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Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

I have read online about travellers who've gone from Armenia to Azerbaijan via Georgia so unless it's a new thing I don't think it matters.


Aye, it's not an issue these days, unless there's evidence that you've been to Nagorno-Karabakh. Or if you have an Armenian name. Which is just racist.


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For anyone thinking of travelling via Kutaisi, a few words of warning:

There is only one train a day from Kutaisi to Tbilisi, and it runs at 12:15, arriving 17:40 local time (local time kick off is 20:00, so you'd want to be on the train on the Friday at the latest, to be sure). The train out from Tbilisi leaves at 08:55, arriving 14:18. These times could change, so just keep an eye closer to the time.

The trains only have a set number of seats, so you'd be well advised to book in advance, as they will not sell tickets if the train is already full. You can buy tickets online, anyway, but you will need to provide passport details. The address is railway.ge but make sure you use a virus scanner: it has been hacked a few times in the past, although it seems to be secure enough now.

That said, you could always just take a minibus, which shouldn't be too expensive, and possibly a bit quicker than the bus, albeit it is unlikely to be cheaper. It is motorway about half the way between the two, and the rest should be alright, as it is the main road in Georgia. The train is only about 3 or 4 euro, so I imagine a minibus will be more.
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Can't wait to get this booked up whenever flights come out. Going tomake it my first away trip
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Flights from Dublin to Warsaw for 54 quid on the Wednesday morning (09:45-13:25) with Ryanair, then a flight that night (30th August) for 187 quid @22.30pm, arrives in Tbilisi at 4am Thursday morning.
 
Anyone know any other decent routes? Cheapest direct flight from Dublin to Istanbul the same day is around 260 quid and that's not factoring in the flight from Istanbul to Tbilisi
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The match is a year away and already several hotels in Tblisi are fully booked up! LOL

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KLM have a direct flight dept from AMS at 10.40am for 190 euro return, as well as another two flights transferring in Kiev. Can start from most UK airports for about 50 euro more...

You will need to wait another 2 weeks or so for September to become bookable
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There are not many ways of passenger ferry travel any more, but if you are flying to kiev and then on to Georgia, there is still a twice weekly ferry going across the Black Sea.
I am not entirely sure if the Odessa to Istanbul ferry allows passenger only.
The ferry from Odessa to Batumi in Georgia takes 48 hours and costs 100 euros in a 4-berth cabin.
The fee includes 3 meals a day.
Odessa is gorgeous in early September!

There are cheaper ways of getting from Kiev to Georgia ... but I am pretty sure this will be my way ;-)

www.ukrferry.com/eng/schedules/ilyichevsk-poti-batumi

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Going to make a bit of a holiday out of this by going over on the Wednesday and home the Monday in time for the home game on the 5th.

Looking at flying to kutasi and spending some time there or in batumi

For those of yous that were in tiblisi last time how many days you recommend spending in it. Have hotel booked in it for nights around the game would yous recommend staying in it longer
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Did 4 nights the last time and that was grand,got to see plenty of Tbilisi and do a bit of tourist stuff too,wine tasting etc.
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Originally posted by manulike manulike wrote:

There are not many ways of passenger ferry travel any more, but if you
are flying to kiev and then on to Georgia, there is still a twice weekly
ferry going across the Black Sea.
I am not entirely sure if the Odessa to Istanbul ferry allows passenger only.
The ferry from Odessa to Batumi in Georgia takes 48 hours and costs 100 euros in a 4-berth cabin.
The fee includes 3 meals a day.
Odessa is gorgeous in early September!

There are cheaper ways of getting from Kiev to Georgia ... but I am pretty sure this will be my way ;-)

www.ukrferry.com/eng/schedules/ilyichevsk-poti-batumi


I would have been interested in this only for the fact it's a pain in the hole to get to Odessa.

Will save the time instead to see more of Georgia and hopefully Armenia.
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Originally posted by newrynyuk newrynyuk wrote:


The match is a year away and already several hotels in Tblisi are fully booked up! LOL


Thought you were having a laugh but noticed that earlier. A huge amount of central 3 and 4 star hotels are all fully booked the nights around the match. Strange. Must be something else on too?
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Originally posted by Hickster74 Hickster74 wrote:

Originally posted by newrynyuk newrynyuk wrote:


The match is a year away and already several hotels in Tblisi are fully booked up! LOL


Thought you were having a laugh but noticed that earlier. A huge amount of central 3 and 4 star hotels are all fully booked the nights around the match. Strange. Must be something else on too?
could be a case that hotels havent released their rooms/pricing for a year ina dvance yet.
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Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

Originally posted by Hickster74 Hickster74 wrote:

Originally posted by newrynyuk newrynyuk wrote:


The match is a year away and already several hotels in Tblisi are fully booked up! LOL


Thought you were having a laugh but noticed that earlier. A huge amount of central 3 and 4 star hotels are all fully booked the nights around the match. Strange. Must be something else on too?
could be a case that hotels havent released their rooms/pricing for a year ina dvance yet.


That's probably it.

Looks like there's some serious steep hills there too..
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Yep, stayed in Betsy the last time for the pool that Imnever used once. Was on a fair hill. Booked into a digs onFreedom Sq this time
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Yeah, got one earlier very close to the square. First one I booked was alot cheaper but up one serious hill...
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Flights for this are honking too lot via Warsaw arrives 4am departs 50 mins later
Lufthansa option isn't a lot better

Don't fancy using g lies or Istanbul if anyone has better ideas
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Had hotel betsy booked but just booked an apartment in freedom square for the 3 nights

Going to spend a night or 2 in either batumi or kutasi and then head to tiblisi

Is several different flight options obviously have the Istanbul and Kiev routes and then have the options through kutasi
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Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

Flights for this are honking too lot via Warsaw arrives 4am departs 50 mins later
Lufthansa option isn't a lot better

Don't fancy using g lies or Istanbul if anyone has better ideas


UIA does €61 one-way Kiev-Tbilisi
Dept Kiev 11:25
Arrive Tbilisi 16:10

On the way back its:
Dept TBI 17:10
Arrive KIEV 18:15

Stayed a week in Kiev this March. Great city!



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