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‘Caucasus Explorer’ Tour with Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

Overview

Visit three spectacular countries in twelve days with this action-packed, cross-border experience. Whether you are looking for culture, nature walks or that perfect city-break experience, this 12-day tour is packed with plenty of activities to keep you entertained. If you like a varied holiday experience and would like to explore several new countries in one go, then this tour is the best choice for you.

  • 4×4 ride to Gergeti Trinity Church under Mt Kazbegi

  • City tours of Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan

  • Exclusive wine Tasting Experience in Signaghi

  • Nature walking and relaxing under the waterfall in Jermuk

  • Spectacular views of Mt Ararat

  • Visiting three countries in twelve days

  • Visits to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Sheki Khan’s Palace, Etchmiadzin Cathedral and Jvari

Itinerary

Baku

Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan residing on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, near the Bay of Baku. The city is best known for its medieval walls, within which lie the Shirvanshah’s Palace Complex and Maiden Tower, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Baku is the largest city in the world that lies below sea level and is renowned for its heavy winds, deriving its nickname, the “City of Winds”.

Day 1

Arrival in Baku

Welcome to Baku! Your driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 2

City Tour of Baku

After breakfast, your tour will start a Baku city tour where you will see all of the major attractions including Highland Park, Little Venice, Icere Seher & Shirvanshah Palace, Maiden’s Tower, Juma Mosque and more.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour

  • Highland Park

  • Baku Old City

  • Palace of The Shirvanshahs

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Maiden Tower

  • Gobustan National Park

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Travel to

Sheki

A historic city situated on the southern section the Greater Caucasus Mountain range; Sheki is one of Azerbaijan’s most culturally significant and influential cities. The city was an important political centre and trading outpost on the Silk Road for many centuries until the Arab invasion which saw it annexed to the third emirate. The city is home to the Palace of Shaki Khans, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2019.

Day 3

Visit to the Sheki Khan’s Palace

Today, you will be visiting the second UNESCO World Heritage site on your tour, the Sheki Khan’s Palace. On the way to Sheki, you will have the option to visit either Shamakhi where you will see the mausoleum of Yeddi Gumbez and the Diri Baba mausoleum or explore Lahij Village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Transfer

  • Optional excursions

  • old city of Sheki

  • Juma Mosque

  • Sheki Khan’s Palace

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Free Time

Day 4

Wine Tasting Experience in Signagi

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel in Sheki. Your driver will pick you up from the hotel where you will drive to the Azerbaijanian-Georgian border.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Transfer

  • Azerbaijanian-Georgian border

  • Prominent Landscape

  • ancient city of Signagi

  • Wine tasting

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Free Time

Travel to

Tbilisi

Located on the banks of the Kura River, Tbilisi, is the capital and largest city of Georgia. The city was a point of contention between many empires due to its prominent position on the Silk Road and has been under Persian and Russian rule which has contributed to its ecclectic architectural style. Tbilisi is best known for its Orthodox cathedrals, sulphur baths, and the Narikala Fortress, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress that overlooks the city.

Day 5

City Tour of Tbilisi

Today, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a full city tour of Tbilisi. As part of the tour, you will get to see the Metekhi Church, the statue of king Vakhtang Gorgasali, Shardeni street, Agmashenebeli avenue and more before riding the cable way from Rike Park to Narikala fortress.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour

  • Metekhi Church

  • Rike Park

  • Narikala fortress

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Tbilisi Old City

  • Mtatsminda Park

  • Tbilisi Funicular

Day 6

Visiting Svetitskhoveli and Jvari

After an early breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Mtskheta where you will visit Svetitskhoveli and Jvari, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites renowned for their spectacular beauty and distinct culture.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Mtskheta Old City

  • 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

  • 6th century Jvari Monastery

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Khinkali masterclass

  • Jvari Monastery

  • Mount Kazbegi

Day 7

Exploring ‘‘Zarni-Parni‘‘ Cave Castle

Today, you will say goodbye to Georgia and cross the border into Armenia. After breakfast you will check out of your hotel in Tbilisi where your driver will pick you up before heading to the Georgia-Armenia border crossing.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Georgia-Armenia border

  • Prominent Landscape

  • ZARNI-PARNI CAVE CASTLE COMPLEX

  • Haghpat Monastery

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Lake Sevan

  • Dilijan mountain resort

  • Sevanavank Monastery

Travel to

Yerevan

The capital of Armenia and its largest city, Yerevan has been occupied since the 8th century BC and is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world. Although the city is known for its Soviet architecture, it has a vibrant cultural identity which it expresses through classical artistry, musical fountains, unique museums and its founding landmark, Erebuni Fortress.

Day 8

City Tour of Yerevan

After breakfast you will start your time in Yerevan with a visit to the Cascade Complex offering spectacular views of the city, before heading into the centre. Here, you will set off on a walking tour where you will see the Opera and Ballet House, Swan Lake, Northern avenue, Abovyan street, Republic square.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour

  • Republic Square

  • Garni Temple

  • Masterclass

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • wine tasting experience

  • Geghard Monastery

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

Day 9

Walking Nature Tour in Jermuk

You will start your day with breakfast at your hotel before checking out and heading on a drive to the Ararat Valley to visit the Khor Virap Church where you will see the best views of the biblical Mt Ararat and delve into the dungeon beneath.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Ararat Valley

  • Khor Virap Monastery

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Walking Tour

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

Jermuk

A spa resort town situated in the Vayots Dzor Province in southern Armenia, Jermuk was considered one of the most popular destinations for medical tourism during the Soviet era. The town is well known for its hot springs and mineral water as well as its idyllic surrounds set in beautiful Armenian forest land.

Day 10

Drive to the Tatev Monastery

After breakfast you will check out of your hotel in Jermuk. Start your morning with a drive to the Tatev Monastery where you can ride on the ‘Tatever’, known as the longest ropeway in the world, stretching over the canyons to the Monastery. You will stop for lunch at a restaurant overlooking the gorge before driving to the Areni winemaking region.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Tatever ropeway

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Monastery of Tatev

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 11

Visiting the Old City of Etchmiadzin

The final day of your Caucasus tour! After breakfast, you will drive over to Sasunik Village to visit ‘Armenia Wine’ a family-owned winery known as one of the best in the world. Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards and facilities followed by an exclusive wine tasting session and lunch.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • wine tasting experience

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

  • Echmiatsin Cathedral

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Zvartnots Temple

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 12

Departure from Yerevan

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel in Yerevan and your driver will take you to airport.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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