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  • 9 days / 8 nights
  • Small Group: max 13 p.
  • Physical rating - Easy

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USA, The UK, Australia, UAE, and EU member countries citizens are exempt from visas to Armenia and Georgia. For the visa information for other countries citizens please check Visa section.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Embark on an adventure with kindred spirits: Become part of a diverse group of 13 fellow explorers, all aged between 55 and 60, hailing from various corners of the world. Share your captivating Armenia and Georgia tour with fellow adventurous souls who share your passion.
  • Immerse yourself in the essence of the region: Expect warmth, hospitality, strong family bonds, and deep respect when you meet the local people. We're confident that you'll continue to use these words to describe them after your encounters. Our overnight experiences offer you the chance to forge connections effortlessly, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Historical journey through time: Participate in an exploration of the past being transported through different eras and epochs. Step into the shoes of ancestors and witness the tapestry of history unravel before your eyes.
  • Savor a Culinary and Cultural Odyssey: No journey is truly complete until your taste buds are thoroughly delighted. Where else can you relish the most delectable wines and dishes? Experience the charm of family-run wineries, cheese farms, and even try your hand at crafting culinary delights during special master classes.
  • Local Expertise, Global Connection: As a locally-rooted tour company, we pride ourselves on transparency, with no hidden fees, surcharges, or agent commissions. Enjoy your trip to the fullest, unburdened by unexpected expenses.
Is this trip right for you?
  • Prepare for high-altitude excursions, as both Armenia and Georgia are characterized by their mountainous terrain, with sights exceeding 2,000 meters. Ensure you are in good health and carry necessary medications.
  • Recognize the cultural context: Both Armenia and Georgia are predominantly Christian countries, with medieval monasteries and religious sites forming the focal points of attraction.
  • Timing matters: When planning your Armenia and Georgia tour, consider the seasons. Autumn and spring are optimal, as the summers, particularly in July and August, can be exceedingly hot, with temperatures soaring above 40°C.

Note: This tour can be extended to Azerbaijan. If you are seeking an Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan tour, leave as an inquiry, and our travel experts will contact you. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1Arrival and Ejmiatsin City Tour

Hello on board, folks! Welcome to the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. Our tour to Georgia and Armenia begins with a visit to  the statue of Mother Armenia, the symbol of strength, solitude, and patriotism. From here, we’ll enjoy a breathtaking   bird’s eye view, graced by the Biblical Mount of Ararat. Next, we’ll venture  to the Cascade Complex, consisting of 572 steps and halls of art exhibitions. Our journey  continues to one  of Armenia’s hidden gems, Mathenadaran,  the world’s third  largest depositories, housing not only Armenian but also foreign manuscripts. We will direct our steps towards Republic Square, the heart of Yerevan, before  transporting    to the first Christian church in the world, Ejmiatsin Cathedral built in 301 AD. The cathedral also has a museum depository of holy relics and findings related to Christianity. And with that , our first day will come to an end.

Included Activities:

  • Yerevan Walking tour
  • Matenadaran visit
  • Ejmiatsin Cathedral visit

 Hotel in Yerevan
 Not included
8 hours

Day 2From Paganism to Christianity

On the first day, we have the opportunity to explore the first Christian church in the world. But did you know that Armenia’s religious history is more diverse?  Back in time, Armenians worshipped pagan gods, and the  Garni temple was among the numerous pagan temples dedicated to the god of the sun. Llocated on a high plateau, Garni is the only surviving pagan temple in the region, a testament to Armenia’s ancient heritage. Our next stop is Geghard Monastery, an architectural marvel partially carved out of the surrounding rocks. The cathedral approves the big faith of the ancestors of the nation, who despite  the difficulties,  caved the stones to dedicate them to God. As the day draws to a close,  we’ll visit the Vernissage open-air market, where Armenian handmade souvenirs, pieces of jewelry , carpets, and a rich array of cultural treasures  are exhibited and sold.

