Scheduled Caucasus Tours 2024-2025

Caucasus Tour: Az, Geo, Am10 days | Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia

Private Tour from US$ 1,620
  • Cascade Monument, ArmeniaCascade Monument, Armenia
  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • Baku, AzerbaijanBaku, Azerbaijan
  • Shehidler Khiyabany, AzerbaijanShehidler Khiyabany, Azerbaijan
  • Icheri Sheher, AzerbaijanIcheri Sheher, Azerbaijan
  • Maiden Tower, AzerbaijanMaiden Tower, Azerbaijan
  • Shirvan Shahs’ Palace, AzerbaijanShirvan Shahs’ Palace, Azerbaijan
  • Petroglyphs, AzerbaijanPetroglyphs, Azerbaijan
  • Mud Volcanoes, AzerbaijanMud Volcanoes, Azerbaijan
  • Ateshgah, AzerbaijanAteshgah, Azerbaijan
  • Tsinandali, GeorgiaTsinandali, Georgia
  • Svetitskhoveli, GeorgiaSvetitskhoveli, Georgia
  • Svetitskhoveli, GeorgiaSvetitskhoveli, Georgia
  • Jvari, GeorgiaJvari, Georgia
  • Aragvi River, GeorgiaAragvi River, Georgia
  • Vakhtang Gorgasali, GeorgiaVakhtang Gorgasali, Georgia
  • Narikala, GeorgiaNarikala, Georgia
  • Narikala, GeorgiaNarikala, Georgia
  • Narikala, GeorgiaNarikala, Georgia
  • Tbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, Georgia
  • Sulphur Bath Houses, GeorgiaSulphur Bath Houses, Georgia
  • Haghpat, ArmeniaHaghpat, Armenia
  • Sevan, ArmeniaSevan, Armenia
  • Sevanavank, ArmeniaSevanavank, Armenia
  • Cascade Monument, ArmeniaCascade Monument, Armenia
  • Yerevan, ArmeniaYerevan, Armenia
  • Garni, ArmeniaGarni, Armenia
  • Geghard, ArmeniaGeghard, Armenia
  • Echmiadzin, ArmeniaEchmiadzin, Armenia
  • Cascade Monument, Armenia
  • Itinerary Map
  • Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Shehidler Khiyabany, Azerbaijan
  • Icheri Sheher, Azerbaijan
  • Maiden Tower, Azerbaijan
  • Shirvan Shahs’ Palace, Azerbaijan
  • Petroglyphs, Azerbaijan
  • Mud Volcanoes, Azerbaijan
  • Ateshgah, Azerbaijan
  • Tsinandali, Georgia
  • Svetitskhoveli, Georgia
  • Svetitskhoveli, Georgia
  • Jvari, Georgia
  • Aragvi River, Georgia
  • Vakhtang Gorgasali, Georgia
  • Narikala, Georgia
  • Narikala, Georgia
  • Narikala, Georgia
  • Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Sulphur Bath Houses, Georgia
  • Haghpat, Armenia
  • Sevan, Armenia
  • Sevanavank, Armenia
  • Cascade Monument, Armenia
  • Yerevan, Armenia
  • Garni, Armenia
  • Geghard, Armenia
  • Echmiadzin, Armenia

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.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Baku (Azerbaijan)
 
Arrival in Baku. You will be met by our driver and transferred to hotel. Check-in at noon. Start sightseeing tour in Baku. Visit Martyrs Lane, known as ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals. When you walk through the Alley of the Martyrs, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Move to Icheri Sheher, the old part of the city. Visit Shirvan Shahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, Maiden Tower, and the main market square, which has numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. Continue touring new Baku by exploring Nizami Street and Fountain Square. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be visit to the iconic Heydar Aliyev center. In the evening enjoy welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Baku – Absheron Peninsula – Gobustan – Baku (Azerbaijan)
 
