This culinary tour is all about the best Georgian comfort food. Foodies rejoice, this is the Tbilisi food tour that you’ve been searching for!
- Get the lowdown on Georgian history, culture, and traditions from an expert local guide.
- Explore the chaotic lanes of Tbilisi’s Old Town and feast your eyes on its beautiful 19th-century architecture.
- Follow the Betlemi stairs all the way to the top and be rewarded with stunning views of the city and a delicious khachapuri (Georgian cheese pie).
- Stroll across the Mtkvari River on the Peace bridge and admire Tbilisi’s pretty cityscape.
Tbilisi Walking Tour
Experience the chaotic charm of Tbilisi with a local guide by your side and discover picturesque architecture, historic landmarks, dramatic city views and fascinating stories about its heyday as a Silk Road trading hotspot.
Throw in some in-the-know recommendations on what else to see, do, and eat, and you have found yourself the perfect introduction to Georgia’s capital, helping you make the most out of your stay.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, khachapuri (bread and cheese) pastry and a glass of local wine or mineral water
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, transportation to and from the meeting point, tips and gratuities for your guide
- Duration: 3 hours
- Meeting point: Freedom Square in front of the Tbilisi City Assembly (pink striped building with a clock tower). Address: 2 Galaktion Tabidze St. View on what3words.
- Starting time: 11.00 a.m.
- Ending point: Hotel Ambassadori. Address: 17 Ioane Shavteli St.
Your Tbilisi adventure begins at Freedom Square. After just a few steps, you’ll be immersed in the historical district of Sololaki, favoured by the great and the good of Tbilisi for centuries. As we admire the decadent former glories of this intriguing city, you’re sure to be tempted by the smell of freshly-baked bread from the underground bakeries that are located nearby, and you’ll see locals happily set up impromptu sidewalk markets in order to sell their seasonal produce.
Prepare for some breathtaking views of Tbilisi as we go up the steps to the clifftop. From the observation deck of the Betlemi Quarter, you’ll be able to see most of the city’s main landmarks. Here we reward ourselves with a delicious khachapuri, which literally means cheese with bread and a glass of local wine (or mineral water from the neighbouring mountain springs).
Our next stop will have you carried away with colours as we visit the magnificent ‘kaleidoscope house’ to admire its stained glass decorations.
Back to modernity, we’ll mooch our way down the always busy Leselidze Street, which leads to Meidan Square, the former site of the city’s main Bazaar. Then it’s on to the red-brick domes of the Abanotubani sulphur baths, the restorative hot springs that gave the city its name.
Unusually for a city tour, our next stop will be at a spectacular waterfall, the local’s favourite place to come and cool off on a hot summer day and make a wish.
As we cross the Metekhi Bridge, we’ll stop to admire the church on the rocks above the river. This is where Vakhtang Gorgasali built his palace when he made Tbilisi his capital all the way back in the 5th century.
Finally, we will walk along the winding path through Rike Park on the eastern riverbank and stroll across the Mktvari River on the glass-and-steel Peace Bridge which helped to transform Tbilisi’s profile.
Your tour will end near the clock tower which was built by the puppet master Rezo Gabriadze outside his popular theatre. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see and do while you’re in town.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing on foot. In the summertime (from May to September) it is highly recommended to wear sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from direct sunshine.
Your trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
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