1 Day. The Charm of Tbilisi.

Our evening recommendation – relaxing in ancient sulfuric baths which were beloved of literature classics Aleksander Pushkin and Aleksander Duma. There is a saying – if you haven’t been in Tbilisi baths means you haven’t been in Tbilisi. You can order a pot of tea or…massage and have a good time with your friends in a separate bath room (1 hour perroom costs about 25-50 USD).

  • Overnight in Tbilisi.

2 Day. Up to the mountains. 

3 Day. First day in the homeland of wine – Kakheti region.

4 Day. Discovering Kakheti – historical monuments, wine and Kakhetian cuisine.

  • Excursions of the day:
  • Gremi architectural complex of 16-17th Centuries.
  • Nekresi Monastic Complex
  • Excursion to one of the longest wine tunnels (Kvareli village) with the total length of 7.7 km.
  • Tasting of wine and chacha (Georgian spirit drink).
  • Kakhetian cuisine or „make by yourself“: baking traditional bread and making of Georgian sweet – churchkhela (called Georgian snickers).
  • Bodbe Monastery.
  • Traditional Georgian dinner - Supra.
  • Overnight in Sighnaghi.

5 Day. Impressive cave town and evening in capital city.

6 day. Goodbye Georgia, hello Armenia!

  • Early departure from Tbilisi to the border of Armenia (Sadakhlo-Bagratashen). Changing the bus ant meeting Armenian guide.
  • Excursion of the day:
  • Vanadzor - a town largely constructed from multi-color tuf /tufa/ stone.
  • Wonderful monasteries Haghpat and Sanahin where artistic merits transcend the limits of the national culture (UNESCO recognized).
  • Lunch  in Alaverdi
  • Overnight in Alaverdi or Vanadzor.

7 day. Armenian Ancient Sites.

  • After breakfast heading to Yerevan. On the way:
  • Artashavan – New Complex of Armenian Letters: “It is difficult to express the deep feeling Armenians have for their language, which many regard as the lifeblood of their culture”.
  • Ashtarak where you can find numerous churches or various ancient buildings at every turn;
  • Oshakan known as the last resting place of  Mesrop Mashtots
  • Making traditional Armenian bread, called lavash.
  • Overnight in Yerevan

8 Day. Yerevan city tour.

  • Erebouni Fortress which was founded in 782 BC.
  • Arin-Berd hill where ancient fortress are located.
  • Tsitsernakaberd memorial and museum to the 1915 Genocide – one of the most impressive monuments in Yerevan.
  • Matenadaran - Depository and Museum of ancient manuscripts
  • Cascade and  Gerard  Cafesjian Art Museum which is Armenia’s largest repository of modern art.
  • Lunch in Armenian Traditional Restaurant.
  • Overnight in Yerevan.

9 Day. Some more history.

  • Excursions of the day:
  • Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – the “religious capital” and the seat of the Supreme Patriarch-Catholics of all Armenians.
  • Hripsime and Gayane Churches (7th c) named after the faithful virgins, these churches are dedicated to the virgins Hripsime and Gayane, 3rd century followers of Christ who were martyred.
  • The magnificent ruins of Zvartnots (celestial angels) Cathedral (7th c) which will show you the uniqueness of Armenian church architecture, where once stood an impressive three-tiered circular structure with a spectacular central dome.
  • Lunch in Etcmiadzin.
  • Overnight in Yerevan.

10 day. Visiting wine region.

  • Excursions of the day:
  • Khor Virap Monastery (St. Gregory the Illuminator’s underground pit).
  • Stop for amazing view of Biblical Mt. Ararat: “The blessed Mountain for Armenians”.
  • Visit to “Areni Winery” in Areni village at Vayots Dzor Province which is the most prolific wine making region of Armenia and has been throughout history. Wine tasting.
  • Noravank Monastery.
  • Lunch in Noravank.
  • Back to Yerevan.
  • Overnight in Yerevan.

11 Day. The best of Armenian Nature Sites.

  • Garni the rare pre-Christian pagan monument maintained in Armenia;
  • Geghard (Cave monastery) architectural complex in the 12-13th century, cut in one monolithic rock.
  • Famous Lake Sevan“The Emerald of Armenia”, set approximately 1900m above sea level, situated high in the mountains and famed for its glorious and ever-changing hues. On the way – stop by the lakeside churches on the top of peninsula to admire a spectacularly picturesque scene overlooking the lake and distant mountains.
  • Lunch in Sevan
  • Back to Yerevan.
  • Overnight in Yerevan.

12 Day. Departure Day.

  • Transfer to Yerevan Airport with wish to come back ;)

Price includes:

  • Transfer from Tbilsi Airport; transfer to Yerevan Airport
  • Daily comfortable transportation the tour (transport will be changed at Georgian-Armenian border)
  • Profesional local Georgian guide in Georgia, Armenian in Armenia in Russian or English (on request)
  • Accommodation at middle class hotels /guesthouses with breakfast
  • Traditional Georgian dinner supra in Sighnaghi
  • Lunch in Armenia mentioned in program
  • Wine tastings mentioned in program
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Price does not include:

  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals except mentioned in program
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Note, that “Ugo Travel” has the right for slight changes in the program or in its order due to temporal site construction, weather conditions or other reasonable obstacles. Also there might be slight changes in pricelist due to currency changes.