Scheduled Caucasus Tours 2023-2024

Georgia and Armenia Group Tour12 days | Georgia, Armenia

Group Tour from US$ 1,770
  • SighnaghiSighnaghi
  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • TelaviTelavi
  • Khareba WineryKhareba Winery
  • BodbeBodbe
  • TbilisiTbilisi
  • TbilisiTbilisi
  • JvariJvari
  • MtskhetaMtskheta
  • Svetitskhoveli CathedralSvetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • KazbegiKazbegi
  • Gergeti Holy Trinity ChurchGergeti Holy Trinity Church
  • AnanuriAnanuri
  • UplistsikheUplistsikhe
  • GoriGori
  • HaghpatHaghpat
  • SevanavankSevanavank
  • Echmiadzin CathedralEchmiadzin Cathedral
  • TsitsernakaberdTsitsernakaberd
  • YerevanYerevan
  • AraratArarat
  • Khor-Virap MonasteryKhor-Virap Monastery
  • NoravankNoravank
  • GarniGarni
  • GeghardGeghard
  • Sighnaghi
  • Itinerary Map
  • Telavi
  • Khareba Winery
  • Bodbe
  • Tbilisi
  • Tbilisi
  • Jvari
  • Mtskheta
  • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Kazbegi
  • Gergeti Holy Trinity Church
  • Ananuri
  • Uplistsikhe
  • Gori
  • Haghpat
  • Sevanavank
  • Echmiadzin Cathedral
  • Tsitsernakaberd
  • Yerevan
  • Ararat
  • Khor-Virap Monastery
  • Noravank
  • Garni
  • Geghard

Small group Georgia and Armenia tour has collected the most interesting into its rich program. The program is designated to explore Caucasus essentials and what makes it unique: you will visit ancient fortresses and castles, taste fine traditional Caucasian drinks and delicious cuisine. Our small group tour with 100% guaranteed departure dates is the best way to spend 12 unforgettable days as you will be surrounded with like-minded people, discover hospitable and colorful countries of the Caucasus at a shared cost.

