Travel Guide

Georgia e-Visa

19 Mar , 2015  

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  • What is an e-Visa?E-Visa is an easiest way to get permit of entry into and travel within the territory of Georgia for the purpose of tourism or business. All you need to do is to complete the online application form and pay with your credit/debit card instead of applying through Georgian Embassy. After receiving your Visa through email, print it out and bring it along when you travel to Georgia.
  • How long does it take to get my e-Visa?It takes up to 10 days.
  • Who is eligible for e-Visa?Aliens traveling with the purpose of Tourism or Business are eligible for the e-Visa if they meet the required criteria. To find out these criteria, click on ‘Apply’ button on the Main Page and select the country according to your travel document/passport. or follow the link below to see the list of countries eligible for e-Visa and required criteria.
  • Do I have to obtain a visa if I do not leave the international transit area?No. You do not have to obtain a visa if you are not going to leave the international transit area.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Can I choose the language I complete the application form in?No, you must fill in the application form in English.
  • In the “Personal Information” section there is no place for a middle name. Where should I enter my middle name?Please, enter your middle name right after your name in the “Given Name” section with a space between the two names.
  • My name consists of only one part. In which field should I enter it?If your name consists of only one part (just name or just surname), enter it in the surname field.
  • After submission I have realized that some of the information that I provided in the e-Visa application requires correction. What should I do?You must create a new e-Visa application.
  • I have visa that will expire soon and I would like to renew it. Do I need go through the whole visa application process again?Yes, you will have to go through the whole visa application process every time you want to apply for a visa.
  • Do I need to obtain a separate e-Visa for people accompanying me?Yes. Despite of age, each traveler must obtain a separate e-Visa.
  • Why should I enter information about accompanying me persons in my application?You are advised to provide information about your companions to ensure joint examination of your applications.
    Remember that each traveler should fill out separate application and should provide separate documentation.
  • I have submitted application and received verification email. Is there any time limit for making verification?Yes. For security reasons verification email is valid only for 1 hour. You should make verification within 1 hour after receiving email otherwise, your application will be canceled and you will have to go through the whole visa application process once again.

ERRORS

  • I completed my application but haven’t received any confirmation from you. Did you get my application?Please, check ‘spam’ and ‘junk’ folders as well. If this does not help, click resend. If you are experiencing problems with confirmation letter after resending, you should submit a new application and indicate different email address.

PAYMENTS/REFUNDS

  • What does the CVV/CVC/CVC2 number mean?CVV/CVC/CVC2 for Visa and MasterCard is the final three digits of the number printed on the signature strip on the back of your card
  • How much is a visa fee?50 USD + 2% service fee
  • How do I pay for my application?After performing email verification you will proceed to payment. You should make payment within 48 hours after email verification with Visa or MasterCard.
  • Should the card be under my name?No. The card does not have to be under your name.
  • Can I get an invoice?We cannot provide an invoice for your payment. Once a successful payment has been made you will receive a payment confirmation email to the email address used for your application. The payment confirmation email will state the amount paid and application details.
  • What should I do if I am experiencing problems in the Payment section?You may need to contact your Card Issuer. This could be a compatibility issue with your Web Browser or Operating System (your Card Issuer should be able to advise you what they support). There could also be an issue if the configuration of your browser or PC is not set to accept cookies from our online payments partner.
  • If my e-Visa application is denied, will my payment be refunded?No. e-Visa fee is not refundable.
  • I have realized that some information on my e-Visa does not match the information on my travel document/passport. I know that my e-Visa is invalid. Can I get a refund?No. The applicant is responsible for any mistakes made in his/her application.
  • Can I get a refund if I do not use my e-Visa?No. visa fee is not refundable.

DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • What do I need for my e-Visa application?You need a valid travel document/passport. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates.
  • What are the requirements to my travel document/passport?Your travel document must meet the following criteria:
    – Its validity shall extend at least for 3 months after the validity period of requested Georgian visa
    – it shall contain at least two blank pages
    – it should be issued within the previous 10 years
  • What does ‘data page of travel document/passport’ mean?The page in travel document/passport which contains basic information about its bearer’s surname, given names, photo and date and place of birth, validity period, issuing authority, place of issue and travel document/passport number, and the dates the travel document/passport was issued and will expire.
  • What does proof of accommodation mean?By proof of accommodation we mean hotel reservation or copy of a rental contract valid for entire trip or proof of residential property
  • What are requirements to the Travel Insurance?Travel insurance should be valid for 90 days during 180 day period
  • I am travelling by plane. Do I need a return ticket as well?Yes. You should upload copy of flight ticket including return flight.
  • How can I prove the purpose of my travel?You can prove the purpose of your travel by presenting an invitation, letter from the sending institution or organization or other document proving the purpose of the journey
  • How can I prove that I hold sufficient financial means?You can prove sufficient financial means by presenting one of the following documents: your bank statement within last 3 months, letter of employment including the position and salary, proof of ownership of a real estate, a letter of sponsorship. A letter of sponsorship (dated and signed) must contain full name, address and contacts of the sponsor, link between the sponsor and the applicant, destination and duration of the visit, list of costs which are covered by the sponsor.
  • In which language can I provide required documents?All required documents must be provided in Georgian or in English.
  • My child is included in my passport. Do I need to make a separate travel document/passport and e-Visa application for her/him?Yes. Despite of age, each traveler should use separate travel document/passport and should obtain a separate e-Visa.
  • Should I bring all these documents with me when traveling to Georgia?Yes. You should be able to present all the required documents at the border crossing points of Georgia. If you will not be able to do so, you will be refused to enter Georgia.
  • What is supporting document?By supporting document we mean valid Schengen visa or a valid visa from any of the OECD member countries; or a valid residence permit of a Schengen or OECD country.
  • I have expired Schengen or OECD member country visa/residence permit. Can it be considered as supporting document?No. Schengen or OECD member country’s’ visas and residence permits, previously used or unused are accepted as long as their validity date lasts for at least 30 days at the moment of application submission for Georgian e-Visa.
  • Is e-Visa considered as supporting document?e-Visa of Schengen or OECD member countries can be considered as supporting document only if it is possible to check the fact of e-Visa issuance online.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

  • How recent must my photo have been taken?Your photo should be taken within 6 months of submitting your application and reflect your current appearance
  • What pose should I be in for my photo?You must directly face the camera. Profile shots will not be accepted.
  • How large should my head be in the photo?Your head should be between 50% and 70% of the image’s total height from the top of the head, including the hair, to the bottom of the chin.
  • Can I wear a hat for the photo?You may only wear a hat or head covering if you wear it daily for religious purposes. Your full face must be visible and your head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face
  • Can a parent or guardian appear in the photo of a child?No, the child must be the only person in the photo. Nothing used to support the child should be in the camera’s frame, including the arms or hands of a parent holding the child.
  • Are photos that are copied from recent driver licenses or other official documents acceptable?No. Copied or digitally scanned photos of official documents will not be accepted.
  • Are snapshots, magazine photos, mobile device photos, or photos from vending machine acceptable?No. Snapshots, magazine photos, low-resolution vending machine photos, mobile device photos or full-length photos are not acceptable. Please, follow the link to see the samples of correct photos.

