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Combined Tour in Armenia and Georgia

Featured experiences, 10 days, 1130 km (706 miles)

Discover hospitability, ancient history and rich culture of both Georgia and Armenia during this combined tour. Explore the beauty of nature, enjoy stunning views, admire unique architecture and taste amazing cuisine, wine and brandy.
Day 1
Arrival to Yerevan, «Zvartnots» airport
Arrival to Yerevan. Meeting and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan.
Hotel Accommodations: Ani Plaza
Travel Distance: 40 km (25 miles)
Day 2
Yerevan – Echmiadzin – St. Hripsime – Zvartnots – Yerevan – city tour in Yerevan – Yerevan Brandy Factory «Ararat»
Breakfast in the hotel.
Visit the Mother Cathedral of St. Echmiatsin, one of the first Christian churches in the world founded in 301-303 A.D. Afterwards proceed to visit St. Hripsime church built in the VII c.
Visiting the Echmiadzin museum.
Continue to explore the temple of Zvartnots («Celestial Angels») one of the wonders of the 7th century architecture of its time. This majestic temple was built in 652 and its ruins remain as reminder of a masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture.
Back to Yerevan.
Lunch in a restaurant with Armenian cuisine.
A tour of Yerevan city includes stops at Republic Square, Victory Park, Mother Armenia, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, The Cascade, the monument to A.Tamanyan, Opera House, and Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial.
Dinner in a restaurant with Armenian cuisine.
Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Ani Plaza
Travel Distance: 80 km (50 miles)
Day 3
Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan – Matenadaran – Vernissage
Breakfast in the hotel.
Visit the Garni temple (III c. B.C – XIII c. A.D.) located on the edge of the picturesque gorge – the summer residence of the Armenian kings. The only remaining pagan temple in Armenia is preserved in the territory of the fortress built in the 1st century A.D.
Continue to the Monastery of Geghard-Ayrivank situated in a spectacular deep canyon. The monastery is famous for its rock chambers and represents the masterpiece of the Armenian architecture in the XIII c. According to the tradition the holy spear was kept in this monastery brought to Armenia by the Apostle of Thaddeus. The monastic complex is protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Lunch in a restaurant with Armenian cuisine.
Visiting the institute of ancient manuscripts – Matenadaran. Manuscript art which was portable enough to be smuggled out of harms way, has left the world a legacy of some 30,000 known Armenian manuscripts.

Visit to Vernissage crafts and flea market.
Dinner in a restaurant with Armenian cuisine.
Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Ani Plaza
Travel Distance: 80 km (50 miles)
Day 4
Yerevan – Khor Virap – Noravank – «Old Bridge» winery – Vardenyats pass (Selim) – Orbelyan caravan – serai (Selim) – Sevan
Breakfast in the hotel.
A visit to Khor Virap Monastery «deep pit». According to Armenian historian Agatangeghos (5th c.) the future first patriarch of Armenian Apostolic Church, Grigor Lusavorich was imprisoned in this dungeon for 13 years. From here there is a panoramic view of Mount Ararat.
A trip to the monastery Noravank. One of the masterpieces of medieval Armenian architecture - Noravank the religious centre of Syunik province, was built in 13-14c by architects Siranes and Momik and is known for its laced stone ornaments.
Lunch in a restaurant with Armenian cuisine.
Excursion and Armenian wine tasting in “Old Bridge” winery.
Built by Prince Chesar Orbelian in 1331, this inn accommodated travelers and their animals as they traversed the Silk Road through the Selim Pass. Restored in the 1950s, this caravanserai has unique decorations and stone carvings.
Proceed to the pearl of Armenia - Lake Sevan. It is the largest lake in the region, situated at about 1900 m above sea level.
Dinner in a restaurant with Armenian cuisine.
Overnight in the hotel in Sevan.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Bohemia
Day 5
Sevan – Dilijan – batik painting experience – Sanahin – Haghpat
Breakfast in the hotel.
Sevanavank monastery - to visit the monastery of Sevan we have to climb 200 steps (steps are quite low and are comfortable to climb).
Visiting Dilijan resort town, also known as “Armenian Switzerland”.
Batik painting experience.
Lunch in a restaurant with Armenian cuisine.
Visit the architectural complexes of Sanahin and Haghpat (X-XIV cc.) the cultural and religious centers during the reign of the Armenian royal dynasty Kurikids (X-XII cc.).
Dinner in a restaurant with Armenian cuisine.
Overnight in the hotel in Haghpat.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Guest house
Travel Distance: 150 km (94 miles)
Day 6
Haghpat – Armenian – Georgian border (Bagratashen)
Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to Armenian-Georgian border (Bagratashen).
Bagratashen-Sadahlo crossing meeting.
Tour program: Sadakhlo - Dmanisi - Kveshi Fortress - Bolnisi - Tbilisi
Visit the unique fortification of Dmanisi – the most important cultural monument in the Kvemo Kartli region. These are the remains of a big city. People settled here in the early Bronze Age – about 3,000 BC. The most amazing find during the excavations (2001) is the remains of an ancient man.
On the territory of the ancient city is Dmanisi’s Sioni – one of the 5 Zion temples in Georgia (VI-VII centuries).
Visit to the medieval fortress of Kveshi – built between the 7th-9th centuries, on a low accessible rock. Kveshi fortress represented the royal and princely residence.
Visit the monastery of the Apostles Peter and Paul on Mount Eliya. The monastery has an interesting architecture. Guests can enjoy magnificent views from the amazing observation deck.
Visit Bolnisi – city with different names: Katarinenfeld, Luxembourg and now – Bolnisi. In past centuries, there were German villages in the Kvemo Kartli region.
Transfer to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Travel Distance: 150 km (94 miles)
Day 7
Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ananuri –Gudauri – Kazbegi – Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the city of Mtskheta which is included into the list of Heritage of UNESCO. Mtskheta is an ancient town of extraordinary importance to the Georgian nation. It was the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD.
Visit of Jvari (The Cross) Monastery. The 6th century monastery is on the high mountain, there opens a beautiful view of the city and merge of two rivers Aragvi and the river Mtkvari.

