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Gori, Uplistsikhe, Chronicles of Georgia - oldest city

Gori, Uplistsikhe, Chronicles of Georgia - oldest city

Explore ancient Uplistsikhe cave town- meaning "The Fortress of God" is an ancient cave town from the 1st half of the 1st millennium & the Soviet dictator Stalin’s hometown.

from $ 32.00

Gori, Uplistsikhe, Chronicles of Georgia - oldest city

from $ 32.00

Explore ancient Uplistsikhe cave town- meaning "The Fortress of God" is an ancient cave town from the 1st half of the 1st millennium & the Soviet dictator Stalin’s hometown.

Key details

  • Covid-19 precautions Special health and safety measures apply.
  • Departures: Daily 09:00 h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Support call: + 995 514 21 77 22
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  • Languages Offered Audio guide 14 languages

Experience

Highlights

  • Tour start every Tuesday & Friday  at 09:00, 
  • Start point: str. Kote Abkhazi 44 (Office: WST & Tours&Tickets)
  • Discover Iron Age archaeology in Georgia on this day tour Gori, Uplistsikhe and Chronicles of Georgia tour from Tbilisi. Travel to the Iron Age settlement of Uplistsikhe as a guide sheds light on the region’s historic significance. Admire the rock-cut structures and winding staircases for which the site is famous, and hear how life played out here in the period up to the Middle Ages. Explore “Georgian Stonehenge” consists of 16 columns made of copper and bronze 35 meters high and visit the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori, home to treasures and artifacts from the Soviet leader’s life.

Description

  • On our tour to Gori-Uplistsikhe you will have an opportunity to visit several sites from different times of Georgian history, such as Uplistsikhe cave town, Joseph Stalin’s home museum and Gori fortress.
  • We will visit:
  • Uplistsikhe, in translation Fortress of the Lord, is a cave town fortress situated on a rocky massif on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. Dating back to I-II millennium B.C. Uplistsikhe was an important religious, political and cultural centre in the Hellenistic and the late Antique periods. Visitors can still walk among the ancient streets, rock-carved theatre, royal halls, pharmacy, pagan temples and Christian churches, while the remains of granaries and large clay wine vessels give us some clue as to the daily life of the inhabitants.
  • Joseph Stalin’s Museum in Gori – Stalin originally Georgian, was the secretary general of the Communist Party during second world war and one of the most influential dictators of modern times. Museum features Stalin’s house - a hut where he was born; his armour plated railway carriage and a statue that was controversially standing in the main square of Gori up until 2010. In addition, many items owned by Stalin, including some of his office furniture, his personal belongings and gifts made to him over the years. There is also much illustration by way of documentation, photographs, paintings and newspaper articles.
  • Chronicles of Georgia. The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, is famous for several impressive sights. Among them are the Narikala fortress, the Mother of Kartli, the Tsminda Sameba Cathedral and the largest - the “History of Georgia” memorial.
  • Few of the city's guests visit it, although the semantic load and large-scale dimensions are worth your attention and time.
  • The grandiose ensemble of monumental sculptures “History of Georgia” was created by the hands of the Tbilisi genius Zurab Tsereteli. He is a world famous sculptor and artist who has created many monuments in different countries, but this monument is considered one of his best works.
  • The memorial took 20 years to create, but, unfortunately, it has not yet been completed. There are still several elements missing in the sculpture, and the master’s tools stand waiting for the long-awaited finale.
  • The monument “History of Georgia” or as it is also called “Georgian Stonehenge” consists of 16 columns made of copper and bronze 35 meters high. Each of them is divided into three parts: the bottom depicts scenes from the Bible, the middle depicts people significant for Georgia (saints, kings, poets, military leaders), and the top depicts everyday scenes (holidays, harvest and grape harvests).
  • When you look at the memorial from a bird's eye view, a huge cross looms, and a small church built nearby and a cross made of St. Nino's vines complement the biblical theme.
  • The lack of integrity of the monument is of course a big minus, but its majesty does not suffer from this at all. Once inside, you realize how several people and events create history and influence its course.
  • It’s hard to describe the feeling from the “History of Georgia” memorial, so go on a tour with us to get unforgettable emotions!

Itinerary

  • Chronicles of Georgia.
  • Uplistsikhe,
  • Joseph Stalin’s Museum in Gori

Know Before You Book

  • Explore more of Georgia while still keeping Tbilisi as your base
  • Save time and money: Visit multiple sightes in a single day trip with group
  • Get insights into Georgian history and culture from your guide
  • Departs and returns to a central meeting point in Tbilisi
  • Entrance tickets to museums, parks, botanical gardens, caves - not included in tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation up to 2 days to tour departure.
  • One day before departure  tour, amount is not refundable
  • The company reserves the right to change date, time, directions of tour - if ticket was booked less than 12 hours before departure tour

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