Experience the real Georgia on our urbex tours

 

Here, you'll find a selection of tours that take you to some of the most interesting and off-the-beaten-path locations in Georgia. From the rundown city of Chiatura, with its eerie Soviet-era cable cars, to the enchanting town of Tskaltubo, once a popular resort, our urbex tours offer a fascinating glimpse into Georgia's complicated history under Soviet rule.


Explore Chiatura: Katskhi, Cableways & More Private tour

Explore Chiatura: Katskhi, Cableways & More Private tour

Our adventure begins with a visit to the enigmatic Katskhi Pillar, a 40-meter-high limestone monolith that commands the skies above the Karshuna River gorge. A testament to the resilience of faith, this striking natural wonder is crowned with a church and monastery built by the Stylites, a group of early Christian ascetics. The lone inhabitant, Monk Maxime, has lived in solitude and silence for years, adding an air of mystery to this already mesmerizing location. Next, we transport you to the heart of Chiatura, a town steeped in history and shaped by its Soviet past. Once a thriving hub of manganese mining, Chiatura's brutalist architecture stands as a testament to its industrial heritage. Wander the streets and marvel at the remnants of a bygone era, culminating in a visit to the Chiatura Pioneer Palace, an exquisite example of Soviet brutalist design. Chiatura's crowning glory is its extraordinary cable car system, boasting 12 passenger lines and several cargo lines that extend over 6,000 meters in length. As we ascend, enjoy the exhilarating sensation of soaring through the skies while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and gorge. This unique mode of transportation is still used by locals, providing an authentic glimpse into daily life in Chiatura. As we delve further into Chiatura, we uncover its fascinating urbex history. A veritable playground for urban explorers, the town's decaying infrastructure and abandoned buildings whisper stories of the past. Immerse yourself in the enigmatic atmosphere as our expert guide reveals the secrets of this off-the-beaten-path destination. Throughout the day, our friendly guide will ensure you experience the true essence of Georgia's rich culture and stunning natural beauty. Beginning at your hotel or place of residence in Tbilisi, we will accompany you on this unforgettable journey into the heart of real Georgia. As the sun begins to set and our adventure draws to a close, we will return to Tbilisi and escort you back to your hotel or place of residence. With memories of a lifetime and a newfound appreciation for Chiatura's unique history and culture, you'll be left with a lasting impression of this remarkable tour. Don't let this extraordinary opportunity pass you by! Join us for an immersive and unforgettable exploration of Chiatura's hidden treasures, as we weave a captivating narrative that is sure to enchant and inspire. Book your tour today and secure your place. Discover hidden gems of Georgian Brutalism with our urbex tours from Tbilisi. Explore the unique architecture and uncover the history behind each location. Check out other our tours! Duration Difficulty Type Language English 10-12 hours Easy Private Russian Includes: Hotel pickup and drop-off (available from Tbilisi, Mtskheta) Exclusions: Lunch Gratuities Please note that old cable cars are closed or under repair and visiting them may not be possible
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Brutal Tbilisi Urban Exploration

