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This is the Kalantarov's house from the early 20th century. The exact address is 27 Lado Asatiani Street , in the Sololaki district, just under Sololaki mountain where Narikhala stands. The closest underground station is Tavisuplebis Moedani. It was designed by architect K.A. Sarkisyan and built in 1908 for Michail Kalantarov, a rich merchant living in ...


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Good thing you ask, because I searched for it before going to the Caucasus last year and couldn't find much. Fortunately, I have the answer to your question. I did Tbilisi–Yerevan back and forth by minibus/marshrutka. Minibuses are great, I recommend them. They're quite fast, cheap, and it's how the locals do it. Plus, the scenery between the two cities, ...


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Unfortunately not likely the current price but may be of interest. From Greg R on TripAdvisor: 4. Re: Coin locker or left luggage in Tbilisi anywhere 29 July 2013, 19:30 Yes, the one in Tbilisi charges 4 lari per bag, for 24 hours I think. I used it about a month ago. The station itself doesn't provide a left luggage service, so this gap in the ...


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Several Instagram accounts use this picture (you can do a reverse image search on Google) but I found none that indicates a precise location other than Tblisi Old Town. A russian-language site geo-locates the picture here, but I can not verify that. The translation of the description reads: Several buildings from XIX-XX centuries have been preserved in ...


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My wife, native of Tbilisi, suggests that all buses and marshrutkas from Tbilisi to Baku leave from Ortachala. Search around Russian language sites seems to confirm it. (Note: all links below are to Russian language sites.) This site talks about actually buses, not marshrutkas, that go from Ortachala to Baku. This site specifically talks about marshrutkas ...


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Apparently TAV Georgia is the sole ground handling agent at Tbilisi airport. Regarding the actual issue: I called Qatar Airways's central hotline and explained my situation, whereby they put a note in the system "IN TRANSIT TO LONDON HOLDING A NATIONAL ID CARD. OK TO BOARD". Despite having checked in online and printed my boarding pass, I went to the check-...


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While I'm not in Tbilisi myself, my wife and children are at present in Georgia, having been in Tbilisi during the flood and the following week, although they now went to the summer house in the mountains. I have been speaking with them almost daily - so this is almost a first person account. Severe flooding did occur a couple of weeks ago in Tbilisi, ...


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If such exists, they are a well kept secret. You'll likely have to do this in stages. The most attractive option I could find (excluding flights) would be to take trains as far as Istanbul and then there is a bus from Istanbul to Tbilisi. The train segment is about 50 hours (including three nights where you could opt for comfortable sleeping compartments ...


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Yes, there are plans to reopen at least two of them. The cable car mentioned in Karlson's answer has been completed and operating for roughly a year now, but is a new route with new stations in new locations that did not previously have any of the older cable cars in Tbilisi. But I only just discovered today by chance an answer on a Georgian website called ...


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So, from a few sites I was able to get the following information. This one is the most detailed and includes maps and images, this is also a good source. It has been said to be the cheapest and easiest way, tickets seem to be around 35 GEL but I haven't seen that anywhere official, as you just pay the driver on the bus. (In comparison a flight is more ...


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Metro Turizm runs two direct buses a day. Lüks Karadeniz runs one bus a day. It seems like both leave from the central Ortachala Bus Station. It's helpful to know Tbilisi (Gerogria) = Tiflis (Gürcistan) in Turkish for their search fields.


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Given the designation of the train it is unlikely that Georgian Railway system will give you anything different than the Azerbaijan's Railway booking system so there are no other stops between Rustavi and Tbilisi. As far as Tbilisi-Uzl is concerned it actually is short for "Тбилиси Узловая" (Tbilisi Hub for lack of better translation) which is a name for a ...


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I don't see any problem at all at finding a cab at Navtlugi or wherever you want in Tbilisi. Just rise you hand on the road and any free car will stop near you. And also I am sure that plenty of cabs reside on the Navtlugi station. However, if you want to be super safe, you can call taxi by phone with following numbers: 2 717 717 291 14 14 2939 100 ...


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I'm going to update the above info with costs + time breakdowns. Minibus from Sheki Bus Station to random corner in Balakan. 3.50 Manat. 10:10 AM and 2:00 PM. 2.5 hours. Note: Find the bus to Balakan--it will be clearly marked--get on, and pay the driver at the end. It filled up. Try to get on a little early. Taxi from Balakan to border. Around 3-5 ...


