Georgia & Armenia & Azerbaijan 10 Nights 11 Days

Package Based on 3 star hotel - Rates mentioned per person - Double sharing bases

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1

 

Arrival to Baku

After arriving at Baku International Airport, once you have collected all your luggage and go to the "Arrivals" section of the Airport, our "Meeter" will meet you at the Airport with our Company Logo and your Name written on it. She or He will escort you to the vehicle and take you to your hotel to check into your room and rest for a day to get on the jetlag and gather strength until the beginning of your adventure.

 

Day 2

Baku City Tour

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, and the tour will start with “IcheriSheher” [Old Town]. Firstly, you will visit Shirvanshah’s Palace, continuing to Maiden Tower, often referred to as GizGalasi; and Juma Mosque. Later you will continue your way to Heydar Aliyev Center, which is a unique architectural complex, also containing the Museum of Heydar Aliyev. Shortly after, you will continue your way to Baku’s Seaside Boulevard seeing famous “Little Venice” along the way.

After a short walk at a boulevard and a lunch break, you will continue your tour to Neftchilar Avenue reaching the Museum of Azebaijan Carpet and Applied Art, displaying Azerbaijani carpets and rug items of various weaving techniques and materials from various periods. It is named after Latif Karimov and has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. Later you will continue your way to National Flag Square, where the worlds biggest mounted flag in the world is flying proudly in the center.

You will finish this busy tour day with a Highland Park of Baku, which offers the incredible panoramic views of the whole city and the Caspian Sea, where you can see Baku with the Bird’s Eye view. Before heading back to your hotel, where you will rest before the following day.

 

Day 3

Absheron Tour

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, and you will start your tour with Interactive, open-air “Qala” Museum, founded in 2008 at an archaeological site located in the same-name village, is dedicated to the history of the Absheron Peninsula, where you can see how the Azerbaijani lived, what they ate and drank and how they managed a household over the period from the XVI to XIX centuries. After, you will continue your tour to the Zoroastrian Temple named “Ateshgakh”, translated as “The House/Place of Fire”. The area, surrounding the temple is known to the world due to its unique natural phenomenon - the burning of natural gas, which, once breaking onto the surface, lights up after contacting oxygen.

Afterwards, you will continue your way to Mardakan, where you can visit castles, watchtowers and keeps. These towers are parts of the general chain of towers and other fortresses over the Absheron peninsula. When enemies invaded, the tops of these towers were lit up to warn the population of the approaching danger.

Shortly after, you will have a lunch break in a local restaurant, and continue your tour to 12th Century Ramana Tower built during the Shirvanshahs’ reign, located in a village close to Baku. Shortly after, you will continue your way to one of the most famous and popular tourist places of the Azerbaijan - "eternal flame”, a mountain named “Yanardag”, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times.

After the day of excitement and history, you will be taken back to your Hotel.

 

Day 4

Arrival and Tbilisi Tour

After arrival in Tbilisi Central Railway Station, once you collect all your luggage and leave the train, our "Meeter" will meet you in the platform holding a board with our Company Logo and your Name written on it. She or He will escort you to the vehicle and will take you to your hotel to Check-in to your room and rest for a while.

Shortly after, you will start your tour in Tbilisi with Metekhi church and the monument to King VakhtangGorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Walk down to the Rike Park and Cross the Peace Bridge. Take cable car from Rike Park to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city and statue of Mother Georgia standing above the old Tbilisi. Walk down to the district of Sulphur baths passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Meidan Square area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past. After that you will head back to your hotel.