DURATION OF STAY/VALIDITY PERIOD

  • How long will my e-Visa be valid for?The validity period of an e-Visa varies according to Country of Travel Document/Passport. Click on apply button on the main page and select the country according to your travel document/passport to check for how many days you are allowed to stay in Georgia.
  • What is the difference between validity period and Duration of stay?Understanding the difference between the visa validity period and duration of stay is important. Validity period of a visa is generally longer than its duration. The validity establishes the first and last dates during which the visa can be used. The visa expires on the last day of its validity. Duration of stay indicates the length of time you have permission to remain in Georgia within the validity period of the visa.
  • What is the different between single and multiple entry visas?Single entry visa allows you to enter Georgia and stay for the period of time indicated in visa as duration of stay. Multiple visa allows multiple entries in Georgia within the validity period of visa, but overall period of stay should not exceed period of time indicated in visa as duration of stay.
  • I received e-Visa which is valid for 120/30, single entry. I used visa for 15 days and have already left territory of Georgia, the validity period is not expired yet, may I use remaining 15 days?No. You should obtain a new e-Visa. This type of visa allows you to enter Georgia during its validity period and stay for maximum 30 days with the right of single entry.
  • I received e-Visa which is valid for 180/90, multiple entry. I used visa for 20 days and have already left territory of Georgia, the validity period is not expired yet, may I enter Georgia?Yes, you can enter Georgia until the validity period of your visa expires. Keep in mind, that your stay in total should not exceed 90 days in 180-day period. You may use travel calculator to find out how long you are authorized to stay in Georgia.

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

  • My friend has applied for a visa and I would like to know what is the status of the application, who should I contact?The information about visa application and all visa records are confidential. Only an applicant himself/herself or a legal representative is entitled to get information on visa issuance or denial.
  • Is the personal information provided by me protected?Yes. Your personal information will be processed only for the purpose of taking a decision on your visa application. Processing of the personal data provided in the application form will be the subject to the Georgian legislation on Personal Data Protection.

SUPPORT DESK/TECHNICAL HELP

  • I have applied for a visa at the Georgian Embassy/Consular Office and wish to be updated on my application. Can I send a request for an update from the e-Visa support desk?No. You must contact the respective Georgian Embassy/Consular Office to get information about your application.
  • I have accidentally deleted the mail with my ready e-Visa. What should I do?Please, contact the support desk for this matter: contact@evisa.gov.ge from Monday till Friday. Working hours 09:00 – 18:00 UTC/GMT +4 hours.
  • I cannot open my e-Visa. What do I do?E-Visa is in .pdf format. If the PDF file does not open, check that you have a copy of Adobe Reader installed. You can download Adobe Reader free of charge from the Adobe website http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/.

Travel Guide

Transport in Tbilisi

30 Mar , 2014  

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Getting around

Bus & tram

Bus & marshrutka
Buses (0.40 GEL) and marshrutkas (0.50 GEL) provide an effective above-ground complement to the metro, though their route boards are in Georgian only. More…

Blog and News,Georgia Tours

Mount Kazbegi Day Tour from Tbilisi

24 Mar , 2014  

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Mount Kazbegi Day Tour

Embark on an exciting day along the beautiful Mount Kazbegi on this tour from Tbilisi. Travel along the Georgian Military Highway, stop in at Ananuri Fortress and Dariali Castle, and enjoy some spectacular panoramic views of the great Georgian landscape.

What’s Included:

• Round-trip transportation in modern, air-conditioned coach
• Qualified guide service
• Bottle of water per person

What’s Not Included:

• Travel insurance
• Meals
• Drinks
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Highlights:

Pay a visit to the amazing 12th-century Gergeti Trinity Church
Admire the beautifully carved façade of the Ananuri Fortress
Visit the tiny village of Stepantsminda
Live a photographer’s dream and get a perfect shot of the River Dariali Gorge

Mount Kazbegi, measuring in at 5,033 meters above sea level, is rich with tales of Georgian folklore and spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. Begin your day early with pick-up at your hotel in Tbilisi, and as you travel along the Georgian Military Highway from Tbilisi, stop in at the 16th-century Ananuri Fortress, located by the Aragvi River. Admire its high, turreted stone walls, which protect two churches, a watch tower, a spring and a reservoir, and the beautifully carved facade adorned with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns.
Continue the tour to the Cross Pass, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and the beautiful Aragvi River gorge, and then make your way to the village of Stepantsminda, located at the foot of Kazbegi mountain. On the slopes of the mountain, discover the ancient 12th-century Gergeti Trinity church and the famous 5th-century cave of Bethlehem.
Before returning home to Tbilisi, pay a visit to the Dariali Gorge, running along the border to Russia, and the beautiful castle that lies there.

