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    Geghard Monastery
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    Tbilisi
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    Tbilisi
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    Sighnaghi
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    Sulphur Bath Houses
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    Alaverdi Monastery
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    Goris
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    Jvari Monastery
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    Zvartnots Temple
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    Tbilisi Old City
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    Mt. Ararat
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    Yerevan
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    Haghartsin Monastary
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    Lake Sevan
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    Uplistsikhe
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Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Armenia , Georgia

Cities Visited

Dilijan , Goris , Tbilisi , Telavi , Yerevan

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Armenia
Depart on your flight to Yerevan, Armenia**For passengers departing on day 1 and arriving in the early hours of day 3, a room will be available for you upon arrival

DAY 2, Tuesday - En Route
Continue on your flight to Yerevan and arrive in the very early hours of day 3. Welcome to Yerevan, Armenia's capital. After transferring to the hotel, check into your room
Overnight: Yerevan

DAY 3, Wednesday - Discover Yerevan
Begin the tour of Yerevan with a visit to the History Museum of Armenia with its vast collection of archaeological treasures. Stop at the Cascade, a limestone stairway that links the city center to parks and residential areas. Continue to the Mother of Armenia monument located in Victory Park. Proceed to the Obelisk of Yerevan for a short visit before returning to the hotel. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting followed by dinner
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Geghard Monastery Concert, Garni Temple, Lavash Demonstration
Spend the morning at the medieval Geghard Monastery carved into a mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Garni Temple. After, savor lunch at a local restaurant, along with a demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread. On the drive back to Yerevan, pause at the somber Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial. During the panoramic tour of the city, view the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament, Opera House and Republic Square. The rest of the day is at leisure, or choose to participate in the optional dinner and show
Optional: Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Friday - Carpet Factory, Brandy Tasting, Zvartnots Cathedral
Tour the family-owned Megerian Carpet Factory. View hundreds of antique and new handmade carpets. Learn about the differences of Armenian carpet making and observe weavers at work. Next, enjoy tastings of Armenian brandy at a distillery that has preserved the traditions of brandy manufacturing since the 1800s. Following lunch, visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Continue to Zvartnots Cathedral, a 7th century architectural masterpiece, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, head back to Yerevan and visit the old food market. Time to wander and sample homemade local delicacies
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Saturday - Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, Noravank Monastery, Goris
Today, drive towards biblical Mount Ararat and the Khor Virap Monastery, a pilgrimage site dating back to the 4th century. Continue to Noravank Monastery, a masterpiece for both its architecture and picturesque setting. After a lunch break, travel to the small town of Goris with its tree-lined avenues and 19th century homes
Overnight: Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Cable Car, Tatev Monastery, Duduk Performance, Lake Sevan, Old Dilijan
Travel to Halidzor Station to board the "Wings of Tatev," that whisks you high over the river gorge Tatev Monastery. Continue your journey and stop for lunch. Driving along the Selim Pass, visit Caravanserai, an important station on the Silk Road, and medieval Noratus cemetery. Next, drive to Lake Sevan. Conclude the day in the resort town of Dilijan, renowned for its spas and traditional craft workshops
Overnight: Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Haghpat Monastery, Border Crossing to Georgia, Tbilisi
This morning, explore Sharambeyan Street where you'll have free time to browse woodworking and ceramic workshops. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to the medieval Haghpat Monastery complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. After border formalities, cross from Armenia into the Republic of Georgia, a former Soviet republic. Arrive in Tbilisi, capital of the country, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Picturesque Tbilisi
Today explore Tbilisi, known for its diverse architecture and maze-like, cobblestone streets. Tour the 13th century landmark Metekhi Church, and visit the National Museum. Proceed to the Clock Tower and watch the colorful puppets dancing on the stroke of each hour. View the Georgian Synagogue, on the way to the Bridge of Peace. In the afternoon, ride the cable car to visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Ancient Uplistsikhe, Wine Tasting, Gori Stalin Museum
Begin with a morning visit to the abandoned rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe. The town was a religious and political stronghold, as well as an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Next, head to a local winery for lunch and wine tasting. Proceed to Gori, birthplace of Joseph Stalin and visit the Stalin Museum. Later, return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Thursday - House of Chavchavadze
Travel to Sighnaghi, with its Georgian-style architecture and preserved fortress walls. After lunch, drive to the town of Tsinandali and visit the House of Chavchavadze. Learn about the significant role the Chavchavadze family played in Georgia's history. Continue to your hotel in Tsinandali, or Telavi for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tsinandali or Telavi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Ikalto Monastery, Gremi Fortress, Return to Tbilisi
This morning, visit Ikalto Monastery, founded in the 6th century and view the ruins of Ikalto Academy, an important scholastic center in Georgia. Afterward, head to the city of Gremi, which served as the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti and visit Gremi Fortress. Driving through the scenic eastern region of Kakheti, Georgia's premier wine-producing area, pause for lunch and a tour at the local Winery. After wine tasting, return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Saturday - Jvari Monastery, Mtskheta, Svetitskhoveli Monastery
On your last day in Georgia, visit Jvari a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a showpiece of Eastern Orthodox architecture. Continue to historic Mtskheta, a sacred pilgrimage city and former capital of Georgia. Tour Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ's robe, dating from the 11th century. Return to Tbilisi for an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager during the dinner
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Depart Georgia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of day 14 and will require a transfer on Day 13. Passengers with late evening flights will have a day-use hotel roomDay Room: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Flights New York-Yerevan, Tbilisi-New York
  • Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
  • 4 nights Yerevan
  • 1 night Goris
  • 1 night Dilijan
  • 5 nights Tbilisi
  • 1 night Tsinandali or Telavi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Tour Highlights

    Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Tour and concert at the medieval Geghard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread
  • Pause at the Armenian Genocide Memorial honoring victims of the 20th century genocide
  • Tour a family-owned carpet factory; see weavers at work
  • Brandy tastings at a traditional Armenian distillery founded in the 1800s
  • In Yerevan, visit the magnificent Zvartnots Temple, a 7th century masterpiece
  • View biblical Mt. Ararat from the 4th century pilgrimage site at the Khor Virap Monastery
  • Board the Wings of Tatev cable car that whisks you to Tatev Monastery
  • Traditional musical duduk (Armenian oboe) performance
  • A walking tour in Old Town Dilijan reveals artisans' workshops and handicraft shops
  • Visit Haghpat Monastery, a major center of learning in the Middle Ages
  • In Georgia, explore Tbilisi's Old City, known for its diverse architecture and cobble streets
  • Tour the rock hewn town of Uplistsikhe, an archaeological site in the Caucasus
  • Visit Gori, one of the oldest cities in Georgia and Stalin's birthplace
  • Lunch and tastings at top-class wineries where wine is made in large earthenware pots
  • In Gremi, capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti, visit the monumental Gremi Fortress
  • Visit the striking Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

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    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Accommodations

    Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan
    This first class hotel is situated nearby Republic Square in the city center of Yerevan.

    Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan
    This first class hotel is situated nearby Republic Square in the city center of Yerevan.

    Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan
    This first class hotel is situated nearby Republic Square in the city center of Yerevan.

    Grand Hotel Yerevan
    This deluxe hotel is located in the center of Yerevan, near Charles Aznavour Square.

    Holiday Inn Yerevan - Republic Square
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Yerevan, adjacent to Republic Square.

    Mina Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the city of Goris.

    Mina Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the city of Goris.

    Mina Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the city of Goris.

    Mina Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the city of Goris.

    Mina Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the city of Goris.

    Mina Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the city of Goris.

    Mina Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the city of Goris.

    Mina Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the city of Goris.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Mirhav Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Goris, nearby the Vararak River.

    Best Western Paradise Hotel
    This first class hotel features marvelous views of the surrounding Dilijan National Park.

    Best Western Paradise Hotel
    This first class hotel features marvelous views of the surrounding Dilijan National Park.

    Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex
    This tourist class hotel is located in the historic district of Dilijan.

    Mercure Tbilisi Old Town
    This first class hotel is located in Old Tbilisi.

    Holiday Inn Telavi
    This first class hotel is set in the city of Telavi nearby the Castle of King Erekle II.

    Radisson Collection Hotel, Tsinandali Estate Georgia
    This first class hotel is located in Tsinandali in the heart of Georgia's renowned wine country.

    Radisson Collection Hotel, Tsinandali Estate Georgia
    This first class hotel is located in Tsinandali in the heart of Georgia's renowned wine country.

    Mercure Tbilisi Old Town
    This first class hotel is located in Old Tbilisi.

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