Historical Tour In Mestia

Dive Into Svaneti's Rich Culture And History With Our Exclusive Day Tour!
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All Year Round
6 hours
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  • Cable car ride to Zuruldi Mountain
  • Immersive folklore performance in Mestia
  • Exclusive access to historical UNESCO-listed Svan towers
  • Svan culture presentation by local experts
  • Authentic Svan culinary experience

Get ready for an unforgettable day tour in Mestia, where the majestic Caucasus Mountains embrace the deep-rooted culture of Svaneti. Experience the thrill of a cable car ascent to Zuruldi Mountain, unveiling breathtaking panoramic vistas. Dive into the heart of Mestia’s vibrant traditions with a captivating folklore performance, where music, dance, and storytelling come alive. Step into history as you explore the iconic Svan towers, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Upper Svaneti, a testament to ancient architecture and resilience. This private tour to Georgia is a perfect mix of nature’s grandeur and cultural richness, promising memories that will last a lifetime.



Start your day with a convenient private pick-up from your accommodation, setting the tone for a seamless experience. Your journey begins with a scenic cable car ride to the top of Zuruldi Mountain. Here, at the summit of the Hatsvali ski lift, you will be greeted with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Enjoy a refreshing break at a mountaintop restaurant, savoring both the landscape and local flavors.

After descending back into Mestia, immerse yourself in the local culture with a visit to a vibrant folklore show. The performance delves into central mythological motifs of Svaneti, offering a showcase of traditional music, dance, and storytelling. This is a unique opportunity to witness the region’s artistic heritage firsthand.

Following a brief refresh at your hotel, the highlight of the day awaits – a tour of one of Svan Towers. These 11th-century structures stand as precious specimens of Svan residential architecture, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Upper Svaneti. At the specially arranged Svan-themed presentation hall, you will experience the authentic taste of Svan kubdari, freshly baked by a local host. Delve into a captivating presentation on the ancient roots of Svan hunting culture and ritual dancing. Feel the spirit of Svan songs and dances inspired by the Goddess Dali epos, all within the environment where these traditions have thrived for centuries.

Continue your cultural exploration with our guided tour through the historical districts of Lanchvali and Lekhtagi. Discover the Museum of History and Ethnography of Mestia, housing icons painted in Svaneti and ancient manuscripts written in Georgian. This guided tour, led by museum experts, reveals the depth of Svaneti’s historical treasures.

Next, visit the historical house of the Margiani family, dating back to the 16th century. Here, a guide will illuminate the lifestyle of the Svan people during the late Middle Ages. The unique two-floor Transfiguration Church in Lekhtagi, adorned with well-preserved wall paintings, offers another glimpse into Svaneti’s rich religious and artistic heritage.

The tour concludes with a visit to the Museum of Mikheil Khergiani, dedicated to the legendary mountain climber known as the “Tiger of Rocks.” Learn about his life and the history of mountain climbing through preserved gear and artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. The museum, housed in his family’s residence, is a tribute to Khergiani’s legacy and the adventurous spirit of Svaneti.

Your private tour wraps up with a convenient drop-off at your accommodation, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the cultural and natural wonders of Mestia. This day tour is available year-round, ensuring that whenever you choose to travel, you will encounter the timeless charm of Svaneti.


Visited Attractions *


Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.


  This experience has open departure and can be organized based on your preferred dates. Remember, prices vary based on the exact group size.

From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2025 Available from Tuesday to Sunday USD 81 Starting at
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