Georgia and Armenia Uncovered Trafalgar Tours

Georgia and Armenia Uncovered

Culinary, Wine and Pub Tours

Take a culinary journey through two untapped gems on a Georgia and Armenia Uncovered, escorted tour. Travel from Tbilisi to Yerevan tasting, exploring and creating you way through Mtskheta, Akhasheni, Sighnaghi, Uplistsikhe, Gori, Dilijan Lake Sevan, Goris and Ararat Valley. Visit monasteries, museums and vineyards. Take a master cooking class and join a family for a delicious home cooked meal and wine tasting.

Stroll the cobbled stone streets of Tbilisi's Old Town and see 13th-century Metekhi Church. Via cable car, ascend to Narikala Fortress. At Georgian National Museum, learn about the legend of the Golden Fleece. See Mtskheta a 'Holy City' and its twin UNESCO World Heritage sites - the 6th-century Jvari Monastery and 11th-century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. In the Caucasus Mountains indulge in lunch and wine tasting in Sagaredjo. Participate in a Georgian bread baking master class. Follow the silk route to Uplistsikhe Cave Town to see an ancient theatre, church and dwellings carved out of the hillside. Marvel at remarkable medieval Armenian architecture in the UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Haghpat. Taste Russian pancakes and homemade tea. See the Armenian cross-stones in Noratus, then visit Karahunge, 'Armenia's Stonehenge.' Stop at the Armenian Genocide Memorial, honoring over a million Armenians who perished in the 20th century's first genocide. Witness important works of art at the Cascade Complex.


11 Daysfr. $2,650

  • MASTER CLASS in Georgian bread making and churchkhela sweets
  • ENJOY Wine tasting in Kakabet village
  • VISIT family-owned wine cellar in Chardakhi and sample local wines
  • LEARN to make lavash, paired with cheese and greens
  • INDULGE in Russian pancakes and homemade tea in Fioletovo village
  • EXPLORE UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery
  • VIEW Metekhi Church
  • SEE Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the monastic complex of Haghpat
  • WITNESS the cross-stones in Noratus and the Wings of Tatev cableway
  • VIEW Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat and Yerevan's Cascade Complex
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST GUIDED TOURS in Tbilisi and Yerevan
  • VISIT Bodbe Monastery in Sighnaghi and Uplistsikhe Cave Town
  • TOUR Stalin's Museum in Gori and Yerevan's Genocide Memorial
  • TASTE Armenian brandy during a local distillery visit
  • ASCEND to Narikala Fortress via cablecar
  • LEARN about the legend of the Golden Fleece at the Georgian National Museum
  • STOP AT Karahunge, known as 'Armenia's Stonehenge'
  • VISIT Shinuhayr village a local community making a living from crafting traditional wool carpets
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Wyndham Grand in Tbilisi, Georgia (4 nights)
  • Wine Resort in Akhasheni, Georgia (1 night)
  • Best Western Plus Paradise in Dilijan, Armenia (1 night)
  • Hotel Goris in Goris, Armenia (1 night)
  • Ramada by Wyndham in Yerevan, Armenia (3 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

WELCOME TO TBILISI Location Information Description

Tbilisi, Georgia

A smorgasbord of architectural marvels overlook the cobbled streets of Georgia's capital. On arrival in Tbilisi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and Georgian-style fare this evening.

Dinner

Wyndham Grand

EXPLORE COLORFUL TBILISI Location Information Description

Tbilisi, Georgia

Take in the sights and sounds of the capital as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Tbilisi's Old Town. Your exploration begins at the 13th-century Metekhi Church, from there you'll wind your way along narrow streets and stroll past the patterned balconies and colorful façades that are so characteristic of this city.

Ascend to the ancient Narikala Fortress by cable car next, soaking up the panoramic views of the city before delving into the legend of the Golden Fleece at the Georgian National Museum.

Breakfast

Wyndham Grand

ONWARDS TO Mtskheta and on to Akhasheni Location Information Description

Mtskheta, Georgia

Leave Tbilisi behind as you head to the ancient capital of Mtskheta. Known as the religious center of Georgia, you'll revel in the twin UNESCO World Heritage sites - the 6th-century Jvari Monastery and 11th-century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

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Akhasheni, Georgia

Delve into the city's Christian history which saw it granted the status of a 'Holy City', then retire to your hotel where you'll enjoy dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wine Resort

OFF TO SIGHNAGHI AND RETURN TO TBILISI Location Information Description

Sighnaghi, Georgia

Soak up the crisp air of the Caucasus Mountains as your journey continues to the fortified town of Sighnaghi in the heart of Georgia's wine region. Visit Bodbe Monastery, one of the country's most prominent pilgrimage sites,

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Then head to Kakabeti village in Sagaredjo where you'll Connect With Locals and enjoy lunch and a wine tasting. At this exclusive Be My Guest experience, your host will treat you to some of the local wines, followed by a master class in Georgian bread baking and churchkhela sweets. Return to your hotel later for an evening at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

Wyndham Grand

A DAY IN UPLISTSIKHE AND GORI Location Information Description

Uplistsikhe, USA

Trace the ancient Silk Route and visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town where you'll find an ancient theatre, church and dwellings hewn directly out of the rocky hillside.

