14 Day Armenia & Georgia Discovery

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

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This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is fast. Three days require long transfers by shuttle bus. Some of our tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. We have many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Armenia
Depart on your flight to Yerevan, Armenia

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Yerevan
Arrive in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. After transferring to your hotel, time to settle in before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the fascinating tour of Armenia and the Republic of Georgia that lies ahead. Afterwards, join your fellow travelers at a festive Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Discover Yerevan
The morning get acquainted tour of Yerevan begins at the History Museum with its vast collection of archaeological treasures dating to prehistoric times. Stop at the Cascade, a huge stairway that links the city center to parks and residential areas. View the city’s sports complex, the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament, the Opera House and bustling Republic Square. At the Old Food Market* time to wander and sample homemade local delicacies. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover Yerevan on your own. Perhaps linger at an outdoor café in Republic Square, with its singing fountains, a popular gathering place among the locals. Tonight, choose to participate in the optional dinner and show at a lively folk restaurant
*On Saturdays and Sundays, visit may be replaced with the Vernissage Market
Optional: Dinner and Show at a folk restaurant
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Geghard Monastery Concert, Garni Temple, Lavash Demonstration
Spend a delightful morning at medieval Geghard Monastery carved into a mountain, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a specially arranged spiritual concert in one of the grand halls of the monastery with its astonishing acoustics. At Geghard Gorge, pause to admire the fantastic views before continuing to the stunning 2000-year-old Garni Temple, the only surviving pagan temple in Armenia, a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian architectural styles. After, savor lunch at a rustic home in the village, along with a demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread. On the drive back to Yerevan, pause at the somber Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial that honors innocent victims of the first Genocide of the 20th century. The rest of the day is at leisure in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Thursday - Zvartnots Cathedral, Holy Etchmiadzin Church, Brandy Tasting, Carpet Factory
Drive to the Armavir region in west Armenia to visit the magnificent Zvartnots Cathedral, a 7th century architectural masterpiece, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built as Armenia’s main cathedral in 641, this majestic temple was constructed during the Byzantine era. Spend some free time here before continuing to Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the oldest state-built church in the world, known as the “Catholicate of All Armenians.” Afterward, stop for a traditional lunch at Armenian Cross Unity, an NGO that provides orphans and children with disabilities education in art. On your return to Yerevan, enjoy tastings of the legendary Armenian brandy at a distillery that has preserved the traditions of brandy manufacturing since the 1800s. End the day with a visit of the family-owned Megerian Carpet factory; see hundreds of antique and new handmade carpets, learn the process of carpet making and see weavers at work on their patterns. After a fulfilling day, the evening is at leisure for personal pursuits
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Friday - Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, Noravank Monastery, Goris
Today, a much anticipated visit as you drive towards biblical Mount Ararat and the Khor Virap Monastery, a pilgrimage site dating back to the 4th century, closest point to the legendary mountain. At this site according to Armenian tales, St. Gregory healed the King of Armenia who then converted Armenia to Christianity. Then, on to the striking centuries-old Noravank Monastery a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked into a quiet valley that harmonizes with its backdrop of craggy mountains. This stunning two-storied monastery is a masterpiece for both its architecture and picturesque setting. After a lunch break, travel along the winding country roads to the small town of Goris with its tree-lined avenues and grand 19th century homes that attest to its glorious past. Dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Cable Car, Tatev Monastery, Duduk Performance, Lake Sevan, Old Dilijan
Board the “Wings of Tatev,” the longest cable car in the world that whisks you high over the river gorge and lush forested hills to the spectacular Tatev Monastery. Enjoy panoramic views on your walk to the main church, built to house important 9th century relics. A delightful lunch and traditional musical duduk (Armenian oboe) performance follows; this hand-carved instrument is known to express the soul of Armenia. Driving along the Selim pass, visit Caravanserai, an important stop on the Silk Road, and medieval Noradus cemetery with its over 800 khachkars (stone crosses). Continue on a scenic drive to beautiful Lake Sevan, the largest fresh water high altitude lake in the Caucasus region. On its only island, view a medieval hilltop monastery and ancient cemetery. Complete the day in the forested resort town of Dilijan renowned for its spas and traditional craft workshops. Dinner together caps a magnificent day
Overnight: Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Old Town Dilijan, Haghpat Monastery, Border Crossing to Georgia, Tbilisi
A walking tour along historic Sharambeyan Street in the Old Town reveals artisans’ workshops, tiny shops with Armenian wares and the Esayan Museum with its recreation of typical 19th century Tufenkian homes. Observe the impressive ‘art of wood carving’ before continuing along the lanes of this enchanting town with its typical architecture of two-storied tiled wooden homes and intricately carved balconies. Lunch in the Alaverdi region before traveling to the medieval Haghpat Monastery complex. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, this a masterpiece of religious architecture was a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. Afterwards, border formalities as you cross from Armenia into the Republic of Georgia, a former Soviet republic, home to Caucasus mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. Arrive in Tbilisi, capital of the country, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Picturesque Tbilisi
Today explore Tbilisi, known for its diverse architecture and maze-like, cobblestone streets. Wander along the lanes of the picturesque Old City with its colorful houses, pretty balconies and modern Soviet-style architecture. At the 13th century landmark Metekhi Church admire the stunning views before walking to the Georgian Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral, the Sulphur Baths and Anchiskhati Basilica. From here, visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress that dominates the skyline, once a Persian Citadel. Lunch on your own at one of the inviting cafes in the Old Town. Afternoon visit to the National Museum with its wealth of gold, silver and precious stonework and to the bustling Flea Market with treasures galore. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner at a local Tbilisi restaurant
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Ancient Uplistsikhe, Gori Stalin Museum
A fascinating visit to the abandoned rock hewn town of Uplistsikhe that played an important part in Georgian history, one of the oldest places of settlement in the Caucasus. This major religious and political stronghold during the 14th century was an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Tour the remains of this impressive and enormous city with its many ruins, including a pagan temple and Hellenistic amphitheater. Next, proceed to Gori, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, birthplace of Joseph Stalin. After an included group lunch, visit the Stalin Museum guarded by his massive statue. Inside, walk through the halls of memorabilia and the tiny mudbrick house where he lived as a child. Return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Wednesday - Alaverdi Monastery, Sighnaghi’s Winery
Travel to the 6th century Alaverdi Monastery. Time to visit the main cathedral, the highest in Georgia, walk around the beautiful grounds and enjoy expansive views of the Caucasus Mountains, rolling fields and nearby vineyards. Continue to charming Sighnaghi, a small mountaintop town in the historical region of Kakheti. Next, a delectable home-cooked lunch at Pheasant’s Tears, a top-class winery where wine is aged in large earthenware pots according to the old Georgian traditions. Wine tasting follows along with samplings of ‘Chacha’ (Georgian vodka/grappa). Free time in the romantic town of Sighnaghi, with its charming Italian-style architecture and preserved fortress walls crowned with watchtowers. Dinner and overnight in Sighnaghi
Overnight: Sighnaghi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday - Gremi Fortress in Kakheti, Tbilisi
In Gremi, capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti in the 16th-17th centuries, visit the monumental Gremi Fortress standing high above the green valley of Alazan. Once residence of the Royal family, the fortress encircled by a massive wall houses the Domed Church of the Archangel with its colorful frescoes and inscriptions. Driving through the scenic eastern region of Kakheti, Georgia’s premier wine-producing area, pause for lunch and a tour at the Twins Wine Cellar, established by twin brothers who follow age-old family traditions of wine making. After wine tasting and a visit to the family’s private museum, on to the Ikalto Monastery, one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of the area; archaeological excavations here revealed numerous workshops, wine cellars and ancient storerooms. Return to Tbilisi for overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Friday - Mtskheta, Tbilisi
On your last day in Georgia, a drive to Mtskheta, former capital of Georgia; visit the Jvari Monastery, a masterpiece of Early Christian Orthodox architecture located atop a hill. This UNESCO World Heritage Site served as a model for many other churches in the country, known best for its unique relief sculptures decorating the facade. Return to Tbilisi for an afternoon on your own. Perhaps join the optional tour to one of at the town's famous Sulphur Baths, including an exfoliating scrub and brewed tea. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends during dinner at a well-known restaurant
Optional: Sulphur Baths
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Saturday - Depart Georgia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Armenia
Depart on your flight to Yerevan, Armenia

