Consider a side-trip to Svaneti on our Classic Georgia individual tour, known for its rugged mountains, massive ancient watchtowers and the Svans. Svaneti represents the heart of Georgian orthodox culture and traditions and is a remote area. Travel by 4WD over rugged terrain and enjoy mountain treks and stunning vistas.
On this tour, stay in guesthouses with private facilities, or in private homes and experience Svaneti mountain life at its best.
Drive to Zugdidi. Meet with a local guide and continue up the Enguri Gorge, where the Svan ethnic group thrived, cut off from the world by the high, inaccessible mountains. Overnight in guesthouse in Mestia. (B,LD)
Spend the morning exploring Mestia visiting a watch tower and the Historical-Ethnographic Museum with its icons and manuscripts. Depart to Ushguli, located 2,200 metres above sea level, it is considered one of the highest populated villages in Europe. Overnight in guesthouse in Ushguli. (B,L,D)
Morning trek towards Mount Shkara. After lunch return to Mestia and visit Laghami St. George's Church and a traditional Svan house. Overnight in a guesthouse in Mestia. (B,L,D)
This long day takes you back to Tbilisi (changing vehicles in Zugdidi). En route back to Tbilisi, if time permits, visit Ubisi Church. Arrive Tbilisi and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B,L)
4 day tour, from £560 per person
- Accommodation in guesthouses on full board (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- All transfers and transportation throughout
- Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees on sightseeing tours
* Based on 2 persons travelling
Single room supplement £80
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