I will be travelling to Georgia (Tbilisi) in June, and then want to go to Istanbul.
I would love to see some places along the Black Sea Coast along the way from Tbilisi - can someone please help me?
I have some questions...
- How long is the bus ride from Tbilisi to Batumi? Is this the quickest method? At what time do they depart from Tbilisi?
- Are there cruises/ferries from Batumi to Istanbul, and will they stop at various cities so passengers can explore and sight see?
- If bus is the only option to travel from Batumi to Istanbul, how frequent are they? Will i be able to 'hop-on' and 'hop off' at various places on the way?
- What about hiring a driver/guide?
Any suggestions/recommendations welcome,