Armenia and Georgia

Garni - Geghard,Lake Sevan - Dilijan, Echmiadzin- Zvartnots,Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Borjomi, Akhaltskha (0)
from/per person $600.00
  • Armenia Georgia
  • Hotel
  • Museum tickets
  • Tour guides
  • Transfer
  • Welcome dinner

Description

8 Days Tour «Armenia and Georgia »

Price is for per person in double room from – 600 $

15.01.2019-25.12.2019


The price includes:

  • Accommodation in 3* hotels in Yerevan and Tbilisi with breakfast
  • “Welcome” dinner and lunches during the tours
  • Wine Tasting
  • Lunches during the tours
  • 1 bottle drinking water per day per person
  • Transport services
  • Guide services
  • Transfer Yerevan- Tbilisi
  • Fees for entrance to museums and touristic sightseeing
  • Local taxes




The price does not include:

  • Single supplement 210$
  • Dinner ( 25 $ PP)
  • Additional services in the hotel (telephone, mini-bar, Internet, etc.)
  • Strong drinks
  • Flight



  • Welcome to Armenia

    Airport transfer. Arrival in Yerevan, at "Zvartnots" International airport. Pickup at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. On the way: sightseeing tour of Yerevan. Based on the arrival time, you will be free to explore the city. In the evening, a welcome dinner in one of the restaurants in Yerevan.

  • Vernissage-Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery.

    Tour starts at 10:00am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    Visit Vernissage - where you can buy products of art, applied art, gifts, decorations, handmade carpets, paintings of the Armenian landscape, national musical instruments, dolls, wood, stone, clay, ceramics, silver and other materials.

    Garni -The only surviving pagan temple in Armenia which was made in Hellenistic style. Having been used as a summer house for the Armenian Royal family, the sight has all the power to take your breath away with its picturesque location, architecture and history. On the way, we will stop by at the “Charents’ Arch,” where you can take in the magnificent view of Biblical Ararat and the open valleys.

    Geghard – Not far from Garni is Geghard, another marvel of Armenian architecture. Geghard is a UNESCO heritage sight named after the spear with which Longinus pierced the side of Jesus on the cross. The monastery complex dates back to the 13th century BC but the location was considered holy starting AD times. Geghard, being carved out of one solid rock, is also considered to be an outstanding architectural composition by international standards.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant in Garni village at noon. Additional payment is required on the spot for lunch.

    Return to Yerevan for overnight stay.

  • Khor Virap Monastery – Noravank Monastery - Areni village (winery).

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00 am
    Tour starts at 09:30 am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons
     
    Khor Virap - We will visit the monastery of Khor Virap (4-17cc.), one of the most ancient monasteries in Armenia, 200 meters away from the border of Turkey. It is the closest point to the mountain Ararat. When the weather is clear, the legendary Giant is visible like the palm of your hand.

    Noravank and Areni village - Nestled in a narrow canyon and taking advantage of nature’s natural defense system, it was the religious center for the region of VayotsDzor for centuries. The unique architectural feats and miniature ornaments composed by the outstanding artist, Momik, still amaze the travelers. Make sure you take a seat next to a window so you can admire the ride through the narrow canyon of Amaghu river.

    Vayots Dzor region is famous for its unique nature and wineries. We will visit the Areni winery for wine tasting before heading to Noravank monastery.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon. Additional payment is required on the spot for lunch.

    Return to Yerevan for overnight stay.

  • Echmiadzin complex – Zvartnots ruins

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00 am
    Tour starts at 10:00 am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    Etchmiadzin - The Holy See Mother Cathedral is considered to be one of the most ancient monuments of Christianity. It was built in the 4th century after the proclamation of Christianity as the state religion.

    Echmiatzin also accommodates two UNESCO heritage sights: St. Hripsime and St. Gayane churches. These are monuments which maintained their most authentic and original appearance since the 7th century. However, the list of holy sights doesn’t end here.

    You will have a chance to take a look at St. Shogakat church and the ruins of Zvartnots Temple. This last one is a manifesto to the amazing architectural school of Armenia in the 7th century.  The “House of Angels,” as the name states, is abundant with silhouette carvings of angels and eagles.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon. Additional payment is required on the spot for lunch.

    Return to Yerevan for overnight stay.

  • Transfer to Tbilisi: Yerevan- Lake Sevan - Monastery on the peninsula - Resort Dilijan – Haghartsin Monastery- Tbilisi

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 7:30am
    Tour starts at 08:30am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    After breakfast check out. Trip to Lake Sevan. Transfer from Yerevan to Tbilisi leads through Lake Sevan. We’ll explore around the peninsula and the medieval monasteries which served as an isolation establishment for disobeying monks. Some of the churches couldn’t survive the religious purge of Stalinizm and were destroyed. The Sevanavank monastery complex ceased to function in the 1930s.

    Within minutes of the treeless Sevan,withrich alpine vegetation you will find yourself in the thick forests of Dilijan. The climate is mild and sunny in Dilijan with over 60% humidity throughout the year making it a perfect place for summer holidays since even the times of the Russian Empire. Exploring the ethnographic street at Old Dilijan, we will move forward through the Green tunnel road, which will lead us to Haghartsin Monastery, a pearl hidden in the woods. Our next stop is Goshavank Monastery, famous for its embroidered cross-stones and wise proverbs.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch in Dilijan in one of the local restaurants.

    Then continue to the Armenian – Georgian border. Meeting with the Georgian guide, trip to Tbilisi.

    Overnight in Tbilisi.

  • Tbilisi city tour - Mtskheta

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00am
    Tour starts at 10:00am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons
     
    After breakfast city tour in Tbilisi. We will visit:
    Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli (live-giving pillar)
    Djvary monastery church (VI century)
    Puppet theatre Gabriadze
    The oldest church in Tbilisi Anchiskhati, VI century
    The residence of the Patriarch of Georgia
    Bridge of Peace
    Tbilisi Cathedral Synagogue
    St.Gevorg Armenian church, XIV century
    Sioni Cathedral, 7th centuries
    The oldest urban area Abanotubani (district of sulphur baths)
    Metekhi Temple, XIII century.

    Refreshments:You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch:There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon. Additional payment is required on the spot for lunch.

    Overnight in Tbilisi.

  • Kakheti-Sighnaghi-Tsinandali

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00am
    Tour starts at 09:00am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    After breakfast trip to Monastery of St.Nino in Bodbe. In the 4th century, St Nino from Cappadocia adopted Georgia to Christianity (Georgia is one of the first Christian countries in the world, after Roman Empire and Armenia).

    Sighnaghi – city of Love. One of its highlights is a wonderful fortress, built by king Irakli II on a mountainside.

    Lunch in Georgian family.

    Tsinandali is an ancestral village of one of the most famous Georgian families – Princes Chavchadze. We will visit the prince wine-cellars with the unique collections. Return to Tbilisi.

    Refreshments:You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.

    Overnight in Tbilisi.

  • Transfer to the airport

    Breakfast at hotel, check-out, transfer to the airport.


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