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Access Tbilisi’s eclectic art scene
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Celebrate with traditional Georgian supras
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Feast your eyes on the glorious scenery of Mt. Kazbek
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Connect with winemakers creating the new Georgian wines
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Marvel at Armenia’s extraordinary medieval monasteries

Georgia and Armenia

Sep 21 - Oct 04, 2022

14 days | Georgia | Alumni Expeditions

This tour is presented by the alumni associations of the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, Western University, McMaster University, McGill University, and York University. All are welcome!
 
Discover two of Europe’s (or Asia’s?) best kept secrets. Georgia and Armenia’s rich national stories have remained hidden for centuries and are only now opening to the enterprising traveller. Unravel layers of history, visit magnificent medieval stone churches, and take in jaw dropping views at the crossroads of continents.

Explore Tbilisi with expertly guided strolls through eclectic districts. Spend time in the atmospheric hill town of Sighnaghi to taste wine in the birthplace of viticulture. Drive along the spectacular Georgian Military Highway past granite cliffs to stay at the foot of Mt. Kazbeg in the High Caucasus Mountains. At Mtskheta see the fine Orthodox churches dating from the 4th century and at Vardzia, extraordinary examples of cave architecture and frescoes in magnificent monasteries. Travel overland to Armenia for a four-night stay in the capital Yerevan; see the extraordinary medieval monasteries, the dramatically beautiful landscape, and the sights of the exuberant city.

Enjoy fabulous meals, fusing the flavours of Turkey, Persia, and the Slavic regions, sample wines from the home of viticulture and take in performances of mesmerizing vocal polyphonic music. Unlock the treasures of the Caucasus on this eye-opening adventure!
Alumni Expeditions Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
US$4695  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodations based on double occupancy; most meals; all ground transportation in private vehicle; excursions with experienced English-speaking local guides; entrance fees to places visited with the group; special cultural features; presentations by the study leader; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest tour director

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Tbilisi
2Walking tour around Tbilisi, dinner with Georgia’s mesmerizing vocal polyphony
3Visit the Open-Air Ethnographic Museum and Amiranashvili Fine Arts Museum
4Kakheti wine country, continue to beautiful Signagi
5Explore this hill town filled with 18th and 19th century architecture
6Moving into the Caucasus Mountains to Mtskheta, Stepantsminda
7Stunning town of Stepantsminda, a base for some wonderful walking
8Gori, Borjomi and the Stalin Museum
9Small city of Akhaltsikhe, cave city of Vardzia
10Cross the border to Armenia through small villages and farmland
11Yerevan city centre, visit the Armenian Genocide Memorial
12L ake Sevan, one of the largest alpine lakes in the world
13See the colossal Hellenic Temple of Garni
14Depart Yerevan
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Alumni Expeditions Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
US$4695  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodations based on double occupancy; most meals; all ground transportation in private vehicle; excursions with experienced English-speaking local guides; entrance fees to places visited with the group; special cultural features; presentations by the study leader; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest tour director

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