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Best of Georgia & Armenia
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Georgia and Armenia may sound like unconventional destinations, but trust us, they ought to be tops on your list of places to visit. Our 10-day trip is a wonderful showcase of the cultural and natural highlights the Caucasus Region has to offer, with a huge helping of beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine to boot. Stroll the narrow streets of Tbilisi, tour ancient monasteries, stare down massive mountain ranges, visit with friendly locals, and soak up all the exotic culture of this underexplored region.


Duration: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145007
Starts: Yerevan, Armenia Finishes: Tbilisi, Georgia
You will visit
  • Yerevan
  • Tbilisi

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Yerevan

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Yerevan (1B)

Drive to Echmiadzin. Visit the famous cathedral then continue on to Khor Virap through villages and vineyards. Visit the monastery with fantastic views of Mt Ararat.

Included Activities:
Echmiadzin Visit
Khor Virap Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours)

03

Day 3: Yerevan (1B, 1L)

Enjoy an excursion to the Roman temple of Garni, dedicated to the God of the sun, Mithra. Afterwards, visit Garni Gorge, a UNESCO site.

Included Activities:
Garni Temple and Gorge Visit
Geghard Monastery Visit

04

Day 4: Yerevan/Tbilisi (1B)

Drive to Lake Sevan, stopping by monasteries, before continuing north to the UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Sanahin. Cross into Georgia and continue to Tbilisi.

Included Activities:
Lake Sevan Visit
Sanahin Monastery Visit
Border Crossing (Armenia - Georgia)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (220km)
Private Vehicle (75km)

05

Day 5: Tbilisi (1B)

Enjoy a city tour of Georgia's capital including a visit to the Old Town, Metekhi Temple, the Abanotubani 'bath district' and the Narikala, the main fortress in Tbilisi. Use free time in the afternoon to continue exploring the Old Town, visit the Georgian National Museum or take a cable car to view the city from above.

Included Activities:
City Tour Tbilisi

06

Day 6: Tbilisi/Gudauri (1B, 1D)

Drive the famous Georgian Military Road to Mtskheta, ancient capital of Georgia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Continue to Uplistsikhe cave town and on through the dramatic Aragvi River Valley. Drive into the Caucasus Mountains to Gudauri.

Included Activities:
Mtskheta Visit
Uplistsikhe Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (120km)

07

Day 7: Gudauri/Tbilisi (1B)

Cross the Jvari Pass to reach Kazbegi. Walk up to Sameba Church for gorgeous views of Mt Kazbek. Head back to Tbilisi for another night in the city, visiting Ananuri architectural complex en route.

Included Activities:
Sameba Church Hike
Ananuri Architectural Complex Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

08

Day 8: Tbilisi/Telavi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head into the Kakheti Province, dotted with churches and vineyards, to the town of Sighnaghi. Enjoy a local lunch at a family's home in one of the villages in the area. Visit Tsinandali before continuing on to Telavi for the night.

Included Activities:
Sighnaghi Visit
Tsinandali Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (100km)

09

Day 9: Telavi/Tbilisi (1B)

Enjoy a morning visit to the Alaverdi Cathedral and Gremi architectural complex. Head to the town of Kvareli to visit a winery with an included wine tasting. Continue back to Tbilisi for one more night in Georgia.

Included Activities:
Alaverdi Monastery Visit
Gremi Visit
Kvareli Winery Visit with Wine Tasting

Transport:
Private Vehicle (100km)

10

Day 10: Tbilisi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Echmiadzin visit
    • Khor Virap visit
    • Garni Roman temple and gorge visit
    • Geghard Monastery visit
    • Lake Sevan stop with visit to monasteries
    • Sanahin visit
    • City tour of Tbilisi
    • Georgian Military Road drive
    • Mtskheta's UNESCO-listed churches visit
    • Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral visit
    • Kazbegi visit
    • Hike to Sameba Church
    • Ananuri architectural complex visit
    • Tsinandali Park visit
    • Alaverdi Cathedral and Gremi architectural complex visit
    • Winery visit with wine tasting (Kvareli)
    • Local lunches in Garni and Sighnaghi
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotels (9 nts)
    Transport
    • Private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Set eyes on the stunning Caucasus Mountains
  • Wander in and out of ancient churches
  • Stroll narrow streets in Tbilisi
  • Savour under-the-radar delicious food and wine in Georgia.