14 Day Armenia & Georgia Discovery

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet during tours. The pace is fast. Three days require long transfers by shuttle bus. Some of the tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. There are many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions. Some hotels in Mina and Dilijan are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.

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Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Flights New York-Yerevan, Tbilisi-New York
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Yerevan
    • 1 night Goris
    • 1 night Dilijan
    • 5 nights Tbilisi
    • 1 night Tsinandali or Telavi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

Tour Highlights

Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Tour and concert at the medieval Geghard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread
  • Pause at the Armenian Genocide Memorial honoring victims of the 20th century genocide
  • Tour a family-owned carpet factory; see weavers at work
  • Brandy tastings at a traditional Armenian distillery founded in the 1800s
  • In Yerevan, visit the magnificent Zvartnots Temple, a 7th century masterpiece
  • View biblical Mt. Ararat from the 4th century pilgrimage site at the Khor Virap Monastery
  • Board the Wings of Tatev cable car that whisks you to Tatev Monastery
  • Traditional musical duduk (Armenian oboe) performance
  • A walking tour in Old Town Dilijan reveals artisans' workshops and handicraft shops
  • Visit Haghpat Monastery, a major center of learning in the Middle Ages
  • In Georgia, explore Tbilisi's Old City, known for its diverse architecture and cobble streets
  • Tour the rock hewn town of Uplistsikhe, an archaeological site in the Caucasus
  • Visit Gori, one of the oldest cities in Georgia and Stalin's birthplace
  • Lunch and tastings at top-class wineries where wine is made in large earthenware pots
  • In Gremi, capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti, visit the monumental Gremi Fortress
  • Visit the striking Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet during tours. The pace is fast. Three days require long transfers by shuttle bus. Some of the tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. There are many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions. Some hotels in Mina and Dilijan are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.

Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Armenia
Depart on your flight to Yerevan, Armenia*
*For passengers departing on day 1 and arriving in the early hours of day 3, a room will be available for you upon arrival

DAY 2, Tuesday - En Route
Continue on your flight to Yerevan and arrive in the very early hours of day 3. Welcome to Yerevan, Armenia's capital. After transferring to the hotel, check into your room
Overnight: Yerevan

