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SCENARIO: Iran, Armenia and Georgia

South Caucasus: April 5-19, 2018

 

What’s Included

  • Roundtrip economy airfare and taxes

  • Hotel accommodations

  • Full board meals

  • Local English Guide

  • Filipino Tour Escort

  • Travel Bounty giveaway

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Experience the breathtaking natural beauty, deeply hospitable people, quaint rural backwaters and cosmopolitan capitals of South Caucasus. Be welcomed by a kaleidiscope of colors and astonishing natural beauty as you make your way through the friendly Islamic countries. PErfect for history buffs and those yearning to be immersed with a new culture.

 

APR 05 (THU) DEPART MANILA 

APR 06 (FRI) ARRIVE SHIRAZ, IRAN

Early morning arrival and transfer to hotel. Rest then commence tour of Shiraz, city of roses and nightingales. Sightseeing includes Ali ibn-e Hamze Mausoleum, tomb of Hafez and Saadi, Nasir Ol Molk Mosque (aka Pink Mosque), Eram Garden (UNESCO World Heritage), Karimkhan Citadel and Narenjestan Garden.

APR 07 (SAT) PERSEPOLIS

Depart for an excursion to ancient Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage) and Naghshe Rostam, a necropolis during the Achaemenid Empire. Via Naghsh-e Rajab on the way back to Shiraz and enjoy a stroll in Vakil Bazaar. Overnight Shiraz.

APR 08 (SUN) SHIRAZ / PASARGADAE / ISFAHAN

Leave Shiraz for Isfahan witha stop at another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Pasargadae, first capital of the Achaemenid Empire.

APR 09 (MON) ISFAHAN

Our full day tour of Isfahan to explore more Persian wonders: the Naqhsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage), Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Chehel Sotoun Palace, Gheysariyeh Bazaar, Chedel Sotoun (UNESCO World Heritage) the Atashgah Fire Temple and historical bridges. Back to hotel for rest and overnight.

APR 10 (TUE) ISFAHAN / TEHRAN

Depart Isfahan. Visit Vank Cathedral in Jolfa and Jameh Mosque the take flight to Tehran. Upon arrival we cross the beautiful Nature (Tabiat) Bridge which connects with Teleghani Nature Park to Abo Atash Park, and enjoy one of the best modern sights of Iran. Overnight Tehran.

APR 11 (WED) TEHRAN

Full day sightseeing tour of Tehran, Iran’s capital since Qajar Era. Tehran is sharply divided between North and South. See the Golestan Palace, Archaeological (National) Museum and Glass & Ceramic Museum.

APR 12 (THU)  TEHRAN / YEREVAN, ARMENIA

Transfer to the airport for departure to Yerevan. Time to rest before dinner and overnight.

APR 13 (FRI) YEREVAN / ECHMIADZIN

Proceed to various main points of interest in Yerevan: Republic Square, Cascade and Opera House. Drive to Echmiadzin Cathedral, one of the oldest standing churches in Christendom. After lunch visit St. Hripsime Church (UNESCO World Heritage), Garni Temple and the Geghard Monastery.

APR 14 (SAT) KHOR VIRAP / NORAVANK

Excursion tour to Khor Virap Monastery, set against  Ararat Mountain,  widely accepted in Christianity as the resting place of Noah's Ark.  Proceed to Noravank Monastery before heading back to Yerevan.

APR 15 (SUN)  LAKE SEVAN / HAGHPAT / SADAKHLO / TBILISI,  GEORGIA

Check out of hotel then drive to Lake Sevan to visit Sevanavank Monastery and Haghpat Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage). Continue to Armenian-Georgian border for transfer to Tbilisi.

APR 16 (MON) TBILISI / MTSKHETA / GORI / UPLISTSIKHE

Explore Mtskheta. Visit Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral where the Robe of Christ is said to be buried. Drive along the Great Silk Road to the town of Gori and see Stalin’s Museum and birthplace. Walk along ancient streets of Uplistsikhe cave town before going back to Tbilisi.

APR 17 (TUE) ANANURI

Head to the Ananuri fortress, one of the most attractive sights along the Georgian military highway. Then back to Tbilisi to visit the National Gallery, Rustaveli Avenue, Metekhi Church, Sinagogue, Sioni Church and have a photo stop at the ruins of Fire Temple. Time permitting,  have a chance to enjoy a Tbilisi panoramic tour and reach Narikala Fortress by Cable Car, photo stop again at Hamam and visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

APR 18 (WED) DEPART TBILISI

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