Guide To Four Days in Georgia (the country)

Updated: Oct 31, 2018

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, lies a country that is a combination of both uniqueness and diversity. Although small, Georgia is surrounded by the Caucasus Mountain range and Black Sea coastline.

Georgia
Tbilisi

The country has a rich history, diverse culture and traditions, delicious cuisine (even for us vegetarians) and a very rich wine culture. I felt it had a hint of Russian architecture and the charm of a quaint European town.

My family and I made this trip at the end of March last year. This is one of the easiest trips you can do from India or the Middle East.

Itinerary breakdown:

Arrival at night and rest

Day 1 - Tbilisi New Town - Metekhi Church, Bridge of Peace, Narkali Fortress, Freedom Square and Liberty Monument, city of Mtskheta

Day 2 - Day trip to Annanuri and Gudauri

Day 3 - Day trip to Gori and Uplistsikhe

Day 4 - Tbilisi Old Town and departure

Best time to visit

I would imagine the weather is pretty amazing in the summer but the winters are extreme with snow and temperatures in the low 20s. We visited in the "spring" but it felt like winter. There was a bit of rain and the weather was mostly cold.

Flights and Visa

We flew with Fly Dubai - short, direct flights all through the week.

There is on arrival visa for GCC residents. The process is quick and fairly straight forward.

Language

Official language is Georgian (which we could not pick up much of in just 3 days) but most people understand and communicate in English.

Travel and Medical Insurance, Currency

Travel Insurance is a must to travel to Georgia.

Georgian Lari is the official currency - they also accepted USD. Would not recommend using your credit cards. Carry enough cash for restaurants, cabs and shopping.


Tour

Since there was so little information on the internet about this country, we were not sure what to expect. This was a tour we did with Al Rostamani Travels (in the U.A.E). There are plenty of tours available to Georgia from every country. We were traveling with our parents, so this wasn't exactly a "backpacking" kinda trip. We had a guide with us throughout the trip.


If you choose not to book a tour from your home country but change your mind later, you will always find plenty of tours that do day trips from the city.

Where we stayed

We stayed at the Hotel Old Metekhi right in the heart of the city. The rooms were spacious enough for two and service was alright. I loved the views from the room. We could see the entire city from our balcony. Perfect to capture those beautiful sunset and sunrise hues.

Tbilisi
The view just outside our room

It wasn't anything fancy but I loved that it was just 10 minutes away from all the restaurants and still quite enough for a night in.

Pro tip: as you can see in the picture above, the hotel is up on a mountain... so if you don't want to trek up and down - hail a cab or consider another hotel in the area.

Cost and getting around

Tbilisi is relatively cheap (compared to Europe) for cabs, metros or buses. Easy to get around in cabs anywhere in the city.