8 nights (comfortable guest-house in Mestia; private bathroom)
private transfer from and to Kutaisi airport
3 skiing days in Hatsvali (1) and Tetnuldi (2), including ski-passes and shuttles to lifts
trips to Ushguli, Lakhiri and Tsvirmi
tours “Old Mestia”, “Churches of Latali”
horse-riding tour “Bali range”
Morning. Guided tour “Old Mestia”. Visit some of the most interesting sights of Mestia with a guide. Start withthe Museum of History and Ethnographywhichtreasures magnificent pieces of medieval Svaneti art. The museum is ranked in the Top 10 European Ethnographic museumsand its integration into the environment is unique. Then visit Lanchvali area and the Traditional Svan House & Tower (climbable for bird’s eye views of Mestia). Next the guide will take you to see Transfiguration Church of Lahami with amazing 9-13 century frescoes, and the house-museum of the legendary Soviet alpinist Mikhail Khergiani, of Svaneti origin. This museum was lovingly created by Mikhail’s friends as a memorial to bravery and daring, true friendship and an unbendable spirit of adventure and achievement.On the way, the guide will tell you about the history, beliefs and traditions of the Svaneti people.
Afternoon. Tour“Churches of Latali”. Latali is one of the most interesting communities of Upper Svaneti. Its reputation for wealth and high culture is confirmed by over 60 stone churches built and lavishly decorated by the families inhabiting the community. Most churches date back to the 9 -14th centuries. Many of them are beautifully painted and adorned with local silverwork ikons. We have included 3 of the most famous churches: Saviour’s of Matskhvarishi, Archangels’, and St.Jonah’s.
* can be changed for any other airport/location at additional cost
** can be extended at additional cost
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