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Tbilisi: Guided Gori Fortress, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour

Product ID: 186870
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A day-tour visiting Gori-Uplistsikhe in which you will have the opportunity to visit several sites from different times of Georgian history, such as the Uplistsikhe cave town, Joseph Stalin’s home museum and the Gori Fortress.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a centuries-old cave town
  • See why mineral water is Borjomi's number one export of Georgia
  • Explore the house of the the leader of the Soviet Union
  • Experience a picturesque resort town in south-central Georgia
  • Witness the Gori Fortress Citadel, which stands on a rocky hill
Full description
Take the chance to visit Uplistsikhe, a cave town fortress situated on a rocky massif on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. Dating back to the 1st and 2nd millennium B.C., Uplistsikhe was an important religious, political and cultural center in the Hellenistic and late Antique periods. The place was founded in the late Bronze Age, around 1000 B.C., and continued to be inhabited until the 13th century A.D.

Between the 6th century B.C. and the 11th century A.D., Uplistsikhe was one of the most important political and religious centers of pre-Christian Kartli, one of the predecessors of the Georgian state. Visitors can still walk among the ancient streets, rock-carved theater, 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.

You can also visit Joseph Stalin’s Museum in Gori, Stalin (originally Georgian) was the secretary general of the Communist Party during World War II. The museum features Stalin’s house (a hut where he was born), his armor plated railway carriage and a statue that was controversially standing in the main square of Gori up until 2010. Afterwards, discover Gori Fortress, a medieval citadel in Georgia which stands above the city of Gori on a rocky hill.

Following this, you will venture to Borjomi, a picturesque resort town in south-central Georgia located on the edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. It is one of the districts of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region and is situated in the northwestern part of the region in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge, on the eastern edge of the National Park. The town is famous for its mineral water, which is the number one export of Georgia. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically themed amusement park in the Caucasus. Due to the supposed curative powers of the area's mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems.
Includes
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission fees to Stalin museum, Uplistsikhe Cave Town and Borjomi park

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

44 Kote Afkhazi Street, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that from November 20, 2018, ascent to the Gergeti Trinity Church is not possible (tour changes are seasonal)
Organized by

WST Company

Product ID: 186870