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EXGA - Best of Georgia & Armenia

Georgia and Armenia may sound like unconventional destinations, but trust us, they ought to top your list of places to visit. Our eight-day trip is a wonderful showcase of the cultural and natural highlights the Caucasus Region has to offer, with a huge helping of beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine to boot. Stroll the narrow streets of Tbilisi, tour ancient monasteries, stare down massive mountain ranges, visit with friendly locals, and soak up all the exotic culture of this underexplored region.

Inclusions

Hands-On: Local Lunch and Traditional Cooking Demonstration, Geghard Hands-On: Local Lunch and Wine Tasting, Kakheti
Echmiadzin visit
Khor Virap visit
Garni Roman temple and gorge visit
Lake Sevan stop with visit to monasteries
Sanahin visit
City tour of Tbilisi
Georgian Military Road drive
Mtskheta's UNESCO-listed churches visit
Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral visit
Hike to Uplistsikhe Cave
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $1,999
Start Location
Yerevan, Armenia
End Location
Tbilisi, Armenia
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
08 Jun 201815 Jun 20181AUD $2,099
06 Jul 201813 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,999 
11 Jul 201820 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,999 
03 Aug 201810 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,999 
07 Sep 201814 Sep 20186AUD $2,099
05 Oct 201812 Oct 20181AUD $2,099
03 May 201910 May 201916AUD $2,099
07 Jun 201914 Jun 201916AUD $2,099
05 Jul 201912 Jul 201916AUD $1,999
02 Aug 201909 Aug 201916AUD $1,999
16 Aug 201923 Aug 201916AUD $1,999
06 Sep 201913 Sep 201916AUD $2,099
20 Sep 201927 Sep 201916AUD $2,099
04 Oct 201911 Oct 201916AUD $2,099
11 Oct 201918 Oct 201916AUD $2,099
Itinerary
Day 1 - Yerevan
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Yerevan/Echmiadzin
Drive to Echmiadzin to visit its famous cathedral. Later, enjoy a city tour of Yerevan, followed by a visit to the Genocide Memorial. Take some free time to explore the city of Yerevan.
Day 3 - Yerevan/Khor Virap/Garni
Explore Khor Virap and visit its monastery with fantastic views of Mt Ararat. Continue to the Roman temple of Garni. Enjoy lunch in a local home and watch how traditional lavash bread is made. Return to Yerevan with time to visit the main market or stroll the cafe-lined streets of the city.
Day 4 - Yerevan/Haghpat
Drive to the largest lake in the Caucasus region, Lake Sevan, and stop into charming monasteries along the way. Continue to Haghpat via Molokan-minority villages stopping to enjoy a local lunch in a Molokan village. Overnight in Haghpat surrounded by breathtaking views of the Debet canyon.
Day 5 - Haghpat/Tbilisi
Visit Haghpat Monestary and UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Sanahin. Cross into Georgia before arriving in Tbilisi in time for a guided tour of the city. Visit the Old Town, Metekhi Temple, the Abanotubani 'bath district' and the Narikala, the main fortress in Tbilisi.
Day 6 - Tblisi/Kakheti Province
Experience a full day in the Kakheti Province, dotted with churches and vineyards. Enjoy breathaking views of the Kizikhi area and Sighnaghi. Stop for lunch at a local vineyard including a wine tasting. Head back to Tbilisi for the night.
Day 7 - Tblisi/Uplistsikhe
Drive the famous Georgian Military Road to Mtskheta, ancient capital of Georgia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Continue to Uplistsikhe cave town and on through the dramatic Aragvi River Valley. Return to Tbilisi in the evening.
Day 8 - Tbilisi
Depart at any time.