Mestia Svaneti tour is one day cultural tour to introduce to tourists rich heritage of Svaneti region. This includes guided tour in historical districts – Lanchvali and Lekhtagi, Museum of history and ethnography of Mestia, historical house of Margiani family, Mikheil Khergiani museum and unique transfiguration church.
During this tour our professional guides will introduce to guests history and culture of Svaneti region, show Svan towers and old houses which lies away from major tourist trails.
The most important attraction in Mestia is unique museum of history and ethnography. Here are saved icons painted in Svaneti and ancient manuscripts written in Georgian language and preserved in Svaneti. We offer guided tour with museum guides here.
Afterwards tourists will visit house of Margiani family dated by XVI century. Guide will explain lifestyle of Svaneti people in late middle ages.
Transfiguration church in Lekhtagi is unique two flour church with well preserved wall paintings, which are unique in Svaneti.
Museum of Mikheil Khergiani – famous mountain climber from Svaneti, nicknamed by western press as Tiger of rocks. Khergiani died in Alps during climbing in 1969. Museum was made in house where he and his family were living. In this museum are preserved mountain climbing gear of 50th and 60th, and a lot of information about mountain climbing in of this period.
Tour duration is 3-4 hour.
Available all year.