You Boys in Green Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home : International : Away days + Russia 2018 Accommodation and Travel
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Georgia - 2nd September 2017 - Travel & Acomm
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Georgia - 2nd September 2017 - Travel & Acomm

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 94>
Author
Message
Green-Gallagher View Drop Down
Joe Lapira
Joe Lapira


Joined: 15 Jun 2016
Location: Dublin
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Green-Gallagher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Georgia - 2nd September 2017 - Travel & Acomm
    Posted: 08 Jul 2016 at 8:27pm
Hey all how's things?

Firstly I know this is next September and well off but I wamt to start looking at options and which away game I'm going to pick for the campaign.

I know I've posted before about possible trips to Belgrade and Maldova etc. But I'm thinking of maybe budgeting for the game away to Georgia in September 2017. It just seems like a right old adventure. And as somebody like me who is a travel addict its another part of the world I could tick off the list.

I was just wondering if any guys who had been to Tbilisi in the last campaign or over the years could suggest weather a trip out is worth it and how does it rank in terms of away days?

I was seriously thinking about Belgrade, but would you hold out and head to Tblisi alternatively? Sadly can only do one away game as the funds are tight. Thinking the Georgia game will give me some space.

Anyway all advice and tales welcome on helping me to start looking at putting a trip together.

Cheers.

Edited by Green-Gallagher - 08 Jul 2016 at 8:29pm
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Tyronebhoy View Drop Down
Kevin Kilbane
Kevin Kilbane
Avatar

Joined: 09 Sep 2010
Location: Bfast/Dungannon
Status: Offline
Points: 287
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tyronebhoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2016 at 9:37pm
I was there for last game, flew solo, and will probably (almost 100%, who am I kidding!) do same again. Flew via Amsterdam and Istanbul like a fair few Ybiggers.
Not a bad spot, cheap food and drink, plenty of bars, which were always pretty empty, locals sound enough if a bit reserved. City isn't prettiest in world but interesting enough to dander round. Weather was decent so should be again as it's same time of year.
 
Some of the taxi drivers and shop owners may try to semi rip you off, but you'd get that in plenty of places. Few of fans made trip to Stalin's home town, which I'd be keen to do this time round.
 
Oh, no beer on sale in stadium (which is very central and easy to get to), only Coke, so if you can last 90 minutes without a swally you'll be fine
Northmen, Southmen, Comrades All
Back to Top
Trap for Pope View Drop Down
Liam Brady
Liam Brady
Avatar

Joined: 13 Oct 2011
Status: Offline
Points: 1681
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trap for Pope Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2016 at 9:39pm
Tbilisi trip last campaign was fantastic.

Positives:

We took over a bar for the weekend
Said bar had no closing time
Georgian supporters club met us off the plane and transferred us by bus to the hotel
Hotel Betsy was deadly
The way we got the result was epic!

Negatives:

Three flights home nearly killed me. Save up, book early and go direct to Istanbul and then connect for Tblisi.
YBIG, Bray Wanderers,Clare CLG, Munster,IRFU & AVFC

Get Behind O'Neill's All-Ireland
Back to Top
colemanY2K View Drop Down
Roy Keane
Roy Keane
Avatar
Fresh minty breath

Joined: 01 Mar 2010
Location: London
Status: Offline
Points: 12092
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colemanY2K Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2016 at 10:14pm
I echo what trap for pope said plus...

- The weather was fantastic. Mid to high 20's.

- it's dirt cheap. a fiver for a pizza. Beer costs between one euro and two.

- accommodation is cheap. Look for somewhere close to the hangar bar and McLaren's. That's where the craic will be.

- Stalin's home town of gori is well worth a visit

- Georgian fans were good craic

Definitely go if you can. The match is a Saturday. Try and go Wednesday because it'll take about 12 hours to get there factoring in connections. Most will be on the early hour rtn flights after the match so you'll be home at some point on the Sunday.

