11-day tour of Georgia and Armenia

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Tbilisi

Overview

Travel route: TbilisI - Dilijan - Fioletovo - Lake Sevan - Garni - Yerevan - Gyumri-Vardzia - Akhaltsikhe - Borjomi - Gori - Uplisziche - Mtskheta - TbilisI - Ananuri- Gudauri - Kazbeki - Sighnaghi - Bodbe - Kvarel - TbilisI

Duration: 11 day/ 10 nights

Tour dates: On request

For a group of 6 people you can check in every day of the week

 

Day1:  Meeting at the Tbilisi airport

Arrival at Tbilisi. Transfer to hotel, accommodation. Free time. Overnight stay in the hotel in Tbilisi

 Day 2: Tbilisi city tour 

Breakfast in the hotel, sighseeing-tour through the old Tiflis: Metekhi-church of the holy virgin Maria, Tiflis-sulfur-bath area, Waterfall in the fig canyon, Shardeni-area, peace bride, Rike-park. Ascent with cable car to fort Narikala, the old citadel and the city´s mainfort. Not all tourists have the possibility to be able to come to the concert of national songs and dances, but they still have the oppurtinity to get to know this specific part of georgian culture in restaurants as well. At this occasion we recommend lunch in the restaurants (optional). You will be familiarized with seditious georgian dances and songs while eating lunch at the establishment (For an additional fee of $25/person). The transfer to/from the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel in Tbilisi

Day 3: Armenian Border-Dilijan-Parz Lake-Fioletovo village-Old Dilijan 

After the breakfast drive to the Armenian border. Drive through Lori region to Tavush region where you will visit Parz lake area located in the forest. This is an ideal place to have a picnic, enjoy the virgin beauty of the nature, walk, have boat trip, if you want you can also try ziplining over the lake. After a relax, you will drive to Fioletovo village which is populated by molokans. You will visit one of the local molokan’s place, get acquainted with their traditions and typical lifestyle, why not have tea and walk in the amazing garden at the riverside.  Back to Dilijan, have a short walk in Old Dilijan part. Overnight stay in the hotel in Dilijan

 Day 4: Dilijan- Lake Sevan- Garni - Yerevan

After breakfast drive to Lake Sevan-the blue eyed Queen of the Armenian Highlands. Enjoy the lake area, if you want, walk up the Penninsula to admire the surrounding beauty from the top and continue your way to Garni village. Continue your wonderful tour to the 1st century A.D. Garni Pagan Temple which was once the summer residence of the Armenian Kings of the day. Garni is the only standing heathen temple in Armenia and also in the territory of Former Soviet Union. The temple stands on a high plateau overlooking the gorge of the Azat river. The plateau itself is incredibly beautiful and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage along with the surrounding area. After drive to Yerevan, check in, and on your wish a slight walking tour before the dinner. Overnight stay in the hotel in Yerevan

Day 5:  Yerevan- Gyumri (City Tour)

After breakfast visit Victory Park, Cascade complex, Opera House, Republic Square, Vernisagge Flea Market and drive towards Qasax Canyon which is on the way to Gyumri close to Saghmosavank Monastery.  Afterwards, go to explore the cultural capital of Armenia, Gyumri. From ancient times Gyumri has been the birthplace of many prominent scientists and artists. It is home to some prominent museums, lovely parks and the impressive Kumayri historic district. Get in touch with local people! Overnight stay in the hotel in Gyumri

Day 6:  Gyumri-Vardzia- Akhaltsikhe-Borjomi

After the breakfast drive to the Georgian border. On the border Georgian Guide will meet there and will continue way to Borjomi. On the way Visit Vardzia cave town. Vardzia - a cave-monastery complex out of the 12th-13th century in southern Georgia, Javakheti. An outstanding memorial of the medieval georgian Architecture. Departure to the city Akhaltsikhe, visit of the historic city fortress Rabat - This is one of the most beatiful medieval Fortresses in Georgia. Drive to Borjomi. Overnight stay in Borjomi hotel or Bakuriani

Day 7:  Borjomi

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the famous national park Borjomi - Kharaguli, where you can try the real Borjomi directly from the spring. After a walk to the Borjomi  National Park, you can swim in warm open-air sulfur springs at will. Further Rafting on the Kura river. The tour starts near the village of Kvabiskhevi and ends in Borjomi. Approximate length of routes: 15 km. Duration: 1.30 hour. Departure to the city Tsagveri. Master class on cooking Georgian dishes with dinner. Overnight stay in Borjomi hotel or Bakuriani

