Georgia & Armenia 10 Nights and 11 Days

Package Based on  3 star hotel  - Rates mentioned per person - Double sharing bases

 

Day 1: 

Arrival to Tbilisi

After arrival in Tbilisi International Airport, once you collect all your luggage and go to "Arrivals" Section of the Airport, our "Meeter" will meet you in the Airport holding a board with our Company Logo and your Name written on it. She or He will escort you to the vehicle and will take you to your hotel to Check-in to your room and rest for a day to get over the jetlag and gather strength until beginning your adventure.

Day 2:

Tbilisi and Mtskheta

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, The tour starts with Jvari Monastery (6th - 7th cc), the most important religious center and an architectural masterpiece of mediaeval Georgia. Enjoy breathtaking view from the church that stands proud over the city of Mtskheta overseeing the merging of two of the biggest rivers in Georgia, Mtkvari (Kura) and Aragvi. Passing through the famous souvenir market, Continue tour to the old Capital town of Georgia, - towards Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Tour continues to Tbilisi with Metekhi church and the monument to King VakhtangGorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Walk down to the Rike Park and Cross the Peace Bridge. Take cable car from Rike Park to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city and statue of Mother Georgia standing above the old Tbilisi. Walk down to the district of Sulphur baths passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Meidan Square area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past. After that you will head back to your hotel.

Day 3:

Bodbe and Sighnaghi

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel, you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, and depart towards the Kakheti region of Georgia, the cradle of Georgian winemaking.

Our first stop will be in Bodbe monastery complex functioning as a nunnery since 1889, which according to the legend is a burial place of St. Nino, who converted Georgia to Christianity in the 4th century. Continue to Sighnaghi, the city of love and the Royal Town, one of the crossroads of the Great Silk Road surrounded by defensive walls with 23 towers. After that, you will head to Kvareli - Khareba winery: Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Located in Alazani Valley, this is the center of the Kakhetian wine producing region and is home to the unique “Winery Khareba” wine cellar, used for ageing wine. Special facilities were created around the wine tunnel, a big recreational park, which includes the river and old Qvevries, as well as a Georgian water mill, traditional Georgian bakery “Tone”, a Chacha (grappa) distilling facility, a traditional Georgian Marani (wine cellar) with the Satsnakheli (Georgian traditional wooden grape press) and other cultural sites. Here you can take part in any kind of activities and also taste more than 30 varieties of the best wine produced locally, before departing back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 4: 

Ananuri and Kazbegi

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel, you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, the route will take over the Georgian Military Highway up North, towards the border with Russia. Your first stop will be Jhinvali Water reservoir created during the soviet era, promptly continuing to Ananuri complex, a former residence of Argveti Dukes. The complex features churches and towers dating back to the 16-17th centuries, beautifully overlooking the Jhinvali reservoir. Continue your drive to see the conjunction of two small mountain rivers famous for the fact that being different in color they still keep their own colors even after merge. Continuing on the way you will have a chance to taste the mineral mountain springs in Mleta after which you will drive over the Cross Pass to Gudauri Ski Resort, where you can enjoy the Winter Sports during winter or be more adventurous and experience Paragliding in every season with local professionals. Afterwards, We will then drive over the Cross Pass and make a short stop at the Soviet-era “People’s Friendship” mountain view point overlooking a deep gorge of Caucasus mountain range and on the way to Town of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) we will pass by the beautiful Travertine in Kazbegi National Park. After arriving to Kazbegi, we will change our vehicle to a four-wheel drive car to reach Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located on altitude of 2170 meters, and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt Kazbegi before heading back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 5 :