Included Activities:   

  • Garni Temple visit
  • Geghard Monastery visit
  • Vernissage visit

 Hotel in Yerevan
  Breakfast
7 hours

Day 3Biblical Mount Ararat and Armenian Wines

On the third day of our tour to Georgia and Armenia, we’ll visit  Khor Virap Monastery, where the adoption of Christianity as a state religion in Armenia has set its deep historical roots. It  is definitely the best spot to admire the majestic Biblical Mount Ararat. Our journey  continues to another spectacular 13th-century Noravank Monastery, nestled amidst marvelous  red rock formations . But that’s not all . On our  way back to Yerevan, we will be guaranteed a chance to savor local Armenian wines atAreni Winery, where the wine is mainly made from endemic Areni grapes.  As evening falls, we return back to Yerevan to enjoy the vibrant city life.

Included Activities:   

  • Khor Virap visit
  • Noravank Monastery visit
  • Wine tasting at Areni Winery

 Hotel in Yerevan
  Breakfast
8 hours

Day 4Free day in Yerevan

Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is indeed  a city that needs more time to admire and explore. That is why our  fourth day will be fully dedicated to the city founded in 782 BC.  The layout of Yerevan is a perfectly constructed allowing the visitors not to get lost while walking along the streets. Take your leisure time to  enjoy the city to the fullest. There is a wide array of places you can visit: museums, parks, weather-permitting  outdoor cafes, and restaurants. Ask your travel agent if there is an opera or ballet performance to visit. Alternatively,  you can choose  to spend the evening in one of the excellent Jazz clubs. It’s worth noting that jazz  was forbidden in the Soviet era,  but Armenia has  always been renowned  for its musicians and ethnic jazz.

 Hotel in Yerevan
  Breakfast

Day 5Lake Sevan - Vibrant Capital of Georgia, Tbilisi

We’ll continue our tour to Georgia and Armenia with a visit to Lake Sevan,  often referred to as “The blue queen” situated in between the crossroads and mountain ranges at an elevation of almost 2000 m. above sea. Our itinerary  will take us to  the 9th-century  Sevanavank Monastery perched atop the hill  of Sevan Peninsula. We’ll continue our tour to Dilijan, the Armenian Switzerland, which is a charming  spa town,  surrounded by  lush hilly forests. We will have a stop in Old Dilijan Complex, explore  the architecture of the town as it was in the 19th century, and visit artisans’  shops. This is the last chance to buy a clay pot, ceramics, or handmade scarf in case you haven’t done  in Vernisaj. As our time runs fast, t we’ll enjoy  a refreshing break in Dilijan before making our way  to Bagratashen to cross the border to Georgia. The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is our last spot of the day.

Included Activities:   

  • Drive along Lake Sevan
  • Sevanavank Monastery visit
  • Old Areni Factory visit
  • Little Switzerland- Dilijan visit
  • Old Dilijan complex visit

 Hotel in Tbilisi
  Breakfast
10 hours

Day 6Old Tbilisi and Georgian Spiritual Center Mtskheta

Now it is the time to delve into the captivating culture and rich historical heritage of  Georgia. We’ll start with  a walk-through  Old Tbilisi. As the main tourist attraction of the capital, it is famous for its bathhouses with their natural hot springs, snaking lanes, cobbled narrow streets, traditional old houses, and modern cafes. Tbilisi will also amaze us with its uniquethree-floor underground construction, known as the  Holy Trinity Church of Tbilisi. The 21st century modern architecture surprises with professionalism and enormous sizes. Much like the Armenians, Georgians l take immense  pride in their ancient heritage, and this is evident as we journey to the Chronicles of Georgia monument, which seems to mark the crossroads of their history. Our next destination is  Georgia’s spiritual center , Mtskheta, where we will explore  Jvari Monastery atop a hill  overlooking the junction of the Kura and Aragvi rivers. Later on, we will  visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

Included Activities:   

  • Old Tbilisi walking tour
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi visit
  • Chronicles of Georgia visit
  • Mtskheta visit
  • Svetitskhoveli cathedral visit

