Gyumri – Marmashen Monastery – transfer to Armenian-Georgian border at Bavra – Sapara Monastery in Georgia - Valle (Posof) border – Kars
We will visit 10-th century Marmashen Monastery. We will drive to Armenian-Georgian border and then we will see Akhaltsikhe. Visit Rabati, the Old part of town and ethnographical museum. Sapara monastery complex - perched on the edge of a cliff, dating from 9th century. The complex consists of churches of St.Saba, St. Stefane and The Assumption of Godmother. The church of St.Saba is the largest of all, and is notable for its architecture and mural paintings of the 14th century. The earliest surviving structure is the 10th century church, dedicated to the Assumption of the Godmother. There used to be a famous 11th century stone iconostasis – Kankeli. Proceed to Vale border. Change buses, check visas, and continue to Kars. Check-in in Kars.