14 Day Armenia & Georgia Discovery

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is fast. Three days require long transfers by shuttle bus. Some of our tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. We have many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Flights Sydney-Yerevan, Tbilisi-Sydney
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Yerevan
    • 1 night Goris
    • 1 night Dilijan
    • 5 nights Tbilisi
    • 1 night Sighnaghi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners (including welcome and farewell dinners)
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

Tour Highlights

Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals

  • In Yerevan, visit the magnificent Zvartnots Temple, a 7th century masterpiece.
  • Tour a family-owned carpet factory; see weavers at work.
  • Brandy tastings at a traditional Armenian distillery open from the 1800s.
  • Tour and concert at the medieval Geghard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread.
  • Pause at the Armenian Genocide Memorial honoring victims of the 20th century genocide.
  • View biblical Mt. Ararat from the 4th century pilgrimage site at the Khor Virap Monastery.
  • Board the Wings of Tatev cable car that whisks you to the spectacular Tatev Monastery.
  • Traditional musical duduk (Armenian oboe) performance.
  • Walking tour in Old Town Dilijan reveals artisans’ workshops and handicraft shops.
  • Visit the Esayan Museum with its recreation of typical 19th century Tufenkian homes.
  • In Georgia, explore Tbilisi’s Old City, known for its diverse architecture and cobble streets.
  • Tour the rock hewn town of Uplistsikhe, one of the oldest towns in the Caucasus.
  • Visit Gori, one of the oldest cities in Georgia and Stalin’s birthplace.
  • Travel to the 6th century Alaverdi Monastery with its expansive mountain views.
  • Lunch and tastings at top-class wineries where wine is made in large earthenware pots.
  • Leisure time in Sighnaghi, with its pretty Italian-style architecture and preserved fortress walls.
  • In Gremi, capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti, visit the monumental Gremi Fortress.
  • Visit the striking Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is fast. Three days require long transfers by shuttle bus. Some of our tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. We have many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Armenia
Depart on your flight to Yerevan, Armenia

