From the modern capitals of Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku to the history and myths around the most ancient sites of these countries, this 13-day tour is the best Caucasus tour for exploring the region, from Armenia through Georgia to Azerbaijan. Start with the many religious sites of Armenia, from Garni, the only pagan temple to survive the conversion to Christianity, and Etchmiadzin, the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Georgia is a land of rich traditions and history, with cultural practices (like abundant banquets with eloquent toasts) and architectural monuments (like the important churches in Mtskheta and Jvari) retaining their importance throughout the country. Finish in Azerbaijan, where the ancient and modern live side-by-side, like how Icheri-Sheher is the older heart in the center of the modern towers of Baku. The Caucasus has long enchanted visitors with its unique beauty and life, and this Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan Tour is the best way to discover it all for yourself.
Meet your guide and driver to start your Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan tour with sightseeing in Yerevan. One of the oldest cities of the world, Yerevan is famous as a pink city and calls visitors with its humble and at the same time splendid landscapes. Start city tour visiting the Cascade Monument, which was the main symbol of the cities 2780th anniversary with the equivalent number of stairs. The mega scale staircase is 500 meters high and 50 meters wide. A panoramic view from the monument opens up breathtaking city view with Opera House, Mount Ararat, Swan Lake, Republic Square, and Abovyan Avenue, which you will also walk by during the tour. If it is a weekend, visit Vernissage, the biggest souvenir market in Yerevan. Continue to the Armenian Genocide memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd. An excellent round-up of the tour will be a visit to the Megeryan carpet factory where you can observe a process of creating famous Armenian rugs. You will see carpets from different regions of Armenia and find out about hidden meanings of elements used in their design. In the evening, enjoy dinner and traditional folklore show. Overnight at the hotel.
* The site is presently under renovation works.
Continue to Areni, a city known for producing famous Armenian wine from pomegranate and apricot. Have a wine degustation in a local winery.
Drive to Tatev Monastery (9-13th centuries). Approaching the jewel of medieval Armenian architecture on the longest aerial tramway in the world you will see the monastery, the powerful impregnable stronghold towering on a rock. The remote location of the monastery was strategically favorable as it played the role of religious and political center of the region. Standing on the edge of the rock, the monastery takes your breath away: somewhere down below the river flows in the valley and crowded velvet green hills stand in silence…
Arrival in Goris at 18:00, accommodation at the hotel.
Arrive in Yerevan, check-in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.