Sightseeing tour Armenia + Georgia - 8 days

Sightseeing tour Armenia + Georgia - 8 days

Travel dates

You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour is available all year round.

Payment

We do not require for 100% advance payment. Full payment is possible just before the start of the tour.

Duration

Tour itinerary duration and places to be visited may be adjusted to your preferences.

Low prices

We have much cheaper prices, since we offer our own services,we do not recell tours.

Armenia and Georgia are two christian countries with amazing people who honor their own history and national traditions, have so many common things to share, but at the same time are so different.

Caucasus tour to Armenia and Georgia will give you an opportunity to get acquainted with the ancient culture, centuries-old traditions of the Caucasus, beautiful nature, try delicious dishes and, of course, taste traditional noble wines and cognacs.

Just choose Caucasus combined tour to Armenia and Georgia and we will do our best to make your trip comfortable with excellent mood. Travel with ExploreArmenia to meet new exciting adventures and get unforgettable emotions for life.

Budget sightseeing tour in Caucasus to Armenia and Georgia is filled with warmth and brightness, so make your choice!

The program of the tour to Armenia and Georgia (8 days/7 nights)

Day 1 - Airport - st. Echmiadzin - Zvartnots temple - Sightseeing tour of Yerevan

St. Echmiadzin Cathedral
ruins of the Zvartnots temple
Cascade in Yerevan, sightseeing tour

Arrival and meeting in Zvartnots airport

The tour in Armenia will start with a visit the city of Echmiadzin - the center of the Armenian Gregorian Church, where the residence of the Catholicos is located. We will visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (301-483 AD), which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, the museum.

We visit the ruins of Zvartnots temple, which was destroyed in the earthquake. In 2000, the ruins of the temple and the archaeological area around it are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

If you wish (for extra payment) we will visit Yerevan Brandy Factory, where we have a fascinating tour with tasting of 2 types of brandies (a three-year old "Ararat" and a ten-year old "Akhtamar"). (Extra charge - $ 10 per person).

Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

After little rest - a walking tour through the city. Yerevan architecture is original and distinctive. Today, Yerevan is a city where there are a variety of architectural styles, with green alleys, numerous fountains.

You will be able to see the sights in Yerevan: Grand Cascade (open air museum), the square of ​​France, the Opera and Ballet House, Northern Avenue, the Republic Square.

Day 2 - Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni - Cave of the birds - Noravank - Yerevan

Khor Virap monastery
Areni cave1 - Birds cave
Монастырский комплекс Нораванк

Breakfast in the hotel

This day trip begins with a visit to the monastery of Khor Virap - one of the symbols of Armenia. The Monastery is a fortress located just 40 kilometers far from Yerevan, and less than a kilometer from the republic's border with Turkey. Khor Virap is a place of pilgrimage, which is associated with the legend of Gregory the Illuminator (Grigor the Illuminator). According to church tradition, Gregory was imprisoned on the order of King Trdat III for preaching Christianity, and spent there 13 years. Those interested can go down to the prison, which has a depth of 6 m and a diameter of 4.4 m. Right in front of you, very, very close and in all its beauty you will see the symbol of Armenia - Mount Ararat.

Then we continue our way to the village of Areni in Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. We visit the "Cave of the birds", where the oldest winery in the world and the world's oldest shoe, which was more than 5500 years old, were found. Village of Areni is famous for its wines till now. Every year in October the annual festival of wines takes place there.

We will visit "Areni" wine factory and taste Armenian wine in the tasting room of the factory. The wines of this producer differ in their unique tastes. The bouquet of the fragrance is revealed gradually leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

Then we continue the journey to the Tatev monastery (IX-XIII centuries), which is located on the edge of a gigantic canyon. Tatev was one of the most famous spiritual and educational centers of the Middle Ages. The complex can be called one of the most noteworthy places on earth. The ropeway "Wings of Tatev" (the longest ropeway in the world - 5752 m, ranked in the Guinness Book of Records) will carry us over the beautiful Vorotan gorge directly to Tatev monastery.

Back to Yerevan

Day 3 - Garni - Geghard - Vernissage - Central Market

Garni pagan temple
Geghard monastery
Vernissage - the market of folk art products

Breakfast in the hotel

The day starts with a trip to the pagan temple of Garni. Garni Temple built in the 1st century by the Armenian King Tiridates I and dedicated to the God of the Sun Areg (Mihr). The temple is at the edge of a triangular cliff, which overlooks the ravine of the Azat River and the Gegham mountains.

Next stop is Geghard monastery complex (IV century), which is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Its full name is Geghardavank, literally it is translated as "Monastery of the spear". The name of the monastery complex comes from Christ Spear (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman soldier Longinus thrust in Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the treasury of Echmiadzin Cathedral.

Back to Yerevan

Next stop is the Vernissage - the market of folk art products. Here you will find hand-made chess and backgammon made of wood, ceramic pots, made in national style, handmade ornaments, traditional musical instruments, silverware, paintings and many more things.