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Yerevan
Arrive in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. After transferring to your hotel, time to settle in before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the fascinating tour of Armenia and the Republic of Georgia that lies ahead. Afterwards, join your fellow travelers at a festive Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Discover Yerevan
The morning get acquainted tour of Yerevan begins at the History Museum with its vast collection of archaeological treasures dating to prehistoric times. Stop at the Cascade, a huge stairway that links the city center to parks and residential areas. View the city’s sports complex, the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament, the Opera House and bustling Republic Square. At the Old Food Market* time to wander and sample homemade local delicacies. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover Yerevan on your own. Perhaps linger at an outdoor café in Republic Square, with its singing fountains, a popular gathering place among the locals. Tonight, choose to participate in the optional dinner and show at a lively folk restaurant
*On Saturdays and Sundays, visit may be replaced with the Vernissage Market
Optional: Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Geghard Monastery Concert, Garni Temple, Lavash Demonstration
Spend a delightful morning at medieval Geghard Monastery carved into a mountain, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a specially arranged spiritual concert in one of the grand halls of the monastery with its astonishing acoustics. At Geghard Gorge, pause to admire the fantastic views before continuing to the stunning 2000-year-old Garni Temple, the only surviving pagan temple in Armenia, a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian architectural styles. After, savor lunch at a rustic home in the village, along with a demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread. On the drive back to Yerevan, pause at the somber Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial that honors innocent victims of the first Genocide of the 20th century. The rest of the day is at leisure in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Thursday - Zvartnots Cathedral, Holy Etchmiadzin Church, Brandy Tasting, Carpet Factory
Drive to the Armavir region in west Armenia to visit the magnificent Zvartnots Cathedral, a 7th century architectural masterpiece, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built as Armenia’s main cathedral in 641, this majestic temple was constructed during the Byzantine era. Spend some free time here before continuing to Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the oldest state-built church in the world, known as the “Catholicate of All Armenians.” Afterward, stop for a traditional lunch at Armenian Cross Unity, an NGO that provides orphans and children with disabilities education in art. On your return to Yerevan, enjoy tastings of the legendary Armenian brandy at a distillery that has preserved the traditions of brandy manufacturing since the 1800s. End the day with a visit of the family-owned Megerian Carpet factory; see hundreds of antique and new handmade carpets, learn the process of carpet making and see weavers at work on their patterns. After a fulfilling day, the evening is at leisure for personal pursuits
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Friday - Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, Noravank Monastery, Goris
Today, a much anticipated visit as you drive towards biblical Mount Ararat and the Khor Virap Monastery, a pilgrimage site dating back to the 4th century, closest point to the legendary mountain. At this site according to Armenian tales, St. Gregory healed the King of Armenia who then converted Armenia to Christianity. Then, on to the striking centuries-old Noravank Monastery a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked into a quiet valley that harmonizes with its backdrop of craggy mountains. This stunning two-storied monastery is a masterpiece for both its architecture and picturesque setting. After a lunch break, travel along the winding country roads to the small town of Goris with its tree-lined avenues and grand 19th century homes that attest to its glorious past. Dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Cable Car, Tatev Monastery, Duduk Performance, Lake Sevan, Old Dilijan
Board the “Wings of Tatev,” the longest cable car in the world that whisks you high over the river gorge and lush forested hills to the spectacular Tatev Monastery. Enjoy panoramic views on your walk to the main church, built to house important 9th century relics. A delightful lunch and traditional musical duduk (Armenian oboe) performance follows; this hand-carved instrument is known to express the soul of Armenia. Driving along the Selim pass, visit Caravanserai, an important stop on the Silk Road, and medieval Noradus cemetery with its over 800 khachkars (stone crosses). Continue on a scenic drive to beautiful Lake Sevan, the largest fresh water high altitude lake in the Caucasus region. On its only island, view a medieval hilltop monastery and ancient cemetery. Complete the day in the forested resort town of Dilijan renowned for its spas and traditional craft workshops. Dinner together caps a magnificent day
Overnight: Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Old Town Dilijan, Haghpat Monastery, Border Crossing to Georgia, Tbilisi
A walking tour along historic Sharambeyan Street in the Old Town reveals artisans’ workshops, tiny shops with Armenian wares and the Esayan Museum with its recreation of typical 19th century Tufenkian homes. Observe the impressive ‘art of wood carving’ before continuing along the lanes of this enchanting town with its typical architecture of two-storied tiled wooden homes and intricately carved balconies. Lunch in the Alaverdi region before traveling to the medieval Haghpat Monastery complex. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, this a masterpiece of religious architecture was a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. Afterwards, border formalities as you cross from Armenia into the Republic of Georgia, a former Soviet republic, home to Caucasus mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. Arrive in Tbilisi, capital of the country, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Picturesque Tbilisi
Today explore Tbilisi, known for its diverse architecture and maze-like, cobblestone streets. Wander along the lanes of the picturesque Old City with its colorful houses, pretty balconies and modern Soviet-style architecture. At the 13th century landmark Metekhi Church admire the stunning views before walking to the Georgian Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral, the Sulphur Baths and Anchiskhati Basilica. From here, visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress that dominates the skyline, once a Persian Citadel. Lunch on your own at one of the inviting cafes in the Old Town. Afternoon visit to the National Museum with its wealth of gold, silver and precious stonework and to the bustling Flea Market with treasures galore. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner at a local Tbilisi restaurant
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Ancient Uplistsikhe, Gori Stalin Museum
A fascinating visit to the abandoned rock hewn town of Uplistsikhe that played an important part in Georgian history, one of the oldest places of settlement in the Caucasus. This major religious and political stronghold during the 14th century was an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Tour the remains of this impressive and enormous city with its many ruins, including a pagan temple and Hellenistic amphitheater. Next, proceed to Gori, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, birthplace of Joseph Stalin. After an included group lunch, visit the Stalin Museum guarded by his massive statue. Inside, walk through the halls of memorabilia and the tiny mudbrick house where he lived as a child. Return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Wednesday - Alaverdi Monastery, Sighnaghi’s Winery
Travel to the 6th century Alaverdi Monastery. Time to visit the main cathedral, the highest in Georgia, walk around the beautiful grounds and enjoy expansive views of the Caucasus Mountains, rolling fields and nearby vineyards. Continue to charming Sighnaghi, a small mountaintop town in the historical region of Kakheti. Next, a delectable home-cooked lunch at Pheasant’s Tears, a top-class winery where wine is aged in large earthenware pots according to the old Georgian traditions. Wine tasting follows along with samplings of ‘Chacha’ (Georgian vodka/grappa). Free time in the romantic town of Sighnaghi, with its charming Italian-style architecture and preserved fortress walls crowned with watchtowers. Dinner and overnight in Sighnaghi
Overnight: Sighnaghi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday - Gremi Fortress in Kakheti, Tbilisi
In Gremi, capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti in the 16th-17th centuries, visit the monumental Gremi Fortress standing high above the green valley of Alazan. Once residence of the Royal family, the fortress encircled by a massive wall houses the Domed Church of the Archangel with its colorful frescoes and inscriptions. Driving through the scenic eastern region of Kakheti, Georgia’s premier wine-producing area, pause for lunch and a tour at the Twins Wine Cellar, established by twin brothers who follow age-old family traditions of wine making. After wine tasting and a visit to the family’s private museum, on to the Ikalto Monastery, one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of the area; archaeological excavations here revealed numerous workshops, wine cellars and ancient storerooms. Return to Tbilisi for overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Friday - Mtskheta, Tbilisi
On your last day in Georgia, a drive to Mtskheta, former capital of Georgia; visit the Jvari Monastery, a masterpiece of Early Christian Orthodox architecture located atop a hill. This UNESCO World Heritage Site served as a model for many other churches in the country, known best for its unique relief sculptures decorating the facade. Return to Tbilisi for an afternoon on your own. Perhaps join the optional tour to one of at the town's famous Sulphur Baths, including an exfoliating scrub and brewed tea. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends during dinner at a well-known restaurant
Optional: Sulphur Baths
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Saturday - Depart Georgia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Armenia
Depart on your flight to Yerevan, Armenia

