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.
It’s more doable than you think. According to travel site Skyscanner, there are plenty of flights from Orlando to Tbilisi in the next few months, and the prices aren't too shabby.
So if you're looking for a change of scenery, here are some deals to put on your to-do list. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)
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Cheapest Tbilisi flights
Currently, the cheapest flights between Orlando and Tbilisi are if you leave on Oct. 16 and return from Georgia on Oct. 22. Ukraine International currently has tickets for $877, roundtrip.
There are also deals to be had in August. If you fly out of Orlando on Aug. 9 and return from Tbilisi on Aug. 11, Turkish Airlines can get you there and back for $1,033 roundtrip.
Top Tbilisi hotels
To plan your accommodations, here are a couple of Tbilisi’s top-rated hotels that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.
The Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel (Rose Revolution Square 1)
For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel. 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 the Kashveti Church. Additional attractions include Freedom Square.
The Tbilisi Marriott Hotel (Rustaveli Avenue 13)
There's also the 4.3-star rated The Tbilisi Marriott Hotel, which has rooms for $250/night.
"Historic hotel in the center of Tbilisi," wrote reviewer George. "Great restaurant and terrace in the summer, nice gym and great service."
Local restaurant picks
If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Tbilisi's many quality eateries, here are two popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.
Machakhela (23 Tumaniani St.)
One of the city's most popular restaurants is Machakhela, which has an average of 4.7 stars out of 19 reviews on Skyscanner.
"Was crowded when we got there, but definitely worth the wait for food. The khachapuri and khinkali were out of this world! Authentic Georgian cuisine and great saperavi wine by the glass," 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," wrote reviewer Robert. "Try to grab a seat outside if you can and enjoy the amazing people-watching."
What to see and do in Tbilisi
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.)
The top-rated visitor attraction in Tbilisi, according to Skyscanner, is the 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.
National Botanical Garden of Georgia (12 Bambis Rigi St.)
Then, there's the National Botanical Garden of Georgia.
"Small but 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 Sioni Cathedral (3 Sioni St.)
Finally, consider checking out The Sioni Cathedral.
"Amazingly grand cathedral, beautifully built with a very nice staircase leading to it," wrote visitor Mitchell.
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