The capital of Georgia (Sacartwell) is extremely compelling, how bohemian and still looking for a balance between the old and the new. This city is becoming more and more European every year, filled with new architectural buildings, skyscrapers, bridges, but at the same time does not lose the old spirit with an authentic real old town, fantastic nightlife, live music in bars, and a mesmerizing legacy of brutal architecture. Down forget that having a local aside you makes a huge difference. Tbilisi tour guides certainly know what they are doing.
This is a city that is a must-visit and no matter what time of year you choose to travel. Byzantine churches, wooden balconies, authentic quarters, unadorned courtyards full of prose of life catch the eye in the Old Town.
Looking at the city from the surrounding hills, new symbols of the city stand out: the Bridge of Peace, the huge church of Sameba, and the new presidency. Tbilisi is best opened by walking on it without any specific purpose, and don’t be afraid to get lost.
- Flight duration: around 4 hours
- Visa is not needed from EU countries
- Language: Kartvelian
- Currency: Lari (GEL)
Magnificent mountain terrains
The Caucasus Mountains are probably the most beautiful this country has to offer. Dramatic mountain landscapes are replaced by beautiful valleys, green alpine meadows – white peaks, and the mountains do not allow boredom of the gaze or the body. Traveling to the mountains from Tbilisi is the most convenient.
You can go out in the winter to see the highest mountain peak in the country and a real attraction – Kazbek (new mountain name Stepantsminda) or in the winter season to try the most popular ski resorts (Gudauri and Bukariani), located in the southern foothills of the Great Caucasus. The panoramic views here make you relax every day, forget about everyday worries, immerse yourself in peace and mountain adventures.
Many people name Tbilisi as one of the most hipster cities in Europe. This is exactly the spirit and atmosphere radiated by Fabrika. It is the heart of youthful Tbilisi – a former sewing factory. There is a hostel under one roof, artists’ workshops, studios and shops, cafes and bars, spaces for creativity and art, where various educations, exhibitions, and performances take place.
This is a great example of how old, derelict areas with buildings can be exploited and turned into a real center of attraction not only for locals but also for guests from other countries. It is also home to one of the largest hostels for great accommodation!
The Georgian (Sakartvelian) table can surprise you not only with the abundance of food but also with endless wine. When tasting wine with an incredible taste, there is a temptation to get a closer look at the whole wine route: from the first ripe grapes to a rich-tasting drink in a glass.
Signagis – a town with a newly restored old town is called one of the most beautiful in the Kachet region. This city is also called the wine capital – the region is famous for its old winemaking traditions.
The most interesting wine tour during the grape harvest, in September and that period in Georgia (Saqartvelo) is called rtveli. Then you can not only drink wine but also participate in the grape picking and wine-making process.
Tbilisi is a gorgeous city with its own places where no one else can be seen. Tbilisi tour guides will certainly show you those places. If you are interested in contacting one of them check out showaround.com for more information.