Time: appr. 3 hours
Visit some of the most interesting sights of Mestia. It is a good idea to start on your own with Svaneti Museum in central Mestia, and go on this tour after you see the exhibition and are ready to explore the environment that produced the items you just saw in the museum. Meet the driver near the museum building and proceed to Lanchvali area. The driver will walk with you through the historic area to Margiani Machubi Museum (Traditional Svan House & Tower complex). The tower is open for climbing, you can go all the way to the roof for bird’s eye views of Mestia. Then the car will take you a few km eastwards to the neighbouring Lahami area where you will visit Transfiguration Church of Lahami with 10-14 century frescoes, and the Museum of Alpinism, the traditional sport of Svaneti.
Please note that all museums are closed on Monday.