Armenia & Georgia Short Break Tour

7 days/6 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
789USD
836USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Yerevan - Sevan - Tbilisi - Wine tasting
Explore the ancient capital of Armenia, Yerevan, founded in 782 AD Enjoy the amazing ultramarine Sevan Lake view Visit outstanding masterpieces of Armenian medieval architecture Take a cable car to a well-known symbol of Tbilisi - Narikala Fortress Go down to the famous Georgian winery for wine degustation

ITINERARY

Introduction

Armenia & Georgia Budget Tour provides an excellent opportunity to spend an exciting 7-day trip at a very affordable price. You will stroll around Yerevan and Tbilisi, visit the first Christian church in the world, have unique excursions around the first capital of Georgia, as well as enjoy unforgettable Georgian songs and dances, and the unique taste of the Caucasian dishes. The tour offers lots of vivid emotions and unforgettable impressions.

Day 1 - Arrival to Yerevan City

Matenadaran - Lovers Park - Vernissage
After your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Yerevan and checked in. You will have free time for leisure and for exploring Yerevan yourself.
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Day 2 - Yerevan City Tour - Echmiadzin

Yerevan - Matenadaran - Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin
Your exciting trip will start from the city tour around the ancient capital of Armenia – Yerevan. Yerevan birth certificate is held in the history museum. It is a cuneiform inscription of Urartian King Argishti, which lets scientists tell the exact time of its foundation and prove that Yerevan was built in 782 AD. During the city tour, you will visit Matenadaran Museum, which houses over 17,000 ancient and medieval manuscripts, making it the significant bearer of one of the largest collections in the world. After Matenadaran, the tour will continue to the Holy See of Echmiadzin – the religious center of all Armenians around the world. The residence of Catholicos, Supreme Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church is in Echmiadzin. Here is located the first official Christian church – Echmiadzin Cathedral founded in the first half of the 4th century.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Geghard - Garni - Sevan - Dilijan

Geghard - Garni
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a drive to the Geghard Cave Monastery (13th century) located deep at the bottom of the canyon and included into UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique monastery is carved of the rocks and the surrounding cliffs compose the part of it. After our the excursion around the monastery, the way continues to Garni village known for its Garni temple – the only surviving example of Hellenistic architecture in the region. Garni’s complex has a royal bath which exhibits a fascinating hypocaust along with a well-preserved original mosaic tiling. An hour drive by car – and we will appear on the shores of an amazing azure Lake Sevan – the pearl of Armenian nature. The stunning hilltop view of the azure lake framed by the surrounding mountains amazes its visitors. Here you will go up to the hill where is located Sevanavank monastery and enjoy an amazing view of the lake. The day ends with a drive to the resort town of Dilijan famous by its healing fresh air filled with pine aromas.
Overnight: Hotel in Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Lori - Haghpat - Sanahin - Tbilisi

Haghpat - Sanahin
On the fourth day, you will go to the Lori region where the famous Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries are located. They are both outstanding masterpiece examples of Armenian medieval architecture and UNESCO heritage sites. Fascinating old hall of Sanahin stores the complex reliefs demonstrating biblical scenery and characters. Both monasteries were once important centers for scholars and many famous manuscripts were written here in the middle ages. But Lori region will delight you not only with the architectural landmarks but also with delightful forest landscape, the rocky deep canyon of the river “Debed” and wonderful little villages scattered along the canyon. After discovering the wonderful culture, nature and architecture of Armenia, a fascinating journey around Georgia will start. First, you will be transferred to Armenia-Georgia border and after passing the customs “Sadakhlo” you’ll head to Tbilisi – the hospitable capital of Georgia. After check-in at the hotel, you will have free time in the city.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Tbilisi City Tour - Mtskheta

Tbilisi - Mtskheta
After breakfast, you will have the city tour around Tbilisi. First, you will visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi – the main Georgian Orthodox Church. Next place to visit is the historic district of Metekhi, where the Assumption Church is located. During the day you will also have a chance to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Bridge of Peace, designed by a well-known Italian architect. Then the cable car will take you to Narikala fortress – the well-known symbol of Tbilisi located on a hill. A few kilometers North from Tbilisi there is a small and colorful town Mtskheta which will be your next destination. This town was the first capital of Georgia from 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. The excursion will start with the visit to the Cathedral of the 11th century – Svetitskhoveli. The next stop – Jvari Temple located at the top of the hill which offers a fascinating view of the confluence of two rivers Kura and Aragvi.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Sighnaghi - Khareba

