Essential Georgia & Armenia

Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Dzoraget & Yerevan

From AUS $6000 per person in low season
From AUS $6400 per person in high season

based on 8 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Entrance fees

Price is based on two people sharing one room.

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At a Glance

  • Ascend to chic UNESCO-listed monasteries, pride of these millennia-old civilizations

  • Idyllic retreat to the Caucasus mountains, carved with deep canyons and hidden valleys

  • Bask in the burgeoning art and culture hub of stylish Tbilisi

  • Trace the heartbreaking stories and tales of the Armenian Genocide

  • Hike the semi-desert David Gareja rock-cut monastery complex

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Georgia and Armenia are year-round destinations. During the summer months from late June to August, visitors can experience  pleasant temperatures and dry weather ideal for hiking, whilst those visiting in the rainy months of April to June can enjoy beautiful foliage in between showers. Snowfall is common in the colder months between December and March, bringing a different beauty to the Caucasus Mountains.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 02 8607 8801 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Experience the heart of Caucasus right between Europe and Asia. From the chic Tbilisi which has been coined as "Budapest of the Caucasus" to Yerevan's heart-wrenching tales of Armenian Genocide, breathtaking sceneries entertain you throughout the journey. Drive through towering mountains, unravel Stalin's history, step into rock-cut churches and find solitary peace in quaint monasteries.

  1. Fly into Tbilisi

  2. Days 1-5: Tbilisi

    Start your journey strolling through Tbilisi's chic avenues, churches, cathedrals, synagogues and end off with a sunset cable car ride to Narikala Fortress.

    Make an excursion to the historical Mtshketa, the Stalin House-Museum in Gori and Uplistsikhe cave town. Hikers will be delighted with a day trip to David Gareja, a rock-cut monastery along the Georgian-Azerbaijan border.

    Accommodation: Rooms Hotel Tbilisi (4 nights)

  3. Days 5-6: Kazbegi

    A scenic drive brings you through 16th century Ananuri fortress and Gudauri ski resort into Kazbegi. In Kazbegi, walk up to the scenic Tsminda Sameba Church, perched on top of a hill overlooking the Kazbegi village.

    Accommodation: Rooms Hotel Kazbegi (1 night)

  4. Days 6-7: Dzoraget

    Unravel the mysterious UNESCO monastic complexes of Haghpat and Sanahin, outstanding examples of medieval Armenian architecture. En route to Saghmosavank monastery, seated near the breathtaking Qasakh canyon.

    Accommodation: Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel (1 night)

  5. Days 7-9: Yerevan

    Feel the pulse of the heart-wrenching Armenian stories in Yerevan. Step into Echmiadzin, Armenia's own Vatican City and the nearby Zvartnots ruins.

    The next day, make a day trip to 3 beloved Armenian icons: Khor Virap set against the picturesque Mt. Ararat backdrop, the Garni pagan temple and the rock-cut Geghard monastery.

    Accommodation: Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan (2 nights)

  6. Fly home from Yerevan

Experiences

  • Ananuri & Gudauri

    Travel between Tbilisi and Kazbegi, stopping at Ananuri Fortress and Gudauri Ski Resort en-route.

  • Ancient Capital of Mtshketa

    Follow the footprints of time into Mtshketa , the ancient capital of Eastern Georgia. Visit Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

  • Armenian Genocide Museum & Memorial

    Discover Armenian spirit through their heartbreaking tales in the Memorial Park and Museum of the Armenian Genocide.

  • Ceramic Workshop

    We will visit Terracotta Art Studio for a workshop in pottery and ceramics techniques. A craftsman will demonstrate and explain the potter's wheel work, narrate about Armenian traditions and techniques in clay and pottery.

  • Chateau Mukhrani in Mtshketa

    With architecture based on the Georgian Royal Palace, a winery tour and wine tasting at the historic Chateau Mukhrani is an essential experience for wine aficionados.

