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- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Meals as per Itinerary
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Georgia & Armenia Highlights 8D7N
Reasons to visit Georgia and Armenia:
Tbilisi: An eclectic melting pot 2. Ushguli: Europe’s highest village 3. The birthplace of wine 4. Mysterious cave cities. 5. Supra: A traditional Georgian feast 6. Remote mountain villages 7. Europe’s most surreal museum 8. Beautiful and ancient churches 9. The people and Georgian hospitality
Armenia, Must-see country: “Few nations have histories as ancient, complex and laced with tragedy as Armenia (ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆ). And even fewer have a culture that is as rich and resilient. This is a destination where you will be intrigued by history, awed by monuments, amazed by the landscape and charmed by down-to-earth locals… travelling here is as rewarding as it is revelatory”.
Day 1: Tbilisi city tour (Old Tiblisi, Narikala Fortress, Rustaveli, Bridge of Peace)
Day 2: Mtskheta tour (Jvari Monastery, Svetitstkhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Monastery)
Day 3: Sighnaghi wine tour (Kakheti wine gardens, Bodbe monastery, …)
Day 4: Transfer from Tiblisi to Yerevan
Day 5: Garni: Temple of the sun & Gerhard Monastery (UNESCO Sites); Brandy factory
Day 6: Yerevan City tour (Republic Square, Cascades, Opera, Erebuni Fortress…)
Day 7: Tsakhkadzor – Sevan- Dilijan – Georgian Border
Package is quoted per person in USD and includes:
- 04-Night accommodation at the hotel of your choice in TIBLISI.
- 03-Night accommodation at the hotel of your choice in YEREVAN.
- Bed and Breakfast basis
- Private Transfer Airport/Hotel/Airport.
- English guided Tours
- Wine tasting in Signagi
- Brandy tasting at Ararat Brandy factory
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Day 1: TBILISI
Arrival to Tbilisi, transfer to hotel.
City Tour in Tbilisi. Tbilisi today is one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in the Caucasus. The city has been destroyed and rebuilt nearly 30 times following wars and invasions. Visit the Old Tbilisi well-known for its sulfur bathhouses fed by natural hot springs. Nearby on Shardeni Street you will find modern, popular restaurants, open air café-bars, trendy night clubs and art galleries. Contemplate the Georgian Orthodox, Armenian Gregorian churches, Jewish synagogue, Turkish mosque, reflecting Tbilisi’s tolerance and openness. Continue to Narikala Fortress and its St. Nikolas Church. Walk up the fortress stairs to get a “bird-eye” view of this magical city. Narikala can be seen from any point within Old Tbilisi.
Stroll in Rustaveli Avenue, which begins at Freedom Square and extends about 1.5 kilometers. This is the center of the city. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 2: TBILISI – MTSKHETA – TBILISI
The Historical Monuments of Mtskheta are located in the cultural landscape at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, 20km northwest of Tbilisi. Highlights: 1) Jvari Monastery (5th century, there is church of the same name in Jerusalem); 2) Svetitstkhoveli Cathedral (the sacred place for every Christian Orthodox); 3) Samtavro Monastery (where the king Mirjan and Princess Nana lie. They were the first who recognized Christianity in Georgia. Feast your eyes and senses with the year-round growing, flowering and fruiting blackberry bush. Here lived and preached St. Nino, the enlightener and the first preacher of Christianity in Georgia).
Enlisted as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mtskheta was the ancient capital of Kartli, the East Georgian Kingdom from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. It was also the location where Christianity was proclaimed as the official religion in Georgia in 337. To date, it still remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. Uplistsikhe – is an amazing and ancient city, carved in the rock in the 7th century. In the evening return to Tbilisi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: SIGHNAGHI TOUR
Journey to Kakheti, the wine area. There are 2,000 varieties of grapes worldwide, of which 500 varieties grow here in Kakheti. Drive to this beautiful City of love, “Sighnaghi, known for its eponymous castle, the most famous and largest forts in Georgia. Descend to the sources of St. Nino (30 min walk). “Bodbe” – and the monastery complex of St. George’s Episcopal. In the evening return to Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day4: Meeting at the border – transfer to Yerevan (approx. 5 hours)
Breakfast then drive to Georgia-Armenia border Sadakhlo. Transfer to Yerevan. Visit “Dalma” or “Yerevan” mall, Food market… Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: GARNI – GEGHARD – YEREVAN BRANDY FACTORY
Journey to Garni. Discover the Temple of the Sun of Garni, one of the most ancient structures on Armenian territory (1st century AD, enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage. The Garni architectural complex was the summer residence of Armenian kings. It is located above Azat river gorge, famous for its unique geological basalt structure called Stone Symphony. The path descending down the gorge will take us to the symphony.