Day 8:  Borjomi - Gori -Uplisziche-Mtskheta-TbilisI

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure into the city Gori, where we can visit the stalin´s museum and his house. Visit of the cave town Uplisziche (2000 B.C.) As a settlement the city was created 2000 years before Vardzia and 1500 years vefore D. Gerji, it was created in the second century of 2000 B.C. , is a treasure of the georgian people, a brilliant memorial, the material culture of georgians, one in stone chiseled page of history. Departure to Mzcheta (second Jerusalem), the oldest and beatiful city. Visit of the UNESCO- world heritage sites Jvari-temple monastery (6th century) and Swetizchoweli-cathedral (11th century), where the Jesus Christ´schiton is kept.  Continued drive to TbilisI. Overnight stay in hotel in TbilisI

Day 9:  Tbilisi-Ananuri- Gudauri-Kazbegi-Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Kasbegi. On our way we´ll look over the architectural complex Ananuri (16th century), which is located right next to the georgian military road, on of the most famous castles Georgia´s, whose main advantage is it´s security. All walls and towers with it´s breathtaking view of the Zhinvali-reservoir are still kept to this day.Our next obligatory stop is the viewing platform at Gudauri´s entrance called " Bow of Villagefriendship" (extreme enthusiasts can even paraglide in Gudauri). Next we will drive to Kasbeki. You have the possibility to enjoy the view of one of the tallest and astonishing peak of Caucasus - the mountain Kazbek(5047m) - and with off-road vehicles arrive at the church of the three holy trinity Gergeti (14th century) at a height of 2170m, at the foot of Kasbek, from where an unforgettable view of the expanses opens. Return to Tiflis. Overnight stay in Hotel in TbilisI

Day 10:  Tbilisi-Sighnaghi- Bodbe-Kvareli -Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the eastern part of georgian Kachetien - the area of the vine, georgian wine´s birthplace. The first station is in the village Badiauri where we invite you to a breakfast "after Kachetien" (hot Bread-Shoti, cheese, yoghurt and of course Chacha. Without Chacha it´s not breakfast, like they say in Kachetien). Next we visit the medieval city Signagi, which is on a hill where a wonderful view of the Alazani-Valley and  foothills of the south caucasus lies. Afterwards you´ll visit the nun-monastery Bodbe. Our route leads us onward to the city Kvareli.Soon after you´ll visit the famous wine factory "Kindzmarauli". There you´ll find a tour through the factory, you will learn the technology behind making the best georgian wine varieties and will be able to try out 4 different wine varieties (the tour and wine tasting is included in the price). Next the tour follows with a visit of a farmer´s wine cellar and tasting of traditional kakhetian wine in the village Gavazi.The establishment´s hostess will prepare us a feast with delicious homemade food and the owner will reveal the secrets behind the cooking on a real georgian grill. The feast will be served in a sincere traditional atmosphere with georgian bread and handpicked homemade wine under the direction of a georgian toastmaster called a "Tamada". Diner in the village Gavazi (food is included in the price). Late return to and overnight stay in the hotel in Tbilisi

Day 11:  Transfer

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi airport. Return to home

 

Tour price: 1100 per person

 

Additional information:

Base hotels in Tiflis: Light House Old City 3* Garand palace 3* 

Base hotels in Borjomi: Old Borjomi 3*

Surcharge for single room: 200 $

Children under the age of 5 without seats - free. 

Children under the age of 10: 50% discount

 

Price included____________Price do not included

Transfer to and from airport
Transport-service
4 WD vehicle for Kazbegi trip
Accommodation in Tbilisi in a 3* hotel
Accommodation in Borjomi a 3* hotel
Accommodation in Dilijan a 3* hotel
Accommodation in Yrevan 3* hotel
Accommodation in Gyumri 3* hotel
Accommodation in twin rooms at the hotels
English speaking guide service for whole the trip
Entrance fees
Catering service - half board (breakfasts at the hotels and dinners at the restaurants)
Wine tasting as described in program
Master class
Travel insurance
Single room supplement
Service except described
Rafting

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