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Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

  • Duration
    23 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Go Beyond
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    £5,090pp
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An adventure through the Caucasus at the point where East meets West, this tour highlights a real contrast of cultures. See beautiful mountain scenery, enjoy delicious food and wine, and wonder at ancient fortresses, cathedrals, mosques and temples.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 21 , Lunches: 20 , Dinners: 21
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    21 nights in 3/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 4Learn More
    X A good level of fitness is required as you can expect to be walking, or taking part in a physical activity like cycling, for longer periods of time on several days throughout the tour, and may be required to tackle some more challenging terrain. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Extended walking. Physical activities on challenging terrain.
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Tour Highlights

Our Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2
    Fly To Azerbaijan
    Days 1-2: Fly To Azerbaijan

    Fly overnight to to Baku, Azerbaijan's laidback capital. On arrival, transfer to your hotel, where you can enjoy the rest of the day relaxing or exploring before your dinner in Baku Old Town.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Baku City Tour
    Day 3: Baku City Tour

    Today you will enjoy a walking tour through the historic Old City, known as ‘Icheri Sheher’. Landmarks such as the majestic Shirvanshahs' Palace, the emblematic Maiden Tower, and various caravanserais and mosques come to life, brimming with history. Lunch at a local restaurant is followed by some leisure time before dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Visit Yanardag
    Day 4: Visit Yanardag

    Travel to the Absheron region, famous for its preserved rock paintings, before visiting Azerbaijan's distinctive mud volcanoes – an example of its unique landscapes. Next, Yanardag, the ‘burning mountain, comes into view as your journey continues to Ateshgah, the Fire Worshippers Temple.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Caucasus Mountains
    Day 5: Caucasus Mountains

    Head north through the spectacular landscapes of the Caucasus Mountains. Stop in the ancient city of Shamakhi, visiting the 8th-century Juma Mosque and pop into a local home to try your hand at traditional yoghurt making in a local home in Shamakhi. Continue to the city of Gabala.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Explore Sheki
    Day 6: Explore Sheki

    Visit Nidj village to meet the native Udin people before arriving in Sheki, a renowned point along the Great Silk Road. Discover its treasures, starting with Sheki Palace before visiting with a local family.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Georgia Wine Area
    Day 7: Georgia Wine Area

    Upon crossing from Azerbaijan to Georgia, you'll enter Lagodekhi, stopping at a local market before lunch at a local family’s residence. Following that, the Khareba Winery beckons—indulge in a diverse array of Georgian wines while gaining knowledge about winemaking techniques and the storied history of Georgian viticulture.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Discover Sighnaghi
    Day 8: Discover Sighnaghi

    Travel to the beautiful 18th-century town of Sighnaghi. Continue to Bodbe Convent, the burial place – so legend tells – of St Nino, who converted Georgia to Christianity in the 4th century. Arrive in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and have dinner in the atmospheric old town.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Travel into Armenia
    Day 9: Travel into Armenia

    Set out for Sadakhlo to cross the Georgia-Armenia border, where your first stop is the remarkable 10th-century Haghpat Monastery, a UNESCO Heritage site with intriguing wine-storage holes in its floors. Proceed to Vanadzor, known as the Green City, and engage in a captivating khachqar carving masterclass. The journey then leads to Dilijan, dubbed the Armenian Switzerland, nestled in between the Aghstev River and surrounding lush mountains.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Selim Caravanserai
    Day 10: Selim Caravanserai

    Today’s journey begins with a visit to Sevanavank Monastery and views of Lake Sevan. Continue to Noratus, home to an astounding collection of ancient Armenian khachkars. Your journey takes you to a family farm, where natural alpine milk is transformed into an array of cheeses, from traditional Armenian varieties to innovative creations aged with wine and cognac. Passing through Selim Caravanserai, a relic of the Silk Road, you reach Noravank Monastery, nestled amidst dramatic rock formations that shift in colour with the sun. End the day in Goris.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Tatev Monastery
    Day 11: Tatev Monastery

    After breakfast, you head to Khndzoresk village, where a famous swinging bridge spans 160 meters long and 36 meters high, connecting the village's banks. Continue to Halidzor for the record-breaking ‘Wings of Tatev’ aerial cableway, leading to the 9th-century Tatev Monastery perched on Vorotan River's gorge. After lunch, continue to Yerevan.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Yerevan City tour
    Day 12: Yerevan City tour

    Yerevan is a thriving city with all the hustle and bustle of a modern capital. Start your explorations in Republic Square, ascend the Cascade Monument for breathtaking panoramic views before travelling to Echmiadsin. Experience a tolma masterclass and end the day at the ruins of 7th Century Zvartnots.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Geghard Monastery
    Day 13: Geghard Monastery

    After breakfast, you’ll explore the Matenadaran, home to Armenia's impressive collection of ancient manuscripts. Journey to Geghard Monastery, known for its rock-carved architecture and acoustic marvels. Next, visit the Garni Pagan Temple, a 1st-century gem and the only Greco-Roman building in Armenia. After a special lavash-baking class at a local restaurant, your return to Yerevan includes a visit to the Symphony of Stones, a natural basalt formation resembling an organ.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14
    Travel to Gyumri
    Day 14: Travel to Gyumri

    Head to Saghmosavank Monastery, set atop a stunning gorge. Built in 1215 by the Vachutyans, it holds rich historical significance. Then, proceed to Gyumri, Armenia's second-largest city with a 3000-year history and cultural prominence. Following lunch, you will delve into a city tour, exploring Gyumri's Old Town and the charming Kumayri district, a living testament to authentic Armenian urban architecture.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15
    Back into Georgia
    Day 15: Back into Georgia

    After breakfast cross the Armenia-Georgia border at Bavra and head to Vardzia—a remarkable rock-hewn complex founded in the 12th-13th centuries. After exploring Vardzia, lunch awaits at Valodia's cottage. Our next stop is Rabati Castle, a 13th-century fortress transformed through various rulers' influences. Today, it stands restored as a cultural centre with museums and galleries showcasing the region's history.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 16
    Kutaisi
    Day 16: Kutaisi

    Today you will travel to Borjomi, with free time to enjoy the park and sample Borjomi mineral water from natural springs. Later enjoy a city tour of Kutaisi, revealing its rich history through diverse architectural styles. Landmarks such as the White Bridge and Colchis Fountain capture the city's essence, while the iconic Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery's intricate architecture reflect Georgia's Golden Age.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 17
    Mestia
    Day 17: Mestia

    After breakfast, head to Mestia in the Upper Svaneti region, pausing at Enguri Dam to admire the breathtaking views of the Greater Caucasus. Mestia's preserved landscape features medieval villages with iconic tower houses built by the Svan people as defence structures dating back to the 9th century. This entire region is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 18
    Ushguli
    Day 18: Ushguli

    Today you visit Ushguli, a collection of five villages. The 4x4 journey takes you to one of Europe's highest inhabited settlements at 2200 meters above sea level. Its medieval charm is preserved due to its challenging accessibility, boasting over 200 well-preserved Svan towers dating back to the 9th century. Surrounded by the majestic Caucasus peaks, explore the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography before preparing lunch at a Kubdari masterclass in a local family's home.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 19
    Zugdidi
    Day 19: Zugdidi

    Journey back to Kutaisi, with intriguing stops along the way, the first of which will be Sisa Tura Ethno Village, which is spread across three hectares. Experience authentic Megrelian dwellings and participate in preparing the local dishes elarji, gebjalia and khachapuri. Continue to Zugdidi to explore the Dadiani Palace Museum, home to impressive art and historical treasures, including Napoleon Bonaparte's death mask.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 20
    Kutaisi to Gori
    Day 20: Kutaisi to Gori

    After breakfast, you continue to Gori, where you will visit the Joseph Stalin Museum, dedicated to the former Soviet leader. Next, explore the ancient cave city of Uplistsikhe, dating back over 3,000 years and offering insights into ancient life. En route to Gudauri, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views across the region’s landscapes.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 21
    Kazbegi
    Day 21: Kazbegi

    Journey to Kazbegi where the highlight of your visit is the Gergeti Trinity Church, a magnificent 14th-century Orthodox church situated atop a hill. This church provides awe-inspiring views of the encompassing mountains and valleys. Enjoy lunch at a local guesthouse where the hosts will be giving you a khinkali master class. Return to Gudauri later this afternoon.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 22
    Mtskheta and Tbilisi
    Day 22: Mtskheta and Tbilisi

    Begin the day by visiting Mtskheta, where you visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Tbilisi's Old Town, and explore a vibrant mix of architecture, from baths to churches and mosques. A lift takes you to the Narikala fortress, Anchiskhati and Sioni churches, Meidan Square, and Metekhi Cliff. The day ends with a lively folk show, offering a sample of local culture.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 23
    Depart Tbilisi
    Day 23: Depart Tbilisi

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, arriving later the same day.

    • Breakfast
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Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan map

Places Visited: Baku - Gabala - Sheki - Telavi - Tbilisi - Dilijan - Goris - Yerevan - Gyumri - Akhaltsikhe - Kutaisi - Mestia - Kutaisi - Gudauri - Tbilisi

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