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Beautiful panoramic view of Tbilisi at sunset, Georgia, Europe

Tbilisi

An area well known for its natural thermal springs, some of which now feed the dome-shaped bathhouses in Tbilisi’s old town.

The largest city in Georgia by a considerable distance, Tbilisi can justifiably claim to be the heart of the country. Squeezed between mountain ranges, the city fills the Mtkvari river valley. Having been the capital of Georgia for more than 1,500 years, in some form or another, Tbilisi is rich in history and well worth spending a few days. 

 

 

Buildings on Agmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia

Why we like Tbilisi

Tbilisi’s history is wonderfully diverse and its mix of cultures, at various times, means that you can now choose between a mosque, a synagogue, Armenian or Georgian churches and a new Roman Catholic church to visit during your stay. Its national museum boasts an extraordinary collection of pre-Christian gold and silver, as well as collections of archaeology, history and ethnography.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia

What to do in Tbilisi?

There is a lot to see in this interesting city, from witnessing a Georgian Orthodox service at the Sioni Cathedral or visiting the Mtatsminda, Holy Mountain, and St Davids Cemetery, where many leading Georgian cultural figures have been buried. Not only a cultural treasure trove Tbilisi also has some gorgeous hotels, the food is excellent and music and poetry play a big part in day to day life.

Experiences

National Museum

Visit the National Museum in Tbilisi with its collection of pre-Christian gold and silver.

Svaneti

Visit Svaneti to see its medieval fortified stone towers and stay at Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe.

Sample local cuisine

Stay with a Georgian family and enjoy home cooked food and Georgian wine.

Explore the old streets of Tbilisi

Stroll through Tbilisi’s old streets where colourful 19th-century houses with wooden balconies are strangely reminiscent of New Orleans.

Self-Drive the Military Highway

Travel up along the Georgian Military Highway towards Mount Kazbegi.

Religious Cave Cities

Explore the ancient religious cave cities of Vardzia and Uplishtikhe that saved thousands of Christians from persecution.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.
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