Tour to Armenia and Georgia with arrival in Kutaisi

8 days/7 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
By request

The Highlights of the Tour

Jvari Monastery - Ananuri - Garni Tample - Echmiadzin Cathedral
Admire the architecture of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - a masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages and UNESCO object Have a trip to the defensive fortress of feudal era - Ananuri Admire unique and majestic Lake Sevan - the largest one in the Caucasus region Visit the only survived Hellenistic architectural exemplar - Garni Tample Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world Explore the huge renovated fortress in Akhaltsikhe town called Rabat Fortress

ITINERARY

Introduction

By choosing our Tour to Armenia and Georgia you will have a rich and fascinating journey around these colorful countries of the South Caucasus. The arrival and the departure will be at/from Kutaisi airport, which is an affordable option for many European tourists (for more information, please, contact us).

Day 1 - Arrival in Kutaisi

Transfer to the hotel from the airport
Overnight: Hotel in Kutaisi

Day 2 - Transfer to Tbilisi - Tbilisi City Tour

Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
You will be transferred to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Then you will have city tour around Tbilisi. The great opportunity to feel the capital city of Georgia where interlace ancient culture and up-to-date trends. The tour includes: Sameba – the biggest church in Tbilisi and modern symbol of Georgian Orthodox tradition. Trip will continue to the historical, also you will visit the Assumption Church (Metekhi church) and the statuary of the Establisher of Tbilisi, the king Vakhtang I Gorgasali, located on the picturesque hill. The next stop is Bridge of Peace – designed by a well-known Italian architect; it is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. The following direction is to Chardin Street - a cozy street named after the French traveler Jean Chardin. The street has an architecture resembling Paris and is full of cozy cafes, boutiques, and eye-catching art galleries. Excursion to the sulfuric baths – famous royal bath complex (XVII-XIX cc.), standing on the warm natural sulfur springs. That is one of the main attractions of Old Town. Your last stop is Narikala - the ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, which was established in 4th century AD. You will reach the fortress by cable vehicle. At the top, a spectacular view of the whole city opens.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Ananuri - Gudauri - Vedza - Trinity of Gergeti - Dariali Gorge - Tbilisi

Ananuri - Trinity of Gergeti - Gudauri
Your day tour will start from Kazbegi – the highland region located at the border with Russia with its unique views and nature, full of ancient pagan legends mixed with lately incoming Christian traditions. Afterwards, you will drive to Ananuri Fortress – a well-preserved castle on the shore of the Zhinvali Reservoir, the former defensive fortress of the feudal era. To reach Ananuri you need about 1 hour. You will stay there for 30 minutes. The following destination is Gudauri, which is an amazing place full of green grass and flowers in summers and snow in winters. Reaching Kazbegi and visiting Gergeti Trinity Church are must see places of Georgia. The church itself, is dated back to the 14th century. Hidden in white clouds and fog it will enchant you. From the point opens breathtaking landscapes on Stepantsminda village. You will finish the day via visiting Stepantsminda, a picturesque village and administrative centre of Kazbegi region.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Armenian-Georgian border - Haghpat - Saghmosavank - Yerevan

Sevanavank - Cascade Complex - Haghpat
You will move to Sadakhlo, then be transferred to Georgia-Armenia border. Visit Haghpat Monastery, which is listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. You will have a chance to admire beautiful landscapes of lush forests, the rocky deep canyon of Debed river and quaint little villages scattered along the canyon. Stop at Saghmosavank Monastery located at the yawning Kasakh River Gorge. You will finalise your tour in Yerevan and have check-in at the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Geghard - Garni - Yerevan City Tour

Geghard - Yerevan sights
Drive to the scenic Azat River Canyon to Geghard Cave Monastery – the unique architectural masterpiece known for its impressive rocky architecture (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Furthermore, your trip will continue to Garni village, where is located the Hellenistic-inspired Garni temple (77 AD). Additionally, you will have evening city tour around Yerevan – 2800 years old capital of Armenia.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Yerevan - Lake Sevan - Dilijan - Tbilisi

Tbilisi - Gyumri - Echmiadzin
After breakfast, your day tour will be directed to the North. Gegharkunik Province is the best known for amazing and ultramarine Sevan Lake. It is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world located at an altitude of 1900 meters above the sea level. We continue our trip further north to Lori Province. Here we have a stop at the cozy resort town of Dilijan known for its arts and crafts as well as picturesque lush nature and healing air. After visiting Dilijan, the tour will continue to the Armenian-Georgian border. After passing the customs, another 3-hour you will drive to Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Mtskheta City Tour - Kutaisi

Kutaisi - Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia
After the breakfast, you will have city tour to Mtskheta – a beautifully renovated town belonging to the 2nd half of the 1st millennium BC, the first capital of Georgia. Nowadays, Mtskheta represents museum-city and is under the protection of UNESCO World Heritage. Next, Jvari Monastery was built in the 6th century. From the point opens charming view on the entire city and the confluence of two rivers: Mtkvari and Aragvi. Then, you will visit Svetitskhoveli Temple – a masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church-building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Finnaly, you will be transferred to Kutaisi, where you will have overnight.
Overnight: Hotel in Kutaisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Departure

Transfer to the airport of Kutaisi, departure
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in SGL room (3*/free WiFi)
  • Breakfast
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • All admission fees
  • 1 bottle (0.5 litre) of water per day per person
  • Border transfers from/to Armenia-Georgia

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Visa fee
  • Medical insurance

TRIP REVIEWS

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade

Astoria

Araks

Old Town

Silachi

Discovery

TRIP MAP

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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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
8
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Individual

Jan 8, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
8
days
Individual

Jan 8, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

2+

USD

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