Armenia & Georgia tour starts and ends in Yerevan. Journey through Georgia and Armenia on a culture-filled adventure across two countries bursting with untouched nature, breathtaking views and an ancient heritage spanning centuries. Start your adventure in Armenia as you visit UNESCO World Heritage sites where you will meet some of the friendliest locals in the world on this 15 day adventure.
Day 1 Arrival Yerevan-Transfer to the selected hotel
Depart from your country and start a nice journey to Caucasus Region. Arrive in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel, check – in. Free time to relax.
Day 2 Yerevan City Tour – Matenadaran- Ararat Cognac Factory (10am-6pm)
A variety of options await to be explored during your Yerevan city tour. The tour begins with a visit to Mother Armenia, a statue which was constructed to replace a monumental statue of Joseph Stalin. Visit Tsitsernakaber and Matenadaran museum . Thereafter, you will head to the Cascade, a giant stairway in the capital city which links downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighbourhood. The stairs afford walkers unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat. From the Cascade, you will be heading to the Opera House. A visit to the Republic Square awaits you next. The Square is famous for the dancing water fountains located at the north-eastern end along the National Gallery. The buildings around the Square are made of rose and white Armenian tufa stones and provide a great insight into the architectural heritage of Armenia. Visit Ararat Cognac Factory, get acquainted with the legends of ARARAT brandies, learn the 120 years old history of Armenian brandy manufacture, know who has drunk Armenian brandy, and see the oldest Armenian barrels and the medals which decorate the ARARAT legend. Spend a lovely and unforgettable time in the tasting hall enjoying the wonderful brandy cognac.
All in all, an enjoyable and exhilarating experience awaits you in Armenia – a highly exuberant and endearing country.
Day 3 Garni Geghard Vernissage (10am-3pm)
Within our tour we will be in the valley of Azat river where there are many historical and natural monuments. We will go to the Pagan Temple of Garni. The Pagan Temple of Garni is the only non-Christian temple currently standing in ArmeniaThe architectural complex of Garni was Armenia's foremost center of Hellenistic culture and the summer residence of Armenian kings. Drive to the unique caved temple St. Geghard (12th -13th cc.), the name of which means “holy spear” in the honor of the long-preserved spear, the same spear that pierced the body of crucified Christ. Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list (2000). Drive back to Yerevan. If you are looking for some shopping during your holiday to Armenia, Vernissage the place to be. Hundreds of vendors selling a variety of crafts and souvenirs will leave you spoilt for choice. Woodcarving items, antiques, and wool carpets can also be bought from here.
Day 4 Yerevan Tsaghkadzor Lake Sevan Dilijan (10am-4pm)
You will be driven to the North-Western part of Armenia. The first stop is Tsaghkadzor city (Valley of flowers) considered to be one of the most popular winter resorts of Armenia. It is one of the places of the mountainous country, where the beauty of the nature appears with its whole variety. Opportunity to go up to the mountain peaks by rope way, where you will catch an unforgettable gorgeous panoramic view of this part of the world . Moving on, pay a visit to the Kecharis monastery . Dating back to the 11th century, the monastery includes four churches and ruins of the mausoleum of Grigorius Pahlavuni. The next stop is Lake Sevan that is only 30 minutes’ drive distance from Tsaghkadzor. It is known as a blue gem of the Armenian mountainscape. Lake Sevan is considered to be one of the largest sweet water lakes in the world, situated at an altitide of 1,897 meters above sea level. Climb on peninsula from where the fascinating view on the Lake is open. Visit Sevanavank monastery, built by the princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th century. Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich (all savior) Khachkars of Armenia. This is one of the 13 rarest crosstones depicting Jesus. Afterwards, go to visit Dilijan. Dilijan is one of the most important resorts of Armenia, famous for its amazing surroundings, situated in Dilijan National Park. This small city, lost in forests and mountains with alpine meadows around, is home to numerous Armenian artists, composers, and filmmakers. Visit to Haghartsin Monastery (X- XIV centuries). Nestled in forested mountains the Monastery creates a magical impression of the lost world.
Day 5 Dilijan Sanahin Haghpat Tbilisi (10am-5pm)
After breakfast departure for Lori region. Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries are among the pearls of Armenia. They attract the visitors with their holy look and fantastic architecture. Hagphat and Sanahin monasteries are placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996.
Drive to Armenia-Georgia border. After border formalities, drive to Tbilisi hotel.
Day 6 Tbilisi City Tour Mtskheta
Start at Holy Thrinity cathedral, one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the world. Continue to metekhi church and the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharde§n area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past. Visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the clock tower of famous Rezo Gabriadze Theatre. Drive north-west to the Unesco world heritage site of Mtskheta. Lying at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, the city was the place where Christianity was proclaimed as the official religion of Georgia in 337AD. Transfer to hotel.
Day 7 Tbilisi Gori Uplitsikhe Tbilisi
Tour the cave town of Uplistsikhe that would amaze you with its steep mythological roots. Touted as the Caucasus’ oldest urban settlement, its origin traces back to 1000 BC. Archeological findings reveal that the place once served as a significant Pagan center before the introduction of Christianity and then a prominent trade route connecting Asia to Europe. It was completely destroyed as a result of Mongol attack in the 13th century.
Despite its long turbulent history, Uplistsikhe – literally meaning ‘God’s Fortress,’ has stood the test of time, as majority of its ancient temples, dwellings, streets, squares, and underground water tunnels still remain undamaged. What’s more mesmerizing is that all these gems are phenomenally cut into Kvernaki’s volcanic rocks, making it a bewitching, curiosity-generating sight.
