- Discover Tbilisi, the ‘city of light’ and Georgia’s capital
- Explore the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe
- View the classical Hellenistic Temple of Garni in Armenia
WHAT TO EXPECT
When it comes to sights, few countries can compete with Georgia and Armenia for sheer drama.
But the lone monasteries presiding over rolling hills and towns carved directly from rock-faces are just the beginning. Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, is a place where eye-catching contemporary architecture meets winding Old Quarter lanes, while in Armenia’s south, the Graeco-Roman Temple of Garni stands firm as an enduring symbol of a pre-Christian past. For all the archaeological interest these two nations hold, stories of more recent times, both troubled and tranquil, are also writ large on the landscape: from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Stalin Museum, we see it all.