This 10-day Caucasus tour is a fascinating journey through the history of three wonderful countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Learn about the culture of these nations, explore their modern and ancient architectural monuments, and enjoy picturesque landscapes and unique local dishes. Azerbaijan’s history covers thousands of years, from petroglyphs to palaces to promenades. Georgia is a land of heartfelt gatherings and beautiful scenery, home to some of the oldest wine making technology in the world and some of the most stunning mountain churches in the Caucasus. The final stops of the tour are in Armenia, with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the beautiful Lake Sevan, one of the largest high mountain lakes in the world. You will leave with warm memories of the Caucasus and much more knowledge of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia than you did before.
After lunch, drive to Gobustan National Park. Pay a visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. Weather permitting, drive to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve (possible change of vehicle). Gobustan is home to almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes. Return to Baku. Overnight at the hotel.
Return to Tbilisi for sightseeing tour. Visit 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 to Rike Park. In the evening, visit a local restaurant to taste dishes of traditional Georgian cuisine. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Drive to Lori region and visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Haghpat monastery. Stunning example of Armenian traditional architecture was erected in 10-13th centuries. Standing on a hillside, Haghpat beautifully overlooks Debed River. Location of monastery was chosen to protect peace and seclusion of its monks. Drive through Dilijan and to Lake Sevan, “The Jewel of Armenia” and one of the largest high-mountainous freshwater lakes in the world. The coastline of Lake Sevan is rich with thick woods, white bare steep rocks, mountain steppes and Alpine meadows. Stop at Sevanavank to visit the remnants of the monastery that include two temples – Surb Arakelots and Surb Karapet, standing among numerous khachkars. The buildings were constructed from black tuff which probably gave the monastery its name Sevanavank – “the Black Monastery”. The view from there is simply magnificent: the mountains surround lake from all sides and snow tops are seen almost on the entire perimeter and disappear behind horizon. Continue to Yerevan for overnight.
*The site is currently under conservation works. Observation of the Cathedral is possible from the outside.
- All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar, 5-15 pax by Mercedes Sprinter passenger van, 20 pax by 30-seater bus);
- 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;
- Lunch in a Georgian family;
- Dinners in Baku, Tbilisi, and Yerevan;
- Two wine tastings in Kakheti region, Georgia;
- Azerbaijan e-visa.
- Full board (lunches and dinners);
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Personal travel insurance;
- Tips are not included, but would be appreciated.
Prices per person
Caucasus Tour Reviews
Of course, the itinerary was ok, but thanks to Keti I learnt a lot about sites, churches, cities....
She was so professional, never appeared annoyed and bored, always smiling and positive, she talked all the time about history, politic, geo, customs.
Kote, a driver, waited for us at the airport cause of we were late for a flight delay and he always be on time.
All days, they asked if we need st more...stopping, water...to be sure that our trip was confortable.
So, many thanks for your company organization.