 Hotel in Tbilisi
  Breakfast
8 hours

Day 7 Georgian Military Highway and Magnificent Mount Kazbek

Our tour to Georgia and Armenia continues with a visit to  Zhinvali Reservoir, which stands out as  one of the most attractive places in Georgia surrounded by a fortress and a 12th-century monastery, half of which is submerged into water. The lake is also famous for its Ananuri Castle, situated  next to the reservoir. The fortress complex is among the many perfectly preserved historical monuments in Georgia and its legends bear witness to the spirit and unity  of the Georgian nation in their quest  for survival and independence. We continue to Gudauri,  a renowned  ski resort in  Georgia. Along the way,  we will make a stop at the Gudauri Viewpoint, home to the “Georgian-Russian Friendship” monument offering breathtaking views of the Devil’s Valley. The drive continues along  the Georgian Military Highway, which may be the most awe-inspiring  road  you would ever pass. The 14th century Holy Trinity  Church of Gergeti will close the program of the day. If we  are lucky enough, we  will catch a glimpse at  the giant Kazbek Mountain within  arm’s  reach.

Included Activities:   

  • Zhinvali reservoir visit
  • Ananuri Fortress Complex visit
  • Gudauri Viewpoint-“Georgian-Russian Friendship” monument visit
  • Georgian Military Highway pass
  • Holy trinity Church of Gergeti visit

 Hotel in Tbilisi
  Breakfast
10 hours 

Day 8City of Love Sighnaghi and Wine Tasting

Georgia boasts a wide variety  of bready cheeses in its cuisine, an experience that should not be missed. After savoring the delights of Georgian cuisine, our next destination will be  the 11th-century  Bobde Monastery,  a site that will leave us in awe with its remarkable structures and surroundings. For a dose of love and romance, we’ll make our way to  by Sighnaghi. This charming city, adorned with its red-roofed  buildings, offers breathtaking vistas overlooking the Alazani Valleys and the Caucasus Mountains.  The city is also renowned with its dome where couples  can tie the knot  at any time. Our  final day will commence  with a traditional wine tasting and lunch in Sighnaghi. We’ll return  to Tbilisi to conclude our journey.

Included Activities:   

  • Cheese tasting
  • Bodbe Monastery visit
  • Wine tasting in Sighnaghi

 Hotel in Tbilisi
  Breakfast
9 hours

Day 9Departure Day

Our tour to Georgia and Armenia comes to an end. Transfer to the airport, departure. Armenia and Georgia look forward to the possibility of meeting again. Thank you for your interest and time. It has been a pleasure hosting you.

  Breakfast

Price Includes

  • Transportation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Air conditioned private transportation
  • Local Experience
  • Wine tasting at Areni Winery
  • Wine tasting in Sighnaghi, Georgia
  • Cheese tasting in Sighnaghi, Georgia
  • Museums
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Museum guide fees
  • Hotels
  • Overnight stays in double / twin rooms for 8 nights
  • Meals
  • 8 breakfasts
  • Staff & experts
  • English speaking local guides
  • 24 / 7 customer support service

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Room service fees
  • Any private expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • Single Supplement-€198 whole tour
  • 4* upgrade-€ 35 per night
  • Extra night price-€ 70
Hotels

Best of Armenia and Georgia tour is calculated based on comfortable, centrally located 3-star hotels. Upgrade to 4* is available upon request.

Booking & payment
Cancellation & Refund

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You may cancel your tour without penalty up to 10 days before the tour start date with fully refundable prepayment. Although we guarantee a full refund of the prepayment, we will not cover any bank transaction fees which will be deducted from the refunded amount.

Dates & Prices 2024
Guaranteed DatesAvailabilityPrice per person
21 Apr - 29 Apr13 seats left€1,226
19 May - 27 May9 seats left€1,100
16 June - 24 June13 seats left€1,226
21 July - 29 July13 seats left€1,226
18 Aug - 26 Aug13 seats left€1,226
8 Sep - 16 Sep13 seats left€1,226
29 Sep - 07 Oct13 seats left€1,166
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Azerbaijan extension

Important notes: 

Please note that the tour can be extended to Azerbaijan. The transfer to Azerbaijan is available by air only.  Air tickets vary from 95 – 200 USD. 

Azerbaijan requires an E-visa for most of the countries’ passport holders. Visa fee and support service are included in the tour price.

