WPCS 2.0.2
tours to armenia
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Location: Georgia and Armenia
Price: $ 1040
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Day 1: Tbilisi City — tour

  • Arrival at the international Airport of Georgia. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Tbilisi.
  • City tour of Tbilisi — the ancient capital of Georgia.
  • A trip to the Sioni Cathedral and the Metekhi Monastery, built on the rocky bank of the Kura River in the 13th century.
  • Visiting Anchiskhati — the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi.
  • Excursion round Sameba, the highest cathedral in Caucasus.
  • Lunch in Tbilisi (Traditional Georgian Restaurant)
  • Visit to the fortress of Narikala. You will enjoy a beautiful view from the fortress.
  • Visiting sulfur baths, which, according to legend, were found during hunting by Vakhtang Gorgasali, the king of Iberia .
  • Transfer to the hotel. Free time

Day 2: Tbilisi — Uplistsikhe — Gori — Mtskheta — Jvari — Tbilisi

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Trip to Uplistsikhe — a tour of the pre-Christian cave city.
  • Lunch.
  • Trip to the city of Gori — the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. Visiting the Stalin House — Museum is acquaintance with the things belonging to Stalin, including a part of his furniture from his study rooms, gifts to Stalin. The museum features Stalin’s personal railroad car-carriage.
  • Excursion to Mtskheta — the first capital of the ancient Eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd c. BC to V in. Here the Georgians adopted Christianity in 337 AD.
  • Visit to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century), the main Orthodox church in Georgia, built on the site of the former Zoroastrian temple. Also, an excursion around the Samtavro temple, and the fortress of Bebris Tsikhe.
  • Visit to the monastery of Jvari (6th century). A beautiful landscape opening from the temple and overlooking the confluence of the two major rivers Aragvi and Mktvari.
  • Return to Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.

Day 3: Tbilisi — Sighnaghi — Bodbe — Tbilisi

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • A trip to the town of Signaghi (16th century), one of the most beautiful cities in Georgia.
  • Visit to Gvirabi is a unique ancient wine cellar where you can taste and enjoy fine Georgian wines.
  • Excursion to the monastery of St. Nina Bodbe (9th c.). Saint Nina, who brought Christianity to Georgia, is buried there.
  • Lunch.
  • Return to Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.

Day 4: Tbilisi — Ananuri — Kazbegi — Gergeti Sameba — Tbilisi

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • A trip to Ananuri, a fortress by the Aragvi River, which never ceases to excite people’s imagination.
  • Excursion to Mount Kazbegi (the highest point is 5047 m). You will cross the Jvari pass (2400 m above sea level).
  • Visit to the church of Gergeti Sameba (Holy Trinity), which is beautifully located at the foot of the mountain Kazbeg, on a hill 2170 meters high. The road to the church will take about 2 hours.
  • Lunch.
  • Return to Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.

Day 5: Tbilisi — Akhtala — Haghpat — Sanahin — Dilijan

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel.
  • Crossing the Georgian / Armenian border at the Bagratashen checkpoint.
  • A trip to Akhtala castle (10th century), an important strategic point of the kingdom of Kyurikyan – Bagratuni.
  • Visiting Haghpat Monastery (10th century). It is believed that the monastery is the holy water, which has healing properties and helps people with heart disease.
  • Lunch.
  • Tour to Sanahin monastery —  religious and cultural center during the reign of Kyurikids (10 – 12 century).
  • Trip to Dilijan town. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Dilijan — Haghartsin — Sevan — Noradus — Selim — Jermuk

  •  Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel.
  • Visiting a beautiful monastery —  Haghartsin (12th century), hidden between wooded hills and cliffs.
  • Drive to Lake Sevan, which is the pearl of Armenia and the largest freshwater basin in Eurasia and the second largest Alpine lake in the world. Sevan is situated at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level. Visiting Sevanavank monastery (9th century).
  • Lunch in Sevan (tasting fish from the lake).
  • Excursion to the ancient village of Noratus, famous for its large ancient cemetery, where there are more than 900 exquisitely ornamented khachkars (cross – stone). All the cross – stones differ from one another forming unique patterns and compositional characteristics.
  • A trip to Selim caravanserai (Inn) (2410 m above sea level), which was built along the mountain pass of Vardenyats in 1332 to accommodate weary travelers and their animals travelling along the silk road from Eastern Asia to the Mediterranean and back.
  • Visiting the town of Jermuk — Spa and climatic resort (2080 m above sea level), which produces the world – famous mineral water «Jermuk».
  • Dinner and overnight in Jermuk.

