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Two marvelous countries of Caucasus region Georgia and Armenia are nestled in the mountainous area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The two countries are in the list of must-see places. A week will be enough to taste the uniqueness of the countries.
12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS
Min. 02 pax required
Price starting from $1.490,00 with 4-star Hotel per person
-07 Nights in Tbilisi, Georgia
-04 Nights in Yerevan, Armenia
-Accommodation in hotels
-Comfortable transportation during excursions
-Services of an English-speaking guide
-Entrance tickets for the cable car (in Tbilisi)
-Bottle of water per person daily
-Transfer to Yerevan from border/Transfer from Yerevan to the border (On the territory of Armenia)
-Transfers from/to the airport and from/to the Armenian border (On the territory of Georgia)
-Entrance tickets to all museums and attractions (On the territory of Armenia)
-Lavash baking process (On the territory of Armenia)
-Maps of Armenia and Yerevan
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- Transport Service
- Airport Transfer
- Entrance tickets for the cable car
- Professional English speaking guide
- Water 0.5L per person
- Flight tickets
- Pocket money
- Optional excursions
Day 1:Arrival in Kutaisi and meeting at the airport
Arrival in Kutaisi and meeting at the airport. Transfer to Tbilisi and overnight there.
Day 2:Tbilisi – Mtskheta sightseeing tour
• After breakfast, the day starts with an exploration of a fabulous city Tbilisi – a city of wonders. Our first destination will be Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi – the highest cathedral in Georgia, which is unique with its architecture. It is a synthesis of different church styles in Georgia. Next destination is Metekhi, situated on a hill, which is overlooking the river Mtkvari, Rike Park and the Bridge of Peace – the 13th most unusual bridges in the world and a modern architectural masterpiece. We will walk down from Metekhi to the bridge, passing through the Rike Park.
• On the bridge, you can take tons of photos with old Tbilisi views –with presidential palace, Narikala Fortress, the river Mtkvari and Metekhi in the background. It is a breathtaking view from below. Next, we will travel by a cable car to the Narikala Fortress, which represented an entrance gate into the city in the distant past and from there you can admire the entire city. After Narikala, we will move to bath district. As you are approaching Abanotubani (the bath district), the smell of sulfur is getting stronger and stronger, since the baths are built on naturally occurring hot sulfursprings.
• Legvtakhevi waterfall in the heart of the city comes next. It is the first Tbilisi from where you can take unforgettable memories with you by only a few clicking on your video camera. Enjoy strolling in Meidan square through a narrow Sharden street, full of cozy cafes, restaurants, wine tasting bars and souvenir shops. The way goes to the statue of Tamada - a replica of a small statue found near Kutaisi, dating back to the 7th century BC, which proves a Georgian wine tradition from the ancient time.
• From Tbilisi, you will visit old capital of Iberia – Mtskheta with its gorgeous and once the major cathedral of Georgia – Svetitskhoveli, designated as UNESCO world heritage site and go up to the Jvari Monastery, majestically towering Mtskheta with an impressive view over the confluence of two major rivers of Georgia – Mtkvari and Aragvi.
Day 3: Day in Tbilisi
On the day you have many options, like going shopping in Galleria or Tbilisi Mall or seeing museums such as Museum of Illusions, The Museum of Digital Art, Museum of Fine Arts or Georgian National Museum. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 4:Tbilisi –Gudauri – Kazbegi
• After breakfast and checking out from the hotel in Tbilisi, we will move to Gudauri ski resort. Our first destination will be Zhinvali water reservoir, which is an extremely amazing green lake with water branches around hills full of trees. Next destination is a spectacular Ananuri architectural complex, a former summer residence of Aragvi Dukes, unique with its towers, dating back to the 16-17th centuries.
• From the highest tower of the fortress opens a superb view of Zhinvali reservoir and the fortress itself. After Ananuri, we proceed our way on the Georgian Military Road leading to Vladikavkaz, Russia and stop near White and Black Aragvi river branches, which is a wonderful sight for everyone. Gudauri is the last destination – it is a ski resort in Georgia from where opens a magnificent panoramic view of mountains, which is truly astonishing. On the way, you can taste Georgian mineral spring water that flows on a mountain slope and leaves stalagmitic rock – travertine.