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Yerevan
Arrive in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. After transferring to your hotel, time to settle in before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the fascinating tour of Armenia and the Republic of Georgia that lies ahead. Afterwards, join your fellow travelers at a festive Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Discover Yerevan
The morning get acquainted tour of Yerevan begins at the History Museum with its vast collection of archaeological treasures dating to prehistoric times. Stop at the Cascade, a huge stairway that links the city center to parks and residential areas. View the city’s sports complex, the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament, the Opera House and bustling Republic Square. At the Old Food Market* time to wander and sample homemade local delicacies. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover Yerevan on your own. Perhaps linger at an outdoor café in Republic Square, with its singing fountains, a popular gathering place among the locals. Tonight, choose to participate in the optional dinner and show at a lively folk restaurant
*On Saturdays and Sundays, visit may be replaced with the Vernissage Market
Optional: Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Geghard Monastery Concert, Garni Temple, Lavash Demonstration
Spend a delightful morning at medieval Geghard Monastery carved into a mountain, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a specially arranged spiritual concert in one of the grand halls of the monastery with its astonishing acoustics. At Geghard Gorge, pause to admire the fantastic views before continuing to the stunning 2000-year-old Garni Temple, the only surviving pagan temple in Armenia, a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian architectural styles. After, savor lunch at a rustic home in the village, along with a demonstration and lesson on how to prepare Lavash, the traditional Armenian bread. On the drive back to Yerevan, pause at the somber Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial that honors innocent victims of the first Genocide of the 20th century. The rest of the day is at leisure in Yerevan
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Sunday - Zvartnots Cathedral, Holy Etchmiadzin Church, Brandy Tasting, Carpet Factory
Drive to the Armavir region in west Armenia to visit the magnificent Zvartnots Cathedral, a 7th century architectural masterpiece, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built as Armenia’s main cathedral in 641, this majestic temple was constructed during the Byzantine era. Spend some free time here before continuing to Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the oldest state-built church in the world, known as the “Catholicate of All Armenians.” Afterward, stop for a traditional lunch at Armenian Cross Unity, an NGO that provides orphans and children with disabilities education in art. On your return to Yerevan, enjoy tastings of the legendary Armenian brandy at a distillery that has preserved the traditions of brandy manufacturing since the 1800s. End the day with a visit of the family-owned Megerian Carpet factory; see hundreds of antique and new handmade carpets, learn the process of carpet making and see weavers at work on their patterns. After a fulfilling day, the evening is at leisure for personal pursuits
Overnight: Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Monday - Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, Noravank Monastery, Goris
Today, a much anticipated visit as you drive towards biblical Mount Ararat and the Khor Virap Monastery, a pilgrimage site dating back to the 4th century, closest point to the legendary mountain. At this site according to Armenian tales, St. Gregory healed the King of Armenia who then converted Armenia to Christianity. Then, on to the striking centuries-old Noravank Monastery a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked into a quiet valley that harmonizes with its backdrop of craggy mountains. This stunning two-storied monastery is a masterpiece for both its architecture and picturesque setting. After a lunch break, travel along the winding country roads to the small town of Goris with its tree-lined avenues and grand 19th century homes that attest to its glorious past. Dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Cable Car, Tatev Monastery, Duduk Performance, Lake Sevan, Old Dilijan
Board the “Wings of Tatev,” the longest cable car in the world that whisks you high over the river gorge and lush forested hills to the spectacular Tatev Monastery. Enjoy panoramic views on your walk to the main church, built to house important 9th century relics. A delightful lunch and traditional musical duduk (Armenian oboe) performance follows; this hand-carved instrument is known to express the soul of Armenia. Driving along the Selim pass, visit Caravanserai, an important stop on the Silk Road, and medieval Noradus cemetery with its over 800 khachkars (stone crosses). Continue on a scenic drive to beautiful Lake Sevan, the largest fresh water high altitude lake in the Caucasus region. On its only island, view a medieval hilltop monastery and ancient cemetery. Complete the day in the forested resort town of Dilijan renowned for its spas and traditional craft workshops. Dinner together caps a magnificent day