Participants need to be in good health, be able to walk on average 4-6 hours every day at moderate speed, climb stairs and low hills, and be able to carry their own luggage for 600 meters across borders.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1, Th: Tbilisi (GEO)
Arrival in Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in at noon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2, Fr: Tbilisi – Telavi – Gremi – Khareba winery – Kakheti (GEO)
After breakfast at 09:00 meet your guide and depart towards the Kakheti, the Eastern part of Georgia famous for its viticulture and winemaking traditions. Beautiful road to Kakheti lies through Gombori pass. Our first stop will be in Telavi, the administrative and historic center of the region. Have a short walk in the old Telavi and have a photo stop at the monument to King Erekli II. Visit local bazaar with fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses and dry fruits. Drive to Gremi architectural complex, 16th century royal residence and the capital of Kakheti Kingdom. Gloomy and monumental, the Gremi castle is one of the most visited tourist points in Georgia. Our next stop will be in ‘Khareba’ winery. On the way there you will enjoy picturesque landscapes of vineyards and wine-producing villages. This unique wine cellar is located in the tunnel carved out of the rock. Originally built for military purposes, today the tunnel is used to store Kakheti’s finest wines. Wine tour and wine tasting. Continue to charming Wine Resort surrounded by beautiful vineyards with stunning views on Caucasus Mountain chain.
You will meet other members of the group travelling from Azerbaijan on this day.
Overnight at the hotel.
Driving distance: 160 km
Day 3, Sa: Kakheti – Tsinandali – Sighnaghi – Bodbe – Tbilisi (GEO)
At 10:00, continue exploring Kakheti by visiting the Tsinandali Estate, the residence of the dukes of Georgia. It has a beautiful English garden, a museum, and a wine cellar that belonged to Prince Chavchavadze, a public figure and poet of the 19th century. For lunch, we will be hosted by a local family, where we can enjoy a traditional feast and hear the best Georgian toasts. A truly local experience awaits you!
Having enjoyed the hospitality of our hosts, we will drive to the royal town of Sighnaghi, which is surrounded by defensive walls with 23 towers and was an important point on the Great Silk Road. We will also visit the Bodbe Convent – according to legend, this is the burial place of St. Nino, who converted Georgia to Christianity in the 4th century. We will arrive in the capital of Georgia at about 18:30–19:30. Overnight at the hotel.
Driving distance: 160 km
Meals: lunch
Day 4, Su: Tbilisi (GEO)
Breakfast, followed by a sightseeing tour of Tbilisi. Start at Metekhi Church and the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Visit Narikala Fortress to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk past Tbilisi’s only mosque, down to the sulphur bath houses district. Enjoy a stroll through the Sharden area, which is full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine bars, and souvenir shops, and breathe in the history of Old Tbilisi. Also visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the famous Rezo Gabriadze Theatre’s clock tower, before crossing the Bridge of Peace to Rike Park. After a couple of hours at your leisure, meet the rest of the group at the hotel to go for a dinner to welcome you to Georgia (departing from the hotel by bus at 19:00). Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Driving distance: 5 km
Day 5, Mo: Tbilisi – Jvari – Mtskheta – Kazbegi – Gudauri (GEO)
After breakfast, start exploring the north of Georgia. The first stop will be at Jvari Monastery, which is built on a hilltop and is a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period. From here you can enjoy the views of the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Continue to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns in Georgia and the country’s cultural and religious centre. Mtskheta was the capital of the eastern Georgian Kingdom of Kartli from the 3rd century BC. Visit Svetitskhoveli, which is the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is kept. Next, drive over the Cross Pass and make a short stop at the Soviet-era “People’s Friendship” viewpoint, which overlooks a deep gorge of the Caucasus mountain range. In Kazbegi, switch to a four-wheel drive vehicle to reach Gergeti Holy Trinity Church (located at an altitude of 2,170 m) and enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Kazbegi. Reach Gudauri at about 19:00 for overnight at the hotel.
Driving distance: 210 km
Day 6, Tu: Gudauri – Ananuri – Uplistsikhe – Gori – Tbilisi (GEO)
Breakfast. Drive to the Ananuri architectural complex, a former residence of Argveti dukes, which features churches and towers dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries and beautifully overlooks the Jinvali Reservoir. Then explore the cave town of Uplistsikhe, which dates to the Hellenistic Period and is notable for its unique combination of various styles of rock-cut architecture, including both pagan and Christian. Continue to Stalin’s hometown of Gori. Visit the Stalin Museum, which includes more than 60,000 artifacts, the tiny house where Stalin was born, and the impressive bulletproof train that Stalin used to travel to Yalta and Potsdam. Reach Tbilisi in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 9-10 hours
Driving distance: 250 km
Day 7, We: Tbilisi – free day (GEO)
Breakfast. Free day in Tbilisi (guide and transportation are not provided).
Advantour offers an optional culinary masterclass on traditional Georgian food. The masterclass includes 3-4 dishes and snacks and takes 4-5 hours. It should be booked in advance. The price is US$60 per person.
We suggest the following activities and places to visit in Tbilisi:
  • Georgian National Museum on Rustaveli Avenue – to visit the “Archaeological Treasury” exhibition;
  • National Gallery on Rustaveli Avenue – to see the works of the famous Georgian artists Niko Pirosmani, David Kakabadze, and Lado Gudiashvili;
  • Tbilisi flea market at Dry Bridge – where you can find antiquities (many of which are from the Soviet era), paintings by local artists, and handmade Georgian souvenirs;
  • David Agmashenebeli Avenue – a recently-renovated pedestrian street full of historical buildings that have beautiful facades in the art nouveau, pseudo gothic, and classicist styles with a mix of typical Georgian ornamentation and balconies. All along the street there are plenty of cozy art cafés, galleries, shops, and wine bars;
  • Dezertirebi Bazaar – which sells local, natural products including Georgian sweets (such as churchkhela); various types of dried fruits, nuts, and spices; and Georgian cheeses;
  • Funicular railway to Mtatsminda Mountain – which offers a beautiful view of Tbilisi;
  • Wander in Sololaki – a neighborhood full of art nouveau houses;
  • For nature lovers, we offer a day hike to Birtvisi Canyon and Fortress. Contact us to find out more.
