This 7-hour tour includes visits to the town of Gori and the cave city of Uplistsikhe, giving us the opportunity to observe two cities that represent very different periods in Georgia's history. We'll start in Gori, which is most famous for being the birthplace of Stalin. At the eponymous Stalin Museum, we'll see the one story hut where this notorious person grew up and passed his early childhood and will also visit his private carriage.
After our museum visit and a quick tour of the city we'll continue on to Uplistsikhe, an abandoned rock-hewn town in the central Kartli region. This was of one of the earliest settlements in Georgia and a visit here is literally a walk through history, with the city dating back to the 1st millennium BC.
This was a powerful religious, political and cultural center in Late Antiquity. Streets, churches, palaces, concert halls and living quarters were all carved directly into the mountain. While the city originally consisted of more than 700 caves, only 150 remain today.
After touring this ancient site we'll hit the road and head back to Tbilisi.
This trip is operated by by Levan Chalauri of Experience Georgia and offered in partnership with Go Ask A Local. All details for the trip will be managed directly with Levan and the Experience Georgia Team.