Georgia and Armenia may sound like unconventional destinations, but trust us, they ought to top your list of places to visit. Our 10-day trip is a wonderful showcase of the cultural and natural highlights the Caucasus Region has to offer, with a huge helping of beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine to boot. Stroll the narrow streets of Tbilisi, tour ancient monasteries, stare down massive mountain ranges, visit with friendly locals, and soak up all the exotic culture of this underexplored region.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Drive to Echmiadzin. Visit the famous cathedral then continue on to Khor Virap through villages and vineyards. Visit the monastery with fantastic views of Mt Ararat.
Khor Virap Visit
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours)
Enjoy an excursion to the Roman temple of Garni, dedicated to the God of the sun, Mithra. Afterwards, visit Garni Gorge, a UNESCO site.
Garni Temple and Gorge Visit
Geghard Monastery Visit
Drive to Lake Sevan, stopping by monasteries, before continuing north to the UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Sanahin. Cross into Georgia and continue to Tbilisi.
Lake Sevan Visit
Sanahin Monastery Visit
Border Crossing (Armenia - Georgia)
Private Vehicle (220km)
Private Vehicle (75km)
Enjoy a city tour of Georgia's capital including a visit to the Old Town, Metekhi Temple, the Abanotubani 'bath district' and the Narikala, the main fortress in Tbilisi. Use free time in the afternoon to continue exploring the Old Town, visit the Georgian National Museum or take a cable car to view the city from above.
City Tour Tbilisi
Drive the famous Georgian Military Road to Mtskheta, ancient capital of Georgia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Continue to Uplistsikhe cave town and on through the dramatic Aragvi River Valley. Drive into the Caucasus Mountains to Gudauri.
Private Vehicle (120km)
Cross the Jvari Pass to reach Kazbegi. Walk up to Sameba Church for gorgeous views of Mt Kazbek. Continue on to Telavi, visiting Ananuri architectural complex en route.
Ananuri Architectural Complex Visit
Sameba Church Hike
Experience a full day in the Kakheti Province, dotted with churches and vineyards. Enjoy a morning visit to the Alaverdi Cathedral and the Gremi architectural complex. Head to the town of Kvareli to visit a local winery, with an included wine tasting. Head back to Telavi for the night.
Kvareli Winery Visit with Wine Tasting
Alaverdi Monastery Visit
After breakfast, visit the gardens of Tsinandali Park. Continue to the beautiful hill-top town of Sighnaghi, and enjoy a local lunch at a family home in one of the surrounding villages. Continue to Tbilisi for one more night in Georgia.
Private Vehicle (100km)
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Trip Name: Best of Georgia & Armenia
Duration: 10 Days
From Price: 1959
Trip Code: 145007
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