DAY 3, Wednesday - Discover Yerevan
Begin the tour of Yerevan with a visit to the History Museum of Armenia with its vast collection of archaeological treasures. Stop at the Cascade, a limestone stairway that links the city center to parks and residential areas. Continue to the Mother of Armenia monument located in Victory Park. Proceed to the Obelisk of Yerevan for a short visit before returning to the hotel. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting followed by dinner
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Geghard Monastery Concert, Garni Temple, Lavash Demonstration
Spend the morning at the medieval Geghard Monastery carved into a mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Garni Temple. After, savor lunch at a local restaurant, along with a demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread. On the drive back to Yerevan, pause at the somber Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial. During the panoramic tour of the city, view the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament, Opera House and Republic Square. The rest of the day is at leisure, or choose to participate in the optional dinner and show
Optional: Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Friday - Carpet Factory, Brandy Tasting, Zvartnots Cathedral
Tour the family-owned Megerian Carpet Factory. View hundreds of antique and new handmade carpets. Learn about the differences of Armenian carpet making and observe weavers at work. Next, enjoy tastings of Armenian brandy at a distillery that has preserved the traditions of brandy manufacturing since the 1800s. Following lunch, visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Continue to Zvartnots Cathedral, a 7th century architectural masterpiece, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, head back to Yerevan and visit the old food market. Time to wander and sample homemade local delicacies
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Saturday - Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, Noravank Monastery, Goris
Today, drive towards biblical Mount Ararat and the Khor Virap Monastery, a pilgrimage site dating back to the 4th century. Continue to Noravank Monastery, a masterpiece for both its architecture and picturesque setting. After a lunch break, travel to the small town of Goris with its tree-lined avenues and 19th century homes
Overnight: Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Cable Car, Tatev Monastery, Duduk Performance, Lake Sevan, Old Dilijan
Travel to Halidzor Station to board the "Wings of Tatev," that whisks you high over the river gorge Tatev Monastery. Continue your journey and stop for lunch. Driving along the Selim Pass, visit Caravanserai, an important station on the Silk Road, and medieval Noratus cemetery. Next, drive to Lake Sevan. Conclude the day in the resort town of Dilijan, renowned for its spas and traditional craft workshops
Overnight: Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Haghpat Monastery, Border Crossing to Georgia, Tbilisi
This morning, explore Sharambeyan Street where you'll have free time to browse woodworking and ceramic workshops. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to the medieval Haghpat Monastery complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. After border formalities, cross from Armenia into the Republic of Georgia, a former Soviet republic. Arrive in Tbilisi, capital of the country, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Picturesque Tbilisi
Today explore Tbilisi, known for its diverse architecture and maze-like, cobblestone streets. Tour the 13th century landmark Metekhi Church, and visit the National Museum. Proceed to the Clock Tower and watch the colorful puppets dancing on the stroke of each hour. View the Georgian Synagogue, on the way to the Bridge of Peace. In the afternoon, ride the cable car to visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Ancient Uplistsikhe, Wine Tasting, Gori Stalin Museum
Begin with a morning visit to the abandoned rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe. The town was a religious and political stronghold, as well as an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Next, head to a local winery for lunch and wine tasting. Proceed to Gori, birthplace of Joseph Stalin and visit the Stalin Museum. Later, return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Thursday - House of Chavchavadze
Travel to Sighnaghi, with its Georgian-style architecture and preserved fortress walls. After lunch, drive to the town of Tsinandali and visit the House of Chavchavadze. Learn about the significant role the Chavchavadze family played in Georgia's history. Continue to your hotel in Tsinandali, or Telavi for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tsinandali or Telavi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Ikalto Monastery, Gremi Fortress, Return to Tbilisi
This morning, visit Ikalto Monastery, founded in the 6th century and view the ruins of Ikalto Academy, an important scholastic center in Georgia. Afterward, head to the city of Gremi, which served as the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti and visit Gremi Fortress. Driving through the scenic eastern region of Kakheti, Georgia's premier wine-producing area, pause for lunch and a tour at the local Winery. After wine tasting, return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Saturday - Jvari Monastery, Mtskheta, Svetitskhoveli Monastery
On your last day in Georgia, visit Jvari a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a showpiece of Eastern Orthodox architecture. Continue to historic Mtskheta, a sacred pilgrimage city and former capital of Georgia. Tour Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ's robe, dating from the 11th century. Return to Tbilisi for an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager during the dinner
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Depart Georgia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of day 14 and will require a transfer on Day 13. Passengers with late evening flights will have a day-use hotel room
Day Room: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Armenia
Depart on your flight to Yerevan, Armenia*
*For passengers departing on day 1 and arriving in the early hours of day 3, a room will be available for you upon arrival

DAY 2, Sunday - En Route
Continue on your flight to Yerevan and arrive in the very early hours of day 3. Welcome to Yerevan, Armenia's capital. After transferring to the hotel, check into your room
Overnight: Yerevan

