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Armenia and Georgia: Europe’s best-kept secrets

Those who are looking for a new experience may enjoy an immersive tour to two gems of Eastern Europe, taking in their dramatic landscapes and colorful history, Lonely Planet advises.

The travel guide introduces the new ‘Georgia & Armenia Uncovered’ tour offered by vacation company Trafalgar. During the 11-day trip, guests will explore the city of Tbilisi and take a cable car to the ancient Narikala Fortress. There will also be an opportunity to visit the twin Unesco World Heritage sites, the 6th century Jvari Monastery and the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta.

Moving from Georgia to Armenia, guests will meet a local family in Garni who will teach them how to make Armenia’s national flatbread lavash, paired with cheese and greens.

Other highlights in Armenia include trips to the city of Yerevan, Lake Sevan and Karahunge, crossing the Wings of Tatev ropeway to the ‘monastery on the edge of nothing;’ and visiting a community making a living from crafting traditional wool carpets.

Excursion to the Khor Virap and Unesco-listed Geghard Monastery will be organized.

The ‘Georgia & Armenia Uncovered’ tour departs on 18 April 2020.

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