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Georgia And Armenia

Discover mountains, cities and unique culture on the dividing line between Europe and Asia.

  • Georgia

    Armenia

  • 13 nights
  • Full board
  • Worldwide Journeys

    Culture

    Landscape

  • Jun

    Sep

  • Average group size: 12-14

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Grade 4

This is a moderate holiday which includes full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding. See the Itinerary section for more information about the distances and ascent/descent on the walks.

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Meticulously curated, guided walking holiday itineraries that delve into the culture, wildlife, cuisine, and rich history of the world.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy alpine peaks and mountain air at Kari Lich.
  • Admire Mount Kazbek, standing at over 5000m.
  • See spectacular architecture; sacred and secular.
  • Georgian and Armenian guide for specialist insights.
  • Walk amongst fields of mountain wildflowers June and July, and autumnal colours in later in the year.
  • Armenia; the first country to adopt Christianity as the state religion.
  • Enjoy walks where you take in prehistoric temples, ancient monasteries, and an ancient caravanserai on the Silk Road.

Georgia and Armenia are countries that boast a surprising diversity given their geographical closeness. Combining them on one incredible trip creates a holiday saturated with cultural, historical and natural offerings. 

Georgia’s rich culture and diverse landscapes make it ideal for walkers, history buffs and nature lovers. Armenia’s extraordinary cultural highlights and dramatic landscape are excellent for a walking holiday. Both countries are welcoming and are perfect for the adventurous traveller, looking for a contrast to visiting Western Europe.

Gorgeous Georgia 

You start in Georgia at Tbilisi, the state capital, where the local guide will introduce the city and its attractions before you set off for UNESCO World Heritage Site Mtskheta. You also explore the main route through the Northern Caucasus, the mountains that form the dividing line between Europe and Asia, inspiring both Pushkin and Tolstoy. It is easy to see why. 

Enjoy magnificent views of snow-capped Mount Kazbek which stands at over 5000m. During the early season months, spectacular wildflowers cover the meadows, and late-season autumnal colours sweep across the landscape. 

Amazing Armenia 

Armenia is a country immersed in history. It was the first to adopt Christianity as the state religion. See how religion plays a huge part in Armenian culture and architecture as your walks take in prehistoric temples and ruined monasteries where stunning mosaics can still be seen. You visit an ancient caravanserai on the Silk Road which was used to transport silk from China to Europe. 

Everywhere you travel there is the feeling of experiencing an ancient land. You even stop at a village for dinner and see how food is prepared, possibly one of the most memorable barbecues to be had. We plan to walk at Kari Lich (3200m, probably the highest point we reach on this holiday!) surrounded by alpine peaks, fortunately, you walk down from here to the Amberd Fortress!

  • Return flights from London to Tbilisi with an en route stop
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Dinners taken in the hotel
  • Twelve lunches
  • English speaking local guide
  • All local transport costs.
  • A 'Water to Go' filter bottle posted to you before departure
  • The services of a Discover Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

42500

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Tbilisi

Fly to Tbilisi with an en route stop; in-flight meals are provided. You arrive in Georgia in the early hours of Day 2.

Day 2

Tbilisi

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

After the early morning arrival you transfer to the centrally located hotel and go immediately to our rooms. After a late breakfast you start the holiday with a morning’s walking tour of this impressive city led by your Georgian National Guide. After lunch in a city restaurant you will go up to the fortress for superb views over the city. After dinner, a short stroll to see Tbilisi at night might appeal.

Day 3

Gaudari

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150/350m

After breakfast you head north out of the city to the mountains and the UNESCO listed town of Mtskheta. You will visit the visit the 11th C. cathedral. This afternoon you walk above the impressive Khada Gorge amongst mountain peaks and open meadows where wild flowers are abundant early season. 

Day 4

Gaudari

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    500m

Today you walk to Gergeti Church perched high above the hotel to enjoy the classic view of Mt Kazbegi. At just over 5,000m it is the third highest peak in Georgia and the seventh highest in the Caucasus. Lunch is at a local guest house and after returning to the hotel the afternoon is free for you to relax.

Day 5

Tbilisi

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    2.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Today you drive out into the Chaukhi (Angel in English) mountains for a gentle walk through beautiful scenery. You will have a picnic lunch on the walk before continuing down the Georgian military highway back to Tbilisi for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6

Tbilisi

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today is a more relaxed day. You will have free time to enjoy the many aspects of Tbilisi. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Georgian farewell dinner. There will be a wine tasting included with dinner tonight. Both Georgia and Armenia claim to be the historic home of wine making. Today is a good day to hear Georgian arguments to support their case. 

