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Classic tour in Georgia and Armenia

 

(9d/8n)

  • Day 1

     

    Arrival in Tbilisi, capital city of Georgia, meeting with ou staff and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free time to leisure after long flight.

    Overnight in Tbilisi.

     

  • Day 2

    After breakfast city tour: Rustaveli Avenue, 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. Free and easy. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant.

    Overnight in Tbilisi.

     

  • Day 3

    Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 - Departure for the tour. 9:45 - First destination is 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. Visiting the city of Mtskheta, the very first capital of Georgia, where the main monument of Orthodox Georgia is located - the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, built in the 9th century.  At 13:00 tour to the city of Gori which is known primarily as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. Here we will visit a museum dedicated to the Soviet leader.  Lunch at local restaurant in Gori. 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. At 18:00 return to Tbilisi. Have dinner and overnight in Tbilisi.

  • Day 4

    Breakfast and departure for the tour to Kakhetia, which is Georgian main wine-making region. Upon arrival tour and degustation in Khareba – one of the most famous wine making factories in Georgia. Wine tasting will be hosted in a long wine tunnel Gvirabi, which was digged for military purposes during the Soviet period. Then, tour to Tsinandali – house-museum of Alexandr Chavchavadze, with a beautiful court garden and with its winery, where we will have the opportunity to taste the wine. Promenade in the old streets of Sighnakhi. Not so far from Sighankhi we will visit Ninotsminda Nunnery, where St Nino – who brought Christianity to Georgia – is buried. Late afternoon return to Tbilisi. Lunch and dinner during the tour.

    Overnight in Tbilisi.

     

  • Day 5

    After breakfast transfer to border between Georgia nd Armenia.  Crossing of Armenian-Georgian border at Bagratashen checkpoint. Upon entry meetin with our driver and tour to the Haghpat Monastery, a significant urban planning monument of medieval Armenia; it was included in UNESCO World Heritage list together with Sanahin Monastery in the year of 1996.  Akhtala monastery and fortress of the 10th century, harmoniously combining specific elements of Armenian, Georgian and Byzantine architecture. Drive to Dilijan city for considered to be the symbol of Armenian-Georgian friendship. Old Dilijan Complex. Stop at the monument, dedicated to the heroes of famous movie Mimino. Then, tour to Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Caucasus. We will visit Sevanavank monastery on North-Eastern coast. Late afternoon continue drive to Yerevan. Arrival and check in the hotel. Lunch and dinner on the tour.

    Overnight in Yerevan.

     

  • Day 6

    Breakfast at hotel.  Tour to Saint Echmiadzin – the spiritual center of Armenia, where Pontifical Residence of Catholicos of All Armenians – the head of Armenian Apostolic church is located. The city is just about 20 km from Yerevan. Here we'll visit 4th century Echmiadzin Cathedral, Echmiadzin Treasury Museum, where the lance that pierced the side of Christ by the Roman soldier is also exposed. Lunch with national dishes at tavern “Tteni”(Mulberry). After lunch we will visit Zvartnots Cathedral, which is considered as a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture, and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Yerevan and a visit to the Ararat Cognac Factory for a tour, followed by tasting of several sorts of cognac.

    Overnight in Yerevan.

     

  • Day 7

    Breakfast at hotel. At 9:00 Heading for the South of Armenia. 9:40 - First stop  Khor Virap Monastery which offers magnificent view on biblical Mount Ararat- the lead symbol of Armenia.  We arrive in the wine making regions of Areni where red wine from the indigenous grape sort under the same name is produced. Visiting Trchuneri (Bird’s) 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 archaeological excavations are still ongoing, we have a chance to peak into a mystical cave. Visiting of Noravank Monastery of XIII century, hidden in mystic red cliffs. Lunch at the house of a local wine maker (recomended: have a master class of making the famous local dessert called Pahklava). Return to Yerevan.

    Overnight in Yerevan.

     

  • Day 8

    Breakfast and tour in Yerevan with stops near statue of David of Sassoun and Mother Armenia statue at Victory park with an incredible panoramic view of a city. The Cascade complex, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Opera house, Memorial of Tsitsernakaberd. 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. Time for shopping. You can choose 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. Lunch and dinner en route.

    Overnight in Yerevan.

     

  • Day 9

    After early breakfast flight to Tbilisi at 08:00 by A9-726 on Georgian Airways. Arrival at 08:30 and transit to next destination.

1)Hotel accommodation in double/ twin room sharing;

2)All transfers and full transportation services in an air-conditioned vehicles;

3)Fully escorted by an English (Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese, Spanish and Russian)-speaking guide throughout;

4)Entrance fees to sights, museums, mausoleums;

5)Full  board halal meals in local restaurants and national cafés;

6)0.5mL mineral water  per day/person;

7)Visa support; (if necessary)

 

 

1)International air fare to/from

2)Fees for using of photo and video cameras at the monuments;

3)Tips for local staff;

Any services not included in the above itinerary;

 

CITIES

HOTELS

Tbilisi

Iveria Inn

Yerevan

Nor Yerevan

GTM Plaza

Golden Palace

Cascade

Double Tree by Hilton

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