Brutal Tbilisi Urban Exploration

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, holds a wealth of fascinating and lesser-known locations that are waiting to be explored. Join our brutal Tbilisi tour and delve into the city's rich and complex history with an expert guide who will take you to the hidden corners of the city. Our tour showcases the striking Soviet Brutalist architecture, showcasing the former Ministry of Highways as one of the main highlights. This building, with its bold and imposing design, symbolizes the city's post-Soviet past and serves as a stark reminder of the city's history.   But our tour is not just limited to historical sites, we also visit the unique sky bridges, which are connected by bridges at a height of 70 meters above the ground. This breathtaking urban view will give you an insight into the daily lives of the people who call Tbilisi home. Additionally, we will also take you to the Maghlivi Bridge, which holds a tragic history that you won't want to miss. Furthermore, we will also visit the mysterious Georgian Stonehenge and the abandoned Museum of Archaeology, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the city.    Join us on this journey of discovery as we uncover the hidden corners of Tbilisi and reveal its secrets. Explore the city in a whole new way and learn about its rich history, culture, and architecture. Book your Brutal Tbilisi tour today and don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Before booking our unique Brutal Tbilisi tour, we highly recommend joining our classic Tbilisi walking tour for a deeper understanding of the city's past and present. More Want to see all sides of Tbilisi? Ready for unique and offbeat explorations? Join our alternative walking tour and discover hidden gems and lesser-known neighbourhoods in Tbilisi. Explore the city beyond the usual tourist hotspots and immerse yourself in the local culture and history. Duration Difficulty Type Language English Around 4 hours Aventurier Private/ Small Group Russian Meeting point for group tours: Europe Square, Tbilisi Includes: Water Local guide Transportation Hotel pick-up for private option Exclusions: Gratuities (optional)
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2-Day Tour Chiatura & Tskaltubo: Urban Discovering

2-Day Tour Chiatura & Tskaltubo: Urban Discovering

Embark on a journey through Georgia's Soviet past with our 2-day urbex tour to Chiatura and Tskaltubo. This unique combination of destinations offers a rare opportunity to get to know some of Georgia's lesser-known, but equally fascinating, locations. Our urban tour begins from Tbilisi and first, we will visit Joseph Stalin's birthplace, the town of Gori, where we will stop at the Stalin Museum and see Stalin's personal train coach. From there, we will head to Chiatura, a mining town known for its extensive network of Soviet-era cable cars. As we explore Chiatura's abandoned factories and industrial sites, we will uncover a piece of Georgia's industrial history and marvel at the mosaics that adorn many of the town's buildings. After our time in Chiatura, we will make our way to Tskaltubo, a once-popular Soviet resort town now semi-abandoned and bursting with history. Our overnight stay in Tskaltubo will give us a chance to fully immerse ourselves in the town's Soviet past, with the option to stay in a guest house or one of the restored Tskaltubo sanatoriums (accommodation is paid for separately). Everyone who booked this tour can also take a soak in one of the resort's radon baths, just as Soviet citizens once did. On the second day of our tour, we will continue our discovering of Tskaltubo and its abandoned sanatoriums and bathhouses, before making our way to the bustling Green Bazaar in Kutaisi. Here, we will find a wide selection of local and exotic products, including fresh produce, natural dairy products, and traditional Georgian sweets. Experience real Tbilisi's on an enlightening urbex tour. Book the Brutal Tbilisi tour now! This tour is a must for anyone interested in Georgia's Soviet past and is led by expert guides with a deep knowledge of the country's history and architecture. We also offer a personalized approach, so if you have a specific location or route in mind, just let us know and we can create a tailor-made tour just for you. Included: Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle Professional, knowledgeable tour guide Tickets to the cable-car   Not included: Entrance fees to the Stalin Museum Personal expenses  Accommodation in Tskaltubo (guests have the option to stay in a guest house or in one of the restored Tskaltubo sanatoriums) Treatment rooms at the Tskaltubo sanatoriums (optional and paid for separately) Tips for the guide and driver (optional) Need to know: Please keep in mind that access to certain locations may be restricted for any reason beyond our control. However, we will do our best to ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable tour experience.
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Brutalism as it is

But it's not all nostalgia and rose-coloured glasses - we also delve into the darker aspects of Georgia's Soviet past, including the repression and suffering many Georgians experienced during this time. However, our urbex tours also touch on the post-Soviet era and the modern-day developments in Georgia, offering a well-rounded and comprehensive look at the country's history and culture.

 

Why book with us? Not only are our tours led by expert guides with a deep knowledge of Georgia's history and architecture, but we also offer a personalized approach. If you have a specific location or route in mind, just let us know and we can create a unique, tailor-made tour just for you.

 

So if you're looking for something different and exciting, look no further! Book an experience with us and discover the hidden corners of real Georgia - both the good and the bad - that most tourists never get to see.