Good to Know:

The road up to Mount Kazbegi lays through high mountains and the last 15 kilometers are damaged, meaning the driving distance to the mountain sometimes takes up to 4 hours.
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Georgia Tours

7 Day Mountain Bike adventure in the Georgian Caucasus

24 Mar , 2014  

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Imagine riding on a river bank ,on your right huge mountains horizon snowy mountaintop Khazbeg. Now release brakes and slide down the green meadow by the mighty cliffs of Mount Chauchebi .Book on either 9th August or 30th September.
Activity Snapshot:
Starting point: We will meet the group at the Tbilisi Airport in the morning.
Start time: 08:00
Duration: 7 days
Languages: English

Highlights:
Amazing rides via breathtaking views of the high and low Caucasus There Caucasus 10 peaks higher from the highest peak in the Alps. Attractive routes and flexible adaptation to each XC rider Georgic fine dining in good restaurants and accommodation of local homes with amazing meals Face to face meetings with the Caucasus fascinating, life in the high mountains of Europe Special tracks that crosses the lower and upper Caucasus 6 nights in good tourist standard hotels, all nights in double rooms with shower and toilet (you can book a single room) 4 days at the high Caucasus, including two in Kazbegi village at the foot of Mount Kazbek, 3 star hotel accommodations upgraded
Guided city tours Gori and Tbilisi – capital of Georgia Visit the Gergeti Trinity Church of Tsminda Sameba and Fort Ananuri

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Georgia Tours

Full-Day Tbilisi & Mtskheta Tour

24 Mar , 2014  

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Mount Kazbegi Day Tour

Combine a half-day sightseeing tour of the highlights of Tbilisi with a half-day visit to Mtskheta, the former Georgian capital. See all the major attractions, such as Tbilisi’s Narikala Fortress, Freedom Square and much more.

What’s Included:

• Round-trip transportation in modern, air-conditioned coach
• Qualified guide service in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Persian and Arabic
• Bottle of water per person

What’s Not Included:

• Travel insurance
• Meals
• Drinks
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Highlights:

Explore the Old City center of Tbilisi
Learn about the great founder of the city, King Vakhtang Gorgasali
See Byzantine, Oriental, Neo-Classical and Georgian architecture
Take in the magnificent classical Freedom Square
Walk over one of the city’s newest highlights, the Bridge of Peace
Get panoramic views from Narikala Fortress
Visit the former capital of Iberia (now Georgia) at Mtskheta

Even if you only have a short time in Georgia, you have to spend at least a half-day exploring Tbilisi’s Old Town. The architecture in the city’s historic district is a beautiful mixture of Georgian, Byzantine, Oriental and Neo-Classical European styles.
It dates back more than 1,500 years and was founded by Vakhtang Gorgasali, King of Georgia (known as Iberia at the time) in the second half of the 5th-Century AD. The name derives from the Georgian word for warm, “T’pili.” Sliced by the River Mtkvari, which divides the city west and east, the lovely setting is ripe for exploring.
Among the sites you will visit is the Greek Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica, the city’s oldest church. You will also see the 13th-Century Churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classical Freedom Square.
Continue to one of Tbilisi’s newest attractions, the Bridge of Peace, which opened in 2010 over the River Mtkvari (also known as the Kura River).
Tbilisi’s compact size means you can easily explore the nearby Synagogue, Armenian Church and Mosque, in addition to the Georgian Orthodox churches so fundamental to Georgian culture. Peaceful co-existence of the various religions helps emphasize Georgian tolerance.
End your Tbilisi walking tour with a visit to the sulfur baths quarter of Abanotubani to see the most famous bath, Chreli Abano. According to legend, it was when King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon companion fell that Tbilisi’s “warm” sulfur springs were discovered; helping to give it its Georgian name.
Continue in the afternoon to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, capital of Georgia (formerly Iberia) from the 3rd-Century BC until the 5th-Century AD. It was the site of early Christian activity, and the place where Christianity was proclaimed as the state religion of Georgia in 319.
Located about 12 miles (20 kilometers) northwest of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi, Mtskheta remains the center of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.
After a drive to Mtskheta by comfortable air-conditioned coach you will explore the restored streets of the Old Town and visit the most important architectural monuments, such as the 6th-Century Jvari Monastery erected on a hill that overlooks the town.
Take in the stunning views of the town and the merging of the rivers. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the main seat of the Catholic Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church. The cathedral contains an important masterpiece of Christian church wall painting that you must peek inside to see.
You will then be transferred back to Tbilisi for your hotel drop-off.

