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A new eight-day escorted tour that focuses on Georgia's Soviet Legacy priced at just $1945

(TRAVPR.COM) GEORGIA - March 23rd, 2016 -

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 Eight-day Escorted Program Priced at Just $1945

          TBILISI, REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA –Sixty-five years of occupation by the Soviet Union has left an indelible impact on the Republic of Georgia. A fantasy economic system, archaic infrastructure and deeply repressive social systems are now being erased, but their legacy lives on.

            A new 8-day, 7-night escorted tour program will introduce inquisitive travelers to some of the more obvious of these legacies: a Joseph Stalin museum, bizarre cable cars, crumbling factories, Soviet-era health resorts and more. Offered by Tbilisi-based Living Roots and escorted by noted travel blogger Max Johnson (Max Globetrotter), the price is $1945 (US) per person. The single supplement is $395.  The tour dates are September 23-30, 2016.

In Tbilisi, Georgia’s quirky and charming capital city, you’ll have a walking tour of the old part of town, a look at massive Soviet-era residential blocks and a visit to the National Museum of History, which includes an exhibition on the Soviet occupation. There will also be a tour of the Car Museum, with its fascinating collection of old Soviet cars.

One of the more interesting stops on the itinerary is the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori, Stalin’s birthplace. Here you can see the tiny wood and mud-brick house where he was born, his personal railroad car and other artifacts of his career.

You will also stay overnight at the huge, restored naval officers’ spa at Tskaltubo. During the Soviet era, this resort was for the exclusive use of high-ranking officers of the Soviet Navy. Other highlights of the itinerary include a ride on the old metal cable cars of Chiatura, untouched since 1954; a stay at the resort town of Borjomi, noted for its thermal waters (enjoyed by Anton Chekhov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and members of the royal Russian family); and the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe, dating from the first half of the first millennium B.C.

During your Georgian stay, you will be able to sample the fascinating wines of the country—many produced organically in clay pots known as “qvevri” using ancient methods. Enjoy the food of Georgia – a huge variety of cheeses, freshly baked breads, and local dishes ranging from the country’s famous meat dumplings and cheese pies to spicy stews made from lamb, chicken, beef or turkey. You’ll wander through historic marketplaces and the twisting streets of timeless villages, and see a spectacular folkloric show featuring Georgia’s unique polyphonic singing.    

This program is fully escorted by Max Globetrotter, travel blogger and expert on Georgia’s food, wine and culture. Included in the $1945 price are 7 nights’ accommodations, sightseeing, all meals, wine tastings, a folkloric show and all transfers and transportation.

Reservations and additional information available from Living Roots, The URL for the Soviet Legacy Tour is

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March 2016

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Dick Griffith
Griffith & Associates


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