A visit to the central market in YerevanDried fruits - a national treasure and the usual accompaniment to cognac. In Armenia, it seems, they can make them of anything you wish. Including watermelon, cantaloupe and even tomatoes!

Day 4 - Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Tbilisi

Lake Sevan / Sevanavank monastery
Haghartsin monastery
Goshavank monastery

After breakfast, we continue the tour to the pearl of Armenia - blue Sevan. Lake Sevan is a freshwater lake in the Armenian highlands. It is the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is guaranteed to be the largest source of fresh water in the region. We will also visit the Sevanavanq - a monastery in the north-west coast of Lake Sevan. The monastery is located on a peninsula, which was once a small island.

We continue our tour to Tavush region of Armenia – to a small town of Dilijan, located on the picturesque banks of the river Aghstev.

The next stop will be Haghartsin Monastery, which was built in the X-XIII centuries, mostly under the auspices of the Bagratuni Dynasty. We will also visit Goshavank - monastery complex, built in XII-XIII centuries in the village of Gosh in Armenia. Goshavank is the cultural, educational and religious center of medieval Armenia. The sources referred to it as a seminary, university, and so on.

Trip to Tbilisi. Arrival and Meeting in Georgian border.

Hotel accommodation in the hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 5 - Sightseeing tour in Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Svetitskhoveli - Jvari - Tbilisi

Sightseeing tour in Tbilisi
Sightseeing tour in Tbilisi
Jvari monastery

After breakfast Tbilisi city tour.

Walking through narrows old Tbilisi streets, visit the fortress Narikala complex IV century in Old Tbilisi, the Metekhi temple with panoramic views of the old city; The Sioni Cathedral is the main temple of Tbilisi; The Anchiskhati church is the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi; let’s see the Meidan Square, Shardeni Street, Freedom Square, Shota Rustaveli Avenue.

Then we will visit picturesque town Mtskheta. This town was the first capital of Georgia from III century BC up to the 5th century AD.

We will begin our tour visiting cathedral - Svetitskhoveli (11th century), which has been the main cathedral of Georgia for long centuries.

Continuing out tour we will rise on a mountain to the Monastery of Jvari, where you will amazed with mignificent view of the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers opens.

Overnight in the hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 6 - Tbilisi - Sighnakhi - Bodbe Monastery - Tbilisi

The picturesque town of Sighnaghi
Bodbe Monastery
Source of Saint Nino

After Breakfast you will visit beautiful town Sighnakhi, which  sometimes called city of lovers. We will rise to the Medieval fortress, which surrounds the old part of the city. From the side of watchtower opens beautiful view on Alazanian valley.

Then we will visit Bodbe monastery, where located the grave of St Nino preacher. Per request  it is possible to descent pilgrimage to the Source of Saint Nino (650 steps) and collect water.

Return to Tbilisi.

Day 7 - Tbilisi - Free day or optional excursion

Ananuri fortress
Zhinvali reservoir
Trinity Church
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day or you can visit:

Fortress Ananuri – the fortress, which has become the arena of numerous battles.

Zhinvali water reservoir – rightly considered one of the most beautiful places in Georgia.

Trinity Church – founded in the 14th century is located at an altitude of 2170 meters above sea level. The Trinity Church is one of the most interesting and bright shrines of Georgia.

Day 8 - Tbilisi - Transfer

Vernissage in Tbilisi
Vernissage in Tbilisi
Tbilisi - international airport

Breakfast in the hotel

Transfer to the airport.

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

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Prices on Sightseeing tour to Armenia and Georgia (price per person)

2 people
4 people
6 people
8 people
10 people
11 people or more
680 USD
500 USD
440 USD
400 USD
370 USD
on request
Your attention, please: Tour prices include all the items listed in the program. NO OTHER EXTRA CHARGES!

What is included in the tour price?

transfers in Armenia: airport - hotel - border; transfers in Georgia: border - hotel - airport;
Accommodation in a 3* hotel with breakfast
Comfortable transport service
Accompanying guide service throughout the tour
Entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers
2 bottles of water per day per pax during sightseeing tours
Tourist support service over the phone

What is not included in the tour price?

Airline tickets
An entry visa (if required)
Medical insurance
Alcoholic beverages

Your attention:

You may ask for your own option of hotels (3*, 4*, 5*). Guest houses, appartments and hostels are available.The tour prices will be recalculated.
Children under 5 years old - free
Children from 6 to 10 years - 50% discount when placed on extra bed

The time and the order of the excursions declared in the program are subject to change. The excursion program of the first and the last days will depend on your arrival and departure time, and the days of the week. Please note that Monday is a day off in Armenia's museums.

If you still have questions about the tour organization in Armenia, then it is very easy to contact us! You can order a call on the website, send an email or just SMS. We will get back to you shortly

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