Discover the heritage of Armenia & Georgia on the Black Sea!
ARMENIA & the
REPUBLIC of GEORGIA
May 26-June 11, 2020
Nestled in the Caucasus Mountains east of
the Black Sea are the charming and fascinating
countries of Armenia and Georgia.
Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the
world, with an historical record since 3,500 B.C.,
and was one of the earliest countries to develop
a written language and Christianity. It is nestled in
the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains
of Ararat, and has many unique species of plants.
Georgia edges the eastern shore of the Black
Sea, at the crossroads of Asia and Eastern
Europe. Christianity was adopted in the 4th
century and this common belief helped unify
the country. The Kingdom of Georgia reached
its Golden Age during the reign of King David IV
and Queen Tamar in the 12th and early 13th
centuries. Both countries achieved
independence in 1991.
Our journey will take us on adventures to
spectacular natural areas, botanic gardens, to
visit the pagan Temple of Garni, and ancient
monasteries. We will see extraordinary mountain
peaks, monasteries perched on mountain tops,
ancient cities and villages, and enjoy dinner in a
family home for a rich cultural experience.
With leadership by
naturalist Ted Elliman,
and excellent local
guides and botanical
experts, you will have a
We invite you to join us!
Margaret M. Betchart
$4,995 plus air
2020 Brochure (PDF)