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Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Location: Armenia & Georgia
Price: 1,123 EURBest price : 986 EUR
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Travel to Armenia & Georgia

Choose our Armenia&Georgia Tour and travel to the South Caucasus and explore the secrets of these two unique hidden lands. So close but so different at the same time. You will stroll around ancient Yerevan and bright Tbilisi, visit the Silk Road, get acquainted with UNESCO objects and enjoy the view of majestic Caucasus Mountains. With Arara you will experience true Caucasian hospitality and meet friendly, open people. Moreover, you will explore wineries, try delicious Armenian and Georgian national dishes and taste famous Kakhetian wine.

 

The highlights of Armenia & Georgia Classical Tour

  • Discover all the beauties of the Caucasus
  • Feel the pulse of 2798-year-old city of Yerevan 
  • Admire Lake Sevan at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level
  • Enjoy the bustling atmosphere of Tbilisi
  • Taste well known Georgian wine in Kakheti wine region

Day 1

  •  Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the hotel
  • City tour around Yerevan – 2798-year-old capital of Armenia
  • Stop at Matenadaran – research institute and museum as well as repository of ancient manuscripts
  • Day 1 detailed ( click to open )

    After your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Yerevan and checked in. On your first day you will have a city tour around Yerevan, the ancient capital of Armenia, which is 2798-year-old. Armenians are proud that Yerevan is 29 years older than Rome. During the city tour, you will walk around the center of the city and visit Cascade, Opera and Ballet theater, Mashtots Avenue, and the Republic Square. The tour also includes a visit to Matenadaran Museum, a repository of one of the richest manuscript collections in the world.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 6 hours (40 km)

Day 2

  • Drive to the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians around the world
  • Visit to the first Christian Church in the world
  • Trip to the Genocide Memorial, a solemn reminder of the first genocide of the 20th century
  • Day 2 detailed ( click to open )

    A short morning drive will take you to Echmiadzin town – the religious center of all Armenians around the world. Here – after the adoption of Christianity in 301 AD – was built the first Christian temple in the world – Echmiadzin Cathedral. It is the seat of the Supreme Patriarch of the Catholicos of all Armenians. The cathedral keeps an important religious relic – the Holy Lance spear. In 2000 Echmiadzin Cathedral was listed as an UNESCO site. The trip will continue to the Genocide Memorial – a solemn reminder of the first genocide of the 20th century.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 7 hours (65 km)

Day 3

  • Head to Khor Virap Monastery located at the foot of Mount Ararat
  • Drive through the spectacular narrow canyon to the valley of red rocks
  • Visit to Noravank Monastery them
  • Day 3 detailed ( click to open )

    The day will start with a trip to Ararat Province where proudly stands one of the holiest sites in Armenia – Khor Virap Monastery. You will hike up a small hill to discover the monastery and enjoy the breathtaking view on Biblical Mount Ararat. The tour will continue through a narrow canyon to the valley of red rocks, right where Noravank Monastery is located – built in the 13th century it is a masterpiece of Armenian architect Momik. On the territory of the monastery amazing khachkars are scattered all around – crosstones designed by Momik.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 8 hours (260 km)

Day 4

  • Excursion to the scenic Azat River Canyon to Geghard Cave Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Short trip to Garni village and stop at Hellenistic Garni temple(77 AD)
  • Drive back to Yerevan and visit to the History Museum of Armenia
  • Day 4 detailed ( click to open )

    This day you will have a 1-hour drive to the canyon of Azat River. Our destination is Geghard Monastery. This unique monastery is carved into nearby rocks and the surrounding cliffs compose a great part of it. In 2000 it became a UNESCO heritage site. The trip leads us to Garni village, well known for its Garni temple – the only surviving example of Hellenistic architecture in the region. Back in Yerevan you will have an excursion in the History Museum of Armenia – the main historical museum of the country known for its Archaeological, Numismatic, Ethnographic collections.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 6 hours (80 km)

Day 5

  • Head to Lake Sevan, the “blue pearl of Armenia” and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world
  • Drive through the tunnel to Dilijan resort town
  • Tour around Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries, both listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Ride to the Armenian – Georgian border
  • Head to Tbilisi, check in at the hotel
  • Day 5 detailed ( click to open )

    After breakfast, you will start your day to the North. Gegharkunik Province is best known for its amazing huge Lake Sevan. The waters is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world located at an altitude of 2000 meters above the sea level. We continue our trip further north to Lori Province. Here we have a stop over at the cozy resort town of Dilijan known for its arts and crafts as well as picturesque lush nature and healing air. After an excursion to the medieval monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat both listed as UNESCO objects the tour will continue to the Armenian-Georgian border. Having passed the customs another 3-hour drive to Tbilisi takes us to the capital of Georgia.

    Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 11 hours (320 km)

Day 6

  • Drive to Mtskheta – ancient capital of Kartli-Iberia Kingdom, religious center of Georgia
  • Visit to Svetitskhoveli cathedral of the 11th century
  • Tour to Jvari Monastery dating back to the 6th century
  • City tour around Tbilisi, famous for its turbulent history, elegant and remarkable architecture
  • Tour to Armenian Church, Jewish Synagogue, and Turkish Mosque
  • Walk from Sulfur Baths located in the city center up to Narikala Fortress
  • Day 6 detailed ( click to open )

    After breakfast, you will have a short ride to Mtskheta which was the first capital of Georgia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. The town is considered the religious center of Georgia. Our 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. After your return to Tbilisi we’ll continue with a city tour including an in depth exploration of the old town, cable car trip to Narikala Fortress, a visit to the Bridge of Peace and Armenian Church, Jewish Synagogue and Turkish Mosque.

    Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 8 hours (80 km)

Day 7

  • Visit to Ananuri fortress located next to the Jinvali Reservoir
  • Head to Gudauri, famous Georgian ski resort for a rest
  • Drive up the hill to Gergeti Trinity Church located at 2180 m above sea
  • Day 7 detailed ( click to open )

    The day will start with a trip to Ananuri Fortress. A beautiful castle complex on the Aragvi River. Once it used to be a seat of the Georgian feudal dynasty. Our next stop is the popular ski resort Gudauri which is actually beautiful in any season. After some rest, the trip continues to Stepantsminda village where a 4 wheel vehicle will take you up the high hill to the Gergeti Trinity Church (14th century). The sanctuary is located at an altitude of 2180 m above sea level. From the top opens an unforgettable view to the famous Mount Kazbek.

    Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 10 hours (330 km)

Day 8

  • Morning drive to eastern Georgia, to the Kakheti wine producing area
  • Drive to Signagi – royal town of the 18th century
  • Stroll through tiny and cozy streets of Signagi and enjoy an amazing view of Alazani Valley
  • Visit to the local winery “Pheasant’s Tears” and degustation of Georgian traditional wine
  • Trip to David-Gareja semi-deserted area and monastery complex founded in 6th century by father David
  • Day 8 detailed ( click to open )

    In the morning you will drive to the east of the country, to Kakheti – the main wine making region of Georgia. A pleasant time is waiting for you in Signaghi – a royal town founded by the king Erekle II in the 18th century. Strolling around the tiny streets you will enjoy the local architecture and atmosphere. In the local winery “Pheasant’s Tears” you will have a tour and degustation of Georgian traditional local wine. The day ends with a trip to David-Gareja semi-deserted area and monastery complex founded in 6th century by father David.

    Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 9 hours (310 km)

Day 9 

  •  Transfer to the airport, departure

 

Why book with Arara?

  • Own agency in Armenia and Georgia*
  • Guides with 5+ year experience
  • Central located hotels
  • Licensed air conditioned transport
  • The best price in the market for high-quality service**
  • 3000+ satisfied clients per year

*With an agency operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.
**With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

Detailed Trip Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in hotels 8 nights (3* hotels with free WiFi)
    • Breakfast
    • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • English speaking guide service for all days
    • All admission fees
    • 4 wheel drive vehicle for Gergeti Trinity Church
    • Wine tasting in Sighnaghi

    The price doesn’t include:

    • Flights
    • Medical insurance
  • You will spend 4 nights in Yerevan and 4 nights in Tbilisi in 3* hotels. The hotels are modern properties located in the city center within walking distance of the main sights:

    Hotel in Yerevan: 3* Cascade Hotel or similar

    Hotel in Tbilisi: 3* Astoria Hotel or similar

    • 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

  • Nune Tatunts
    Executive Director
    Tourism Specialist. Perfectly knows Armenian, Russian, English languages. Great organizer and tour coordinator. Nune will be pleased to organize any event or tour to Armenia for you.
    Gagik Simonyan
    Transport Manager
    Graduated from National Polytechnic University of Armenia. By profession is an engineer. Will manage all the questions concerning transport for your traveling to Armenia.
     
     
    Liana Levonyan
    Tour Manager
    Graduated from Russian-Armenian Slavonic University, Faculty of International Relations. Perfectly knows Armenian, Russian and English languages. Liana will be pleased to organize your holiday in Armenia.
    Lusine Masuryan
    Tour Manager
    Graduated from the Yerevan State College of Humanities, Faculty of Tourism. Speaks Armenian, English and Russian languages. Lusine will be pleased to answer your questions and organize your holiday in Armenia.

 

Guaranteed Dates – Small Group
2017-2018

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 Note: In case of 2 or more people in a group, the tour can be organized at any date. We can also change the program or add/remove the days of the tour at your discretion.

 

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If you are looking for a budget tour to Armenia and Georgia, please, see our Armenia & Georgia Short Break Tour. You can also see other Armenia & Georgia Tours.