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Yerevan
Arrive in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. After transferring to your hotel, time to settle in before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the fascinating tour of Armenia and the Republic of Georgia that lies ahead. Afterwards, join your fellow travelers at a festive Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Discover Yerevan
The morning get acquainted tour of Yerevan begins at the History Museum with its vast collection of archaeological treasures dating to prehistoric times. Stop at the Cascade, a huge stairway that links the city center to parks and residential areas. View the city’s sports complex, the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament, the Opera House and bustling Republic Square. At the Old Food Market* time to wander and sample homemade local delicacies. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover Yerevan on your own. Perhaps linger at an outdoor café in Republic Square, with its singing fountains, a popular gathering place among the locals. Tonight, choose to participate in the optional dinner and show at a lively folk restaurant
*On Saturdays and Sundays, visit may be replaced with the Vernissage Market
Optional: Dinner and Show at a folk restaurant
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Geghard Monastery Concert, Garni Temple, Lavash Demonstration
Spend a delightful morning at medieval Geghard Monastery carved into a mountain, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a specially arranged spiritual concert in one of the grand halls of the monastery with its astonishing acoustics. At Geghard Gorge, pause to admire the fantastic views before continuing to the stunning 2000-year-old Garni Temple, the only surviving pagan temple in Armenia, a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian architectural styles. After, savor lunch at a rustic home in the village, along with a demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread. On the drive back to Yerevan, pause at the somber Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial that honors innocent victims of the first Genocide of the 20th century. The rest of the day is at leisure in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Sunday - Zvartnots Cathedral, Holy Etchmiadzin Church, Brandy Tasting, Carpet Factory
Drive to the Armavir region in west Armenia to visit the magnificent Zvartnots Cathedral, a 7th century architectural masterpiece, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built as Armenia’s main cathedral in 641, this majestic temple was constructed during the Byzantine era. Spend some free time here before continuing to Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the oldest state-built church in the world, known as the “Catholicate of All Armenians.” Afterward, stop for a traditional lunch at Armenian Cross Unity, an NGO that provides orphans and children with disabilities education in art. On your return to Yerevan, enjoy tastings of the legendary Armenian brandy at a distillery that has preserved the traditions of brandy manufacturing since the 1800s. End the day with a visit of the family-owned Megerian Carpet factory; see hundreds of antique and new handmade carpets, learn the process of carpet making and see weavers at work on their patterns. After a fulfilling day, the evening is at leisure for personal pursuits
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Monday - Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, Noravank Monastery, Goris
Today, a much anticipated visit as you drive towards biblical Mount Ararat and the Khor Virap Monastery, a pilgrimage site dating back to the 4th century, closest point to the legendary mountain. At this site according to Armenian tales, St. Gregory healed the King of Armenia who then converted Armenia to Christianity. Then, on to the striking centuries-old Noravank Monastery a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked into a quiet valley that harmonizes with its backdrop of craggy mountains. This stunning two-storied monastery is a masterpiece for both its architecture and picturesque setting. After a lunch break, travel along the winding country roads to the small town of Goris with its tree-lined avenues and grand 19th century homes that attest to its glorious past. Dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Cable Car, Tatev Monastery, Duduk Performance, Lake Sevan, Old Dilijan
Board the “Wings of Tatev,” the longest cable car in the world that whisks you high over the river gorge and lush forested hills to the spectacular Tatev Monastery. Enjoy panoramic views on your walk to the main church, built to house important 9th century relics. A delightful lunch and traditional musical duduk (Armenian oboe) performance follows; this hand-carved instrument is known to express the soul of Armenia. Driving along the Selim pass, visit Caravanserai, an important stop on the Silk Road, and medieval Noradus cemetery with its over 800 khachkars (stone crosses). Continue on a scenic drive to beautiful Lake Sevan, the largest fresh water high altitude lake in the Caucasus region. On its only island, view a medieval hilltop monastery and ancient cemetery. Complete the day in the forested resort town of Dilijan renowned for its spas and traditional craft workshops. Dinner together caps a magnificent day
Overnight: Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Old Town Dilijan, Haghpat Monastery, Border Crossing to Georgia, Tbilisi
