Tour “Highlights of Armenia and Georgia”

15 days/14 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
2,016GBP
2,318GBP

The Highlights of the Tour

Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world Visit Armenian Stonehenge - a 6,000-years-old observatory Have a trip to the center of winemaking in Georgia - Kakheti region Explore the first capital of Georgia - unique Mtskheta - and admire the inseparable views to the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers Visit the main UNESCO sights of Georgia such as Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
Echmiadzin - Karahunj - Kakheti - Mtskheta

ITINERARY

Introduction

Our Tour “Highlights of Armenia and Georgia” was created for those who prefer more than just a classical package. The tour is an extended version with an extensive program which will get you acquainted not only with classical sights but with hidden gems, and secrets as well. Fantastic landscapes, delicious delicacies, fine wines, millenary history, and hospitable people await you! You will visit both noisy metropolises and cozy silent villages and taste eco products. Experience more than just the classical trip to Armenia and Georgia, have something special this time!

Day 1 - Arrival

Day 2 - Yerevan Tour - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots

Day 3 - Azat - Garni - Yerevan

Garni - Geghard
Trip to the scenic canyon of the Azat River to Geghard Cave Monastery listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Tour to Hellenistic Garni temple built in 77 AD, dedicated to the Armenian God of the Sun Mitra. Visit to the Museum of Armenian History where you will have a fascinating journey through the rich history of Armenia.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Karahunj - Goris

Day 5 - Tatev - Devil’s Bridge - Jermuk - Arpa

Day 6 - Selim Pass - Sevan

Day 7 - Lori - Stepanavan - Haghpat

Day 8 - Armenian-Georgian border - Tbilisi

Day 9 - Ananuri - Gudauri - Vedza - Gergeti - Dariali - Tbilisi

Day 10 - Javakheti - Paravani - Khertvisi - Vardzia - Akhaltsikhe

Day 11 - Rabati - Sapara - Borjomi - Kutaisi

Day 12 - Kutaisi - Bagrati - Sataplia - Gelati - Motsameta - Tbilisi

Day 13 - Kakheti - Telavi - Tsinandali - Sighnaghi - Tbilisi

Day 14 - Mtskheta - Jvari - Svetitskhoveli - Gori - Tbilisi

Day 15 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels for 14 nights (3* hotels, double rooms)
  • 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
  • Tatev cable car ticket
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Single supplement287 GBP
  • 4* supplement (NOTE: 4* hotels are available depending on the region)350 GBP

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
15
days
Individual

Oct 22, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

2,218 GBP

2+

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Sunday

May 19, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Sunday

Jun 2, 2019

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

13

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Saturday

Jun 15, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Saturday

Jun 29, 2019

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

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Friday

Jul 12, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Friday

Jul 26, 2019

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

13

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Friday

Sep 6, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Friday

Sep 20, 2019

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

13

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Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Tuesday

Oct 22, 2019

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

13

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Saturday

May 16, 2020

from Yerevan
15
days
Saturday

May 30, 2020

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

13

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Saturday

Jun 13, 2020

from Yerevan
15
days
Saturday

Jun 27, 2020

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

13

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Friday

Jul 10, 2020

from Yerevan
15
days
Friday

Jul 24, 2020

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

13

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Friday

Sep 4, 2020

from Yerevan
15
days
Friday

Sep 18, 2020

to Tbilisi

2,016 GBP

13

Spaces left
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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
15
days
Individual

Oct 22, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

2+

2,218 GBP

Sunday

May 19, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Sunday

Jun 2, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

Saturday

Jun 15, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Saturday

Jun 29, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

Friday

Jul 12, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Friday

Jul 26, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

Friday

Sep 6, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Friday

Sep 20, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

from Yerevan
15
days
Tuesday

Oct 22, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

Saturday

May 16, 2020

from Yerevan
15
days
Saturday

May 30, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

Saturday

Jun 13, 2020

from Yerevan
15
days
Saturday

Jun 27, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

Friday

Jul 10, 2020

from Yerevan
15
days
Friday

Jul 24, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

Friday

Sep 4, 2020

from Yerevan
15
days
Friday

Sep 18, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,016 GBP

TRIP REVIEWS (5)

