Planning a trip to Tbilisi Georgia? Here’s how much it costs
Step by step guide to getting your visa to Tbilisi and flights from Dubai, UAE or any other airport in the world. Check what you need, where you need to go and what do you need to bring with you
1) Visa Requirements for Tbilisi Georgia
For most nationalities, there are no visa requirements for travel to Georgia. Citizens of 169 countries can visit Georgia without a visa for up to 90 days within any 180-day period. However, you’ll need to get an electronic visa prior to arrival in order visit longer than that. Most countries provide visas on arrival with single-entry valid for one month for $50 per person and multiple entry valid for 3 months for $100 per person. The eVisa system is convenient but does have a few drawbacks.
First, be prepared to queue at immigration when entering Georgia as staff will likely demand that you surrender your printed visa after scanning your passport details. And second, if you lose your passport or want to extend your stay beyond 90 days, obtaining a new eVisa might prove tricky unless you have leftover pages from your previous one.
If needed, repeat visitors can apply for 2-year residency permits from inside Georgia instead. Also, each traveler must hold a valid passport issued by a government recognized by Georgia. It must be valid for 6 months past your intended date of departure from Georgia. Your air tickets to and from Georgia should also not expire while you’re there so plan accordingly.
The Government may refuse any foreign citizen who entered Armenia through Russia without Armenia visa stamp on their passports entry into Georgia if they don’t have Georgian visa stamps in their passports yet.
2)Round Trip Flights cost to Tbilisi!
You can find a round-trip ticket from Dubai to Tbilisi for around $550, depending on dates and times. This particular travel company only has one option available, so you’ll have to be flexible with your dates. As of now, there are no direct flights from Dubai, so you’ll have to transit through either Istanbul or Moscow. Depending on your layover time, look for tickets at least 45 days in advance. This travel site offers super cheap deals (I found some for as low as $110 round-trip), but they don’t include all types of fees (like taxes). If that doesn’t bother you, go ahead and book it! Otherwise, I recommend checking out SkyScanner to see if they offer better deals.
3) Best places to visit in Tbilisi Georgia
One of Georgia’s most cosmopolitan cities, Tbilisi—or as locals call it, Tiflis—offers visitors an exciting blend of history and culture. The city lies at one end of Rike Pass on Mt’k’vari River and is hemmed in by four mountain ranges: Trialeti, Svaneti, Khevsureti and Tusheti.
Historical sights abound here; those interested in checking out churches can visit Metekhi Church or Sameba Cathedral. If you prefer museums, head for Georgian National Museum or David Agmashenebeli Museum of Architecture and Cultural Heritage. Culture vultures can head to Rustaveli Theater and concert halls for world-class opera performances, ballet shows and recitals.
History buffs will enjoy exploring Narikala Fortress, Giorgi Chakhruveli House Museum, etc. There are plenty of outdoor activities for outdoorsy people too. From hiking in Mtsvane Canyon to horse riding and mountaineering, there’s something for everyone. You can also try paragliding in Tamarasheni Sailing Club or skiing and snowboarding in Gudauri Ski Resort.
Shoppers can browse souvenir shops and boutiques in Vake Street and Ghiauri Street before heading to Central Market for local handicrafts. Lastly, foodies should not miss trying Khinkali (dumplings), Khachapuri (cheese bread) and Lobio (bean stew).
Tbilisi has lots more to offer; read through our guide to plan your trip well. Memberships require careful selection based on factors including personal hobbies, preferences, aspirations, priorities among many others which would include time involvement into their organization.
4) Accommodation Options
Of course, many people choose to stay in hotels while traveling. But if you’re planning on visiting more than one city or country on your European tour, consider booking an Airbnb. Staying in an apartment instead of a hotel will allow you more freedom and flexibility. Depending on which city you choose, apartments can cost $100–300 per night—still cheaper than most hotels, but with added value for your money. For example, staying at a hostel gives you a chance to meet fellow travelers from around the world and gain insight into that city’s culture by speaking with them over breakfast or dinner. And since that apartment comes equipped with all necessary amenities (like kitchenware), there is no need to spend extra cash on food outside of what you bring from home—further saving your budget. Plus, depending on where you are traveling, hostels are usually located within walking distance to major tourist attractions. If there are none nearby, they are typically near public transportation, making it easy to get around town quickly and inexpensively. This makes hostels ideal for solo travelers who want social interaction without having to pay for multiple rooms out of their own pocket.