Day 7

Dilijan

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250/200m

You drive south to the Armenian border. After the formalities you continue to the UNESCO listed Byzantine monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, with their ancient Cross Stones and massive arched construction. They are on either side of a ravine about 3 km apart as the crow flies. You can walk between the two. We do have one quite steep section to negotiate on the way so will take our time.

Day 8

Dilijan

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    180m

  • Time

    1.5 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    156m

This is a gentle walking day. The Medieval Monasteries trail is a short and charming walk, through old forests with hidden secrets. This afternoon we can enjoy a short ascending walk beside a rushing stream to find a hidden waterfall with a chance to visit the recently and beautifully restored working Monastery complex at Haghartsin.




Day 9

Yerevan

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today is predominantly a sightseeing day. You drive by the enormous freshwater Lake Sevan beautifully situated at 6000ft above sea level. On the shores you will arrive at Noratus with the field of Khachkars (Cross stones) and continue up to the Selim Pass on the former Silk Road, the trade route from Asia to Europe. At the pass we can visit a caravanserai (an ancient roadside restaurant and lodging) dating back to 1332. After lunch we will visit Noravank Monastery at the far end of a spectacular red canyon. You can visit the earliest known vineyard. Later we may have views of Mount Ararat, across the border in Turkey, as we head for our hotel in the centre of Yerevan.

Day 10

Yerevan

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100/1200m

Today you take minibuses to Mount Aragats and you start the walk from Kari Lake. The lake is at 3,200m and will be the highest point you will reach on this holiday. You descend from the lake, across open moorland on good, gentle gradient tracks to the castle ruins of Amberd Fortress. On the way you may see the nomadic Yazidi sheep herders in their summer pastures. You drive back to Yerevan for dinner.

Day 11

Yerevan

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We start with a walking tour of central Yerevan visiting an unusual art gallery and a museum of illuminated scripts.  The afternoon is free but there is an opportunity to visit the museum of Armenian Genocide. This is a fascinating but harrowing experience. There is no compulsion for anyone uncomfortable with the situation to come into the museum.

Day 12

Yerevan

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

You depart early to visit the spectacularly situated Geghard Monastery, part of which is carved out from solid rock giving the domed church wonderful acoustics. To demonstrate this, you will have a chance to hear the singing of Armenian sacred music. You have lunch at an outdoor village restaurant at Garni where you will see Armenian bread being prepared and baked in a traditional underground oven. Later you visit a Ancient Greek style temple and walk down to the river on a step path to see some fascinating basalt rock formations. You return by coach to Yerevan for the final night in the capital. Maybe after dinner you could take a stroll to the main square, join the locals and watch the dancing fountains!

Day 13

Dzoraget

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/400m

Today starts with a visit to the monastic buildings on the Lake Sevan peninsula before continuing to Parz Lich lake for a walk-through pine forests and alpine meadows to Goshavank Monastery. We head for our hotel stopping for a short walk through the farmland of the Molokan minority community. They were banished from Russia in the 19th C and their lifestyle is something akin to the Amish in America (we might even be invited in for tea).

Day 14

In flight

Meals

Breakfast

After breakfast and some free time you travel north over the border back into Georgia and continue to Tbilisi Airport for the flight back to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

8th Jun 2024 - 21st Jun 2024 (13 Nights)

28th Sep 2024 - 11th Oct 2024 (13 Nights)

7th Jun 2025 - 20th Jun 2025 (13 Nights)

28th Jun 2025 - 11th Jul 2025 (13 Nights)

6th Sep 2025 - 19th Sep 2025 (13 Nights)

27th Sep 2025 - 10th Oct 2025 (13 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Tbilisi with a stop en route
  • Airport transfers by road c.1hr
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights Premium Economy, Business or First Class and most low-cost carriers have extra legroom seats. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Astoria Hotel or similar

Located in the city centre, 200 metres the Funicular, Astoria Tbilisi offers a terrace. 24-hour front desk, concierge service and tour desk are provided by the hotel. Free WiFi is available. The rooms provide air conditioning, a balcony, fridge, electric kettle, hairdryer and flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests can dine in the hotel’s restaurant, room service and breakfasts in the room are provided upon request. Other facilities include a bar and meeting facilities.

Hotel Marco Polo or similar

We're awaiting further details on the accommodation on this holiday, please contact us for more information. 

Hotel Best Western Paradise or similar

We will stay in this accommodation or similar.

Flanked by the Dilijan National Park, Hotel Best Western Paradise is a short drive from Lake Parz. Featuring park views, the warm rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea & coffee making facilities. Breakfast is buffet style. Amenities include a 24-hour bar, restaurant and cafe with veranda, swimming pool and a gym. 