Visit of Svetitskhoveli (The Life Giving Pillar) Cathedral, which is included into the list of Heritage of UNESCO. It was founded in 1010, built on the site of Georgia’s first church, and contains the graves of the ancient Georgian kings, including Sidonia, who was said to have been buried holding Christ’s robe.
Visit of Samtavro monastery. According to legend, St. Nino actually lived on this site and prayed within the smaller of its two extant churches. This small church dates from the 4th century.

Our path will run north along the Georgian Military Highway, to the border with Russia. Eight kilometers from the dam there stands Ananuri castle. The waters of Aragvi rise to the very walls of this magnificent monument of the XVII century.

Visit of Gudauri. The ski resort is located on the south-facing plateau of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,200 meters, above sea level with skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun.
In the hollow of Kobi a highway connects to the river Tergi, violent temper of which has repeatedly been described by classics and sung by poets. We will go along the shore and 20 minutes later arrive to Stephantsminda settlement, which was called Kazbegi in the years of 1921-2007.
One of the symbols of Georgia, Gergeti Trinity Church built in the XIV century, with its austere charm and wild beauty of this place have a striking effect on one’s imagination.
Return to Tbilisi.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Travel Distance: 220 km (138 miles)
Day 8
Tbilisi – Shuamta – Ikalto – Tsinandali – Shumi – Telavi
Shuamta Monastery was built later in the 16 th century. According to the legend the monastery was constructed by Tina, the Kakhetin queen.

Old legends continue to excite our imagination at the medieval academy of Ikalto. Late in the 6th century Saint Zenon, one of the “Syrian Fathers”, founded the Ikalto Monastery 7-8 km west of the town Telavi. The Monastery was famous as one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of Kakheti as well as of the whole of Georgia because of the Spiritual Academy in which outstanding Georgian philosopher Arsen Ikaltoeli used to live and work.

Visit of Tsinandali. At this point begins the second, European life of the Georgian wine. Prominent figure of the XIX century, Prince Chavchavadze was first to produce bottled wine in his estate by European technology and export it abroad.
Particularly noteworthy backyard winery – “Marani“. In terms of area, it is approximately equal to the entire manor’s house, and in its basements there is a unique collection of wines – a wine cellar with 20 thousand bottles. The program includes wine tasting.
The wine company “SHUMI” located in the historic center of the Georgian wine village Tsinandali. “SHUMI” has vineyards in all major micro-vineyards of Georgia.
Telavi is the main city and administrative center of Georgia’s eastern province of Kakheti The first archaeological findings from Telavi date back to the Bronze Age.

Batonis Tsikhe citadel is located in Telavi town. It served as the residence of Kakhetian Kings of the 17-18th centuries. The castle encloses two churches, the ruins of the 11th century royal baths, the pantheon and the Persian style Palace of King Erekle II.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Travel Distance: 180 km (113 miles)
Day 9
Telavi - Gremi – Nekresi – Kvareli lake – Kindzmarauli – Khareba – Tbilisi
Alaverdi Monastery was founded in VI century by St. Father Joseph Alaverdeli who arrived from Assyria (his tomb is the most important deity of the cathedral

Gremi -visit of the lock Rattle which represents an architectural complex constructed in in 1565, and consists of church of Archangels Mikhail and Gabriel, a belltower, the three-storyed palace and a wine cellar (marani).

Nekresi Monastery complex is standing on a hill and facing a beautiful view of the Alazani Valley. Although it was founded by St. Abibo Nekreseli, one of the Thirteen Syrian monks who came to Georgia in the 6th century to strengthen Christian faith but already in the 4th century one of the first Christian churches was built here.

