Georgia & Armenia

Georgia, Armenia & the Caucasus Mountains: A 13-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour with Insider Experiences

Be charmed by the colourful culture, fascinating history and breathtaking natural scenery of Georgia and Armenia on this 13-day luxury, small-group tour (max. 12 travellers). Discover countries shaped by ancient history and religion, a captivating mix of tradition and a modern way of life. Immerse yourself in the past as you tour ancient, UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites and embrace the Armenia and Georgia of today with the help of knowledgeable local guides. Discover Tbilisi on a city tour, visit the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe, indulge in a Georgian wine tasting, drive through the spectacular Caucasus Mountains, venture through the Armenian monastic complex of Haghpat, and sit down for lunch at a local house in Garni, where you can witness the baking of Armenian lavash bread. Your tour includes nightly handpicked accommodation – including two exclusive Design Hotel properties – daily breakfast and additional local dining experiences, private airport transfers and transportation throughout, expert guides, insider experiences and so much more.

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13 Days
TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person based on TWIN SHARE – you must purchase TWO packages
  • 12 nights of handpicked accommodation, including two exclusive Design Hotel properties in Georgia and a traditional Armenian guesthouse
  • Daily breakfast and additional dining experiences including a welcome and farewell dinner, a homecooked local lunch and more
  • Tour of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, inclusive of visits to Kashveti Church, the National Picture Gallery and ancient Orthodox churches
13 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person
  • 12 nights of handpicked accommodation, including two exclusive Design Hotel properties in Georgia and a traditional Armenian guesthouse
  • Daily breakfast and additional dining experiences including a welcome and farewell dinner, a homecooked local lunch and more
  • Tour of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, inclusive of visits to Kashveti Church, the National Picture Gallery and ancient Orthodox churches
18 Days
TWIN SHARE EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person based on TWIN SHARE – you must purchase TWO packages
  • 12 nights of handpicked accommodation, including two exclusive Design Hotel properties in Georgia and a traditional Armenian guesthouse
  • Daily breakfast and additional dining experiences including a welcome and farewell dinner, a homecooked local lunch and more
  • Tour of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, inclusive of visits to Kashveti Church, the National Picture Gallery and ancient Orthodox churches
18 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person
  • 12 nights of handpicked accommodation, including two exclusive Design Hotel properties in Georgia and a traditional Armenian guesthouse
  • Daily breakfast and additional dining experiences including a welcome and farewell dinner, a homecooked local lunch and more
  • Tour of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, inclusive of visits to Kashveti Church, the National Picture Gallery and ancient Orthodox churches

From the wine and watchtowers of Georgia to the captivating, complex history of Armenia – this incredible tour encourages travellers to step outside of their comfort zones and embrace a rewarding, eye-opening experience.

What We Love…

Georgia and Armenia are countries like no other – which is exactly why you’ll fall in love with them, says Luxury Escapes’ Tours Product Manager John Saporito: “Breathtaking beauty and some of the world’s most hospitable people await on this incredible journey. Being countries of the former USSR, Georgia and Armenia have a unique identity and an amazing melting pot of Persian, Russian and European influences that can be felt not only in the architecture, history, museums and food, but right down into the soul of the people. These two countries offer age-old experiences mixed with modern cities and the friendliest faces you will find anywhere. Adding Azerbaijan completes this incredible journey across the three Caucasus and the Great Silk Route.”

What You’ll Love…

The Experiences – Unearth ancient history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and breathtaking natural beauty

Georgia is a fascinatingly complex country shaped by ancient history and religion. Discover the Persian and Russian roots of Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, as you tour Eastern Orthodox churches and ornate art nouveau buildings, ticking off iconic sites such as the Georgian State Museum, Kashveti Church and Rustaveli Theatre.

Journey past watchtowers and alpine fields through the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains, stopping at the beautiful, cliff-edge Jvari Monastery and Gveleti, one of the highest waterfalls in Georgia.

