Georgia - Armenia

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Tour program

(8days-7 nights)

Day 1

Arrival in Tbilisi. Meeting with a guide at the airport with a sign LEMATRAVEL.

Transfer to the hotel. A welcome dinner in the national restaurant: dishes of Georgian cuisine and incendiary, colorful dances.

Day 2 of Mtskheta - Tbilisi

Breakfast in the hotel

Moving to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. Visit to the ancient temple of the monastery of Jvari (VI century). Visiting the magnificent cathedral Svetitskhoveli, in the basement of which one of the main Christian shrines is buried - the chiton of the Lord. Visiting the Samtavro monastery, where the bramble-tree blossoms and fructifies year-round, near which in the IV century. Lived and preached the enlightener of Georgia Saint Nino. Return to Tbilisi.

Excursion to the incredibly spiritual Tbilisi, climbing tiers to the hills: Old City - the historic center of Tbilisi with crooked lanes and colorful wooden balconies, Metekhi Church (5th c.), Narikala Fortress (IV c.), Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII cc.) , The Anchiskhat Basilica of the Nativity of the Virgin and others. A walk along Shota Rustaveli Avenue.

Return to Tbilisi

Day 3  Kakheti

Breakfast in the hotel

Trip to Kakheti, the most ancient region of Georgia

Excursion program:

A fascinating panorama of the main Caucasian ridge from the Gombor pass (photo-stop);

Telavi is the ancient capital of Kakheti. Walk in the center of the city. It was here that many episodes of the cult film "Mimino" were filmed.

Visiting the old plane tree (plane tree), which is more than 900 years old. There, guests always make a wish.

Excursion to the family estate of the Georgian princes Chavchavadze in Tsinandali.

Alexander Chavchavadze was not only a military general, a famous winemaker, but also a poet, translator ... His estate was the center of the cultural life of Georgia of the XIX century: Pushkin and Lermontov, Odoyevsky and Alexander Dumas came to stay. A Griboyedov was married here, in the chapel, preserved to this day with Princess Nina Chavchavadze.

Gremi (Ancient capital of Kakheti). (Review).

Moving to Kvareli. Visit to the Winery "Hareba".

Afterwards, we will drive to the small village of Velesikhe, where we will visit the cellar museum "Numisi". We are met by the hostess Nunu with a delicious lunch.

Visit the nunnery in Bodba, where St. Nino is baptized, baptized Georgia.

Walk on Sighnaghi, the city of love.

Sighnaghi, an old, unusually picturesque town, is located on terraces, connected by winding steep streets. The city, as it were, is enclosed in a triangle of a well-preserved fortress wall with towers and gates. A huge multicolor mosaic of the Alazani Valley opens from the fortress walls.

Visit the exhibition of paintings by the legendary Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani.

Dinner - in the house of one of the local residents, Sergo, where the film "Love with an accent." Was filmed.

Return to Tbilisi. Night in Tbilisi

Day 4 Tbilisi - Rabat - Vardzia - Borjomi

Breakfast in the hotel .

Trip * Rabat-Vardzia-Borjomi, transfer to Vardzia is a unique rock city. It is not recommended for people with cardiovascular diseases, poor eyesight and poorly carrying height (comfortable clothes and shoes are needed). Moving to Akhaltsikhe, visiting the fortress of Rabat. Moving to Borjomi - balneological resort, tasting Borjomi water from the spring.

Return to Tbilisi.

Day 5 Tbilisi - Lake Sevan - Yerevan (325 km)

Departure to the Armenian border in Sadakhlo. You will be met by an Armenian guide, after which you will continue your journey to Yerevan. Visit to the Akhpat monastery - an outstanding monument of medieval Armenian architecture (UNESCO World Heritage). Lunch at a local restaurant with a shish kebab. Departure to Lake Sevan. Sevan occupies 5% of the entire territory of Armenia and is located at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level. According to the reserves of fresh water, Sevan ranks second in the world. Before you continue your journey to Yerevan, you will visit the monastery on the peninsula. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 6 Yerevan - Echmiadzin - Yerevan (100 km)

City Tour. Visit to the park with the memorial of the genocide of 1915. Departure to Etchmiadzin. The cathedral of Etchmiadzin is the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. According to legend, Jesus Christ himself descended from heaven and indicated the place for the construction of the temple. Return to Yerevan. On the way, stop at the ruins of the Zvartnots temple (UNESCO World Heritage). In Yerevan you will visit a brandy factory. The history of Armenian cognac begins in 1887, when the first cognac factory was founded on the site of the old fortress. Visiting the museum and tasting cognac. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 8  Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan (80 km)

In the morning, visit the museum of ancient manuscripts - Matenadaran. Among the centuries-old historical documents are also stored the first copy of the Bible and the Gospel. Departure to Garni and visit the pagan temple of the 1st century BC. Lunch at home in a local house, where you can see the process of cooking Armenian lavash and shish kebab. In the north-east of Garni, above the gorge of the Azat River, is the famous Geghard (UNESCO World Heritage). Geghard temple, carved into the rock, half impressed with its stark simplicity and grandeur. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 8

 

Transfer to the airport in Yerevan and departure.

 

 

THE PRICE OF THE TOUR IS INCLUDED

THE COST OF THE TOUR IS NOT INCLUDED

* Transfer: Airport - Hotel - Airport

* Transport service throughout the tour according to the program

* Accommodation in the hotel of the chosen category on the basis of breakfast

* All tours of the tour program

* Escort of the Russian-speaking guide during the excursions

 

* Flights

* Personal expenses

* Dinners outside the program

* Medical insurance

  * Farewell dinner

* Entrance tickets to museums

* Tickets for cable cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The prices quoted may vary according to the dollar exchange rate at the time of booking

* These hotels can be replaced by similar ones.

* The company reserves the right to change the excursion days and the sequence of tourist sites.

 

* The company is not liable for damage caused in case of force majeure, natural disasters, unforeseen delays on roads and the like.

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