DAY 3, Monday - Discover Yerevan
Begin the tour of Yerevan with a visit to the History Museum of Armenia with its vast collection of archaeological treasures. Stop at the Cascade, a limestone stairway that links the city center to parks and residential areas. Continue to the Mother of Armenia monument located in Victory Park. Proceed to the Obelisk of Yerevan for a short visit before returning to the hotel. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting followed by dinner
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Geghard Monastery Concert, Garni Temple, Lavash Demonstration
Spend the morning at the medieval Geghard Monastery carved into a mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Garni Temple. After, savor lunch at a local restaurant, along with a demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread. On the drive back to Yerevan, pause at the somber Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial. During the panoramic tour of the city, view the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament, Opera House and Republic Square. The rest of the day is at leisure, or choose to participate in the optional dinner and show
Optional: Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Wednesday - Carpet Factory, Brandy Tasting, Zvartnots Cathedral
Tour the family-owned Megerian Carpet Factory. View hundreds of antique and new handmade carpets. Learn about the differences of Armenian carpet making and observe weavers at work. Next, enjoy tastings of Armenian brandy at a distillery that has preserved the traditions of brandy manufacturing since the 1800s. Following lunch, visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Continue to Zvartnots Cathedral, a 7th century architectural masterpiece, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, head back to Yerevan and visit the old food market. Time to wander and sample homemade local delicacies
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Thursday - Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, Noravank Monastery, Goris
Today, drive towards biblical Mount Ararat and the Khor Virap Monastery, a pilgrimage site dating back to the 4th century. Continue to Noravank Monastery, a masterpiece for both its architecture and picturesque setting. After a lunch break, travel to the small town of Goris with its tree-lined avenues and 19th century homes
Overnight: Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Cable Car, Tatev Monastery, Duduk Performance, Lake Sevan, Old Dilijan
Travel to Halidzor Station to board the "Wings of Tatev," that whisks you high over the river gorge Tatev Monastery. Continue your journey and stop for lunch. Driving along the Selim Pass, visit Caravanserai, an important station on the Silk Road, and medieval Noratus cemetery. Next, drive to Lake Sevan. Conclude the day in the resort town of Dilijan, renowned for its spas and traditional craft workshops
Overnight: Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Haghpat Monastery, Border Crossing to Georgia, Tbilisi
This morning, explore Sharambeyan Street where you'll have free time to browse woodworking and ceramic workshops. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to the medieval Haghpat Monastery complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. After border formalities, cross from Armenia into the Republic of Georgia, a former Soviet republic. Arrive in Tbilisi, capital of the country, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Picturesque Tbilisi
Today explore Tbilisi, known for its diverse architecture and maze-like, cobblestone streets. Tour the 13th century landmark Metekhi Church, and visit the National Museum. Proceed to the Clock Tower and watch the colorful puppets dancing on the stroke of each hour. View the Georgian Synagogue, on the way to the Bridge of Peace. In the afternoon, ride the cable car to visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Ancient Uplistsikhe, Wine Tasting, Gori Stalin Museum
Begin with a morning visit to the abandoned rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe. The town was a religious and political stronghold, as well as an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Next, head to a local winery for lunch and wine tasting. Proceed to Gori, birthplace of Joseph Stalin and visit the Stalin Museum. Later, return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Tuesday - House of Chavchavadze
Travel to Sighnaghi, with its Georgian-style architecture and preserved fortress walls. After lunch, drive to the town of Tsinandali and visit the House of Chavchavadze. Learn about the significant role the Chavchavadze family played in Georgia's history. Continue to your hotel in Tsinandali, or Telavi for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tsinandali or Telavi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Wednesday - Ikalto Monastery, Gremi Fortress, Return to Tbilisi
This morning, visit Ikalto Monastery, founded in the 6th century and view the ruins of Ikalto Academy, an important scholastic center in Georgia. Afterward, head to the city of Gremi, which served as the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti and visit Gremi Fortress. Driving through the scenic eastern region of Kakheti, Georgia's premier wine-producing area, pause for lunch and a tour at the local Winery. After wine tasting, return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Thursday - Jvari Monastery, Mtskheta, Svetitskhoveli Monastery
On your last day in Georgia, visit Jvari a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a showpiece of Eastern Orthodox architecture. Continue to historic Mtskheta, a sacred pilgrimage city and former capital of Georgia. Tour Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ's robe, dating from the 11th century. Return to Tbilisi for an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager during the dinner
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Friday - Depart Georgia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of day 14 and will require a transfer on Day 13. Passengers with late evening flights will have a day-use hotel room
Day Room: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

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Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan

This evening, dine in one of the most popular restaurants in Yerevan. Savor delectable regional dishes accompanied by traditional Armenian dances and music. Armenian cuisine is specific to the country and is as ancient as its history. It also contains some influences from Middle Eastern and European culinary traditions and offers a variety of delicious meat and vegetarian dishes.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $60.00
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Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan

This evening, dine in one of the most popular restaurants in Yerevan. Savor delectable regional dishes accompanied by traditional Armenian dances and music. Armenian cuisine is specific to the country and is as ancient as its history. It also contains some influences from Middle Eastern and European culinary traditions and offers a variety of delicious meat and vegetarian dishes.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $60.00
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Armenia & Georgia Discovery, September 2019
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Fantastic!!! This was our first Discovery Tour. Although we have taken 18 Gate 1 trips and were very satisfied, this trip exceeded all expectations. The guides, the sights, the hotels, and the food were all first rate. We will certainly be promoting this tour to other people!

