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Land of the Golden Fleece tour

Land of the Golden Fleece

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4.6 . Excellent
93%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
16 days
From: $ 2,570 $ 161 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Garni - Walk into an impressive basalt gorge overlooked by a 1st century Hellenistic temple
  • Lake Sevan - Enjoy the sublime beauty of the largest lake in the Caucasus region
  • Tbilisi - Wander through the Old Town of Georgia's cosmopolitan capital
  • Vardzia - Discover a fascinating and remote 12th century cave city carved out of a cliff
  • Kakheti - Explore Georgia's wine region and enjoy a home-cooked lunch with a local family

Short Description

Journey through the Caucasus region of Central Asia and discover the diversity of a land straddling two continents, which formed part of the ancient Silk Road. We explore lively cities, walk through spectacular mountain scenery, sample the local tipple and learn about the history and culture of some of the most fascinating states of the former USSR.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City Tbilisi

Travel Theme

Cultural

Destinations

Armenia Georgia

Cities & Attractions

Georgia

Activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Join tour Yerevan

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Included Meals : None

Day 2 - From Yerevan visit the Holy City of Echmiadzin

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Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 - From Yerevan visit sites of Garni and Geghard

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Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 - From Yerevan visit Amberd Fortress

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - Drive to Lake Sevan via monasteries and winery

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Drive to Tbilisi via Monastery of Haghpat

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Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 7 - In Tbilisi, walking tour of Old Town; free afternoon

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Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 - Drive via Mtskheta to Kutaisi via Uplistsikhe cave town

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - From Kutaisi visit Gelati Monastery; free afternoon

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Drive to Bakuriani through Borjomi Gorge

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - From Bakuriani; explore cave town of Vardzia

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Drive to Gudauri via Stalin's museum in Gori

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 - From Gudauri; walk in Kazbegi Mountains

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Drive to Telavi via Tbilisi and Kakheti wine region

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15 - Visit farmers' market and wine factory; return to Tbilisi

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Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16 - Tour ends in Tbilisi

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Included Meals : Breakfast

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Price Per Day: $ 161 per day
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30 Explore! Travel Reviews & Ratings

93%
4.6 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
Excellent 24
Great 3
Average 1
Disappointing 1
Terrible 1
Value
4.6
Guide
4.6
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.5
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.5

Land of the Golden Fleece

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Pleasant surprise experience

5.0
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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation4.0
Meals5.0
It is hard to say because each outing was a pleasant surprise. The best experience was a workshop on feltmaking in Kazbegi town Georgia) where, as a group, we made the felt from scratch and created our own design. A great opportunity to discover a local craft. It is also an excellent example how this diverse group got along like a house on fire. In Armenia my fqvourite outing was the walk along the Garni river gorge with a local guide. The scenery was breathtaking.
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Trip of a lifetime seeing the Arctic in a week

5.0
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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging4.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
I travelled as a solo traveller and was relieved to find that about half the boat was also solo travellers. It was a great adventure - on a ferry board for a week with the most amazing panoramic views around us every day. We were regularly out on smaller boats to see the bird cliffs up close, or to go onto land to walk around. We saw lots of amazing wildlife including walrus, blue whales, beluga whales, endless species of birds, and of course Polar Bears! The week went by too quickly. It was a great mix of wildlife and landscapes. Each day there was a different guide giving a presentation of everything from the biology of a polar bear, to the fauna found in the arctic circle. You could join in for as little or as much as you wanted. Definitely recommended.
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Super good tour guide, but the itinerary was rushed

5.0
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Value4.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging4.0
Transportation4.0
Meals4.0
Junk on Halong Bay, Homestay in Mekong Delta. Hoi An Our tour guide, Long, was excellent and did a super job of mixing history and political context with what we were seeing. He went out of his way to add to the tour, actually taking us to favorite restaurant on his night off. The children loved him and we enjoyed his professionalism and his personal narrative of Vietnam. I felt that the itinerary was very rushed for a family tour. I understand the non family tour is longer and actually that would have been better for the family too. In particular a very busy day in Hue followed a mostly sleepless night on the train. We could have done with more time in Hue, or different activities. Hue was a bad day as the kite making was dull, crowded, and hot, then we didn't get to fly kites as we had not made them. In the end we had little time at the Citadel as we had to transfer into a small bus to navigate the streets.
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Excellent

5.0
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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging4.0
Transportation4.0
Meals4.0
Mohammed was excellent!

Enjoy the trip

5.0
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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
The highlight of this trip was seeing Machu Picchu, which I loved it.

Great Tour Leader will come back in 2017

5.0
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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
A great tour leader - friendly, personable, approachable, knowledgeable of the local area, sights and people. We plan to come back and cycle with Andrew again in 2017.
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Optional Activities

Optional Excursions

Mtskheta - Visit pagan ruins at Bagineti archaeological site: US$ 5pp Tbilisi - Rustaveli Theatre (Day 7) minimum pax 5: US$ 5 pp Batumi - Full day excursion to the Black Sea coast (Day 9) minimum of 15 required: US$ 30pp [If this takes place Day 9's sightseeing may be moved to the morning of day 10]

Guides

We believe that our Tour Leaders are the key to the success of our tours. Handpicked and expertly trained, they are native to the region and bursting with first-hand local knowledge which they love to share. Their passionate approach will make your tour fun and inspiring, bringing the destination to life whether you're travelling alone or with others. Your tour leader will also take care of all the planning and organisation throughout your journey, enabling you to relax and enjoy the experience fully. Our multi-country tours often have more than one tour leader, which helps us to really get under the skin of each unique destination. As such, the GF tour has one tour leader for Armenia and another for Georgia.

Tour Staff

Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)

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