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Discovering the birthplace of the Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin – One Day Tour to Shida Kartli

Are you a student, a historian or just a tourist interested in the history and biography of the very prominent Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin?

Are you into discovering old settlements?

Or perhaps would like to know more about Georgian mythology?

This tour gives you amazing opportunity to satisfy your curiosity or increase your knowledge in just one day!

Transfer from Tbilisi with a comfortable micro-bus. First stop will be 45 km from Tbilisi, in Samtavisi. The guide will retell the story about the Assyrian missionary Isidore and the history of the medieval Church.

Next stop will be in Gori, the regional capital of Shida Kartli. Here you will visit the museum. It charts Stalin’s journey from the Gori church school to leadership of the USSR, the Yalta Conference at the end of WWII and his death in 1953.

The third stop will be in the winery of Nika Vacheishvili. Here you will have food tastings and wine degustation. You will have chance to taste local wines : Tsarchinebuli Atenuri, Skris Chinuri, Tavkveri and Mkhiaruli Khidistavuri.

After you will visit Ateni Sioni Church, beautiful medieval Orthodox church from the 7th century. The name “Sioni” comes from the Mountain Zion, which is located in Jerusalem. The walls of the church contain the earliest known inscriptions in Nuskhuri or Nuskha-Khutsuri, one of the versions of the early Georgian alphabet, dating from 835.

Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. After you will be transferred back to Tbilisi.


GROUP : 10 / 20 persons

PRICE : € 55 – in a group of 10 persons /   € 47 – in a group of 20 persons;

INCLUDED : Transportation, guide-service, museum fees, wine-tasting and local food degustation;



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