Ancient Christian Countries

Georgia / Armenia

*Total touring distance ±1950km

In order to discover ancient Christian Civilizations, we invite you to explore two neighboring countries, Georgia and Armenia. Christianity become state religion since 4th century and played major part in the history and culture of both countries.

Day 1: Arrival to Tbilisi

Transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 2: Half Day Tbilisi City Tour (touring distance ±50km)

10:00 – Tbilisi Sightseeing tour. Sights to visit: Old City, Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, Abanotubani, - Sulphur bath district, Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, Rustaveli Avenue
13:00 – Lunch.
Free time. Suggested places to visit: National Museum of Georgia*, Open Air Ethnographic Museum*
20:00 - Dinner

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 3: Round trip to Wine Region - Kakheti (touring distance ±380km)

9:00 – Drive to Kakheti region
Visit: Bodbe Nunnery, Sighnaghi - City of Love
13:00 – Lunch and wine tasting at local winery
Visit Tsinandali Family Estate
20:00 - Dinner*. Drive to Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 4: From Tbilisi to Khevi Province (touring distance ±205km)

9:00 – Drive to Mtskheta. Sights to visit: Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
13:00 - Lunch*
Drive along Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural complez
20:00 – Dinner at the hotel

Overnight in Gudauri

Day 5: Explore the Greater Caucasus Mountains (touring distance ±65km)

9:00 – Drive to Stepantsminda
Hike up to Gergeti Trinity church – apps. 3hrs. hiking (or by 4WD vehicle*)
13:00 – Lunch*
Drive back to Gudauri
20:00 – Dinner at the hotel

Overnight in Gudauri

Day 6: Trip to the oldest urban settlement in Georgia (touring distance ±450km)

9:00 – Drive to Uplistsikhe. Explore Uplistsikhe rock-hewn town
13:00 – Lunch
Visit Stalin’s Museum and the house, where Stalin, the leader of Soviet Union, was born
Drive to Akhaltsikhe via Borjomi. Visit Borjomi Park to taste Brojomi mineral water
20:00 - Dinner*

Overnight in Akhaltsikhe

Day 7: Akhaltsikhe – Vardzia – Yerevan (touring distance ±320km)

9:00 – Drive to Vardzia, explore Vardzia Cave Complex
13:00 - Lunch*
Photo stop at Khertvisi Fortress. Drive to Yerevan
20:00 – Dinner

Overnight in Yerevan

Day 8: Yerevan – Echmiadzin - Yerevan (touring distance ±50km)

9:00 – Drive to Echmiadzin
Visit Echmiadzin Cathedral. – The UNESCO World Heritage Sight
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Yerevan city tour. Visit of Matenadaran Museum and Tsitsernakaberd – the memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Great Armenian Genocide
20:00 – Dinner*

Overnight in Yerevan

Day 9: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Khor Virap - Yerevan (touring distance ±150km)

10:00 – Visit Garni Hellenistic temple and Geghard Monastery – the UNESCO World Heritage Sights
13:00 – Lunch
Visit Khor-Virap – “Deep Dungeon”, one of the holiest sites in Armenia
20:00 – Dinner*

Overnight in Yerevan

Day 10: Day 13: Yerevan – Sevan – Sadakhlo – Tbilisi (touring distance ±280km)

9:00 – Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. Visit Sevan Monastery
13:00 – Lunch
Drive to Alaverdi
Visit Haghpat Monastery. Drive to Tbilisi
20:00 – Dinner*

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 11: Departure from Tbilisi

Transfer to airport

Important Notice:

This is a sample Itinerary. The final program will be reflected on your own special quote.