Tour of Georgia and Armenia

14 Days

Travel dates

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
May 28, 2023 Available €1.880
9 Available
July 23, 2023 Available €1.880
14 Available
September 17, 2023 Available €1.880
14 Available

A Caucasus tour that combines the most important destinations in Georgia with the most beautiful sights in Armenia.

Travel dates 2023

28.05.-11.06.2023
23.07.-06.08.2023
17.09.-01.10.2023

Overview

A Caucasus tour that combines the most important destinations in Georgia with the most beautiful sights in Armenia.
You go with our experienced Georgian and Armenian guides in a comfortable Ford Transit Minibus. You stay in good 3*star hotels and enjoy the delicious National cuisines of the two neighboring countries.

Highlights of the tour

  • The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi
  • The hermit monastery of David Gareji in the steppe
  • Visit the rich region of Kakheti
  • On the Georgian Military Road to the Greater Caucasus
  • Hiking in the mountain village of Juta on 2400 m above the sea
  • The old Georgian capital Mtskheta
  • Dilijan - the "Little Switzerland" of Armenia
  • Hiking in Dilijan National Park
  • The beautiful lake Sevan
  • The world longest cable car to ancient Tatev Monastery
  • The beautiful Armenian capital Yerevan
  • Famous monastery Khor Virap with the marvelous view to Mount Ararat
  • Farewell evening at our host family in Gyumri

Itinerary

Your arrival should be on Saturday. The travel program starts on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at your hotel with a city tour. The overnight stay from Saturday to Sunday is included in the tour price. Overnight in Tbilisi, Hotel 3*

Today you will meet your nice Georgian tour guide who will accompany you in the coming days. You start at 10.00 a.m. with the city tour of Tbilisi. You will see, among other things, the Old Town, Sioni Church, Narikala Fortress and Rustaveli Prospect. Lunch and then free time. Big welcome evening in a cozy restaurant with excellent Georgian food.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure at 9:00 am Today we head into the steppe region to the picturesque cave monastery of David Gareja. We drive to the Georgian/Azerbaijani border. Visit to the complex with the monastery. In the town of Udabno in the Oasis Club there is a small snack bar. Continue to Sighnaghi in the fertile agricultural region. Here we have 1-2 hours to stroll through the beautifully restored fortress town and enjoy the breathtaking view of the wide Alazani valley and the Greater Caucasus mountain range. In the late afternoon we drive to our comfortable accommodation near Telavi. Dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour of Kakheti. First we visit in Wardisubani the production of the traditional amphorae made of clay, the “Kwevri” at our Zaza. You then drive to the bustling Telavi Bazaar, where you can experience the variety of agricultural products of the region. You can shop here as you please and taste one or the other specialty.
In the afternoon we go to Tsinandali to the estate of the Chavchavadze princely family with its beautiful landscape park. The pretty little museum is well worth a visit and depicts the life of the Georgian nobility in the 19th century. Dinner in a nice restaurant in Telavi.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The famous Georgian military road takes you to the Greater Caucasus today. On the military road is the important fortress of Ananuri, which dominated the valley of the Aragvi river. Short stop for a visit. Then you continue over the Cross Pass of 2395 meters on the north side of the Caucasus to Stepantsminda -formerly Kazbegi. The place is idyllically situated at the foot of the Mount Kasbek – at 5033 meters one of the most beautiful mountains in the Caucasus. In the afternoon you visit the legendary Church of the Trinity “Zminda Sameba”. You drive up to 2150 meters in off-road vehicles and enjoy impressive panoramas in all directions.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Short drive to the Khevsurian mountain village of Juta. The place is located at 2,214 meters, making it the second highest village in Georgia. Hike of 3-4 hours in one of the most beautiful high valleys in Georgia to the Chaukhi massif up to about 2,500 meters. If you don’t want to hike, you can make yourself comfortable on the beautiful meadows and enjoy the silence of the mountains with a picnic in nature. Return to Stepantsminda in the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you visit the old Georgian capital Mtskheta and the Jvari Monastery. You have plenty of time to see the important UNESCO World Heritage Site under the guidance of your guide. In the evening you have free time and can stroll along the traditional Georgian gift bazaar.

Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will leave Georgia and start the second part of your journey. You can look forward to another wonderful country in the Caucasus. You will meet your nice Armenian guide at the border. The first stop will be the resort town of Dilijan – the “Little Switzerland” of Armenia. Small snack followed by a visit to the historic old town. The Haghartsin Monastery, from the 10th to the 14th century, is also one of the main sights.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we take a nice, leisurely hike in the national park of Dilijan. If you don’t want to hike, you can go for a walk in town. In the evening we relax together in our pretty accommodation.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive along Lake Sevan, the largest freshwater lake in Armenia and with its altitude of about 1,900 meters above sea level also one of the largest high mountain lakes in the world. Continue to the town of Jegheghis, which is very scenic and surrounded by mountains and picturesque landscapes. In the afternoon you have free time. Dinner and overnight in a nice inn.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You continue south to the town of Tatev. On the way you will also visit the famous stone circle Zorakarer near Sisian – a Bronze Age burial ground with an ancient settlement. Arriving in Tatev, you take an exciting cable car ride up to the 9th-century Tatev Monastery. At 5,750 meters, the cable car is the longest aerial tramway in the world.  Stay overnight in Goris, which is close by.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On today’s trip you will drive from Goris to Yeghegnadzor village. The place is best known as a grape growing region. Snack. Then you visit the impressive cave excavation site at Areni. Here the world’s oldest, completely preserved leather shoe and the oldest manufacture production from the Copper Age were discovered.
Continue to the famous Khor Virap monastery with the splendid views to Mount Ararat. According to legend, King Trdat III. in 288 AD Gregory the Illuminator entered a cave. He held him captive there for 13 long years to convert him from the Christian faith. Since the torture could not bend Gregory and he healed the king from a skin disease that was considered incurable, Trdat III. baptized with his family and court in 301. From now on, he decreed that the Armenians – as the first people in history – adopted Christianity as the state religion. You will stay overnight in the Armenian capital Yerevan. free time in the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning you drive to the outskirts of Yerevan, where you visit the old Geghard Monastery and the famous Hellenistic Temple of Garni. Lunch and drive back to Yerevan. In the afternoon you can explore the city on your own. In the evening you take a leisurely stroll through the interesting metropolis, followed by dinner in an excellent Armenian restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Gyumri, the second largest city in the country. The place where the city rises has been inhabited since about the 5th century BC. Today’s city was founded in the area of ​​a Russian fortress. Until 1924 it was called Alexandropol, then Leninakan. The entire region was badly hit by the 1988 earthquake, but much of the city has since been nicely restored. The old town in particular, with its typical buildings made of red and black volcanic rock, is worth seeing. After a short walk, you will also visit a young designer and her studio. Leisure. In the evening you are invited to an Armenian host family for a big farewell evening. Gyumri is a very warm city and the residents are always interested in a conversation and the guests of the country.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Return to the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Before leaving you will visit the Gyumri Bazaar. Here you can find delicate Armenian specialties, such as special fruity sweets, but also famous flavored hard sausages and cheeses refined with herbs. If you wish, you can take a small snack with you for the journey. Arrive in Tbilisi around 16:00. Farewell to your tour guide. In the evening you have free time and can take a last stroll through Tbilisi or visit the famous sulfur baths.

Breakfast
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Departure

Transfer to the airport and departure.

Breakfast

Our services

Included services

  • Organization and implementation
  • All transfers from/to Tbilisi Airport (Kutaisi on request)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Overnight stay in a double or twin room according to the program
  • Travel in a comfortable vehicle, depending on the number of participants
  • Meals according to the program
  • All entrance fees according to the program
  • Welcome evening in the restaurant
  • Food tastings in Georgia and in Armenia
  • Joint farewell evening in an Armenian family
  • Entry to Armenia only with a valid passport

Not included services

  • Flight to/from Tbilisi
  • tips

Travel dates

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
May 28, 2023 Available €1.880
9 Available
July 23, 2023 Available €1.880
14 Available
September 17, 2023 Available €1.880
14 Available

FAQs

Is a visa required for Armenia?

No, you can enter with your valid passport.

How strenuous are the hikes?

On this trip are easy hikes of 1-2 hours. If you don’t want to hike, you can wait in the nature close to in the vehicle.

Travel route

What our guests say

Dear Team of Kaukasus-Reisen,
I would like to thank you for the beautiful trip with David through Georgia and Armenia. He was the best tour guide I could have wished for. Knowledgeable, full of love for his homeland and caring about myself, I was able to get to know some of the great landscape and cultural assets of both countries with him. Only Ararat didn’t want to show himself. So the idea remains to take another trip with Caucasus Travel.
Greetings from a wet and cold Germany, G.R.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of Kaukasus-Reisen,
Unfortunately, the Georgian part of our trip is already over and we saw a lot under the expert guidance of Mr. Kakhiashvilli and got a deep insight into the country and its people. We asked Otto holes in the stomach and he answered all of them patiently and extensively. It was a great pleasure for us and you can be proud to have such a capable employee. Many thanks to all of you for the smooth organization.

The Armenia part was just as perfect as the Georgia part.
A good travel guide, great destinations, good weather are all ingredients that guarantee success.
All in all, the trip was a great experience and we will be busy promoting “Kaukasus-Reisen” at home.

Thank you and your team for everything.
Kind regards,
family B

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Tour of Georgia and Armenia
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Heiner & Teona