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Georgia & Armenia: Mountains & Monasteries

““You will be well cared for, introduced to the history, culture and the people. The countryside is filled with surprises.” ”
Armenia, Europe

from $4,995* per person 15 Days July
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: MIR Corporation 12 people max
  • Yerevan airport, yerevan, armenia
  • Culture & Nature trips
The warm, green countries of Georgia and Armenia are full of fruitful valleys and saw-toothed mountains and rich with unexpected treasures. Walk through river-cut canyons, explore magnificent cave towns, enter medieval fortress towers of stacked stone and visit the mountain homes of the Svan people in Georgias Svaneti province.

Locations visited/nearby

Armenia, Europe

2 testimonials about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in Davis, CA USA
    “You will be well cared for, introduced to the history, culture and the people. The countryside is filled with surprises.”
    5
  2. Reviewer: located in Rougemont, NC USA
    “Overall a fine tour with a great combination of outdoor hikes and city tours. I especially enjoyed the hiking in Svaneti and the city of Yerevan.”
    5

3 testimonials about the provider, MIR Corporation:

  • Reviewer: located in Malibu, CA USA
    Every day I am grateful for this fabulous trip. The destinations you specialize in are of much more interest now that I know what a well-delivered service you provide.

    MIR's tour manager made my trip more deeply meaningful and made sure that everyone on the train came away with a greater appreciation for this vast country. Thank you so much for your great itinerary, for the tremendous abilities of your staff... You can be certain I will recommend your company.



    5
  • Reviewer: located in Rockville Center, NY USA
    It is safe to say without the expertise of your superb cadre of guides in the country we never could have put it all together. In fact, we were totally dependent on them to benefit from the extraordinary experienced of visiting three regions of [Ukraine] within a two-week time period.

    Clearly, MIR Corporation has a well-deserved reputation for superb customer service. We support that well-deserved reputation, which is possibly rooted in the fact that your associates like their jobs and that job satisfaction has been transferred to customer and client relations.

    Honestly, we were duly impressed with each of the regional guides and the drivers who accompanied us. Their local knowledge of the unique features of their respective region was so evident, impressive, and unmatched by any we have encounters over our 40 years of visiting 140 countries.

    I want to thank you for a most stupendous trip; 5 stars plus. Loved Ukraine, the people, the sites, the precision of our tour; the fine quality of the guides and drivers - how much they care, how much they know and how much they kept our interests foremost in their hearts and their minds. It was just stupendous.

    It was so fabulous we cannot stop talking about it. Again, thank you very much. And I will certainly recommend MIR Corporation when it is appropriate for our friends & colleagues.

    It was excellent beyond all expectations.


    5
  • Reviewer: located in Princeton, NJ USA
    We dont know where to start a perfect itinerary which satisfied all of our needs, excellent accommodations superbly located, flawless execution of all aspects including visas, vouchers, theatre tickets, etc., and last but certainly not least, truly outstanding and professional guides and drivers.

    We only wish that MIR provided tours everywhere, in which case we would never use another tour company again..

    MIR Office in Seattle was outstandingWe have already told several friends about MIR and how wonderful they are! You all put together a trip for us that was perfect to our budget, time frame and interests. Russia is a fabulous destination wonderful history, magnificent sites we cant say enough about MIR and Russia.

    5

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Special information

  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.

Itinerary

Days 1-3: Yerevan, Garni, Geghard, Echmiadzin, Lake Sevan

Assemble in Yerevan, once the crossroads of historic trade routes plied by spice and rug merchants. Visit the pagan temple of Garni, and the Christian monastery of Geghard carved into the mountainside nearby.  Explore beautiful Lake Sevan, one of the world's largest alpine lakes, and Echmiadzin, the country's religious center.

Day 4: Amberd, Gyumri

Pay a visit to the remains of the 7th century Amberd Fortress en route to Gyumri, the country's second largest city.

Days 5-7: Vardzia, Bakuriani, Borjomi, Kutaisi

Traveling north across the Georgian border to Bakuriani, a popular winter resort, pause to explore the imposing cave town of Vardzia. Visit the spa town of Borjomi and spend an evening dining with locals in Kutaisi, home to the UNESCO-listed Gelati Monastery.

Days 8-11: Svaneti Regioni

Venture to the remote Svaneti region, known for its massive tower architecture and its proud mountain people, with their white and black wool hats dense enough to drink from. Hike and enjoy the hospitality of local villagers in Ushguli, Europes highest village.

Days 12-15: Gori, Tbilisi

Drive to the capital via Gori, Stalins hometown. Explore Tbilisi, an exciting city known for its lively and sophisticated inhabitants. Its museums display fine chased goldwork from the 3rd century and medieval art dating from the 9th to the 14th centuries.

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