Classical Tour in Armenia and Georgia

8 days / 7 nights
Combined Caucasus tour

Exceptional 9.75
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This tour in Armenia and Georgia is meant to provide a saturated itinerary in two ancient Caucasian countries - neighbors for a relatively short period of time. All the roads from North to South and from East to West crossed exactly here, creating a unique historical and cultural microclimate, different from Europe and Asia, but at the same time including the shades of these two geopolitical and cultural poles. Discover the unique culture, rich cuisine, and hospitality traditions of the ancient countries, came to be in the crossroads of civilizations.

Within this tour we will get acquainted with the capitals of the two countries, as well as small regional towns and villages with their special national style. Our tour supposes arrival in Yerevan and back flight from Tbilisi, though in case of individual tours, we can change the program and will meet your requests.


Tour programm

Day 1

Airport – Yerevan city tour

Before 14:00 Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Yerevan, accommodation and rest. 15:00 Bus tour in Yerevan with stops near statue of David of Sassoun and Mother Armenia statue at Victory park with an incredible overview of a city. The Cascade complex, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Opera house. 19:00 Welcome dinner at “Yerevan Tavern” restaurant with folk program (Armenian national songs and dances). 21:00 Evening walk from the Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in Dancing fountains show. 22:15 Return to the hotel.
Day 2

Yerevan – Khor Virap – Areni – Noravank – Yerevan

Breakfast at hotel. 8:00 Check out of a hotel and heading for the South of Armenia. 9:00 First stop – Khor Virap Monastery which offers magnificent view on biblical Mount Ararat. 11. Visiting Trchuneri (Bird) cave, where we also can find 6000 years old winery. Few years ago the oldest shoe in history had been found also in this region. Despite the fact, that the archeological excavations are still ongoing, we have a chance to peak into a mystical cave. It is Areni wine region, where famous red wine Areni is produced. We will not miss a chance to taste it at one of local wineries or at home of local peasant. 12:00 Visiting of Noravank Monastery of XIII century, hidden in mystic red cliffs. 14:00 Lunch at “Lchak” restataurant. Return to Yerevan. Free evening.
Day 3

Yerevan – Shopping – Amberd – Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Preparing for the tour. 10:30 History museum of Armenia, where different eras of the Armenian Highland are represented - beginning from the Paleolithic to the present days. 12:30 Time for shopping. You can chose from a big variety of souvenirs and local products, which are in high demand among our guests – wines, brandies, dried fruits, sweets, herbs, jewelry, etc. For this purpose we will visit the souvenir market Vernissage and Tashir – the market of local sweets and dried fruits. 14:00 Lunch at refined restaurant Charentsi 28 of Western Armenian cuisine. 15:30 Afterwards we will go on tour to Amberd Fortress – the historical security complex, which consists of the castle of VII century and the church of XI century. It's one of the fewest preserved fortresses on the territory of Armenia. Free evening.
Day 4

Yerevan – Garni and Geghard – Sevan – Dilijan – Haghartsin – Haghpat

Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Departure for tour. 10:40 Photo stop at Charents Arch for the wonderful view of Mount Ararat. 11:30 Tour to rocky Monastery Geghard, fantastic example of Armenian medieval architecture (12-13 cc), a UNESCO World Heritage site. 12:30 Tour to Garni temple, the only monument in the territory of Armenia, dating back to the period of paganism and Hellenism. 14:00 Lunch in Garni settlement, at a rural house; participation in Armenian bread “lavash” baking; 15:30 Tour to Sevan Lake, the largest lake in Caucasus. We will visit Sevanavank monastery on North-Eastern coast. 17:00 Arrival in Dilijan city, considered to be the symbol of Armenian-Georgian friendship. Old Dilijan Complex. Stop at the monument, dedicated to the heros of famous movie Mimino. 19:00 Departure for Haghpat village and check-in at the guest house. Dinner and overnight in Haghpat.
Day 5

Haghpat – Akhtala – Bagratashen – Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Haghpat Monastery, a significant urban planning monument of medieval Armenia; it is included in UNESCO World Heritage list together with Sanahin Monastery. Akhtala monastery and fortress of the 10th century, harmoniously combining specific elements of Armenian, Georgian and Byzantine architecture. 12:00 Crossing of Armenian-Georgian border at Bagratashen checkpoint. 13:00 Arrival in Tbilisi, capital city of Georgia; check-in at the hotel. 13:30 Lunch. 14:30 Ciy Tour: Sioni Cathedral; Metekhi Monastery, built on rocky coast of the Kura River in 12th century. A marvelous view of Old Tbilisi is opening from the monastery. Narikala Fortress, Old Tbilisi and sulfur baths, which, according to the legend, were found by Iberian king Vakhtang Gorgasali during hunting. 19:00 Welcome dinner with national music and dances. 21:00 Return to the hotel.
Day 6

Tbilsis – Jvari – Mtskheta – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Departure fot the tour. Jvari temple, which is fascinating for the fact that, after adoption of Christianity in Georgia st.Nino erected the first cross on this exact spot. A wonderful landscape is opening from the temple: Mtskheta city, The Kura River gorge as well as Aragvi Valley are very well seen. 12:00 Mtskheta city is the first capital of Georgia. The main three sites in this city are Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Temple, Bebris Tsikhe Fortress. 14:00 Tour to Gori city, which is popular for its Gori Jvari temple and Joseph Stalin Museum. Lunch at local restaurant. From Gori city we are heading for Uplistsikhe Cave town, which was founded in 1000 BC and was a sacred temple spot during Pre-Christian period. Return to Tbilisi.
Day 7