Best Western Plus Congress Hotel

Set in a park in Yerevan city centre, the elegant Best Western Congress Hotel features a spacious garden with swimming pool and sun loungers. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The modern, soundproofed rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar and air conditioning. All rooms have a bathroom with hairdryer. The "Accent" Restaurant at Best Western offers dishes of different Cuisines. Spa facilities include a Finnish sauna. Massages can also be booked. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Republic Square and the Armenian History Museum.

Avan Dzoraget Hotel or similar

We stay in this hotel or similar.

The Avan Dzoraget hotel is located midway between the capitals of Armenia and Georgia. It is designed to evoke the historical romance and excitement associated with medieval Armenian castles. around the lobby to the arched doorways throughout the property. Rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea & coffee making facilities. Amenities include a restaurant and cafe with terrace, pool and gym.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a moderate holiday which includes full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding. See the Itinerary section for more information about the distances and ascent/descent on the walks.

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Country Currency

The currency in Georgia is the Lari. At the time of writing the exchange was £1.00 = 3.4 Lari.  Credit cards are widely used in Tbilisi, but less so in the regions. ATMs can be found in major towns. There will be an opportunity to change a small amount of money into local currency in Tbilisi.

The currency in Armenia is the Dram. At the time of writing the exchange was £1.00 = 500 Dram. Cash can be changed at banks and in exchange bureaux. Sterling is difficult to change outside Yerevan. Credit cards and UK debit cards displaying the Maestro and/or Cirrus sign are accepted at major stores and restaurants in Yerevan but far less so outside the capital. There are many ATMs in Yerevan. They accept major credit cards and debit cards with the Maestro/Cirrus or Visa sign displayed on the card. As in Georgia there will be an opportunity to change a small amount of money into local currency in Yerevan.

We have found that if you take about £80 or €100 (preferable) in notes and exchange some of them a local 'exchange kiosk' in each country, you will be fine. The local guide will know where the best deals can be found. This much simpler than trying to obtain currency using a debit or credit card in a cash machine. Previously holidaymakers have found that exchanging up to €30 to €40 in each country is quite sufficient for this purpose.  

For bar bills and other extras, all hotels and restaurants will accept Visa or Mastercard and for any major purchase so will most of the city shops in Tbilisi and Yerevan. 


Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

Passport Information for Georgia and Armenia

British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Georgia. You can visit for up to a year, visa-free. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.

British passport holders do not require a visa to visit Armenia. The entrance stamp you receive on arrival is valid for a period of 90 days only. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Armenia.

Meals

This holiday is sold on a full board basis with meals starting with breakfast on arrival to breakfast on the day of departure Breakfasts are taken in hotels and will be buffet style.  Lunches and dinners are generally in local restaurants.  You will enjoy meat served kebab style on a skewer. You will be offered fresh local produce everywhere.  Vegetarians will have no problem finding plenty of excellent quality food to eat.  A nice touch you will see at meals is a big bowl of fresh herbs and leaves to munch on while you await the courses to arrive. The herbs are seasonal and more abundant early season. All hotels offer free bottled water in the rooms.  Our two coaches carry bottled water in refrigerated boxes. Tap water is safe to drink, but is said to taste rather strange so perhaps it is best to avoid it. 

Hotel Changes

The hotel(s) listed within this document are examples of standard only. Whilst we strive to deliver the hotel(s) listed within this Holiday Information Sheet, there will be times throughout the year when they change. You will be sent an accommodation list with air tickets about three weeks before departure. From time to time hotels will change near to departure and you will not be advised until after arriving into the destination. We always aim to provide a replacement of similar standard and location, although we cannot guarantee similar facilities such as pool or bar.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Armenia

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Georgia or Armenia. You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. Hepatitis A immunisation is recommended. You may also wish to consider immunisations against Tick-borne Encephalitis and Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Rabies and Tetanus.  

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Georgia

  • Capital

    Tbilisi

  • Currency

    Lari

  • Language

    Georgian

  • Time Difference

    UTC +04:00

  • Flight duration

    8.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 70mm

  • February

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • March

    8°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • April

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • May

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 72mm

  • June

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 82mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • August

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 81mm

  • October

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 87mm

  • November

    11°C

    Avg. Rain: 70mm

  • December

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

Armenia

  • Capital

    Yerevan

  • Currency

    Dram

  • Language

    Armenian

  • Time Difference

    UTC +04:00

  • Flight duration

    5.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    -6°C

    Avg. Rain: 22mm

  • February

    -5°C

    Avg. Rain: 27mm

  • March

    0°C

    Avg. Rain: 37mm

  • April

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • May

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 71mm

  • June

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 58mm

  • July

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 33mm

  • August

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 27mm

  • September

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 24mm

  • October

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 40mm

  • November

    2°C

    Avg. Rain: 31mm

  • December

    -3°C

    Avg. Rain: 22mm

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