- Step into Georgia’s rock-hewn Vardzia cave monastery, and trace the roots of Christianity in Armenia at the monastery of Khor Virap.
- Visit the charming Silk Road town of Akhalts’ikhe, and learn about Georgia’s ancient natural wine-making method from a local vintner.
- Enjoy a lively Armenian folk performance by a Yerevan-based ensemble, with a chance to meet the performers after the show.
- Learn about early Homo erectus skulls at the Georgian National Museum, and meet with an archaeologist at Dmanisi—the active archaeological site where they were discovered.
A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective.
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination. All prices and fares are quoted in INR and subject to GST & change.
This trip has an activity rating of light/moderate; travelers should be in good health, comfortable walking or standing for extended periods, and prepared for multiple hours of activity on some days. Excursions may include navigating uneven terrain, climbing stairs without handrails, and walking on paths with steep ascents/descents, with options for more physical activities such as hiking. Please note that there are some long travel days.
Throughout the trip, we stay in ideally located, high-end hotels with many amenities.
A National Geographic expert and an expedition leader will accompany this trip, and local guides join us along the way.