Tbilisi - Ikalto – Telavi - Tsinandali - Bodbe - Signakhi - Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Departure for the tour to Kakhetia, which is Georgian main wine-making region. 10:00 Visit to Ikalto – the oldest monastery and academy of Kakhetia, where Shota Rustaveli – the prominent Georgian poet of XII century was studying. 11:20 City-tour to Telavi - administrative center of the region. The palace-museum of Georgian king Irakli II. 13:00 Dinner in Telavi. 14:30 Tour to Tsinandali – house-museum of Alexandr Chavchavadze. Not so far from Sighankhi we will visit Ninotsminda Nunnery, where St Nino – who brought Christianity to Georgia – is burried. 16:00 Stop in Signakhi, which is known as “city of love”. Wine tasting at famous wine cellar “Pheasant’s tears” . 18:00 Return to Tbilisi.
Day 8

Tbilisi – City tour – Transfer to the airport

Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Visit to Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba), the main cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. 10:20 Tour to the ethnographic museum under the open sky, a Georgian village unique of its kind, where every house and estate is the reflection of Georgian history of different periods. 11:30 Purchase of Georgian products upon request: souvenirs, wine, chacha, churchkhela and so on. Transfer to the airport of Tbilisi.

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Tour duration DBL/TWI
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23- 30 July AMD 378000

Currency :
* Prices are per a person;
* Single supplement. 
The price includes:
  • Individual transfers airport-hotel- airport;
  • Accommodation at 3* hotels: 3 nights in Yerevan, 1 night in Haghpat, 3 nights in Tbilisi, breakfast included; 
  • Transportation service in comfortable vehicles;
  • English speaking guide service (8 tours, 2 transfers);
  • 6 lunches in the best restaurants with Armenian and Georgian cuisine, national style guest houses and rural houses; 
  • Welcome dinners in Yerevan and Tbilisi, including folk program and wine; 
  • Entrance fees;
  • Wine and cognac tasting;
  • Tour program, Armenian and Georgian travel maps;
  • 24 hour customer support by phone;
  • Unlimited amount of water;
  • Taxes.
The tour price does not include:
  • Air tickets;
  • Alcoholic drinks;
  • Insurance;
Notes:
  • List of most recommended flights. 
  • Tour package for children under 5 is free of charge. For children from 6 to 11 - 50 % discount with extra bed. 
  • Upon request for accommodation you can choose any other hotel in Yerevan 


Author : Susana Pereira, 08 May 2017, 04:17
Armenia and Georgia tour
I want to share with each one of you that come in contact with Barev Armenia a deep appreciation for the professional way they managed our trip. First of all, I want to thank dear Satine for her incredible patience towards me, in order to satisfy all my requests while we were planning it. Even when we faced problems, she was always there to assist us, so I want to express my deep gratitude from the bottom of my heart. Secondly, I want to share my admiration regarding the beauty of both countries. I got so amazed with the wonderful landscapes, the historical places, villages, very friendly people, very tasty food, beautiful music and folk dances, really above our expectations. I highly recommend this tour. I really appreciated our guides Lilit in Armenia and Zura in Georgia, which add so much knowledge to our lovely trip and made us feel at home. Both are very good guides! Thank you so much! Finally, my humble gratitude to our driver Aro from Armenia that made us feel so safe and for his kindness that I shall never forget. For all those that love to travel and get acquainted with new sceneries and culture, this tour should not be missed. I will treasure it forever on my mind. Thank you all! Warm hug
Author : Yulia Eremeeva, 24 June 2016, 01:56
Our great trip across the Caucasus
Bari or, dear friends. I want to express my gratitude to all the organizers of our trip for the interesting and meaningful, and most importantly, very much engaging and enthusiastic accompanying of our guide Ruben, the delicate and great driver Arayik and of course You for correct coordination and professional solution to all the matters. Thanks to our guide in Georgia Mane Grigoryan! We not only visited the sacred places and monasteries, but also had an excellent rest, admired the fantastic mountains and valleys, and indulged ourselves with beloved Caucasian cuisine and wines. We wish you all prosperity and new travel destinations, as well as PEACE and HAPPINESS to everyone. Regards. Tourists from Rostov-on-Don.
Author : Sergey Zolotarevskiy, 28 May 2016, 03:06
Armenia and Georgia
I want to thank You for the great organization of the tour. Both guides, Eliza in Armenia and Lika in Georgia, were not only polite and helpful, but also demonstrated a quite high level of professional knowledge. Special words of gratitude to our one and only driver Arayik: he was always punctual, drove the whole route with no single accident situation, notwithstanding the hard times and difficult weather conditions (heavy rain and fog in the mountains) and not very good roads in some places. So, we departed from everyone in a friendly way and remember this trip with pleasure. Correspondingly, we have already recommended and will still recommend Your Company and this trip to our friends and acquaintances! Of course, we managed to see a small part of your sights. Besides, though we visited Tatev, we did not manage to see anything because of the thick fog (this was, probably, the only disappointment). Thus, probably we need to come again. So offer us new routes!)) Good luck to you! And accept our gratitude once again for the excellently organized trip. Regards, Sergey
Author : Jillian, 22 September 2015, 05:06
Georgia and Armenia - Our Caucasus Discovery
Greetings. Our time in both Armenia and Georgia was amazing. We loved everyday and can,t believe how much we were able to see in the short time we had. The itinerary was excellent and we wouldn't change a thing. The driver was excellent and we felt very safe. His skill helped avoid a potential accident when we were in the Georgian mountains! Gor has to be the no. 1 guide in Armenia. He worked really well with the driver and gave us a wonderful time - it was fun travelling with him. Our guide in Georgia, Marika, was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed travelling with her. Thank you for all you did in organizing the trip for us - we had a wonderful time. Warm regards,

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