Brutal Tours
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Tbilisi’s Soviet Concrete Walking Tour - A 6 hours walking tour through the capital of Georgia, spiced up with more concrete and soviet architecture than you could probably handle
Tbilisi, Georgia

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Katrin G
2 contributions
Aug 2019
This tour was brilliant for seeing a great variety of Tbilisi, rather than just the sugar coated old town. Tornike the guide had broad knowledge and imparted a lot of local and Georgian history through the buildings and various areas. I especially enjoyed the adventure into a secret derelict space, the highwalk between the apartment blocks (proper local - not the sort of place you'd just wander into, though perfectly safe) and the very authentic feeling cafeteria visit with a wide spread of delicious food for lunch.
Written January 8, 2020
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Matthew M
8 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Eka was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable and super friendly. Her passion for the subject and for Tbilisi were evident and led to an engaging six hours that walked us through time. We didn’t expect to get as up close and personal with the architecture which was a nice surprise. The Chronicles of Georgia is a must see, along with the brutalist apartment buildings. It was the perfect mix of history, architecture, and culture. Highly recommend doing this tour after having seen the old parts of Tbilisi. For history buffs, this tour will definitely interest you.
Written August 4, 2021
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Hivedoc
Kensington, MD261 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I have traveled to many former Soviet states and have always been fascinated by the architecture and history. In Tbilisi, seeing the Soviet past is only easily accomplished by an organized tour, as much of the most interesting buildings are spread across the city and suburbs. Our guide Tornike was fantastic, very knowledgable, and spoke perfect English. He gave fantastic insight into Georgian history and culture not solely confined to the USSR. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written June 16, 2019
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SealandDuchess
Sandhurst, UK90 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
I have travelled to Georgia with Brutal Tours twice this year. The first trip fulfilled my lifelong ambition to see the rusting cable cars at Chiatura. I simply couldn't have done this without the help of Maurice and Helene. This was more like travelling with likeminded friends. I had such an amazing time that I rebooked to travel to the other side of Georgia with Brutal Tours in September. If you want to travel off the beaten track and truly get under the skin of the country then these are the guys to make it happen. I really can't wait to travel with them again. For the record, I NEVER return to the same country twice so that is testament to how great Brutal Tours are that I'm planning a third trip.
PS be sure to take very hot chilli oil for Maurice as he can't buy it out there 😊
Written October 20, 2017
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Bianca P
Eindhoven, The Netherlands48 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
We saw about 7 different spots in about 6 hours, our guide Tornike was super flexible, friendly and knowledgeable, I especially loved the abandoned water tank where we had to crawl in! The tour took us to quite far areas which would be difficult to mix on your own in the same day. We also had amazing time with the locals we met along the way, they invited us for drinks and a chat! If you like Brutal architecture, this tour is the best thing you can go for in Tbilisi! Thanks again!
Written September 6, 2019
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Nelli D
London, UK53 contributions
Jul 2019
The tour took us to the hidden gems of Tbilisi however that was it. Guide didn’t seem to have basic understanding of the Soviet Union or what the buildings were made out of. Take a taxi to the spots for a fraction of the price!
Written July 31, 2019
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This seems very strange. We do our best to give our guests an unforgettable experience. You can read the other reviews. What is very important to us is when we visit buildings to respect the local residents especially when it comes to taking pictures. Our guide told us that you took a picture of a man on a balcony although he clearly said he didn't want to. Our guide told you to not do it but you ignored him. This is not how things work. Please keep that in mind on your future travels
Written August 1, 2019
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Matthieu G
5 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We were only the 2 of us and so it felt like a private tour. Maurice took us first in old Tblisi to see both past and present architecture of the Georgian capital and after by car we have visited several sites of the “brutalist” aspect of Tblisi. It was a great tour even though I was under the weather, I really enjoyed the way Maurice talked about the past of those buildings and, for some, the present efforts too. The atmosphere of the tour is laid back, the lunch is done in a restaurant in a residential area filled with locals. This is a perfect way to get a glimpse of Tbilisi outside the central area.
Written April 19, 2019
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Richard
Dammam, Saudi Arabia16 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Absolutely fascinating tour of soviet era architecture in the capital. It included monumental sites as well as housing and the university. We also spent an amazing hour in the old town poking around courtyards and seeing what people have done to their balconies. David the guide was spot on - the right balance of detail, history, personal insights and humour. So glad we saw this side of the city - and very good value. Great job guys!!
Written January 8, 2019
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Tom Foth
London, UK3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
A fantastic day’s tour around Tbilisi, exploring the Soviet architecture and monuments, but also understanding how the city has changed during and after communism. Our guide was a student, writing a thesis on the experience and perception of former Soviet and brutalist architecture, so she brought a fascinating social dimension to the tour. Highly recommended!
Written October 25, 2018
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gregoryo367
4 contributions
Sep 2018
David Khurtsilava was our guide. He was very knowledgeable about Tbilisi history. We saw historic buildings that were altered or allowed to decay under the Soviet rule. He took us to old city restoration projects and we saw a newly uncovered cellar that was filled in during later construction. Of course we saw the ubicutius Soviet concrete apartment buildings that were built by the Soviets in all their territory. We were taken to Soviet water tanks which are abandoned, one of which was converted to an archeological museum. Finally we went to the Chronicle of Georgia, awesome. A must tour for anybody interested in history. Well worth the resonable cost.
Written September 17, 2018
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