Visit one of the oldest human settlements in Georgia as well as the birthplace of Stalin on this day tour. Travel with an English-speaking guide.

• Explore rock-cut temples and Bronze Age dwellings at Uplistsikhe.

• Visit the Stalin Museum and Gori Fortress (separate entry fee).

• Travel to the resort town of Borjomi with its Romanov Palace.

• Tours depart 3 central Tbilisi locations at 08:30.

Details

today Season:

  • All Year Round | Tuesdays and Fridays.

headset Commentary:

  • Live English-speaking guide.
  • Note: Tours may depart with a bilingual Russian/English speaking guide.

schedule Departure Time:

  • 08:30 (Arrive For 08:15).

place Departure Points:

  • 44 Kote Abkhazi Street.
  • 1/3 Pushkin Street, Freedom Square.
  • 24 Shota Rustaveli Avenue.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Approximately 7 Hours.

cancel Exclusions:

  • Lunch.
  • Attraction Entry Fees.

About the Gori, Uplistsikhe & Borjomi Day Tour:

Your tour begins with a drive along the Mtkvari River towards Uplistsikhe, one of the oldest human settlements in Georgia. Roughly translating as 'the lord's fortress', this ancient town has borne witness to nearly every stage in the country's cultural and political development. Its earliest cave dwellings date back to the early Bronze Age, long before Christianity came into existence. You'll discover evidence of this era in the form of pagan shrines, sacrificial pits, vaulted iwans, granaries and defensive walls dated to the late Hellenistic period.

Uplistsikhe's prominence fluctuated over subsequent centuries, surging during the Arab conquest of Tbilisi and crashing in the 14th century following the arrival of the Mongols. Various structures throughout the site provide evidence of its post-Christian occupation: two basilicas (one 6th, one 9th century), three small rock-hewn chapels, and secular structures such as stables and kilns.

From one era to another, your next stop takes you west to the city of Gori. Gori is best known as the birthplace of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, then known by his Georgian name Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili. While entry fees are not included in the price of tour you will have a chance to visit the Joseph Stalin Museum, as well as the medieval hilltop citadel, Gori Fortress.

Finally, you'll travel to the quaint resort town of Borjomi. Nestled at the foot of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Borjomi is famous for its naturally carbonated mineral water, bottles of which are a major local export. Whilst here you'll also be shown Likani Villa, once the summer palace of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia, now an official residence of the President of Georgia.

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Once you've completed your purchase an electronic voucher will be sent via email.

Present this to staff at any of the following WST Tours & Tickets Offices in Tbilisi: (44 Kote Abkhazi St), (1/3 Pushkin St, Freedom Sq) or (24 Shota Rustaveli Ave). You can either print the voucher out or show it on a mobile device. Please be sure to check-in at least 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart.

Should it be required, your booking confirmation voucher will contain the tour operator's main contact number.

CANCELLATION:

• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 48 hours in advance of the activity start time.

• Refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to departure date or 'no-shows' are non-refundable.

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