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ジョージアとアルメニア 2ヵ国周遊の旅 8日間

コーカサス , アルメニア , ジョージア
文化探求 , 世界遺産 , 観光 , ひとり旅 Tripadvisor
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  • ジョージアとアルメニア2つの国を余すことなく満喫。
  • ジョージアとアルメニアは、世界で最初のキリスト教国の1つです。
  • アジアとヨーロッパの文化的交差点に位置するジョージアとアルメニアは、独特な古代の文化遺産が数多くあり、おもてなしの伝統で有名です。
  • ジョージアとアルメニアは自然の多様性に富んでいます。
  • ワイン発祥の地、ジョージア。

このツアーでは、ジョージアとアルメニアについて知ることができます。考古学的な証拠によると、南コーカサス地域は人類が生活していた最も古い地域の1つであり、180万年も前までさかのぼります。ジョージアとアルメニアはアジアとヨーロッパの文化的交差点に位置しており、古代の文化遺産、雄大な自然が数多くあります。また、おもてなしの伝統でも有名です。ジョージアはワインの発祥の地としても知られています。南コーカサス諸国をめぐり、ヨーロッパ・アジアの文化と統合した2つの国独自の魅力を発見するでしょう…

day 1
Arrival

Arrive in Tbilisi after your flight,  you need to reach the hotel, you can check in any time after 14:00 Tbilisi time. Meeting in the lobby of the hotel at 19:00 Tbilisi time (UTC 04:00) and drive to Restaurant Funicular, where you will have welcome dinner.


day 2
Tbilisi sightseeing tour

Tbilisi sightseeing tour – the Old Town and the New City. The city offers a wide variety of sights, most of them very ancient. We begin our visit just a few minute walk from the hotel in the compact area of Old Tbilisi. Starting at the church of Metekhi, we walk to the brick domes of sulfur baths and then on to spectacularly located Narikala’s fortress – one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia, overlooking Mtkvari river gorge. After that we visit the synagogue, and the Sioni and Anchiskhati churches, which mark the end of the Old Town. After we visit the treasury of the National Museum of Georgia (Georgian Archaeology from 8th millennium B.C.). Visit the holy trinity cathedral, the third biggest church in the world. Dinner in the local restaurant, tasting Georgian dishes and wine.  Spend the night in Tbilisi.


day 3
Tbilisi – Mtsketa – Ananuri – Stefantsminda - Tbilisi

After a breakfast in the hotel, we visit the ancient capital and the religious centre of Georgia – Mtskheta (3000 years old) and see its historical sites: Jvari monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli cathedral (11th century), where, it is said Christ’s shroud is buried. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then we visit the ancient ruins of the city and drive north towards the Northern Caucasus along the well-known Georgian Military Road. On the way we visit Ananuri – a 17th century architectural complex. An exciting drive from Gudauri along the Terek River will take us to Kazbegi – the main town in the region. From Kazbegidrive with 4 WD vehicles through beautiful valleys and woods brings us to Gergeti Trinity church located at 2170m. in good weather you can see for a moment one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – the mountain Kazbegi (5047m). We go back to the Tbilisi. Dinner in the local restaurant, tasting Georgian dishes and wine.  Spend the night in Tbilisi.


day 4
Tbilisi – Gori – Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe

After a breakfast at hotel, you will drive to Akhaltsikhe (approximately 3 hrs.) It was founded at least 800 years ago, and was a regional administrative center for the Ottomans from the 16th century up to the Russian-Turkish War. On the way to Akhaltsikhe, we may stop at Uplistsikhe Cave Town-Fortress, which history begins in the I-II millennium B.C. or Stalin’s museum in Gori. Lunch will be provided in Gori or Borjomi.