Uplistsikhe and Borjomi

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, and hit the Highway to the western part of Georgia passing through the Town of Gori, and going to an ancient rock-hewn town in middle of Georgia, called – “Uplistsikhe”. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, in translation from Georgian “Uplistsikhe” means the fortress if the god and it certainly has that vibe and feeling to it, since this town have been resided by hermit monks for centuries. After having a tour in this mysterious ancient site you will continue your trip to Borjomi National Forest. Borjomi is a famous resort town, popular for its distinct mineral water. Borjomi has many hotels and was very popular in soviet times, of which you will still find many buildings in the city. Above the center of the city there lies a plateau with a Ferris wheel and further hotels, providing a great view over the region and mountains. After enjoying your time in the City Amusement Park you will continue your road enjoy the breathtaking nature of Borjomi and the Mysteries of Uplistsikhe you will head back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 6:

Tbilisi–Yerevan Trip / Yerevan Tour

Next morning, after having a breakfast in your hotel in Tbilisi, you will check-out from your room, before meeting your Driver and Guide in the hotel lobby and starting a 6 hour long road trip from Tbilisi to Yerevan. Going from Tbilisi, you will reach “Sadaklho” border check point between Georgia and Armenia in about 1 Hour. After you go through the visa procedures and cross the International Border you will continue your way, passing through Dilijan, Long Tunnel near lake Sevan and reaching the Capital City of Armenia – Yerevan in about 6 hours after leaving Tbilisi. Afterwards you will be taken to your hotel to Check-in to your room and rest for a While until starting an evening tour.

Our city tour will start from the statue a of Mother Armenia  one of the tallest statues in Yerevan. Overall, the monument together with the statue is 51 meters high. From there you can enjoy the beauty of all Yerevan. Continue tour to Cascade Complex you will see the new breath of Armenian Architecture, Cascade has 572 steps and offers a complete city view from top. Afterwards we will continue walking and pass through Opera and Ballet house a masterpiece of AleksandrTamanyan. Right next to Opera house you will see Northern Avenue also known as a “City within the city”. Our last stop will be Republic Square. After the busy day you we will go to your hotel in Yerevan and have a rest for the following day.

Day 7: 

Khor Virap and Naravank Tour

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel, We will start our tour with the most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia once held a saint in a pit for 13 years ,the place is called KhorVirap. Originally established in 642 CE, the KhorVirap (Armenian for “deep dungeon”) Monastery did not take on its current and final incarnation until the 17th century, but even before its founding the former prison site was notable for holding the man who would become Saint Gregory the Illuminator in a pit for 13 years before he helped turn the country into the first Christian nation. Also the walled, religious complex stands before the snowcapped flanks of Mount Ararat, offering a spectacular view of the mountain and cutting a striking silhouette in and of itself. Continue our tour Areni Winery we will pass through Ararat province full of vineyards.

Above the Armenian town of Areni in the VayotsDzor province, the Areni Cave Complex has proven to be a treasure trove of Copper Age artifacts including the oldest shoe, brain, and winery in the world! Ever-giving Areni caves consist of a number of burial sites dating back to 5000 - 4000 BCE. After driving 20 minutes from Areni we will reach to our last stop Noravank monastery. Built in the 13th century, the monastery is a lovely example of the ornate architecture of the period. The site is comprised of three surviving churches, each decorated in intricate designs and religious reliefs.

After Visiting these Famous sites of VayotsDzor Province, you will head back to your hotel in Yerevan and have a rest for the following day.

 

Day 8:

Dilijan, Sevan & Haghartsin

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel, you will start the tour with lake Sevan and Sevanavank - a monastic complex dated back to 874 A.D. The two churches of the complex, Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region.

Our Next stop will be HaghartsinMonastery. Haghartsin monastery belongs to those architectural pieces that were built in the 12th-13th centuries. On the southern side of the monastery flows River Haghartsin. Haghartsin in Armenian translates as ''Game of Eagles'‘.

