Explore the Christian Pearls of Caucasus-Armenia and Georgia. Feel the mystery of ancient monasteries of the First Christian countries.

Brief overview of the Tour

Meeting in Tbilisi International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi. After breakfast you will see the capital-Tbilisi and the must see sights of Georgia-Jvari and Mtskheta(UNESCO). Drive to Armenia.

During the days dedicated to Armenia you will see the First Cathedral in the World. Visit  the UNESCO sights of the country,  get acquainted with the local traditions, have a jeeping to the gorge to see volcanic columns looking like musical instrument Organ. Driving to the South of Armenia, you will take the longest aerial tram recorded in Guinness in 2010. You will see the breathtaking  gorge of Vorotan river from 320 m high. You will also have an opportunity of being in the cave city Khndzoresk. You can either admire the beauty of the old cave city from vista point or you can enter the caves and imagine the everyday life  of its  inhabitants. Don’t miss one of the highlights of the region-160m long and 63 m high  swinging bridge of Khndzoresk! After breakfast in Goris, drive to the North-East through Vardenyats (Selim) pass. You will get the second largest Mountain Lake in the World-Sevan.  The tour will be over in Tbilisi International Airport.

 

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Inclusions:

  • Comfortable Transport (driver’s discounted meals are included)
  • Accommodation in Yerevan (if selected)
  • Professional Tour Guide (guide’s   and discounted meals included)
  • Armenian bread baking ceremony, unlimited traditional sandwiches (fresh bread, homemade cheese, greens)
  • Entrance Fee to Garni temple
  • A bottle of Water per day

 

Optional:

  • Lunch (10 € per person per day) Appetizers/ Main Dish/ Dessert/ Still or Sparkling water/ tea or coffee
  •  Dinner  (12 € per person) Appetizers/Soup/ Main Dish/ Dessert/ Still or Sparkling water/ tea or coffee/ one glass of wine
  • Airport transfers 7 € per person per transfer

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Additional info: Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Voucher: Paper Voucher is required. please present a printed copy of this voucher on the day of your activity. You may be refused entry if you do not present a printed copy of your voucher.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the booked departure, your paid amount will be refunded without any cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3-6 days in advance, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the tour, there is 100 percent cancellation fee.

Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel in Yerevan or the Republic square

Tour starts: The tour starts at 10:00 a.m. from the Republic Square.

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Day 1

Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport

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Day 2

Tour in Tbilisi-Jvari-Mtskheta-Haghpat

After breakfast in the hotel, you will have a nice walking tour in the historic center of Tbilisi. You will also visit the spiritual center of Georgian Orthodox Church-Mtskheta and the Medieval monastery of Jvari (UNESCO sights). Don’t miss your chance of enjoying the amazing view from Jvari. After the tour you will have lunch with authentic Georgian food. Drive to Armenia and have a rest in one of the most beautiful places of the country -Haghpat. This is a village situated on a plateau not far from the city Alaverdi. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and have a rest in the hotel. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Haghpat.


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Day 3

Haghpat -Sanahin-Lunch Time-Armenian Alphabet Park- Yerevan

Visit two of the biggest and the most beautiful monastic complexes of Armenia-Haghpat and Sanahin (X-XIII c. UNESCO). On the slopes of the Mount Aragats stop in the Armenian Alphabet park, founded in 2005 celebrating 1500 years of the Alphabet. Drive to Yerevan.



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Day 4

Yerevan-Khor Virap-Echmiatsin-Genocide Museum and Memorial-City Tour

Following the traces of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, we will visit the Holiest places for Armenians as the First Christian Nation. It was in Khor Virap, where Gregory was condemned to die, but remained alive by miracle and 13 years later (301-303 )founded the Cathedral ( UNESCO) of the First Christian state. In the Mother Cathedral of Saint Echmiatsin there is a museum of the relics of the Armenian Church, such as: Relic of the Holy Cross, Holy Lance, relic of the Noah’s Ark, relics of Saint John. After paying a visit to the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial, you will know the secret of the Salvation of the first Christian Nation. During this city tour you will see the cuneiform inscription that dates back to the VIII century B.C. and indicates the foundation of the city in 782 B.C. Explore the rare examples of the XIX century Yerevan. The XX century Yerevan represents the revival of the Armenian Nation. So, you will see: the Opera House, The Republic Square, and Cascade, the Parliament House, , the Mother Armenia monument, Abovyan street, Mashtots Ave. and much more.

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Day 5

Yerevan-Noravank-Tatev-Yerevan

Ready for a long trip full of unforgettable impressions? This is a trip towards the South of Armenia. Continuing your way towards the South, take the Longest and the Highest Aerial Tram in the World to get one of the most beautiful and the most important Monastic Complexes in Armenia-Tatev. Taking the aerial tram called the Wings of Tatev, you will “fly” above the gorge of Vorotan river by the longest and the highest aerial tram in the World recorded in Guinness. You will see the Nature of the amazing mountainous region of Syunik from the birds eye view. Driving towards Yerevan you will see the cave where the oldest shoe in the world was found. Visit one of the most beautiful sights of Armenia-Noravank. Drive through the narrow gorge surrounded by reddish rocks and, on the top of the hill, you will see this masterpiece of Medieval Armenian architecture.

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Day 6

Yerevan -Gyumri Sunday Liturgy/Armenian Rite-City tour -Lunch Time –Folk theatre in Byurakan- Yerevan

Gyumri is the second largest city of Armenia. In the XIX-XX centuries, the most active cultural life was here. The mix of black and red volcanic tufa stone two-storied buildings make the historic center more attractive. The Kumayri Historic District, is like a museum under the open air, and has a big number of 18th and 19th century buildings. This is the only place in the country where people can see an authentic historic Armenian city. In 2015 Holy Martyrs Armenian Catholic Church was inaugurated. This is the new Cathedral of the Armenian Catholics in the Republic. In 2016 Pope Francis visited Gyumri and celebrated Holy Liturgy in the main square of the city.

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Day 7

Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-Sevan-Dilijan-Haghpat or Tbilisi

During this trip you’ll visit two of the must-see sights of Armenia: the cave monastery Geghard(UNESCO) and the pagan temple of Garni. Geghard monastery is one of the masterpieces of the medieval Armenian architecture. Garni temple is the only pagan temple of Greco-Roman style in the territory of all the post-soviet countries. You are going to see one of the biggest mountain lakes in the world-Lake Sevan. On the peninsula of the lake you will visit Sevanavank (IV-IX centuries) where there is one of the unique All-Savior Armenian cross stones. Dilijan is one of the cities of the best craftsmen in Armenia. You will be on the craftsmen street, will get acquainted with the local artisans.Continue your way to Tbilisi enjoying the landscape of Tavush province.

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Day 8

Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. Departure.

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