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Crazy soviet tour with concrete buildings and mosaics in Georgia

Are you a thrill seeker? Do you love soviet architecture and history? Then you are at the right place. Soviet architecure in Georgia is impressive with its concrete buildings and mosaics. Concrete lovers will enjoythe stories and the style.

per adult from

$486

AUD

Duration

2 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Alcohol
    • Entry/Admission - J.Stalin's Underground Printing House Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum

  • Day 1: Enjoy the soviet gems in Tbilisi. You will get knowledge about soviet architecture and history.

    Stop At: The Chronicle of Georgia, Chronicles of Georgia Temqa, T'bilisi, Georgia
    The "Chronicles of Georgia" Memorial Complex, by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, Tbilisi. Construction of this vast memorial began in 1985, and still today it remains incomplete.The monument chronicles Georgian history. The top part of the 30 meter tall columns feature kings, queens and heroes and the bottom part depict stories from the life of Christ.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: J.Stalin's Underground Printing House Museum, Kaspi St, 7, Tbilisi Georgia
    The Printing House is located in the Avlabari district in Tbilisi. You can travel thanks to the "time machine" while visiting this museum and go back to the time when young revolutionary Stalin lived and worked.The construction process of this Printing House was arranged by Mr Mikheil Bochoridze. He chose a suitable area in the Avlabari district. Mr Rostomashvili owned the land in this place. He was a worker in the workshops of the railway. After Mr Bochoridze and Mr Rostomashvili got a consent on the construction, they started building an illegal underground Printing House below the building. In a short period of time, they built a house that had only two rooms. In the years 1904-05, the Printing House started working.There were 15-meter deep underground tunnels as well. From 1904-06, Stalin was secretly printing different newspapers and brochures in Georgian, Russian, and Azerbaijan language, and the revolutionaries were spreading them in these countries. 24-year-old Stalin escaped from the resettlement and started living in this Printing House from 1904. Many articles published here are actually written by Stalin, and that is why nowadays the Printing House is connected to his name.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Wedding Palace, 21, Bochorma St, T'bilisi, Georgia
    The Wedding Palace or Palace of Rituals is a building in Tbilisi designed by architect Victor Djorbenadze. It was built in 1984 as a wedding venue.The building, drawing on influences as diverse as 1920s expressionism and medieval Georgian church architecture, met with mixed critical reviews.Visiting celebrities were often invited to the Wedding Palace - Margaret Thatcher was treated to a Georgian dance performance during her 1987 visit,[2] and Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan renewed his vows with wife Bron while touring in 1990.[3]
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Ortachala HPP, 1 Ialbuzi Street, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Hydroelectric power plant in Tbilisi

    Stop At: Svobody Square, Svobody Sq., Tbilisi Georgia
    The 1907 Tiflis Bank Robbery, also known as the Erivansky Square (Freedom square ) expropriation, was an armed robbery on 26 June 1907 in the city of Tiflis in the Tiflis Governorate in the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire (now Georgia's capital, Tbilisi). A bank cash shipment was stolen by Bolsheviks to fund their revolutionary activities. The robbers attacked a bank stagecoach, and the surrounding police and soldiers, using bombs and guns while the stagecoach was transporting money through Erivansky Square (now Freedom Square) between the post office and the Tiflis branch of the State Bank of the Russian Empire. The attack killed forty people and injured fifty others, according to official archive documents. The robbers escaped with 341,000 rubles (equivalent to around US$3.96 million in 2018).
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Parliament of Georgia, 8 Shota Rustaveli Ave, T'bilisi, Georgia
    The building complex was constructed as the House of Government of Georgian SSR on the site of the demolished 19th-century Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and adjacent churchyard, with burials of the Georgian cadets killed during the Bolshevik invasion of 1921. It consists of two buildings; the "upper" building was designed by Viktor Kokorin and Giorgi Lezhava and built from 1933 to 1938. The "lower" building, along Rustaveli Avenue, was constructed by the same architects with an input from Vladimer Nasaridze from 1946 to 1953. The two buildings are connected with a courtyard, with staircases and fountains. The design of both buildings heavily uses elements of traditional Georgian architecture. The exterior facing the avenue is dominated by a monumental arcade, with massive eaves and "arch" pediment.The buildings are built of lightweight reinforced concrete, with exterior cladding of tufa rock, granite, and other materials

    Stop At: Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, Rike Park, Tbilisi Georgia
    Tbilisi’s one of the oldest and most beautiful cableways located on Rustaveli Avenue, in the yard of Georgian National Academy of Sciences , will soon be restored. This unique building has become iconic for generations of Tbilisi citizens even though the cable car hasn’t worked for over twenty years.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tbilisi Sports Palace, 1 Twentysix May Square, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Built in 1961, the arena was used primely for the basketball games of local Dinamo Tbilisi and is still the largest basketball designed arena in all of the former USSR successor states.The construction was led by architects Vladimir Aleksi-Meskhishvili, Yuri Kasradze, Temo Japaridze and designer David Kajaia.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nutsubidze project., Tbilisi, Georgia
    Designed by Georgian architects O. Kalandarishvili and G. Potskhishvili and completed in 1976. The Nutsubidze plateau‘s complex consists of three housing blocks constructed on a hillside and connected together by a sketchy suspended foot bridge .
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The building of the Ministry of Highways of the Georgian SSR, Yuriya Gagarina, 29A, Tbilisi 0160 Georgia
    The Bank of Georgia headquarters (former Soviet Ministry of Roads ) Tbilisi, Georgia. Architects George Chakhava and Zurab Jalaghania 1975. Probably the most famous building of Tbilisi, the Tetris-like shape of the Soviet Ministry of Roads is a classical example of Soviet constructivism.The construction project was lead by the architect Giorgi Chakhava who, at that time, was also the deputy minister of the Georgia Ministry of Roads
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue Stalin Park, Gori 1400 Georgia
    he Joseph Stalin Museum is a museum in Gori, Georgia dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics.The museum has three sections, all located in the town's central square. It was officially dedicated to Stalin in 1957. With the downfall of the Soviet Union and independence movement of Georgia, the museum was closed in 1989, but has since been reopened, and is a popular tourist attraction.
    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast included in the hotel.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Tbilisi.

    Day 2: On the 2nd day we will head to Chiatura and tskaltubo, the soviet cities unique with their soviet architecture.

    Stop At: Cableways Chiatura, Chiatura 5500 Georgia
    The major attraction here is the Stalin-era cable car system which is still in use and serves as the main mode of transport around the city. The cable cars traverse the Kvirila River gorge connecting the town to the mines above via 10 cars for passengers and 2 cars for manganese transport. Some of the stations are adorned with murals of Soviet heroes. This aerial tram system spans over 6 km of cable and is highly regarded as an exemplary feat of Soviet engineerin

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Tskaltubo Health Resort, Tskaltubo, Georgia
    The abandoned sanatoriums of Tskaltubo, a town in the west part of Georgia is one of the most interesting places to visit in Georgia. The place is distinguished by its natural springs emanating from limestone massifs deep beneath the ground. n Soviet Georgia, Tskaltubo was a famous spa resort. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the sanatorium lost its function. Vines, bushes, and weeds found their ways through the pillared hallways into the bathing rooms.
    Duration: 2 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast included in the hotel.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Tbilisi.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Evatour

Activity ID: V-76062P35

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