Today you will visit the area of the Greater Baku and Absheron peninsula. The first stop is at Yanardag Mountain, where natural gas has been burning for hundreds of years. Continue to Ateshgah, a temple for fire worshippers located in the village of Surakhany. Zoroastrians from India travel thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship the fire coming out of the earth.
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.
Day 3: Baku – Lahij – Kish – Sheki (Azerbaijan)
 
In the morning, depart Baku and drive to Sheki. On the way, stop at Diri Baba Mausoleum in the village of Maraza. Continue to Shamakhi to visit the historical Juma Mosque, which was restored in 2013. Visit Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, the Shirvan Shah's family graveyard. Weather permitting, drive through Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahich, the 5th century, quaint corner high in Caucasus mountains with its rich history and beautiful architecture. Lahich* is an ancient village with charming, cobbled sidewalks famous for numerous traditional handicraft workshops (jewelry, copperware, wool carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools). Continue driving to Sheki, the pleasant and easily walkable medieval town set in a lush mountainous area. Sheki is especially known for local style sweet baklava. On the way, visit the first Albanian church in Caucasus in the village Kish dating back to the 1st century AD. Arrival in Sheki, overnight at the hotel.
*Lahich will not be reachable during 2024 due to the road construction.
Day 4: Sheki – Georgian border – Kvareli – Gremi – Telavi (Azerbaijan – Georgia)
 
Check out from the hotel and start new day visiting the colorful Sheki Bazaar. You can find virtually everything you may want to eat: local fruits and berries, spices, freshly baked bread, honey, cheeses, and Sheki sweets. Continue to Sheki Khans Palace surrounded by medieval fortress walls. Visit handicrafts workshop and Caravanserai. Depart Sheki and head towards border with Georgia (115 km, ~2 h.). At the border, you will say goodbye to your guide, go through border formalities, and cross the neutral territory on foot (500 m). After exiting Georgian border control point you will 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. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a Georgian family. The next 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 (Georgia)
 
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 – Mtskheta – Tbilisi (Georgia)
 
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 overlooking the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill, and 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 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.
Day 7: Tbilisi – Armenian border – Haghpat – Lake Sevan – Sevanavank – Yerevan (Georgia – Armenia)
 
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 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.
Day 8: Yerevan (Armenia)
 
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, one of the main symbols of the city. The mega scale staircase is 118 meters high and has 572 steps. A panoramic view from the monument opens 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 hotel.
Day 9: Yerevan – Garni – Symphony of Stones – Geghard – Etchmiadzin – Yerevan (Armenia)
 
Depart Yerevan and drive to Garni, one of the major villages in Armenia famous for its fortress. The fortress is the only pagan sacred place from the 1st century that survived aggressive introduction of Christianity in the 4th century. Descend Garni Gorge to explore a monumental rock formation called Symphony of Stones. Next stop is at the monastery complex Geghard (“spear”). A beautiful landscape of Geghard is framed with towering cliffs. Decorative art cut into rocks reflect and explain Medieval Ages development throughout the region. The complex was introduced to the history in the 4th century as a sacred spring inside a cave. Continue to the Holy See of Armenia, Etchmiadzin. Visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral* which is the residence of the head of Armenian Apostolic Church the Catholicos of All Armenians. Return to Yerevan for hotel.
*The site is currently under conservation works. Observation of the Cathedral is possible from the outside.
Day 10: Yerevan – departure (Armenia)
 
Check-out from hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to Yerevan International Airport. Departure. End of Caucasus Tour.
  • 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

 
 
Economy
Comfort
Luxe
1 person
US$ 3,925
US$ 4,325
US$ 4,875
2 persons
US$ 2,225
US$ 2,445
US$ 2,815
3 persons
US$ 1,845
US$ 2,075
US$ 2,415
4 persons
US$ 1,620
US$ 1,810
US$ 2,150
Single supplement
US$ 300
US$ 450
US$ 545
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.

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Caucasus Tour: Az, Geo, Am Reviews

Author: Filomena   |   Rating: 523 August 2019
The Georgia tour, august 2019, could be no perfect as it was thanks to Keti, a guide.

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.

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