Edited by colemanY2K - 08 Jul 2016 at 10:18pm
@johnnyschwarz06

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VvN5CC3_LR4
Back to Top
brendy_éire View Drop Down
500 Club la la la
500 Club la la la
Avatar

Joined: 23 Oct 2009
Location: Derry
Status: Offline
Points: 606
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brendy_éire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2016 at 11:40pm
First time in Tbilisi last campaign, second time in Georgia. It's a nice enough country, but it wouldn't have tons of stuff to do.
Tbilisi is a grand town, but we pretty much done it all in the three nights we had there.
If you're going for several days, Gori is worth a visit only for the Stalin museum, nothing else in the town. Batumi over on the west coast is really interesting. It's mostly a dump, but then there's these amazing casinos along the coast.
The food and wine are both good, people are friendly and it's cheap. I'd definitely recommend it as an away trip, but honestly wouldn't recommend someone to go just as a normal holiday.
This time round, we'll be flying to Batumi or Kutaisi, spending a night or two there, then heading to Abkhazia for a night. More than happy to do just the one night in Tbilisi.
City Till I Die
Back to Top
Butch View Drop Down
Liam Brady
Liam Brady


Joined: 16 Oct 2014
Status: Offline
Points: 2653
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Butch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2016 at 11:53pm
Only 2 aways in 2017 , will defo do this journey to Georgia . I think we are well over due an away friendly but doubt we have 1 in 2016 but maybe I am wrong & someone knows more Wacko
Back to Top
OscarDelta View Drop Down
Liam Brady
Liam Brady
Avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2016
Status: Offline
Points: 1250
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OscarDelta Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 12:20am
Looked at flight options from Tblisi as that gives a guide to where Airlines fly to from there.

LOT (Polish Airlines) fly to Tblisi via Warsaw which must admit would much prefer transiting through than any Turkish Airport at the moment.

No direct flights to Warsaw Chopin from Dublin at the moment but there are from London.................... reckon £200 would be best price as BA to Warsaw and LOT to Tblisi may be best option.
Back to Top
Saint Tom View Drop Down
Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton


Joined: 03 Jan 2009
Location: Ireland
Status: Online
Points: 8875
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saint Tom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 7:10am
Originally posted by OscarDelta OscarDelta wrote:

Looked at flight options from Tblisi as that gives a guide to where Airlines fly to from there.

LOT (Polish Airlines) fly to Tblisi via Warsaw which must admit would much prefer transiting through than any Turkish Airport at the moment.

No direct flights to Warsaw Chopin from Dublin at the moment but there are from London.................... reckon £200 would be best price as BA to Warsaw and LOT to Tblisi may be best option.
are lingus go to Chopin. Used this route in 2014
My destination inchicore my next stop being kilmainham
Where patriots and super saints are the topics of conversation
Back to Top
OscarDelta View Drop Down
Liam Brady
Liam Brady
Avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2016
Status: Offline
Points: 1250
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OscarDelta Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 10:55am
Originally posted by Saint Tom Saint Tom wrote:

Originally posted by OscarDelta OscarDelta wrote:

Looked at flight options from Tblisi as that gives a guide to where Airlines fly to from there.

LOT (Polish Airlines) fly to Tblisi via Warsaw which must admit would much prefer transiting through than any Turkish Airport at the moment.

No direct flights to Warsaw Chopin from Dublin at the moment but there are from London.................... reckon £200 would be best price as BA to Warsaw and LOT to Tblisi may be best option.
are lingus go to Chopin. Used this route in 2014
 
True
 
None came up on Skyscanner when I looked but was looking June next year to get an idea of prices.................... as turns out Aer Lingus on own website only have up to May.
 
Early morning flight from Dub but coming back on Sun is 11am from Warsaw..................... very doable.
 
 
 
Back to Top
kevincronin2000 View Drop Down
Liam Brady
Liam Brady

I'm a Langer

Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Location: P. Rep of Cork
Status: Offline
Points: 2888
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kevincronin2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 11:17am
Wizz air fly to Georgia from about 9 European airports.
time is the stuff that life is made of, don't waste it.
Back to Top
colmoc View Drop Down
Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton
Avatar
serious foot fetish

Joined: 09 Feb 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 7257
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colmoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 12:29pm
Well worth the trip.
Done this solo last time too. Worked out cheaper than the Germany trip the month later overall. Hopefully be doing it again.
Went dub-Istanbul-Tbilisi. Defo worth the few extra quid to do that rather than an extra flight. Turkish airlines from dub-ist has free booze on board as well
Back to Top
colemanY2K View Drop Down
Roy Keane
Roy Keane
Avatar
Fresh minty breath

Joined: 01 Mar 2010
Location: London
Status: Offline
Points: 12092
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colemanY2K Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 12:55pm
Thinking of taking in Azerbaijan or Armenia beforehand and turning it into a 10 day holiday. Wizz Air to Baku is an option from many destinations in Europe and then take the night train to Tbilisi after a few days in Azerbaijan.