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I just took the train a first class sleeper from Yerevan to Batumi and enjoyed it. The car was about 1/3 full so it was quite and comfortable. The train trip is a little longer but you can us the internet service as far as either the Georgia country line or Tblishi. It worked very well and customs was a breeze. Just answer a few questions provided your ...


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That's a lot of questions! Should I hire a car or are there tours available to tourist areas? You probably don't need a car, the public transport in Tbilisi is pretty efficient, and when it's not it's still interesting :-) Are there regular bus services? Yes, there is a metropolitan bus service. Most locals use the minibuses that you have to wave down. ...


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I would suggest going back to the source Azerbaijan Railways LTD timetable for local trains: There is a daily train from Baku to Tbilisi daily leaving Baku @20:30 local time. There is also an express train from Ganja to Baku leaving every other day (English version is incorrect) @9:00. I can't find information about the stops of the fast train to Tbilisi. ...


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I made this journey in 2017 and took the overnight train from Tbilisi to Yerevan. It cost approx 90 GEL in first class, and less in other classes. It has the advantage of saving you the price of accommodation. It goes from the main train station in Tbilisi to the main one in Yerevan. Tickets can be bought at the international/long distance counter upstairs ...


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There is one more new Luggage Storage in Tbilisi Center at Liberty Square #4 (next to Courtyard Marriott in arch). It's more comfortable because it's self service and you can use it within 24 hours. Hope it's helpful information for travelers! https://smartcase.ge


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You have to go to the main station and ask around, the prices are very different as there are no actual companies driving. The drivers are individuals who drive families and tourist to the borders. I will ask my friends in tbilisi to find out the estimate price but meanwhile I did my research and found this gem website. http://www.costtotravel.com/how-to-...


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According to several sites there is no reason to take a 4x4 to Shatili as there are Marshrutkas running from Tbilisi to Shatili twice a week (Russian). There is also another site in Russian that lists the times as of 2013 for the marshrutkas to Shatili and prices for others so you can guesstimate what this might actually run based on distance and finally ...


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No, you're not allowed to do this, given that the card always requires a minute between validations, and there are guards at the barriers to see to it that there is no abuse. However, if you save the original receipt, you can get the 2 lari back when leaving Tbilisi (if less than 1 month after buying the card), by presenting your card, receipt and passport ...


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Smart Case is a first 24/7 self-service luggage lockers in Tbilisi. location: Tbilisi, Liberty square, next to shopping mall Galleria Tbilisi and hotel Courtyard Marriott, In the arch. Box size: 49X28X70 CM Price From 5 GEL Tbilisi, 44 Kote Apkhazi, In the arch. Box size: 51X30X77 CM Price From 6 GEL . Box size 51X30X57 CM Price From 5 GEL


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Yes, you are still exempt. Your US visa simply has to be valid, as stated both by the Georgian MFA, implicitly by Georgia's E-Visa portal, and by Timatic, the database used by airlines. You will not normally be asked anything if your passport and US visa are in order, but to be safe, have a hotel booking confirmation, return flight confirmation, proof of ...


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Upon arrival in Tbilisi (04:30 in the morning) I went to the Courtyard Marriott hotel, whose staff has been super helpful to me in the past despite me not staying there. After doing some research, they said there was "unlikely" to be public transport to the border before 11:00 So they got me a taxi to the border for exactly 58 lari (USD 24 or EUR 22), ...


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Looks like you want to use the Azerbaijan one. To find this, I went to Rome2Rio's page on Tbilisi to Baku. This then shows the train option with Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY) Duration 12h 10m Estimated Price $6 - $20 USD Frequency Once daily And links to the rail website showing movement of the trains. However it notes that "Buy tickets at ...


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As per Timatic, the database used by airlines: Warning: - Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry. While I myself have only ever been asked for a return ticket once (which was not in Georgia), it is possible citizens of poorer countries will be subject to more scrutiny. Thus, you should at least buy a refundable ticket, ...


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Take a taxi to the border of Azerbaijan from the airport. Cross the border by foot and there are lots of buses and shared taxis waiting on the Azerbaijani side going to Baku.


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The information about the Kalantarian family is slightly digfferent; The builder was not Mikhael but Mkrtitch Kalantarian(my grand grand father). He was born in Akouliss, lived and Baku and later came to Tbilissi. He lived in Brussels till he died. The name in official papers was in fact Kalatariantz. He came with his five sons to Europe and they settled not ...


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Nope, but you can travel: Brussels-Munich on Eurolines or Flixbus Munich-Istanbul on Alpar Turizm, Ulusoy or Yazicioglu Turizm Istanbul-Tbilisi on various carriers, such as Metro Turizm.


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