What is the better season to visit the sights in this country? Are glaciers accessible in winter? In winter, is it feasible to visit all the world heritage sites in this country, or is it better to do so in summer?
I want to take the train from Yerevan to Tbilisi - then back - in June 2017. I'm variously told the trains run every day or every other day. Can anyone confirm which of these it is?
Hi all I arrive at 3am in Tbilisi in December so its going to be freezing! Does anyone know of any accommodation that I could check into that early in the morning? I have booked accommodation but despite repeated attempts at e mailing and calling I have had no success in getting an answer as no one responds!
Looking for advice about options for travelling by public transport or budget tour in October from Kutaisi to Vardzia returning to Kutaisi either the same day or with an overnight stay. Please can anyone give me advice?
Hey guys, need your advice.
We are a couple doing the Mestia to Ushguli trek on the 23 to 27 of September. But we got screwed with the flights we wanted to catch to Mestia.
So we land in Tbilisi on the 22, missing the night train, so we'll catch the morning marshutka and start the trek the next day probably? (other suggestions?) so we finish it on the 27 early morning in Ushgulii and we need to be at Tbilisi by 23:00 PM the same day. What's the best way?
I don't want to rush the 3rd day and skip the 4th just to somehow catch the night train a day before....but I do want to find a proper way to get to Tbilisi the same day for the flight back home..
Still looking for hotel in short walking distance to Chabad and the great synagogue.Will be there in 2 weeks from today
After I leave Sheki, Azerbaijan, I would like to travel to one of the Georgian cities such as Signagi only relying on public transport before finally arriving at Tbilisi.
know it would be better to come directly to Tbilisi first and get around Georgia but I would like to shorten my route as much as I could. So, if I would like to travel in this route Sheki - Signagi - Tbilisi, is there public transport like marshrutka connecting those cities? Thanks.
In case where there is no direct transport service, could you please tell me any alternative routes via nearby cities? (such as lagodeki, zaqatala..)
Any recommendation for a good hotel in Old Town in walking distance of Great synagogue and Chabad would be appreciated as don't travel on the Sabbath and hard for me to walk far
We are 2 couples from South Africa, touring Georgia June 2016.
Can you please help with prices, time tables, route and duration of Martshrutka and Georgian bus from Kutaisi to Mestia.Which would you recommend, bus or martshrutka?
Then, travel from Mestia to Batumi, what type of transport, Martshurtka, bus or train? Price, time table, route and duration please, if possible.
We need to depart Mestia and arrive at Batumi on the same.
THANK YOU! Will be much appreciated.
I'm flying home from Kutaisi and just wondering what travel links are like out of the city? Is it easy to get to/from Borjomi?
How far is the airport form Kutaisi?
Is it difficult to get to the cultural attractions nearby such as the limestone pillar in Katskhis?
Hello Every one,
I hope you can advise me on my trip to Georgia around Middle of May 2016. The tentative Itenerary is:
Day 1: Tbilisi
Day 2: Tbilisi – Kazbegi -Tbilisi
Day 3: Tbilisi-Gori - borjomi-kharagauli national park
Day 4: borjomi-kharagauli national park
Day 5: borjomi-kharagauli national park – Kutaisi – martvilis- Okatse canyon- Kutaisi
Day 6: Kutaisi - Batumi Mestia
Day 7: Batumi
Day 8 : Batumi – Kutaisi
Day 9: Kutaisi – Mestia(Flight)
Day 10: Mestia – Tbilisi (Flight)
Do you think this is good? Do I need to delete some places? Is Batumi Worth it?
Thank you in advance :)
Does anyone have experience with car rental and car rental companies in Georgia? Especially in Tbilisi? Any companies that you recommend?
Going to TBS for the first time in May.
Collecting stamps is my hobby..
Do you know where to find shops or markets
for this ?
Steen , Denmark
I will be visiting Georgia in the first half of March for 10 days. The main reason for my visit is to go skiing in Gudauri, but I would also like to see more of the country, as I've never been to this part of the world and might never get to see it again. Of course I've done some research trying to figure out what places I should visit, and I've found some beautiful places when it comes to nature (i.e. Tusheti). But because I'll be there in the beginning of March, I'm not sure whether it would be warm enough to visit a place like Tusheti or even possible (as I've read the roads aren't accessible all year round). So I was wondering if someone who knows the country well and knows what it's like in March could give me advise on what would be the nicest activity in Georgia in March besides skiing.
