This new sixth edition of Bradt's Georgia, the only dedicated guide to the country, has been thoroughly updated throughout to include all the most recent developments, ranging from greatly expanded coverage of Batumi, Adjara and Svaneti to the addition of new maps for Tbilisi Old Town, Mestia and Telavi. Tourism is booming in Georgia: the number of guesthouses has mushroomed, Tbilisi airport has just opened a second terminal and a new terminal and rail link are under construction at Kutaisi airport. New low-cost flights are now available and visa-free travel is the norm for most. With Bradt's Georgia discover both the old and the new. The capital, Tbilisi, has seen huge changes in the past decade with some conspicuous new projects such as the Peace Bridge, the Opera House and the Presidential Palace, as well as excellent new restaurants and bars. Much of the country can be reached in day-trips from the luxury hotels of Tbilisi and Batumi, and the remotest areas such as Svaneti and the Pankisi Valley can also now be visited. In addition, Mestia, the capital of Svaneti, now has an airport and two ski resorts. Also new for this edition is expanded information on Tusheti and the Trans Caucasian Trail, a volunteer-led project to create two long-distance hiking routes, east-west and north-south, linking the Black Sea with the Caspian, the Greater Caucasus with the Lower Caucasus and Georgia with Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Georgian wine industry is covered, with particular emphasis on natural qvevri wines, and so too are skiing, rugby, the World Heritage sites of Mtskheta and Gelati , Georgian food, fifth-century churches, cave cities, and Georgian polyphonic singing. Bradt's unique guide to Georgia is the ideal companion for all travellers, from serious hikers to wine buffs, high-end culture lovers to backpackers of all ages.
Choose this tour package to explore the most amazing attractions of Armenia in 5 days! During these days you will have a good opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the nature, the delicious taste of Armenian cuisine. With this tour package you will get acquainted with some of the heritages of Armenian ancient history and feel the hospitable breath of our country. The 2-way airport transfer as well as your hotel accommodation in Armenia are included in the package.
This tour package will help you experience the culture and history of Armenia and Artsakh and understand why our country is called a museum under the open sky. During your stay you can get acquainted with the traditions, legends and famous cuisine of the Armenian people. You will travel through time and learn the history of a very old nation and admire the mountainous views.The 2-way airport transfer and your hotel accommodation in Armenia and Artsakh are included in the package.
Welcome to a country with a rich heritage and traditions! This tour package will take you to the ancient sites of Armenia listed among the UNESCO World Heritage List, such as Garni temple, Geghard monastery, the ruins of temple Zvartnots and Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, which is the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the very first Christian cathedral in the World. You will also visit the Khor Virap Monastery, the best place to enjoy the breathtaking views of holy Mount Ararat, Lake Sevan, pearl of this mountainous country, as well as ride the longest ropeway in the world.The 2-way airport transfer and your hotel accommodation in Armenia are included in this package.
This weekend tour package is ideal to get acquainted with some of the most exciting sights of Armenia in a short time. You will be greeted by our drivers at the airport who will accompany you to the hotel. During these few days you will cover the north, south and west parts of the country, admire the beauty of nature, ride on the longest cable car in world, learn the religious history of the first Christian country. We hope that you will want to come back and explore our country to the fullest. The package includes 2-way airport transfer and your hotel accommodation.
The undiscovered country of the Caucasus, Armenia, is full of rich history and beautiful landscapes. It holds gorgeous natural scenery and hidden-away towns just waiting for visitors to explore. A visit to Armenia isn’t complete without traveling to its capital – Yerevan. The city is full of interesting places. Stroll down the streets, climb up the Cascade for panoramic views, taste the local cuisine. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Ararat from the Khor Virap Monastery. Drive to Echmiadzin, located only a 30-minute drive from Yerevan and get acquainted with the religious history. This trip takes you to churches that are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit Lake Sevan, pearl of this mountainous country and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. You will also visit Sevanavank, a monastery complex on Sevan peninsula from where the whole beauty of the lake is seen. 2-way airport transfer as well as your hotel accommodation are included.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikivoyage or other free sources online. Much of the current tourist traffic comprises diaspora Armenians seeking a slice of their homeland. Their high standards enticed some international hotel chains and caused overdevelopment in places like Sevan. Yet it s still easy to escape to hidden gems, including stalactite-filled caves and summer villages inhabited by Yezidi Kurds and Armenian shepherds. The Debed Canyon is rich with history and culture, and Goris is a fascinating time-warp town that warrants a few days' exploration. As most travellers whiz through on a brief side trip between other places, serious explorers will have the best sights to themselves. Although Armenians carry a lot of psychological baggage from a traumatic 20th century, you ll hardly notice it. The rapidly modernizing capital, the boutique tourism industry and the warm welcome you ll receive everywhere seems to belie the country s reputation for tragedy. This book offers information on Armenia and its most notable places.