Day 7: Jermuk — Zorac Karer — Tatev — Khndzoresk — Goris

  •  Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel.
  • Visiting Jermuk waterfall and Galleries of mineral waters, where you can drink warm mineral water. Gallery of mineral water —  a business card and symbol of the town, built in the classic style of Armenian architecture.
  • A trip to Zorats Karer, the ancient Observatory (Armenian Karahunj), which is 7000 years old. The phrase « Zorats Karer» is literally translated from Armenian as «an army of stones».  Armenian Karahunj has similarities with English Stonehenge.
  • Tour of Tatev monastery — unique monument of Armenian architecture built in the 9th century. Tatev without exaggeration can be considered one of the most beautiful and amazing places on the Planet. By the monastery there is the longest reverse ropeway in the world (5752 m), ranked in the Guinness Book of Records.
  • Lunch in a traditional Armenian restaurant.
  • A visit to the village of Khndzoresk, which is famous for its ancient cave dwellings on the hillside. «Dead city» of the living descendants holds many unsolved mysteries. In Khndzoresk there is a winging bridge, which runs across a deep and incredibly beautiful canyon, with its cliffs and caves.
  • Trip to Goris. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Goris — Noravank — Wine Factory «Areni» — «Bird Cave» — Khor Virap — Yerevan

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel.
  • Trip to Noravank monastery (9 – 13th centuries) is one of the most magnificent medieval monuments of Armenia, located on the ledge of narrow winding gorge with rare red rocks. This is truly a masterpiece of Armenian architecture.
  • Lunch in the refectory of Noravank monastery.
  • Excursion to the winery in Areni village, where wine from local grapes is produced (wine tasting).
  • A trip to the karst caves in Areni, also known as the «Bird’s Cave», where a 5500 year — old leather shoe was found.
  • Tour to Khor Virap monastery (literally translated as «deep dungeon») (7 – 17th centuries). You will see the underground pit where the first Patriarch of Armenian Apostolic Church St. Grigor Lusavorich (Saint Gregory the Illuminator) languished in prison for 13 years. The monastery is located 50 km away from Yerevan on the Armenian – Turkish border. You will enjoy the wonderful view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.
  • Return to Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.

Day 9: Yerevan City — tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Panoramic tour round Yerevan city — the ancient capital of Armenia, which is 29 years older than Rome. Tour Itinerary: «Mother Armenia» monument offers a nice overview of the whole city, the Opera House, Republic  Square, «Cascade» architectural complex, the Museum of Contemporary Art named Cafesjian, the monument to the hero of «David Sasuntsi» Armenian epos.
  • Lunch in Yerevan (Armenian traditional restaurant).
  • Visiting «Tsitsernakaberd» Memorial and the Armenian Genocide Museum of 1915.
  • Visit Eastern market and fair «Vernissage», where you can buy souvenirs, gifts, jewelry and other handmade products from wood, stone, including precious, silver and other materials (full working days Saturday and Sunday).
  • Transfer to the hotel. Free time.

Day 10: Transfer to the airport. Departure.

 

The price is per person on basis of DBL/TWIN occupancy and includes all taxes and duties.

To find out the cost of the tour for groups of more than 6 people, Contact Us!

The tour price includes:
  • 3* Hotel accommodation (4 nights in Tbilisi, 2 nights in Yerevan, 1 night in Dilijan, Jermuk and Goris)
  • Meals — breakfast, lunch and 3 dinners
  • Transfer to / from the airport
  • All transfers (comfortable minibus or bus with air conditioning)
  • Services of professional English-speaking guides
  • Wine tasting in Areni village
  • Entrance tickets (where necessary)
The tour price does NOT include:
  • Alcoholic beverages (in restaurants)
  • Air tickets

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Notes. Please note the following information:
  1. Accommodation in other hotels on request.
  2. The first and last days can be changed depending on the time of your flight arrival/departure.
  3. We can arrange this tour at any time convenient for you.
  4. We can change the program and sightseeing objects and create a personal tour at your option.
  5. The hotel check in starts at 14:00. Depending on the arrival / departure time, early/late check-in are possible. If necessary, we can book an extra night in the hotel (additional charges apply).
  6. Room cleaning is in accordance with the rules of the hotel.
  7. For security purposes, all our tourists and those who depend on weather conditions (fog, sleet, rain, snow, etc.), may change the tour program or completely resign (with refunds for not attending a particular facility included in the tour program).