Classic: Best of Georgia & Armenia (EXGA)
Countries Visited: Armenia, Georgia Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Standard hotels (9 nts).
Set eyes on the stunning Caucasus Mountains, wander in and out of ancient churches, stroll narrow streets in Tbilisi, savour under-the-radar delicious food and wine in Georgia
Georgia and Armenia may sound like unconventional destinations, but trust us, they ought to top your list of places to visit. Our 10-day trip is a wonderful showcase of the cultural and natural highlights the Caucasus Region has to offer, with a huge helping of beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine to boot. Stroll the narrow streets of Tbilisi, tour ancient monasteries, stare down massive mountain ranges, visit with friendly locals, and soak up all the exotic culture of this underexplored region.
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|Day 1||Yerevan||Day 1 Yerevan|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Yerevan||Day 2 Yerevan (1B)|
Drive to Echmiadzin. Visit the famous cathedral then continue on to Khor Virap through villages and vineyards. Visit the monastery with fantastic views of Mt Ararat. Included Activities: Echmiadzin Visit Khor Virap Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours)
|Day 3||Yerevan||Day 3 Yerevan (1B, 1L)|
Enjoy an excursion to the Roman temple of Garni, dedicated to the God of the sun, Mithra. Afterwards, visit Garni Gorge, a UNESCO site. Included Activities: Garni Temple and Gorge Visit Geghard Monastery Visit
|Day 4||Tbilisi||Day 4 Yerevan/Tbilisi (1B)|
Drive to Lake Sevan, stopping by monasteries, before continuing north to the UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Sanahin. Cross into Georgia and continue to Tbilisi. Included Activities: Lake Sevan Visit Sanahin Monastery Visit Border Crossing (Armenia - Georgia) Transport: Private Vehicle (220km) Private Vehicle (75km)
|Day 5||Tbilisi||Day 5 Tbilisi (1B)|
Enjoy a city tour of Georgias capital including a visit to the Old Town, Metekhi Temple, the Abanotubani bath district and the Narikala, the main fortress in Tbilisi. Use free time in the afternoon to continue exploring the Old Town, visit the Georgian National Museum or take a cable car to view the city from above. Included Activities: City Tour Tbilisi
|Day 6||Gudauri||Day 6 Tbilisi/Gudauri (1B, 1D)|
Drive the famous Georgian Military Road to Mtskheta, ancient capital of Georgia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Continue to Uplistsikhe cave town and on through the dramatic Aragvi River Valley. Drive into the Caucasus Mountains to Gudauri. Included Activities: Mtskheta Visit Uplistsikhe Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (120km)
|Day 7||Telavi||Day 7 Gudauri/Telavi (1B, 1D)|
Cross the Jvari Pass to reach Kazbegi. Walk up to Sameba Church for gorgeous views of Mt Kazbek. Continue on to Telavi, visiting Ananuri architectural complex en route. Included Activities: Ananuri Architectural Complex Visit Sameba Church Hike Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 8||Telavi||Day 8 Telavi (1B, 1D)|
Experience a full day in the Kakheti Province, dotted with churches and vineyards. Enjoy a morning visit to the Alaverdi Cathedral and the Gremi architectural complex. Head to the town of Kvareli to visit a local winery, with an included wine tasting. Head back to Telavi for the night. Included Activities: Gremi Visit Kvareli Winery Visit with Wine Tasting Alaverdi Monastery Visit
|Day 9||Tbilisi||Day 9 Telavi/Tbilisi (1B, 1L)|
After breakfast, visit the gardens of Tsinandali Park. Continue to the beautiful hill-top town of Sighnaghi, and enjoy a local lunch at a family home in one of the surrounding villages. Continue to Tbilisi for one more night in Georgia. Included Activities: Tsinandali Visit Sighnaghi Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (100km)
|Day 10||Tbilisi||Day 10 Tbilisi (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.