Kvareli Lake Resort is rather comfortable for the adults as well as for the children. Here you can find all conditions to enjoy peace, nature, silence and fresh air.

Visit to the “Kindzmarauli” winery. The company owns three-quarters of the Kindzmarauli micro-zone vineyards, several wine stores and wine shops, a restaurant and a tasting room on the plant’s territory. The program includes wine tasting.
Trip to winery of “Khareba” who owns the biggest cellar in Georgia made in the Caucasian spine which extents from 8 km. Gvirabi (tunnel) is carved in the rock of the Caucasus Mountain Range. Nowadays, it is the winery “Khareba” cellar, used to age wine. The programme includes wine tasting for more than 30 varieties of the best wines produced by winery “Khareba”.
Return to Tbilisi.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Travel Distance: 180 km (113 miles)
Day 10
Сity tour in Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel.
We will visit the Old Tbilisi. Established more than 1500 years ago it is known that the first settlers arrived much earlier. Tbilisi is a multicultural city. It is the home for more than 100 different ethnic groups. The architecture in the city is a mixture of local (Georgian), with strong influences of Byzantine, European/Russian (neo-classical), and Middle Eastern architectural styles.
Visiting one of the symbols of Tbilisi. Sameba (Holy Trinity Cathedral) is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
You will visit the oldest and the most important temple in Tbilisi. Metekhi Church is erected on the cliff, overlooking the Mtkvari River. There is a statue of King Vakhtang Gorgaslani, founder of Tbilisi, in front of the church.
Ascending by cable car to the Narikala Fortress – the heart and soul of Tbilisi. The fortress was established in the 4th century. Just behind Narikala you will find the Botanical Garden with its waterfalls, millions of species of flowers and trees.
One of the main attractions of Tbilisi is the famous Sulfur baths. Here you can use all kinds of “bath services”, taking a bath and swimming in the water of natural hot sulfur springs. Exactly here Tbilisi started. “Tbili” in Georgian means “hot”.

In the carriages of the funicular you will go up to the mountain Mtatsminda, where in any time of the day you can enjoy great views of Tbilisi. You will have a walk in the Bombora Park (the former name of the park was Stali’s) here you can see the whole city at a glance from the Ferris wheel.
The tour takes you to Rustaveli Avenue, where attractions such as the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Parliament, Rustaveli Theatre, different art galleries and cafes will draw your attention and provide a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The Memorial History of Georgia is a stunning sculpture made by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli consisting of a 30-meter tall tower that depicts kings and queens with Jesus depicted on the central column below them.
Transfer to Tbilisi Airport.

the company bears the right to make some slight changes in the itinerary based on the unfavorable weather conditions.

Armenian part:
The price includes:
Transfer airport-Yerevan
transfer to the Armenian-Georgian border
Accommodation in the hotel in Yerevan – Ani Plaza 4* or alike
Accommodation in the hotel in Sevan – Bohemian Resort 3+* or alike
Accommodation in the hotel in Haghpat – Qefo hotel 3* or alike
Meals according to the itinerary
Professional English-speaking guide
Professional driver
Entrance fees to museums and cultural-historical sights
Local guides in some museums
Armenian wine tasting
Armenian brandy tasting
Batik painting experience
Comfortable tourist vehicle
1 bottle of still water per person per day

The price excludes:
Meals according to the itinerary
Medical insurance
Air tickets
Alcohol beverages
Personal expenses
Visa (depending on the citizenship. EU, US and many other countries’ citizens do not need a vise to Armenia)

Georgian part:
Included in cost:
Transfer Tbilisi – Airport;
Transfer Armenian-Georgian border;
Accommodation in Tbilisi –hotel “Old Tbilisi” 4 * or similar;
Hotel accommodation in Telavi –hotel “Old Telavi” 3 + * or similar;
Food along the route;
Professional guide;
Professional driver;
Entrance fees to museums, historical and cultural centers;
local guides in museums;
Georgian wine tasting;
Comfortable tourist transport;
Medical insurance;
1 bottle of water without gas per person per day.

Price NOT included:
Meals and Drinks not mentioned in the program;
Personal expenses;
Visa to Georgia (depending on citizenship. Citizens of the EU, USA and many other countries without a visa).

24/7 Medical Assistance
• 24 Hour Hotline Assistance 100% Unlimited
• Urgent Out-patient Care 100% 500 GEL
• Urgent In-patient Care 100% Unlimited
• Emergency / Ambulance Services 100% Unlimited
• Urgent Dental Care 100% 500 GEL
• Repatriation (Medical or due to death) 100% 1,500 GEL
• Lawyer Services 100% 1,000 GEL
• Translator Services 100% 500 GEL
*Insured over 65 years will be reimbursed 50% of total expenditures
Territorial Coverage: Georgia
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Travel Distance: 50 km (31 miles)
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