12D10N Caucasus, 3 Countries

Valid until December 2020

Cities : Baku (2N), Sheki (1N), Telavi (1N), Tbilisi (3N), Yerevan (2N), Goris (1N)


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Day 1: Baku - Arrival

Arrival in Baku in the morning. You will be met by our tour guide and transfer to the hotel. After check-in, start sightseeing tour in Baku:

  • Martyrs’ Lane

    Baku’s main memorial to those killed in the 1990 clashes with the Soviet Union’s Red Army in Azerbaijan’s struggle for independence, and some of those soldiers “martyred” in the Nagorno-Karabakh war with Armenia.

When you walk through Martyrs’ Lane, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Continue touring new Baku and exploring the architecture of the 19-20th centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument, Rasul-Zade Street.

  • Icheri Sheher

    Sometimes called the Old Town or the Inner City, Icheri Sheher is a unique historical ensemble right in the center of Baku, at the heart of the city. Ancient Baku was founded where Icheri Sheher is today, which used to be right on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

  • Gyz Galasy

    The most magnificent and mysterious landmark in Baku and in Icheri Sheher is the Maiden Tower, or Gyz Galasi in Azerbaijani. Because of its unique shape and design, Maiden Tower has become the unofficial symbol of Baku.

  • Shirvanshah Palace

    The Shirvanshahs ruled the area now known as Azerbaijan for almost 700 years, building and developing the region. For most of their reign, which started in 861, the shahs made their capital in Shamakhi, but from 1382 to 1500, they lived in Baku.

  • Multani Caravanserai

    It is in the old part of town - Icherisheher. This caravanserai was built in the 15th century for Indian merchants, fire worshipers, who came from the city of Multan in India (present-day territory of Pakistan).

  • Carpet Museum

    Azerbaijan Carpet Museum displays Azerbaijani carpets and rug items of various weaving techniques and materials from various periods. It has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world.

O/N Baku

Martyrs
Martyrs' Lane
Icheri Sheher
Icheri Sheher
Gyz Galasy
Gyz Galasy
Shirvanshah Palace
Shirvanshah Palace
Multani Caravanserai
Multani Caravanserai
Carpet Museum
Carpet Museum

Day 2: Baku - Absheron Peninsula - Gobustan - Baku

Today you will visit the area of the Greater Baku and Absheron Peninsula. Start with:

  • Gobustan National Park

    Gobustan State Reserve located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles southwest of the centre of Baku was established in 1966 when the region was declared as a national historic landmark of Azerbaijan to preserve the ancient carvings, mud volcanoes and gas-stones in the region.

Start with Gobustan National Park. Pay a visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. Continue to the mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve. Gobustan is home to almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes. Later drive to:

  • Ateshgah Temple

    The Temple of Eternal Fire - Ateshgah - is an authentic Azerbaijani exotic. It is well-known practically all over the world. It is located 30 km from the centre of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany.

  • Yanar Dag, Baku Vicinity

    Azerbaijan is historically called the Land of Fire, and it is not for the sake of a witty remark. At a whim of nature, the land of this Caucasian country located on the picturesque coast of the Caspian Sea is replete with underground sources of oil and gas that long for blowing out.

O/N Baku

Gobustan National Park
Gobustan National Park
Ateshgah Temple
Ateshgah Temple
Yanar Dag, Baku Vicinity
Yanar Dag, Baku Vicinity

Day 3: Baku - Lahij - Kish - Sheki

[4 h 20 min (299 km)]

In the morning, depart Baku and drive to Sheki. On the way, visit:

  • Diri-Baba, Shamakhi

    On the way from Baku to Shamakhi, there is Maraza village known for its unique monument - two-storied mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century called Diri-Baba, located across from the old cemetery.

Continue to Shamakha and see the:

  • Juma Mosque

    Many of the architectural monuments of Baku were built on the ruins of very old buildings belonging to the pagan period in the history of Azerbaijan. Thus, according to archaeologists, the Maiden Tower is built on the site of a pagan temple.

  • Yeddi Gumbez

    At the foot of Gulistan Fortress is located Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum or “Seven Domes”. This is how people named Shamakhi tomb of Shirvan Dynasty rulers. There the notorious representatives of Shirvan Dynasty were buried.

Drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit:

  • Lagich (Lahic, Lahij, Lahich)

    A 5th century place rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.

