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Highlights of Georgia & Armenia

From £1799 for 14 days
Trip Overview
The monasteries, churches and cathedrals of Georgia and Armenia are amongst the oldest in the world. Many are built in stunning locations, surrounded by gardens and forests, perched on top of dramatic gorges or silhouetted before snowcapped mountains. The range of scenery is immense, from Mount Ararat towering majestically over the skyline of Yerevan, to the lush valleys of ancient vineyards across the lowlands of Georgia. Here, wine has been produced for almost 10,000 years and there is the opportunity to visit one of its most famous wine cellars. 
Essential Info
Starts: Start Yerevan
Ends: Finish Tbilisi
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: EAXC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Armenia, Georgia
What's Included

Meals

All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 4 dinners are included

Transport

12 nights staying in hotels and 1 night in a guesthouse (en suite facilities throughout) Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•    See Mount Ararat towering over Yerevan

•    Explore spectacular monasteries in Armenia including Khor Virap

•    Visit UNESCO churches and fortresses in Georgia

•    Walk amongst the pre-Christian cave houses in Uplistsikhe

•    Experience café culture in Tbilisi

•    Have the option to add-on an Azerbaijan extension 

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Departing: 9th May 2020
Returning: 22nd May 2020
£1,799pp
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Departing: 23rd May 2020
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Departing: 6th Jun 2020
Returning: 19th Jun 2020
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Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Jun 2020
Returning: 3rd Jul 2020
£1,749pp
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Departing: 4th Jul 2020
Returning: 17th Jul 2020
£1,749pp
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Departing: 18th Jul 2020
Returning: 31st Jul 2020
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Departing: 25th Jul 2020
Returning: 7th Aug 2020
£1,749pp
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Departing: 29th Aug 2020
Returning: 11th Sep 2020
£1,799pp
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Departing: 5th Sep 2020
Returning: 18th Sep 2020
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Itinerary & Notes
Our trip begins in the hotel in Yerevan.  *Ani Plaza Hotel or similar*
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Reviews
       
Don't wait to visit Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Now is the time. This very interesting and thorough tour covering a large geographical area gives an in-depth experience into each of these three former Soviet republics. In Armenia, one travels from Yerevan in the centre, then south, back to Lake Sevan and on to the north to the cross the border. In Georgia, from Tbilisi, one radiates out from the capital to the North, West, East and South. In Azerbaijan, which is only for two days only Baku and a small area around can be covered. The only downside was a lot of coach travel albeit extremely comfortable as we had a 51 seater for 14 of us! I loved Armenia the best with Yerevan and its lovely Republic square, the brown dry barren scenic hills to the south, the vast expanse of Lake Sevan and the complete change of scenery to the north where it was green trees and UK type countryside. For me this trip, semi-completed a journey started three years ago. As in 2016, I visited the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Then in 2017, three of the five Stans - Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. And finally this trip. It is so interesting being able to look back and reflect on the difference between these countries, each one of which appears to be at a different developmental stage. What I notice the most having visited all nine, is the effect of their geographical location, the West to East/Europe to Asia influence on their individual progress, along with their proximity to their friendly or not-so-friendly neighbours. I would definitely recommend visiting these three and some of the other former Soviet republics as the more you see the more one starts to understand their history.
       
I was pleasantly surprised by Armenia and Georgia. Bot countries far exceeded my expectations for them. People are friendly. Prices are cheap by western European and American standards. The scenery is beautiful. Our hotels were nice.
       
Cathedrals, Temples, Churches, Monasteries, ruins scatter over beautiful ‘picturesque’ landscape of rolling green hills and mountain top, and a view of Mount Ararat or Mount Kazbek, ahhh… Well organized itinerary. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip with a company of like minded, well traveled and mature people from various countries.
       
A wonderful and very interesting trip to see two very beautiful countries. Both Georgia and Armenia have long fascinating histories and have built their monasteries and churches in spectacular locations.
       
It was a very good trip and liked it a lot. Georgia was very special experience for me and Armenia was good as well but both in their own way. In Georgia you feel yourself in Europe Armenia is still like soviet union but still very beautiful. People in both countries are amazing, very friendly and their hospitality will leave you speechless.
       
I arrived to Airport with my family, the rental agent of this company https://travelcar.am/rent-a-car-in-yerevan [1] met us and guided to the car, so we started the trip. [1] https://travelcar.am/rent-a-car-in-yerevan
       
An excellent 2 week trip taking in two very different countries both of which have a long history and are extremely proud of their magnificent cultural heritage. Both Armenia and Georgia also boast wonderful scenery and it is very interesting to witness how they have developed in the post Communist era.
       
We managed to see the most important attractions of Georgia and Armenia.
       
This is a comprehensive tour through theses ex-Soviet states visiting many Churches but also enjoying fine scenery and interesting towns.
       
A 5 day viewing of Armenia's highlights then 7 days exploring historical sites and some tourist spots in Georgia.
       
The whole trip was really interesting and the timetable excellent and well organised. Breakfast at 8am and off at 9am The transport was very comfortable with excellent drivers and guides It was nice to have a trip where very many of the meals were included, unlike the usual breakfast only I felt that I had a very good overlook of the country I was disappointed on the overnight train to Azerbaijan. It was old and continually stopped all the time. The distance from Tblisi is just over 450 miles and took over 13 hours. Why could we not have gone on the modern Stadler trains which we saw all the time. I would happily have paid more to have done this
       
A pair of countries from the deep beginnings of world Christianity. Early architecture predominantly religious based is the mainstay of the holiday. However it’s easy to look beyond this at the beautiful landscapes, friendly people, tasty food and vibrant towns & cities
       
An excellent introduction to both countries that left me wanting to investigate them further.
       
This is an enjoyable trip to a beautiful region. There is a combination of stunning mountain scenery, church architecture, and an overview of the history of these two interesting countries. It's a comfortable trip with decent hotels, nice transport, and not too much waking (although it would not be a good option for travellers with limited mobility). The days, particularly in Georgia, are long and there isn't much 'downtime'.
       
This is an very good tour if you are fascinated by ancient churches and monasteries. You will see many on this tour. Although some are situated in amazing locations there are far too many to remember them all. I felt that the tour could benefit for a little variation in itinerary. The food and wine were excellent as were the very friendly people and our superb tour guides. All of which made this a very memorable trip to what is an interesting and relatively undiscovered part of the world for western tourists.
       
This is not a trip for the ‘moaning myrtles’ of this world. These countries are not 'first world' and things don’t often work as maybe expected. Be prepared for a 2 hour wait to clear through Yerevan Airport, broken plumbing and beds in hotel rooms and itinerary changes (especially in Armenia) due to weather, road conditions and other operational difficulties. Take all these and more in your stride and you will have a great trip, see lots of stunning countryside, meet some wonderful warm friendly people, eat some amazing fresh foods, drink great local wines and see stunning frescos and ancient architecture in seemingly inaccessible places.
       
These two countries could not be more different from each other in landscape and culture. They both have stunning mountain scenery, wonderful food and friendly people. We did visit lots of churches in both countries but it is the locations they are in which are amazing.
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