  • Cognac Tasting

    We will visit the Brandy Factory of Yerevan with tasting of three types of Armenian cognac, including the 20-year-old Nairi cognac and 10-year-old Dvin cognac.

  • Cooking Class at Traditional Georgian Restaurant

    Get acquainted with Georgian cuisine and learn how to make various Georgian dishes, including the famous khinkali dumplings.

  • David Gareja Rock-Cut Churches

    Visit David Gareja monastery complex, a rock-hewn monastery along Georgian-Azerbaijan border, including Lavra and Udabno monasteries.

  • Dolma-Making Masterclass

    Today, you will learn how to make a traditional cuisine called dolma, made from grape leaves stuffed with meat, at the Sheki's Karvansaray.

  • Echmiadzin & Zvartnots

    Step into Echmiadzin, Armenia’s own Vatican City, as well as the nearby Zvartnots Ruins – both UNESCO-listed.

  • Evening at Narikala Fortress & Peace Bridge

    Take a sunset cable car ride to Narikala Fortress and stop by Peace Bridge for a night view.

  • Gergeti Trinity Church

    Hike up to Gergeti Trinity Church, also known as Tsminda Sameba Church.

  • Haghpat & Sanahin Monastic Complex

    Uncover the mysterious monastic complexes of Haghpat and Sanahin, as well as Saghmosavank Monastery in Qasakh canyon.

  • Halva-Making Masterclass

    Join a pastry chef to unravel the culinary secrets behind the makings of this super-sweet dessert.

  • Hike Dariali Gorge

    The hike brings you to highlights such as the mysterious Tsdo village where ritual lamb slaughter takes place, traditional Georgian cemetery, two Gveleti waterfalls and a monastery complex near Russian border.

  • Hike Juta Village

    A 4WD ride will bring you to Juta village, where you will start hiking towards the Chaukhi Massif. Juta is the highest town in the region. Please note that hiking takes approximately 2 hours per way.

  • Hike Truso Valley

    Enjoy a hike through the Kasari Canyon, the abandoned village of Ketrisi, two monasteries to the Zakagori Fortress. If you would like, you can also bathe in the natural pool of mineral springs in the valley.

  • Historical Stalin & Cave Town

    Follow the footprints of time into Gori, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin, and Uplistsikhe, a cave town from the Bronze Age.

  • Hot Air Balloon in Mukhrani Valley

    Soar above the scenic Mukhrani valley, located near Mtskheta with a glass of champagne.

  • Khachkar-Carving Masterclass

    Today, you will learn how to carve Khachkar, the famous Armenian cross stone characteristic of Medieval Christian Armenian art.

  • Khor Virap

    Explore the iconic Khor Virap with its stunning Mount Ararat backdrop.

  • Lavash-Baking Masterclass

    Learn how to bake lavash, a traditional bread of Armenia which has been inscribed in UNESCO.

  • Lunch with Lavash-Making Demonstration

    Visit a rustic local house for lunch and observe the Lavash-making process.

  • Sno Village

    Visit the Sno Village, famous for the stone-carved faces with large statues.

  • Tbilisi Sightseeing

    Discover the highlights of Tbilisi. Stroll through Rustaveli Avenue, visit the Metekhi Church of the Virgin, Sioni Cathedral, bath houses and Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia. Time-permitting, visit a flea market in the afternoon.

  • Tolma-Making Masterclass

    Today, you will learn how to make a traditional cuisine called tolma, made from grape leaves stuffed with meat.

  • Visit a Local Felt Master

    Get acquainted with the local felt industry while you enjoy a selection of herbal teas.

  • Yerevan City Tour

    Wander around Mashtots Avenue, Republic Square, Opera House, Cascade, the spacious Grigor Lusavorich cathedral and conclude with a view of the Yerevan skyline from Mother Armenia.

Location

Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Dzoraget & Yerevan

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 02 8607 8801 to start planning your holiday.

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