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Georgia & Armenia Adventure

11 Days | Check out the Caucasus neighbours of Armenia and Georgia

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Head deep in the Caucasus on an 11-day extravaganza around the sights of Georgia and Armenia. Discover the religious significance of Yerevan and the ancient stone-carved monasteries dotted around the countryside, visit the historic and cultural hub of Tbilisi, head to the highlands in Gudauri, dabble in Georgia’s acclaimed wine scene in Telavi and learn how to make traditional cuisine. With home-cooked meals, local guided walks and free time aplenty, you’d be hard pressed to find a pair of countries so rich with things to see, yet so far from the usual tourist map.

Trip overview

Map of Georgia & Armenia Adventure including Armenia and Georgia
Start
Yerevan, Armenia
Finish
Tbilisi, Georgia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Georgia, Armenia
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
KFKE
This trip generates 45 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Check out the amazing religious monuments of Armenia, including the rock-hewn Geghard Monastery, the Hellenistic Garni Temple, and the medieval Sevanavank Monastery.
  • Take a hike in the striking Caucasus mountains to perhaps one of the best positioned churches in Europe – Gergeti Trinity Church.
  • Learn how to make one of Georgia’s favourite dishes, khinkali, with a local family in their home, then enjoy the delicious dumplings for lunch.
  • Visit the village of Fioletovo, home to the Molokan religious sect. Join a Molokan family for lunch to learn about their traditions and taste their Russian-influenced cuisine.
  • Explore Kond, one of Yerevan’s oldest neighbourhoods, with a local guide, then join a family for a traditional Armenian lunch in their 300-year-old home.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regional Hub. Donations help them improve their services and training hub to connect people, who’ve fled their homes due to war or political instability, with their new community in Georgia.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves a reasonable amount of walking so be sure to bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness. There is an included hike on Day 8, at an altitude of 2170m. Please refer to the itinerary for more details.
  • The diversity of the seasons here makes for incredible scenery, but the weather in this region can be unpredictable. It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change. There may occasionally be itinerary changes due to road closures.
  • This trip covers a lot of ground so there are some long travel days. Some of the roads in Armenia and Georgia, particularly when visiting villages, can be a little rough. This may mean that some of the journeys could take a little longer than expected. Please review the itinerary for details.

Itinerary

Map of Georgia & Armenia Adventure including Armenia and Georgia

Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (10 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Yerevan - City Tour with Local Guide
  • Yerevan - Ethnographic House Tour with Lunch
  • Yerevan - Carpet Educational
  • Yerevan - Kond walking tour with a local guide
  • Garni - Temple of Garni
  • Lake Sevan - Sevanavank Monastery
  • Geghard - Geghard Monastery
  • Fioletovo - Molokan Village
  • Tbilisi - Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Tbilisi - Aerial Cable Car
  • Mtskheta - Jvari Church & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Uplistsikhe - Cave Complex Visit with Local Guide
  • Stepantsminda - Gergeti Trinity Church Hike
  • Stepantsminda - Khinkali home-cooking class
  • Kakheti - Tsinandali Estate Visit
  • Kakheti - Wine tasting
  • Kakheti - Telavi Fresh Produce Market
  • Kakheti - Sighnaghi Walking Tour
  • Kakheti - Bodbe Monastery
Add on activities
  • Yerevan - Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex - Free
  • Yerevan - Museum of Armenian History - AMD2500
  • Yerevan - Brandy Factory visit & Tasting - AMD4500
  • Yerevan - Sergei Parajanov Museum - AMD2500
  • Private half-day tour to Zvartnots Temple - USD70
  • Private half-day tour to Khor Virap Monastery - USD70
  • Tbilisi - Open Air Museum of Ethnography - GEL20
  • Tbilisi - Georgian National Museum - GEL30
  • Tbilisi - The National Gallery - GEL25
  • Tbilisi - Thermal Bath House Visit - from - GEL70
  • Gori - Museum of Stalin - GEL15
  • Stepantsminda – 4WD to Gergeti Cathedral – from (per car) - GEL60
  • Telavi – Batonis Castle - GEL2
  • Telavi - Telavi Historical Museum - GEL5

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
3. Due to current border crossing restrictions for different Caucasus nationalities, your Trip Leader may be from a nearby country. Your leader will have in-depth knowledge and extensive travel experience throughout the Caucasus. Local guides from Georgia and Armenia are represented throughout the itinerary to ensure you receive a diverse and uniquely local range of perspectives.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Michael · Traveled October 2023
The Intrepid trip to Armenia & Georgia lived up to my expectations - my group leader & group dynamic were excellent & I learned a great deal about food, history, culture & the arts in these countries
Review submitted 12 Oct 2023

Catherine · Traveled October 2023
A wonderful trip through two amazing countries. The local guides across both Georgia and Armenia were fantastic, as was our tour leader.
Review submitted 23 Oct 2023

Sathish · Traveled September 2023
Overall good trip with good itinerary. Included home meals were really good. Khor Virap should be included. Telavi market is waste of time instead that time can be spent at the Sighnaghi. But this trip is not a great value for money unless you book it during sale. Georgia & Armenia are quite affordable, easy to travel and very safe to explore.
Review submitted 09 Oct 2023

Joan · Traveled August 2023
This is an excellent itinerary, with outstanding local guides and a number of delicious family meals. The tour covers a lot of history, chances to drink excellent wine, see fascinating landscapes, and enjoy a nice portion of free time. I recommend arriving early in Yerevan to visit places not included in the tour. The mid-tour hike to the Gergeti Trinity Church in the mountains was stunning.
Review submitted 11 Sep 2023

David · Traveled August 2023
This was a fantastic trip. The culture, food and scenery were incredible. Our tour leader was great too!
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023
Georgia & Armenia Adventure
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