Explore Uplistsikhe cave city and Gori old town
surroundings on a day trip
Departure time: 09:30
· Meeting point: Citysightseeing Tbilisi Office
Duration: Approx. 6
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.
Excursion is accompanied
with live guide in English and Russian, and provides best value for families,
friends, couples and solo travellers.
We will visit:
Ø 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
Ø 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.
Ø Gori Fortress is a medieval citadel in Georgia, standing above the city
of Gori on a rocky hill. Archaeological evidence shows that the area had
already been inhabited in the last centuries BC. The fortress controlled major
strategic and economic routes and accommodated a large garrison.