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
US $3649ToUS $3779excluding flights
Optional single supplement £553.
Minimum age 16.
Minimum age 16.
Description of Georgia and Armenia vacation
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Small group tour, ideal for solos & couples:
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. For those with limited time, a small group tour will save valuable time in planning, and on vacation.
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.
11 nights hotel, 2 guesthouses
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available at a supplement.
Accomodation, transport, listed activities, tour leader, flights from London (if booked), transfers.
All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
A few departures each year include citizen science projects. These special departures offer you the opportunity to be involved in the collection of freshwater samples during the trip. The environmental DNA information derived from this sample will contribute directly to the eBioAtlas; the world's largest repository of flora and fauna species data, contributing to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity both locally and globally. To book onto one of these special departures, please ask for more information.
8 Reviews of Georgia and Armenia vacation
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 06 Aug 2019 by Michael (Mick) OliverThe scenery was the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019 by Margaret SargentThe 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 Liam FitzpatrickAbsolutely excellent in every respect. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Jun 2018 by Peter ChapmanThe 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 Breeda DugganAll of it..... everything was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Sep 2017 by Baron-Vahl AmosWalking in the national park in Georgia was the highlight. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jul 2016 by Paul RooneyBest bit: The hike up to the Gergeti monastery in Georgia. Wonderful location. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Nov 2014 by Mark BowmanContent, guide and transport, very, very good. Read full review
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.
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.
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.
PeopleLocal 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).