Overnight: Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Old Town Dilijan, Haghpat Monastery, Border Crossing to Georgia, Tbilisi
A walking tour along historic Sharambeyan Street in the Old Town reveals artisans’ workshops, tiny shops with Armenian wares and the Esayan Museum with its recreation of typical 19th century Tufenkian homes. Observe the impressive ‘art of wood carving’ before continuing along the lanes of this enchanting town with its typical architecture of two-storied tiled wooden homes and intricately carved balconies. Lunch in the Alaverdi region before traveling to the medieval Haghpat Monastery complex. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, this a masterpiece of religious architecture was a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. Afterwards, border formalities as you cross from Armenia into the Republic of Georgia, a former Soviet republic, home to Caucasus mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. Arrive in Tbilisi, capital of the country, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Picturesque Tbilisi
Today explore Tbilisi, known for its diverse architecture and maze-like, cobblestone streets. Wander along the lanes of the picturesque Old City with its colorful houses, pretty balconies and modern Soviet-style architecture. At the 13th century landmark Metekhi Church admire the stunning views before walking to the Georgian Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral, the Sulphur Baths and Anchiskhati Basilica. From here, visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress that dominates the skyline, once a Persian Citadel. Lunch on your own at one of the inviting cafes in the Old Town. Afternoon visit to the National Museum with its wealth of gold, silver and precious stonework and to the bustling Flea Market with treasures galore. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner at a local Tbilisi restaurant
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Ancient Uplistsikhe, Gori Stalin Museum
A fascinating visit to the abandoned rock hewn town of Uplistsikhe that played an important part in Georgian history, one of the oldest places of settlement in the Caucasus. This major religious and political stronghold during the 14th century was an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Tour the remains of this impressive and enormous city with its many ruins, including a pagan temple and Hellenistic amphitheater. Next, proceed to Gori, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, birthplace of Joseph Stalin. After an included group lunch, visit the Stalin Museum guarded by his massive statue. Inside, walk through the halls of memorabilia and the tiny mudbrick house where he lived as a child. Return to Tbilisi
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Saturday - Alaverdi Monastery, Sighnaghi’s Winery
Travel to the 6th century Alaverdi Monastery. Time to visit the main cathedral, the highest in Georgia, walk around the beautiful grounds and enjoy expansive views of the Caucasus Mountains, rolling fields and nearby vineyards. Continue to charming Sighnaghi, a small mountaintop town in the historical region of Kakheti. Next, a delectable home-cooked lunch at Pheasant’s Tears, a top-class winery where wine is aged in large earthenware pots according to the old Georgian traditions. Wine tasting follows along with samplings of ‘Chacha’ (Georgian vodka/grappa). Free time in the romantic town of Sighnaghi, with its charming Italian-style architecture and preserved fortress walls crowned with watchtowers. Dinner and overnight in Sighnaghi
Overnight: Sighnaghi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Gremi Fortress in Kakheti, Tbilisi
In Gremi, capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti in the 16th-17th centuries, visit the monumental Gremi Fortress standing high above the green valley of Alazan. Once residence of the Royal family, the fortress encircled by a massive wall houses the Domed Church of the Archangel with its colorful frescoes and inscriptions. Driving through the scenic eastern region of Kakheti, Georgia’s premier wine-producing area, pause for lunch and a tour at the Twins Wine Cellar, established by twin brothers who follow age-old family traditions of wine making. After wine tasting and a visit to the family’s private museum, on to the Ikalto Monastery, one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of the area; archaeological excavations here revealed numerous workshops, wine cellars and ancient storerooms. Return to Tbilisi for overnight
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Monday - Mtskheta, Tbilisi
On your last day in Georgia, a drive to Mtskheta, former capital of Georgia; visit the Jvari Monastery, a masterpiece of Early Christian Orthodox architecture located atop a hill. This UNESCO World Heritage Site served as a model for many other churches in the country, known best for its unique relief sculptures decorating the facade. Return to Tbilisi for an afternoon on your own. Perhaps join the optional tour to one of at the town's famous Sulphur Baths, including an exfoliating scrub and brewed tea. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends during dinner at a well-known restaurant
Optional: Sulphur Baths
Overnight: Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Tuesday - Depart Georgia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan

This evening, dine in one of the most popular restaurants in Yerevan. Savor delectable regional dishes accompanied by traditional Armenian dances and music. Armenian cuisine is specific to the country and is as ancient as its history. It also contains some influences from Middle Eastern and European culinary traditions and offers a variety of delicious meat and vegetarian dishes.

Day #3 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 AUD$81.00
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Sulphur Bath Houses in Tbilisi

Visit one of the legendary Sulphur Baths that are intimately connected with Tbilisi. The hot springs are the reason why the city was built here and from where it earned its name. Enjoy the relaxing bath, steaming pool and exfoliating scrub in the Sulphur Bath, high in sulphur and other minerals with a constant temperature of 38 C° - 40 C°. The waters have long been used as a therapeutic aid for a range of ailments including skin conditions and arthritis.

Day #13 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 AUD$155.00
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Dinner & Traditional Armenian Music at Local Restaurant in Yerevan

This evening, dine in one of the most popular restaurants in Yerevan. Savor delectable regional dishes accompanied by traditional Armenian dances and music. Armenian cuisine is specific to the country and is as ancient as its history. It also contains some influences from Middle Eastern and European culinary traditions and offers a variety of delicious meat and vegetarian dishes.

Day #3 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 AUD$81.00
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Sulphur Bath Houses in Tbilisi

Visit one of the legendary Sulphur Baths that are intimately connected with Tbilisi. The hot springs are the reason why the city was built here and from where it earned its name. Enjoy the relaxing bath, steaming pool and exfoliating scrub in the Sulphur Bath, high in sulphur and other minerals with a constant temperature of 38 C° - 40 C°. The waters have long been used as a therapeutic aid for a range of ailments including skin conditions and arthritis.

Day #13 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 AUD$155.00
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The Wonders of New Zealand, January 2019
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The trip was excellent in every way. The itinerary was wonderful. Very nice hotels, good meals and Richard was a fantastic guide.

Isobel F. Toronto, Canada
Gems of Southeast Asia, January 2019
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I was very happy with this trip. We had a good group and our tour manager and local guides were all excellent. Food, hotels and activities exceeded my modest expectations.

Bob A. Columbus, OH
Treasures of Sri Lanka, January 2019
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We had a great time in Sri Lanka! We enjoyed all the activities and learned a lot about the history and culture of the country. We look forward to our next Gate 1 trip in March.

Elizabeth H. Kingwood, TX
Gems of Southeast Asia, January 2019
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Our trip was wonderful. The guides were terrific, the sites and experiences were outstanding and the pace of activities was perfect. The tour was extremely well organized and the details and directions throughout were very clear. We especially enjoyed engaging in hands on experiences with residents in some of the countries. In addition to being very informative about the places we were visiting and the life and history in each of the countries we visited, our guides were instrumental in making suggestions and helping us navigate our way around cities on our own leisure time.

Elaine C. Stamford, CT
Gems of Southeast Asia, January 2019
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This was our first Gate 1 Tour. We normally travel independently. We had a fabulous time doing the “Gems of South East Asia." We loved the small group (there were only 14 of us) and everyone got along really well. Panya did an outstanding job as our main tour guide. He went out of his way to accommodate everyone’s wishes and was very friendly, knowledgeable, thoughtful and compassionate. We had two vegans + a vegetarian + a non-fish eater in our group and he made sure everyone’s needs were taken care of at each restaurant. All the local tour guides were awesome too. We hope to use Gate 1 again in the future.

