Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to the largest city in Caucasus - Baku!
Upon arrival, you check in to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the stunning city on your own.
Day 2: Baku City Tour
Today after breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel and set out to explore the remarkable city of Baku.
During the tour you visit Memory Alley, enjoy panoramic views of Baku from the Upland Park and explore historical district of Old Baku with its famous Maiden Tower, the Complex of Shirvanshahs Palace, medieval Caravanserai and central Markets square.
After Baku sightseeing you leave the city for Gobustan National Park, a famous sight located on a hill in the southeast end of the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge. Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape with its huge collection of rock engravings is one of the 2 sights in Azerbaijan inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
You also make an inside visit to Gobustan Museum, also known as the Petroglyph for displaying the drawings on the rock by primitive inhabitants. Here you find the amazing evidence of the past: rock paintings, caves – sites of ancient people and objects of material culture. More than four thousand rock engravings are preserved in Gobustan depicting people, animals, labor scenes, collective hunting, and dancing.
After a busy yet exciting day, you are transferred to the hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Departure
After breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your guide and driver to make your way to a place of awe-inspiring nature, Sheki.
Day 3: Sheki Sightseeing
Upon arrival, you spend the day exploring local sights and taking in the ravishing surroundings.
During the tour you visit to the Palace of Sheki Khans, a former summer residence of khans. This amazing sight was constructed in the 18th century without a single nail. You also get to explore the breathtaking Sheki Castle, which with its long and very thick walls was used for the safeguarding of the town and as a place for local celebrations.
After the sightseeing you are transferred to the hotel for check-in and have the evening free.
Day 4: Departure
Today you check out and depart from Sheki.
Day 4: Tour to Kakheti Region & Wine Tasting
The first stunning stop of the day is Signagi - one of the tiniest cities in Georgia. When it comes to tourist attractions, the "City of Love" (as Signagi is often called) can take your breath away with its picturesque landscapes, charming narrow cobbled streets and pastel houses located in the heart of wine-growing regions. During the Signagi tour you visit Bodbe Monastery, which was built in the 9th century and now functions as a nunnery. The refreshing gardens and fascinating basilica hint you the history behind the famous landmark as it was used as a coronation venue by the Kings of Kakheti.
After time for lunch you make the last stop of the day - Tsinandali, a historic Georgian village which is a home to the first winery in the county. Here you discover more about the regional wine in the Shumi winery.
After the visit you are transferred еo your hotel in Tbilisi for check-in and overnight.
Day 5: Tbilisi City Tour & Folk Show
Following breakfast, you meet with your guide and driver at the hotel and go on an unforgettable Tbilisi city tour. You start with a visit to the historical city district Metekhi, where you see the famous Metekhi Cathedral built in the 13th century and located on a picturesque cliff that offers magnificent panoramic views of Tbilisi over the river Mtkvari.
Then you ride a cable car to the ancient Tbilisi landmark that existed even before the city itself, the Narikala Fortress, also called the mother fortress of Tbilisi, and take a walk around its enormous walls feeling the history of this unique place.
Another highlight of the tour is a ride with a funicular up to the holy mountain Mtatsminda, with amazing views of Georgia's capital and nature.
You then continue to explore famous Tbilisi landmarks including Anchiskhati, Bridge of Peace, the district of sulfur baths as well as wander through the charming streets of Chardin and Leselidze.
In the evening you return to your hotel for a rest. Afterwards, you get ready for an exciting night with dinner and a Folk Show. Your private driver takes you to the venue, where you enjoy a delicious meal and opportunity to learn more about Georgia's traditions and customs.
Afterwards, your driver takes you back to the hotel for overnight.
Additional meals: dinner
Day 6: Tour on the Way to Kazbegi
Following breakfast and a check out from the hotel and meet your guide and driver to embark on an exciting trip following one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world - Georgian Military Road.
Day 6: Arrival
After the tour you are transferred to a beautiful hotel at the base of Mount Kazbek for an overnight.
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast you check out from the hotel, meet with your guide and driver and start the tour.
Day 7: Arrival
After the tour you are transferred to Tbilisi hotel for check-in.
Day 8: Tour to Uplistsikhe Caves & Gori
Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and set out on a five-hour tour.
Af first you head for Uplistsikhe, an ancient rock-hewn town. The town, which is one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia, played an important role in the history of the country. During Mongol invasions Uplistsikhe was damaged and virtually abandoned in the 13th century. Nowadays fascinating rocky caves complex of Uplistsikhe is a popular destination for tourists visiting Georgia.
After Uplistsikhe you are transferred to Gori to discover the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. Born in 1879, Stalin lived in Gori until the age of 4. You visit the old wooden hut where Stalin lived with his family, which is now known as the Museum of Stalin, as well as the railway car which Stalin used to travel throughout the country. During the tour your guide tells you about the role this town played in the Soviet history.
After the tour you are taken back to your hotel in Tbilisi and have the evening at leisure.
Day 9: Tour on the Way to Yerevan
Following breakfast at the hotel you check out, meet your guide and driver and start your journey to Yerevan, Armenia with few stunning stops along the way.
Day 9: Arrival
After the tour of the two Armenian monasteries, you are transferred to Yerevan, where you check in to a downtown hotel.
Day 10: Yerevan City Tour & Visit to Etchmiadzin
Following breakfast at the hotel you meet your guide and driver to begin another day full of beautiful Armenian sights.
The first part of this day is dedicated to Yerevan sightseeing tour. Your guide shows you the best attractions and famous historical sites of the Armenian capital in just several hours. During the tour you visit the Matenadaran Institute of Manuscripts, a unique treasure trove housing the world’s richest collection of ancient manuscripts and books.
Later you are transferred to the spiritual center and ancient capital of Armenia - Vagharshapat to explore the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the tour you visit the first cathedral built in Armenia and one of the oldest in the world, the famous Etchmiadzin Cathedral. You also have a chance to see with your own eyes the Saint Hripsime Church that is the finest example of classic Armenian church architecture. You end the tour of Vagharshapat by paying a visit to the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral built in the 7th century.
After the tour, as the highlight of your day, you visit Ararat Brandy Factory, where you not only learn how Armenians make their signature drink but get to taste it too!
Afterwards, your driver takes you back to your hotel in Yerevan.
Day 11: Visits to Armenian Monasteries & Hellenistic Garni Temple
After breakfast you continue your Armenian adventure with your guide and driver.
At first you are transferred outside Yerevan to explore the Khor Virap Monastery, a famous pilgrimage site located right at the foot of a biblical Mount Ararat. Here you enjoy the most breathtaking views of Ararat Valley and the mountain.
Your next stop is the pagan temple of the early Armenian civilisation in the village of Garni. This ancient temple overlooking the beautiful Azat Valley used to be a summer residence for the Armenian royal dynasties and now is a popular tourist destination. You finish today's sightseeing program with a visit to the beautiful Geghard monastery partially carved out of the adjacent mountain.
After the visit you are transferred back to your hotel in Yerevan. The rest of the day is free.
Day 12: Departure
This is the final day of your one-of-a-kind journey around the most picturesque and sacred places of Georgia and Armenia. After breakfast your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home.
We hope you enjoyed your tour with us and would be honoured to see you soon again!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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