You’ll further make a trip to Gori, mainly popular being the place of birth of the Georgian-Soviet politician - Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. The must-see is undoubtedly the Joseph Stalin Museum whose three sections chronicle the journey of Stalin’s life. You’ll come across his personal railway carriage; see the restored hut where he was born; and also check out its more than 40,000 exhibits including photographs, paintings, and documents, along with his personal belongings.
Day 8 Kakheti Signagi Wine yards Tbilisi
Kakheti located in Eastern part of Georgia and it is known as the region of the wine. Unique and award winning Georgian wines and brandie are produced here. The earliest archaeological evidence of wine production yet found has been at sites in Georgia 6000 C. BC. Visit the Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe,(6th Century) and Sighnaghi, city of the love. After Sighnaghi we will stop at the local family, for wine tour, in Gujaani town. Visit local family winery, degustation of family, red and white wines, produced with Georgian KVEVRI traditions and homemade vodka CHACHA. Continue our way to Gremi monastery complex (16th Century) and Lord Alexander Chavchavadze palace in Tsinandali village.
Day 9 Tbilisi Yerevan tranfer
Check-out from your hotel after a hearty breakfast. Drive to Yerevan.
Day 10 Khor Virab Areni winery Tatev Jermuk
We begin the journey by heading to the South from Yerevan – through Ararat Province to Vayots Dzor Province – and will come closer to Ararat's piedmont near Armenian-Turkish border. As we know, the most famous symbol for Armenians – Mount Ararat isn't located on the territory of Republic of Armenia. Nonetheless, Khor Virap offers the best view to admire the mount. And here we will take our first stop. A visit to the winery will give you the opportunity to taste 15 sorts of wine, watch a short-length film about the history of the factory, wine-making in Armenia and its historical background. Afterwards you are welcome to have a walk in the cellars of the factory. Tatev Monastery is an exclusive masterpiece of Armenian architecture. It is one of the oldest spiritual centers of medieval Armenia, as well as the largest university of its time. Due to the construction of Tatev, the longest ropeway in the world (5,7km), from Halidzor to Tatev, the monastery complex is now available to everyone and has become one of the most visited places in Armenia. Drive to Jermuk.
Day 11 Jermuk Noravank Yerevan
Jermuk tours are famous for thermal-mineral springs; their healthfulness is well-known beyond the country too. Jermuk waterfall is one of the most striking sights of the city. It is located at an altitude of 2000 meters and is the second largest waterfall in Armenia. Water here falls from a height of 68 meters and its hitting creates myriads of shining sprays. It is no coincidence that this waterfall is so popular among tourists. Jermuk offers activities for people loving active rest as well. One of them is taking a ride on the ropeway. The ropeway meets international standards. It takes you up one of the mountains where visitors are invited not only to enjoy the wonderful view but also ride a horse or have some drink in the cafe up the mountain. Later we shall visit Noravank meaning “New Monastery” in Armenian. Drive to Yerevan.
Day 12 Sagmosavank Alphabet park mt Aragats
On this tour you will visit Alley of Letters that was built in honor to the 1600th anniversary of the creation of Armenian alphabet. This monument is unique not only in Armenia, but all around the world. Next stop is Amberd. Amberd fortress is simply stunning. The site is loved because it is one of the last standing remainders of Armenia's royal past. As you approach it through steel hairpin turns, you realize that you are up for an amazing sight. The fortress and the adjacent church date to the 10th century, the fortress was partially destoyed by Mongol invaders around year 1236. In its golden years it was a primary defense point for the ancient Armenia capital Ani. The view is mesmerizing, as you gaze down into a deep valley, you realize how powerfull the nature is. Further we will drive to Kari Lake (Stone Lake). Lake Kari is an alpine lake in Armenia, situated on the slopes of Mount Aragats. Mount Aragats is considered to be the highest point of the Republic of Armenia at 4090 m from sea level. The circumference of the base is about 200 km, and the mount occupies 4,000 km2 with its roaring slopes. Aragats has been one of the largest volcanoes in the world. Then continue trip to the Monastery of Saghmosavank (XII-XIIIcc). A wonderful view on the gorge of the Kasakh river .
Day 13 Echmiadzin Hripsime Gayane Zvartnots Yerevan
We embark on our journey to the lands of ancient treasures in Christian history, the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin(UNESCO), the religious capital of Armenia, and the seat of the Supreme Patriarch – the Catholics of all Armenians. The story holds that the site upon which the main Cathedral stands today is the place where Noah made the fire after the flood. Where one of the earliest Christian churches, was built. Today, it is located in the lower chamber, underneath the main Altar of the Cathedral.
Zvartnots, a complex of structures erected in the middle of the 7th century near Echmiadzin, is of extreme architectural value. Zvartnots collapsed as the result of an earthquake in 930 and was never restored.
Day 14 Free day
Relish scrumptious breakfast and the rest of the day is yours to explore the city and its colorful culture on your own.
Day 15 Departure
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and check-out from your hotel. Transfer to the Airport and return home with unforgettable memories of your holiday.
TRANSFER to Airport
Have a nice and safe flight!!!
- 8 N accommodation at 4* hotel in Yerevan
- 1 N accommodation at 4* hotel in Dilijan
- 4 N accommodation at 4* hotel in Tbilisi
- 1 N accommodation at 4* hotel in Jermuk
- Daily buffet breakfast at hotel
- Return airport transfers
- Tours based on private
- All entrance tickets
- Tatev cable car fee
- Ararat Cognac factory tour
- Transportation service in comfortable vehicles
- Professional driver
- On-tour support to the passengers in Armenia/Gerogia
- All local taxes
Other hotel categories are available upon request!
- Guide service during the tour
- Meals during the tours
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
Note! The first and the last days are subject to changes according to the flight.