Azerbaijan and Georgia Tour #1Azerbaijan, Georgia

8 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
from $ 820
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Discover the unique world of Caucasian hospitality with Azerbaijan - Georgia tour. Immerse in the enchanting spectrum of colors, tastes and impressions. This place has everything that will make your holiday unforgettable: a mild climate, scenic landscapes, ancient monuments and famous national cuisine. You will visit the most outstanding destinations that make those countries unique: legendary Palace of Shirvanshahs, mystical temple of fire worshipers Ateshgah; you will enjoy the best Georgian wines in Kakheti, explore the ancient cave city Uplistsikhe and many more. 

Tour itinerary:

 Day 1: Baku
Arrival in Baku early in the morning or on the previous day.
You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel for overnight.

At noon, start sightseeing tour in Baku. Visit Shehidler Khiyabany Memory Alley, from where you can have a great panoramic view of Baku city. Continue touring new Baku and exploring architecture of the 19-20th centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument, Rasul-Zade Street. Pay a visit to Azerbaijan History National Museum and move to the old part of the city – Icheri Sheher. Visit Maiden Tower, Shirvan Shahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be visit to the richest bank of Azeri carpets – National Carpets Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

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. Pay a visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. Continue to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve. Gobustan is home to almost half of world’s mud volcanoes. Later drive to Ateshgah – temple of fire worshippers located in Surakhany village. Zoroastrians from India travelled thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the earth. Drive to Yanardag Mountain with natural gas burning for several thousands of years.
Return to Baku. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Baku – Lahij – Kish – Sheki
In the morning, depart Baku and drive to Sheki town. On the way, visit Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza village. Continue to Shamakha and have a sightseeing of historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah's family grave yard.Drive through Girdimanchay River’s canyon to visit Lahij, the 5th century place rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid by stones. It is famous for medieval water supply and sewage systems as well as traditional workshops making jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools.
Continue driving to Sheki. On the way, visit the first Albanian church in Caucasus in the village Kish dating back to the 1st century AD. Arrival in Sheki for overnight.

Day 4: Sheki – Georgian border – Kvareli – Gremi – Telavi
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. Depart Sheki and head towards 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. First stop will be at unique wine cellar “Khareba” located in the tunnel carved out of the rock. Originally built for military purposes, today the tunnel is used to store Kakheti’s finest wines. Wine tour and wine tasting. Continue to Gremi architectural complex, 16th century royal residence and the capital of Kakheti Kingdom. Then reach Telavi, administrative center of Kakheti region. Have a short drive around the town. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Telavi – Tsinandali – Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Tbilisi
After breakfast, continue exploring Kakheti by visiting Tsinandali, residence of dukes of Georgia, with beautiful English garden, museum, and wine cellar which belonged to prince Chavchavadze, public figure and poet of 19th century. Continue to Bodbe Convent and Sighnaghi Royal Town, one of the crossroads of the Great Silk Road surrounded by defensive walls with 23 towers. In the afternoon, head to Tbilisi for overnight.

Day 6: Tbilisi
In the morning, have sightseeing tour in Tbilisi. Start at Holy Trinity cathedral, one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the world. Continue to Metekhi church and monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view 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, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the clock tower of famous Rezo Gabriadze Theatre. Cross the Bridge of Peace to Rike Park and head to Open Air Museum of Ethnography, a miniature model of Georgia. In the evening, visit a local restaurant to taste dishes of traditional Georgian cuisine and enjoy folklore show. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 7: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi
After breakfast, drive to Mtskheta, 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. Visit Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period overlooking the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill, and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral which may be translated as "The Life-giving pillar". Svetitskhoveli is the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. Continue to Gori and visit Stalin Museum. Explore cave town Uplistsikhe dating back to Hellenistic Period and notable for unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Drive back to Tbilisi for overnight.

Day 8: Tbilisi – departure
Check-out from hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. Departure.

 Prices:

Number of travellers

Option 1, COMFORT
price per person, USD

Option 2, ECONOMY
price per person, USD

 1  3650  3180
 2 2040  1760
 3  1680 1450
 4 1470 1250
 5 1375 1150
 6 1290 1060
 7 1240 1020
 8 1220 980
 9 1170 940
 10 1140 890
 15 1050 820
Single supplement 560 290
Half board supplement 145 145
Full board supplement 330   330

Accommodation:

City

OPTION 1 - Comfort 

OPTION 2 - Economy 

Number of nights

Baku

Park Inn, Intourist

Sapphire, Shah Palace, Central Park

3

Sheki

Sheki Saray, Sheki Palace

Issam

1

Telavi

Chateau Mere, Schuchmann Chateau

Old Telavi, Rcheuli Marani, Alazani Valley

1

Tbilisi

Tiflis Palace, Riverside, Ambasadori

Kopala, Tiflis, KMM

3

 

Price includes: 

1. All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-5 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar, 6-15 pax by Mercedes Sprinter passenger van);
2. Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
3. Sightseeing tour program in each country with local English-speaking guides;
4. Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
5. Azerbaijan tourist e-visa;
6. Wine tasting in Kakheti region, Georgia;
7. Dinner and folklore show in Tbilisi (day 6).

Price does not include:

1. Full board (lunches and dinners);
2. Hotel charges for additional services;
3. Visa support letter and consular fees for visa to Georgia;
4. Personal travel insurance.


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