A walking tour along historic Sharambeyan Street in the Old Town reveals artisans’ workshops, tiny shops with Armenian wares and the Esayan Museum with its recreation of typical 19th century Tufenkian homes. Observe the impressive ‘art of wood carving’ before continuing along the lanes of this enchanting town with its typical architecture of two-storied tiled wooden homes and intricately carved balconies. Lunch in the Alaverdi region before traveling to the medieval Haghpat Monastery complex. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, this a masterpiece of religious architecture was a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. Afterwards, border formalities as you cross from Armenia into the Republic of Georgia, a former Soviet republic, home to Caucasus mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. Arrive in Tbilisi, capital of the country, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Picturesque Tbilisi
Today explore Tbilisi, known for its diverse architecture and maze-like, cobblestone streets. Wander along the lanes of the picturesque Old City with its colorful houses, pretty balconies and modern Soviet-style architecture. At the 13th century landmark Metekhi Church admire the stunning views before walking to the Georgian Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral, the Sulphur Baths and Anchiskhati Basilica. From here, visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress that dominates the skyline, once a Persian Citadel. Lunch on your own at one of the inviting cafes in the Old Town. Afternoon visit to the National Museum with its wealth of gold, silver and precious stonework and to the bustling Flea Market with treasures galore. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner at a local Tbilisi restaurant
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Ancient Uplistsikhe, Gori Stalin Museum
A fascinating visit to the abandoned rock hewn town of Uplistsikhe that played an important part in Georgian history, one of the oldest places of settlement in the Caucasus. This major religious and political stronghold during the 14th century was an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Tour the remains of this impressive and enormous city with its many ruins, including a pagan temple and Hellenistic amphitheater. Next, proceed to Gori, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, birthplace of Joseph Stalin. After an included group lunch, visit the Stalin Museum guarded by his massive statue. Inside, walk through the halls of memorabilia and the tiny mudbrick house where he lived as a child. Return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Saturday - Alaverdi Monastery, Sighnaghi’s Winery
Travel to the 6th century Alaverdi Monastery. Time to visit the main cathedral, the highest in Georgia, walk around the beautiful grounds and enjoy expansive views of the Caucasus Mountains, rolling fields and nearby vineyards. Continue to charming Sighnaghi, a small mountaintop town in the historical region of Kakheti. Next, a delectable home-cooked lunch at Pheasant’s Tears, a top-class winery where wine is aged in large earthenware pots according to the old Georgian traditions. Wine tasting follows along with samplings of ‘Chacha’ (Georgian vodka/grappa). Free time in the romantic town of Sighnaghi, with its charming Italian-style architecture and preserved fortress walls crowned with watchtowers. Dinner and overnight in Sighnaghi
Overnight: Sighnaghi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Gremi Fortress in Kakheti, Tbilisi
In Gremi, capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti in the 16th-17th centuries, visit the monumental Gremi Fortress standing high above the green valley of Alazan. Once residence of the Royal family, the fortress encircled by a massive wall houses the Domed Church of the Archangel with its colorful frescoes and inscriptions. Driving through the scenic eastern region of Kakheti, Georgia’s premier wine-producing area, pause for lunch and a tour at the Twins Wine Cellar, established by twin brothers who follow age-old family traditions of wine making. After wine tasting and a visit to the family’s private museum, on to the Ikalto Monastery, one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of the area; archaeological excavations here revealed numerous workshops, wine cellars and ancient storerooms. Return to Tbilisi for overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Monday - Mtskheta, Tbilisi
On your last day in Georgia, a drive to Mtskheta, former capital of Georgia; visit the Jvari Monastery, a masterpiece of Early Christian Orthodox architecture located atop a hill. This UNESCO World Heritage Site served as a model for many other churches in the country, known best for its unique relief sculptures decorating the facade. Return to Tbilisi for an afternoon on your own. Perhaps join the optional tour to one of at the town's famous Sulphur Baths, including an exfoliating scrub and brewed tea. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends during dinner at a well-known restaurant
Optional: Sulphur Baths
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Tuesday - Depart Georgia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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This evening, dine in one of the most popular restaurants in Yerevan. Savor delectable regional dishes accompanied by traditional Armenian dances and music. Armenian cuisine is specific to the country and is as ancient as its history. It also contains some influences from Middle Eastern and European culinary traditions and offers a variety of delicious meat and vegetarian dishes.