Azerbaijan tour

Sights visited: Baku, Absheron Peninsula, Gobustan
Duration:  3 days/2 nights

Day 1: Baku city tour
Arrival at Heidar Aliyev International Airport. Your driver will meet you and transfer to the hotel.  After check-in, you will start the Baku city tour. Visit Icheri Sheher, the old town. The next stops will be Shirvan Shahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, and Maiden Tower.  The main market square is not to be missed out with its numerous art studios and souvenir boots. New Baku is definitely worth attention to, you will explore Nizami Street and Fountain Square. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be a visit to the iconic Heydar Aliyev Center.

Included Activities:

  • Visit Icheri Sheher
  • Shirvan Shahs’ Palace
  • Caravanserai
  • Maiden Tower
  • Nizami Street
  • Fountains Square
  • Heydar Aliyev Center

 Hotel in Baku
 Breakfast
7 hours

Day 2: Baku – Absheron Peninsula – Gobustan – Baku
This day is dedicated to visits to the Absherun Peninsula. The first visit is to Yanardag
Mountain of burning fire that never extinguished, the smell of gas can be filled here. Continue to Ateshgah Fire Temple. According to Iranian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship. Nowadays Indian Zoroastrians travel thousands of
kilometers to Ateshgah to worship the fire coming out of the earth. You will have a lunch stop and after you will head to Gobustan National Park. Visit the Petroglyphs Museum which holds artefacts dating back 10,000 BC. Weather permitting, drive to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve (possible car change due to the road conditions). Gobustan is home to almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes. Evening return to Baku.

Included Activities:

  • Visit to Yanardag Mountain
  • Visit to Ateshgah Fire Temple
  • Visit the Petroglyphs Museum
  • Visit to mud volcanoes

 Hotel in Baku
 Breakfast
8-9 hours

Day 3: Baku
Check-out from hotel till noon. Free time until transfer to Baku International Airport. Departure.

 Breakfast

Tour price per person – 590 €

Price includes: 

1. All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar);
2. Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
3. Sightseeing tour program with local English-speaking guide;
4. Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
5. Mineral water;
6. Azerbaijan E-visa.

4 Reviews
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Glenda Allan

Group Traveller

A well designed private tour Armenia and Georgia with very reasonable price

Cascade travel planned and organised a wonderful 10 day tour of Armenia and Georgia. We customised the tour to our preferences, to take out some monasteries and visit more nature related places/ We discussed and came into the final program through a couple of emails.Nune did everything fast and price was very reasonable compared to a couple of other companies we communicated with. We really were impressed with the responsiveness and quickness of Nune, who didn’t miss any single detail in my emails. She surprised us with a birthday cake in a regional hotel. That day was my friend’s birthday and they organised a cake though guide Anna, who is a funny knowledgeable lady, University professor who freelanced as a guide. The Georgian part was organised with the same care but of course service level is different in Armenia and Georgia. Georgians are more relaxed and maybe less caring, they talk too loud and very often it feels like they fight but from the smile we understood that they just used to talk loudly. We would advise to travel to Armenia and Georgia for sure.

October 19, 2022

Jocelyn Moore

Couple Traveller

Our trip through Armenia and Georgia was organized with great care by Nune from Cascade Travel. We enjoyed the days and the diverse impressions very much and were taken care of very thoughtfully by our drivers in both countries, though Georgians drive like crazy, Irakli was calm and didn’t pay attention to other drivers tricks and fast driving. We can highly recommend Cascade travel without any reservations!

September 15, 2022

Paula and Roger Bell

Couple Traveller

Great organization, no concerns.

September 15, 2022

Jeffrey Rutherford

Solo Traveller

A young but promising company

When I started the research of an agency to travel to Armenia and Georgia I came up with the Cascade travel website. Everything was clear and well described but I couldn’t find any information online besides their web page. When I went into details I saw the founder Nune led another agency for 8 years so understood she is professional in her job and the communication with her showed that. I chose this agency and was not mistaken. I booked Armenia Georgia tour for May. Both countries are very beautiful, nature was just blooming in flowers and we even experienced snow in Stepantsminda when travelling to Gergeti Trinity Church. Tour itinerary is balanced, drives are not too long, around 3 hours with stops and it doesn’t feel that long as the views are amazing. Every day we asked about several photo stops and were not refused. Sites are interesting, landscapes leave speechless, food is amazing. What I saw exceeded my expectations, these small countries are worth seeing.

June 7, 2022