Continue driving to Sheki. On the way, visit:

  • Albanian church

    Kish is one of the oldest villages in present-day Azerbaijan, and is well-known for a church here, during the period of Caucasian Albania.

O/N Sheki

Diri-Baba, Shamakhi
Diri-Baba, Shamakhi
Juma Mosque
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbez
Yeddi Gumbez
Lagich (Lahic, Lahij, Lahich)
Lagich (Lahic, Lahij, Lahich)
Albanian church
Albanian church

Day 4: Sheki - Georgian border - Kvareli - Gremi - Telavi

[3 h 5 min (192 km)]

Check out from hotel and start sightseeing tour in Sheki. Visit Sheki medieval fortress, Sheki Khans Palace, local History Museum, handicrafts workshop, mosque-madrassah, and local bazaar.

  • Sheki Khans’ Palace

    The most outstanding and valuable monument from the 18th century in Azerbaijan is the Sheki Khans’ Palace. It was built in 1752-1762 as the summer residence of Hussein-khan Mushtad, grandson of the great Gadzhi Chelebi.

towards the border with Georgia (115 km, ~2 h.). Cross the border, meet your Georgian guide and start exploring the eastern part of Georgia, famous for its viticulture and winemaking traditions. We will pass through the beautiful landscapes of vineyards and wine-producing villages. Continue to:

  • Gremi, Georgia

    Standing above the green valley of Alazan, Gremi attracts travellers whose road goes between Telavi and Kvareli. Gloomy and monumental, the castle is one of the most visited tourist points in Georgia.

Then reach Telavi, the administrative centre of Kakheti region. Have a short drive around the town.

O/N Telavi

Sheki Khans’ Palace
Sheki Khans’ Palace
Gremi, Georgia
Gremi, Georgia

Day 5: Telavi – Tsinandali – Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Tbilisi [1 h 50 min (94.5 km)]

After breakfast, continue exploring Kakheti by visiting

  • House Museum of Chavchavadze in Tsinandali

    The manor in the village of Tsinandali is an ancestral estate, a palace of the princely family of Chavchavadze. There are many amazing, beautiful and tragic events in the history of Georgia relate to this family.

  • Bodbe

    The St. George’s Monastery of St. Nino, sometimes also called the Bodbe Monastery, is one of the most important religious sites in Georgia.

  • Sighnaghi

    The Georgian town of Sighnaghi is in the eastern part of Kakheti, and is known as the City of Love. Sighnaghi was also one of Georgia’s many stops along the ancient Silk Road.

In the afternoon, head to Tbilisi for overnight.

O/N Tbilisi

House Museum of Chavchavadze
House Museum of Chavchavadze
Bodbe
Bodbe
Sighnaghi
Sighnaghi

Day 6: Tbilisi

In the morning, start a sightseeing tour in Tbilisi. Start at:

  • Sameba Cathedral

    Built in the year 2004, the Holy Trinity Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is also called the symbol of new Georgia. The beauty and sizes of the cathedral are indeed breathtaking, and rises magnificently on the hill of the St. Ilya, on the left bank of the Kura River.

  • Metekhi Temple

    Yet another ancient monument of Tbilisi is Metekhi temple (the 12th century) standing close to the edge of the rocky bank of the Kura which was the fortress and the residence of Georgian tsars.

  • Narikala Fortress

    The Holy Mountain Mtatsminda hosts the fragments of ancient Narikala fortress. It is the most known and ancient monument of Tbilisi’s antiquity; the townspeople call it “the heart and soul of the city”.

Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharden area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past. Visit:

  • Sioni Cathedral

    Sioni or Zion Cathedral in the name of the Assumption of the Mother of God is one of the most known monuments in the Old Town.

  • Anchiskhati Church

    In the Old Town, there is the ancient acting St. Mary Church constructed during the reign of Dacha Udzharmeli, the successor of Vakhtang Gorgasali, in the 4th century. The beautiful rectangular building of the church was built under the influence of ancient Palestinian architecture.

  • Rezo Gabriadze Theatre

    “Georgian national treasure” - this is how Mr. Rezo Gabriadze, one of the most talented art professionals, is recognized worldwide. His influence on the Georgian culture has been lasting and profound.

  • The Bridge of Peace

    Relatively newly constructed the Bridge of Peace is the attraction one wouldn’t want to miss in Tbilisi. It is a pedestrian glass and steel bridge in a bow-shaped design that sits over the Mtkvari (Kura) river in the Georgian capital.