Shroud yourself in ancient history at the rock-hewn cave town of Uplistsikhe, boasting awe-inspiring houses, temples, streets and Roman theatres carved out of the cliffs.

Discover Borjomi, a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population of just 14,500, famous for its world-renowned mineral water. Visit the Mineral Water Park of Borjomi, where you can taste the mineral water and relax in this beautiful environment.

Let a private guide lead you around Rabati Castle, spanning seven hectares and boasting rich religious history in the form of a church, mosque, minaret and synagogue.

Georgia claims to be the ‘birthplace of wine’, which is evident in its plentiful vines and emphasis on warm hospitality. Experience it for yourself with an unforgettable lunch and wine tasting at the Tsinandali Estate, then visit the breathtaking city of Signagi, which boasts splendid views of the gorgeous Alazani Valley, known as the cradle of Georgian wines.

Join a hands-on traditional Georgian cooking experience, introducing you to local delicacies and culminating in a traditional Georgian feast with folklore and homemade wine.

Crossing the border to Armenia, stop at the monastic complex of Haghpat (976 AD), an outstanding work of medieval Armenian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

You won't be short of breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites as you head to the Geghard Monastery. Named after the lance that pierced Christ at the crucifixion this unique monastery was carved out of the rock face of the Azat River Gorge.

In the vibrant Armenian capital of Yerevan you will explore a city of contradictions, home to the bustling Republic Square and the Cascade Complex, an open-air museum of modern art, where it’s just as easy to find traditional tea houses as it is modern European-style wine bars.

Step back in time at Areni Caves, dating to 3,900 BC and believed to be the site of the oldest winery in the world. Visit the ruins of Zvartnots Temple – a pearl of 7th-century architecture and inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list.

The Hotels – Old meets new at exclusive Design Hotels, housed in lovingly restored historic sites and buildings

Part of the sought-after Design Hotels collection, Rooms Hotel Tbilisi is your fitting introduction to this eclectic Georgian city. Located just off the city’s main boulevard and housed in a reclaimed eight-storey, Soviet-era publishing house, this stunning property has been lovingly renovated to introduce stylish new elements to its historic façade. The result is an effortlessly stylish mix of old-world Tbilisi charm and New York-style art deco. Bellhops in retro-chic uniforms reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel are ready to attend to your needs, while The Kitchen Restaurant offers delicious dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

Your Design Hotel experience continues at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, set among the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains. Built on the site of a former Soviet worker’s retreat in Stepantsminda, you will be greeted by fresh alpine air and stunning views across deep green verges and snowcapped peaks. A timber-clad restoration creates the distinct feel of an alpine retreat, where warm wooden interiors invite you to curl up in front of a roaring fireplace and sink into a deep armchair amid the book-laden shelves. It’s all the natural beauty of Georgia with a touch of life’s little luxuries.

In the city of Bonjormi, famed for its pure, naturally carbonated mineral water, you will be further immersed in the beauty of Georgia. Framed by conifers, the hotel sits on the former site of a popular sanitarium, which used to attract guests from all over the USSR who gathered here to witness the curative effects of Borjomi water. Today, the on-site spa continues to offer treatments using mineral water, with everything from underwater massages to baths and showers available.

Immerse yourself in Armenian culture at Tufenkian’s Ananov Guest House, a restored 19th-century building with high vaulted ceilings, understated handmade chandeliers and intricately detailed handmade carpets in the Old Dilijan's Haykanoush Restaurant, reminiscent of an old Dilijani dining room. Stroll out onto the streets of Old Dilijan and feel as though you have stepped back in time as you browse specialised workshops and studios sell jewellery, clothing, carpets, ceramics, woodcarvings, arts and crafts, all revived with Tufenkian’s renovation of the historical district.

The Grand Hotel Yerevan invites you into a 1928 neoclassical building with timeless charm. Located in the centre of Yerevan, its prime location embodies modern and ancient Armenian history and culture and offers panoramic city views from the private rooftop pool.

