Package Itinerary

Winter in Armenia/Georgia

Date

03-12-2020

Duration

6 Nights & 7 Days

Price

*OMR 129

Guest Ratings

4.5/5

Availability

Subject to Availability

Tour Inclusions

Breakfast

Accomodation

Transfers

Sightseeing

Tour guide

Tour Overview

Day : 1

Arrival – Yerevan, Armenia

o Arrival to Yerevan, meet and greet at the airport o Transfer to hotel, check in the hotel o Overnight in Yerevan

Day : 2

Yerevan – City Tour

o Breakfast in the hotel o Yerevan city tour o Yerevan is the capital and the biggest district of Armenia; one of the most ancient cities in the world. It is 2.800 years old. The name of the city refers to Erebuni Fortress of Urartu. In 1918 it became the 12th in history capital of Armenia. Yerevan is 900-1400 meters above sea level. o The statue of Sasuntsi David o The city hall of Yerevan o Mashtots avenue o Baghramian avenue o The National Assembly o The monument "Mother Armenia". o Cascade Monument o The Armenian Genocide memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd o A panoramic view from the monument opens up breathtaking city view with Opera House, Mount Ararat, Swan Lake, Republic Square, and Abovyan Avenue, which you will also walk by during the tour. o Tour will be finished around 19:00 o Overnight in Yerevan

Day : 3

Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan

o Breakfast in the hotel o 10 am starting the tour (duration around 5 hours) o The first milestone is Garni. Garni is one of the major villages in Armenia. It is famous for the fortress of Garni. The fortress is the only pagan sacred place from the 1st century that survived aggressive introduction of Christianity in the 4th century. It was dedicated to Mihr, the God of the sun. This is the only Greco-Roman style temple with 24 ionic columns as in Armenia, so on the territory of the former USSR. A disastrous 1679 earthquake destroyed the temple. It was reconstructed in 20th century. o The monastery complex Geghard (means a spear in Armenian) is an outstanding medieval architecture that reached us remarkably well- preserved. The beautiful landscape of Geghard is framed with towering cliffs. Decorative art cut into rocks reflects and explains Medieval Ages development throughout the region. The complex was introduced to the history in the 4th century as a sacred spring inside a cave. Today it is included into the list of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. o Drive back to Yerevan o Free evening o Overnight in Yerevan

Day : 4

Transfer from Armenia to Georgia, Yerevan – Tsaghkadzor – Sevan Lake – Sadakhlo – Tbilisi

o Breakfast in the hotel o Departure to Georgia o Stop in winter resort Tsaghkadzor , around 30 minutes’ drive from Sevan Lake o On the way we will visit Sevan Lake where we can have stop for lunch o You can enjoy your time here, take a ride on ropeway enjoy mountain air o Around 3 pm we will cross the Georgia border where Georgian guide will meet you and start introducing his country o Continue to Tbilisi, check in the hotel o Overnight in Tbilisi

Day : 5

Tbilisi City Tour – Mtatsminda Park

o Breakfast in the hotel o 10:00 starting the tour o It is time to explore Tbilisi city tour, visiting main attractions of the city: o Holy Trinity Church – the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church located in Tbilisi. Constructed between 1995 and 2004, it is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world and one of the largest religious buildings in the world by total area. Sameba is a synthesis of traditional styles dominating the Georgian church architecture at various stages in history and has some Byzantine undertones. o Metekhi plateau with the view on Old Town. Virgin Mary Metekhi church is located on the left bank of the river Mtkvari, on the cliff plateau, the first church on this place was probably built by Vakhtang Gorgasali symbolically resembling the church built on virgin Mary’s tomb in Gethsemane garden in Jerusalem. o Rike park and Bridge of Peace (The glass bridge). It is a pedestrian glass and steel bridge in a bow-shaped design that sits over the Mtkvari (Kura) river in Georgian capital. It was officially opened in May 2010. The bridge was brought to Georgia from Italy in 200 unassembled components. The bridge is 156 meters long and has more than 10 000 LED bulbs built-in, that are switched on daily 90 minutes before the sunset. o Narikala Fortress – the main landmark of Tbilisi, ancient fort defending city and opening breathtaking views of the capital. Also called the Mother Fortress of Tbilisi, Narikala is an ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defence. The fortress was established in the 4th century, around the period when the city itself was founded. o Abanotubani (baths district) – the oldest district of the capital where it’s history starts from. Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani. o Leghvtakhevi waterfall – beautiful nature wonder in the heart of old city. o Mtatsminda Park – the holy mountain with amusement park opening beautiful view of Tbilisi. The park has carousels, water slides, a roller-coaster, funicular, and a big Ferris Wheel at the edge of the mountain, offering a splendid view over the city. o Tour will be finished around 17:00 o Overnight in Tbilisi

Day : 6

Tbilisi – Ananuri – Gudauri – Tbilisi

o Breakfast in the hotel o 10:00 starting the tour o Departure to Caucasus region o On the way to Ananuri, you will stop at Jvari, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period built on the hilltop. You will enjoy the views of the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. o Continue to Ananuri complex, a former residence of Argveti Dukes. Complex featuring churches and towers dating back to the 16-17th centuries is beautifully overlooking Jinvali reservoir. o Drive further to see the conjunction of two small mountain rivers famous for keeping different colors even after they merge. After a short stop at Soviet time “People’s Friendship” mountain view point, at about 12:30 you will reach Gudauri, the mountain ski resort on southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains at the height of 2000 m above sea level. o Place offers a cable car; where you will enjoy the views of the skiing slopes and snowy mountains. o The place offers sleds rental and professional instructor services. o Tour will be finished around 18:00 o Overnight in Tbilisi

Day : 7

Tbilisi – Departure

o Breakfast in the hotel o Free time at leisure in Tbilisi o Transfer to the airport

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