Welcome to Georgia and Armenia

At the intersection of Europe and Asia, in the heart of the Caucasus, lie two countries of extraordinary intrigue. Their beauty remains relatively untapped but with each passing year, Georgia and Armenia become ever more popular. They are two countries with a rich history that stretches back to the earliest civilisations. Vibrant cities stuffed with architectural and cultural marvels are contrasted with jaw-dropping mountain walks dotted with abandoned ornate 6th Century monasteries. Venturing along the Silk Road between the two thriving capitals of Tbilisi and Yerevan, we will take in the splendour of Lake Sevan and sample locally made bread and cognac. Each day providing a new natural, cultural, or even culinary treat!

Tour Highlights

  • Travel along the Silk Road, the first stop is to discover the delights of Tbilisi
  • Explore the Kazbegi region in the heart of the Caucasus mountains
  • Visit one of the world’s most spectacular and isolated churches, the Gergeti Trinity
  • Sample the regions delicious delicacies such as Cognac and Lavash
  • Delve into the rich history and discover the ornate monasteries of Yerevan
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  • Dates & Prices

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    April 18 - April 29, 2020 (12 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £2299 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1599 Contact us for availability

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    Snowy mountains shrouded by clouds. An ornate walled monastery sits on a hillside in the foreground
  • A verdant green valley with rolling hills stretching into the distance

    What's Included

    • Flights & transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at Boho Tiflis in Tbilisi
    • 1 night's hotel accommodation at Gudauri Hut in Gudauri
    • 5 nights' hotel accommodation at Imperial Palace in Yerevan
    • All breakfasts
    • Seven lunches and 8 dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Tbilisi City Tour
    • Mtshketa Tour
    • Chateau Mukhrani Wine Tasting
    • Gergeti Tour
    • Haghartsin Tour
    • Garni Pagan Temple Visit
    • Lavash & Cognac Tasting
    • Genocide Museum Visit
    • Lake Sevan Tour
    A beam of light bursts through a gap in the ornamental roof of a church

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Saturday 18th April

Our flight departs in the evening.

Overnight in flight.

Sunday 19th April

We arrive in the early hours of the morning and head to our hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest after our travels.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Monday 20th April

Explore Georgia’s capital with a guided tour. We will take in several spectacular architectural marvels. First we visit Narikala fortress, where we’ll take an aerial cable car from Rike Park which will take us to the fortress. Narikala was built in the 4th century and served as Tbilisi’s main fortification for centuries. We shall then stroll down to the old city, visiting Legvtakhevi canyon and waterfall, the Sulfer bathhouse district, and walk along to Maidan Square. Here we’ll find an abundance of cafes, art galleries, and shops full of local crafts and trinkets.

Continuing our tour, we will move to the Glass Bridge of Peace, along to Rustaveli Avenue where we will pay a visit to the Georgian National Museum, which hold numerous rich archaeological art collections.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Tuesday 21st April

Travel through jaw-dropping countryside to the ancient UNESCO world heritage site of Mtshketa. Hailing from as early as the 3rd Century BC, Mtshketa is a site of religious significance with the remains of Christ’s robes buried in the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Stopping again for a wine tasting at the Chateau Mukhrani, continue to our mountain base of Gudauri, stopping at the Ananuri fortress on route.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Gudauri.

Wednesday 22nd April

Traverse along the sublime edge of the Tergi River before reaching the largest town in the Kazbegi region, Stepantsminda. This will be our base get a jeep to the Gergeti Trinity Church, unquestionably one of the most beautiful and isolated churches on the planet. Gergeti is surrounded by the vast Caucasus Mountains and rolling Alpine meadows. We will then begin the spectacular journey back to Tbilisi.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Thursday 23rd April

After breakfast we drive to Gori, founded by one of Georgia’s Kings, hailed as David the Builder. Whilst here we shall also visit the Joseph Stalin Museum. We’ll then go on to visit Uplistsike, or “the lord’s fortress”, an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. Built on a rocky bank along the Mtkvari River, it contains structures dating from 2nd ML BC to the late middle ages. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Tbilisi

Friday 24th April

We continue our adventure in the Caucusus as we make our way south through Georgia and into Armenia. Along the way, we will explore the Monastery of Haghartsin. Here we see the influences of the then prospering Byzantine empire fused with traditional architecture of the Caucasus. We will then arrive into Yerevan and make our way to our hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Yerevan.

Saturday 25th April

Today we begin delving into Armenian culture. We will transport ourselves back to 1BC at the Pagan temple of Garni. The only pagan temple left in the whole country. From the ancient to the current we will then transfer to a local house where we will be shown how to prepare the national bread, ‘lavash’. It is usually cooked in a ground oven called a ‘tonir’. We will also get hands on and help with the preparation before trying what is known as Armenian fast food with lavash and cheese.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Yerevan.

Sunday 26th April

We continue to discover Armenia’s ancient and decadent delights with an exploration of its cathedrals, choirs and cognac. First, we visit to Echmiadzin Holy City and Zvartnots Temple. Here we will listen to a live performance of classical music. After this we discover one of Armenia’s finest exports with a visit to a cognac factory. So well respected is this Armenian brand, it is the world’s only brand that has the right to be called Cognac when it is exported!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Yerevan.

Monday 27th April

This morning we pay a visit to the Genocide museum, founded in 1967, the museum strives to maintain the memory of the genocide through their work.  The rest of the day is at leisure, you can choose to explore all the delights of Yerevan. Considered one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, there are a treasure trove of museums and historic streets to discover.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Yerevan

Tuesday 28th April

On the shores of Lake Sevan we can marvel at its sheer scale as well as its crystal blue waters before exploring the surrounding area. This area is popular with local families and is a real treasure of Yerevan. We will return to the hotel and later have dinner, with time afterwards to relax before our late evening check out.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Yerevan.

Wednesday 29th  April

Travel to the airport and journey home.

Single supplement – £290