Georgia and Armenia tour

An enthralling journey through the Caucasus region, visiting sacred sites as well as many historic and cultural highlights of Armenia and Georgia.
Yerevan Echmiadzin Cathedral Garni Temple Geghard Monastery Amberd Fortress Lake Sevan Khor Virap Monastery Haghpat Monastery Tbilisi Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta Uplistsikhe cave town Kutaisi Gelati Monastery Vardzia Walking in the Kazbegi Mountains Stalin Museum in Gori Gudauri Kakheti wine region
Price
US $2710ToUS $2820 excluding flights
Duration
16 Days
Countries
Armenia, Georgia
Type
Small group
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Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Description of Georgia and Armenia tour

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Price information

US $2710ToUS $2820 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Travel guides

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Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

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Reviewed on 03 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Walking through the village and then the woods before rising over the hill to see Gegrit Trinity Church, set against the magnificent Caucases mountains,
which still retained valleys of snow, in the bright clear air.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Go with an open mind. Welcome the pride in the culture, towns, churches and heritage. These are amazing countries with a fascinating history at the
crossroads of Europe and Asia.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The vacation put money into the local economy. The people were keen to retain and repair their inheritance.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was great. These small group vacations are made by and very dependent on the quality of the guides and the sharing of the travelers. We learnt so much.

Reviewed on 05 Nov 2018 by

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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We travel in small groups which helps us to minimize our impact on the environment. Despite the distances involved in getting around Georgia and Armenia we only travel by bus. As our groups are small we are not using the larger, less efficient coaches to transport our customers.

On several days during the trip we will walk to many of the attractions that we are visiting. This reduces our reliance upon motorised transport and gives customers the opportunity to experience the true environment. In particular we undertake walking tours of the towns that we visit, such as Tiblisi, rather than touring the city by bus.

Re-usable water bottles are always part of our recommended essential items to bring on tour so that we reduce the use of plastic water bottles and therefore plastic wastage.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our UK Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. Cool Earth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

People

Georgia and Armenia are a cultural treasure trove, not only for their historic sites but for their traditions and heritage. We always want to show you as much of the real country as we can so we employ a local tour leader and variety of local guides who can really bring the culture to life for you in an authentic way.

Staying in small and relatively out of the way places and using local guesthouses really brings us closer to the local culture and gives us many opportunities for unique experiences.

Using local guides and crew is consistent with our policy to generate local employment and deliver direct economic benefits to the areas we are traveling in.

We also do this by using locally owned hotels, spreading our business to a variety of local restaurants. In this area which was relatively isolated until recently, the income we generate is really significant to these small businesses. It is important that the people who work for us are treated fairly and confident in their work. This is why we take care to train all our local tour leaders and give them all the support they need to do their job well.

In Georgia we are also working with the German government organisation ‘GIZ’ to help our partners train locals further down the supply train – from guides and drivers to hoteliers and restaurant owners. This helps to professionalise the industry in Georgia at a local level and benefits all businesses that we interact with.

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