Georgia & Azerbaijan 8 Nights and 9 Days

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

 

 

 

Day 1: 

Arrival to Tbilisi

After arrival in Tbilisi International Airport, once you collect all your luggage and go to "Arrivals" Section of the Airport, our "Meeter" will meet you in the Airport 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 day to get over the jetlag and gather strength until beginning your adventure.

Day 2:

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 3: 

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 4:

Uplistsikhe and Borjomi

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, and hit 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 this mysterious ancient site you will continue your trip to Borjomi National Forest. Borjomi is a famous resort town, popular for its distinct mineral water. Borjomi has many hotels and was very popular in soviet times, of which you will still find many buildings in the city. Above the center of the city there lies a plateau with a Ferris wheel and further hotels, providing a great view over the region and mountains. After enjoying your time in the City Amusement Park you will continue your road enjoy the breathtaking nature of Borjomi and the Mysteries of Uplistsikhe you will head back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 5: 

Tbilisi and Mtskheta

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel you will check-out from your hotel and 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, Tour continues to 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.

A bit Earlier, before your Departure Flight the Driver will take you to the Airport for your Departure to Baku with a Night Train.

Day 6:

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 7: 

Gobustan and Absheron

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 open- air museum of petroglyphs Located around 60 kilometers from Baku. The State Historical-Artistic Reserve “Qobustan” is the site of ancient primitive people enlisted in the UNESCO’s World heritage Sites; you’ll see a lot of rock art pieces - petroglyphs. These rock paintings reflect the culture, economy, philosophy, customs and traditions of ancient people.

Later you will change your vehicle to the off-road which will take you to the mud volcanos.Where you can enjoy this strange phenomenon which are very unique and scarce around the world.

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.

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 8: 

After Having a Breakfast in your hotel you will meet the Driver and Guide in your hotel lobby, and you will start your Baku night tour/Shopping tour 

Day 9:

Departure from Baku

Depending on your flight schedule you will have a breakfast in 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 free time as you will. 3 Hours Early before your Departure Flight the Driver will arrive at your hotel lobby, you will collect your luggage and he will take you to the Airport for your Departure Flight.

 

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

Ananuri-Gudauri-Kazbegi Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Bodbe - Sighnaghi - Kakheti Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi 

Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour / Night Stay: Tbilisi

Tbilisi and Mtskheta Tour / Tbilisi - Baku Night Train

Transfer from Baku Railway / Early Check-in / Baku Tour / NS: Baku

Absheron Tour / Night Stay: Baku

Qobustan Tour / Night Stay: Baku 

Transfer from Hotel to Baku Airport / Departure

 

tour inclusions

Accommodation

Daily Breakfast

Tours by Private Vehicle

English Speaking Guide

Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers

Pick-up from hotel Before Tours

Drop-off to Hotel After Tours

Train Tbilisi-Baku- Tickets 

Exclusions:

Airfare

Lunch/dinner

Visa fee

Entry fees

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