In the evening, you can visit the famous Tbilisi sulphur bath houses to relax in the hot, naturally sulphur-enriched water after a long day of exploring (both public and private rooms are available, but private ones should be booked in advance).
For those who are interested in culture, we suggest visiting the State Opera House of Georgia to enjoy a ballet or opera performance ( You can find out what other cultural events are on in Tbilisi, and book tickets, at
Day 8, Th: Tbilisi – Armenian border – Haghpat – Lake Sevan – Sevanavank – Yerevan (GEO-ARM)
Breakfast. At 09:00, meet your driver at the hotel and transfer to the Georgian-Armenian border point, Sadakhlo-Bagratashen. Cross the border and meet your Armenian guide and driver to start the journey to the land of ancient traditions and the ancient churches. Drive to the Lori region and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Haghpat Monastery. This is a stunning example of traditional Armenian architecture, erected between the 10th and 13th centuries. Standing on a hillside, Haghpat beautifully overlooks the Debed River Canyon. The monastery’s location was chosen to protect the peace and seclusion of the monks. Then drive through Dilijan to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-mountain freshwater lakes in the world (and considered to be the “Jewel of Armenia”). The lake’s coastline is rich with dense woods, white cliff faces, mountain steppes, and Alpine meadows. Visit Sevanavank Monastery, which includes two churches – Surb Arakelots and Surb Karapet – standing among numerous khachkars. The buildings were constructed from black tuff, which probably gave the monastery its name of Sevanavank, “the Black Monastery”. Enjoy the magnificent views: the monastery is situated at the lake and is surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Continue to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, for overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 9-10 hours
Driving distance: 370 km
Day 9, Fr: Yerevan – Etchmiadzin – Yerevan (ARM)
After breakfast, drive out of the city to the Holy See of Armenia, Etchmiadzin, where we’ll visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral (the residence of the Catholicos, the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church) and the museum of Christian relics. Return to explore Yerevan, one of the world’s oldest cities. Yerevan is also nicknamed the “Pink City” and impresses visitors with its grand Soviet architecture. Our first stop in Yerevan will be at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on Tsitsernakaberd Hill. Next, visit the Cascade Monument, a 500-metre high, 50-metre wide limestone staircase with no less than 572 steps. From the top of the monument, enjoy a breathtaking city view that includes the Opera House, Opera House, Mount Ararat, Swan Lake, Republic Square, and Abovyan Avenue, all of which we’ll see as we walk the streets of Yerevan (~2 km walking). Then transfer to the hotel. Free evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Driving distance: 50 km
Day 10, Sa: Yerevan – Khor Virap – Noravank – Areni Cave – Yerevan (ARM)
Breakfast. At 08:00, head to Khor Virap Monastery. According to legend, St. Gregory the Illuminator (who is credited with converting Armenia to Christianity) had been kept in the basement here for 13 years for disseminating of Christianity, until King Tradt decided to adopt the new religion. The monastery’s location allows you to enjoy superb views of Mount Ararat. Drive to the Noravank complex, which is situated on a ledge of a deep, winding gorge. Noravank stands among bizarrely shaped, precipitous red cliffs. Visit the Areni Cave complex where, in 2008, the world’s oldest leather shoe was found. On the way back to Yerevan, stop at Areni winery to taste wines made from local grape varieties. Arrive in Yerevan at around 18:00. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 9-10 hours
Driving distance: 240 km
Day 11, Su: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan (ARM)
Breakfast. Depart Yerevan and drive to Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia that survived the introduction of Christianity in the 4th century. The next stop is the Geghard (“spear”) monastery complex. The beautiful landscape surrounding Geghard is framed by towering cliffs. Decorative art cut into the rocks reflects and explains Medieval development in this region. The complex was established in the 4th century around the sacred spring inside the cave.
Return to Yerevan, which you’ll have a free afternoon to explore. Here are some possible places to visit:
Meet in the evening for a farewell dinner at a traditional local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Driving distance: 80 km
Day 12, Mo: Yerevan – Departure (ARM)
Breakfast, followed by hotel check out (by 12:00). Free time until your transfer to Yerevan International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
Driving distance: 10 km
  • All transfers, incl. airport;
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels, breakfasts included;
  • English-speaking tour guide;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, including 2 dinners with folk show and 1 lunch with a Georgian family;
  • Three wine tastings: Khareba (GE), Tsinandali (GE), Areni (AM);
  • Bottled drinking water.
  • Surcharge for staying in a single room;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance.


Dates & Prices

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Mar 27
US$ 2,135
Apr 20, Thu
May 1, Mon
Apr 10
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May 4, Thu
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Jul 3
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Jul 31
US$ 1,790
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Aug 14
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Aug 28
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Oct 2, Mon
Sep 11
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Sep 28, Thu
Oct 9, Mon
Sep 18
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Oct 30, Mon
Oct 9
US$ 1,770
Nov 2, Thu
Nov 13, Mon
Oct 23
US$ 2,135
Single supplement: US$ 590
Apr 4, Thu
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Mar 25
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Apr 8
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May 2, Thu
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Jul 1, Mon
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Jul 1
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Oct 17, Thu
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Oct 31, Thu
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Oct 21
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100% guaranteed departures – even if there is only 1 traveler.

Group size: 1-16 persons

Please note that itinerary and prices are subject to change due to airline and train schedule changes, currency fluctuations and other unforeseeable events.

We strongly recommend NOT to purchase airline tickets for 2024 tours without discussing it with your travel consultant.


Tbilisi - 5 nights
Gudauri - 1 night
Yerevan - 4 nights

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