Cathy S. Kutztown, PA
Discover Uzbekistan, September 2019
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Very good trip; excellent guide; beautiful monuments; decent hotels. fascinating country with wonderful people.

Barry R. Deerfield Beach, FL
Discover Uzbekistan, September 2019
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Fascinating. I am used to good guides with Gate 1. That being said, our guide was without a doubt, the most knowledgeable I've ever had. His talks covered, not only the history of the country and detailed information on what we were seeing but he also gave us in depth information on the economic and social issues of Uzbekistan.The entire tour ran smoothly thanks to the tour director and his aid "Gill", from the Istanbul office, with whom we had the pleasure of his assistance on our Armenia/Georgia tour.

Theodore W. Greenville, NC
Discover Uzbekistan, September 2019
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Trip was EXCELLENT!! I have had many wonderful trips with Gate 1 and this trip, without a doubt, was the VERY BEST! Thanks to Gate 1 for providing such an outstanding travel experience in Uzbekistan! It couldn't have been better. Looking forward to traveling with you again!

Linda F. Salt Lake City, UT
Discover Uzbekistan, August 2019
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The trip was one of the best of my long list . I am very happy to have learned about and seen these four Uzbekistan cities, full of history, deeds, bravery, courage, and architectural beauty. My eyes had a banquet! I am very happy to be Gate 1 customer for so many years. As time goes bye, Gate 1 improves, and improves. More reasonable prices, and a great value. Looking forward to filling out the survey.

Antonio M. Chicago, IL
Armenia & Georgia Discovery, August 2019
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We had a wonderful trip to Georgia, Armenia and Greece. Thanks for all your efforts on your behalf. The Discovery Tour to Armenia and Georgia was FANTASTIC! It was one of the best tours we have experienced through Gate 1. The hotel in Yerevan was wonderful. Whoever at Gate 1 made that choice of hotel picked a winner. The breakfasts were exceptional and the food in general at the hotel was great. The hotel itself was top notch with wonderful facilities. (They even had a grand piano in the lobby which they allowed me to play any time I wished.) The hotel had one of the greatest locations ever, situated on the main square of Yerevan across from the nightly dancing waters concerts. This was our 31st trip with Gate 1 and everything was perfect. Special commendation goes to our tour director Aykut , who was one of the best we ever had. Georgia was also a wonderful surprise. Although the Mercure was a business hotel without the appointments of the hotel in Yerevan, it had a wonderful location and was comfortable and clean. We cannot say enough about the restaurants and wineries that were selected by Gate 1 for meals. Each one rivaled the other as to their beautiful locations and/or terrific menus. Whoever made the arrangements for restaurants and wineries for this Discovery Tour should be commended. As usual, my husband is already planning our trip for next year.

Stephanie B. Arlington Heights, IL
Armenia & Georgia Discovery, April 2019
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Wow! We felt incredibly spoiled on this Armenia/Georgia trip. The arrival accommodations at the Marriott in Yerevan were exquisite and all of our guides were super. Sayed, our Tour Manager was great. Ana, our local Yerevan guide couldn't have been more knowledgeable. Shan was warm and welcoming and Sophia in Georgia serenaded us with her beautiful voice everywhere we traveled. A very special group indeed. That was only the beginning. Every day we had sumptuous meals al fresco in beautiful wineries, waterside resorts, mountain hamlets, and in the shadow of mysterious monasteries. This team of guides and the care they took with us went far beyond duty. Armenia and Georgia are two of the best-kept secrets in Eastern Europe with gorgeous mountain scenery, medieval history and flowing wine under the shadow of Mount Ararat and the Caucasus Range. It was a sheer delight to visit such wonderful and enchanting countries and we look forward to visiting these gems again soon. Great job Gate 1.

Carol L. Littleton, CO