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Best of Georgia & Armenia
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Georgia and Armenia may sound like unconventional destinations, but trust us, they ought to top your list of places to visit. Our eight-day trip is a wonderful showcase of the cultural and natural highlights the Caucasus Region has to offer, with a huge helping of beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine to boot. Stroll the narrow streets of Tbilisi, tour ancient monasteries, stare down massive mountain ranges, visit with friendly locals, and soak up all the exotic culture of this underexplored region.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EXGA.B/201654
  • Starts: Yerevan, Armenia
  • Finishes: Tbilisi, Georgia
You will Visit
  • Yerevan
  • Haghpat
  • Tbilisi

Itinerary

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Day 1: Yerevan

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Yerevan/Echmiadzin

Drive to Echmiadzin to visit its famous cathedral. Later, enjoy a city tour of Yerevan, followed by a visit to the Genocide Memorial. Take some free time to explore the city of Yerevan.

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Day 3: Yerevan/Khor Virap/Garni

Explore Khor Virap and visit its monastery with fantastic views of Mt Ararat. Continue to the Roman temple of Garni. Enjoy lunch in a local home and watch how traditional lavash bread is made. Return to Yerevan with time to visit the main market or stroll the cafe-lined streets of the city.
During your free time in Yerevan opt to visit the Yerevan Brandy Factory or Megerian Carpet factory for some insight into staples of Armenian culture.

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Day 4: Yerevan/Haghpat

Drive to the largest lake in the Caucasus region, Lake Sevan, and stop into charming monasteries along the way. Continue to Haghpat via Molokan-minority villages stopping to enjoy a local lunch in a Molokan village. Overnight in Haghpat surrounded by breathtaking views of the Debet canyon.
The Molokan are a minority population in Armenia derived from settlers exiled from Russia for not obeying the rules of the Church. Their name derives from "Milk" due to the great amount of milk they would consume, especially during the fasting period determined by the Orthodox Clergy. Stop in a Molokan village en route to Haghpat to get a glimpse into daily life, and enjoy a traditional meal.

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Day 5: Haghpat/Tbilisi

Visit Haghpat Monestary and UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Sanahin. Cross into Georgia before arriving in Tbilisi in time for a guided tour of the city. Visit the Old Town, Metekhi Temple, the Abanotubani 'bath district' and the Narikala, the main fortress in Tbilisi.

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Day 6: Tblisi/Kakheti Province

Experience a full day in the Kakheti Province, dotted with churches and vineyards. Enjoy breathaking views of the Kizikhi area and Sighnaghi. Stop for lunch at a local vineyard including a wine tasting. Head back to Tbilisi for the night.
Spend the day driving through the scenic wine region of Kakheti. The green vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, and provide grapes for the production of about 500 different wines in Georgia. Tour the Alexandre Chavchavadze family manor to catch a glimpse of 18th century life of a noble before a stop in the charming town of Sighanagi.

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Day 7: Tblisi/Uplistsikhe

Drive the famous Georgian Military Road to Mtskheta, ancient capital of Georgia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Continue to Uplistsikhe cave town and on through the dramatic Aragvi River Valley. Return to Tbilisi in the evening.

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Day 8: Tbilisi

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hands-On: Local Lunch and Traditional Cooking Demonstration, Geghard Hands-On: Local Lunch and Wine Tasting, Kakheti
    • Echmiadzin visit
    • Khor Virap visit
    • Garni Roman temple and gorge visit
    • Lake Sevan stop with visit to monasteries
    • Sanahin visit
    • City tour of Tbilisi
    • Georgian Military Road drive
    • Mtskheta's UNESCO-listed churches visit
    • Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral visit
    • Hike to Uplistsikhe Cave
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches
    Transport
    • Private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Set eyes on the stunning Caucasus Mountains
  • Wander in and out of ancient churches
  • Stroll narrow streets in Tbilisi
  • Savour under-the-radar delicious food and wine in Georgia