Kind regards, Bob
Hello all I'm in the early stages of planning a Georgia trip and I was wondering if anyone could recommend the absolute 'must see' things and places in the region. It looks like I will be flying into Kutaisi airport so will be starting from that side :) At the moment, Kutaisi, Gori, Tbilisi are pretty much dead certainties, with a couple of day trips out of Tbilisi looking very promising. I'm heavily into military history so if anyone can recommend something based on this, I'd love to hear it! Of course, seeing the mountains, the old ways of life, old architecture etc are high up on the list too As a final note, I heard about a bus journey between Tbilisi and Yerevan which takes in all the interesting sites along the route. I think it's an organised bus trip run by 2 hostels. Has anyone heard about this and is it still running? At the moment, i'm thinking of spending 6-8 days in Georgia. Hopefully that will be enough for starters :) Thanks in advance everyone!!!! Douglas
I'll be in Georgia during the first two weeks in May and I really want to hear a choir or other singers perform polyphonic signing. It could be amateurs or professionals.
Right now, my itinerary is open, so I can plan my destinations accordingly. Please advise where I could best here this beautiful music. Any churches, for example?
Thanks in advance for you help!
How to get in contact with local and proffesional guide ?
1. Recently there were news about some Indian (passport) tourists denied entry eventhough they had UAE residence/job visa with them. Should I be worried?
I have all other documents with me now:
Return tickets, Hostel bookings from booking.com, passport, valid UAE visa, Travel and health insurance, bank statements with enough funds. Is this enough for me?
2. I am hoping for a maximum of Georgian experience with my limited time (10 days ), A friend suggested me some places as following:
Day 1. Tbilisi,
3. kazbegi , ananuri church
4. mtsketa, uplistsikhe, ateni, chiatura, asnd stay in kutaisi.
5. explore kutaisi region.
6. svaneti - via zugdidi for dadiani palace, khatsvali.
7 & 8. svaneti ,ushguli, go back via batumi or borjomi and bakuraini, if have time then akaltsike for rabat.
9 . back to tblisi, spare day.
10. early morning return flight
And other destinations are Racha and shovi, I don't know how to include this! So would really appreciate your help and suggestions.
My husband and I are planing on relocating to Georgia possibly, I do however have lots of questions running through my mind, especially about my two dogs, who happen to be Pit bulls, In terms of pet service, what is it like for pet dogs living in Georgia ?
Another question I have, instead of renting, we are planing on buying a home, i know cost ranges differ , but a rough approximate for an ordinary home ?
Last but not least, considering my pets, what is the best location ? I am also a professional dog walker, so if I decide to continue my profession in Georgia, is it a good idea or bad ?
What font is shown at the stations?
I will go to Georgia in December. I was wondering, is there a chance that I can complete the route Ushguli-Mestia-Zugdidi-Batumi in one day?
Can somebody tell me at what time does the first marshrutka departures from Kazbegi to Tbilisi?
Is it okay to use a Russian Language Guide (phrasebook in Russian) in Georgia?
hi my friend is travelling to Georgia anyone knows if there is open GAY BAR in T'bilisi, Georgia?
We plan to be in Georgia in June next year.
We'll rent a car, drive from Tbilisi first to Mtsketha, to Sighnaghi, to Kazbegi, to Gori, etc.
Is there a passable road between Sighnaghi and Kazbegi via Kvareli and Akhmeta without first going back via Tbilisi?
We will be heading to Tbilisi by Oct. 14-18. Is it worthwhile to visit Kazbegi for a day trip and trek to the Gergeti church when the forecast is a cold 5 deg celsius weather?
Hi everyone! I' m planning my trip to Georgia for october and I would like to know if it's possible to go from Mtskheta to Gori by marshrutka, or if you have to go back to Tbilisi to take the marshrutka to go to Gori. If marshrutka is not possible, taxi would be?? Thank you very much!!
Where else to look for Apartment / Room Renting in Kutaisi ? Do people also mainly reply on the local newpapers for this ? As online very few from Kutaisi and 20 times less than Tbilisi. And if renting through agencies, how much are their fees ?
2. Any guidances for using Internet, Internet cafes and free Wifi etc in Kutaisi ?
Are cafes popular in T'bilisi? What fruit are in season in September in Georgia?
Are there mini-buses that go from Mestia to Tbilisi? I was going to catch the mini bus from Mestia to Zugdidi, then change to train to Tbilisi. But if there is a mini buss that goes all the way, maybe it is easier.