From the shores of the Caspian Sea to the heights of the Caucasus Mountains, this tour to Georgia and Azerbaijan has it all. Starting in Baku, this tour covers all the most famous sights of Azerbaijan’s capital, from the modern boulevards to the medieval winding alleys of Icheri Sheher. The second day is all about the treasures of Gobustan and the Absheron Peninsula, home to over half of the world’s mud volcanoes and thousands of petroglyphs. The final stop in Azerbaijan is Sheki, famous for its stained-glass windows and other outstanding artisans. Georgia is all about the mountains: the villages and vineyards of this region have been molded by the terrain through the centuries. From the stone tunnels of Khareba, used today to store wine, to Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, in the shadow of Mount Kazbegi, to the many viewpoints overlooking deep valleys and soaring peaks, Georgia is a land of deep impressions and lifelong memories. Tour Tbilisi, a charming capital, and return to Baku by night train. This is the best Caucasus tour for exploring something new, finding your new favorite place, or indulging your more adventurous side.
In the evening, enjoy dinner at a traditional Azeri restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Return to Baku. Overnight at the hotel.
We will pass through the beautiful landscapes of vineyards and wine-producing villages. First stop will be at unique Winery Khareba, located in a tunnel carved out of rock. Originally built for military purposes, today the tunnel is used to store Kakheti’s finest wines. Wine tour and wine tasting. Continue to the Gremi Architectural Complex, a 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.
Svetitskhoveli is the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is kept. Then drive up North towards border with Russia. Drive over the Cross Pass and make a short stop at the “People’s Friendship” mountain view point, a Soviet stop overlooking a deep gorge in the Caucasus Mountain Range. In Kazbegi, we will change our vehicle to a four-wheel drive car to reach Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located on altitude of 2170 m, and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt Kazbegi. Overnight in Kazbegi.
Take overnight train to Baku at 20:35. Overnight in a private compartment for two people.
- All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar, 5-10 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;
- Wine tasting in Kakheti region, Georgia;
- Mineral water 0.5l per person by day;
- Welcome dinner in Baku (day 1);
- 2 separate Azerbaijan e-visas.
- Full board (lunches and dinners);
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- International flight tickets before and after the tour;
- Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
- Personal travel insurance.
|Baku - 2 nights|
|Azcot, Amber, Central Park or similar||Holiday Inn, Intourist, Park Inn or similar|
|Sheki - 1 night|
|Ruma Qala Hotel, Issam||Sheki Saray, Sheki Palace, Marxal or similar|
|Telavi - 1 night|
|Old Telavi, Alaznis Veli or similar||Château Mere, Erekle II or similar|
|Kazbegi - 1 night|
|Oishe, Sno Hotel, Alpenhaus, Green Sheep||Rooms, Porta Caucasia|
|Tbilisi - 1 night|
|Kopala, Tiflis, Brigitte or similar||Tiflis Palace, Rooms, Ambassadori, Mercure, Shota Rustaveli Boutique or similar|