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Private tour: 4 days in the Highlands of Georgia from Tbilisi

Discover the Highlands of Georgia on this private 4-days tour to Svaneti. Travel to remote and authentic villages, visit medieval towers, alpine valleys and gorgeous roaring rivers. UNESCO World heritage site Ushguli village in Svaneti is the highest permanently settled village in Europe. 4x4 adventure starts in Mestia and takes you to the village along Enguri river. You’ll enjoy guided tours daily by coach, 4x4 vehicles and on foot.

per adult from

$1,404

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 3 nights double/twin room accommodation at 3 star hotel Tetnuldi or Banguriani in Mestia
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • 4x4 vehicles to Ushguli village
    • Entry/Admission - Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography
    • Entry/Admission - Margiani's House Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Mkheri church in Latali
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Tbilisi – Zugdidi – Mestia

    Pass By: Georgian Holidays, Apolon Kutateladze str. 5 Near Opera House, Tbilisi 0108 Georgia
    Pickup from the hotel in Tbilisi and departure to Svaneti. Way to Svaneti is long, so we will make a few stops on our way.

    Stop At: Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, Zviad Gamsakhurdia St., 2, Zugdidi 2100 Georgia
    First we arrive in Zugdidi – administrative center of Samegrelo region to visit Dadiani Palace History and Architectural Museum – the former residence of Mingrelian Kings and Queens. Have lunch in Zugdidi restaurant with local dishes and continue way to Caucasus highlands.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: River Enguri, Zugdidi Georgia
    On the way, stop near Enguri Dam, currently being world’s second highest concrete arch dam – 271.5 m in height. In the evening, you’ll arrive in Mestia, the center of Svaneti and check in the hotel. Have dinner at the hotel and prepare for next day’s off-road adventure.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Mestia

    Day 2: Mestia – Ushguli – Mestia

    Stop At: Ushguli, Georgia
    After breakfast at the hotel board 4x4 vehicles and start driving to one of the most remote places in Europe – Ushguli village. The whole village with its fortifications is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On the way, you’ll visit villages Ipari and Kala to see the churches rich with murals and frescos. After a picnic lunch en-route arrive in Ushguli.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: LaMaria Church, Ushguli Georgia
    A short walk in the village leads to a small hilltop where the Lamaria Chapel is located, dating back to the 12th century. The Chapel is full of magnificent old frescoes. Explore the church and then take a relaxing walk towards the foothills of Shkhara glacier – the highest peak in Georgia (5068 m). Return back to Mestia in the evening for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Mestia


    Day 3: Mestia and its surroundings

    Stop At: Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, A. Lozeliani st. 7, Mestia 384750 Georgia
    After breakfast at the hotel explore Mestia and its surroundings. First stop at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, which houses old Georgian manuscripts, ethnographic and archaeological items, Georgian Orthodox icons painted in Svanetian style, and etc.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Margiani's House Museum, Lanchvali st., მესტია, Georgia
    Next, walk up to the tower-museum of Margiani (12th c.). Svan Towers are considered to be the symbol of Svaneti and a large portion of them date back to Medieval times. Explore the Margiani tower and take a break to have lunch in one of the local restaurants.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mkheri church in Latali, 42°58'02. 42°37'16., 9 GA-1, Roopville, Georgia
    After lunch you’ll visit the villages Latali and Lemjeri located near Mestia town. Visit several churches decorated with medieval frescos and murals and get back to Mestia for dinner and overnight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Mestia


    Day 4: Mestia – Zugdidi – Tbilisi

    Stop At: Zugdidi City Center - Liberty Square, Zugdidi, Georgia
    After breakfast at the hotel start driving back to Tbilisi. On your way visit farmer’s market Zugdidi, where local ecologically clean fruit, vegetables and homemade Sulguni cheese are sold. Take a lunch break en-route and continue to Tbilisi. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in Tbilisi.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your place of stay in Tbilisi
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Georgian Holidays

Activity ID: V-8498P2

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