8 days/ 7 nights Georgia+Armenia tour
Greet the tourist in the airport by guide and driver. Transfer to hotel and rest.
First day: Tbilisi city tour
Today’s tour starts at 10:00 am. We will visit the following places:
- Botanical garden
- Narikala Fortress
- Mother of Georgia Monument
- Holy Trinity Church (Sameba Cathedral Church)
Rest in the afternoon. In the evening:
- Rustaveli street
- Freedom square
- Shardeni street
- Bridge of Peace
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Second day: Kazbeghi tour
After breakfast driver and guide meets with the tourists at the hotel and starts the tour. We will visit the following places:
- Zhinvali Dam
- Ananuri castle
- Balcony of Friendship
- Red-Rock Travertine
- Gudauri Ski Resort
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Third day: Tbilisi-Haghpat-Sanahin-Yerevan
After breakfast at the hotel, say good bye to the fairy tale city of Tbilisi and drive Georgia – Armenia border Sadakhlo, fulfill border crossing formalities and start an unforgettable tour in Armenia with Haghpat Monastery (10th century, UNESCO). The monastery of Haghpat has found its place in the charming setting of the wonderful nature. It is the jewel of the Lori region, and Armenia in general. As for Sanahin, it was an important and reputable center of learning, where humanitarian sciences and medicine were taught from the 10-13th centuries. Scientific treatises were written, paintings and miniatures were created here. Transfer to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.
Fourth day: Yerevan Sightseeing tour-Garni-Geghard
After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a morning walk in the pink city of Yerevan. This ancient city is 29 years older than Rome. We will start walking in the most pleasant Republic Square with Government buildings, History Museum and Marriott Hotel surrounding it. In the evening, we can enjoy the colorful singing and dancing fountains. In case of desire we can visit a jewelry gallery, where we can buy exclusive jewelry. The jewels presented are executed in a single copy and are unique. Walking up one of the oldest streets in Yerevan – Abovyan Street – we will appear in the richest avenue in Yerevan – the Northern Avenue with many brand shops, luxurious cafes and restaurants. Our next stop – the Opera and Ballet House and the Swan Lake – face the Northern Avenue. We will enjoy our time in the fascinating weather of the sunny Yerevan while walking around Cascade Monument. If we walk up the “huge staircase” of 500 meters’ height and 50 meters’ width, we can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the city with the spectacular Opera House, Mount Ararat as well as the view to the whole city. We will then walk up the huge stairs to the Park of Freedom. Here the whole city seems to be at our hand. During the second half of the day we will then explore the top tourist attractions of Armenia and make the first stop at Garni Temple, where we will enjoy the astonishing view to the gorges all around. Garni is a pagan temple built in 1st century, the only survival of the Hellenic epoch in the whole territory of the Caucasus. Upon desire the guide will accompany us to the place called “Symphony of stones” in the gorge. Continue on to the Monastery of Geghard (UNESCO). The monastery was first recorded in a document of 1250. Geghard is famous due to the relics, among which the most important one is the spear which had wounded Christ on the Cross presumably brought there by the Apostle Thaddeus. Here in Geghard, we can also watch the process of “lavash” baking in the traditional underground oven “tonir”, and (optional*) enjoy the medieval vocal concert. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.
Fifth day: Yerevan-Tsaghkadzor-Lake Sevan-Tbilisi
After breakfast at the hotel drive to the whole year-round resort town of Tsaghkadzor. Here we can enjoy riding Quadracycles, then use the ropeway to get to the mountain and enjoy the magnificent panorama all around. Passing by the Lake Sevan, we will arrive in Dilijan to enjoy the 19th century appearance of the town. This wonderfully forested region is rich in mineral waters. Some of them are compared with Wich in France and Davos in Switzerland. Dilijan is “the Switzerland of Armenia.” Transfer to Tbilisi.
Sixth day: Uplistsikhe Caves & Gori city tour & Mtskheta city tour
Tour starts at 10:00 am, driver and guide meets with the tourists at their hotel. Today’s tour includes the following places:
- Uplistikhe Caves
- Gori fortress
- Cathedral church of Gori
- Jvari Monastery
- Svetitskhoveli Monastery
- Samtavro Monastery
- Bebris Fortress (the elder’s fortress)
Tour ends around 8 pm. Transfer to the hotel and rest. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Seventh day: Turtle Lake & Mtatsminda Park & shopping
After breakfast, we will have a resting and fun day. We will take a cableway ride to Turtle Lake, where you can swim, take a boat tour or just enjoy the nature. After we will visit amusement park Mtatsminda, with a fascinating view of Tbilisi.
- Turtle Lake
- Vake Park
- Mtatsminda Park
- Tbilisi Mall or East Point Mall
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Eighth day: Departure
Transfer to the airport at scheduled time and flight back.
Guide of Georgia wishes you happy Holiday!