Unforgettable 4 days in Svaneti

Beautiful, wild and mysterious, Svaneti is an ancient landlocked in the Caucasus, so remote that it was never tamed by any ruler. Uniquely picturesque villages and snow-covered, 4000 m-plus peaks rising above flower-strewn alpine meadows provide a superb backdrop to the many walking trails. Svaneti’s emblem is the koshki (defensive stone tower), designed to house villagers at times of invasion and local strife (until recently Svaneti was renowned for its murderous blood feuds).

Tour available from Tbilisi or Kutaisi.

per adult from

$810

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Bottled water
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - River Enguri
    • Entry/Admission - LaMaria Church
    • Entry/Admission - Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography
    • Entry/Admission - Mkheri church in Latali
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Margiani's House Museum

  • Day 1: TBILISI – ZUGDIDI – MESTIA

    Stop At: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Our guide will pick you up at early morning. On the way, you can grab a coffee and pastry

    Stop At: Zugdidi, Zugdidi, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region
    Arrive in Zugdidi – administrative centre of Samegrelo region. Visit Dadiani Palace History and Architectural Museum – the former residence of Mingrelian Kings and Queens. The first exhibition here was prepared by the Prince of Samegrelo, David Dadiani and presented archaeological findings from the ancient city of Nokalakevi. The museum now includes palaces of Princess of Samegrelo, Ekaterine Dadiani and Prince of Samegrelo, Niko Dadiani, court church, and the botanical garden.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Kutaisi, Kutaisi, Imereti Region
    Kutaisi is a city in western Georgia.

    Stop At: River Enguri, Zugdidi Georgia
    After Samegrelo, we start driving up to the Caucasus Mountains. On our way we will stop near Enguri Dam, currently being the world’s second-largest dam – 271.5 m in height.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mestia, Mestia, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region
    In the evening arrive at Mestia. Dinner and overnight in Mestia. You need a rest and sleep well before the next day!
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Night in Guest house in Mestia

    Day 2: Ushguli

    Stop At: Ushguli, Ushguli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region
    Breakfast at the hotel. Today we’ll explore Upper Svaneti and drive with 4x4 vehicles to Ushguli village – the highest continually inhabited places in Europe. The whole village with its fortifications is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The way to Ushguli is off-road but very picturesque. On our way, we’ll visit villages: Ipari and Kala to see the churches rich in murals and frescos.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: LaMaria Church, Ushguli Georgia
    Stop by Lamaria church in Ushguli - a sacred place for locals. Take a walk towards Shkhara glacier – the highest peak in Georgia (5068 m).

    In the evening return back to Mestia. Dinner and overnight in Mestia.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Night in Guest house in Mestia

    Day 3: MESTIA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

    Stop At: Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, A. Lozeliani st. 7, Mestia 384750 Georgia
    Visit Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, which houses old Georgian manuscripts, ethnographic and archaeological items, Georgian Orthodox icons painted in Svanetian style, etc.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Margiani's House Museum, Lanchvali Street, Mestia 3200 Georgia
    Walk up to the tower and house museum of Margiani (12th c.) to see how the locals were living. Have lunch in one of the local restaurants.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mkheri church in Latali, 42°58'02. 42°37'16., 9 GA-1, Roopville, Georgia
    After lunch visit villages: Latali and Lemjeri located near Mestia town containing churches decorated with medieval frescos and murals.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Night in Guest house in Mestia

    Day 4: MESTIA – ZUGDIDI – TBILISI

    Stop At: Zugdidi, Zugdidi, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region
    Breakfast at the hotel. Drive back to Tbilisi and visit Zugdidi farmer’s market on the way, where local ecologically clean fruit, vegetables, and homemade (Sulguni) cheese and sweets are sold. Have lunch en-route.

    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi Georgia
    • Kutaisi Airport, Kutaisi Georgia
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Friendly.ge

Activity ID: V-75503P23

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