Lynda G. San Jose, CA
South American Glaciers, Forests & Lakes with 4 Day Patagonia Cruise, January 2019
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Our trip to Patagonia with Discovery was awesome! Each and every day was wonderful, and exciting, while experiencing the most mind-blowing natural beauty of the world. Our tour guide Gabriel is the best guide I have ever had on Gate 1 or any other group tour. Gabriel was in control, professional, courteous, helpful, entertaining, informative, kind, all with the upmost concern for group safety at all times. The Patagonia Discovery trip is unique and very special!

Mary A. Edgewater, NJ
Moroccan Allure, December 2018
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It was outstanding! Amine was an amazing guide--knowledgeable, extremely organized as well as fun and, of course, Morocco is a fascinating destination.

Carol A. Winter Park, FL
Explore Dubai & Oman, December 2018
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The trip was outstanding and exceeded my expectations! Our exceptional guide, Hend, deserves acknowledgement for performing extraordinary knowledge, professionalism, warmth and ensuring everyone had the best possible travel experiences!

June T. Yonkers, NY
Treasures of Sri Lanka, November 2018
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It was a fantastic trip. Heshan our guide was knowledgeable and nice. Fantastic food and wonderful country.

Douwe D. Flagstaff Hill, Australia
Treasures of Sri Lanka, November 2018
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We had a very nice holiday in Sri Lanka. This was our first trip with Gate 1 and we are 100% satisfied with the superior standard of hotels you chose for us. The itinerary was varied and interesting, changing between nature and culture. Our guide, Heshan, was excellent, very helpful and very knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna. The coach was always clean and fresh flowers were put on our seats daily. The couch driver and the assistant were excellent, and worked well as a team to get us safely through the chaotic traffic in Sri Lanka cities. Overall, very memorable and positive experience. We will definitely use your company in the future and recommend you to our friends.

Jessica L. Queensland, Australia
India, Nepal & Bhutan, Tradition & Majesty, November 2018
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We had a great trip. Everything went perfect. The guides were excellent. Some of the best we’ve experienced. Don’t let them get away. Transportation, hotels and food were all great!

Richard M. Bettendorf, IA
Jordan, Tradition & Inspiration, November 2018
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I wasn't sure what to expect and honestly was a little nervous to go to that part of the world. But I was pleasantly mistaken! This trip to Jordan was wonderful and such an eye-opening experience. The country is beautiful, safe and full of history. Our tour guide was exceptional! He knew so much and was a lot of fun! I'm grateful that Gate 1 created this tour and did it completely in Jordan (instead of a combo with another country). It really gives the traveler time to fully enjoy and appreciate Jordan. Yet another great trip with Gate 1! :)

Shannon F. Elmhurst, NY
Jordan, Tradition & Inspiration, November 2018
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It was fabulous. I’ve been hoping to get to Jordan for years. It did not disappoint. Awe inspiring sites, good weather, fantastic guide, great food and the warm and welcoming Jordanian people. Could not have been better.

Patricia D. Falmouth, ME
Uganda Wildlife Exploration, November 2018
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The trip was magnificent. Easily the most physically demanding trip I have ever taken (jungle treks) ... I am 72 years old and in good health but the porters made the gorilla trek possible! The Ugandan people seem naturally friendly and outgoing. I love them. Morris 1 and Morris 2 are exceptional guides and just great guys. I recommend this trip to anyone and everyone. All of my Gate 1 trips have been super. My wife and I have always been taken care of extremely well. We go with another couple ... A great time for us to get together and have a great time. Thanks Gate 1 for another fantastic adventure.

James A. Shreveport, LA
Israel, Ancient & Modern Culture, November 2018
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Fabulous. We couldn’t ask for anything better!! The tour guide Simon was the best and made us all feel welcome and special. Our bus driver Mottie was great and we felt very safe when he drove. He was very skilled. Simon’s knowledge was over the top. He explained so much to help us understand everything we saw and shared many personal stories with us. We were sorry to end our tour. This was truly a once in a lifetime adventure. Would recommend Gate 1 and Simon in a heartbeat.

