Cultural Tour to Georgia, Armenia and Iran
Duration: 17 days/ 16 nights
Location: Georgia/ Armenia/ Iran
Price: € 4250
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Cultural Tour to Georgia, Armenia and Iran

Day 1

  • Arrival at the airport of Tbilisi
  • Transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 2

  • City tour around Tbilisi – the bright and hospitable capital of Georgia
  • Stop at Church of Assumption located in Metekhi historical district
  • Stroll to the modern Bridge of Peace built over the River Kura. The unique architecture of the bridge was designed by Italian architect Michele De Lucchi. It is the number one attraction for making memorable photos.
  • Trip to Narikala fortress, the well-known symbol of Tbilisi. The top of the hill offers a great view of the entire city.
  • Excursion to the sulfuric baths – royal bath complex (17-19th centuries) standing on the natural sulfur springs. The baths have unique architecture and are considered the main attraction of the Old City.
  • Walking along Shardeni Street – a prestigious pedestrian street that was named after the famous French traveler Jean Chardin.
  • Tour to the Sioni Cathedral – one of the most famous monuments of the Old Town. It keeps an important relic of the Georgian Church – the Cross of St. Nino

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

  • Trip to Mtskheta which was the first capital of Georgia between the 3rd century BC and 5th century AD. It is an important place from the religious point of view.
  • Excursion to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – the cathedral of the 11th century, the first Christian church in Georgia and UNESCO object.
  • Climb to Jvari Monastery – one of the most important and famous churches of Georgia. It towers over the ancient Mtskheta on the top of the hill and give a chance to enjoy a stunning view of Kura and Aragvi Rivers.
  • Drive to Gori – famous as Stalin’s homeland and the heart of eastern Georgia. Visit to the museum of Stalin.
  • Excursion to Uplistsikhe. This ancient cave town, carved in the rock, is one of the first towns in Georgia, and it dates back to the end of 2nd, the beginning of 1st millennium BC.
  • Return to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

  • Trip starts from the amazing castle named Ananuri Fortress situated on the River of Aragvi. The former defensive fortress of the feudal era.
  • The tour continues to Gudauri town – a famous resort town located at the slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.
  • Visit to Urban-type settlement Stepantsminda located directly at the foot of majestic Mount Kazbek.
  • Climb to the-14th-century Trinity Church of Gergeti located at 2180 m above sea level. From the top of the hill opens the incredible and unforgettable view to the surroundings.
  • Trip to Dariali Gorge located on the border between Russia and Georgia
  • Drive back to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

  • Departure to the east of Georgia to Kakheti region. Kakheti is the picturesque region famous for the producing of excellent Georgian wines. Here the wine is produced by special local technologies.
  • Visit to Telavi, the center of Kakheti, is famous as the major winemaking region in Georgia and located in the marvelous Alazani Valley. Here you will see the oldest tree in the country – 900-year-old platan
  • Excursion to Alaverdi Monastery located at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains. It was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli in the 6th century.
  • Tour around Tsinandali – the estate of famous Chavchavadze dynasty. The estate is known for its amazing labyrinth planted with exotic trees and for the cellars, where the unique collection of Georgian and European wine is preserved.
  • Stroll around the cozy town Sighnaghi, “the town of love”, where a stunning scene of Alazani Valley appears from for taking great shots. It is famous for its architecture in the style of southern Italian classicism.
  • Return to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

  • Transfer to the Georgian-Armenian border, where, after passing through customs, you will go to Yerevan – the capital of Armenia.
  • Guided tour around Yerevan
  • Trip to Dilijan Town, famous for its flourishing views and fresh air.
  • Stop at the ultramarine Sevan Lake – the pearl of Armenia where you can make perfect shots.
  • Return to Yerevan

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

  • Trip to the river of Azat Canyon, limited time is one hour
  • Stop at Geghard Monastery, sculpted from rocks and cliffs. The sight became a heritage of UNESCO in 2000.
  • Tour to the village of Garni. The temple of Garni is the only survived Hellenistic architectural example of the Caucasus.
  • Guided tour around Yerevan
  • Excursion to the Matenadaran Museum – the depository of ancient manuscripts
  • The tour will continue to the Cascade – one of the most famous sights of Yerevan. Cascade is a huge ladder, climbing the top of which you will see the observation area. It offers breathtaking views of Mount Ararat and Yerevan.
  • A trip to the Republic Square – the “heart” of Yerevan. The square was designed by the chief architect Armenia, Alexander Tamanyan.
  • Walk along the Northern Avenue, which is the most modern and luxurious avenue of the capital.
  • Visit to Historical Museum of Armenia and Memorial Complex of Armenian Genocide, dedicated to the victims of Genocide in 1915.
  • Tour ends in Ararat Brandy Factory. Here you will have a chance to degustate Armenian cognac

