- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Uplistsikhe is located just 14km from downtown Gori, so it makes sense to combine an excursion to the cave town with a visit to Gori. Thought to have been founded during the Bronze Age, Uplistsikhe is a fascinating landscape of chambers and grottoes cut into the mountainside, not unlike David Gareja Monastery (see the next section). It was once a fully functioning ‘cave town’, with living quarters, churches and municipal services. Uplistsikhe is better set up for tourists than David Gareja, with information placards and rope walkways. You can still clamber around the maze of caves as you please, which is actually a lot of fun (if not a little dangerous). Uplistsikhe is open from 10am to 5pm daily and entrance costs 3 GEL per person.
Traveler pickup is offered
Located in Georiga’s Shida Kartli region, travelling to Gori from Tbilisi involves crossing over into western Georgia. It’s a totally different landscape, characterised by lush forests and green plains. There are two reasons tourists come to Gori: Firstly, to explore the ancient cave city, Uplistsikhe; and secondly, to visit the birthplace of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. It might not be for everyone, but visiting the Stalin Museum is a very unique experience—especially if you opt for the guided tour, which I highly recommend you do.
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Pass By: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori Georgia
Aside from its dark history, Gori is quite a pretty town, with trellis-lined streets and a big central park. Climb to the top of Gori Castle for a nice view of the city and the Mtkvari River. Chinebuli, right opposite the Stalin Museum, serves decent food and comes recommended by the owner of our guesthouse in Gori.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.