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Svaneti
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Svaneti

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tour description:

  Svaneti, a breathtaking historic province in Georgia, is located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus mountains. Due to the severe climate, there are only a few permanent inhabitants living there. Svaneti is placed between snow-covered hill-tops that are 500-3000 meters(and higher) above sea level.  The administrative centre is called Mestia which is located 1500 meters above the sea level.

 

 
   It is widely known to everyone that Caucasians were strong and skilled warriors, of course, Svans, too. Proofs of this fact are Towers which were built to protect themselves from enemies. Most of this Towers are 20-25 meters and have got 4-5 floors. Nowadays they have changed their functions.Towers are used as museums and cultural monuments. In addition to this, they are included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

You will be able to visit:

  • Mestia

  • Ushguli

  • Mikheil Khergiani House Museum

  • Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography 

  • Margiani Museum

  • Mestia Cathedral

Tour package also includes:

  • Transportation

  • Placement in the guest houses ( 2 days) 

  • Full board                             

  • Professional guide service

  • Photography service

Tour reservation will come into force after prepayment!

 

 

 
 
 

1 - day

 Transfer to Mestia

 Visiting Enguri Hydro electrical Station                               

 Placement in the guest house                                                   

 Supper

 

   Mestia is Mestia's administrative centre. It is characterized by cold winters and short summers.There you will meet different buildings of the medieval period.

   Enguri Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the Caucasus and is located on the river Enguri. Its arch dam was granted the status of a cultural monument of national importance.

 

2 - day

 Breakfast at 9 am

 Ushguli

 Free time          

 Dinner at 2 pm

 Khergiani House Museum (in Mestia)

 Supper

 

  Ushguli consists of 4 villages: Zhvibiani, Chibiani, Murkmeli and Chazhashi. Here you will find a lot of sights: Ushguli Archaeological Museum, Church of the Savior, Saint George Church, etc.

  Mikheil Khergiani was a famous Georgian alpinist. There you will be able to see various exhibits which are connected to Svaneti and Mikheil's life: clothes, furniture, icons and so on.

 

3–day

 Breakfast at 9 am

 Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography

 Margiani's Museum

 Mestia Cathedral

 Dinner

 Transfer

 

   Svneti Museum of History and Ethnography was established in 1936. It has got the richest exposition. The museum's collection includes: archeological and ethnographic materials, icons, manuscripts, etc.

   Margiani's house museum was owned by the Margians. It is well-preserved. The complex consists of a residential house with all its equipment, tower, cellar, etc.

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