Georgia and Armenia vacation

Europe meets Asia at this cultural crossroads where ancient religions have left their mark & Soviet architecture is being blown away by grand fashion boulevards.
Yerevan Geghard Monastery Areni village wine tasting Silk Road Mediaeval churches at Haghpat and Sanahin Tbilisi Gori Kazbegi village Uplistsikhe pre-Christian Cave town Kutaisi's UNESCO sites Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Alaverdi cathedral
Price
US $3549ToUS $3679excluding flights
Duration
14 Days
Countries
Armenia, Georgia
Type
Small group
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Optional single supplement 600.
Minimum age 16.
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Description of Georgia and Armenia vacation

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Price information

US $3549ToUS $3679excluding flights
Optional single supplement 600.
Minimum age 16.
Make enquiry

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Travel guides

Caucasus
Chacha toasts in Georgia, carved stone khachkars in Armenia, and karabakh horses in Azerbaijan; if you're looking to untangle the cultural characteris...
Armenia & Georgia
With more monasteries and churches than you can throw a thurible at, Armenia appeals to ecclesiastical enthusiasts seeking enlightenment. However, giv...

Vacation information

Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled 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.
Our top tip:
If you have the time in Yerevan, visit the Sergei Parajanov Museum which gives a fascinating insight into Armenia & Georgia through film.
Trip type:
Small group.
Activity level:
Moderate.
Accomm:
11 nights hotel, 2 guesthouses
Solo:
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available at a supplement.
Included:
Accomodation, transport, listed activities, tour leader, flights from London (if booked), transfers.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
Diet:
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.

Reviews

8 Reviews of Georgia and Armenia vacation

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Reviewed on 06 Aug 2019 by

The scenery was the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was lunch with a wine producing family in Eastern Georgia and meeting a Russian family in their home in Armenia. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jul 2018 by

Absolutely excellent in every respect. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2018 by

The most memorable part was the stunning spring/summer landscapes of Georgia and Armenia. Very very good. Local guides were excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2017 by

All of it..... everything was memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2017 by

Walking in the national park in Georgia was the highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jul 2016 by

Best bit: The hike up to the Gergeti monastery in Georgia. Wonderful location. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2014 by

Content, guide and transport, very, very good. Read full review

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

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

People

Local Crafts and Culture:
We are very proud of local crafts and culture in Georgia and Armenia and our local guides are enthusiastic about briefing our clients on opportunities to experience this. In the mountainous regions in front of the churches and fortresses on the itinerary, local people can be found selling handmade goods on stalls such as hats, socks, jars and horns etc. Guides also encourage guests to sample some of the wonderful locally produced food and drink along the way e.g. in the small village of Areni, we stop at a winery where the finest Armenian wine is produced. Here we can try and buy these traditional wares which economically benefits local communities by supporting small businesses. Of course the biggest way we endorse culture with our trip, is to visit so many cultural hotspots and UNESCO sites: Geghard Monastery, the Genocide Memorial at Yerevan, 7th Century ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral, mediaeval monuments at Sanahin or Haghpat, just to name a few.

Accommodation and Meals:
Over the course of the trip, we spend several nights in small, family-run hotels and guesthouses. Through this practice, our business provides employment and additional income to lesser known areas and their inhabitants. All the hotel food is homemade, using locally produced and sourced goods wherever possible. Furthermore, guests often have the exciting opportunity to learn from their hosts how to prepare traditional dishes. This kind of genuine experience is priceless and could not be possible in very large groups in industrial sized hotels. We would recommend trying Georgian specialties like Khachapuri (cheese pies) and Khinkali (meat dumplings); in Armenia be sure to sample Khoravats (barbecues) and Dolma (stuffed vine leaves).

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