Good to Know:

• The first part of the tour is a walking tour. Total distance covered is 1-1.5 miles (2-2.5 kilometers).
• Price of the tour is dependent on the group size.
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Georgia Tours

Kakheti Region Full-Day Tour

24 Mar , 2014  

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Visit the historic Davit-Gareja Monastery Complex and city of Sighnaghi in the Kakheti Region of Georgia on a full-day tour from Tbilisi, and marvel at the scenic beauty of the mountains and semi-arid desert. Learn how Georgian bread is made, and more.
Activity Snapshot:
Pick-up point: Pick-up from your hotel in Tbilisi
Start time: 08:30, 10:00
Duration: 1 day
Languages: English, German, Italian, Russian, Persian and ???
Highlights:
Explore the Davit-Gareja Monastery Complex in the desert of Kakheti
Go to the rock-hewn Lavra Monastery
See a bread making demonstration in the village of Badiauri
Tour the holy Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
Get panoramic views of the Alazani Valley and Greater Caucasus Mountains
Wander the compact streets of Sighnaghi
Discover some of the most important sites of the historic Kakheti region in eastern Georgia, home to the rock-hewn Davit-Gareja Monastery Complex and the beautiful Alazani Valley.
Following an early morning departure from Tbilisi, drive to the Gareja Desert, a distance of approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers). Here, you will discover the rock-cut Davit-Gareja Orthodox Monastery complex, established in the 6th century by David, one of the 13 Assyrian monks that preached the name of Christ.
Located in a semi-desert, the complex consists of 19 religious buildings, the oldest being the Lavra Monastery, where St. David is buried. Learn how Mongol invaders destroyed and looted the complex in the 13th century, and how it was later restored by the Georgian kings.
Marvel at the hundreds of cells, chapels, refectories, and living quarters hollowed out of the rocks. Then, continue to Sighnaghi, stopping en route at the village of Badiauri to see a demonstration of how Georgian bread is baked.
Upon arrival in Sighnaghi, visit the holy Bodbe Monastery, where St. Nino is buried. Learn how she brought Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century, and the legend of her healing properties. Nestled among cypress trees, the monastery affords stunning views of the Alazani Valley.
End your tour by exploring the city of Sighnaghi, founded by King Erekle II in 1772. You will see buildings in the style of southern Italian Classicism, with Georgian elements. Known as the “City of Love,” Sighnaghi is one of Georgia’s most compact towns, with delightful red-roof tiles and panoramic views of the Greater Caucasus Mountains.
Transfer back to Tbilisi for the end of your tour services.
What’s Included:
• Hotel pick-up and drop off
• Guide
• Transportation by modern air-conditioned coach
What’s Not Included:
• Food and drinks
• Travel insurance
Good to Know:
• Please note that the David Gareja Monastery is located in a semi-desert area, and in July-August temperatures in the daytime can reach 40 degrees Celsius. During this period it is better to start the tour early in the morning.

