Visit Lovely and Historical Tbilisi

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Tbilisi is straight off a postcard.

Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Caucasus mountain range, on either side of the glistening Mtkvari River, Tbilisi is a colourful city with a fascinating history. Founded in the 5th century, this city has been ruled by Arabs, Turks, Georgian kings, Mongols, Iranians and Russians. Countless battles and disruptions tore the city down multiple times, but Tbilisi rose from the ruins 29 times and became stronger every time.

The culture and architecture of Tbilisi are inspired from its multiple rulers. As you walk down the cobblestone lanes of Tbilisi, you will notice how Medieval, Neoclassical, Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and Modern styles of architecture co-exist in this city.

While Tbilisi is home to numerous ethnicities, there is one thing that runs common amongst its locals: warmth. The locals are welcoming and treat you like their own. The cuisine is colourful, delectable and will leave you asking for more.

Be ready to be charmed by this quaint capital of Georgia.

Itinerary

Arrival to Zvartnots Airport

Arrival to Zvartnots International Airportby Fly Dubai at 14:50. Meet your t/a representative. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Free evening. Overnight in Yerevanmodern Northern Avenue and the city's main Republic Square, the centerpiece of the architect Alexander Tamanian's master plan for Yerevan. The Republic Square is ringed by the National Gallery, National History Museum and several government buildings. Take a tour of an open air “Vernissage” market, where you can buy some gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and other handicrafts made of wood, semi-precious stones, silver and other materials.Overnight in Yerevan.

Yerevan - City Tour

Breakfast. Start exploring Yerevan, the Armenia’s capital city and one of the oldest cities in the world. Stop at the Victory Park and Mother Armenia monument to get a spectacular view of the Biblical Mt. Ararat with a panorama of central Yerevan. Take a walking tour of Cascade Complex, with its Sculpture Park and Cafesjian Center for the Arts. See Fernando Botero’s sculpture of "The Black Cat" and other renowned artist's works decorating the Park. Visit the magnificent building of the Opera House, the postmodern Northern Avenue and the city's main Republic Square, the centerpiece of the architect Alexander Tamanian's master plan for Yerevan. The Republic Square is ringed by the National Gallery, National History Museum and several government buildings. Take a tour of an open air “Vernissage” market, where you can buy some gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and other handicrafts made of wood, semi-precious stones, silver and other materials.Overnight in Yerevan.

Garni Temple - Garni Gorge –tsaghkadzor - Yerevan

Breakfast. Drive to the oldest surviving building on the territory of Armenia, the 1st century Garni Pagan Temple. The Garni Temple was built by the Armenian King Tiridates with the money he received after visiting Emperor Nero in Rome, and was dedicated to Sun God Mithra. Take a local 4x4 car down to the bottom of the Garni Gorge, to see the breathtaking vertical cliffs of the well preserved octagonal basalt columns, called the "Symphony of the Stones". Drive to Tsakhkadzor resort (“Gorge of Flowers” in Armenian), which is situated along the southeast side of Mt. Teghenis (2,819m), and approximately 60 km from Armenia’s capital Yerevan. Take a ride on the Leitner ropeway to the top.Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

List of Suggested Hotels

City 4 star hotel option Nights
Yerevan DoubleTree by Hilton 2
Yerevan DoubleTree by Hilton 4

Inclusions

  • 03 Nights accommodation in Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Return flights in economy class
  • Return airport transfers
  • Service charges and taxes

Exclusions

  • 03 Nights accommodation in Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Return flights in economy class
  • Return airport transfers
  • Service charges and taxes

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