Gary Goodnow

Hello Tatev!!!
Sorry so late in responding, but when on vacation I don’t access my email from my phone, so just saw this. I got home late last evening. The trip was fantastic and one I’ll remember forever. Both guides were incredible and I’m now Facebook friends with both Arthur and Tazo. I would be happy to provide a review or feedback if you wish on the trip. I cannot say enough nice things about Arara and the guides and of course both countries, which were phenomenal and hopefully more people from the USA will also discover the wonders of Armenia and Georgia. I think the time you suggested and booked in both countries was about right percentage wise with more to Georgia. I of course loved the mountains particularly in Georgia with the Caucuses the most impressive. But seeing Mt. Ararat was a thrill and I could not believe how beautiful Armenia was as well. I think the time of year was perfect, although around Mestia it was a bit snowy and one suggested drive in the itinerary was not available due to snow, but Tazo had another great alternative. I think 15 days was the bare minimum and of course I didn’t see close to everything, but I think I now have a good perspective of both countries. I think you did a great job of balancing, cultural, religious, city and landscape scenery so I had a good mix of all that. I took 1,330 pictures, which I will begin editing and hopefully will complete in the next 3 weeks and have about 400-500 uploaded to my SmugMug photo web site – URL below my signature line below.

I hope to be able to come back at some point and spend a little more time and relax a bit. I was really on the go, which was by plan. I did one incredible thing in Yerevan I wanted to mention, that was not planned at all nor could it have been. On the plane from Paris to Yerevan, I sat next to the Director of the Opera – Constantin Orbfilian. You may know of him. He is obviously well know in Armenia at high levels of the political world in Armenia, and throughout the Opera world including in the USA – he’s a dual citizen. He invited me to the April 25 showing of the opera Annoush and to sit in the Directors box with him. Also the US Ambassador Chief of Public Affairs was there as well as the Armenian Cultural Minister (may not have his title correct), so we all sat together, enjoyed wine and cheese in Constantin’s office during intermissions and talked about many cultural topics impacting Armenia and I was fascinated. A great evening. BTW, the opera was incredible, and if you haven’t seen it, please do at the next showing if there is one.

Better go now, since I’m busy getting caught up after being gone so long. Feel free to drop me a line anytime if you have any questions or want any details about my perspective of the trip or a review.

Thanks again for everything, and I hope we will be in touch again for another trip in the future.


All the best,

Regards,

Gary's travels - http://www.garygoodnow.smugmug.com/

24.04.2019
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Michelle MacGrath

Dear Lusine,
Apologies for not getting back to you for so long.
The 2-week trip you arranged for us to Armenia and Georgia, leaving end of July 2018, was excellent.
The accommodation was extremely good throughout. The drivers and guides were also excellent; Hasmik Evoyan was outstanding.
We had a lovely two weeks.

Many thanks,

Kind regards,
Michelle and David
29.08.2018
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Theodore

Arara Tours created a terrific itinerary, Armenia & Georgia Classical Tour, that introduced me to the highlights of Armenia and Georgia over an 8-day span. In Armenia, over five days, besides a comprehensive Yerevan city tour, my guide took me to Zvartnot Temple ruins, Echmiadzin, Khor Virap Monastery, Norvank Monastery, Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, Lake Sevan, Dilijian, Akhtala Fort, and Haghpat Monastery. The Georgia portion of my tour included three days of sightseeing. Highlights were the Tbilisi Old Town Tour, Jvari Temple, Mtskheta, Ananuri Fortress, Gudauri Ski Resort, Gergeti Trinity Church with views of Mount Kazbek, the wine-producing region of Kakheti with a wine tasting in the quaint town of Signaghi, and David-Gareja semi-desert area and monastery complex. Guide services of both my Armenia guide, Arthur, and my Georgia guide, Georgi, were knowledgeable, entertaining. informative, flexible, and comprehensive. Hotels were modern, clean, and centrally located in the capital cities of Yerevan and Tbilisi.

08.08.2017
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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

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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

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