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Gori, Georgia

Next, delve into the life of the former leader of the Soviet Union at the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori, his birthplace.

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Later, Connect With Locals at Iago's wine cellar where you'll sample some of the local wines produced using a traditional method which has been inscribed as a UNESCO heritage. Iago and his wife Marina regale guests with colorful stories of their life as wine producers in the area before you return to Tbilisi.

Breakfast

Wyndham Grand

CONTINUE TO MONASTIC HAGHPAT AND DILIJAN Location Information Description

Haghpat, Armenia

Bid farewell to Georgia and cross the border into Armenia. Your first taste of this ancient land is the UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Haghpat featuring incredible works of medieval Armenian architecture.

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Dilijan, Armenia

Against the backdrop of the forest-clad slopes of the Caucasus, you'll enjoy lunch in Dzoraget village, which lies on the banks of the Debed River. Dive Into Culture by tasting Russian pancakes and homemade tea with a local in Fioletovo village, then head to Dilijan for your overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Western Plus Paradise

ADMIRE STUNNING LAKE SEVAN AND GORIS Location Information Description

Lake Sevan, Armenia

A day of tranquil beauty awaits at Lake Sevan - your reward for an early start to the day. You'll see first-hand why it is deserving of its nickname 'The Blue Pearl of Armenia' as you bask in the peninsula's breathtaking scenery.

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Yeghegnadzor, Armenia

Stop in the lakeside village of Noratus, with its impressive collection of Armenian cross-stones, then head to Yeghegnadzor spectacularly surrounded by the Zangezur Mountains.

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Goris, Armenia

You'll savor a homemade lunch of local specialties before enjoying a quick photo stop in Karahunge, known as 'Armenia's Stonehenge'. Tonight you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel in Goris.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel Goris

JOURNEY TO TATEV COMPLEX, ARARAT VALLEY & ON TO YEREVAN Location Information Description

Tatev Complex, Armenia

A thrilling start to the day sees you take a trip across the Wings of Tatev cableway to the 'monastery on the edge of nothing'. Watch the epic scenery unfold as the world's longest aerial tramway delivers you to the 9th-century Apostolic monastery.

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Shinuhayr Village, Armenia

Then, continue to Shinuhayr village where you'll Make Travel Matter to the local community which makes a living from crafting traditional wool carpets. Enjoy lunch in a local family's home nearby,

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Yerevan, Armenia

Continue to your final stop for the day, Khor Virap Monastery. Here St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 14 years before he led Armenia to become the first country in the world to be declared a Christian nation. Admire the views of Mount Ararat, Armenia's national symbol, then head to Yerevan, the country's capital.

Breakfast, Lunch

Ramada by Wyndham

DISCOVER HISTORIC YEREVAN Location Information Description

Yerevan, Armenia

Contemplate Yerevan's contrasting ancient culture and vibrant modern vibe as you delve into the city's history that spans over 2,800 years. Your sightseeing tour will start in Republic Square and continue to the Cascade Complex, home to the Gafesjian Centre which houses some of Armenia's most important works of art.

Take the Great Cascade to Victory Park for incredible views of the heart of the city before visiting the moving Armenian Genocide Memorial, dedicated to the memory of over a million Armenians who perished in the first genocide of the 20th century.

The rest of the day is free to explore the city your way. Consider spending your afternoon on an Optional Experience to visit the Ruins of Zvartnots, or perhaps enjoy dinner in the former home of a famous Armenian painter.

Breakfast

Ramada by Wyndham

A DAY EXPLORING GEGHARD MONASTERY Location Information Description

Yerevan, Armenia

Today's excursion takes us to the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery. Hewn partly from the surrounding rock, Geghard is most famous for its incredible acoustics and spectacular natural beauty. You'll Dive Into Culture during a moving performance of Armenian spiritual songs, or sharakans, performed by a live quintet, before a scenic drive brings you to Garni.

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Garni, Armenia

Here you'll meet a local family who will teach you how to make Armenia's national flatbread lavash paired with cheese and greens. Connect With Locals as you sample the brduj snack you've just made yourself and take a walk around your host's garden and orchard, learning about the different fruits grown in the area.

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Yerevan, Armenia

On your return to Yerevan, enjoy delicious flavors of the legendary Armenian brandy during a local distillery visit. Tonight, you'll end your epic adventure through Georgia and Armenia with a Farewell Dinner in a traditional Armenian tavern, paired with folk songs and dance.

Breakfast, Dinner

Ramada by Wyndham

FAREWELL YEREVAN Location Information Description

Yerevan, Armenia

After a whirlwind journey to two lands with dramatic pasts and vibrant multi-cultural legacies, it's time to say a fond farewell to new friends and prepare for your journey home.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Oct 02, 2021
$2,650.00
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, Apr 30, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, May 14, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, May 28, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, Jun 11, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, Jul 09, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, Aug 20, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, Sep 03, 2022
$2,678.00
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
$2,678.00

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