Abandoned America Abroad: Georgia Photo Tour May 2020

DATES: May 3 - May 12 2020 SOLD OUT

FULL AMOUNT DUE: February 1, 2020

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Join author/photographer Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America and renowned UK-based photographer James Kerwin (website here) and explore the haunting ruins and hidden architecture in a 10-day photography extravaganza in the country of Georgia!


Georgia is an exciting destination for photography filled with scenic landscapes, stunning soviet architecture, and food that caters to all tastes and palates. This trip is also a great opportunity for you to improve your photography, explore your creativity, and discover this amazing country at a beautiful time of the year.


All details, from drivers to hotels, are taken care of so you can relax and take in our surroundings as well as focus on your photography. We'll start with a trip into Tbilisi to photograph many architectural relics from a by-gone era, then head into the countryside to explore abandoned spas and overgrown sanatoriums, an amazing disused Soviet hotel frozen in time, an ornate derelict train station, spectacular abandoned theaters, the infamous "coffin" cable cars of Chiatura, a variety of monuments, and much more. At the end of the tour you'll be provided a “wine & food” extravaganza in the nation’s capital.


Photographers will all be given individual accommodation unless they request otherwise.


Matthew Christopher and James Kerwin will be onhand to help you shoot at each location, and optional periodic evening groups will let you ask questions about editing your photos and receive individualized feedback. It's a truly unique tour and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit one of the largest, most well-known, and most haunting and photogenic spots in the world. Check out the full gallery on Abandoned America to see more from the trip!


Have questions? Please email me at admin@abandonedamerica.org for help!


Please be sure to read Trip Details, Terms & Conditions, and Safety Risks carefully before signing up!



  • Accommodation
  • Transportation within Georgia
  • Dinners each night of the trip
  • All mentioned activities/permits/entrance fees
  • Pickup/dropoff from hotels and airport
  • Local guides throughout the tour


Not included:

  • Flights to/from Georgia
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Alcohol
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Lodging:

    • 3 Nights in Tskaltubo
    • 2 nights near Kobuleti (The Dead Sea)
    • 1 night in central Georgia
    • 4 nights in Tbilisi

    Workshop locations:

    • Chronicle of Georgia
    • Saburtalo Skybridge apartments
    • Two gorgeous abandoned theaters in Tbilisi
    • The interiors of the former sanatorium town of Tskaltubo
    • The Georgia-Russia Friendship Monument
    • An abandoned mansion
    • Abandoned & Hidden Soviet Architecture in Georgia
    • The infamous "coffin" cable cars of Chiatura

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