Day 3 (Tuesday): Mestia and it's Surroundings
After breakfast at the guesthouse, start your Mestia and it's surroundings tour. Head to the tower museum of Margiani (12th c.) to see how the locals were living in medieval times. Also pay a visit to the mineral sparkling spring, Seti Square and the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography of Mestia. The museum’s collection includes ethnographic and archaeological materials, old Georgian manuscripts, Georgian Orthodox icons painted in the Svan style etc. Mestia is an administrative centre of the Svaneti region, located on the elevation of 1500metres and surrounded by the three major summits: Ushba North Summit (4690metres), Ushba South Summit (4710metres) & Tetnuldi (4858metres). Villages around Mestia, Latali, Lenjeri and Mulakhi, keep a traditional lifestyle. There are 78 medieval churches and defensive towers decorated with medieval frescos in Mestia and its surrounding villages. Dinner and overnight in Mestia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 (Wednesday): Mestia - Zugdidi - Tbilisi
After breakfast at the guesthouse, drive back to Tbilisi. On our way, stop at Zugdidi, the administrative centre of the Samegrelo region, to see Dadiani Palaces and its Historical and Architectural Museum, a building that once served as the residence of Mingrelian Kings and Queens. We can also pay a visit to the Zugdidi farmer’s market, where local fruit, vegetables, homemade cheese (Sulguni) and sweets are sold. Evening arrival in Tbilisi. End of services.
- 3 nights' Accommodation in a guesthouse
- Breakfast daily
- 3 x dinners
- 1 x bottle of mineral water per person per day
- Entrance fees
- Excursions and Entrance fees
- Map of Georgia
- All local taxes
- Personal expenses
- Optional tour: Mestia - Ushguli - Mestia: Price per 4x4WD vehicle (max. capacity 6 people) – 100 EUR.
Hotels or similar:
- Ushba guesthouse or similar
Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and cruises are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (gh)