Visit two or three Caucasian countries in one holiday and discover this fascinating part of the world famous for its ancient cultures, amazing landscape and hospitable peoples. You can modify the itineraries or ask for the alternative holidays with various combinations of these countries.
ARMENIA & GEORGIA 10 days
We start in Armenia at the foot of Mt Ararat, visit the many beautiful Armenian churches and monasteries then head on to Lake Sevan. Armenia is the country where the legends still live and history walks before your face. From Armenia we move to Georgia. Having explored its historic capital Tbilisi, we travel to the heart of the Caucasus Mountains, the Lesser Caucasus and visit major historic and architectural monuments, monasteries, cave towns and remote villages.
Outline Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan. Day 2: City tour of Yerevan. Excursion to Echmiadzin an d Zvartnots. Return to Yerevan. Day 3: Excursion to Garni Temple. Visit Geghard Monastery, one of the highlights of Armenia. Trip to Khor Virap Monastery with its magnificent view of Mt. Ararat. Return to Yerevan. Day 4: Trip to Lake Sevan and then to Haghpat Monastery. Arrive at the border with Georgia. Cross the border and drive to Tbilisi. Day 5: City tour of Tbilisi. Day 6: Excursion to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. Trip to Gori. Excursion to Uplistsikhe cave-town. Drive to Bakuriani, nestled in the Mountains of the Lesser Caucasus. Day 7: Excursion to Vardzia cave-monastery. On the way stop at Khertvisi fortress. Overnight in Bakuriani. Day 8: Trip along the Georgian Military Highway. On the road stop at Ananuri Fortress. Overnight in Gudauri. Day 9:Explore Kazbegi and enjoy wonderful views of the Caucasian Mountains, including Mt. Kazbek, 5047m. Return to Tbilisi. Day 10: End of the tour.
Please, contact us for detailed information and price. The above itinerary can be modified according to your travel plans. Other itineraries in Georgia can be included.
Please, see Azerbaijan Extension below.
Outline Itinerary: Day 10: Trip from Tbilisi to David Gareji Monastery, one of the highlights of Georgia. Arrive in Signagi town, Kakheti province. . Possible visit to one of the wineries en route. Overnight in Signagi or in Telavi. Day 11: Excursion to Gremi architectural complex. Arrive at the border with Azerbaijan. Cross the border and trip to Sheki, Azerbaijan. Day 12: Sheki sightseeing tour. Visit to the local medieval fortress, Sheki Khans’ palace, local museum of history, local handicrafts workshop. Transfer to Baku On the way visit to “Diri Baba” mausoleum in Maraza village, historical mosque Juma and mausoleum of Seven Domes – “Yeddi Gumbez” in Shamakha town. Arrival in Baku. Day 13: City tour of Baku. Visit also Absheron Peninsula with the Temple of Fire Worshippers’ – “Ateshgah”. Day 14: Departure from Baku.