15 days

From $5,260

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Summary

Between Europe and Asia, the Caspian and the Black Sea, and on the ancient Silk Roads and the Scythian invasion routes stand the republics — ancient kingdoms — of Armenia and Georgia. Until recently cut off by the Iron Curtain, these warm, hospitable countries are but little known to western travelers, yet their names conjure up images of trade and hospitality, the Greek myths of Prometheus, Medea and the Golden Fleece.

Their location between great civilizations guaranteed them a pivotal role in world history. Yet, their varied landscapes are reason enough to visit — Europe’s highest mountains, fertile plains, semi-tropical coastlands and arid steppes are the backdrop to our travels.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover the captivating history that created both Tbilisi's and Yerevan’s urban centers
  • See exquisite metalwork and jewellery from the Bronze Age
  • Enjoy the country’s dramatic landscapes, from its lush sub-tropics to the semi-desert steppes
  • View fortresses, Hellenistic temples and Art Nouveau palaces
  • Learn about the ancient Georgian wine-making tradition, which involves fermenting grapes in earthenware and has now been recognized by UNESCO

Today's Price
$5,260

Deposit: $1,250 Single supplement: $930

Meet your Experts

Expert guides, whenever you travel

We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truly remarkable.

Dr Ian Colvin

Guide Lecturer

Ian Colvin is a historian specialising in the late Roman and Byzantine history of the Caucasus regions. He studied classical and modern Georgian after receiving his MST in Byzantine studies, and has devoted himself to excavations at the site of Nokalakevi.

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Laura-Marie Taylor-Stoakes

Tour Manager

Laura-Marie has worked in the Wine Trade for 15 years and has over 11 years’ experience escorting clients on wine tours all over the world. Laura is a freelance wine trade professional specialising in emerging territories and market consultancy.

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Ancient Monastery
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
October 1 2020 AGAA201001 October 1 2020 (Thursday) October 15 2020 (Thursday) Dr Ian Colvin Simone Aquilina $5,820
(ex. flights)
$0
$1,250
$930 Call for availability
June 3 2021 AGAA210603 June 3 2021 (Thursday) June 17 2021 (Thursday) Dr Ian Colvin $5,985
(ex. flights)
$149
$1,250
$910 Book Now
October 7 2021 AGAA211007 October 7 2021 (Thursday) October 21 2021 (Thursday) Dr Ian Colvin $5,850
(ex. flights)
$149
$1,250
$910 Book Now
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