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Departure Guaranteed: Caucasus

May 24, 2020
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Tour Details

8 days / 7 nights

Starting from 1 pax. – 975 Euro

Arrival Location

Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Departure Location

Zvartnots International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in double/twin room
  • Air conditioned car (except of Tbilisi city tour)
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned – BB
  • Entrance fees
  • 1 bottle of water (0.5lt) per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Insurance fees
  • Services and meals that are not mentioned above
  • Beverages
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • Portage
  • E-visa to Azerbaijan

Day 1Baku City Tour

Arrival in Azerbaijan. Transfer to hotel. Check in at the hotel. Start the city tour in Baku. Visit panoramic park. There we will see Flame Towers and picturesque view of the Baku bay and the city. Tour continues with visit the medieval fortress of Baku the old city (“Icherisheher”) of the 15th – 17th centuries (in UNESCO World Heritage list). Next, Visit Shirvan Shakhs palace complex (15th century), visit Maiden tower (12th century). Visit medieval market square. Visit handmade carpets workshop-art studio. Drive to Nobel museum. Transfer to the city. Free time in the Torgovaya street. Walk along Baku boulevard which second largest promenade in the world.
Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Baku.

Day 2Baku - Absheron - Baku

After breakfast drive to Gobustan which is the one the first cradles of life. In 2007 Gobustan was declared a UNESCO world heritage site considered to be of “outstanding universal value” for the quality and density of its rock art engravings, for the substantial evidence the collection of rock art images presents for hunting, fauna, flora and lifestyles in pre-historic times and for the cultural continuity between prehistoric and medieval times that the site reflects. Drive to Mud Volcanos. Drive to the fire temple Ateshgah, it is located on the southeastern outskirts of the village of Surakhany on Absheron peninsula. The temple of Zoroastrians – Ateshgah (literally “the house of fire”, “the place of fire”). Next Visit Yanar dag (fire mountain) and transfer to city.
Transfer to hotel overnight in Baku.

Day 3Baku - Sheki

Breakfast in hotel. Drive to Shemakha, one of the ancient cities of Azerbaijan. For so long the capital and trade center for western Azerbaijan, is now a small town. Visit Diri Baba mausoleum (15th century) on the way to Shemakha. Visit Juma Mosque in Shemakha. Drive to Shaki, probably the most authentic city of Azerbaijan. Sightseeing tour in Shaki, visiting Shaki Khan Palace and Mediaval Karvansaray. Overnight in Shaki.

Day 4Sheki - Lagodekhi border - Sighnaghi - Bodbe - Tbilisi

Drive to the Lagodekhi border. After the formalities, change guide and transportation. Continue to Georgia.Visit Sighnaghi – a colorful hilltop discovery. It is known as the city of love. Sighnaghi is an 18-19th century fortified town facing the snowcapped Caucasus looming in the distance across the vast Alazani valley.
Bodbe Monastery, the revered final resting place of St.Nino of Cappadocia, is set among tall cypresses. Drive to Tbilisi.
Overnight at a hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 5Tbilisi City Tour

Take a walking tour of Old Tbilisi.
Tbilisi is a blend of Asian eeriness and European charm. Located in the gorge of Mtkvari River it’s shaped out in accordance with the terrain and forms a very beautiful city with Mt. Mtatsminda embracing the entire town, Narikala Fortress topping up the oldest quarter of Tbilisi – Kala and Metekhi Church overlooking Mtkvari River from a rocky plateau.
In this classic tour of Tbilisi you’ll see the highlights of the Old Town with beautiful Orthodox Christian Churches, Mosque, Synagogue, famous and refreshing Sulphur Baths, narrow cobbled streets with hanging wooden carved multi-colored balconies and the 19th century houses following the architectural styles of the 19th century Europe, Narikala Fortress, the glass Bridge of Peace,
Overnight at a hotel in Tbilisi.
Note: on this day, walking only, no transportation.

Day 6Tbilisi - Sadakhlo border - Haghpat - Sevan - Yerevan

After breakfast drive to the Armenian border Sadakhlo. Border formalities, transport and guide change. Continue the tour in Armenia. We will visit Haghpat monastery which is UNESCO world heritage site. It is located on an uneven plateau, separated by a deep crack formed by a small river that flows into the river Debed. Haghpat Monastery was one of the largest religious, cultural and educational centers of medieval Armenia. After here we will drive to Yerevan. En route will visit to Lake Sevan which is one of the largest lakes in the world. It stands out with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Here we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake. Then we will visit Sevanavank Monastery which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. There are 2 monasteries actually; one of them is destroyed but the other stands still. They have been built in the Middle Ages, around 10th century. Overnight at a hotel in Yerevan.

Day 7Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Breakfast. We will start the tour in the capital of Armenia: Yerevan. For ages this city has been known as a pink city because of the color of the stone it has been built with. So we will visit Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, the park Cascad. Then we will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit Genocide Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. Take trip to Garni. This Pagan Temple built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserves from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, who was the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. Then we will continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid – 13th century. Overnight in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

Day 8Departure

Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport.