A less well-known travel destination, Georgia is becoming a hotspot for hikers and sightseers. However, we have compiled a host of information to ensure that you are prepared for your trip and have the right documents before you leave.
Top 5 things to see and do in Georgia
1. Batumi Gardens
Batumi Gardens has the most diverse array of plants in the world, and after a relaxing day spent wandering its quiet pathways, you can even spend the night camping in the grounds.
2. Tbilisi Sulphur Baths
Spend an afternoon in a traditionally restored bathhouse and you can experience the relaxational and healing qualities of the springs that Georgia is built upon.
3. Jvari Monastery
Jvari Monastery is only half an hour from Tbilisi and offers fantastic views of the capital from a 6th-century monastery, that is remarkably well-preserved on its seemingly precarious cliff-top location.
4. Tbilisi Old Town
Tbilisis old town is a stunning contrast to the modernity of the architecture in the other areas of the city, which includes dramatic features such as spiral staircases and balconies, which you can reach by cable car if your legs get tired.
5. The Mountains
Hike the mountains between Mestia and Ushguli to follow a well-travelled route littered with panoramic views and vast countryside.
Do UK citizens need a visa for Georgia?
You do not need a visa to enter Georgia. However, you will need a valid passport with which you can stay for up to 1 year without the need to apply for a long-term visa.
Is Georgia safe for tourists?
Georgia is generally safe for tourists although there have been instances of theft and muggings. However, as long as you take the precautions that you would at home, you should be in no immediate danger. However, you should take out travel insurance before you leave, especially if you are travelling to take part in extreme sports such as skiing.
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