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Home :: Tours to Armenia :: Regional Tours :: Georgia+Armenia+Iran
Armenia - Iran
11 days
April - November
1050 EUR (für eine Gruppe von 20 Personen)
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GRAND TOUR

Georgia +Armenia +Iran

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival to Tbilisi.
Meeting at the airport.

Transfer to the hotel. (20 km)  

Overnight at the hotel (Tbilisi). 

 

Day 2: Tbilisi - Mtskheta tour (100km)

Drive to Mtskheta (UNESCO Heritage Site), an ancient capital of the Georgian Kingdom from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Jvari Monastery (6th c.); Svetitskhoveli Cathedral built in the 11th century.  Drive back to Tbilisi. We will visit the Old Tbilisi Sulfur Baths, Georgian Orthodox and Armenian Gregorian churches, and a Jewish synagogue and a Turkish mosque side by side, reflecting Tbilisi's acceptance and tolerance of different religions. We can also see a recent monument, the Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the Caucasus. Tour includes following sights: Metekhi Church is erected on the cliff, overlooking the Mtkvari River. There is a statue of King Vakhtang Gorgaslani, founder of Tbilisi, in front of the church. The church dates back to the 12th century and has a diverse history, connected with Mongol invasions and political repressions of the Soviet Empire. The colorful Darejani Palace is also situated on the cliff, like the nest of a swallow. The Sulfur Baths are located in Old Tbilisi, on the other side of the river, opposite Darejani Palace. Tbilisi was named after the natural Sulphur springs. The Orthodox Narikala St. Nikolas Church is in the same district. The church is furnished with frescoed portraits of martyrs and scenes from the Bible. It is wrapped in a defensive Narikala fortress, established in the fourth century. We can walk up the stairs of the fortress and overlook Tbilisi. Walk down the path from the hill and on cobbled Leselidze Street, we come across the 13th century Armenian St. George Church and a Jewish synagogue with an elegant facade.On the opposite side of the street is Sioni Church, leading to the bank of the Mtkvari. Here you discover Shardeni Street with its fashionable cozy cafes and art galleries. Walking we will com across the Anchiskhati church, the oldest church in Tbilisi keeping the miraculous icon of Jesus Christ.  Finally the tour takes you to Rustaveli Avenue, where attractions such as the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Parliament, Rustaveli Theatre, different art galleries and cafes will draw your attention and provide a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Drive to Open Air Ethnographic Museum, place, where are built all kinds of Georgian national old country-houses and castles (entrance fee: USD 1, 70). Overnight at the hotel (Tbilisi).


Day 3: Tbilisi – Telavi – Sighnaghi - Tbilisi (380km)

After breakfast drive to east Georgia. Today we will make Wine tasting Tour in Kakheti region. We’ll visit Tsinandali Wine cellar and Al. Chavchavadze house museum (entrance fee: from USD 3 to USD 12, with 6 sorts of wine tasting). Sightseeing tour of Telavi. It’s the main city and administrative center of Kakheti. First archaeological findings from Telavi date back to Bronze Age. Excursion to the residence of the King Erekle the II (entrance fee: USD 1, 70). Alaverdi Monastery, date back to the 6th century. The present day surviving cathedral is part of an 11th century Georgian Orthodox monastery. Visit Gremi, the 16th century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels – in Kakheti. Afterwards visit Bodbe monastery. On June 1, Orthodox Church of Georgia marks the day of St. Nino’s entrance from Cappadocia. Her tomb is still shown at the Bodbe Monastery in Kakheti region. St. Nino has become one of the most venerated saints of the Georgian Orthodox Church and her attribute, a Grapevine cross, is a symbol of Georgian Christianity. Afterwards drive to Sighnaghi, Love town. Sighnaghi town-museum is one of the smallest ones in Georgia. Sighnaghi is famous of wine and traditional carpets. Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
 

Day 4: Tbilisi – Kazbegi - Tbilisi (300km)

After breakfast drive to Kazbegi. A stunning drive from Gudauri along the Tergi River will bring us to Kazbegi - the main town in the region. On the way we pass Ananuri Castle and Jinvaly water reservoir of amazing beauty. From Kazbegi a leisurely 1.5 hour walk up through beautiful valleys and woodland leads us to Gergeti Trinity Church located at 2170m. Weather permitting you may catch a glimpse of one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus - Mt Kazbegi (5047m). We walk back to the town and before returning to Gudauri drive to Dariali Gorge. (NOTE: to drive to Dariali Gorge or Trinity Church we need 4X4 cars, and in case of the group travel, when group is travelling by bus, we can rent 4X4 cars on the spot and price is USD 15 per person to drive both sights). From Gudauri we drive to Tbilisi. En route visit village and see how locals make different hand made things (thick felt, embroidery, iconographic painting). Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.


Day 5: Tbilisi – Sadakhlo Border (75km) - Haghpat-Dilijan-Lake Sevan-Yerevan(180km)

Transfer to Armenia border at Sadakhlo.
Meeting time 10:30 (Georgian time).
Border formalities.
Guide and transport change.
Meeting  at "Armenian / Georgian" Border

Continue tour to the Monastery Complex of Haghpat (966 AD), which is among the outstanding works of medieval Armenian architecture and is inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list.Drive to the town of Dilijan which is one of the famous resorts in Armenia. People say, "If Paradise had mountains, woods, and mineral springs, it would be just like Dilijan". Trip to the "Armenian Pearl" - Lake Sevan which is the 2th high-altitude lake in the world with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Visiting Sevanavank Monastery in Sevan peninsula(9-12thcenturies). Overnight in Sevan.


