Book cheap flights to Tbilisi, Georgia to discover what a truly unique city this is. The country’s location means Tbilisi is neither Asian or European, but a mixture of both, which makes for a travel experience like no other. Modern and classic styles blend as cultures mix, when you fly to Tbilisi you’ll see one of Ryanair’s most exciting destinations.
When to book cheap flights to Tbilisi
If you’re looking for a sunny city break then booking cheap Tbilisi flights during the summer is for you. Temperatures soar above 30°C in July and August with temperatures rarely dropping below 25°C from May to September. Spring time in Tbilisi is pleasant with comfortable temperatures and limited rainfall.
Winters in Tbilisi can get quite cold and temperatures can drop into the minus figures in December and January. But don’t expect a white Christmas if you book Tbilisi flights during winter as it rarely snows in the Georgian capital.
There is no bad time to fly to Tbilisi. In winter you can explore the city’s fascinating museums and indulge in its diverse cuisine. Spring time brings the blossoming of beautiful Georgian nature, the celebration of Georgian Easter and the country’s Day of National Unity. May has plenty of public holidays and events to enjoy, including the New Wine Festival. Expect open air festivals in June as the warm summer months approach.
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What to See in Tbilisi
Tbilisi is home to some beautiful architecture, rich history and its very own amusement park. After your cheap flights to Tbilisi you won’t be stuck for things to do in the Georgian capital.
A great way to get a sense of a new city is to explore the Old Town, and Tbilisi is no different. Abanotubani, as it’s known, is in itself one of Tbilisi’s main attractions. During a hunt, King Vaghtang Gorgasali's falcon fell in hot water which accidentally led to the discovery of natural sulfur hot springs. This incident was so important that the city is named after it. “Tbili” means “warm” in Georgian.
And while you’re at it, make sure you take a dip in the sulfur baths. The naturally hot water is good for your skin and your health.
One of Tbilisi’s most iconic landmarks is the Holy Trinity Cathedral. It towers over the city and is the third largest Orthodox cathedral in the world. You literally can’t miss it.
Overlooking the city is the Mother Georgia statue. Standing on top of Sololaki Hill the 20 metre high statue is a symbol of the city and was built to celebrate Tbilisi’s 1,500th anniversary in 1958. Also known as Kartlis Deda, you can see it up close by cable car or hiking up the hill.
One of the most popular things to do in Tbilisi is visit Mtatsminda Park. The amusement park is an ideal family day out with rollercoasters, water slides, restaurants and cafés entertaining the people of Tbilisi for over 80 years.
Getting around Tbilisi
Once you have arrived, the most convenient way to reach the city centre is by taking the 37 bus from outside the Arrivals hall. The service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with departures from the airport every 15-30 minutes to the main train station in Tbilisi.
A lot of the city’s main attractions are walkable and the Old Town is best seen on foot. There is an efficient metro service in operation from 6am to midnight. Pick up a Metromoney card for 2 GEL to use the metro. Fares cost just 0.50 GEL. You can pay with cash on buses, using the exact fare, as well.
If you are planning a road trip then hiring a car is essential. You can reserve a car on Ryanair Car Hire when booking your Tbilisi cheap flights and it’ll be waiting when you land!
What to Eat in Tbilisi
Tbilisi’s cuisine has influences from east and west that has made the Georgian capital a dream for foodies. The city has a wide range of options including local hidden gems and award-winning traditional Georgian dishes. Food this good deserves its own article, check it out on Try Somewhere New here.