Your trip to Georgia is incomplete without seeing the marvel that the capital city Tbilisi has to offer. Being the epicenter of the cultural and historical threads that define Georgia, Tbilisi embodies both the relics of the past and the aspirations of the future, making it an absolute must on your list. The Holy Trinity Cathedral, Botanical Garden, Narikala Fortress, and Lisi Lake are some of the many treasures this city holds. Our trip, however, will achieve its true purpose when we start our journey towards Mestia, a town situated in the historical region of Svaneti. Mestia was an important center of Georgian culture for centuries and the many medieval monuments and museums in the town bear witness to this. Nearby is the Ushguli village, known as the highest standing settlement in Europe. Lamaria Church complex, mount Shkhara, Hatsvali Mountain are some of the other tourist attraction to look out for. And of course, there is the delicious Svan traditional cuisine to look forward to.
Arrival and Departure
Meeting with the representatives of (Lebanon Tours) at Tbilisi international airport, transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi.
After breakfast in the hotel at 10 o’clock we will start our tour by visiting the holy trinity cathedral known as Sameba. Then we will visit Rike Park, will use the cable car to reach Mother of Georgia, Botanical Garden and Narikala Fortress. After visiting this sights of the city we will walk down to the old city and having lunch. After lunch we will visit Lisi Lake, it is a small lake in the vicinity of Tbilisi, belongs to the Kura River valley. There you can enjoy relaxing with nature and use some of activities there such as walking by boat, Quado bikes for extremals, cafes & restaurants,...
Tbilisi - Mestia
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is long drive to Mestia (approximately non-stop drive 8 hours). We will make a few stops en route. In the evening we will arrive in Mestia, check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Mestia.
Mestia – Museums in Mestia
Mestia - Ushguli
After the hotel breakfast we will drive to Ushguli village, the highest standing settlement in Europe (2200 m). Ushguli architectural complex is a valuable architectural and historical monument listed in the World heritage of UNESCO for its exclusiveness. There are about 70 families living in Ushguli (around 200 people). Will spend time in Ushguli strolling old narrow streets. Then will visit Lamaria Church complex with impressive 12th century wall frescos. Locals believe that Queen Tamar was buried under this church.Will enjoy picturesque view of the Mount Shkhara. After that we will return to Mestia to enjoy delicious dinner made of Svan traditional dishes.
Mestia – Hatsvali – Tetnuldi - Mestia.
We wake up early morning have a nice breakfast and going to drive from Becho to small town Mestia 18km. We are going for hiking on Hatsvali Mountain 28 km up and down. From Hatsvali Mountain there are very beautiful views of Great Caucasus Mountains, from there you can see high mountains Ushba at altitude 4710 meter and Tetnuldi at altitude 4858 meter. We have time for small break and drink coffee or tea in Tetnuldi cafe. After the great day we are going down to the small town Mestia where we will be walk in the street and visit local museum. In the evening we have free time for walk and we can visit bar and restaurants. Overnight in guest house in Mestia. Dinner in guest house.
Mestia - Tbilisi.
Breakfast at the guesthouse. Drive back to Tbilisi. Check in the hotel for an hour’s rest. Overnight in Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi international airport for departure.