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ANCIENT CHRISTIAN COUNTRIES

THE FIRSTS TO ACCEPT CHRISTIANITY IN THE WORLD

DURATION
11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
TOUR CODE
3GECAGEARM
DEPARTURE
EVERY SATURDAY
PRICE
FROM CAD $2422 PP
START
TIBILISI
END
TIBILISI

OVERVIEW

The tours that starts in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi covers the most important religious sites of Georgia and Armenia, neighboring countries that are among the firsts to accept Christianity in the world but are still so different in terms of culture and nature. 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 01 TBILISI

Arrival to Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel (*)

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

DAY 02 TBILISI (B/D)

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 at leisure in the afternoon. We suggest you to visit National Museum of Georgia, Open Air Ethnographic Museum

20:00 Welcome dinner

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

DAY 03 WINE REGION – KAKHETI (B/L)

09:00 Drive to Kakheti region. Sights to Visit: Bodbe Nunnery, Sighnaghi ‘City of Love’ 16

13:00 Lunch and wine tasting at the local winery, Visit Tsinandali Family Estate 18

21:00 Drive to Tbilisi after dinner time.

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

DAY 04  TBILISI TO KHEVI PROVINCE (B/D)

09:00 Drive to Mtskheta. Sights to visit: Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral 20

13:00 Lunch stop (*). Drive along Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural complex 21

20:00 Dinner at the hotel

Overnight in Gudauri

 

DAY 05 CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS (B/D)

09:00 Drive to Stepantsminda. Hike up to Gergeti Trinity Church approximately 3hrs. hiking or by 4WD vehicle (*).

13:00 Lunch stop (*).Drive back to Gudauri

20:00 Dinner at the hotel

Overnight in Gudauri

 

DAY 6 TRIP TO THE OLDEST URBAN SETTLEMENT IN GEORGIA (B/L)

09:00 Drive to Uplistsikhe. Explore Uplistsikhe rock-hewn town 23

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 famous Borjomi mineral water

Overnight in Akhaltsikhe

 

DAY 7 AKHALTSIKHE – VARDZIA – YEREVAN  – (B/D)

09:00 Drive to Vardzia, explore Vardzia Cave Complex

13:00 Lunch stop (*). Photo stop at Khertvisi Fortress. 2

Drive to Yerevan

20:00 – Dinner

Overnight in Yerevan

 

DAY 8 YEREVAN – ECHMIADZIN – YEREVAN (B/L)

09:00 Drive to Echmiadzin. Visit Echmiadzin Cathedral – UNESCO World Heritage Sight

13:00 Lunch. Yerevan city Tour. Visit of Matenadaran Museum and Tsitsernakaberd – the memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Great Armenian Genocide.

Rest of the day free

Overnight in Yerevan

 

DAY 9 YEREVAN – GARNI – GEGHARD – KHOR VIRAP – YEREVAN (B/L)

10:00 Visit Garni Hellenistic temple and Geghard Monastery – the UNESCO World Heritage Sight

13:00 Lunch. Visit Khor-Virap – “Deep Dungeon”, one of the holiest sites in Armenia

Rest of the day free

Overnight in Yerevan

 

DAY 10 YEREVAN – SEVAN – SADAKHLO – TBILISI (B/L)

09:00 Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. Visit Sevan Monastery 35

13:00 Lunch. Drive to Alaverdi. Visit Haghpat Monastery.

Drive to Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

DAY 11 DEPART TBILISI (B)

Transfer to the airport (*)

TRAVEL IDEAS

  • Spiritual Journeys

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation as per program
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Meals as per listed
  • Entrance fees as per program

EXCLUSIONS

  • International Flights
  • Alcohol beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Services marked with (*) are on supplementary basis

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