Georgia - Tbilisi
Georgia - Tbilisi
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Caucasus

Itinerary

2017 - 'Ancient Christian Countries Tour'
11 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Sunday

Tbilisi

Welcome to Tbilisi. Today is arrival day. You will be met at the airport an transfered to you hotel. The reminder of the day is free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
Day 2
Monday

Half Day Tbilisi City Tour

10:00 Tbilisi sightseeing tour visiting; Old City, Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, Abanotubani - Sulphur bath district , Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica and Rustaveli Avenue.
Free time. Suggested places to visit: National Museum of Georgia, Open Air Ethnographic Museum
20:00 Welcome dinner

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
(B, D)
Day 3
Tuesday

Round trip to the Wine Region - Kakheti

09:00 Drive to the Kakheti region. Sights visited: Bodbe Nunnery, Sighnaghi 'City of Love'.
13:00 Lunch and wine tasting at a local winery.
Visit Tsinandali Family Estate

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
(B, L)
Day 4
Wednesday

Tbilisi to Khevi Province

09:00 Drive to Mtskheta. Sights visited: Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. In the afternoon drive along Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural Complex.
20:00 Dinner at the hotel

Overnight Gudauri
4 star
(B, D)
Day 5
Thursday

Caucasus Mountains

9:00 Drive to Stepantsminda. Hike up to Gergeti Trinity Church - app. 3hrs. hiking (or by optional 4WD vehicle)

Overnight Gudauri
4 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Friday

Uplistsikhe, Stalin Museum, Borjomi Park

09:00 Drive to Uplistsikhe. Explore Uplistsikhe rock-hewn town. After lunch visit Stalin Museum and house, where Stalin, the leader of Soviet Union, was born. Then drive to Akhaltsikhe via Borjomi. Visit Borjomi Park to taste famous Borjomi mineral water.

Overnight Akhaltsikhe
3 star
(B, L)
Day 7
Saturday

Akhaltsikhe, Vardzia, Yerevan

09:00 - Drive to Vardzia, explore the Vardzia Cave Complex. Afternoon drive to Yerevan, along the way a photo stop at Khertvisi Fortress.
20:00 - Dinner

Overnight Yerevan
4 star
(B, D)
Day 8
Sunday

Yerevan, Etchmiadzin

09:00 - Visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we return to Yerevan for an afternoon city tour. Visit of Matenadaran Museum and Tsitsernakaberd - the memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Great Armenian Genocide.

Overnight Yerevan
4 star
(B, L)
Day 9
Monday

Garni - Geghard - Khor Virap

10:00 - Visit Garni Hellenistic temple and Geghard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we visit Khor-Virap - "Deep Dungeon", one of the holiest sites in Armenia before returning to Yerevan.

Overnight Yerevan
4 star
(B, L)
Day 10
Tuesday

Yerevan - Sevan - Sadakhlo - Tbilisi

9:00 - Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. Visit Sevan Monastery. In the afternoon, we drive to Alaverdi and visit Haghpat Monastery. Later we return to Tbilisi.

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
(B, L)
Day 11
Wednesday

Tbilisi

Check-out from the hotel till noon. Your time is free until you are transferred to the airport. End of the tour.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Tbilisi
    Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
  • Outbound Transfer - Tbilisi
    Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Wine Tasting
  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person/ per day
  • 10 nights - accommodation.
    3 nights
    4 star
    Tbilisi
    2 nights
    4 star
    Gudauri
    1 night
    3 star
    Akhaltsikhe
    3 nights
    4 star
    Yerevan
    1 night
    4 star
    Tbilisi
  • 10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Akhaltsikhe
  • Ananuri Fortress Complex
  • Borjomi
  • Garni Hellenistic Temple
  • Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Gudauri
  • Haghpat Monastery - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Khertvisi Fortress
  • Lake Sevan
  • Mtskheta - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Sighnaghi
  • Tbilisi
  • Tbilisi - Anchiskhati Basilica
  • Tbilisi - Narikala Fortress
  • Tbilisi - Sioni Cathedral
  • Uplistsikhe
  • Yerevan - Matenadaran Museum
  • Alaverdi
  • Bodbe Nunnery
  • Etchmiadzin Cathedral - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Geghard Monastery - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gori - Joseph Stalin Museum
  • Gudauri
  • Kakheti
  • Khor-Virap
  • Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery
  • Sevan Monastery
  • Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)
  • Tbilisi - Abanotubani Sulphur baths
  • Tbilisi - Metekhi Church of Assumption
  • Tbilisi - Rustaveli Avenue
  • Tsinandali Family Estate - Wine Tasting
  • Vardzia Cave Complex
  • Yerevan - Tsitsernakaberd Museum
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.
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Prices

Deposit Option available for Ancient Christian Countries Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00