7 day Vertigo Tour Soviet Architecture in Georgia

Chiatura cable cars
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Price Inclusive of : 

  • Private guide by Brutal Tours for more personalized experience
  • Accommodation on TWIN sharing basis or Dorm ( nights )
  • Transport

Price Exclusive of :

  • Any personal expenses
  • International air tickets
  • Meals  and snacks ( around 20 Euro/day ) 
  • Visa Fees


Join Brutal Tours on a journey through the ghosts of Georgian’s Soviet past; from the breathtaking Stalin’s cable car roads to the old glory of a Soviet sanatorium. Definitely a “last chance to see” adventure!

Our guides speak English, German, French and Dutch.

Minimum 2ppl


Day 1 – Tbilisi

The Chronicle of Georgia
The Chronicle of Georgia
  • Arrival & check in into hostel Fabrika, Tbilisi in the heart of an old Soviet sewing factory.
  • All day Walking Tour were we will explore Tbilisi’s most iconic Soviet and brutalist buildings.
  • Dinner at the funicular restaurant with a wonderful view on the city.
  • Overnight at hostel Fabrika Tbilisi

Day 2  – Chiatura

Cable car in Chiatura
Cable car in Chiatura
  • Breakfast
  • Early departure to Chiatura
  • Check in into hostel in Chiatura
  • Afternoon urban exploration of the mining town of Chiatura and rides on Stalin’s last active cable cars.
  • Dinner in town
  • Overnight at hostel Chiatura

Day 3  – Chiatura & Tskaltubo

View from Katskhi pillar
View from Katskhi pillar 
  • Breakfast
  • Visit to the Katski pillar’s hermitage. Built on the top of an impressive 40 meters tall natural limestone pillar, the Church, which can only be reached by a rusty ladder, is still occupied by a small community of monks.
  • Departure for Tskaltubo
  • Arrive & check into hostel
  • Dinner at the old soviet sanatorium

Day 4  – Tskaltubo & Abastumani 

Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium in Tskaltubo
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium in Tskaltubo
  • Breakfast
  • Urban exploration of the old Tskaltubo Soviet sanatorium and visit to the Museum “Never back in USSR”
  • Departure for Abstumani
  • Arrive & check into the once secret Soviet astrominocal observatory of Abastumani (dorm)
  • Night excursion of the still used observatory, possibility to look through the telescope at some objects in the sky (depends on sky conditions).
  • Dinner

Day 5 (Friday) – Abastumani & Tbilisi

Abastumani Observatory
Abastumani Observatory
  • Breakfast
  • Departure for Tbilisi
  • Stop and lunch in the town of Borjormi and visit of the mineral water spring park of Borjormi
  • Check in into hostel Fabrika Tbilisi
  • Dinner at a traditional Georgian restaurant

Day 6 (Saturday) – Tbilisi

Soviet Architecture in Tbilisi
Soviet Architecture in Tbilisi
  • Breakfast
  • All day city Tour where we will explore Tbilisi’s biggest bazaar and the Soviet flea market .
  • Farewell dinner at a traditional Georgian restaurant

– Option to enjoy the Georgian traditional sulfur baths culture

Day 7 (Sunday) – Tbilisi

  • End of the tour