Sighnaghi - Wine tasting - Master class of bread Shoti
Immediately after breakfast, you will head to the picturesque little town of Sighnaghi sometimes called ” the town of love”. Here you will have a great opportunity to get acquainted with the unique winemaking traditions and wines of Georgia. First, you will climb the medieval fortress, defensive double walls of which surround the town of Sighnaghi impressing by their majestic panoramic views of the Alazani Valley. Next, you will have an excursion to Bodbe monastery, where the relics of the preacher St. Nino are buried. Those who wish will be able to go down by the pilgrimage route to the St. Source (650 steps) and get inimitable water. Then, the trip will continue to Kvareli where is located the famous winery “Khareba”. You will have an opportunity to have a tour around the factory and taste local wines. The master class on baking Georgian bread Shoti and making of Churchkhela will complete this day and make it unforgettable.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Transfer from Armenia-Georgia border
  • Accommodation in hotels for 6 nights
  • Breakfast
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • Wine tasting

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance

TRIP REVIEWS

Geoffrey Holland 02.09.2018

Guide: They were both good Arthur and Demetre
Driver: driver was the guide, we really liked Arthur
Car: Good enough for our trip thankyou
Hotels: Yerevan was good 4/5, Dilijan 4/5, Tbilisi 4/5 only in that it had no meals or snacks except breakfast... we would go further into the old city if we came again.
What did you like best in your trip? Incredible country, Basaltic stones , basaltic churches and buildings in Armenia, the crucible of Christianity,the agrarian plains of plenty in Georgia.
What didn't you like in the trip? Nothing, we are so glad we went
What would you add to your trip? On reflection, 2 more days in Yerevan, and a side trip to Batumi for one night
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Yes
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Matyushin Boris and Lena 22.09.15

Yesterday we returned from the tour ‘Armenia & Georgia’ of your company obtaining useful information about these countries. The group was impressive. Everything was organised perfectly. Thank you for attentive care about us. Everlasting history and culture of Armenia, the beauty of mountains and gorges, cordiality and hospitality of people are just deserved admiration. The tour is unforgettable. It was very pleasure and interesting to communicate with the guide Rose. Her professionalism, attention and care about tourists are styled perfectly. Many thanks to her! Also, we want to highlight the driver Arthur’s professionalism and attention. Greetings to your company for the tour and wish success and prosperity, health and welfare to all staff!

Best regards and gratitude,

Boris and Lena Matyushin
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George Roos

What did you like best about your trip? We had a great time in Yerevan and we left with great memories. Tour guides were great. Execursions were great.
What didn't you like about the trip? The hotel in Georgia. We were promised that the hotels will be walking distance from restaurants and shops. In Georgia the hotel was located in a dodgy area far from everything. It was dark at night and we could not leave the hotel. We were told everything is 10 minutes walking distance. When we confronted the tour guide she said they actually meant 10 minutes by car. I'm highly disappointed and will definitely NOT recommend Arara tours due to this.
What would you add to your trip? Get a better partner in Georgia and select your hotels based on what tourists need and not the cheapest so you can make more profit. in the long run this will damage your reputation as guests will warn other potential guests about this
Guide: Guides were excellent, no complaints regarding them.
Driver: Drivers were good as well
Car: Excellent
Hotels: as stated before - hotel in Georgia were highly disappointed. Location is terrible - far away from restaurants, shops. located in a dark dodgy suburb.
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Defenitely NOT - based on the misleading information about the hotel in Georgia.

AraraTour's response: Thank you, dear George, for your feedback! We highly appreciate your opinion and won't cooperate with this hotel anymore. 

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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

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PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

First aid kit:

bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

Essentials:

Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Dressing:

There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

Spring / Autumn:

long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

Summer:

T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat

Winter:

Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With an agency operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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May 24, 2019

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May 30, 2019

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Jul 9, 2019

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Aug 13, 2019

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Aug 19, 2019

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Sep 3, 2019

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Sep 9, 2019

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Sep 27, 2019

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Oct 3, 2019

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Oct 3, 2019

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May 24, 2019

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May 30, 2019

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Jul 9, 2019

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Jul 15, 2019

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Aug 13, 2019

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Aug 19, 2019

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789 USD

Tuesday

Sep 3, 2019

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Sep 9, 2019

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789 USD

Friday

Sep 27, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
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Oct 3, 2019

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789 USD

Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
7
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Individual

Oct 3, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
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2+

867 USD

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