Dates: guaranteed departure each week all year round.
How to join the group: your arrival airport should be Tbilisi or Yerevan on Friday. Departure airport should be Tbilisi on next Sunday.
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights.
Multi-country tour itinerary:
Friday: Arrival day
Arrival in Tbilisi or Yerevan airport, meeting company representative and transfer to a hotel in Yerevan; Check in after 15:00.
Overnight in Yerevan.
Saturday: Yerevan city tour
12:00 - Yerevan city tour. Visit Mother Armenia monument and get a spectacular view of Mt. Ararat with panorama of central Yerevan. Visit the Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. Take a tour of Cascade complex, Opera House, Northern Avenue and Republic Square. Visit Armenian Genocide Memorial. Take a tour of “Vernissage” to buy souvenirs and gifts. Visit fruit market “Shouka” to buy traditional sweets or dry fruits.
Overnight in Yerevan. Meal: breakfast. Distance: 100 km / 60 miles
Sunday: Yerevan – Khor Virap- Echmiadzin – Zvartnots - Yerevan
09:00 - drive to Khor Virap monastery, where the Mt. Ararat reveals its breathtaking size and splendor. Drive to Echmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Visit the Main Cathedral of Echmiadzin and attend the Holy Liturgy (Sundays). Return to Yerevan. En route visit ruins of the 7th century Zvartnots Temple. Return to Yerevan.
Overnight in Yerevan. Meal: breakfast. Distance: 250 km / 155 miles
Monday: Yerevan– Garni – Geghard – Lake Sevan – Haghpat - Armenia / Georgia border – Tbilisi
09:00 - check out from hotel. Drive to the oldest surviving building on the territory of Armenia, the 1st century Garni Pagan Temple. Visit one of the most beautiful monasteries in Armenia, the 13th century cave monastery of Geghard. Drive to Lake Sevan. Visit monastery of Sevanavank on Sevan peninsula. Continue to Dilijan, a resort town renowned for its charming nature and extraordinary architecture. Visit the historical district of Old Dilijan, the Sharambeyan Street. Drive to Alaverdi. Visit Haghpat monastery. Drive to Armenia-Georgia border. After border formalities, drive to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi. Meal: breakfast. Distance: 350 km / 220 miles
Tuesday: Ananuri - Gudauri - Kazbegi - Gergeti - Tbilisi
09:00 - driving towards the Caucasus Mountains, we will make a stop on the bank of the Zhinvali reservoir and visit Ananuri castle. Continuing upwards to the alpine ski resort at Gudauri, we will follow the old Georgian Military road through Cross Pass to arrive in Stephantsminda, here we will enjoy view from Gergeti church. After exotic lunch in a local family, return to Tbilisi hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi. Meal: breakfast, lunch. Distance: 350 km / 220 miles
Wednesday: Signagi - Bodbe - Kvareli - Telavi
09:00 - drive to fortified city of Signagi which is surrounded with a wall with 28 watch towers, visit convent of Bodbe, the territory of the monastery offers spectacular views of the land of the best Georgian wines - Alazani Valley with peaks of the Greater Caucasus towering behind it. After Bodbe we continue to the tunnel winery at Khareba to taste Kakhetian wines made according local traditions in Kvevri. Visit Gremi fortress and continue to Telavi, visit the old town.Check in to hotel.
Overnight in Kakheti province. Meal: breakfast. Distance: 200 km / 125 miles
Thursday: Alaverdi - Tsinandali - Shuamta - Tbilisi
09:00 - we will start with Telavi food market and continue to Alaverdi Cathedral. Built in the early XI century, it is one of four Great Cathedrals of the country and the highest of the ancient churches of Georgia. Next stop is in the Tsinandali estate - well known for its beauty. Prince Alexander Chavchavadze was a poet and a prominent figure in Georgia. In his home you can find an art gallery and a bar, where you can try Tsinandali - the first Georgian wine produced in accordance with the European technology. Continue visiting Ikalto Academy and Shuamta monastery complex; drive to Tbilisi hotel via beautiful Gombori pass.
Overnight in Tbilisi. Meal: breakfast. Distance: 200 km / 125 miles
Friday: Gori - Uplistsikhe - Kutaisi
09:00 - check out from Tbilisi hotel and drive to Georgia’s second large city Kutaisi; first we will visit Uplistsikhe cave town and Stalin’s birth place and Museum in Gori. After arrival in Kutaisi visit Bagrati Temple, church complex of Gelati and Motsameta monastery. Check in to Kutaisi hotel.
Overnight in Kutaisi. Meal: breakfast, diner. Distance: 350 km / 220 miles
Saturday: Okatse Canyons – Tbilisi
09:00 - excursion in Kutaisi old Town and depart to Okatse Canyons - natural monument in Village Gordi, which is deep and narrow ravine, in the vicinity of the river Okatse. 2 hour trekking along the canyon through historical forest, where several waterfalls could be found, 780 m length hanging trail with several footsteps finishes with panoramic view. Drive to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi. Meal: breakfast. Trekking 2 hours. Distance: 350 km / 220 miles
Check out from hotel and transfer to airport for departure.
Tour price includes:
- Airport pick up & drop off
- All excursions according itinerary
- 4 star accommodation 9 nights in turistic locations
- Lunch in Kazbegi
- Diner in Kutaisi
- Entrance fees and museum tickets
- Wine tasting in Kakheti
- Guide service in English language
Free cancellation: 15 days* prior arrival
Child up to 5 years: stays for free without additional bed
Child 6 years and above: pays full price of the package
Maximum group size: 8 persons
Optional: additional night at the hotel: $80 per room including breakfast and taxes