Georgia and Armenia Uncovered

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Explore dramatic landscapes and the colourful history of the snow-capped Caucauses as you journey across the Eurasian crossroads of Georgia and Armenia and discover Europe's best kept secret.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • VISIT Bodbe Monastery, Uplistsikhe Cave Town and Stalin's Museum in Gori
    • VIEW Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, four UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Jvari Monastery, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the monastic complex of Haghpat, Lake Sevan, the cross-stones in Noratus, the Wings of Tatev ropeway, Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, the Cascade Complex in Yerevan and the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery

What's this trip about?

    Explore dramatic landscapes and the colourful history of the snow-capped Caucauses as you journey across the Eurasian crossroads of Georgia and Armenia and discover Europe's best kept secret.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityTbilisi
End CityYerevan

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Georgia
  • Asia
  • Armenia

Attractions

  • Tbilisi
  • Yerevan

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Tbilisi (2 Nights)

A smorgasbord of architectural marvels overlook the cobbled streets of Georgia's capital. On arrival in Tbilisi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and Georgian-style fare this evening.

Day 2: Tbilisi Sightseeing

Take in the sights and sounds of the capital as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Tbilisi's Old Town. Your exploration begins at the 13th-century Metekhi Church, from there you'll wind your way along narrow streets and stroll past the patterned balconies and colourf...

Day 3: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Akhaseni

Leave Tbilisi behind as you head to the ancient capital of Mtskheta. Known as the religious centre of Georgia, you'll revel in the twin UNESCO World Heritage sites - the 6th-century Jvari Monastery and 11th-century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Delve into the city's Christian history which saw it granted the status of a 'Holy City', then retire to your hotel where you'll enjoy dinner.

Day 4: Akhasheni – Sighnaghi – Sagaredjo – Tbilisi (2 Nights)

Soak up the crisp air of the Caucasus Mountains as your journey continues to the fortified town of Sighnaghi in the heart of Georgia's wine region. Visit Bodbe Monastery, one of the country's most prominent pilgrimage sites, then head to Kakabeti village in Sagaredjo ...

Day 5: Tbilisi – Uplistsikhe – Gori – Chardakhi – Tbilisi

Trace the ancient Silk Route and visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town where you'll find an ancient theatre, church and dwellings hewn directly out of the rocky hillside. Next, delve into the life of the former leader of the Soviet Union at the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori, his...

Day 6: Tbilisi – Haghpat – Fioletovo Village – Dilijan

Bid farewell to Georgia and cross the border into Armenia. Your first taste of this ancient land is the UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Haghpat featuring incredible works of medieval Armenian architecture. Against the backdrop of the forest-clad slopes of the Caucas...

Day 7: Dilijan – Sevan Lake – Noraduz Village – Goris

A day of tranquil beauty awaits at Lake Sevan - your reward for an early start to the day. You'll see first-hand why it is deserving of its nickname 'The Blue Pearl of Armenia' as you bask in the peninsula's breathtaking scenery. Stop in the lakeside village of Noratu...

Day 8: Tatev Complex – Ararat Valley and Khor Virap – Yerevan (3 Nights)

A thrilling start to the day sees us take a trip across the Wings of Tatev ropeway to the 'monastery on the edge of nothing'. Watch the epic scenery unfold as the world's longest aerial tramway delivers you to the 9th-century Apostolic monastery. Then, continue to Shi...

Day 9: Yerevan Sightseeing and Free Time

Contemplate Yerevan's contrasting ancient culture and vibrant modern vibe as you delve into the city's history that spans over 2,800 years. Your sightseeing tour will start in Republic Square and continue to the Cascade Complex, home to the Gafesjian Centre which hous...

Day 10: Cave Monastery Excursion

Today's excursion takes us to the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery. Hewn partly from the surrounding rock, Geghard is most famous for its incredible acoustics and spectacular natural beauty. You'll 'Dive Into Culture' during a moving performance of Armenian spiritual s...

Day 11: Depart Yerevan

After a whirlwind journey to two lands with dramatic pasts and vibrant multi-cultural legacies, it's time to say a fond farewell to new friends and prepare for your journey home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your return flight.

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Last Updated: 8/18/2021

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Meals Included
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and professional Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes Handcrafted Highlights VIP entry to many sights
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