Scheduled Caucasus Tour 2018-2019

Capitals of Caucasus Tour5 Days | Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia

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For a unique perspective of a country, you should visit its capital city. Baku, as the capital of Azerbaijan, is a modern metropolis with ancient roots. Walk through the historical walled city in the center, down the promenades along the Caspian Sea, and visit the mud volcanoes and petroglyphs that predate the city itself. In Georgia, you’ll tour the current capital, Tbilisi, and the historic one, Mtskheta. Both are full of historical and cultural sights, sure to teach you a lot about Georgia and its people. Yerevan is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, so there’s no shortage of things to see or do. Take a quick trip to Etchmiadzin, the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Even for just a short trip, visiting the capital cities of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia makes for a filling and fun vacation.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Baku (Azerbaijan)
 
Arrival in Baku. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel. Check-in at noon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Baku – Tbilisi (Azerbaijan – Georgia)
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Today you will visit the area of the Greater Baku. 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. Return to Baku for a sightseeing tour. Visit Martyrs’ Lane, called ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals. When you walk through Martyrs’ Lane, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Move to the old part of the city – Icheri Sheher. Visit Maiden Tower, Shirvanshahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. Take evening flight to Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel on arrival for overnight.
Day 3: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Yerevan (Georgia – Armenia)
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. 
After breakfast, drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious centre of Georgia, UNESCO site. Visit Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period built on a hilltop. You will enjoy the views of the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Visit Svetitskhoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. 
Return to Tbilisi for sightseeing tour. Visit the 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 and cross the Bridge of Peace leading to Rike Park
Take overnight train to Yerevan. Overnight in a private compartment for two people.
Day 4: Yerevan (Armenia)
 
Arrival in Yerevan in the morning. Have breakfast and drive to the Holy See of Armenia, Etchmiadzin. Visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral, which is the residence of the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Catholicos of All Armenians. Return to Yerevan for city tour. 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. Visit 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 Vernisage, the biggest souvenir market in Yerevan. Continue to the Armenian Genocide memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Yerevan – departure (Armenia)
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to Yerevan International Airport. End of the tour.

Accommodation

City
Comfort Option
Economy Option
Nights
Baku
Holiday Inn, Park Inn, Intourist
Central Park, Azcot, Amber, New Baku 
1
Tbilisi Ambassadori, Mercure, Tiflis Palace, Riverside Kopala, Tiflis, KMM 1
Yerevan 
Best Western Congress Hotel
Hrazdan, Silachi, Cascade 
1

 

  • All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar, 5-15 pax by Mercedes Sprinter passenger van);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each country with local English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class airline ticket Baku-Tbilisi;
  • Ticket for compartment for two passengers on overnight train Tbilisi-Yerevan.
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Visa support letter and consular fees for visas to Georgia and Armenia;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Azerbaijan tourist e-visa.

 

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