Georgia and Armenia Uncovered

02/06/2021 through 09/28/2022
02/06/2021 through 10/01/2022
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Georgia And Armenia Uncovered
Wander far off the beaten track on this Georgia and Armenia trip, from wine tasting to the holy spring and spiritual songs of Geghard Monastery. Get to grips with local life in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains and learn how to make lavash with a family in Garni.


Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Tbilisi and Yerevan with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Goris
  • Visit Bodbe Monastery in Sighnaghi, Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Stalin’s Museum in Gori, Yerevan’s Genocide Memorial and a local brandy distillery
  • View Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, four UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Jvari Monastery, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the monastic complex of Haghpat, Lake Sevan, the cross-stones in Noratus, the Wings of Tatev cableway, Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, the Cascade Complex in Yerevan and the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy a master class in Georgian bread making and churchkhela sweets at a Be My Guest lunch and wine tasting in Kakabet village. (Day 4) Visit Iago’s wine cellar in Chardakhi and sample local wines as Iago and his wife Marina regale you with tales of their lives as wine producers. (Day 5) Meet a local family in Garni who will teach you how to make lavash, paired with cheese and greens. (Day 10)
  • Dive Into Culture Indulge in Russian pancakes and homemade tea with a local in Fioletovo village. (Day 6) Explore the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery and settle in for a moving performance of Armenian spiritual songs. (Day 10)
  • Make Travel Matter In Shinuhayr village, your visit helps to fund the local community who make their living through the crafting of traditional wool carpets. (Day 8)


Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Tbilisi
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Day 2 Explore Colourful Tbilisi
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Day 3 Onwards to Mtskheta and on to Akhaseni
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Day 4 Off to Sighnaghi and return to Tbilisi
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Day 5 A Day in Uplistsikhe and Gori
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Day 6 Continue to Monastic Haghpat and Dilijan
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Day 7 Admire Stunning Lake Sevan and Goris
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Day 8 Journey to the Tatev Complex, Ararat Valley and on to Yerevan
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Day 9 Discover Historic Yerevan
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Day 10 A Day Exploring Geghard Monastery
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Day 11 Farewell Yerevan
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