Flavours of Armenia and Georgia
Armenia & Georgia, Discovery, 14 days - from £1,595 (land only) - from €2,155 (land only) - from $2,660 (land only)
Added value and flavour..
...as, unlike our competitors, ALL meals are included in our holiday price (and delicious they are too!).
- Highlights of the `Lands of the Golden Fleece`
- A holiday of history and culture in Armenia and Georgia
- Gentle walks in the foothills of the Caucasus of Georgia
- Brandy tasting in Armenia and a traditional cooking class
- Visit historic churches, fortresses and several UNESCO sites
From Yerevan to Tbilisi, this gentle walking and touring holiday in Armenia and Georgia is designed to show off the landscape and culture of these two fascinating countries. Visits to a brandy factory and to local farmers markets add a touch of local colour and there's even a traditional Armenian cooking class. A journey to the foothills of the highest mountains in Armenia (Mt Aragats) allows us to see this jagged massif before gentle walking downhill to the 7th century Amberd Fortress. We visit the stunning ancient Noravank and Khor Virap monasteries, and enjoy an easy day walk between Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries. We also overnight on the shores of Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Caucasus region. Over the border in Georgia, we cross the Silk Road stopping in the town of Gori, the birthplace of Stalin, where we visit the museum and amazing Uplistsikhe Cave system. It's then onwards towards Kazbegi where we enjoy some easy walking in the foothills to the Gergeti Trinity Church with possible views of the snow capped Mt Kazbek (5047m). We return to Tbilisi and enjoy further sightseeing of this very picturesque town. Our wine tasting session in Tbilisi provides a flavoursome finale to this 2 week discovery holiday in Armenia and Georgia.
Is this holiday for you?
This is primarily a discovery adventure holiday which includes culture alongside some easy and gentle walking. There are several days which include long drives of up to 5hrs. We try to include some walking or sightseeing either in the morning or the afternoon, but sometimes this is not possible. The walking is all on good terrain and is led by a professional. The walks vary in length from 2-5hrs. Little ascent is involved as most of the paths are level or a gradual descent, of course some short ascents are unavoidable. You should be prepared that it can be hot in the towns (Yerevan, Tbilisi) and lower areas (Sanahin and Haghpats), and cooler in the higher mountains (near the village of Kazbegi in Georgia). Much of our sightseeing time is based around the ancient UNSECO churches in the area (although cooking, brandy and wine tasting and museum visits are also included). Accommodation throughout is in simple but comfortable hotels, and 2 nights are in family homestay. With the exception of the homestay, all accommodation is ensuite.