  • Rike Park

    Rike park is the youngest recreational area in Tbilisi. It is situated on the left bank of the river Kura (Mtkvari) and already has become a popular place for both local and international visitors, especially families, and in summer.

  • Georgian Museum of Folk Architecture

    The Open-Air Museum of Ethnography is located 3 km south-west from Tbilisi at the Turtle Lake. It was founded in 1960. As of today, one of the most visited museums in Georgia includes a collection exceeding a hundred exhibits.

In the evening, visit a local restaurant to taste dishes of traditional Georgian cuisine and enjoy folklore show.

O/N Tbilisi

Sameba Cathedral
Sameba Cathedral
Metekhi Temple
Metekhi Temple
Narikala Fortress
Narikala Fortress
Sioni Cathedral
Sioni Cathedral
Anchiskhati Church
Anchiskhati Church
Rezo Gabriadze Theatre
Rezo Gabriadze Theatre
The Bridge of Peace
The Bridge of Peace
Rike Park
Rike Park
Georgian Museum of Folk Architecture
Georgian Museum of Folk Architecture

Day 7: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Tbilisi

After breakfast, drive to:

  • Mtskheta

    Mtskheta is Georgia’s most sacred pilgrimage city and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious centre of Georgia. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC.

  • Jvari

    Jvari monastic temple immortalized by Michael Lermontov (“Mtsyri” poem) is the most ancient cult monument constructed at the beginning of Georgian Christianity in the 6th century (585- 604). The name Jvari means “cross” in the Georgian language.

  • Svetitskhoveli

    Not far from Dzhvari there is another cult monument of Christian Georgia - one of the major Orthodox Georgian temples - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. It was built in the 11 th century (1010-1029) on the site of the Twelve Apostles Church, the first Christian Georgian church erected in the 4th century.

Continue to Gori and visit:

  • Stalin Memorial House-Museum

    In the very center of the town like a bright spot in, the background of old structure stands a huge palace built in the original Gothic style. This is Stalin Memorial Museum which was constructed in the 1950s.

  • Uplistsikhe

    10 km from Gori on the bank of the river Kura there stands one of the rarest monuments in the world - the ancient fortified city Uplistsikhe cut inside the volcanic rocks of the Kvernaki ridge. It was first mentioned in the annals of the 1st century BC and prospered in the 9th-10th centuries.

Drive back to Tbilisi for overnight

O/N Tbilisi

Mtskheta
Mtskheta
Jvari
Jvari
Svetitskhoveli
Svetitskhoveli
Stalin Memorial House-Museum
Stalin Memorial House-Museum
Uplistsikhe
Uplistsikhe

Day 8: Tbilisi - Armenian border - Haghpat - Lake Sevan - Sevanavank - Yerevan

[5 h 10 min (276 km)]

At 09:00, our driver will meet you at your hotel in Tbilisi and transfer to “Sadakhlo-Bagratashen” Georgian-Armenian border point. Cross the border, meet your Armenian guide and driver and start the journey to the land of ancient traditions and oldest temples. Drive to:

  • Lori Region

    The marz (province) of Lori is in the northeast of Armenia, bordering Georgia. This marz is famous for its mild climate since the Lori-Pambak Mountains stand in the way of cold winds from the north. Including Haghpat Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This stunning example of Armenian traditional architecture erected in 10-13th centuries stands on a hillside beautifully overlooking the Debed River.

  • Sevan Lake

    Ancient relict Sevan Lake - “The Jewel of Armenia” or the “Geghama Sea” is one of the largest high-mountainous fresh water lakes in the world and the main attraction not only Gekarkunik, but whole Armenia.

  • Sevanavank Monastery

    In the northwest part of Sevan Lake, on a narrow rocky peninsula, there stands one of the most prominent examples of medieval Armenian architecture - Sevanavank Monastery.

Reach the capital of Armenia for overnight at the hotel.