 

Day 5

Ananuri and Kazbegi

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel, you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, the route will take over the Georgian Military Highway up North, towards the border with Russia. Your first stop will be Jhinvali Water reservoir created during the soviet era, promptly continuing to Ananuri complex, a former residence of Argveti Dukes. The complex features churches and towers dating back to the 16-17th centuries, beautifully overlooking the Jhinvali reservoir. Continue your drive to see the conjunction of two small mountain rivers famous for the fact that being different in color they still keep their own colors even after merge. Continuing on the way you will have a chance to taste the mineral mountain springs in Mleta after which you will drive over the Cross Pass to Gudauri Ski Resort, where you can enjoy the Winter Sports during winter or be more adventurous and experience Paragliding in every season with local professionals. Afterwards, We will then drive over the Cross Pass and make a short stop at the Soviet-era “People’s Friendship” mountain view point overlooking a deep gorge of Caucasus mountain range and on the way to Town of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) we will pass by the beautiful Travertine in Kazbegi National Park. After arriving to Kazbegi, we will change our vehicle to a four-wheel drive car to reach Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located on altitude of 2170 meters, and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt Kazbegi before heading back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

 

Day 6

Bodbe and Sighnaghi

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel, you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, and depart towards the Kakheti region of Georgia, the cradle of Georgian winemaking.

Our first stop will be in Bodbe monastery complex functioning as a nunnery since 1889, which according to the legend is a burial place of St. Nino, who converted Georgia to Christianity in the 4th century. Continue to Sighnaghi, the city of love and the Royal Town, one of the crossroads of the Great Silk Road surrounded by defensive walls with 23 towers. After that, you will head to Kvareli - Khareba winery: Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Located in Alazani Valley, this is the center of the Kakhetian wine producing region and is home to the unique “Winery Khareba” wine cellar, used for ageing wine. Special facilities were created around the wine tunnel, a big recreational park, which includes the river and old Qvevries, as well as a Georgian water mill, traditional Georgian bakery “Tone”, a Chacha (grappa) distilling facility, a traditional Georgian Marani (wine cellar) with the Satsnakheli (Georgian traditional wooden grape press) and other cultural sites. Here you can take part in any kind of activities and also taste more than 30 varieties of the best wine produced locally, before departing back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

 

Day 7

Mtskheta and Uplistsikhe

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel, you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, the tour starts with Jvari Monastery (6th - 7th cc), the most important religious center and an architectural masterpiece of mediaeval Georgia. Enjoy breathtaking view from the church that stands proud over the city of Mtskheta overseeing the merging of two of the biggest rivers in Georgia, Mtkvari (Kura) and Aragvi. Passing through the famous souvenir market, continue tour to the old Capital town of Georgia, - towards Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. After Mtskheta tour continues on the Highway to the western part of Georgia passing through the Town of Gori, and going to an ancient rock-hewn town in middle of Georgia, called – “Uplistsikhe”. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, in translation from Georgian “Uplistsikhe” means the fortress if the god and it certainly has that vibe and feeling to it, since this town have been resided by hermit monks for centuries. After having a tour in these mysterious ancient sites, you will head back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

 

Day 8

Sevan and Yerevan Tour

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel in Tbilisi you will check-out from your room, meet your Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby and depart from Georgia, Tbilisi to Armenia. After our stops on both country borders, our first stop will be in Dilijan, Getap restaurant lunch for one hour. Then our next stop will be in the lake Sevan and Sevanavank - a monastic complex dated back to 874 A.D. The two churches of the complex, SurpArakelots meaning the "Holy Apostles" and SurpAstvatsatsin meaning the "Holy Mother of God". Both are quite similar in appearance. Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. The lake is situated in Gegharkunik Province, at an altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level. The total surface area of its basin is about 5,000 km2.

After the views of mesmerizing lake Sevan, we will continue our way to Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. In the evening we will start our Yerevan city tour. One of the most ancient cities in the world, according to historical studies, Yerevan is older than Rome and Athens, and its history is 2800 years old. Visiting Mother Armenia and the victory Park, Cascade Complex then, we will walk through Opera and Ballet house, Northern Avenue and our last stop will be Republic Square with its unique architecture and singing fountains. After the busy day you we will go to your hotel in Yerevan, check-in to your room and have a rest for the following day.