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Meals: Breakfast

 Day 8

  • Trip to Holy Echmiadzin town – the religious center of all Armenians, known as Vagharshapat. Here is located the residence of the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
  • Guided tour to the Echmiadzin Cathedral, which was built in 301-302 and became the first official Christian church in the world. It is now included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On the territory of the cathedral, you will see examples of unique Armenian khachkars.
  • Continue tour to the cathedrals of Gayane and Hripsime
  • Final stop is the ruins of Zvartnots Temple
  • Return to Yerevan

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Meals: Breakfast

 Day 9

  • Journey to the town of Goris – a small town located in the south of Armenia
  • Visit to Noravank Monastery – situated in the valley of red rocks
  • Stop in Areni village for degustation of local wine
  • Visit to Monastery of Tatev – famous for the longest cable car in the globe

 

Overnight: hotel in Goris

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

  • Transfer to the border Armenia-Iran which lies from Agarak to Nortus villages.
  • Trip to Tabriz City for finding new adventures and taking great shots.

 

Overnight: hotel in Tabriz

Meals: Breakfast

 Day 11

  • City Tour in Tabriz – one of the largest cities in Iran
  • Visit to Blue Mosque – the well-known mosque of Tabriz founded in 1465
  • Visit to Tabriz large Bazaar known for amazing and unique architecture, also it is an interesting place for communication with Iranian people
  • Flight to the capital city Tehran

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12

  • City Tour around Tehran –  the capital and the largest city of Iran
  • Visit to National Jewelry Museum – known for Safavids amazing collections and other pieces of jewelry
  • Tour to Milad and Azadi Towers – the first is also known as Tehran Tower (435 m) and the last as Shahyad Tower (approximately 45 m) respectively
  • Visit to Golestan Palace – one of the most ancient historical monuments, being former Qajar Royal Complex
  • Walk to Ab-O-Atash Garden known also as Ebrahim Park, it has more than 24000 m² space
  • Flight to Shiraz

 

Overnight: hotel in Shiraz

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13

  • Shiraz City Tour which is a beautiful historical town full of amazing gardens
  • Visit to Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque and Narenjestan Palace – respectively, first is called as Pink Mosque established in 1888 and the second as Qavam House established from 1879 to 1886 by Mirza Ibrahim Khan
  • Trip to the tombs of Hafiz and Saadi – famous Persian poets
  • Stop at Koran Gates. Admire the stunning panorama view of Shiraz city
  • Walk to Eram Garden  – one of the most beautiful gardens in Iran

 

Overnight: hotel in Shiraz

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14

  • Stop to explore the ruins of Persepolis and Pasargad cities. Pasargad was the first capital of Achemenidian Empire, and Persepolis is in the World Heritage object of UNESCO.

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15

  • Tour around Isfahan City
  • Visit to Si-O-Si-Pole Bridge – the longest bridge of Isfahan
  • Trip to Nakhsh-e-Jakhan Square – the longest square of Isfahan
  • Visit to Ali Gapu Palace – built by Abbas Shakh in the 17th century with 48 m height
  • Tour to Loftolla Mosque – an example of the outstanding architecture
  • Finishing the day by visiting bazaar to purchase souvenirs

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16

  • Visit to Minaret Jonban
  • Tour around Khasht Bekhesht Palace – a nice and attractive Persian castle built in 1669 in the center of the nightingale park
  • Tour around Chekhel Sotun Palace founded in 1647 by Shah Abbas II and restructured in 1706 after burned fire
  • Visit to Jame Mosque – the main and largest mosque in Isfahan Province with the area of 2.0756 ha
  • The last stop – Armenian Church called Vank Cathedral – also named as Church of the Saintly Sisters, built in 1606 in the district of New Julfa
  • Return to Tehran

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

The price of the tour is 4250 EUR per person

The single supplement is 407 EUR per person

 

Detailed Tour Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels
    • Meals - breakfast
    • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • English speaking guide service for all days
    • All admission fees
    • 24 hours office support
    • Inner flights in Iran
    • Visa reference code for Iran
    • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day
    • Local SIM card

    The price doesn't include:

    • Flights
    • Medical  insurance
    • Visa fee
    • Dinners and lunches
     
  • You will spend 5 nights in Armenia, 4 nights Georgia and 7 nights in Iran.
    Hotel in Yerevan: 3 * Cascade Hotel or similar
    Hotel in Tbilisi: 3* Astoria Hotel or similar
     
    • Documents:
    • Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)
    • First aid kit:
    • bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm
    • Essentials:
    • Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter
    • Dressing:
    • There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)
    • Spring / Autumn
    • long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella
    • Summer
    • T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat
    • Winter
    • Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves