How to travel from Indianapolis to Tbilisi on the cheap

How to travel from Indianapolis to Tbilisi on the cheap
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By Hoodline - Published on June 07, 2019.

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 sports enthusiasts, a growing nightlife and a delectable food scene.

Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Indianapolis and Tbilisi, at least according to travel site Skyscanner.

Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Tbilisi to get you started. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest Tbilisi flights

The cheapest flights between Indianapolis and Tbilisi are if you leave on Oct. 30 and return from Georgia on Nov. 6. Lufthansa currently has tickets for $546, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in November. If you fly out of Indianapolis on Nov. 6 and return from Tbilisi on Nov. 13, Lufthansa can get you there and back for $600 roundtrip.

Top Tbilisi hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of Tbilisi’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

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

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If you're looking to treat yourself, 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. 

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.

Kashveti Church, the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre and Freedom Square are nearby attractions.

Featured Tbilisi food and drink

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Tbilisi's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.

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 is was our first attempt with Georgian food, and it was exquisite," wrote visitor Mitchell. "The place is common and was crowded when we got there, but definitely worth the wait for food!"

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 Ave.," wrote reviewer Robert. "Try to grab a seat outside if you can and enjoy the amazing people watching!"

Featured local attractions

Not sure what to do in Tbilisi, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

Clock Tower (13 Ioane Shavteli St.)

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The top-rated visitor attraction in Tbilisi, according to Skyscanner, is Clock Tower.

"This unique structure near the entrance of Tbilisi's old city sets the tone for the artsy and cute little world of the city's old town," wrote visitor Jenny. "It's more of a leaning tower and a steel beam seems to hold it in place."

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

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Then, there's National Botanical Garden of Georgia.

"Pretty botanical garden in the heart of the old town," wrote visitor Maria. "You can access it either from the upper cable car station or from a street near the old mosque. There is a nice waterfall inside. The garden itself is mostly very natural: Just the way it would look like if there was no city around."

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