Blog and News,Georgia Tours

Private One-Way Airport Transfer – Tbilisi

24 Mar , 2014  

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Private One-Way Airport Transfer – Tbilisi

Book a private one-way transfer from Tbilisi International Airport into the city of Tbilisi and enjoy a stress-free start to your visit to Georgia’s capital. Travel in a comfortable 4-seat sedan for a punctual and safe transfer that is 100% carbon offset.

What’s Included:

• Round-trip transportation in modern, air-conditioned coach
• Qualified guide service in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Persian and Arabic
• Bottle of water per person

What’s Not Included:

• Travel insurance
• Meals
• Drinks
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Highlights:

Explore the Old City center of Tbilisi
Learn about the great founder of the city, King Vakhtang Gorgasali
See Byzantine, Oriental, Neo-Classical and Georgian architecture
Take in the magnificent classical Freedom Square
Walk over one of the city’s newest highlights, the Bridge of Peace
Get panoramic views from Narikala Fortress
Visit the former capital of Iberia (now Georgia) at Mtskheta

Even if you only have a short time in Georgia, you have to spend at least a half-day exploring Tbilisi’s Old Town. The architecture in the city’s historic district is a beautiful mixture of Georgian, Byzantine, Oriental and Neo-Classical European styles.
It dates back more than 1,500 years and was founded by Vakhtang Gorgasali, King of Georgia (known as Iberia at the time) in the second half of the 5th-Century AD. The name derives from the Georgian word for warm, “T’pili.” Sliced by the River Mtkvari, which divides the city west and east, the lovely setting is ripe for exploring.
Among the sites you will visit is the Greek Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica, the city’s oldest church. You will also see the 13th-Century Churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classical Freedom Square.
Continue to one of Tbilisi’s newest attractions, the Bridge of Peace, which opened in 2010 over the River Mtkvari (also known as the Kura River).
Tbilisi’s compact size means you can easily explore the nearby Synagogue, Armenian Church and Mosque, in addition to the Georgian Orthodox churches so fundamental to Georgian culture. Peaceful co-existence of the various religions helps emphasize Georgian tolerance.
End your Tbilisi walking tour with a visit to the sulfur baths quarter of Abanotubani to see the most famous bath, Chreli Abano. According to legend, it was when King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon companion fell that Tbilisi’s “warm” sulfur springs were discovered; helping to give it its Georgian name.
Continue in the afternoon to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, capital of Georgia (formerly Iberia) from the 3rd-Century BC until the 5th-Century AD. It was the site of early Christian activity, and the place where Christianity was proclaimed as the state religion of Georgia in 319.
Located about 12 miles (20 kilometers) northwest of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi, Mtskheta remains the center of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.
After a drive to Mtskheta by comfortable air-conditioned coach you will explore the restored streets of the Old Town and visit the most important architectural monuments, such as the 6th-Century Jvari Monastery erected on a hill that overlooks the town.
Take in the stunning views of the town and the merging of the rivers. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the main seat of the Catholic Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church. The cathedral contains an important masterpiece of Christian church wall painting that you must peek inside to see.
You will then be transferred back to Tbilisi for your hotel drop-off.

Good to Know:

• The first part of the tour is a walking tour. Total distance covered is 1-1.5 miles (2-2.5 kilometers).
• Price of the tour is dependent on the group size.
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Starting point: Once you have collected your luggage, please proceed into the arrivals hall. A representative will be waiting for you holding a Transferrers sign with your name on it.

In the unlikely event that you should have any difficulty locating the representative – please call our emergency helpline where an English-speaking representative will help you:

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a punctual and safe ride into Tbilisi from Tbilisi International Airport

  • Arrive at the airport knowing that you’re comfortable 35-minute ride into the city has already been arranged

  • Our fleet is 100% carbon offset

  • Take a one-way transfer from Tbilisi International Airport to Tbilisi and get your visit to Georgia off to the right start. This private transfer is available year-round, 24 hours a day. Arrive in Tbilisi knowing that your transportation arrangements have been taken care of for the 35-minute drive into the city center.