Day #3 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 $55.00
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Visit one of the legendary Sulphur Baths that are intimately connected with Tbilisi. The hot springs are the reason why the city was built here and from where it earned its name. Enjoy the relaxing bath, steaming pool and exfoliating scrub in the Sulphur Bath, high in sulphur and other minerals with a constant temperature of 38 C° - 40 C°. The waters have long been used as a therapeutic aid for a range of ailments including skin conditions and arthritis.

Day #13 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 $105.00
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This evening, dine in one of the most popular restaurants in Yerevan. Savor delectable regional dishes accompanied by traditional Armenian dances and music. Armenian cuisine is specific to the country and is as ancient as its history. It also contains some influences from Middle Eastern and European culinary traditions and offers a variety of delicious meat and vegetarian dishes.

Day #3 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 $55.00
Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan Thumbnail

Visit one of the legendary Sulphur Baths that are intimately connected with Tbilisi. The hot springs are the reason why the city was built here and from where it earned its name. Enjoy the relaxing bath, steaming pool and exfoliating scrub in the Sulphur Bath, high in sulphur and other minerals with a constant temperature of 38 C° - 40 C°. The waters have long been used as a therapeutic aid for a range of ailments including skin conditions and arthritis.

Day #13 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 $105.00
Sulphur Bath Houses in Tbilisi Thumbnail