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

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    Day 1: Tbilisi – Zugdidi – Mestia

    Pass By: Georgian Holidays, Georgia Tsereteli Akakis ave. Tbilisi st 116, Tbilisi 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your place of stay in Tbilisi
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    Your place of stay in Tbilisi
    Inclusions
    • 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
    • 3 breakfasts at the hotel
    • 3 dinners at the hotel
    • 4 lunches at the restaurants
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    I had a dream to cross the Tusheti Mountains with my son. The dream came true thanks to this company. Georgia Holidays far exceeded my expectations and gave me a new perspective on what is good service. We are very grateful to our guide and driver Gergio Bach Kartvelishvili. He
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    Response from MananaGH, General Manager at Private tour: 4 days in the Highlands of Georgia from Tbilisi
    Responded 17 Jul 2019
    Thank you very much! Please come once again to Georgia!
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