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4 Day Svaneti Treasure

City Breaks

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Summits of mt. Ushba

Mestia

Mestia

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Svanetian Grandmother

Svanetian Grandmother

Dadiani Palace at night

Dadiani Palace at night

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Overview

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Svaneti Treasure

Starts from: Zugdidi

Type: City Break

Available: May-October

Total Distance: 365 km

Duration: 4 days/3 nights

Type: City Break, Private Trip

Travel to one of the highest inhabited places in Europe - Village Ushguli in Upper Svaneti, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Private escorted jeep tour to Svaneti is an authentic experience of Caucasus. Explore the hidden treasures of Georgia - a land of extraordinary beauty and its highlands dotted by medieval villages and Svanetian defensive towers.

All meals are included in the package.

*Please indicate your preferred pick-up and drop-off locations in the comment at check-out.

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Morning pick-up from the hotel in Zugdidi – administrative center of Samegrelo region.

Visit Dadiani Palace History and Architectural Museum – the former residence of Mingrelian Kings and Queens. The first exhibition here was prepared by the Prince of Samegrelo, David Dadiani and presented archaeological findings from the ancient city of Nokalakevi. The museum now includes palaces of Princess of Samegrelo, Ekaterine Dadiani and Prince of Samegrelo, Niko Dadiani, court church, and the botanical garden.

Start driving up to the Caucasus Mountains. On the way, stop at Enguri Dam, currently being world’s second largest dam – 271.5 m in height. Excursion will take about 30 minutes.

Have lunch on the way.

In the evening arrive to Mestia. Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

Breakfast at the guesthouse. Today we are going to explore Upper Svaneti and drive with 4x4 vehicles to Ushguli community – one of the highest continually inhabited places in Europe. The whole village with its fortifications is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The road to Ushguli is an off-road but very picturesque. On our way, we will visit villages of Ipari and Kala to sightsee the medieval churches with famous murals and frescos.
Have an en-route picnic lunch. Stop by Lamaria church in Ushguli - a notable local sacred place of worship. Take a walk towards Shkhara glacier – the highest peak in Georgia (5068 m).

In the evening, return back to Mestia. Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

Breakfast at the guesthouse. Morning start for Mazeri village (20 km from Mestia) and Becho valley.

Walking route: 8 km, 2.5 hours, moderate;

Ascent 466 m/ Descent 466 m (Click here for the route)

The trail begins at the "Hikers Cafe" - a small wooden hut on the right embarkment of Dolra river.

Soon after the hut, the road enters a beautiful pine forest and turns into a pleasant footpath. It will eventually lead you to the broad wooden bridge. At the other side lies the Georgian border guards post.

Behind the camp, the trail climbs again through the forest. At its end is the turn-off to the Shdughra waterfall.

If you feel more adventurous, you can continue hiking further up to reach the Ushba Glacier, although this is difficult hike on exposed trail and requires more experience.

Hike back with the same trail.

In the evening return back to Mestia.

Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

Breakfast at the guesthouse. Check out.

If the weather is fine, Hatsvali cable car is strongly recommended. The panoramic views from Zuruldi mount (upper station is located 2,347m altitude).

Visit Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, which houses old Georgian manuscripts, ethnographic and archaeological items, Georgian Orthodox icons painted in local style, etc.

Walk up to the tower-museum of Margiani (12th c.) to see how the locals were living. Have lunch in one of the local restaurants.

Drive back to Zugdidi.

Inclusions


Included

Staff:

  • Professional guide service 4 days

Accommodation: 

  • 3 x overnight in Mestia family guesthouse Ushba or similar

Meals:

  • 3 x breakfasts
  • 3 x lunches
  • 1 x picnic lunch
  • 3 x dinner

Other:

  • 1 x bottle mineral water per person per day
  • Excursions and Entrance fees
  • Map of Georgia
  • All local taxes

Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Services not mentioned in program

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo 940 €
2-3 people 718 €
4-5 people 545 €
6-7 people 502 €
8-9 people  426 €
10-15 people 400 €
Online booking deposit*:  30 €

 

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.

Single room ("Single Supplement") is: 74

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 200 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

*Online deposit will be deducted from the total tour price. 

Balance you can pay by one of the following methods:

·         Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP, two weeks before the tour starts;

·         VISA/Mastercard - in Tbilisi only, via POS terminal in local currency (GEL), at the beginning of the tour. Card service fee + 3%.

 

·         Cash - GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at tours[at]georgianholidays.com

Tips for booking procedure: 

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select the Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.

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Optional services*

·       Single Supplement: 35 € 

Private City transfers:

  • Private pick up from Tbilisi hotel: 85 €
  • Private drop off to Tbilisi hotel: 80 €
  • Discounted transfer for Tbilisi hotel double way: 160 € (332 km 5 h 7 min)
  • Private pick up from Kutaisi hotel: 55 €
  • Private drop off to Kutaisi hotel: 50 €
  • Discounted transfer for Kutaisi hotel double way: 100 € (114 km 1 h 50 min)
  • Private pick up from Batumi hotel: 65 €
  • Private drop off to Batumi hotel: 60 €
  • Discounted transfer for Batumi hotel double way: 120 € (136 km 2 h 34 min) 

To arrange airport transfers and additional hotel overnights, contact us tours[at]georgianholidays.com

Cancellation is free of charge prior 5 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 30 Euro is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 5 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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