Wander to Georgia/Armenia (2019)

Tour
$1950
14
days
Aug 31
Sep 13
2019
2/10 Spots booked
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Ancient tradition and unbeatable hospitality in a beautiful part of the world so unfamiliar, even to the experienced traveler.

Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, these two countries make for a rich and thrilling adventure. From the kindness of its people to excellent food and wine, from dramatic landscapes and UNESCO heritage sites to time-tested cultures and fascinating history, it won’t be long before Georgia and Armenia are on the bigger travel radar.

This tour takes you to a long list of stunning, intriguing sights, while also spending time with the local people that call these countries home. If you want to go beyond the main trail for a deeper understanding of these destinations, and to have such a fun time doing so…

…let’s go to Georgia and Armenia!

Activities (this is not everything, just a general idea!):

Yerevan – orientation, city tour, Zvartnots cathedral, Echmiadzin and Arinj village
Areni – Khor Virap monastery, local activities
Goris – Zorats Karer, Tatev monastery, homestay experience
Dilijan – Sevan lake, Noratus tombstones, Sevanavank
Tbilisi – border crossing, city tour, ancient capital of Mtskheta
Gori – Uplistsikhe caves, Stalin museum, Gori fortress
Stepantsminda/Kazbegi – 4WD tour to Gergeti Sameba church, homestay

 

The Tour
Day 1 - 2: Yerevan (Armenia)
Day 3: Areni
Day 4 - 5: Goris
Day 6: Dilijan
Day 7 - 8: Tbilisi (Georgia)
Day 9: Gori
Day 10 - 12: Stepantsminda/Kazbegi
Day 13: Telavi, Tsinandali and wine tasting
Day 14: Tbilisi (departure day)
Tour Highlights
History
Medieval villages
Nature
Local activities
Wine tasting
Caves
Mountains
Meeting locals
Monasteries
Excellent food

What other travelers say

Wandering through Romania was an incredible trip in every way: great sights, great people, and everything was very well-organized. Earl did a great job of planning an excellent trip in which we got to visit many beautiful places (both well-known and off the beaten path) all while in the company of a small, cohesive group of like-minded travelers. I’ve traveled to 40+ countries and this trip still stands out in my mind as one of the best I’ve been on. I would highly recommend Wandering Earl tours!
Nadia A. (USA)
I had always been hesitant to go on an organized tour; I hated the idea of being herded from one place to another without time to really see or enjoy anything. This was certainly not the case with our tour! I felt that the pace was perfect, with enough activities planned to keep our days full, but with enough free time to relax and do our own thing. Although we had a schedule to keep I never felt rushed, we always had plenty of time to explore. Earl took the time to get to know us, and went out of his way to make sure we were having a great time. I absolutely would not hesitate to go on another of Earl’s tours, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wonderful travel experience.
Patty P. (USA)
10/10.  You were an excellent host... Loved the range of activities, number and length of breaks was great, never felt rushed, and I really felt like I experienced the “real” Romania... I really wouldn’t change a thing.
Sheri Z.
Tour
$1950
14
days
Aug 31
Sep 13
2019
2/10 Spots booked

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Single room supplement

Request a private room throughout the tour


Tour Details

Guide: Masha Preslitskaya
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Masha Preslitskaya

Guide for: Kyrgyzstan, Iran

 

I was born in the USSR and for as long as I remember I wanted to travel to England. Imagine my surprise when in 2006 I found myself in Beijing at a tour leader training for an Australian travel company. Since then I’ve travelled and led tours all over Southeast, South, North and West Asian countries.

My passion is the Silk Road region with its history and diversity of cultures. I love old caravanserais, long drives through the countryside, history museums with 4,000 year old (and older) artifacts, and the great variety of food the region offers. My Kindle is full of history books, I always carry a can of Tiger Balm and I am one of those people who climbs every staircase for a better view and buys ice-cream at every station during a train ride. And with all my travels I actually haven’t made it to England yet!

 
Physical Level: Medium 

Physical Level: Medium


While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, windy mountain roads, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
Small Group (10 or less) 
Included in the tour cost: 
  • Accommodation (twin share)
  • Transportation within Georgia and Armenia
  • All activities and entrance fees
  • Local guides
  • Breakfast every day
  • 5 lunches/dinners
What's not included: 
  • Flights to/from Armenia/Georgia
  • Meals and activities not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Gratuities/tips
Accommodation: 

Prices are based on twin-share. Solo travelers of the same gender will be paired together in a room with two beds. We will be using mid-range guesthouses/hotels of good quality that offer comfortable facilities. (If you wish to have your own room, the single supplement cost is $350 USD.)

Questions? Comments?
If you have any questions or concerns about this tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

Subject to change – All itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen situations. Read more »