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Highlights of Georgia and Armenia

10 days
9 nights

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4* hotels
$ 2,065.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 2,650.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,870.00 (triple occupancy )
5* hotels
$ 2,815.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 3,965.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,430.00 (triple occupancy)

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ALL YEAR ROUND

Included:

  • Transfer from/to the airport.
  • Comfortable transport during the tour.
  • Hotel accommodation BB (for 9 nights).
  • English-speaking guide Service.
  • Entrance tickets.
  • 1 bottle fresh water per person per day.

 

 


Optional Services:

  • Meals - Lunch and dinner.
  • Wine-tasting  - €30 per person.
  • Master-class of Georgian food with dinner- €40 per person.
  • Dinner with Folklore - €50 per person.

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival in Yerevan

Arrive in Yerevan. Transfer from the airport. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time to have a rest.
Overnight in Yerevan.

Options: Dinner at Armenian traditional restaurant with folklore and native traditional meal - €40 per person
Day 2  : Erevan – City tour

During the tour you will visit:
Blue Mosque on Mashtotsskom Avenue, Republic  Square, Cascade and the Statue of Mother Armenia, the Opera House and the grandiose projects of independent Armenia - Northern Avenue and spacious Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator was consecrated by His Eminence Patriarch of All Armenians in the presence of His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Cathedral of Echmiadzin - Founded in 301 by St. Gregory the Illuminator and rebuilt and added to for over 1,700 years, Echmiadzin now is the heart of the Armenian Church, and seat of the Catholicos of all Armenians. The inside has interesting frescoes, altar, lamps, and thrones. The intricate bell tower entrance is an addition from the 1800s. 
Visit Dalan art gallery - Colorful world of handmade art which symbolizes Armenia and Armenian culture. Amazing combinations pictures, sculptures and collages made of wood, clay, metal and leather.
“The New York Times” in his article about Armenia represents “Dalan” art gallery which attracted their attention with its unique works. Every time here you can find completely different exhibition as the works are being changed during the time. 
Except gallery here you can also find restaurant, open air café, Silver shop and tea house.
Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 3  : Gerhard-Garni

Visit Geghard  - a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On the way to Geghard, we will stop at the "Arki Charentsa" a splendid view on the Biblical Ararat valley. Continue  trip to the cave monastery of Geghard (5-13v), the tomb of princes Proshyan.
The tour continues to the pagan temple of Garni       (1 century BC), visit the "Temple of the Sun" and the ancient imperial baths.
Return in Erevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 4  : Erevan – Sevan – Sevanavank – Tbilisi

Depart to Erevan. On the way visit lake Sevan.
Visit Sevanavank, near Lake Sevan and to get acquainted with the architecture of the region. Sevanavank dates back to the 8th century. This monastery complex is located on a peninsula on the northwest shore of Lake Sevan.
Arrive in Tbilisi. Accommodation at the hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 5  : Tbilisi – city tour

Walking tour in Tbilisi.  During the tour you will visit:
Visit Park Rike  and take cable-cars to Narikhala fortress.  For a few minutes you will be traveling by cabbines  and enjoy an unusual view of Old Tbilisi. From the upper ropeway station you will overlook  the old city and the botanical garden.
Narikhala fortress – exists  since the mid-4th century.  The fortress is built on a hill, therefore there is a splendid view of the old city.
District of sulfur baths and Legvtahevi –   is located in the center  of the city. By the legend the foundation of Tbilisi became from hot sulfur springs. There were also conducted archaeological excavations,  and were found ancient strata of the city. Its beautiful canyon was hidden for decades, and only now has been reconstructed - returned to its historic appearance.
Meydan -  central square of the old town, which was formerly a commercial center of the city and nowadays  is currently surrounded by cafe bars.
Rustaveli Avenue and architecture from 19th century. 
In the evening we offer dinner at the Georgian restaurant with folklore show. 
The repertoire of the show program: Adjarian dance, “Mtiuluri”, “Rachuli” and Wedding Dance. Also, the program includes live music, Georgian pop songs and songs in the voices.
This is really a very exciting show!   Overnight in Tbilisi.

Options: Dinner at Georgian traditional restaurant - €40 per person.
Day 6  : Kakheti – wine region. Gombori-Telavi-Gremi-Kvareli-Signagi-Bodbe

Departure to Telavi  through Gombori pass – It is a mountain chain in the Georgian part of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Located in the province of Kakheti in eastern Georgia and extends a distance 107 km. with the highest mountain (1.991m. above sea level).
Tour in Telavi - city ​​of the XVIII century - the residence of the kings of Kakheti.
visit Gremi - This is the most famous place in the area of hole Kakheti. In a narrow sense, this is castle and temple. Both were built in 1563 by king of Kakheti Levan.
Visit winery Khareba in Kvareli - established upon the ancient traditions. The company works over maintenance of the unique vine culture and wine making both using ancient methods and modern technologies; consequently, the Company produces high quality wines.
In Kvareli wine is kept in 7.7 km long tunnel cut off in the stone massif of Caucasian mountain range. The massif includes granite surrounded by shale layers. At any time of the year, the temperature is 10C-11C. Wine is being aged there in the oak barrels.
Departure to  the Sighnaghi. 
City tour in Sighnaghi - “city of love”, as it’s one of the most popular places for bride-couples, surrounded by defensive walls and towers.  From Signagi there is beautiful view on the Alazani valley, boundless space stretching to the horizon.
Within Signagi Tour we also visit the Bodbe Monastery (built in 9th century) of Saint Nino (the saint, who preached Christianity in Georgia), which is 2 km away from Signagi. Here is the grave of Saint Nino and her holy spring – the sites visited by believers from all over the world.
Return to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Options: Have wine-tasting with snacks and master-class of making Khachapuri – Georgian traditional meal and Churchkhela – tradional sweet - €30 per person. Wine-tasting – €20 per persons.
Day 7  : Tbilisi – Mtaskheta – Uplitsikhe

Tour in Mtskheta.
Visit  Mtskheta - founded in the first half of I millennium BC With the IV century BC since the formation of the East Georgian kingdom, city ​​became the capital.
Monuments of Mtskheta included in UNESCO World Heritage.
The monastery Djvari - VI century is on the hilltop, From there opens the beautiful view on the city and you can see  the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi.
Continue trip to the most interesting and imortant monument  of Kartli region - Upliscikhe - ancient town carved in rock, built in the 6th century BC. Here are remains of  amphitheatre, several temples and market place. Town has been abandoned since 13th century.
Drive back to  Tbilisi.  Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 8  : Ananuri-Gudauri-Kazbegi

Departure to the Zhinvali lake - located 70 km from Tbilisi.
Visit gudauri - winter sports resort located at Kazbegi region of Georgia, 120 km from Tbilisi, at the height of 2,196 m near the Cross Pass.
Skiing season lasts from December to March.
Enjoy the views of Caucasus mountains.
Visit Stephantsminda (Kazbegi) -  a small town in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia, known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and is a center for trekkersmountain climbing and forests of the surrounding Kazbegi Nature Reserve.

Options: Visit Georgian family and have master-class of making Georgian traditional food Khinkali with lunch – 25 EUR per person.
Day 9  : Tbilisi

Free day in Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 10  : Tbilisi

Transfer to the airport.