Need a quickie intro to the city? Toss aside your guidebook and instead get the Tbilisi scoop straight from those who know it best: the locals who live here!
Join us for a casual meet-up starting in Pushkini Park Freedom Square. From there, we’ll take a short wander around the area of Sololaki, famous among locals for its cosmopolitan buildings and beautiful painted entrances. It is one of the oldest districts of Tbilisi, and in the 19th century it was the most prestigious district among fashionable Georgians. As we walk, you’ll see remarkable houses of different styles. We’ll stop at a typical Georgian bakery and see how traditional bread, shoti, is baked. After passing the Gudiashvili small garden, which has a romantic statue in the middle, we’ll head down to the old town via a narrow street, along which we’ll pass some interesting art galleries, cafés, and a house with colourful window art.
Approaching the old town, we’ll then visit a local wine bar that’s popular for its wine collection. We’ll settle in for a drink if you like (your own expense but your local friend can give you some recommendations and tips on how to order) and you’ll be free to chat with new friends, make some plans together for later on and ask any questions you like of our knowledgeable Tbilisi expert.
Think of it as a tour, meet-up, and info desk all rolled into one — get the tips you need to know from those who are in-the-know, then kick back and relax with some new friends in a new city. There’s no better way to tap into local life in Tbilisi!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking expert to answer all your questions.
Exclusions: Transportation to and from the meet-up point, food and other drinks.
Your Trip: As this is a meet-and-greet with other travellers and not a standard tour, the size of the group may be more than our typical Urban Adventures limit of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: “Locals on Tap” tours are meet-up experiences and therefore require a minimum of four (4) people to be booked on any given tour. Should there be fewer than four (4) travellers booked on your chosen date, you will be notified by email two (2) days prior to the date of your booked tour and provided alternative tour options. Otherwise if you don't hear from us and have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the meeting point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this experience.