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Georgia Travel Guide

When to travel (Seasons & Temperature)

  • Georgia offers spectacular nature and wonderful holidays throughout a year. There are four seasons in Georgia, winter is moderately cold, while summer can be hot. In Summer temperatures average 20-24°C, while in Winter 2-4°C.  You can find weather forecast and climate statistics at the Georgian Meteorological Service website http://meteo.gov.ge/

  • Each season has its own best destinations in Georgia. In spring, you can visit major cities and lower mountains, in summer high mountains are open and you can go for hiking, trekking, and rafting or visit Black seaside.  Autumn is associated with harvest, especially grape harvest which starts in September and ends in October. In winter, you can go for skiing at winter resorts of Gudauri, Bakuriani, and Tetnuldi.

 

Visa Issues

 

Getting in

  • Georgia can be accessed easily by air, bus, train or ship. The most comfortable and fastest way for long haul visitors are, of course, is flights. Georgia has three main international airports. The largest airport is located near the capital.  Tbilisi International airport (http://www.tbilisiairport.com)  is located 15 km from the city centre. From the airport, you can take a taxi for 10 Euro or use a public bus (No 137) which runs for every 30 minutes. For flights and directions, please visit the following website www.fly.ge/ or contact us and we arrange flights for you.

  • If you travel from neighboring countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan Turkey or Russia, you can take a bus or taxi.  The prices are changing constantly but generally are cheap and transport can be reliable. If you travel from Armenia, we advise you to use Sadakhlo Border checkpoint, from Azerbaijan -  Red Bridge (Tsiteli Khidi), from Russia – Dariali, from Turkey- Sarpi. All of these checkpoints work for 24 hours and are equipped with modern facilities. 

 

 

Travel Logistics

  • Georgia has an adequate infrastructure, although this varies greatly across the country. Road conditions in the capital, Tbilisi, and highways connecting major cities, are of a higher standard.

  • The construction of a motorway connecting the Black Sea ports to the border with Azerbaijan, passing through Tbilisi, is partially finished. In Georgia, traffic flows on the left. If you want to buy GPS map for navigating, you can do here : http://www.geoland.ge/ 

Transport

  • Busses and Mashrutkas (minibuses) are available in the major cities. However, the condition of the busses and minibuses are poor and there are no dedicated routes or time schedules. Generally, they are the cheapest option. Tickets must be purchased at the station. There are three main bus stations in Tbilisi: Didube (Okriba) Station – Busses to Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Inner Kartli, and Western Georgia, goes from here; Samgori Bus station is for busses going to Kakheti and Qvemo Kartli regions, Ortachala bus station are for international buses as well as for Kakheti and Qvemo Kartli busses.

  • It is common practice to flag down official taxis; these are readily available. Fares should always be negotiated in advance, bearing in mind that rates set for foreigners could be unreasonably high; if a meter is being used, ensure that it is reset before you depart. It is generally safer to use official red taxis.

  • Train is recommended for travelers wishing to travel relatively far distance. Tbilisi-Batumi and Tbilisi-Zugdidi regional trains are going twice daily. Tickets can be purchased at the stations or online at http://www.railway.ge. At high seasons, tickets must be purchased at least 2 weeks prior to departure.

Currency and Currency Exchange sites

  • The currency in Georgia is the Georgian lari (GEL). Notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 lari; coins are accessible in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 tetri, as well as 1 and 2 lari. One lari is made up of 100 tetri. For exchange rates, please see https://www.nbg.gov.ge/index.php?m=582. You can exchange money at the airport or in cities. There are many international and local banks in Georgia. the largest banks are http://bankofgeorgia.ge/en/, http://www.tbcbank.ge. Staff can speak in foreing languages such as English or Russian.

Mobile Networks

 

Customs regulations (Medications & Vaccination)

  • You do not need to declare any personal belingings worth less than 30,000 GEL in cash. You can import less than 200 cigarettes and 3 liters of wine. We strongly recommend taking credit/debit card. ATM machines are widely accessible in Georgia.  Georgia is not friendly-weed country. Any other similar drugs are also prohibited in the country.

Safety and Healthcare

  • If you are travelling to Georgia, you will sure spend an unforgettable holiday. But sometimes, the unexpected can happen, you may need to visit to a doctor and need some service, so here we will provide some information for you about healthcare and safety regulations in Georgia.

  • Healthcare in Georgia is provided by a universal health care system under which the state funds medical treatment in a mainly privatized system of medical facilities which can be found in different cities throughout Georgia but the best ones are located in the capital. We recommend to visit following hospitals due to the fact that doctors can speak in perfect in English/Russian and they have modern facilities.

  • In case of need, you can visit following hospitals : MediClubGeorgia (MCG)  http://mcg.ge/ ; International Medical Support Services  http://www.imss.ge/ ; American Medical Centers http://amcenters.com/tbilisi/ ; Medical Center "Cito"  http://www.cito.ge/en/

Ambulance, Pharmacies and Water/Food

Accommodation

  • Georgia offers wide variety of choice for accommodation. You can stay at luxury, standard or budget hotels. You can find many cheap but cozy small hostels in major cities, while in remote places you can stay at local guesthouses with local people and tourists. In addition to well-known www.Booking.com, https://www.airbnb.com/, you can also Georgian websites - http://place.ge/en, https://saqme.ge/en/real-estate,  for renting flats and rooms for a few days. For a remote places, if you want to book room for you, please contact us, we will do it for you.

Questions?

  •  Feel free to call us at +995599939279 or write as to our email trekgeorgia@gmail.com if you still have any questions or concerns.