• Our next stop is Kazbegi, a small town near Russian border, where you will see a stunning Mkinvartsveri – the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. Reaching Gergeti Trinity Church located at an altitude of 2170 m. by a 4WD vehicle (it will be extra 10$ per person) never leaves you insensitive. In case you are lucky in terms of weather conditions, you will have a perception of walking above clouds. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 5: Tbilisi –Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Tsinandali tour
• After breakfast in the morning, our tour guide and driver will lead you to the east part of Georgia – Kakheti, known as a wine region with its amazing vineyards causing never-ending memories especially in autumn when grapes are ripe and hanging from the wine trees.
• We will visit Bodbe to enjoy views over Alazani Valley, beautiful nature that keeps you speechless and move to Sighnaghi – ‘a city of love’ fortified by a defensive wall with towers facing the Greater Caucasus mountains. It is newly rebuilt city with fascinating streets and reddish brown tile roofs. We will walk along the wall and breathe the fresh air of Sighnaghi.
• Our next destination is Tsinandali – a house museum of AleksandreTchavtchavadze, who introduced European enlightenment ideals to Georgia and made first bottled wine. Around the house, there is a big garden full of greenery, birds and squirrels like in a fairy tale. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 6: Transfer to Armenia Border. Dilijan – Sevan - Yerevan tour
After breakfast at the hotel, say good bye to the fairy tale city of Tbilisi and drive Georgia – Armenia border, fulfill border crossing formalities and start an unforgettable tour in Armenia. A pleasant drive accompanied with luxurious nature will take us to Dilijan to enjoy the 19th century appearance of the town. This wonderfully forested region is rich in mineral waters. Some of them are compared with Wichi in France and Davos in Switzerland. Dilijan is “the Switzerland of Armenia.” On the way to Dilijan pay a visit to Haghartsin Monastery, situated near the densely forested region of Dilijan. Then we will have a short walk along the azure Lake Sevan. Lake Sevan has a unique combination of great size, high mountain location, and comparatively “soft water”. Lake Sevan is one of the greatest freshwater high-mountain lakes of Eurasia. It is located at about 2000 meters above the sea level. We will then explore the summer residence of the Favorite Armenian King Ashot the Iron (Ashot Erkat) – Sevanavank Monastery (9th century). Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.
Day 7: City tour - Garni – Geghard – Yerevan
After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a city tour in the pink city of Yerevan. This ancient city is 29 years older than Rome. We will start walking in the most pleasant Republic Square with Government buildings, History Museum and Marriott Hotel surrounding it. We will appear in the richest avenue in Yerevan – the Northern Avenue with many brand shops, luxurious cafes and restaurants. Our next stop – the Opera and Ballet House and the Swan Lake – face the Northern Avenue. Walking around Cascade Monument. Later we will taste the legendary Armenian cognac in the Yerevan Brandy Factory to learn the history and techniques of cognac production in the homeland of cognac. We will then explore the top tourist attractions of Armenia: Garni Temple (a pagan temple built in 1st century, the only survival of the Hellenic epoch in the whole territory of the Caucasus). We can also watch the process of “lavash” baking in the traditional underground oven “tonir”. Then we visit to the Monastery of Geghard (UNESCO). The monastery was first recorded in a document of 1250. Geghard is famous due to the relics, among which the most important one is the spear which had wounded Christ on the Cross presumably brought there by the Apostle Thaddeus. Transfer to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan
Day 8: Khor-Virap – Areni – Noravank – Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Khor Virap Monastery (“deep pit”). According to the legend, St. Gregory the Illuminator, the patron saint of Armenia, was kept here in the basement for 13 years for the disseminating of Christianity until King Tiridates decided to adopt new religion. The monastery's location allows you to enjoy the best views of the Mt. Ararat. Continue to Areni, a city known for producing famous Armenian wine from Pomegranate and apricot. Have a wine degustation in a local winery. Then visit to Noravank Monastery. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 9: Echmiadzin – Zvartnots – Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Echmiadzin: Holy Echmiadzin the Mother Church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is considered one of the oldest Cathedrals in the world. And is also the mother seat of the Catholicos of all Armenians. Back drive to Yerevan. On the way visit Zvartnots temple. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 10: Departure to Georgian border
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive back to Armenian – Georgian Border.
Day 11 Transfer to Kutaisi from Tbilisi
Transfer to Kutaisi from Tbilisi in the evening and arrival at the airport in the morning.
Day 12: Departure in early morning
Departure in early morning