Armenia and Georgia in 10 Days

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This tour is filled with warmth and brightness, so make your choice in favor of Caucasus tour to Armenia and Georgia! Situated on the borderline between East and West these two countries share so much, yet they are so different. Explore history and culture Armenia and Georgia, meet true Caucasian hospitality and friendly, open people.

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Departure & Return Location

Zvartnots International Airport

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All transportation in destination location
  • Hotel accomodation3 O/N in Tbilisi, 4 O/N in Yerevan, 1 O/N in Dilijan, 1 O/N in Alaverdi
  • Tour leader starting from 4 pax
  • Tour guide
  • Wine tasting entrance fees
  • MealsBreakfast
  • 1 bottle of waterper person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flights & travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beveragesexcept given above
  • Any private expenses
Itinerary

Day 1/2Arrival – Yerevan city tour – O/N Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– City tour in Yerevan.
– Drive to Charents Ark. Charents was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist.
– Armenian Genocide Museum Institute memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan.
– Lunch in habitat house.
– Garni Temple was built in the first century A.D. by the Armenian King Tiridates and it is dedicated to a heathen god, probably to Mithra, the god of the sun whose figure stood in the depth of the sanctuary. Higher up the gorge of the Azat river, there is a magnificent monument of medieval Armenian architecture Geghard monastery inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. Geghard is another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain.
– Return to Yerevan.

Day 3Zvartnots – Etchmiadzin – Ararat Brandy Factory – Parajanov Museum - O/N Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Etchmiadzin. The Cathedral was built between the years 301 – 303 AD under the Armenian king Tiridates III and the first Armenian Catholicos, St. Gregory the Illuminator.
– Lunch in Echmiadzin.
– Return to Yerevan.
– Ararat Brandy Factory is the leading enterprise of Armenia for the production of alcoholic beverages. Main brand name is Ararat. Walk around the ageing cellar and see how the brandy spirits are preserved, know who have nominal barrels and enjoy the delicate aroma of the cellar. Last but not least fulfill the experience with brandy tasting.
– Parajanov Museum is a tribute to one of the greatest figures of 20th-century world cinema.

Day 4Yerevan – Khor Virap – Areni – Noravank – O/N Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Khor Virap – the place of imprisonment of St. Gregory the Illuminator, who was imprisoned here in the small dungeon for 13 years. Here is also the closest and most spectacular view of the gorgeous biblical mountain Ararat.
– Areni village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia is best known for its wine production. Areni wine tasting.
– Lunch in Noravank. Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu river.
– Return to Yerevan.

Day 5Yerevan – Sevan – Sevanavank – Dilijan – O/N Dilijan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Checkout.
– Lake Sevan is the largest alpine lake in Armenia and Caucasus. Sevanavank is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia.
– Lunch in Sevan.
– Drive to Dilijan. Check in.
– O/N in Dilijan.

Day 6Dilijan – Haghartsin – Sanahin – O/N Alaverdi

– Breakfast and checkout.
– City tour in Dilijan.
– Haghartsin is a 13th-century monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It was built between the 10th and 14th.
– Sanahin is a village in the northern province of Lori in Armenia. The village is notable for its Sanahin Monastery complex, founded in the 10th century (UNESCO World Heritage)
– Drive to Tufenkian Hotel. Check in.
– O/N in Alaverdi.

Day 7Alaverdi – Bagratashen border - O/N Tbilisi

– Breakfast and checkout.
– Bagratashen border pass.
– Meeting new guide and coach at Sadakhlo border.
– Transfer to Tbilisi.
– Check in.
– Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 8Tbilisi city tour

Tbilisi is a mix of cultures. We will visit Georgian Orthodox and Armenian Gregorian churches, and a Jewish synagogue and a Turkish mosque side by side, reflecting Tbilisi’s acceptance and tolerance of different religions. We can also see a recent monument, the Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the Caucasus. Visit the 12th-century Metekhi Church and a 19th-century Jewish synagogue. The Sulfur Baths are located in Old Tbilisi, on the other side of the river, opposite. You’ll see the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi before getting a bird’s-eye view of the city from the Narikala fortress, which can be accessed by foot or cable car. At Leselidze Street, we come across the 13th century Armenian St. George Church and a Jewish synagogue with an elegant facade. Here you discover Shardeni Street with fashionable cozy cafes and art galleries. Visit Karvasla – a multi – storey building located in the district of Old Tbilisi. Also visit Meidan Bazaar, where you can find all kind of Georgian souvenirs and wine. Finally, the tour takes you to Rustaveli Avenue, where attractions such as the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Parliament, Rustaveli Theatre, different art galleries and cafes will draw your attention and provide a cosmopolitan atmosphere. O/N in Tbilisi.

Day 9Tbilisi - Mtskheta – Mukhrani - Tbilisi

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Mtskheta (UNESCO Heritage Site), the ancient capital of Georgia – early kingdom of Iberia. Inhabited since before 1000 BC it was religious centre of the country, where St. Nino converted the country to Christianity in around 337 AD. Located at the crossing of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers and the ancient trade routes, it’s clear, that Mtskheta is one of the most important attractions of Georgia
– Visit the early medieval Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an important piece of Christian history, as it is a place where Christ’s robe was buried. Jvari Church is a 6th century monastery built on a hill overlooking the confluence of the two rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi.
– In Chateau Mukhrani you will discover history of Georgian royal family, explore legends, feel smell of old and delicious wines. We will visit castle of Prince Ivane Mukhranbatoni, beautiful garden and old cellars, discover the art of castle winemaking, walk in vineyard and visit wine factory. You’ll have master class in preparing famous Georgian dishes: “Churchkhela”, “Mtsvadi” – like barbeque, “Shoti” – Georgian bread and wine tasting.
– Return to Tbilisi

Day 10Departure

– Checkout from the hotel.
– Transfer to Tbilisi airport.

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