Continue to Gerhard Monastery, 7th – 12th Century monument enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage, which reflects the medieval Armenian architecture. The original parts of the complex are 2 churches carved in the depth of the rock.
Then head towards Yerevan Brandy Factory and loose your senses to the aromas and taste of the world-famous Armenian brandy. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 6: YEREVAN CITY TOUR
Experience Yerevan on foot, learn more about the iconic landmarks in this beautiful city, as well as the local anecdotes and humor. Stroll to the Republic Square, Opera House, the Cascades. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Armenian capital from atop a giant stairway built into a Yerevan hillside. This walk will reveal some of Yerevan’s hidden gems which you can go back and discover at your own pace.
Gaze through the centuries at the ruins of Erebuni Fortress erected in 782 BC, Erebuni Museum.
Visit the impressive monument, the Memorial of the Genocide Victims of 1915.
Visit Matenadaran – one of the biggest depositors of ancient manuscripts.
Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 7: TSAKHKADZOR – SEVAN- DILIJAN – GEORGIAN BORDER
Breakfast then drive Tsakhkadzor sport complex, visiting Kecharis Monastery; cable car (funicular). En route stop at Lake Sevan, “the pearl of Armenia”, which is situated at an altitude of almost 2000 m. above sea level. Visit St. Karapet and Arakelots Churches on the peninsula. Pause in Dilijan. Drive to Tiblisi border. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Breakfast. Transfer to Tbilisi international airport
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
|Sites to See
Cathedral Sameba built in the 21st century, and is the 2nd largest temple in the World;
|Old Tiblisi||Narikala Fortress||Rustaveli Avenue & Freedom Square
|Dry Bridge (home to a famous flea market)||Tbilisi Funicular (finest example of cable railways in the world)||Agmashenebeli Avenue (one of the longest and most beautiful streets of the city. Here you can find gorgeous historic buildings, painted entryways and distinctive architectural ornaments.|
Art Palace Of Georgia
|Gabriadze Theater||Holy Trinity Cathedral (one of the tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the World. Includes an underground, 9 chapels, buildings, gardens)|
SIGHNAGHI (The City of Love is an hour from Tiblisi)
Kakheti region, Wine and spirits. Taste the Georgian bread, cheese and Chacha
Signagi, one of the most beautiful towns, with its unusually peculiar architecture, charming houses…
Bodbe monastery is 2 km far from Signaghi linked to the adoption of Christianity. The monastery’s area is covered with wonderful flowers, bushes and vineyards. St. George Cathedral, part of the monastery, holds the remains of St. Nino, Equal to the Apostles, who brought Christianity to Georgia.
Winery Khareba is Georgia’s largest wine cellar. There is perfect storage conditions for wine, 7,7 km of tunnels and galleries.
Republic Square Yerevan Opera Theatre Cascades
Erebuni Fortress Zvartnots Cathedral Etchmiadzin Cathedral
Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral Mother Armenia monument Tsitsernakaberd
Victory Park Matenadaran Blue Mosque
The ski resort Tsakhkadzor is located in the Kotayk Province (Armenia).
For skiing and snowboarding, there are 27 km of slopes, 6 lifts. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,966 and 2,819 m.
In the Armenian language ‘tsaghik’ means flower and ‘dzor’ is a ravine, as you could guess ‘’Tsakhkadzor’’ means ‘’ravine full of flowers”. Stunning nature with nice smells of different flowers of bright colors.
Kecharis Monastery I Saint Harutyun Church I Ropeway I Zip Line I Entertainment: cafes, casinos, restaurants, pubs (Saya, etc), the famous Kalyan Lounge, Royale Entertainment Center, Parisian Casino, etc.
- old town, Tbilisi, Georgia
- Mtskheta, Georgia
- Sighnaghi, Georgia
- Geghard Monastery, Armenia
- Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia
- Tsakhkadzor, Armenia
- Sevan Lake, Armenia
- Dilijan, Armenia
- Tbilisi, Georgia