O/N Yerevan

Lori Region
Lori Region
Sevan Lake
Sevan Lake
Sevanavank Monastery
Sevanavank Monastery

Day 9: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni - Tatev - Goris

[3 h 45 min (237 km)]

After breakfast at 09:00, head to:

  • Khor Virap Monastery

    Every Armenian has heard about this unique architectural monument, which nowadays has become one of the main attractions of Ararat Province. This fortified monastery is a place of pilgrimage and a holy site for the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Continue to Areni, a city known for producing famous Armenian wine from pomegranate and apricot. Then drive to:

  • Tatev Monastery

    The jewel of medieval Armenian architecture, Tatev, was constructed in the 9th-13th centuries. In the past, Tatev was difficult to reach, because the winding road had to descend the steep walls of a gorge, and cross a river on the Devil’s Bridge, but now Tatev is easily accessible by the world’s longest reversible cable car.

Arrival in Goris at 18:00, accommodation at hotel

O/N Goris

Khor Virap Monastery
Khor Virap Monastery
Tatev Monastery
Tatev Monastery

Day 10: Goris - Noravank - Yerevan

[3 h 50 min (237 km)]

After breakfast at 09:00 check out from the hotel. On the way to Yerevan visit:

  • Noravank Monastery

    Noravank means “New Monastery” in Armenian. However, today this name does not fit, as the monastery is already more than seven centuries old. The beautiful Noravank Monastery was built in the 13th century on the edge of narrow winding gorge above the Amaghu River, near the city of Yeghegnadzor.

Arrive in Yerevan, check-in to the hotel. Free time for last shopping.

O/N Yerevan

Noravank Monastery
Noravank Monastery

Day 11: Yerevan - Checkout

check-out from the hotel at 11am. Transfer to Yerevan International Airport. End of the tour.

This 11-days Caucasus tour covers Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, taking you deep into the history and culture of these fascinating countries. You will feel at home among welcoming people and beautiful scenery, from the medieval architectural monuments nestled in mountain landscapes to the delicious cuisine, filled with fresh bread, roasted meats, rich cheese, and fine wines. Head from the shores of the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan to the charming churches of Georgia to the Rocky Mountains of Armenia, with stops at historical and cultural sights and guided tours to introduce you to everything you need to know. This is the best private tour for those who are interested in the Caucasus, or even just in exploring something new.
ACCOMODATION
City 4* HOTELS Night
Baku Central Park Hotel or similar 2
Sheki Issam Hotel & Spa Hotel or similar 1
Telavi
Old Telavi Hotel or similar 1
Tbilisi Hotel Tiflis or similar 3
Yerevan Cascade Hotel or similar 2
Goris Mirhav Hotel or similar 1
PAX Vehicle Single Per Pax Double Per Pax Triple Per Pax
10 - 19 Midibus or Bus RM 10,150 RM 9,250 RM 9,200
20 - 29 Bus 44 Seater RM 9,550 RM 8,650 RM 8,600
30 - 40 Bus 44 Seater RM 8,550 RM 7,650 RM 7,600
TOUR INCLUSIONS TOUR EXCLUSIONS
  • All International Flights
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room Sharing,
    breakfast included;
  • All transfers as per itinerary; 
  • Service of the local English-speaking guide in each country; 
  • Entrance tickets to all sights as per itinerary;
  • Full board (Lunches and dinners);
  • Mineral water (0.5 L per day per person) during the tour.
  • Personal travel insurance; 
  • Additional hotel expenses;
  • Other private expenses;
  • Visas. 
  • Tips 55 USD Per Passenger
CHILD DISCOUNT
  • Age of 3-7 years old child sharing room with two adults (CHILD EXTRA BED) 25 % DISCOUNT
  • Age of 3-7 years old child sharing room with two adults (CHILD NO BED) 40 % DISCOUNT
  • Age of 3-7 years old child sharing room with one adult (CHILD TWIN) NO DISCOUNT
  • Age of 0-2 years old child sharing room with two adults (INFANT) 100% DISCOUNT
  • Age of 7 years and above no child discount is provided (ADULT)

Central Park Hotel in Baku (4 stars)

Issam Hotel & Spa in Sheki (4 stars)

Old Telavi Hotel

Hotel Tiflis in Tbilisi (3 stars)

Cascade Hotel in Yerevan (3 stars)

Mirhav Hotel in Goris (4 stars)

Transportation

Hyundai H350
Hyundai H350
Hyundai H350 (full height)
Hyundai H350 (full height)
3 Rows
3 Rows
14 Seats
14 Seats
V.I.P Bus (21-35 Seats)
V.I.P Bus (21-35 Seats)
V.I.P Buses
V.I.P Buses
 Convenient Seats
Convenient Seats
Hyundai H350
Hyundai H350