Check-in at Akhaltsikhe’s hotel. Afterwards, a tour to the 13th century Rabat Fortress that is a mix of different religions and architecture. In the evening, a dinner at local restaurant.


day 5
Akhaltsikhe – Khertvisi – Vardzia – Akhalkalaki - Yerevan

After a breakfast at the hotel, a tour to the 2nd century B.C. Khertvisi Fortress, once destroyed by Alexander the Great and a cave monastery Vardzia, the caves of which stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers and which area is believed to be first inhabited during the Bronze Age. Lunch will be provided at one of Vardzia’s guesthouses. After lunch you go to the border, where you change the transport and guide.

After meeting with the Armenian guide you move forward to Yerevan - the hospitable capital of Armenia.  Check-in. Rest.

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant with tasting Armenian dishes and drinks.

day 6
Yerevan city tour – Etchmiadzin (UNESCO) – Zvartnots (UNESCO) – Yerevan

Start discovering Armenia by a visit to the State History Museum where you get familiar with a complete picture of the Armenian culture and history dating back to 1 million years ago up to nowadays. Then go sightseeing in one of the world's oldest cities – 2796-year-old Yerevan.  Open-air lunch at one of restaurants located just in Hrazdan River gorge.

Then you move forward to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – the spiritual centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the seat of the Supreme Patriarch and the Catholicos of All Armenians. Numerous kings and Catholicoses have been crowned and consecrated here.

When Noah emerged from the Ark in the Ararat Valley, he built an altar of sacrifice in the place where the Mother Cathedral is now standing and offered a sacrifice. St. Gregory the Illuminator chose the location of the 4th C Mother Cathedral in accordance with the vision he had. In his dream, he saw the Miatsin (meaning “the Only Begotten Son of God”) with glittering light on his face descending from the Heaven and with a golden hammer striking the ground where the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin was to be located. Hence, Etchmiadzin means "the place, where the Only Begotten Son of God descended".

On the way back to Yerevan you stop at the ruins of outstanding Zvartnots Temple.  

You're in Yerevan again.To deeply feel the spirit of the city you dine and spend the evening at one of open-air cafes.


day 7
Yerevan – Geghard (UNESCO) – Garni – Yerevan

In the morning, the coach takes you to Geghard Monastic Complex located on the mountainside of the almost closed amphitheater of harsh cliffs. It is famous for its rock-cut architecture. Thanks to its hard-to-reach area, the Holy Lance which pierced the side of Christ has been kept here for 500 years. St. Thaddeus Apostle brought it to Armenia in 33 AD. In honor of the Holy Lance, Ayrivank Monastery (meaning “Cave Monastery”) was renamed Geghart (the Armenian translation of “the Holy Lance”).  

On the way you stop at Charents Arch to enjoy the majestic view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.

The next highlight is the only standing pagan temle in Armenia – Garni, devoted to Mihr, who, in accordance with the Armenian Mythology, was the God of the Sun. From here, you will enjoy the impressive view of breathtaking high cliffs called “Symphony in the stone”.

An unforgettable experience is waiting for you in Garni village – you can take part in a real ritual of baking national “lavash” bread with local villagers. Enjoy the open-air lunch.  

Return to Yerevan. Spice this day with an excursion and tasting in well-known Yerevan Brandy Factory.

Dinner at a colorful Armenian restaurant.


day 8
Yerevan – Lake Sevan – Tbilisi

It's time to driving to one of the highest fresh-water lakes in the world – the Sevan (1 900m).  From the top of Sevan Peninsula you can admire the full view of the lake of volcano-tectonic origin and the adjacent mountain chains.

Say goodbye to Armenia and continue your route to travel within Georgia.

After meeting with the Georgian guide you move forward to Tbilisi.

This tour will finish in Tbilisi (International Airport or Freedom Square) at 15:00 Tbilisi time (UTC 04:00)

included
  • 快適なセダン、ミニバンまたはミニバスでの移動
  • ホテルのツインルーム宿泊
  • 英語ガイドサービス
  • 食事 - 1泊2食付き(ホテルでの朝食と現地おすすめレストランでの夕食)
  • 美術館・博物館の入場料
  • 美術館・博物館の施設ガイド
  • ペットボトルのミネラルウォーター
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  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips and personal expenses
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