A day trip to Armenia - The contrasts - in Tbilisi - LikeALocal Guide

A day trip to Armenia - The contrasts

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Add something special to your trip to Georgia – visit neighboring Armenia for a day!
See the main sites of Lori province, taste delicious dolma rolls and find out what is the connection between the most famous Soviet fighter jet and Armenia.

Duration: 9 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Maria
Local Guru

Hello, I’m Maria, a private travel guide in Georgia. Tbilisi became my home 6 years ago and ever since then I’ve been exploring every corner of the country, taking the craziest routes and making unforgettable memories.

I became a guide not because I had to, but because I really wanted to share my passion for Georgia with visitors. It’s still my dream job! Travelling has taught me that we’re all different, and that’s why I create tailor-made tours for each of my guests.

I love showing visitors another side of Tbilisi, the one that you won’t find in the guidebooks. For example, I know the city’s socialist architecture well, from grand buildings and monuments to abandoned cable car stations, and am always finding beauty in decay.

I also love introducing people to the food scene beyond the fancy restaurants: typical diners where office workers eat, a small fast food spot that all local kids love, and an old restaurant that’s still popular today.

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Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO protected Sanahin and Haghpat
  • See the town of Alaverdi, famous for its copper mines
  • Enjoy traditional Armenian food
  • Marvel at the frescoes of Akhtala

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Description

See the Northern part of Armenia, a place where Soviet mining factories meet medieval monasteries, a place surrounded by rocky mountains, where time seems to stand still.

Our route leads through the historical Lori province, an important historical region for both – Georgia and Armenia. You will visit the two UNESCO protected monastery complexes of Sanahin and Haghpat, discover the origins of the bright blue color in ancient frescoes in Akhtala, see abandoned cable cars and typical Soviet industrial towns and enjoy a traditional Armenian meal in a cozy restaurant by a river.

Please note that group tours require a minimum of three participants. If the minimum number is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or cancellation.

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What’s included & not included

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch in a traditional cafe
  • Any visa related expenses
  • Souvenirs

Meeting point

For private tours: Pick up from your hotelFor group tours: Central meeting point

Reviews from travellers (4)

4.8/5

Long and enjoyable day!
Temo our very knowledgeable guide drove us safely through our quick glimpse of northern Armenia. We never felt rushed and loved the delicious traditional Armenian lunch. Armenia and Georgia are very contrasting countries and it was great to get a perspective of life in Armenia. Thanks for the great day.

This operator has 46 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

J
Excellent
Our guide was exceptionally good and very informative. Her knowledge was encyclopaedic and was delivered enthusiastically and with humour.
A great tour
A CLASSIC SUNDAY STROLL WITH A BRILLIANT GUIDE
We read several reviews and all mentioned a sensational tour guide - Maria.

So, after flying into Tbilisi on Saturday afternoon, a nice stroll through Tbilisi on Sunday was considered a great way to get a better understanding of the city, defined landmarks and soak up the incredible history and culture of Georgia.
The booking and attention to detail is professional (multiple emails, personal text message from Maria) before you arrive, provides a nice degree of comfort about your booking.
The tour itself is absolutely first class, Maria loves Tbilisi and is incredibly knowledgeable of its history.
You feel as if a good friend is showing you around...Maria is a huge asset to the company and a fabulous individual.
Simply - this tour is the first tour you MUST complete before looking further afield for other tours outside Tbilisi.
L
Great tour!
Very well organized tour. Knowledgeable and easy going guide. Highly recommend this tour.
Great tour!
Great day tour from Tbilisi! A unique glimpse back in time with some great Soviet architecture.
D
Wonderful
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