Later, we will continue our tour passing through the forests of Dilijan National Park, while enjoying fresh air and beauty of nature we will reach Lake Parz («Clear Lake») The Lake Parz is located at the altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. It has its unique green color. The lake looks amazing in any weather and has a very calming aura. Lake Parz also offers travelers several fun activities. Though it's not allowed to swim in the lake you can still get from one side to another on a boat. On the other hand, Parz Lake Extreme Park offers you to spend nice time by experiencing zip-line that passes over the lake. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the bird’s-eye view. Another exciting and fun activity is the rope park, often enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Later after a memorable trip to Dilijan, you will head back to your hotel in Yerevan to rest for the following day.

Day 9: 

Garni, Geghard & Tsakhkadzor

After having a breakfast in your hotel in Yerevan you will meet your driver and guide in your hotel lobby. The tour starts with Garni Pagan temple. The temple dedicated to the Armenian sun god Mihr. Built in the middle of the 1st century CE, the Temple of Garni remarkably survived the destruction of pagan temples following Armenia's conversion to Christianity in the 4th century CE,

Afterwards we will continue tour to the Geghard Monastery. Geghard (Armenian: "the spear") is a medieval monastery located in Armenia’s Kotayk province, Geghard is renown throughout Armenia for its medieval art and architecture, and local traditions associate the site with Saint Gregory the Illuminator (c. 257 – c. 331 CE) who came to the area to found a small Christian chapel in the 4th century CE. Geghard’s name attests to the former presence of a spear that supposedly pierced the body of Jesus Christ while he was crucified.

After Geghard monastery we will continue our tour to Tsaghkadzor which means the ''Gorge of Flowers''. Tsaghkadzor Ski Resort, is a sports and tourists facilities located just above the Armenian town of Tsaghkadzor of Kotayk Province, it was opened in 1986 adjacent to the Tsaghkadzor Olympic Sports Complex. Alongside the winter sports, here you can enjoy a cable car and get a fantastic view of Beautify Armenian nature.

After enjoying the Ski resort, we will drive back to your hotel in Yerevan.

Day 10:

Yerevan – Tbilisi Road Trip

Next morning, after having a breakfast in your hotel in Yerevan, you will check-out from your room, before meeting your Driver and Guide in the hotel lobby and starting a 6 hour long road trip from Tbilisi to Yerevan.

Going from Yerevan you will drive besides lake Sevan, pass through the tunnel leading to Dilijan Prvovince, and in about 4 Hours you will reach “Sadaklho” border check point between Georgia and Armenia. After you go through the visa procedures and cross the International Border you will continue your way, reaching Capital City of Georgia – Tbilisi in about 6 hours after leaving Yerevan.

After reaching the city, you will be taken to your hotel in Tbilisi and check-in to your room, the guide and driver will leave you so that everyone can take a rest from a long journey and gather the strength for the next day.

Day 11:

Departure from Tbilisi

Depending on your flight schedule you will have a breakfast in your hotel and Check-out From your hotel room, by 12:00 PM at Afternoon at the latest. You can Leave your Luggage in your Hotel Lobby and roam around the city, buy souvenirs or spend free time as you will. 3 Hours Early before your Departure Flight the Driver will arrive at your hotel lobby, you will collect your luggage and he will take you to the Airport for your Departure Flight.

Arrival / Airport Transfer / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Tbilisi and Mtskheta Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Bodbe - Sighnaghi - Kakheti Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi 

Ananuri-Gudauri-Kazbegi Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Tbilisi–Yerevan Trip / Yerevan Tour/ Night Stay: Yerevan

Khor Virap and Naravank Tour / Night Stay: Yerevan

Dilijan, Sevan & Haghartsin Tour / Night Stay: Yerevan

Garni and Geghard Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Transfer from Hotel to TBS Airport / Departure

 
tour inclusions

Accommodation

Daily Breakfast

Tours by Private Vehicle

English Speaking Guide

Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers

Pick-up from hotel Before Tours

Drop-off to Hotel After Tours

Exclusions:

Airfare

Lunch/dinner

Visa fee

Entry fees

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