Best of Georgia & Armenia

Classic, Yerevan to Tbilisi

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Georgia and Armenia may sound like unconventional destinations, but trust us, they ought to top your list of places to visit. Our eight-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.

What’s included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Local Lunch and Traditional Cooking Demonstration, Geghard Your Foodie Moment: Local Lunch and Wine Tasting, Kakheti
  • Echmiadzin visit
  • Khor Virap visit
  • Garni Roman temple and gorge 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
  • Hike to Uplistsikhe Cave
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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

Itinerary

Day 1 Yerevan There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Yerevan/Echmiadzin (1B) Drive to Echmiadzin to visit its famous cathedral. Later, enjoy a city tour of Yerevan, followed by a visit to the Genocide Memorial. Take some free time to explore the city of Yerevan. Included Activities: Echmiadzin Visit Yerevan City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.30-0.75 hours)
Day 3 Yerevan/Khor Virap/Garni (1B, 1L) During your free time in Yerevan opt to visit the Yerevan Brandy Factory or Megerian Carpet factory for some insight into staples of Armenian culture. Included Activities: Khor Virap Visit Garni Temple and Gorge Visit Local Lunch and Traditional Cooking Demonstration
Day 4 Yerevan/Haghpat (1B, 1L) The Molokan are a minority population in Armenia derived from settlers exiled from Russia for not obeying the rules of the Church. Their name derives from "Milk" due to the great amount of milk they would consume, especially during the fasting period determined by the Orthodox Clergy. Stop in a Molokan village en route to Haghpat to get a glimpse into daily life, and enjoy a traditional meal. Included Activities: Lake Sevan Visit Sevanavank and Haghartsin Monastery Visits Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 66km) Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 131km)
Day 5 Haghpat/Telavi (1B) Visit Haghpat Monestary and UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Sanahin. Cross into Georgia to be welcomed and greeted by your Georgian CEO before transferring to the and transfer to Telavi, located on the foothills of the Tsiv-Gombori Range. Included Activities: Sanahin Monastery Visit Border Crossing (Armenia - Georgia) Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 36km) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 165km)
Day 6 Telavi/Kakheti Province/Tblisi (1B, 1L) Experience a full day in the Kakheti Province, dotted with churches and vineyards. Enjoy breathaking views of the Kizikhi area and Sighnaghi. Stop for lunch at a local village house to taste the delicious lunch and wine and local drinks tasting. Head to Tbilisi and enjoy a guided tour of the city. Included Activities: Local Lunch and Wine Tasting City Tour Tbilisi Transport: Private Vehicle (100km)
Day 7 Tblisi/Uplistsikhe (1B) 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. Return to Tbilisi in the evening. Included Activities: Mtskheta Visit Uplistsikhe Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.45 hour(s), 25km) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 25km)
Day 8 Tbilisi (1B) Depart at any time.
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