DAY 6. Yerevan-Cognac Factory (70 km)

After early breakfast at the hotel meet your tour guide and start city tour round Yerevan. The contemporary capital of Armenia is 13th and is one of the oldest cities in the world founded in 782 BC. During tour visit Erebouni Museum of the History of the Foundation of Yerevan which stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on the top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has been constructed.Visiting ARARAT Cognac Factory. The tour includes aging workshop, where you can learn about the magic transmission of eau-de-vie in to brandy, museum, video hall-15 minutes of screen-tour will present the world of legendary Armenian brandy, bar-here you can taste and discover every nuance of our sunny beverage, shop-you will have a chance to buy genuine Ararat brandy. Overnight at the hotel (Yerevan).


Day 7. Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-Yerevan-Echmiadzin-Zvartnots-Yerevan (110km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Garni Temple(1st AD) is the only "witness" of Hellenistic Epoch in the territory of CIS. After numerous earthquakes the tempe fell in ruins. It was reconstructed in the 20th century, formerly dedicated to Mithra, the God of Sun.Tour toGegard Monastery(12-13th centuries). The Monastery was initially known as Ayrivank (Cave Monastery). The name refers to the biblical lance with which a Roman soldier pierced Christ's body. Hundreds of Khachkars (cross-stones) and caves can be observed in the rocks surrounding  the Monastery. Geghard Moanstery and the Upper Azat Valley are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to Yerevan with a stop at the Charents's Arch. It is from here that one of the greatest Armenian poets of the 20th century admired the view of the double-peaked ARARAT. Here you can enjoy one of his prominant poems dedicated to Ararat (Pass the whole world, there's no summit as white as that of Ararat, Like glory road, unreachable, I love as well my Mount Massis).

Return to Yerevan. Excursion to centuries-old monuments Echmiadzin(Armenian Vatican) and Zvartnots listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. Visiting the Churches of thre Holy Virgins: centre-domed cruciform Church of Saint Hripsimeh (618), domical basilica of Saint Gayaneh (630) and 'domed gallery' type Church of Shoghakat (1694). The Cathedral of Echmiadzin(303) is the official residence of the Catholicos of all Armenians. Continue the tour to Zvartnots(7-10th centuries)- a Temple of Vigil Forces. Return to Yerevan.  Overnight at the hotel (Yerevan).

Day 8.Yerevan-Khor Virap-Noravank-Areni-Goris (240km) 

Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting History Museum of Armenia, where you will get acquainted with the large collection of materials connected with history of Armenia and ancient eastern countries in the Armenian Highland. Trip to Khor Virap(4-18th century) Monastery Complex, the importance of which is connected with Gregory the Illuminator, and due to him Armenia fisrt in the world addopted Christanity as a State Religion in 301. Here you can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. Continue the tour to Noravank Moanstery Complex- a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bank of a twisty gorge. On your way back you will visit Areni Church of XIV century. The village of Areni is famous also for its excellent wine, which you are welcome to taste. Drive to Goris. Overnight at the hotel(Goris).


Day 9. Goris-Tatev-Tabriz(154km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure time till 15:00. Check-outTour to legendary Tatev Monastery, one of the wonders in medieval Armenian architecture. Built in 895, the Complex consists of three churches of an impressive size. In the 14th century Grigor Tatevatci, a medieval scholar, established the University of Tatev in this place. Continue the tour to Armenian-Iran border. Drive to Tabriz.

Border formalities.Guide and transport change. . Meeting in Norduz, Iranian-Armenian border. Visit the famous St, Stephanus church is one of the oldest churches of world which is located 3km south of Aras River in Jolfa region. Visit Zorzor church which is locaten in the east side of a village called Baroon in the 13th century. Continue way in Tabriz. In Tabriz visit bazaar, Blue mosque. O/n in Tabriz.

Day 10. Isfahan

Morning flight in Isfahan. This flight is available only in Wednesday. City tour. Visit Imam square, the huge open square in centre of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, the smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar, shaking minarets. Evening visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud , relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/n in Isfahan.

Day 11. Tehran
Morning flight to Tehran. City tour. Visit National museum, coin museum, palace Golestan. O/n in Tehran.

Day 12. Tehran
Transfer in airport Khomeini. 
Departure.


PRICE PP

ARMENIA

GEORGIA

IRAN

3* DBL

430

460

455

SNGL

60

60

30

4* DBL

60

60

65

4* SNGL

170

185

95

HB

50

40

35

FB

100

70

65

The rates include:

4 x overnights in Tbilisi

1 x overnight in Sevan

2 x overnights in Yerevan

1 x overnights in Goris

1 x overnight in Tabriz

1 x overnight in Isfahan

1 x overnight in Tehran

Transfers airport / hotel / airport

Transportation as per program

English speaking Cultural tour guide for main program Minimum participant 2 pax

Catering BB: (breakfast at the hotel)

Entrance fees

1 bottle of mineral water per day/per person

The rates don't include:

Flights

Travel insurance

Meals except described (lunches and dinners)

Alcoholic beverages except described

Portage at the hotels

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