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ARMENIA-GEORGIA GUARANTEED DEPARTURES 2021

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8 Days/7 Nights
Availability : March 13 – March 20 March 27 – April 03 April 03 - April 10 * Easter Holidays April 24 – May 01 May 08 – May 15 June 05 – June 12 June 26 – July 03 July 24 – July 31 August 07 – August 14 August 28 – September 04 September 25 – October 02 October 16 – October 23 October 30 – November 06 November 06 - November 13
Yerevan
Min People : 2
Tour Details

Tours start on Fridays starting from 13 March till 06 November 2021 

Minimum number of participants 2 pax – maximum 15 pax

Departure & Return Location

Zvartnots International Airport

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 4 x overnights in 3* hotel in Yerevan
  • 3 x overnights in 3* hotel in Tbilisi
  • Transportation & Transfers: Yerevan airport – Tbilisi Airport (according to the reserved flight)
  • Entrance Fees
  • English speaking cultural tour guide throughout the tour days
  • Entrance fees to the sites as per program
  • 1 x degustation of 2 types of wine at Khareba winery
  • Catering BB: (breakfast at the hotel)
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • Meals except described (lunches and dinners)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Portage at the hotels
Itinerary

Day 1 Fri: ARRIVAL

Departure from home country. Arrival at the Zvartnots airport. Meet and greet transfer, accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2Sat: YEREVAN CITY TOUR -ECHMIADZIN - ZVARTNOTS ~100 km

In the morning meet your tour guide and start city tour around Yerevan. Drive to Echmiadzin – the place where the only Begotten descended. Holy Echmiadzin is the whole Armenians’ spiritual center and one of the centers of Christianity all over the world. They will participate in Sunday liturgy. Return to Yerevan with a stop at the ruins of Zvartnots temple – the pearl of the 7th century architecture, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Lunchtime. Visit Tsitsernakaberd-walking through Memorial park and visit museum of the victims of Genocide. Visit Cafesjian Show Room. Visit Vernisage flea market, the place to get a little taste of Armenia, to see the fusion between national traditions, art & crafts with contemporary taste. Overnight in Yerevan.
(B/–/–)

Day 3Sun: YEREVAN- KHOR VIRAP- NORAVANK ~250 km

Sightseeing tour to Khor-Virap monastery the importance of which is connected with Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia. It is a wonderful masterpiece situated on top of a hill. It is a pilgrimage place where every year a lot of tourists and native people visit. It looks like a castle where everybody has the hint to sit and dream while admiring the beauty of the church. The highlight is the best view to the biblical Mt. Ararat. Lunchtime. Continue tour to Noravank monastery-religious and cultural center of 13th c. It is situated in a narrow gorge which is known for its’ tall, sheer, brick red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The beauty of this monastery is appreciated by thousands of visitors not only because of its’ architecture and history, but for its harmony with surrounding fabulous nature. Drive back to the capital city. Overnight in Yerevan. B/–/–)

Day 4Mon: YEREVAN- LAKE SEVAN-GARNI- GEGHARD ~250 km

Departure to Lake Sevan, one of the largest freshwater alpine mountain lakes in the world. The beautiful landscape and the crystal water serve nice preconditions for excellent rest. Visit Sevanavank Monastery. Departure to Garni Temple. Garni temple, which towers over a triangular cape, is the unique survived example of heathen culture in Armenia. After adopting Christianity in 301, the pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of Garni became the summer residence of the kings. Lunchtime Drive to Geghard monastery inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. Geghard monastery is the unsurpassable masterpiece of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewn in a huge rock. The complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones). Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/–/–)

Day 5Tue: TBILISII CITY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel. Direct transfer from your hotel to Tbilisi (without guide). Arrive in Tbilisi hotel and after short rest meet your guide at the lobby of the hotel and start a few unforgettable hours of familiarization with the capital. All the places of interest are very close to each other, within a few minutes’ walk. Start our excursion from Metekhi (13th century) plateau, before reaching Narikala Fortress (4th century) which dominates the skyline of the Old Town. Continue to explore brick-domed underground sulphur baths (17th century) – the district of naturally hot mineral waters, cafe street Shardeni, Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral and the most ancient Basilica in Tbilisi Anchiskhati (6th century). Walk across the Bridge of Peace which is a stunning design as well as convenient crossing between the newly constructed Rike Park and the Old Town. It also provides superb views over the city. Enjoy free relaxing hours in the evening. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi. (B/-/-)

Day 6Wed: TBILISI-MTSKHETA-UPLISTSIKHE-GORI ~210 km

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Mtskheta – an ancient capital of Georgia, important religious centre and city-museum which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Along the way we will stop to visit the Jvari Monastery (6th century). This well-known monastery is located on the top of the mountain, at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. Then head to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) which is known as a place where Christ’s robe was buried. Walk along the narrow streets of Mtskheta with souvenir shopping possibility. Then drive to Gori – the birthplace of the Soviet leader Stalin. Photo-stop at the museum of Stalin and proceed to the cave town Uplistsikhe (1st millennium BC) – one of the first cities in Georgia carved into the rock. The caves were the site of pagan rituals, before Georgia became a Christian country. In the evening return to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi. (B/-/-)

Day 7Tue:TBILISI – VARDISUBANI – ALAVERDI –GREMI ~ 255 km

After breakfast, start our drive to Kakheti region – Georgia’s premier wine-producing area as well as home to hundreds of historical and architectural monuments. Proceed to Vardisubani village and attend Qvevri making process. Meet the local craftsman who is a fourth generation Qvevri maker, and his son continues the tradition. The visitors can observe the whole process of making a traditional Qvevri (egg-shaped earthenware vessel in which wine is fermented and stored in villages and towns throughout Georgia. UNESCO Intangible Heritage since 2013). Then visit Alaverdi monastery. It was built in 11th century and was one of the tallest structures of the time. The surrounding courtyard is home to vineyards from which local monks make their own wine. Afterwards we have possibility to see Gremi monastery complex. Gremi was the Capital of Kakheti Kingdom (1466–1616 years). It had booming cultural life, but because of internal strife and the invasion of Shah Abbas, the town was destroyed. In the evening drive to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi. (B/-/-)

Day 8Fri: DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and departure. (*B/-/-)
(*Breakfast available on regular breakfast time)

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