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Winter Sneak Peak | Georgia & Armenia

Tbilisi City Tour – Gudauri Ski Fields – Northern Armenia

Here’s a chance to get a sneak peak of two countries, perfect for a short winter break! Explore the charming capital city of Georgia’ Tbilisi. Enjoy a snowy fun-filled day at the ski fields in Gudauri. Take a short detour into Armenia to see some of the UNESCO heritage listed sights of Northern Armenia. Marvel at the stunning landscape and experience the local hospitality in this perfect winter break.

Daily itinerary and tour details are provided further below.

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Price: See price schedule below
Operates: Dec – Mar

DAY 1:

Arrival and transfer from Tbilisi Airport to accommodation. Free day to rest and enjoy the city.

DAY 2:

Experience the charm of the Old Town area as we reveal the history and stories behind the landmarks. Enjoy the local anecdotes and humor as we guide you through the beautiful cobbled streets of Tbilisi. Find out about both the old landmarks as well as the new as we visit the major sights of the Old Town area, all delivered in the fun and friendly Envoy way!

Tour starts with a visit to Metekhi cathedral, after which you head to the Rike park, which is full of modern architecture including the famous Peace Bridge. Ride the cable cart to the 13th century Narikala fortress overlooking the whole city. Next stop is the Abanotubani, where the city originates from. Afterwards, check out the beautiful waterfall in the heart of Tbilisi. Pay a visit to the biggest church in Georgia, the Sameba church. Finally, we’ll drop you off at the Funicular going up to the Mtatsminda Park offering stunning panoramic views of the city.

Free time for the rest of the day.

Departs: 9:00 am
Concludes: 1:00 pm
Overnight: Tbilisi

DAY 3:

Head north towards the Caucasus Mountain Range. Take in the breathtaking scenery of the winter wonders of Jhinvali Water Reservoir. Stop at the stunning XVII Century fortress of Ananuri, known for its haunting history. Drive to the Ski resort of Gudauri, where you’ll have 5 hours to enjoy snow fun! (Activities available include sledding, skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and more). After an exhilarating day on the snow fields, warm up with a HOT traditional meal hosted by a local family for an authentic Georgian experience. Have a siesta back to Tbilisi.

Departs: 9:00 am
Returns: 8:00 pm
Includes: Dinner with a local family and guide
Excludes: Lunch, ski gear hire, ski lift pass and activity fees, lift ticket (Paragliding costs 300 GEL pp and requires bookings in advance)
Note: Warm clothing & ski gear (option to hire ski gear is available. Ski hire starts from around 25GEL pp)
Overnight: Tbilisi

DAY 4:

Start the tour from Tbilisi, crossing the border to Armenia. Visit two UNESCO Heritage listed sights along the Debed Canyon. Enjoy the tranquility of the serene surrounds of Sanahin monastery before you marvel at the Haghbat monastery, positioned in beautiful surrounds. Enjoy a memorable BBQ lunch on the banks of the river in Alaverdi. Delight in the ancient frescoes of the church at the Akhtala fortress-monastery before returning to Tbilisi.

Departs: 9:00 am
Returns: 5:00 pm
Includes: BBQ Lunch and guide
Excludes: Alcoholic Beverages and visa costs (if applicable)
Requires: Comfortable walking shoes recommended
Overnight: Tbilisi

DAY 5:

Check out and transfer to Tbilisi Airport.

Price Schedule*

395 USD per person including 4 nights in a 3* hotel twin room (breakfast included)
260 USD per person including 4 nights in a hostel dormitory room (breakfast included) 

* Airport transfers included
* Price includes English guide service, transport and driver costs, meals as specified
* Prices based on minimum of 6 people
* 4 & 5 star accommodation can also be arranged at request

 We are happy to provide a quote for different group sizes and customised itineraries.