Perfect time of the year for an away match.
@johnnyschwarz06

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VvN5CC3_LR4
Back to Top
ringerbell View Drop Down
Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton
Avatar

Joined: 12 Nov 2009
Location: Ireland
Status: Offline
Points: 6635
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ringerbell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 1:06pm
Definitely doing this 1 next year as missed it last time around and along with Moldova it was a must do for me once draw was made
the closest i will ever come to playing for ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0_7w4JyvI4
Back to Top
brendy_éire View Drop Down
500 Club la la la
500 Club la la la
Avatar

Joined: 23 Oct 2009
Location: Derry
Status: Offline
Points: 606
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brendy_éire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

Thinking of taking in Azerbaijan or Armenia beforehand and turning it into a 10 day holiday. Wizz Air to Baku is an option from many destinations in Europe and then take the night train to Tbilisi after a few days in Azerbaijan.


Visa needed for Azerbaijan though, which is a pain in the arse. Think I'll combine this with a trip to Turkey as well.


Edited by brendy_éire - 09 Jul 2016 at 1:33pm
City Till I Die
Back to Top
bannerboy95 View Drop Down
500 Club la la la
500 Club la la la
Avatar

Joined: 23 Apr 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 688
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bannerboy95 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 6:17pm
Think I'll be doing this too will probably book within the next few months as brendy said above a day or two in istanbul would break the journey up nicely
Back to Top
irelandfan View Drop Down
Liam Brady
Liam Brady
Avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Ireland
Status: Offline
Points: 2830
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irelandfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2016 at 11:15pm
Originally posted by OscarDelta OscarDelta wrote:

Originally posted by Saint Tom Saint Tom wrote:

Originally posted by OscarDelta OscarDelta wrote:

Looked at flight options from Tblisi as that gives a guide to where Airlines fly to from there.

LOT (Polish Airlines) fly to Tblisi via Warsaw which must admit would much prefer transiting through than any Turkish Airport at the moment.

No direct flights to Warsaw Chopin from Dublin at the moment but there are from London.................... reckon £200 would be best price as BA to Warsaw and LOT to Tblisi may be best option.
are lingus go to Chopin. Used this route in 2014
 
True
 
None came up on Skyscanner when I looked but was looking June next year to get an idea of prices.................... as turns out Aer Lingus on own website only have up to May.
 
Early morning flight from Dub but coming back on Sun is 11am from Warsaw..................... very doable.
 
 
 

You could alway fly to Modlin in Warsaw with Ryanair and then get modlin bus to chopin cheap as chips and only 1 hr 10 mins journey. 
I'm the gaffer whatever I say goes.
Back to Top
newrynyuk View Drop Down
Davey Langan
Davey Langan
Avatar

Joined: 29 Mar 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 975
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote newrynyuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2016 at 4:12pm
Originally posted by brendy_éire brendy_éire wrote:

Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

Thinking of taking in Azerbaijan or Armenia beforehand and turning it into a 10 day holiday. Wizz Air to Baku is an option from many destinations in Europe and then take the night train to Tbilisi after a few days in Azerbaijan.


Visa needed for Azerbaijan though, which is a pain in the arse. Think I'll combine this with a trip to Turkey as well.


And if you have an Armenian visa in your passport from 2010.  You won't get a Azerbaihjan one.


Back to Top
colemanY2K View Drop Down
Roy Keane
Roy Keane
Avatar
Fresh minty breath

Joined: 01 Mar 2010
Location: London
Status: Offline
Points: 12092
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colemanY2K Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2016 at 5:45pm
Originally posted by newrynyuk newrynyuk wrote:

Originally posted by brendy_éire brendy_éire wrote:

Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

Thinking of taking in Azerbaijan or Armenia beforehand and turning it into a 10 day holiday. Wizz Air to Baku is an option from many destinations in Europe and then take the night train to Tbilisi after a few days in Azerbaijan.


Visa needed for Azerbaijan though, which is a pain in the arse. Think I'll combine this with a trip to Turkey as well.



And if you have an Armenian visa in your passport from 2010.  You won't get a Azerbaihjan one.


I don't have an Armenian visa in my passport.

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.
@johnnyschwarz06

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VvN5CC3_LR4
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 94>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.08
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.