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Tour Program Georgia & Armenia 15day /14 nights


Tour Program Georgia & Armenia 15day /14 nights

 

 Day1 Tbilisi
  •    Arrival in Tbilisi meeting with our representatives .
•    Transfer to the hotel and check in.
•    Overnight in Tbilisi

 

 Day2 Tbilisi-Bodbe-Sighnaghi-Velistsikhe-Tbilisi
  •    Transfer from Tbilisi to Kakheti region
•    Visit Bodbe Monastery
•    Transfer from Bodbe to Sighnaghi
•    Visit wine cellar “Peasant’s Tears “ – Wine tasting: the host of the place  will give you informations about  his products
•    Sightseeing city of love and enjoy the sights of Alazani Valley
•    Transfer from Sighnaghi to Velistsikhe; visit Nunu’s Farm house  where you can get Master Classes of  Georgian traditional dishes (khinkhali;churchkhela; )
•    Dinner at Nunu’s Farm house;
•    Departure to Tbilisi.
•    Overnight in Tbilisi

 

 Day3 Tbilisi-Mtskheta–Gori–Borjomi-Bakuriani
  •    After breakfast departure to of Mtskheta
•    Visit Cross Monastery and enjoy the sights of Mtskheta from the Cross monastery.
•    After sightseeing renewed Town, visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – One of the major Orthodox Georgian temples and sacred places in Georgia, the place where Christ’s Robe is said to be buried.
•    Lunch
•    Departure to Gori. Visit Stalin’s museum accompanied by a local guide.
•    Visit Borjomi national park and taste world known mineral water Borjomi
•    Drive to Bakuriani - ski resort, 1700m above sea level.
•    Dinner at the hotel and
•    Overnight in Bakuriani.

 

 Day4 Bakuriani - Vardzia – Rabati - Bakuriani
  •    Drive to Samtskhe – Javakheti region
•    Visit Vardzia – Cave city accompanied by a local guide
•    Lunch on the way
•    Departure to Rabati ; sightseeing renewed Castle and museum accompanied by a local guide
•    Back to Bakuriani
•    Dinner and
•    Overnight in Bakuriani.

 

 Day5 Bakuriani-Tbilisi
  •     After the breakfast we will drive to Tbilisi
•    Tbilisi city tour – sightseeing Old Part of Tbilisi: Metekhi church and the statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali - the powerful king of the 5th century who founded the capital of Georgia . Sulfur bath-houses renowned for centuries for their healing quality;
•    Visit the oldest synagogue; then walk from the Synagogue to Sioni Cathedral (6th-7th centuries) and Anchiskhati Church (6th century).
•    Drive up to Mother Georgia statue by cable way and then walk down along the famous Narikala Route to Narikala Fortress (4th century) – one of the oldest fortifications in the city.
•    En-route we enjoy views of Old Town; visit Bridge of Peace
•     Free time - shopping (opportunity of buying Georgian souvenirs)
•     Dinner at restaurant “Mravaljamieri” – degustation Georgian traditional food and wine. Attend on the show of Georgian folk dance and music.
•    Overnight in Tbilisi.

 

 Day6  Tbilisi - Ananuri - Stepantsminda - Tbilisi
  •    Breakfast & departure to  Stepantsminda;
•    On the way visit Ananuri Fortress and Church and Zhinvali reservoir which offers unforgettable view on the way; Learn about the history of the place.
•    Opportunity of buying handmade  socks and hats.
•    On the way Visiting Acidic Mineral Water and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Gudauri – Georgia’s most famous ski resort
•    Drive to Stefantsminda
•    Walk to  Gergety Trinity  (4 km). Possibility to cover the distance by Jeeps.
•    Back to Tbilisi &dinner at restaurant “Bermukha”; Attendance on the show of Georgian Folk dance and music.
•    Overnight in Tbilisi.

 

 Day7 Tbilisi-Sanahin-Haghpat-Dilijan
  •    After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the Border of Georgia and meet with the Armenian tour leaders.
•    Drive to Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries located  in the northern province of Lori, in a wooded area near the city of Alaverdi (178 km from Yerevan), reach of famous medieval monasteries. The 10th century Sanahin Monastery with its ancestral sepulcher, university, library and scriptorium was the administrative and religious center of the Kingdom of Kyurikians. The complex includes the churches of St. Astvatsatsin, Amenaperkich and St. Gregory.
•    Overnight in Dilijan

 

 Day8 Dilijan-Parz lake-Sevan-Yerevan
  /Breakfast & lunch included /
After your breakfast, check out from your hotel At 09.00AM we will pick you up
 
  •    We will drive to Dilijan,  a small paradise in Armenia with its charming nature and extraordinary architecture.
•    Arrival at Parz Lake, one of Dilijan’s most attractive natural sites. It is situated in the northern part of the town at a height of 1400 meters above the sea level. Water in the lake is transparent, a little greenish. The forest is close to the shoreline and the massive trees, leaning to the lake, are reflecting on the hyaline. While Parz lich is a small lake, it has much to offer to each of its visitors:  boats, crafts, fishing etc.
•    Enjoy fish lunch by the lake.
•    We will accompany you to visit Lake Sevan and Sevan Monastery on the peninsula.
•    Drive to Yerevan, check in at the hotel and Overnight in Yerevan.

