM (Sun)
Address: Abo Tbileli st. 1, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia

SOSA Artisanal Cafe & Bakery

A nice and lovely cafe with vegetarian option would make your day. Their aromatic coffee and delicious pastries are not to miss!

Operating hours: 08:00 AM – 02:00 AM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Gogiberidze st. 12, Tbilisi 0102 Georgia

Respublika Grill Bar

Travel Guide to Tbilisi, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Respublika Grill Bar offers the best burgers, pizzas, and steaks in Tbilisi. If you’re craving for some meat, you should head your way here!

Operating hours: 11:00 AM – 00:00 AM (Sun-Sat)
Address: 19 Pavle Ingorokva St, Tbilisi 0108 Georgia

And that’s our Tbilisi travel guide for you! We hope we’re able to give you enough insights about this city. Have you been here? Or are you planning to go here? Share with us your experience!

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​

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Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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