Welcome to Yalta
Yalta's air – an invigorating blend of sea and pine forest sprinkled with mountain chill – has always been its main asset. Back in the 19th century, doctors in St Petersburg had one remedy for poor-lunged aristocrats: Yalta. That's how the Russian royal family and other dignitaries, such as playwright Anton Chekhov, ended up here. Old parts of Yalta are still full of modest and not-so-modest former dachas (holiday... Read More
Top experiences in Yalta
Private Tour to Stalin Museum and Uplistsikhe Caves from Tbilisi
Pickup from the hotel in the morning and head to the fertile lands of Kartli region. Arrive in Gori and have guided excursion at Stalin’s house-museum. The museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics until recent days. The exhibits re-create scenes from the life of the leader and include unique photos, gifts and furniture. The house where Stalin was born is preserved under a stone canopy nearby. Museum complex consists of memorial house, where Stalin was born, exposition building with tower and Stalin’s personal coach with interior, by which he had travelled to Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam. Next drive to Uplistsikhe cave town which still amazes the visitors by its dimensions, extraordinary position, refined forms and the beauty of decors. The history of Uplistsikhe goes back to the 2nd-1st millenniums B.C. In antiquity, the city was one of the most important centers of Kartli and in the middle Ages it stood on the important trade route that linked Byzantium with India and China. You will find huge echoing halls, long meandering corridor-streets, chambers for pagan worship and even the remains of Georgia’s oldest theatre there, and will be impressed by the skill, knowledge, experience and physical and spiritual power of all those, who created this unique monument. After guided tour in Uplistsikhe, drive back to your hotel in Tbilisi.