Package Based on 3 star hotel - Rates mentioned per person - Double sharing bases
Arrival and Tbilisi Tour
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 while.
Shortly after, you will start your tour in 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.
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.
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.
Sevan and Yerevan Tour
After Having a Breakfast in your hotel in Tbilisi you will check-out from your room, meet your Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby and depart from Georgia, Tbilisi to Armenia. After our stops on both country borders, our first stop will be in Dilijan, Getap restaurant lunch for one hour. Then our next stop will be in the lake Sevan and Sevanavank - a monastic complex dated back to 874 A.D. The two churches of the complex, SurpArakelots meaning the "Holy Apostles" and SurpAstvatsatsin meaning the "Holy Mother of God". Both are quite similar in appearance. Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. The lake is situated in Gegharkunik Province, at an altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level. The total surface area of its basin is about 5,000 km2.
After the views of mesmerizing lake Sevan, we will continue our way to Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. In the evening we will start our Yerevan city tour. One of the most ancient cities in the world, according to historical studies, Yerevan is older than Rome and Athens, and its history is 2800 years old. Visiting Mother Armenia and the victory Park, Cascade Complex then, we will walk through Opera and Ballet house, Northern Avenue and our last stop will be Republic Square with its unique architecture and singing fountains. After the busy day you we will go to your hotel in Yerevan, check-in to your room and have a rest for the following day.
KhorVirap 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.
Garni and Geghard Tour
After having a breakfast in your hotel in Yerevan you will check-out from your room, and 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 Georgia, pass the border again and drive back to Tbilisi.
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 / Tbilisi Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi
Bodbe - Sighnaghi - Kakheti Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi
Ananuri-Gudauri-Kazbegi Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi
Sevan and Yerevan Tour / Night Stay: Yerevan
Khor Virap and Naravank Tour / Night Stay: Yerevan
Garni and Geghard Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi
Transfer from Hotel to TBS Airport / Departure