9. From Tbilisi to Armenia GuidedGroupTour With Homemade Lunch
Discover the Rich Heritage of Marneuli, Akhtala, Haghpat, Alaverdi, and Sanahin Our tour commences with a visit to Georgia's historical monument, famously called the "Mother of 9 Sons," with roots tracing back to the 17th century. This revered mother, having lost all her children in the war against the Persians, expressed her pride in their unwavering devotion to the homeland. As a gesture of love and respect, she erected a flag symbolizing the fearlessness and patriotism of her sons. This monument stands as a poignant symbol of family sacrifice and pride in safeguarding their native land. In neighboring Armenia, Akhtala beckons with its medieval fortress and the enchanting Akhtala Monastery. Marvel at panoramic views from the fortress, and admire the monastery's intricate frescoes. Journey to the northern reaches of Armenia to encounter the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Haghpat Monastery. Revel in medieval architecture, exquisite stone carvings, and a tranquil atmosphere that captivates every visitor. Indulge in a delightful lunch experience, sampling the rich flavors of Georgian and Armenian dishes in Marneuli or Akhtala. Alaverdi awaits, inviting you to explore its significant religious and cultural site – the Alaverdi Monastery. The nearby town provides a glimpse into local life, completing a truly immersive experience. For history enthusiasts, museums in the region offer a captivating journey through the past, unraveling the intricate tales of Georgia and Armenia. Conclude your adventure at the UNESCO-listed Sanahin Monastery Complex in Armenia. Admire ancient architecture and intricate stone carvings that weave a compelling narrative of history and spirituality.Embark on a journey through these enchanting destinations, each offering a unique chapter in the vibrant story of the South Caucasus.