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Caucasus Tour: Armenia - Georgia / 10 days

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Day 1: Arrival

Stop At: Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
Arrival to Zvartnots airport.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight 4star hotel

Day 2: Yerevan - Ejmiatsin - Zvartnots - Yerevan

Stop At: The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Manushyan St, Vagharshapat Armenia
Breakfast. We will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit Erebuni museum, where you will get acquinted with the most prominent events of Armenian history. Then we will continue our excursion to centuries-old monuments Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. These sites are listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, founded in 303, is the official residence of the Catholicos of Armenia. We’ll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built on 7th century by Nerses Builder Catholicos. Get back to Yerevan and overnight there.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel

Day 3: Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Sevan - Yerevan

Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
Take trip to Garni. This Pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserves from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, who was the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. Then we will continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid – 13th century. We will drive to Lake Sevan which is one of the largest lakes in the world. It stands out with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Here we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake. Then we will visit Sevanavank Monastery which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. There are 2 monasteries actually; one of them is destroyed but the other stands still. They have been built in the Middle Ages, around 10th century.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel

Day 4: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Yerevan

Stop At: Noravank Gorge, Noravank Monastery Road, Areni 3604 Armenia
Take trip to Khor Virap Monastery (4-18th cc.). This monastery is very prominent because of its history; Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia, has been imprisoned there about 13 years as at that time there was a prison in the place of the monastery. Here we can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. We will continue our tour to Noravank - a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. This is the only monastery where we may find a unique sculpture of Father God. On our way back we will visit village Areni which is considered to be an important center of wine production industry. You are welcome to taste its excellent wine. Return Yerevan and overnight there.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel

Day 5: Yerevan - Sanahin - Haghpat - Sadakhlo - Tbilisi

Stop At: Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia
Today we will visit two unique monuments of Armenian architecture of X-XIV centuries: the monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Literally the name ’’Sanahin’’ in Armenian means "this one is older than the other," which probably means that this monastery is older of than Haghpat. These two monasteries are very close to each other and can be easily seen from one to the other. Both are located on an uneven plateau, separated by a deep crack formed by a small river that flows into the river Debed. Haghpat Monastery was one of the largest religious, cultural and educational centers of medieval Armenia. After all we will drive to the border between Armenia and Georgia. We’ll change guide and transport and continue the trip in Georgia. Drive to Tbilisi. Overnight there.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel

Day 6: Tbilisi city tour

Stop At: Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia
Today we will have excursion in the capital. Here you may encounter with many religious and cultural builings: churches, sinagoges, mosques which comprise the whole color of 19th century. Visit sulfur bath. Later visit the stunning treasury History Museum and the National Art Museum of Georgia (depends which will be open). After all we will have a walking along Rustaveli Avenue - the main street in Tbilisi.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel

Day 7: Tbilisi -Mtskheta - Amauri - Gudauri

Stop At: Gudauri Tour, Tbilisi Georgia
Visit the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia – Mtskheta and its historical sites: the Church of Jvari (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century). Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. On the road we will visit the complex Ananuri. Drive to Gudauri, one of the resort cities of Georgia.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel

Day 8: Gudauri - Kazbegi - Tbilisi

Stop At: Mount Kazbek/ Mqinvartsveri, Stepantsminda Georgia
In the morning we will start a spectacular road route north along the river Tergi, up to Kazbegi, the main city of the region. Stop at a farm to see how families produce a delicious artisan cheese, before beginning our walking route through spectacular valleys and forests to reach the Trinity Church Gergeti. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight in a hotel in Tbilisi
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel

Day 9: Tbilisi - Alaverdi - Gurjani - Gremi - Tbilisi

Stop At: Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, Telavi Georgia
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the wine region - Khakheti. First visit will be to Alaverdi Cathedral (X c.) and below the complex Guilds (XVI c.). Later visit to the Church of Kvelatsminda around the town. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel

Day 10: Departure

Stop At: Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi, Georgia
Transfer to airport
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Zvartnots International Airport
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
10 days
Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee, one bottle water per day per person
  • Hotel accommodation / 9 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Zvartnots International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Noravank Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
  • Entry/Admission - Gudauri Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kazbek/ Mqinvartsveri
  • Entry/Admission - Alaverdi St. George Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Tbilisi International Airport
Exclusions
  • Accommodation in a SGL room
  • Lunch and dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Silk Road is a lovely company to buy a holiday from, excellent advice and support from their staff. Always a pleasure to speak to them. I have never had anything but the very best treatment from their consultants, wherever in the world we may be going! Would recommend Silk Road
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Responded 25 Mar 2019
Dear Ani Many thanks from our company. It was very nice hosting you. We will be very glad to welcome you again in Armenia next year. Best regards Silk Road Team
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