Sheila S. Brooklyn, NY
Spiritual Southern India, October 2018
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It was a great trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable about everything which was appreciated. The accommodations and food were fantastic. The sights were wonderful. A fantastic trip in every possible way!

David O. Florence, MA
Amazing China with Tibet, October 2018
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My trip to China and Tibet was great. Our tour manager Ivy was exceptionally good and made this trip even more special. Her attention to details was amazing. This was the smallest group I have ever traveled with and I loved it as it allowed us to experience many things that wouldn't have been possible for a large group. Loved all the local guides as well. Loved the country, food and all the accommodations .. Would love to go back and experience more of this amazing country.

Agamani S. Lawrence, KS
Uganda Wildlife Exploration, October 2018
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It was wonderful! What a surprise Uganda was. The gorilla tracking was harder than I expected (and I am pretty athletic) but I survived.

Ella S. Treasure Island, FL
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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The Morocco Allure Discovery was probably the coolest tour I have ever been on. It seemed there was always some fabulous activity next to go too. The food was very good and the hotels were exotic and comfortable. Amine our tour manager, well, you're very lucky to have him. Loved Morocco!!!!

Susan C. Chula Vista, CA
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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Our trip was fabulous. Morocco is a fascinating country. We saw wonderful sights and learned much about the culture, history, geography, and it’s people. Our guide, Amine, was top-notch. He was extremely organized, flexible, informative, and had a great sense of humor. Many aspects and activities were surprising like the cooking class, hidden Riad hotels, and the desert experience surpassed our expectations!

Bonnie M. Philadelphia, PA
The Wonders of New Zealand, October 2018
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It was spectacular. Unbelievable scenery. Food was excellent ... Both bus drivers were pleasant, safe and professional. Always felt at ease. Guide was very knowledgeable .. Will definitely recommend Gate 1 and especially the Discovery Tours.

Georgeann H. Gilbert, AZ
Namibia, Naturally, October 2018
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I loved Namibia! Belinda shared her love for her country. The country is beautiful, new looks around every corner. Keegan our driver handled all the bumps with ease and there were lots of bumps on the roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see a beautiful unspoiled country.

Susan W. Outlook, WA
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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It was a wonderful trip. Our guide was the best, he knew people everywhere. You can tell he really enjoys his work.....I would travel with him again in a heartbeat. The hotels were great and of course the Sahara was the highlight of the trip. This trip will be hard to beat...

Julie M. San Diego, CA
Amazing China with Tibet, October 2018
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It was a fantastic trip. I cannot say enough about our experiences in China and Tibet. The cruise down the Yangtze river was also terrific. Our tour guide, Frank, and the local guides were knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.

Jim T. Newland, NC
Namibia, Naturally, October 2018
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Coming to Namibia has been a dream come true, and experiencing the beauty of its landscapes, wildlife, people and culture is all more than I could ever expect. Much thanks to our wonderful guide, David and our driver, Mojari - she was so fantastic, given the challenging roads throughout our trip. We were all so well taken care of every minute along the way. I am grateful for the warm hospitality everywhere we went, the many opportunities to learn about Namibia's history, the tribesmen's way of life, marvel at the stunning sand dunes, watching the gorgeous African sunsets every day...can't wait to share this amazing country with everyone back home!

Jingying C. Singapore, SG
Galapagos, Ecuador, Andes & Amazon, October 2018
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Our trip was amazing. Our guide Giovanna was so professional, knowledgeable, polite and willing to help in any way she could. We fell in love with Ecuador. It was perfectly planned. The best trip we ever had.

Dina K. Brooklyn, NY
Greece, The Birthplace of Civilization, October 2018
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Wow...wow...wow! I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Greece! What a perfect trip! I loved every minute! First, our guide Effie was amazing and made everyone feel at home! She was so informative about everything and the history was mind boggling! She made my trip even better by making sure my food was perfect and I felt even more special! The bus driver, George, was friendly and efficient ...The hotels were so first class and spectacular! The scheduled events included several new adventures everyday! ... The people of Greece were so warm and friendly and you should be so proud how Effie represents your company so wonderfully! We learned how to Greek dance and loved the food! Thank you for one of the best trips...they get better and better!

Linda M. Los Angeles, CA
Treasures of Provence, October 2018
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We had a great trip. France was beautiful, great food, people, weather and we visited some really interesting and unique places. Laura, our tour guide, was fantastic! The best I think we've ever had, and we've had a lot of great tour guides.

