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Small Group Guided Tour of The Caucasus: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan

The Caucasus

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore incredible ancient sites
  • Marvel at the Armenian-Apostolic Church, holiest monastery complex in the country.
  • Enjoy the magnificent medieval Armenian architecture of the Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage List)
  • Enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of deep gorges, sparkling rivers and Lake Sevan, the largest Alpine Lake in the world
  • Connect with the hospitable local people and enjoy fantastic food and wine-tasting

This extraordinary guided tour of the Caucasus takes us to an extremely complex and interesting part of the world. Persians, Khazars, Arabs, Huns, Turko-Mongols, and Russians have invaded and migrated into the Caucasus and provided the region with its rich ethnic and linguistic complexity as well as astounding historical architecture.

The Caucasus tour offers a variety of historic sites, pristine landscapes and cultural understanding, just waiting to be discovered. Enjoy the best of intimate travel experience with Original World, your small group travel specialists.

Medieval Architecture of the Caucasus region seen on a small group or private guided Tour Package with Original World

CAUCASUS TOUR ITINERARY

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Armenia

Day 1: Arrive in Yerevan
Met on arrival and transfer.

Day 2-4: Yerevan
Ecursions to Garni, Geghard, Saghmosavank, Hovanavank and Amberd.

Day 5-6: Khor Virap-Noravank-Carahunge-Goris
Visit the ancient monasteries and enjoy wine tasting. We'll see ancient Carahunge which is similar to Stone Henge in England. Visit the most magnificent monastery in Armenia, Tatev.

Day 6: Sisian
Visit the magnificent Tatev Monastery and the cave village Khndzoresk.

Day 7: Lake Sevan
Drive to Lake Sevan via Selim Pass. We'll pass by Noradous, a history laden Middle Ages cemetery of khachkars (cross stones).

Day 8: Dilijan
Excursion to Goshavank in the upper reaches of Agestev River in dense oak woods. One of the biggest and best known kchachkars in Armenia is here. Lunch with locals in a family home. In Dilijan tour the old city and its most popular site; Haghartsin Monastery. (

Georgia

Day 9-10: Tbilisi
Drive to Tbilisi, stopping at Sanahin Monastery (UNESCO) and Haghpart Monastery enroute.

Full day tour Tbilisi. Folkshow at national restaurant.

Day 11: Mtskheta-Gori- Borjomi - Akhalshike
We start with a drive to the beautiful small town Mtskheta, the ancient capital, and visit its historical UNESCO sites. Continue to the town Gori and visit the Joseph Stalin Museum. Drive through the mineral water town Borjomi and taste carbonated water from the source.

Day 12: Akhalshike
Excursion to Samtskhe-Javakheiti Province to visit the magnificent 12th c. cave town Vardzia and 10th c. Khertvisi Fortress. (B,L,D)

Day 13: Gudauri
Visit Uplistsikhe, an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. Afternoon enjoy a scenic drive through the high Caucasus Mountains up the famous Georgia Military Highway (leading to the border with Russia) and Zhinvali Lake, visiting the   Ananuri architectural complex en-route.

Day 14-15: Tibilsi
A stunning drive returning to Tibilsi along Tergi River, stopping in Kazbergi town and driving trough beautiful valleys and woodlands to Gergeti Trinity Church.

Morning excursion to Davit Gareja-Sighnaghi

Visit Davit Gareja, Georgia's most remarkable ancient site. Continue to the fortified royal town Sighnaghi with its cobbled streets and multi-colored balconies.

Azerbaijan

Day 16: Sheiki
A walking tour around Sighaghi; lunch at a family-run guesthouse, then visiting a local farmer's wine-cellar. Cross the border into Azerbaijani town of  Sheiki.

Day 17: Sheiki
Very full day touring. Walking tour through old bazaar, Khan's Palace; visit the History Museum and the workshops of shebeke vitrages (stained glass).

Day 18: Baku
Travel the historic route along the Caspian Sea as an epic conclusion to your exploration of the mighty Caucasus. En-route visit Seven Tombs, Djuma Mosque, Dira Baba Mausoleum and see active mud volcanoes along the highway.

Day 19-20: Baku
Old City tour, visit Gobustan National Park. Excursion to Absheron Peninsula and see the Ateshgyakh Fire Worshippers Temple.

Day 21: Baku-Depart

 
 

Trip Details

TRIP LENGTH
21-day trip begins in Yervan Armenia and ends in Baku, Azerbaijan.
2017 DATES
May 15-June 4
September 18-October 8
LAND COST
From: $5420
2018 DATES
May 1-21
September 11-October 1
LAND COST 2018
From: $TBA
ACCOMMODATIONS
4 star & best available
GROUP SIZE
6-12 guests
INCLUDED MEALS
Breakfast & lunch, 17 dinners

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