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Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Location: Armenia & Georgia
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Travel to Armenia & Georgia

By choosing our Armenia&Georgia Tour you will travel to the South Caucasus and explore the secrets of these two unique hidden lands. 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. Our tour will let you experience true Caucasian hospitality and meet friendly and attentive people. Moreover, you will visit wineries, try 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 in Matenadaran – research institute and museum and repository of ancient manuscripts
  • Day 1 detailed

    After your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Yerevan and checked in. This day you will have a city tour around Yerevan, an 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 which is 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

  • Trip 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

    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 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 narrow canyon to the valley of red rocks
  • Visit to Noravank Monastery them
  • Day 3 detailed

    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 go up a small hill to visit the monastery and enjoy the breathtaking view of Biblical Mount Ararat. The tour will continue through a narrow canyon to the valley of red rocks where is located Noravank Monastery – a masterpiece of Armenian architect Momik built in the 13th century. One the territory of the monastery you will see amazing khachkars – crosstones designed by Momik.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 8 hours (260 km)

Day 4

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

    This day you will have 1-hour drive to the canyon of Azat River. Here you will have an excursion to Geghard Monastery. This unique monastery is carved of the rocks and the surrounding cliffs compose the part of it. In 2000 it became the UNESCO heritage site. The trip will continue to Garni village well known for its Garni temple – the only surviving example of Hellenistic architecture in the region. After the return to Yerevan, you will have an excursion in 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 tunnel to Dilijan resort town
  • Visit to Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries both listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Trip to Armenian – Georgian border
  • Head to Tbilisi, check in at the hotel
  • Day 5 detailed

    After breakfast, you will start your trip to Gegharkunik Province known for its amazing huge Lake Sevan. It is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world located at an altitude of 2000 meters above the sea level. The trip will continue to the north to Lori Province. Here you will stop in 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 Armenian-Georgian border. Having passed the customs you will have a 3-hour drive to Tbilisi – the capital of Georgia.

    Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 11 hours (320 km)

Day 6

  • Drive to Mtskheta – the ancient capital of Kartli-Iberia Kingdom, the 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 and elegant and remarkable architecture
  • Visit to Armenian Church, Jewish Synagogue, and Turkish Mosque
  • Tour to Sulfur Baths located in the city center and  walk up to Narikala Fortress
  • Day 6 detailed

    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. 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. After your return to Tbilisi you will have a city tour wich includes the 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

    The day will start with a trip to Ananuri Fortress which is a castle complex on the Aragvi River. Once it was a seat of Georgian feudal dynasty. The way will continue to the most popular ski resort Gudauri which is actually beautiful in any season. After some rest, you will continue your trip and visit Stepantsminda village where a 4 wheel vehicle will take you up the high hill to the Gergeti Trinity Church (14th century) 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 the eastern Georgia to Kakheti wine producing area
  • Drive to Signagi – royal town of the 18th century
  • Stroll through tiny and cozy streets of Signagi and enjoy 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

    In the morning you will drive to the east of the country to Kakheti – the main wine making region of Georgia. Here you will spend a pleasant time in Signaghi which is 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 tour will end 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

 

Guaranteed Tour Dates 2017

May 16 – 24

 

June 10-18

 

September 19 – 27

 

October 21 – 29

 

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Individual Tour

1,123 EUR

 

1,123 EUR

 

1,123 EUR

 

1,123 EUR

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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.