 

 Day9 Yerevan -Ejmiatsin-Yerevan city tour-History museum
  /Breakfast & lunch included /
After breakfast, we will pick you up at 9:00
 
  •    Pilgrimage to Ejmiatsin Cathedral which is the first official Christian church in the world, built in 301.Ejmiatsin, called New City ( Vagharshapat in the past), lying 20 km from Yerevan, is the city where the Mother Cathedral - the throne of the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians - is located. It was founded in the beginning of the 4th century A.D. According to the Revelation of Gregory the Illuminator, Jesus Christ descended from the heavens and pointed to the site on which the Cathedral was to be built. That is why it was named “Ejmiatsin” which means “The Only Begotten Descended”.
•    Back to Yerevan, we will go to see the panoramic view of the city Along the way we will see the Sports and Concert complex, Kievyan Bridge, Baghramyan Avenue, the Presidential Palace, the Academy of Sciences, the National Parliament, the Writers Union,  the Opera House, and Republic Square.
•    We will  then visit to the History museum of Armenia.
•    Overnight in Yerevan

 

 Day10 Yerevan-Khor Virap-Areni village-Noravank-Yerevan
  /breakfast & lunch included/
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel
 
  •    We will drive to Ararat Region, visit Khor Virap Monastery. If you want to see Mt. Ararat at its best, we will highly recommend you to visit Khor Virap. It was a royal dungeon in Artashat (Artaxata), the ancient capital of Armenia which is located just in front of the biblical mountain.
•    We will then drive to the Vayots Dzor Region to visit Winery and tasting wine  in Areni Village.
•    We will visit the architectural complex of Noravank  /13-14th centuries/
•    At the end of the tour, we will transfer you back to hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Yerevan.
•    Overnight in Yerevan

 

 Day11 Yerevan–Saghmosavank-Alphabet park monument-Amberd fortress-Ashtarak
  /breakfast & lunch included/
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 09.00AM.
 
  •    We will visit  Saghmosavank, is a 13th-century Armenian monastic complex located in the village of Saghmosavan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia.
•    Alphabet Park-Armenian Alphabet Monument is located in the village of Artashavan, at the east side bottom of Mt. Aragats. It was erected in 2005 to celebrate the 1600 anniversary of creation of theArmenian alphabet by the design of the famous Armenian architect Jim Torosyan. The monument is an interesting demonstration of the stone carvings of 39 Armenian letters. The Armenian alphabet has been used to write the Armenian language since the year 405 or 406 and is still used today
•    We will then proceed to Amberd Fortress- the castle ruins of Amberd comprised an area of 1500 sq. meters. Currently in a ruined state, Amberd Fortress Castle - meaning a “fortress of clouds” - was one of primary military-defensive points of the Armenian Kingdom. The complex of Amberd Fortress Castle includes the defensive walls, the castle, bath and the church. The construction of the fortress lasted several centuries. It’s surrounded and protected by the gorge on three sides, and only the northern side remains unprotected. According to some sources, parts of the castle were built in the 7th century. It used to serve as the summer residence for Armenian Kings and Princes.
•     We will visit P.Proshyan house-museum at Ashtarak City and enjoy lunch followed by a national show before heading back to Yerevan. Return to hotel.
•    Overnight in Yerevan

 

 Day12 Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-Yerevan
  /Breakfast & lunch included/
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 09.00AM.
 
  •    We will drive to Garni village to visit the ancient architectural complex of Garni (3rd century B.C. - 1st c. A.D.). Located 28 kilometers away from Yerevan, in the province of Kotayk, it includes a fortress, a palace and a pagan temple. On this triangular plateau, plunging from a height of 300 meters to the rushing River Azat, stand the ruins of a powerful fortress with huge basalt slabs designed for defense of the royal summer residence of Armenia.
•    We will then visit Geghard Monastery. The cave monastery of Ayrivank or Geghard. 6 kilometers from Garni, dates back to the 4th century. Subsequently destroyed, it was rebuilt in the 12th century. The main Cathedral of the Virgin Mary was erected in 1215. The spear that pierced Christ's body is believed to have been kept here. That is why the monastery was named Geghard ('Spear' translated from Armenian). It is a unique complex of churches carved into the mountain and linked to each other by a series of tunnels and caves. On the way out of Geghard you can participate to the Armenian bread- called lavash- making process & taste lavash just out of oven .
•    At the end of the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Yerevan. .
•    Overnight in Yerevan

 

 Day13 Yerevan–day at leisure
  /Breakfast & lunch included/
 
  •    This is a great opportunity to visit Brandy & Cognac Factory
& you will have free time to do a little shopping for souvenir for your friends or family.
•    Overnight inYerevan

 

 Day14 Yerevan-Tbilisi
  After breakfast, check out with your luggage & transfer to the Armenian-Georgian border
 
  •    Meeting with Georgian representatives.
•    Transfer to the hotel.
•    Overnight in Tbilisi.

 

 Day15 Tbilisi- End of the tour
  •    After breakfast, check out from the hotel & transfer to the Tbilisi International airport.