Georgia & Armenia: Journey to the Caucasus - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2019)

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In many places, travellers will experience an unspoiled medieval feel while the major cities are vibrant with a newfound buzz. The landscapes are breathtaking with jagged alpine peaks, isolated rural communities, vineyards and orchards.
2019 Small Group Journeys

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Journey Overview

This fascinating journey to the heart of the Caucasus offers a surprising taste of old world Eastern European charm. Bridging East and West, these former Soviet Republics are hot on the discerning traveller’s radar and offer widespread appeal.

It is little known that Armenia was one of the first countries to adopt Christianity and, so there are magnificent Orthodox churches in abundance in the most unexpected locations. Neighbouring Georgia lays claim to the world’s oldest wine industry and on this journey rare skin-fermented wines stored underground in clay jars are uncorked and savoured. Both countries boast thousands of years of history and a rich cultural heritage of music, art, poetry and dance. The food is delicious and hearty and reflects the region’s influences from Eastern Europe, the Mediterreanean and the Middle East. In many places, travellers will experience an unspoiled medieval feel while the major cities are vibrant with a newfound buzz. The landscapes are breathtaking with jagged alpine peaks, isolated rural communities, vineyards and orchards and above all incredibly hospitable people.

Journey Highlights

  • Wander through the historic heart of Tbilisi’s old town
  • Taste Armenia’s noble Brandy at a Yerevan distillery
  • Hear from a manuscript expert at Georgia’s National Centre of Manuscripts
  • Meet local artisans and traditional carpet manufacturers in colourful markets and workshops
  • Sip wine from earthenware pots in the world’s oldest vineyards in the Kakheti region
  • Visit the 14th century Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, one of the world’s most spectacularly situated
  • Uncover medieval history at the Haghpat and Sanahin monastic complexes
  • Marvel at the acoustics in an ancient monastery during a spiritual vocal performance
  • Prepare lavash in time-honoured fashion in a local home
  • Float across the high altitude waters of Lake Sevan on a private boat trip
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