Georgia e-Visa

  • 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.

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Mount Kazbegi Day Tour from Tbilisi

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.

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.

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7 Day Mountain Bike adventure in the Georgian Caucasus

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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Full-Day Tbilisi & Mtskheta 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.

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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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Kakheti Region Full-Day Tour

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.

Private One-Way Airport Transfer – Tbilisi

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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

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