What to do in Tbilisi

Prague of the Caucasus, that's how some travellers call Tbilisi for it's entertaining options. Old town, architecture, churches, museums, foods, drinks, clubbing, nature and good public transport make Tbilisi a leader in tourism in the region.

You can roam around the Old City, which has been renovated in recent years. It includes many wine houses, khinkali restaurants, art shops, galleries, bars and house, techno, D&B clubs.

Sulfur baths are popular especially during colder months. There are also many lakes to explore, Tbilisi Sea is a perfect place for swimming and sunbathing, Turtle Lake lying high above the city is a great spot for meeting friends, in addition you can get there by gondola lift.

Tbilisi also has a lot of modern architecture, new office and shopping buildings are growing under the hills and reshaping Tbilisi skyline. Right next to the old town with traditional Georgian houses is famous Bridge of Peace over the Kura River designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi and opened in 2010.

The city is also home to the largest Orthodox cathedral in the South Caucasus and the third-largest in the world, called the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi. See more Tbilisi attractions

From Yerevan to Tbilisi

You can travel from Yerevan to Tbilisi by a minibus or by a train. Minibuses are cheaper and faster, trains and offer higher comfort. Minibuses depart from the Kilikia Bus Station every day from 8:30am, we recommend to make a reservation in advance. Minibus fares start from 6,000 AMD (approx. 11 EUR). Bus journey is a bit longer than 6 hours. Crossing Armenian-Georgian border is usually smooth and takes up to one hour. Minibuses arrive at Avlabari Metro Station.

Trains only run overnight and the journey is 10 hours long what is in fact a great plus, you will get a long and good night's sleep in a large berth. You can buy train tickets 30 minutes before departure at the Central Railway Station. Train ticket prices depend on class you choose, third class 9,330 AMD (approx. 17 EUR), second class 14,300 AMD (approx. 26 EUR), first class 19,700 AMD (approx 36 EUR). Train carriages made during soviet times are spacious, but compartments are not that clean as you might expect and there is no service on board. Take a bottle of water and some snacks with you.