Georgia is famous for its all year round travel opportunities. Depending on the activities pursued travellers find it attractive to visit basically any time of the year. Spring (starting from April till early June) and autumn (from September to late November) are the best seasons for those who prefer cultural and historical tours, as the weather is mostly warm, with occasional wind and rain. Summer is great in Georgia, especially if you decide to spend it trekking high in the mountains of Svaneti, Kazbegi or Tusheti, or travel to the Western part of the country to enjoy the Black Sea. Winter time is very popular among ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Gudauri and Bakuriani winter resorts are the first to pop up in mind.

The table below highlights the distance between the cities, major tourist attractions and basic border crossing points in Georgia:

Cities / Places
Distance, km
Tbilisi – Mtskheta
Tbilisi – Telavi
Tbilisi – Sighnaghi
Tbilisi – Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)
Tbilisi – Gudauri
Tbilisi – Gori
Tbilisi – Borjomi
Tbilisi – Uplistsikhe (cave town)
Tbilisi – Kutaisi
Tbilisi – Mestia
Tbilisi – Batumi
Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) – Gori
Telavi – Kutaisi
Tbilisi – Vardzia (cave town)
Tbilisi – David Gareja (monastery)
Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe (Rabat fortress)
Tbilisi – Sadakhlo (border with Armenia)
Tbilisi – Dariali (border with Russia)
Tbilisi – Lagodekhi (border with Azerbaijan)
Tbilisi – Sarpi (border with Turkey)

There is no cash limit a visitor may bring to Georgia. But if the amount exceeds 30,000 GEL (Georgian Lari) or its equivalent it is necessary to fill out a custom declaration form.

You can exchange foreign currency for Georgian lari at Tbilisi International airport, as well as at any other international airports or train stations in Georgia, or at any currency exchange booths throughout the country. Exchange booths mostly operate with the following currencies: US dollar, Euro and Russian ruble. Depending on the amount to be exchanged you may be required to present your ID.

Almost everywhere in Georgia accept cards. You can pay with a card in almost all restaurants and cafes, in all large supermarkets, in pharmacies and in hotels.

Acquire a SIM card, it costs about $ 2. MAGTI, BEELINE, GEOSELL, in the same place, You can activate the features of the mobile Internet. It is also easy to fill an account – there are many terminals in the streets. Wi-Fi is available in many hotels, cafes and public places. Free wireless internet available in the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi Loves You.

It is better to buy souvenirs at the “Dry Bridge” market, at the Souvenir Market located near the “Rustaveli” subway station, in the underground shopping mall under “Méidani” square and in the specialized souvenir shops.

Edible products and souvenirs, such as spices, ajika, tkemali, shurchkhela are better bought at the markets “Desertiri” or “Navtlugi”, the wine – in specialty stores like “Khareba” in Rustavéli avenue and Gorgasali street . One can buy also on the factories of wine or in cellars during the tastings.

Municipal buses – Price: 50 tetri (times: 06:00 – 24.00); Minibus (Marshrutka) – varies from 60 tetri to 1 lari, depending on the route (06:00 – 24.00);  Metro – 50 stars, the Metromoney Card Prize: 2 lari (6:00 – 24.00);  Taxi – the price for the crossing in the city limit until 10 lari; First cable car (Old Tbilisi) – 2.5 laris in one direction. The passage is possible only in the presence of the Metromoney card ( 11.00 – 23.00); Second cable car (Turtle Lake) – 1 laris in one direction Passage is possible only in the presence of the Metromoney card ( 8.00 – 22.00); Funicular – 3 laris in a sense. The price of the card: 2 laris. ( 09:00 – 04.00).

The Georgian currency is called “Lari” (GEL). All transactions are done in Lari

In Georgia, there are no strict rules on the tip. It all depends on your capabilities and desires. Moreover, almost all institutions include a 10 percent tip.

If you are traveling in Georgia to learn the history and culture of this country, the guide is definitely needed.

In the case of independent searches of guides you can run into the “Professional” which will give out scant information from Wikipedia. Their stories are of dubious quality and most often come down either to silence or to stories about personal life.

Services “guide-taxi driver” case is more severe. It is better to take a simple driver than to overpay for a street “guide-driver”.

On the coast of Georgia from Anaklia to Sarpi, you can swim from mid-June to mid-September. However, it all depends on the weather.

Ski resorts operate from mid-December to the end of March.

In Georgia, tourists need only follow one rule: not to be lost.

Such hospitality and sincere location can not be found in any other country in the world!

Since ancient times, Georgians say that guests (foreign travelers) are sent by God.

This is absolutely surprising, but in just a few years, Georgia has managed to almost completely overcome crime. According to “Crime Index 2017”, which promulgated “Numbeo” research portal, Georgia is among the ten safest countries in the world.