Georgia and Armenia tour - from Kutaisi airport
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights;
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DAY 1: KUTAISI - BAGRATI - GELATI - UPLISTSIKHE -TBILISI
Arrival at Kutaisi airport. Meet with travel company representative. Excursion to Kutaisi old town, Bagrati Temple, historic and architectural complex Gelati. Drive to Tbilisi. On the way visit to Stalin’s birth place in Gori and cultural excursion to Uplistsikhe. Dinner in Mtskheta. Check into hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 2: TBILISI - MTSKHETA - TBILISI
Tbilisi city tour. Visit Abanotubani district and Narikala fortress, Saint Trinity Church, Sioni Cathedral, basilica Anchiskhati, Georgian National Museum. Mtskheta tour: historic and architectural complex of Jvari, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Convent (4-11 cc.). Dinner with folklore show. Overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 3: TBILISI - ANANURI - GUDAURI - GERGETI TRINITY CHURCH - TBILISI
Military Georgian Road across the Caucasus: historical and architectural ensemble Ananuri, alpine ski resort Gudauri, Jvari crossing, village of Kazbegi, Gergeti Trinity Church (extra charge for jeep $10 p/p), beautiful view of the Kazbegi mountain peak. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 4: KAKHETI - DAVID GAREJA - UDABNO - SIGNAGHI - BODBE - TBILISI
the Kakheti region. Visit to the cave-city and monastery complex of David Gareja via Udabno semi-desert, hike up to the top of the hill with beautiful landscapes of Georgian on the one side and Azerbaijan on the other side. Visit Lavra (VI c.) and Udabno (IX c.) monasteries, continuing the trip to the fortified city of Signagi and Bodbe Monastery. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 5: TBILISI – BAGRATASHEN - SANAHIN - HAGHPAT - DILIJAN – SEVAN
Meeting at the Armenian-Georgian border Bagratashen at 09:30 a.m. After border formalities, change the guide and transportation. Start Armenian part of the tour. Visit to Sanahin (966 AD) and Haghpat (976 AD) medieval monasteries, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Drive to Lake Sevan through the resort town of Dilijan. Dinner. Overnightin Sevan.
DAY 6: SEVAN - GARNI – GEGHARD- YEREVAN
Drive to Yerevan. Visit to fruit market «SHOUKA». Check into hotel. Dinner. After dinner visit to Republic Square and see dancing and singing fountain night show. Overnight in Yerevan.
DAY 7: YEREVAN - ECHMIADZIN – ZVARTNOTS - YEREVAN
the Arts, Armenian genocide Museum and Memorial Complex, North Avenue. Drive to Echmiadzin – the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Visit to Echmiadzin Main Cathedral. Free time for entering to souvenir shop. Visit the churches of St. Hripsime and St. Gayane. Return to Yerevan with stop at the ruins of Zvartnots temple (7th c.) Dinner with Armenian folk music. Overnight in Yerevan.
DAY 8: YEREVAN -GYUMRI - BAVRA- KVERTVISI - VARDZIA - BAKURIANI
Breakfast. Check-out from hotel. Drive to Bavra-Ninotsminda border. On the way pass through Gyumri city. Be at the border at 12:00. Crossing the border Bavra/Ninotsminda. Start the Georgian part. Visit Khertvisi castle and cave city and monastery ensemble of Vardzia - 13-storey city cut out of solid rock. Check into hotel in Bakuriani. Dinner. Overnight in Bakuriani.
DAY 9: BORJOMI - BATUMI
Adjara region: on the way excursion in Borjomi park and a tasting of Borjomi mineral spring water. Drive to Batumi. Excursion in Gonio Fortress in the vicinity of the border between Georgia and Turkey. Visit Batumi Old town district. Check into hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Batumi.
DAY 10: BATUMI– KUTAISI
check out from hotel. Visit Batumi botanical garden. Transfer to Kutaisi. Walking excursion in Prometheus caves with stalactites and stalagmites located in the natural reserve (extra charge for boat ride $5 p/p). Check into hotel. Free time in Kutaisi old town. Dinner. Overnight in Kutaisi.
DAY 11: KUTAISI
Check-out. Transfer to Kutaisi airport. Departure.
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON IN EURO
The rates include: accommodation in 3* hotels; transportation according to the program; guide service; meals BB; folklore show with wine at gala dinner; 1 free of charge place for TL
The rates do not include: flights; alcoholic beverages; lunches; travel insurance; optional excursions; tips
Tour itinerary: Kutaisi, Bagrati, Gelati, Uplistsikhe, Tbilisi, Mzkheta, Ananuri, Gudauri, Gergeti, Savid Gareja, Signagi, Bodbe, Sanahin, Hagpat, Dilijan, Sevan, Yerevan, Garni, Gegard, Echmiadzin, Zvartnots, Gyumri, Vardzia, Bakuriani, Borjomi, batumi