Escape from Charlotte to Tbilisi on a budget

If you’re looking for a trending international destination for your next getaway, consider Tbilisi, Georgia. According to Condé Nast Traveler, Tbilisi was one of the best places to visit in 2018. The city lies on the banks of the Kura River, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Tbilisi is full of historic architecture, museums, theaters and universities, along with a growing nightlife and a delectable food scene.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we’ve sifted through the cheapest flights between Charlotte and Tbilisi in the next few months, including some popular hotel options and highly reviewed local attractions.

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Flight deals to Tbilisi

Currently, the cheapest flights between Charlotte and Tbilisi are if you leave on March 20 and return from Georgia on March 25. JetBlue currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $721.

There are also deals to be had in July. If you fly out of Charlotte on July 31 and return from Tbilisi on Aug. 14, jetBlue can get you there and back for $889 roundtrip.

Top Tbilisi hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are two of Tbilisi’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi (Rose Revolution Square 1)

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For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi. The hotel has a 4.5-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $239.

Set in the heart of Tbilisi, this hotel is close to the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre and Kashveti Church. Additional attractions include Freedom Square.

The Tbilisi Marriott Hotel (Rustaveli Avenue 13)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, there's The Tbilisi Marriott Hotel. Rooms are currently set at $250/night at this 4.3-star rated hotel.

"Historic hotel in the center of Tbilisi. Great restaurant and terrace in the summer — nice gym and great service," wrote visitor George. 

Featured Tbilisi restaurants

Tbilisi has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a couple of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

Machakhela (23 Tumaniani St.)

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One of Tbilisi's most popular restaurants is Machakhela, which has an average of 4.7 stars out of 19 reviews on Skyscanner.

"This was our first attempt with Georgian food and it was exquisite," wrote visitor Mitchell.  

Coffeesta (Rustaveli Avenue)

Don't forget the essentials: where to get your coffee fix. For a popular option, check out Coffeesta, with 4.4 stars from five reviews.

"The coffee here is great, but what I really love is the location right on Rustaveli Avenue. Try to grab a seat outside if you can, and enjoy the amazing people watching," wrote reviewer Robert.

Top Tbilisi attractions

To round out your trip, Tbilisi offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are some top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

Ananuri (Ananuri Fort)

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One of the top-rated visitor attractions in Tbilisi, according to Skyscanner, is Ananuri. The spot has five stars out of five reviews. 

"There are many spots with a beautiful view. Go to the middle of the bridge or climb into the tower for the best photos," wrote visitor Maria. 

National Botanical Garden of Georgia (12 Bambis Rigi St.)

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Then, there's the National Botanical Garden of Georgia, which has five stars from five reviews. 

"A spectacular botanical garden in the heart of the city, with a waterfall and lots of beautiful trees," wrote Margherita.

Clock Tower (13 Ioane Shavteli St.)

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Lastly, spend some time at the Clock Tower. It also has five stars out of five reviews. 

"There are cafes and restaurants around the tower, so get a seat on a patio and enjoy the view," wrote visitor Jenny. 

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