Georgia & Armenia: Journey to the Caucasus - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

This fascinating journey to the heart of the Caucasus offers a surprising taste of old world Eastern European charm.

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 boast thousands of years of history, jaw-dropping scenery and a rich cultural heritage. Armenia was one of the first countries to adopt Christianity, and there are magnificent 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. The food throughout the region is delicious and hearty and, in many places, there’s a delightfully unspoiled medieval vibe. 

Journey Highlights

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

Want to travel sooner? Please see information on our 2019 departure here.

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