  • Green Path Transfers is a global provider of airport and intercity ground transportation with two critical points of difference from other transfer providers: it is truly global and all transfers are 100% carbon offset.

  • Green Path Transfers has recruited to its unique global network only established, service-minded ground transportation operators with a demonstrated commitment to a greener future, either through their pioneering use of low-emission vehicles or their movement toward adoption of sustainable practices and clean technology.

  • Green Path Transfers further neutralizes any presently unavoidable emissions by 100% carbon offsets through reputable organizations like Atmosfair and Blue Ventures Carbon Offset. Enjoy an environmentally friendly, comfortable, safe and punctual ride into Tbilisi from the airport.

What’s Included:

  • One-way private transfer
  • Personalized sign upon arrival at the airport

What’s Not Included:

  • Gratuities
  • Extra baggage

Good to Know:

Please leave the following information in the “Leave a comment for the local supplier” section:

• Airline

• Flight Number

• Departure City / Arrival City

• Arrival Time

• Hotel Name

• Hotel Address

Georgia Tours

Tbilisi Highlights Half Day Walking Tour

7 Sep , 2013  

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Explore the capital of Georgia on a half-day sightseeing tour of the highlights of Tbilisi. See all the major attractions, such as the Narikala Fortress, Sioni Cathedral, Freedom Square and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Explore the capital of Georgia on a half-day sightseeing tour of the highlights of Tbilisi. See all the major attractions, such as the Narikala Fortress, Sioni Cathedral, Freedom Square and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Activity Snapshot:
Starting point: Please contact the local supplier after booking to arrange exact pick up time and place. Contact details will be in your booking voucher. Pick-up also available.
Operating hours: 10:00 – 13:00
Duration: 3 hours
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Persian and ???
Highlights:
Explore the Old City center of Tbilisi
Learn about the great founder of the city, King Vakhtang Gorgasali
See Byzantine, Oriental, Neo-Classical and Georgian architecture
Take in the magnificent classical Freedom Square
Walk over one of the city’s newest highlights, the Bridge of Peace
Get panoramic views from Narikala Fortress
Even if you only have a short time in Tbilisi, you have to spend at least a half-day exploring the Old Town. The architecture in the city’s historic district is a mixture of Georgian, Byzantine, Oriental and Neo-Classical European styles.
It dates back more than 1,500 years and was founded by Vakhtang Gorgasali, King of Georgia (known as Iberia at the time) in the second half of the 5th-Century AD. The name derives from the Georgian word for warm, “T’pili.” Sliced by the River Mtkvari, which divides the city west and east, the lovely setting is ripe for exploring.
Among the sites you will visit is the Greek Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica, the city’s oldest church. You will also see the 13th-Century Churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classical Freedom Square.
Continue to one of Tbilisi’s newest attractions, the Bridge of Peace, which opened in 2010 over the River Mtkvari (also known as the Kura River).
Tbilisi’s compact size means you can easily explore the nearby Synagogue, Armenian Church and Mosque, in addition to the Georgian Orthodox churches so fundamental to Georgian culture. Peaceful co-existence of the various religions helps emphasize Georgian tolerance.
Complete your tour with a visit to the sulfur baths quarter of Abanotubani to see the most famous bath, Chreli Abano. According to legend, it was when King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon companion fell that Tbilisi’s “warm” sulfur springs were discovered; helping to give it its Georgian name.
What’s Included:
• Hotel pick-up
• Guide
What’s Not Included:
• Meals and drinks
Good to Know:
• The Highlights of Tbilisi is a walking tour. Total distance covered in 1-1.5 miles (2-2.5 kilometers). Price of the tour is dependent on the group size.