Your Tour Includes:

  • 12 nights of handpicked accommodation, including two exclusive Design Hotel properties in Georgia and a traditional Armenian guesthouse
  • Daily breakfast and additional dining experiences including a welcome and farewell dinner, a homecooked local lunch and more
  • Tour of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, inclusive of visits to Kashveti Church, the National Picture Gallery and ancient Orthodox churches
  • Journey through the Caucasus Mountains with stops at the ancient Georgian capital of Mtskheta and the Tsminda Sameba Trinity Church
  • Hands-on traditional Georgian cooking experience, followed by a feast with folklore and homemade wine
  • Visit to the highest waterfall in Georgia, Gveleti
  • Tour of the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe
  • Visit to the Mineral Water Park of Borjomi, where you can taste the naturally carbonated water
  • Private tour of the 13th-century Rabati Castle
  • Wine tasting at Tsinandali Estate Winery and a trip to Signagi, with splendid views of the gorgeous Alazani Valley, known as the cradle of Georgian wines
  • Visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Haghpat and Geghard monasteries
  • Lunch at a local Armenian house with lavash breadmaking
  • City tour of Armenia’s vibrant capital, Yerevan, visiting Republic Square, the Cascade Complex and The National Assembly of Armenia
  • Tour of the Khor Virap Monastery, the most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia
  • Visit to the ruins of Zvartnots Temple – a pearl of 7th-century architecture and inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
  • Experienced, local English-speaking guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Insider experiences

Continue the adventure with a six-day Azerbaijan Extension

Extend your tour to enjoy six days in Azerbaijan, known as the ‘Land of Fire’ and a fascinating blend of European and Asian influences. From UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites to the cosmopolitan capital of Baku, rural villages and semi-desert areas, it’s a truly unique experience.

As you cross the Georgia-Azerbaijan border, head to Sheki, famed as a silk centre and an important stop on the Great Silk Route. Here, visit the 18th-century Khan's Summer Palace, with its magnificent frescos and exquisite stained-glass work, and the Sheki History museum.

Drive to the heart of north-western Azerbaijan, Gabala, one of the country’s most beautiful regions, and stop by the stunning Qara Nohour Lake and the Yeddi Gozel waterfall.

Your luxury accommodation here is the Qafqaz Riverside Hotel, located in an area of stunning natural scenery next to the Demiraparan River, nestled amidst the Caucasus Mountains.

En route to Baku, visit the unique two-storeyed mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century, “Diri-Baba” and stop at the impressive Juma Mosque, located in nearby Shemakha city.

The Boulevard Hotel Baku – An Autograph Collection awaits you, a stunning hotel located in the heart of the Baku White City, just a short walk to the Caspian Sea and surrounded by the city’s exciting food scene.

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Gobustan, an archaeological reserve showcasing an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings, bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art. The site also features the remains of caves, settlements and burials.

Tour the "Old City” of Baku, including the stunning 12th-century Maiden Tower and the 15th-century Palace of Shirvanshahs, described by UNESCO as "one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture". A highlight is the visit to Mohammed Mosque, the most ancient building not only in “Icheri-Sheher” but in the entirety of Azerbaijan.

Your Tour Extension Includes:

  • Five nights of handpicked accommodation, including a night at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi - A Design Hotel, a night at Marxal Resort & Spa, a night at the Qafqaz Riverside Hotel, nestled amid the Caucasus Mountains, and two nights at The Boulevard Hotel Baku – An Autograph Collection, located in the heart of Baku White City
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a farewell dinner
  • Visit to the 18th-century Khan's Summer Palace in Sheki, with its magnificent frescos and exquisite stained-glass work
  • Trip to Gabala, stopping by the stunning Qara Nohour Lake and the Yeddi Gozel waterfall
  • Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Gobustan, an archaeological reserve showcasing an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings
  • Tour the "Old City” of Baku, including the stunning 12th-century Maiden Tower and the 15th-century Palace of Shirvanshahs
  • Visit to Mohammed Mosque, the oldest building in Azerbaijan
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