Georgia and Armenia

8 Дней
Цена на человека 781 USD
8 Дней
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Armenia and Georgia are considered as one of the oldest nations in the world, therefore visiting this history-rich countries is a great way to see the main highlight of both countries. This 8 days tour is gem packed with all the interesting sights of Armenia and Georgia, including centuries old religious sites, beautiful towns, and gorgeous nature.

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Day 1 - Arrival

Arrival in Tbilisi

Day 2 - Tbilisi City tour

You’ll start your day with learning more about the Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. You’ll be able to visit some of its iconic landmarks, such as a 4th century Narikala Fortress, famous sulfur bath neighborhood Abanotubani, the Freedom Square, the oldest Basilica – Anchiskhati, Metekhi Church, walk on pedestrian bridge called the Peace Bridge, and visit Rike Park. You’ll listen to the history of the city, how it came to be and why it’s called Tbilisi.

Day 3 - Tbilisi – Mtsketa – Ananuri – Stefantsminda – Tbilisi

After the breakfast at the hotel, we visit the ancient capital and the religious centre of Georgia – Mtskheta; Visiting its beautiful sites:  Jvari monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli cathedral (11th century). Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then we visit the ancient ruins of the city and drive north towards the Northern Caucasus along the well-known Georgian Military Road. On the way we visit Ananuri – a 17th century architectural complex. Drive from Gudauri along the Terek River will take us to Kazbegi – the main town in the region. From Kazbegi drive with 4 WD vehicles through beautiful valleys and woods brings us to Gergeti Trinity church located at 2170m. in good weather you can see for a moment one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – the mountain Kazbegi (5047m). Driving back to Tbilisi; Dinner in Georgia restaurant accompanied with wine tasting; Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 4 - Tbilisi – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Borjomi

After the breakfast we shall start our trip to Gori and visit the house museum of J. Stalin; Visiting Uplistsikhe  - The cave town; Continue the way to Borjomi; Visiting Borjomi Parkand tasting Borjomi ineral water; Dinner and overnight in Borjomi

Day 5 - Borjomi – Vardzia – Akhaltiskhe – Gyumri

On this day, you’ll visit one of the most magnificent cave towns of Georgia – Vardzia. This man-made town dates back to the 13 century and was built by the order of Queen Tamar to serve as a fully functioning town during the various invasions Georgia was facing back then. From here, you’ll continue your way to Akhaltsikhe and visit the famous Rabati Fortress. This newly renovated castle complex played an important part in Georgian history. Originally built in the 9th century with a different name, the area was completely rebuilt by Ottomans and most of the buildings you’ll see today, date back to the 17th-18th centuries.

Drivng to the border of Georgia-Armenia; Border formalities; Dinner and overnight in Guymri

Day - 6 Gyumri – Etchmiadzin (UNESCO) – Yerevan city tour

The following day, you’ll continue your tour with another important historical and religious sites of Armenia. Echmiadzin is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church and according to the experts, it’s the very first cathedral of ancient Armenia. Therefore, it’s believed to be the oldest cathedral in the world. Zvartsnots is a 7th-century tetraconch type cathedral. Unfortunately, only ruins remain today, but it still is a fascinating place to visit.

Dinner and overnight in Yerevan

Day 7 - Yerevan – Geghard (UNESCO) – Garni – Yerevan

On this day, you’ll visit Armenia’s most important historical sites – Garni and Geghard. The Temple of Garni is the only remaining Greek-Roman building with colonnades both in Armenia and post-Soviet countries. Geghard Monastery, located very close to Garni and boasts with beautiful scenery carved out of the rocks and is surrounded by cliffs. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers splendid views of mountainous landscapes.

Day 8 - Yerevan – Lake Sevan – Tbilisi

This day starts with a drive to Goshavank Monastery, a 12-13th century religious building. Even though it’s not functioning, it still is a fascinating place to visit. Afterward, you’ll visit a 13th century Haghartsin Monastery located near Dilijan. Then you’ll drive to Dilijan, a town often called the ‘Switzerland of Armenia’ due to its mountainous landscape and beautiful nature. This spa town is an important place for many locals. You’ll have a small city tour here before continuing your way to Sevan. The town of Sevan is another most popular resort towns for many Armenians due to its breathtaking Lake Sevan. The lake is the biggest one both in Armenia and the Caucasus, and one of the biggest freshwater, alpine lakes in Eurasia The town itself is surrounded by the Sevan National Park and features several churches within its vicinity. End of the trip

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