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The Black Sea town of Batumi in Georgia developed quickly in the late 19th century thanks to joint infrastructure investments made by oil barons, Nobel, Rothschild, Samuel, and Mantashev, encompassing a deep-water harbor and a railway from Baku that soon carried one-fifth of the world's oil production. A pipeline and refinery built by Ludvig Nobel then followed. At this time, Ludvig and Robert Nobel bought a plot of land and built themselves a house to mind their expanding operations. Today, that old Nobel house still exists, and was restored and converted into the Nobel Brothers Batumi Technological Museum in 2007 to showcase the technical and technological advancements introduced to Batumi by the prominent families. After, head to Batumi Botanical Garden—the world's second largest Botanical Garden—and spend time exploring over 5,000 plant species that grow in its nine phytogeographical sections: Transcaucasian Humid Subtropics, New Zealand, South America, Australia, Himalayas Mexico, East Asia, North America, and Mediterranean. Then take in the city's main highlights (Neptune's square, amazing Piazza Square with St. Nicholas Church, Chacha Fountain, St. Mary Cathedral, Batumi Port, Seaside Park) on a guided tour.
Explore the Nobel Brothers Batumi Technological Museum, which opened in 2007 to showcase the technical and technological advancements introduced to Batumi by the Nobels, Rothschilds, Samuels, and Mantashevs.
Explore Batumi Botanical Garden— one of the largest in the world.
Embark on a city highlights tour of Old and New Batumi, taking in significant sights.
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Location Batumi, Georgia
Tour Code A809
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