Some travelers love to roam the streets of a new destination on their own, while others prefer to have someone show them around. Guided tours are one of the best ways to experience the city you are traveling to, learn more about the culture, traditions and even hear some urban legends. Without further ado, here are some of the best guided tours in Georgia for you to consider.
Free walking tours are best for those who are traveling on a budget. There are two companies that offer free walking tours in Tbilisi. Tbilisi Free Walking Tour offers three tours to Tbilisi visitors – grand tour, Fabrikahood and the pub crawl.
While another with similar title Tbilisi Free Walking Tours gives a wide variety of tours. Locals show you the main landmarks of Tbilisi, hidden gems, backstreets of Tbilisi and a tour that fits your photography needs. Check out their websites to find out what landmarks each tour entails, when and where they meet each day.
Cultur.ge is a tour company that offers all kinds of high-quality tours starting from the must-see sights of Tbilisi, to hiking and cultural tours across the country. They are happy to construct a special itinerary for your visit.
One of the best tours they have is the urban legends of Tbilisi walking tour, where the guide shows you some of the iconic, 19th-century buildings and tells you interesting stories about it, the owner, and the lifestyle of that time in Tbilisi. They run these tours over the weekend in Georgian and Russian, but they are happy to take your request to run it in English. Contact them over their website or Facebook page to schedule your tour.
Established in 2003, the travel agency Advantour operates in the Caucasus and Central Asian Countries. In Georgia they offer cultural, wine, day tours from Tbilisi, and winter and weekend tours. If you don’t have that much time to spend in the region, you can also book a combined Georgia and Armenia or Georgia and Azerbaijan tours with them.
Concord Travel is another travel agency offering a wide variety of tours in Tbilisi and the rest of the country. Besides the well-known tours suggested by most agencies, Concord Travel propose quite unique tours to their customers. For instance, they take you to the same path Marco Polo took while he traveled to the Sik Road countries in the 13th-century, or if you are a Russian literature enthusiast, you might be interested in the tour of Pushkin and Lermontov’s trip to Georgia.
Georgian Tour is a great travel resource website and tour operator that gives excellent information on various parts of the country. Wherever you might want to go in Georgia, they have a tour and provide a well-constructed blog post on each one, giving the information on the region, as well as the itinerary. Once you’ve read the post and think that tour is for you, you can simply book it via filling out a small form on the sidebar. Additionally, they can take you to lesser-known areas of the country upon request.