Druci R. SN LUIS OBISP, CA
Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure, October 2018
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Incredible doesn’t begin to describe it! From the moment we were met at the airport until the moment we left it just kept getting better. The accommodations were outstanding. The highlight though of course were the game drives. All of our drivers were so extremely knowledgeable which allowed us to track and see all of the Big 5. Don was our tour manager and he just made everything seem so effortless although I know there was a lot of coordination going on in the background. It won’t be our last visit to Africa or our last trip with Gate 1....thanks for the trip of a lifetime!

Margaret M. Ontario, Canada
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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It was probably one of our best trips ever!! Morocco was absolutely beautiful. The size of our group was perfect. Our group itself were very cohesive, it was amazing. Our guide Mohammed was so kind and thoughtful that I think we all came back spoiled rotten. So much fun!

Yvette F. Los Angeles, CA
Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan, October 2018
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Simply wonderful. Nepal is bustling with activity, with smells, with life! Most enjoyable were the walkabouts through Bhaktapur, and Tharu village in Chitwan National Park which allowed us to chat with the locals and have a closeup look at the way they live. The dinner, home visits and the conversations about life in Nepal were priceless. Bhutan is more than amazing! It’s pristine environment and culturally rich history is fascinating. I loved the dress-up in traditional Bhutanese dres. The hike to Tiger’s Nest, is wonderfully rewarding ... At first sight, Tiger’s Nest was blanketed with clouds, but as the clouds lifted it was breathtaking and hastened our steps. Thanks to our guides Rajesh (Nepal), and Dawa (Bhutan) and our drivers who did a stellar job in ensuring everything went smoothly!

Joy T. Sandys, BM
Discover Myanmar, September 2018
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I have taken several Gate 1 trips and am one of your cheerleaders- and the Myanmar trip was one of my favorites. To begin with, Mojo was a fabulous tour leader. We all loved him. He was fun- has a great sense of humor- and patient. He was interested in getting to know each of us, was interested in our purchases and impressions. He always made sure that our meals were served perfectly ..... It was clear that people he worked with also enjoyed him- even the cattle remembered and responded to him! There were several of us who are older and have minor challenges with ambulation. Mojo bent over backwards to make experiences comfortable, to help us off and on buses and boats, and to discuss with us in great detail what was coming up, how long it would take to walk to a certain point, how best to dress, etc. When people decided not to do certain activities, he would chase after them to see if he could accommodate them in some way. He could not have been more dedicated to our comfort, safety, participation and enjoyment. I really loved all the craft work on this tour. We were given great demonstrations on how things were made, as people actually made the products in front of us. They were all gracious with our fascinated observation and generously allowed us to take pictures. Often it was Mojo himself giving the explanation- I think he can do all those crafts! I really enjoyed bringing home some lacquerware afterward. I loved every stop, but Bagan was so beautiful - the sunset was spectacular. .....I was so moved by the organization that was teaching young people to be chefs, and the cooking (and eating!) was fun and interesting- including bringing the apron and recipes home! Thank you again for a wonderful experience!

Constance S. Santa Rosa, CA
Incredible India & Nepal, September 2018
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It was wonderful!!! The sites were beautiful, the guides were knowledgeable and the hotels were great!! My daughters and I really enjoyed the trip!!

Cecilia B. Palo Alto, CA
Spiritual Southern India, September 2018
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I have traveled on small group tours quite often, but this surpassed all expectations. Our guide in India was outstanding and the group I traveled with have all said they would travel again with her. I will certainly be booking through Gate 1 again.

Robert G. Vermont South, Australia
Kenya Safari Exploration, September 2018
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I have traveled a lot but never with a tour. Our trip to Kenya was spectacular and unlike any place I have ever been. Our guide was Yusuf. We could not have had a better guide ... Yusef is a very special man who made the trip even more amazing. I fell in love with the people and their spirit, the land was so beautiful and wild, and of course the animals were so up close and free. This experience will be the one that will thrill me for a lifetime. The experience could not have been better. Thank you Gate 1 for just the greatest experience. Also thanks to our booking agent Donna for advice on the time of year to make the trip and invaluable tips. And thanks to Yusuf for teaching us the language, educating us on the animals and of Kenya, and for his gracious company and friendship.

Nancy H. Lexington, KY