I heard a lot of people say that Georgia is underrated. That captured me then because anywhere underrated is interesting.
And the journey begins. . .
1 Tour around Liberty Square
Liberty Square is located in the heart of Tbilisi. If you are taking the train, you can take off to Liberty Square Subway Station, which is connected to Galleria Mall. Bolt (like Uber) is also a very convenient and affordable means of transportation when getting around the town.
You will find places such as Georgian Museum, Freedom Monument, Tbilisi Street Market & City Hall.
2 Take photographs in Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater
The Marionette Theatre is a puppet theatre dedicated to Rezo Gabriadze. This is a popular tourist spot in Tbilisi where you could take pictures outside the theatre with its interesting clock tower.
You could also find paintings, street markets and restaurants around the area.
3 Cross the Bridge of Peace
The bow- shaped bridge is one of the landmarks in Tbilisi since it officially opened in 2010. This sits over the Mtkvari river which connects the Old Tbilisi and Rike Park.
While crossing the bridge, don’t forget to take photos of the stunning unique architectural design. There are also a lot of people selling boat ride packages and if you have a leisure of time you can try. The price of the packages varies from each person, so be wise.
4 Climb to Narikala Fortress
You can either take a cable car from Rike park or hike up from old town to Narikala Fortress. The stunning view of Tbilisi is surely worth the visit.
5 Experience Tbilisi famous cable car
Unlike other cable cars that would cost you a lot of money, the Tbilisi famous cable car only costs 2 Lari or a dollar for a ride! This is really worth trying when in Tbilisi.
6 Taste Local Tbilisi Food
One of the things I enjoyed in Tbilisi is their affordable food. Everyone should try Khinkali (meat dumpling), Khachapuri, Mtsvadi (pork barbecue) & Lobiani. Although, there are a lot more you could try from their local restaurants.
If you just walk around Freedom Square you could find an alley of restaurants where variety of options are available to choose from.
7 Visit Sighnaghi Georgia’s City of Love
Kakheti is one of the small towns in Georgia that I also enjoyed from the trip. The town is very peaceful and the people are friendly.
Going around Kakheti would be very convenient when renting a car that only costs 40-50 Lari. The driver already knows the places which are really good to visit in Kakheti but could also get you to specific places depending on your preference.
Just for FYI. A lot of tourists say that Kakheti has the best wine in the entire Georgia.
8 Find Serenity in Bodbe Monastery
The monastery was built in the village of Bodbe, Kakheti after the late St. Nino who witnessed the conversion of Georgians to Christianity. It was originally built in the 9th- 11th century but has been modified in time.
The place is very relaxing and would actually let you forget the hustle and bustle of the city for awhile.
9 Lunch at The Terrace Sighnaghi
If you are like me who is fun of panoramic views, Terrace Sighnaghi is a place to dine. A nice view of the entire Kakheti is worth to see while taking a time to eat lunch.
Although, they dont have a lot of food to offer but their banana crepe is good.
10 Walk on the Sighnaghi Great Wall
The wall is one of the most historic monuments in Kakheti and even throughout Georgia. It is considered as the second longest wall in the entire world with about 5 kilometers after the Great Wall of China.
11 Take your breath away in Gadauri
Gadauri is a paradise.
You would be in awe of the Caucasus mountains. The place is simply breathtaking that you would really want to stay longer.
There are many recreational activities you could try such as paragliding, helicopter ride, skiing (during winter) and cable car. I would suggest you stay in Gadauri for a couple of days if you would like to take hold of the beautiful nature for a while.
12 Stay close to the sun at 2300 meters high at Gergeti Church in Kazbegi
The Gergeti Church is located on top of the mountains and would need you to take a whole day of hiking or around 30 minutes 4×4 ride. The church is just the same with other Georgian churches that we visited but you will never regret the outstanding view on top.
13 Stop by Ananuri Church and Fortress
Georgia is a very historical country with a lot churches that describe their faith.
Along the way going to Gadauri, you could stop by Ananuri Chuch Fortress. Other than the interesting history of the church, the stunning view of the river that separates the mountains is worth to visit.
14 Feel the Breeze along Stepantsminda Mineral Water Springs
Even we visited the Stepantsminda in Summer, the weather is still at 14 degree celcius which felt like spring.
The Stepantsminda Mineral Water Springs is one of the places you could just dropped by when visiting Gadauri.
15 Gaze at the tall pillars of The Chronicles of Georgia
What I like about Georgia is that there are so many historical and tourists spots that you could visit for free and this is one of them. This is located near Tbilisi sea.
The massive pillars of The Chronicles of Georgia speak a lot of history and faith of the Georgians. There are 16 pillars and each pillar tells a story. The top half of the pillars features kings, queens and heroes while the bottom part depict stories from the life of Christ.
16 Pose in the most Instagrammable place of Tbilisi
You would never imagine that there would be a jewel inside this famous house.
A lot of people are drawn to the artistic colorful design of the windows that is very cool to take picture of.
17 Take a ride on the Frunicular going to Mstminda Park
The ride would only cost around 5 Lari / a dollar or two. There are ferris wheel, carousel and a lot more of recreational activities you could try in the Park.
Other than that, you can just sit and marvel the great view of the entire Tbilisi.
18 Pay a visit to the largest Holy Trinity Church in Georgia
The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia or commonly called Sameba is the main cathedral of the Church of Georgia.
19 Sight seeing in Old Tbilisi Town
Old Tbilisi town has a lost of historical things to visit and enjoy. The place has interesting architecture with beautiful terraces and colourful designs.
20 Dine at the No. 1 Steakhouse in Georgia
What is a better way to cap off the trip than to have a good fine steak at No.1 Steakhouse in Georgia.
Their service is good and so the food. I think there are also some other restaurants you could try but we were satisfied with our dinner here. 🙂