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Discover Armenia from Georgia

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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

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Overview

If you already have plans to travel around Georgia, you can also add the experience of visiting Armenia to your trip. Experience the vibrant culture of Armenia while visiting the medieval master pieces of Haghartsin Monastery, UNESCO recognized Etchmiadzin Cathedral and the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral. To discover some of the most visited sites in Armenia, you can not only explore the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, but also, visit the eco-village of Garni and the famous Khor Virap, located in Ararat plains. For more information about the attractions mentioned through this itinerary, you can check out our blogs’ posts.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore some of the unique UNESCO recognized sites of Armenia
  • Tour the ancient city of Etchmiadzin where the first Armenian Cathedral was built
  • Enjoy the view of Mount Ararat on top of the Cascade Monument in Yerevan
  • Visit the Areni Cave Complex , a treasure of Copper age discoveries

Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi – Haghpat – Sanahin - Delijan

The tour begins in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia where our representative will meet you at your hotel. We will then drive to Hagharstin region which is located in Armenia and within Delijan (before crossing Armenia Border, your Passport will be controlled).We will first visit one of the masterpieces of medieval architecture known as Haghartsin Monastery. Next, we will make our way to Lori region to visit the Byzantine Sanahin Monastrywhich is a UNESCO site. We will drive to Delijan to spend the night in Tufenkin Old Dilijan Complex. (overnight in Delijan)

Day 2: Delijan – Garni - Yerevan

On this day, we will be visiting Goshavank Monastery Complex which is a fine example of classic medieval Armenian Architecture. We will then drive to the Garni Village to explore this wonderful eco-village and the Greco-Roman Garni Temple. Before having lunch, we will have the opportunity to see the process of baking Armenian traditional bread called lavash. Next, we will head to Kotayk province to visit the Medieval Geghard Monastery. This UNESCO site is a complex of rock-cut churches and tombs which are surrounded by high cliffs. We will then head to Ani Plaza Hotel to spend the night in Yerevan.(overnight in Yerevan)

Day 3: Yerevan - Etchmiadzin - Yerevan

We will be spending this day visiting the highlights of the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. We will begin the day by touring the Victory Park and the Mother Armenia statue. From there, we can have an exclusive view of central Yerevan. Next, we will walk to the Cascade Monument. By going to the top of the Cascade, a view of Mount Ararat opens up. From up high, we can see the houses lining up at the same level and several artistic sculptures come into view. By descending down the stairways, we will then visit the Opera House and Ballet theater building. From there, we will walk to the Republic Square, the center of Yerevan, where several main government buildings are located. Then, we will walk through the Abovyan Avenue while our guide recounts the ancient history of Yerevan.
On this day, we will also be visiting the Genocide Memorial Complex. An eternal flame burns at the center of it. Then, we will head to the ancient city of Etchmiadzin where the first Armenian Cathedral was built. Etchmiadzin Cathedral is inscribed on the UNESCO list. After having lunch, we will visit the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral which is also a UNESCO site. We will then head back to Ani Plaza Hotel to spend the night in Yerevan. (overnight in Yerevan)

Day 4: Yerevan – Khor Virap - Yerevan

On the last day of our trip, we will head to Khor Virap to visit one of the most visited sites in Armenia which is the Khor Virap monastery. According to the history of this place, the famous saint Gregory was prisoned here in a pit for 13 years. An amazing view of the legendry Mount Ararat is visible from the top of the hills where this Monastery is placed. Then, after visiting a Local Winery, we will make a stop at the Areni Cave Complex. Interestingly, the oldest leather shoe (belonging to the Copper age) was discovered in this area. We will then visit the Noravank Monasterywhich is a medieval masterpiece surrounded by mountains and lovely plains. We will then head back to Ani Plaza Hotel to spend the night in Yerevan. (overnight in Yerevan)

Day 5: Departure

Depending on the time of your International flight whether at midnight or early in the morning, we will take you to Zvartnots International Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in standard 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Private air conditioned vehicle for the whole trip
  • Meals (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Expert English/Russian speaking local guide
  • All the mentioned entrance fees
  • All wine tasting as per itinerary
  • Daily refreshments
  • A booklet with information on the attractions
  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Tips for the Guide and the Driver
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary

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FAQs

1. What is the food like in Georgia?
The food in Georgia perfectly represent its culture. You can taste the trace of Greece and the Mediterranean flavors in Georgian cuisine. Overall, Georgian food is mostly rich in carbohydrates and dairy.
2. How much cash should I have with me on this trip?
Make sure you have enough cash with you for traveling to the country sides of Georgia where there might be no ATMs. Notably, the official means of payment in Georgia is Lari.
While traveling around Armenia, make sure you have enough cash with you for vernissages and shops that only accept cash. Commonly, you can exchange USD and Euro all around Armenia.
3. Are credit card accepted in Georgia and Armenia?
You can use your debit card or cash for different services and shops in Georgia. Keep in mind that the official means of payment in Georgia is Lari.
The ATMs and bank services in Armenia accept Master and Visa cards. You can exchange your credit card money to Armenian dram which is the national currency of Armenia.
4. What is the traditional dress code in Georgia and Armenia?
Women and men can wear normal western-style clothing for traveling around Georgia. As a Muslim country, it is highly recommended to dress modestly in Georgia. For visiting some religious sights women should wear a scarf and men should take their hats off. Men and women should wear a clothing that covers their legs, shoulders and chest in the religious sights.
There is no strict dress code in Armenia. Modest clothing is highly preferred while traveling around this country. For visiting Monasteries and churches in Armenia, one should wear pants and clothing that covers one’s shoulders and chests.
5. Do I need a travel adapter in Armenia?
The standard voltage in Armenia ranges from 100 V to 127 V. With this being said, you may need a plug adapter or voltage converter in Armenia.
6. What Airlines provide flights to Armenia?
There are many cheap and fast flights by different Airlines to Armenia. A few of these Airlines are namely Emirates flights, Air France flights, and Qatar Airways flights.
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