 

Day 9

Garni, Geghard & Tsakhkadzor

After having a breakfast in your hotel in Yerevan you will meet your driver and guide in your hotel lobby. The tour starts with Garni Pagan temple. The temple dedicated to the Armenian sun god Mihr. Built in the middle of the 1st century CE, the Temple of Garni remarkably survived the destruction of pagan temples following Armenia's conversion to Christianity in the 4th century CE,

Afterwards we will continue tour to the Geghard Monastery. Geghard (Armenian: "the spear") is a medieval monastery located in Armenia’s Kotayk province, Geghard is renown throughout Armenia for its medieval art and architecture, and local traditions associate the site with Saint Gregory the Illuminator (c. 257 – c. 331 CE) who came to the area to found a small Christian chapel in the 4th century CE. Geghard’s name attests to the former presence of a spear that supposedly pierced the body of Jesus Christ while he was crucified.

After Geghard monastery we will continue our tour to Tsaghkadzor which means the ''Gorge of Flowers''. Tsaghkadzor Ski Resort, is a sports and tourists facilities located just above the Armenian town of Tsaghkadzor of Kotayk Province, it was opened in 1986 adjacent to the Tsaghkadzor Olympic Sports Complex. Alongside the winter sports, here you can enjoy a cable car and get a fantastic view of Beautify Armenian nature.

After enjoying the Ski resort, we will drive back to your hotel in Yerevan.

 

Day 10

Aragatsotsn and Echmiadzin Tour

After the breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby and starts the tour with the oldest Christian temple in Armenia from Echmiadzin Cathedral (4th c.),the most important religious and holy center for all Armenians. Around the cathedral you can see the first Armenian printing house, Gevorkian Theological Seminary unique Khachkars created by Armenian masters. Continue tour to Armenian Alphabet monument witch includes sculptures of 39 letters of Armenian alphabet, as well as monuments to the great Armenian thinkers. All the letters and statues are made of Armenian Tufa. Enjoy breathtaking view of mount Aragats the highest pick of Armenia which coverd with eternal snow (4090m) we will continue our tour to Stone lake (3200m). Near the lake we will see unique monument of pre-historic time, called ''Vishapaqar'' (dragon stone).These are big stones which were put near sources of water, as part of the worship of the water. Here at the altitude of 2300m, on high cliff surrounded with deep gorges of rivers lies medieval Ambert fortress constructed in the (7th c.) Which became the military defense center of the Pahlavuni and Bagratuni kingdoms, as well as the summer residence of the rulers.

After this historic tour, you will drive back to Yerevan and have a rest for the following day.

 

Day 11

Departure from Yerevan

Depending on your flight schedule you will have breakfast at your hotel and Check-out from your hotel room, by 12:00 PM at Afternoon at the latest. You can leave your Luggage in your Hotel Lobby and roam around the city, buy souvenirs or spend your free time as you will. 3 Hours Early Before Your Departure Flight The driver will arrive at your hotel lobby, collect your luggage and take you to the Airport for your Departure Flight.

 

Arrival / Transfer from Airport to Hotel / Night Stay: Baku

Baku City Tour / NS: Baku

Absheron Tour / Night Train to Tbilisi

Arrival to Tbilisi / City Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Ananuri-Gudauri-Kazbegi Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Bodbe - Sighnaghi - Kakheti Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi 

Mtskheta and Uplistsikhe Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Sevan and Yerevan Tour / Night Stay: Yerevan

Garni, Geghard & Tsakhkadzor Tour / Night Stay: Yerevan

Aragatsotsn and Echmiadzin Tour / Night Stay: Yerevan

Transfer from Hotel to Yerevan Airport / Departure

tour inclusions

Accommodation

Daily Breakfast

Private Vehicle Tours

English Speaking Guide

Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers

Pick-up from hotel Before Tours

Drop-off to Hotel After Tours

Train Baku-Tbilisi- Tickets 

Exclusions:

Airfare

Lunch / dinner

Visa fee

Entry fees

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