The 10-days tour to Georgia and Armenia will introduce you the main highlights of two Caucasus countries. Often considered as the bridge between Europe and Asia, these lands are nestled between Russia, Turkey, and the Black Sea and hold unique enchantments for the travelers to discover. The tour encompasses travelling from the capital city-Tbilisi, to Armenia and back to Tbilisi, where the journey comes to the end. You will take guided excursion to the major cities like Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Borjomi, Yerevan and Gyumri, enjoy an off-road adventure to Kazbegi mountains, visit the ancient cave town Uplistsikhe and Vardzia, explore UNESCO heritage sights, taste national cuisine and make unforgettable memories, by taking in the cultural highlights and breathtaking views of both countries.
You will be accompanied by a professional guide through the tour, travel by the air-conditioned coach to all destinations, have overnights in 3-star hotels, with breakfasts each morning. During the breaks, you shall have free time to explore the highlights of both countries’ independently.
Day 1: Tbilisi City TourSavor the excitement, as you start the first full day city tour of the capital of Georgia –Tbilisi. During this day you’ll visit Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sioni cathedral, Sharden street and its surroundings, Bridge of Peace and Rikhe park. Take a ride on aerial cable car to Narikhala fortress standing on the top of the hill and overlooking the city and then stroll back to Legvtakhevi waterfall and Sulfur bathhouses. Finish the tour on Meidan Square and shop for some souvenirs.Overnight: 3-star hotel in Tbilisi. Day 2: Tbilisi – Mtskheta - Ananuri - Gudauri (B/-/D)After breakfast at the hotel start your journey to North Georgia. Your first stop is Mtskheta town. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites - located in this small town, which have been referred to by Georgians as “holy city”. One of them is Svetitskhoveli Cathedral dating back to 11 c. The interior of the church was once full of frescos; now only few of them survive. Another UNESCO site is Jvari Monastery – while standing on top of the hill you can overlook Mtskheta at the confluence of two rivers – Mtvari and Aragvi. The views are simply breathtaking.Next head to Ananuri fortress the former seat of Argvi Dukes (16-17th cc.). Explore the fortress and drive to Gudauri ski-resort, where you’ll have buffet dinner at the hotel. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Gudauri. Day 3: Gudauri - Kazbegi – Tbilisi (B/-/-)Have breakfast at the hotel and next explore the high Caucasus Mountains. Head to Stepantsminda (formerly Kazbegi) via Cross Pass (2395 m. above sea level), where we can make several stops and taste mineral waters. En-route observe the snowy peaks of surrounding mountains and waterfalls. Arrive in Stepantsminda town - administrative center of Khevi province. Change transport to 4x4 vehicles and have short off-road adventure to the top of Gergeti mountain. Here stands a small church - Gergeti Trinity . If we're lucky with weather we can spot the peak of Kazbegi glacier (5033 m. above sea level). Drive back to Stepantsminda and change transport again. Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Tbilisi. Day 4: Tbilisii-Gori-Uplistsikhe-Borjomi –Akhaltsikhe (B/-/-)After breakfast start the day with visiting Kartli region where you’ll explore 2 sites: the house-museum of J. Stalin and the ancient rock-hewn town Uplistsikhe. Archaeological excavations have uncovered layers from Early Iron Age to Late Middle Ages in Uplistsikhe. Artifacts found in here are now part of Georgian National Museum exhibition. Continue to Samtkhe-Javakheti region and stop in Borjomi spa resort to take a walk in the local park and taste Borjomi sparkling mineral waters that come out from the earth without pumping. Arrive in Akhaltsikhe town.Overnight: 3-star hotel in Akhaltsikhe. Day 5: Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia - Bavra - Gyumri (B/-/-)After breakfast at the hotel take a guided excursion to Rabat fortress. Ensemble comprises several building including Sargis Jakeli castle of 14th c., Fortress Church (late Middle Ages), Palace 18th century and the Church of Saint Marine (1865) with built-in relief works.Next head to Vardzia cave monastery and town established in 12 c. during the reign of King George III and his daughter Queen Tamar. Explore the caves, say good bye to Georgia for now and get ready for Armenia. Drive to the border of Bavra and change the transport and guide. Move to Gyumri and have a short city tour passing through the old and new streets of the historical city.Overnight: 3-star hotel in Gyumri. Day 6: Gyumri - Ejmiatsin - Zvartnoc - Yerevan (B/-/-)Breakfast at the hotel and sightseeing in Gyumri. We will take a walk through its historical center (Alexandropol) that has many traditional 19th-century houses and visit a museum located in one of them.Next set off on a guided excursion to the centuries-old monuments Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. Bothe of them are included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Arrive in Yerevan and visit Manuscript Museum of Armenia, called Matenadaran, where all the ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Yerevan.
Day 7: Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan (B/-/-)After breakfast, have an excursion around Yerevan city. Visit the History museum situated in the center of the city. Museum will give you a good general understanding of the history and culture of Armenian people.Next explore the Geghard Monastery from 13th c. Next take a walk along the canyon, by the beautiful columnar basalt 9th century stone bridge over the Azat River to Garni the Pagan Temple.Get back to Yerevan. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Yerevan. Day 8: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni - Noravak - Yerevan (B/-/-)Breakfast at the hotel. Take a trip to Khor Virap Monastery (4-18th cc.) where you can enjoy the spectacular view of the Ararat Mountain. After this we will continue our tour to Armenian Wine producing village Areni. Here you’ll visit the wine factory and taste local wine. Next head to Noravank - a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. Return to Yerevan.Overnight: 3-star hotel in Yerevan. Day 9: Yerevan - Sevan - Sanahin - Hagpat - Sadakhlo – Tbilisi (B/-/-)After breakfast at the hotel head to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes (2000 meters above the sea level). Next continue to Dilijan and explore the old district of the town. Next visit Sanahin Monastery – a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 10-13 cc. Also explore Haghpat Monastery and drive to Georgia-Armenia border at Sadakhlo. Meet the Georgian guide and driver and transfer to Tbilisi. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Tbilisi. Day 10: Tbilisi (B/-/-)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out time untill 12:00pm. End of service
Accommodation as per itinerary
English speaking professional tour guide service all days*
Air conditioned comfortable vehicle all days except day 10
Hotel pickup and drop-off
4 x 4 vehicle service to Gergeti Mountain
1 buffet dinner at the hotel in Gudauri on day 2
1 x wine tasting in Armenian village Areni on day 8
Food and drinks, unless specified
Tbilisi Airport transfers
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Your centrally located Tbilisi hotel
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.