If you decide to organize your vacation trip to Caucasus, we advice travel to Armenia, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh in this tour package.
The Caucasus is one of the most colorful regions of the world with authentic culture and traditions. This trip is an opportunity to meet friendly locals, eat delicious food like none other on earth, enjoy the beauty of incredibly diverse landscapes and feel the freedom and the power of mountains. It includes the most remarkable sights of Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh together with Georgia. You will get acquainted with these countries, fell the similarities as well as differences between traditions, customs and people of Armenia and Georgia.
Pick up and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner at traditional Armenian restaurant with folk program (Armenian national songs and dances). Evening walk from the Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in Dancing fountains show.
Breakfast in the hotel. Yerevan sightseeing including Republic Square, Opera House, State University, Parliament House, President’s Palace and Cascade complex. Tour to Matenadaran, a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum. Depart for Etchmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative headquarter of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin (302-303 AD), the seat of the Catholicos. Visit St. Gayane and St. Hripsime Churches (7th c.). Return to Yerevan and stop over for Zvartnots temple, 7th century architectural masterpiece, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Evening dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-Stone Symphony- Vernisage
Breakfast in the hotel. Tour to Geghard medieval monastery: a fantastic example of medieval Armenian architecture of XII century. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Participation in Armenian bread “Lavash” baking. Tour to the only preserved pagan temple Garni. Return to Yerevan. Visit Vernisage.
Breakfast in the Hotel. Tour to Khor Virap Monastery. The monastery is famous for its location, especially for the view of the Biblical Mount Ararat, on the top of which Noah’s ark came to rest according to legend. Visit Noravank. Visit Tatev Monastery, founded in the 9th century: one of the most wonderful places of Armenia. Located on a large basalt plateau on the edge of a deep gorge of the River Vorotan, Tatev Monastery forms an incredible harmony with the picturesque landscape. Dinner in Goris.
Goris - Khndzoresk –Shushi-Stepanakert
Breakfast in the Hotel. Tour to Khndzoresk, that is very famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations and ancient cave settlement. The artificial caves used to be inhabited till the 1950’s. Visit Shoushi fortress. Continue to Hunot Gorge, which is one of the most beautiful places in Artsakh. Visit Ghazanchetsots Cathedral (1888): one of the most impressive cult constructions of Armenia. Evening walk and dinner in Stepanakert.
Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to the monument "We and our mountains", called by the locals the Grandfather and the Grandmother, which symbolizes the attachment of Artsakh people to their native ground and their will towards life and adherence to family values.Visit Mayraberd fortress, situated 14km towards east from Stepanakert. Visit the city of Tigranakert, founded in the first century BC under the order of Tigran the Great. A trip to Gandzasar Monastery, which is a real miracle of the Armenian architecture.Visit Vank village and Tsovin Qar, where we will see the lion carved of the rock and other interesting monuments. Dinner in Stepanakert.
Stepanakert -Zontikner-Amaras- Chinari Tsar- Karahunj- Sisian
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit a natural wonder called Zontikner, which means "umbrellas". Visit Amaras monastery and Chinari Tsar. Karahunj, a prehistorical archeological site. Dinner in Sisian.
Sisian - Selim - Noratus - Sevanavank - Dilijan
Breakfast in the hotel. On our way to Sevan we will visit Selim Caravanserai (1332): one of the many overnight spots for caravans, going to Europe and the East through Armenia.Lake Sevan is one of the greatest high mountainous freshwater lakes of Eurasia. It’s a fascinating collage of turquoise waves playing with wind and mountains reflected on water. Visit Noratus cemetery of khachkars: unique phenomenon of Armenian culture.
Dilijan - Haghartsin - Sanahin - Haghpat - Tbilisi
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Haghartsin Monastery (X- XIV centuries). Nestled in forested mountains. The monastery creates a magical impression of the lost world. A trip to Haghpat Monastery (10th c.) and Sanahin monastic complex (10th c.), both were religious, cultural and educational centers in the X-XIII centuries and are included in the UNESCO's World Heritage List. Lunch in Haghpat.Drive to Tbilisi.
Tbilisi city tour
Breakfast in the hotel. Tbilisi sightseeing including Old Tbilisi, Shota Rustaveli avenue, Sharden’s street, the Bridge of Peace, Metekhi Church (13th c.), Narikala fortress (4th c.), monument "Kartlis Mother" ("Mother Georgia"), monument to Vakhtang Gorgosali, founder of Tbilisi. Tbilisi Funicular at Mount Mtatsminda, where you can enjoy panoramic view of the city. Good-bye dinner with national music and dances. Return to the hotel.
Tbilisi - Jvari - Chateau Mukhrani - Gori - Uplitsikhe
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Jvari temple, which is fascinating for the fact that, after adoption of Christianity in Georgia St. Nino erected the first cross on this exact spot. Visit Mtskheta city, which is the first capital of Georgia. The main three sites in this city are Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Temple, Bebris Tsikhe Fortress. Uplistsikhe Cave town, which was founded in 1000 BC and was a sacred temple spot during Pre-Christian period. Dinner in a Georgian restaurant. Return to Tbilisi.
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport.