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Best of Georgia & Armenia
Yerevan to Tbilisi
8 days
Tour code: EXGA

Highlights

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 eight-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.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Transport

Private van, walking.

Accommodation

Standard hotels (7 nts).

Included activities

Your Foodie Moment: Local Lunch and Traditional Cooking Demonstration, Geghard Your Foodie Moment: Local Lunch and Wine Tasting, Kakheti. Echmiadzin visit. Khor Virap visit. Garni Roman temple and gorge visit. Lake Sevan stop with visit to monasteries. Sanahin visit. City tour of Tbilisi. Georgian Military Road drive. Mtskheta's UNESCO-listed churches visit. Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral visit. Hike to Uplistsikhe Cave. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Yerevan
Arrive at any time.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2
Yerevan
Drive to Echmiadzin to visit its famous cathedral. Later, enjoy a city tour of Yerevan, followed by a visit to the Genocide Memorial. Take some free time to explore the city of Yerevan.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Included activities: Echmiadzin Visit, Yerevan City Tour

Optional activities:

  • Yerevan Brandy Factory
  • Megerian Carpet Factory Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Yerevan
Explore Khor Virap and visit its monastery with fantastic views of Mt Ararat. Continue to the Roman temple of Garni. Enjoy lunch in a local home and watch how traditional lavash bread is made. Return to Yerevan with time to visit the main market or stroll the cafe-lined streets of the city.

Included activities: Khor Virap Visit, Garni Temple and Gorge Visit, Local Lunch and Traditional Cooking Demonstration

Optional activities:

  • Yerevan Brandy Factory
  • Megerian Carpet Factory Visit

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 4
Yerevan - Haghpat
Drive to the largest lake in the Caucasus region, Lake Sevan, and stop into charming monasteries along the way. Continue to Haghpat via Molokan-minority villages stopping to enjoy a local lunch in a Molokan village. Overnight in Haghpat surrounded by breathtaking views of the Debet canyon.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Included activities: Lake Sevan Visit, Sevanavank and Haghartsin Monastery Visits

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 5
Haghpat - Telavi
Visit Haghpat Monestary and UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Sanahin. Cross into Georgia to be welcomed and greeted by your Georgian CEO before transferring to the and transfer to Telavi, located on the foothills of the Tsiv-Gombori Range.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Included activities: Sanahin Monastery Visit, Border Crossing (Armenia - Georgia)

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Telavi - Tbilisi
Experience a full day in the Kakheti Province, dotted with churches and vineyards. Enjoy breathaking views of the Kizikhi area and Sighnaghi. Stop for lunch at a local village house to taste the delicious lunch and wine and local drinks tasting. Head to Tbilisi and enjoy a guided tour of the city.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Local Lunch and Wine Tasting, City Tour Tbilisi

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 7
Tbilisi
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. Return to Tbilisi in the evening.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Included activities: Mtskheta Visit, Uplistsikhe Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Tbilisi
Depart at any time.

Meals: breakfast

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