Caucasus Discovery
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Caucasus Discovery
Private tour
2 travelers
15 days
8 cities
3days
Baku, Azerbaijan
Located on the coast of the Caspian Sea, The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku is also the largest city in the Caucasus. The town has three main parts: the ancient, the newest, and the Soviet-built districts. There are numerous landmarks to explore. For example, the most visited sights in the Old Town are the Tower of Maiden, which was built between the 7th and 12th centuries. Another must-see landmark is The Palace of the Shirvan Shahs. Also, there are numerous other highlights such as Atashgah Fire Temple, Qala, Yanar Dagh mountains, and others....
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  • Day By Day

    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.

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    Shah Palace Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Situated in the center of Baku, the 4-star Shah Palace Hotel offers un...
    Experiences
    • Full Azerbaijan Visa Processing Service
    • Full Day Private Tour of Baku & Gobustan
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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17 Jun
Car
Connection | Baku - Sheki
Private Transfer Sedan
Baku hotel
Baku, Azerbaijan
4 h
Sheki hotel
Sheki, Azerbaijan
2days
Sheki, Azerbaijan
Situated in Northen Azerbaijan, Sheki is a small town also called Shaki, Sheke, Shakki, Shaken and it is a part of The Greater Caucasus mountains. Rich in green forests and Islamic architecture, the city is a part of the famous Silk Road. Additionally, it has many landmarks to discover, such as the Caravansarai gates, were caravans passed through on the Silk Road, The Juma Mosque. The Silk Factory and many others!...
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    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.

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    Marxal Resort & Spa Hotel
    5-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Surrounded by mountains, the 5-star Marxal Resort & Spa Hotel offers a...
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    • Half Day Private Tour of Sheki
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18 Jun
Car
Connection | Sheki - Tbilisi
Private Transfer Sedan
After breakfast your guide and driver transfer you to the second country of your Caucasian tour.
Sheki hotel
Sheki, Azerbaijan
8 h
Tbilisi hotel
Tbilisi, Georgia
3days
Tbilisi, Georgia
The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is an ancient city surrounded by mountains and picturesque nature. Rich in museums and historical sites, the capital features components of different architectural styles, such as the Byzantine, Middle Eastern, Neoclassical, Beaux-Arts, and one characteristic of the Modern Soviet period. Tourists are attracted by numerous stunning sights such as Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, The Bridge of Peace, Anchikhati Basilica, Narikala fortress and many more! Moreover, one of the most popular attractions is wine tasting, which is worldwide known and made by friendly Georgians. ...
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    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.

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    Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Located in the center of Tbilisi, the Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel o...
    Experiences
    • Full Day Privatte Tbilisi City Tour
    • Folk Show with Dinner
    • Tour to Kakheti Region & Wine Tasting
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20 Jun
Car
Connection | Tbilisi - Kazbegi
Private Transfer Sedan & Georgian Military Road
Today you set off on an exciting excursion with your guide and driver following the Georgian Military Road - one of the most beautiful mountain roads in the world. Your first stop is Ananuri, a castle complex on the Agragbi river. The fortress was built in the 17th century with an aim to control the road below, nowadays it astonishes tourists with its beautiful surroundings and the rich history visible in the architecture of the castle. You also make a short stop at the highest village on the highway, Gudauri, which astounds you with the frosty scenery of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. You continue with discovering the beauty of Kazbegi and a nearby located Gergeti Church. The fascinating church is situated at an elevation of 2,170 m (7,119 ft) under Mount Kazbek, which is one of the major mountains of the Caucasus.
Tbilisi hotel
Tbilisi, Georgia
8 h
Kazbegi hotel
Kazbegi, Georgia
2days
Kazbegi, Georgia
The small town Kazbegi is also known as Stepantsminda and is one of the most stunning places in the world surrounded by mountains. The gem of Caucasus is famous for its Gergeti Trinity Church and Mount Kazbek which is surrounded by many myths. Moreover, this region has numerous attractions, such as horse riding, paragliding, and bike riding....
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    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.

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    Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
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21 Jun
Car
Connection | Kazbegi - Tbilisi
Private Transfer Sedan & Tour of Mtskheta
Today you set off to explore one of the oldest Georgian cities - Mtskheta. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia for many centuries until 5th century AD. During the tour you walk through the old town and step into the beautifully decorated Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, built in the 11th century. After exploring this ancient town, you visit a traditional local restaurant for Georgian cuisine lunch. Following lunch you have a one-of-a-kind chacha tasting experience. The signature brandy drink of Georgia is made from pomace, left from winemaking and is usually about 40%, but can reach up to 60% if it is homemade. The drink is believed to work as a medical remedy too, so cheers! After discovering the taste of the national Georgian drink you attend a churchkhela making master class to unveil the art of creating a delicacy the Georgians are so proud of! During the masterclass you get to make your own churckhela consisting of grape dust, flour and nuts.
Kazbegi hotel
Kazbegi, Georgia
8 h
Tbilisi hotel
Tbilisi, Georgia
3days
Tbilisi, Georgia
The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is an ancient city surrounded by mountains and picturesque nature. Rich in museums and historical sites, the capital features components of different architectural styles, such as the Byzantine, Middle Eastern, Neoclassical, Beaux-Arts, and one characteristic of the Modern Soviet period. Tourists are attracted by numerous stunning sights such as Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, The Bridge of Peace, Anchikhati Basilica, Narikala fortress and many more! Moreover, one of the most popular attractions is wine tasting, which is worldwide known and made by friendly Georgians. ...
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    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.

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    Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Located in the center of Tbilisi, the Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel o...
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    • Tour to Uplistsikhe Caves & Gori
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23 Jun
Car
Connection | Tbilisi - Yerevan
Private Transfer Sedan Armenian Monasteries Tour
You cross the border between Sadakhlo (Georgia) and Bagratashen (Armenia) and make your way to Sanahin Monastery, which dates back to the 10th century. "Sanahin" is translated from Armenian as "this one is older than that one". The name translation refers to the nearby Haghpat Monastery, which is often described as a masterpiece of religious architecture and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. Note: due to a road renovation, tour of Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries may be replaces with a trip to beautiful Sevan Lake, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, with visits to Sevanavank and Haghartsin monasteries.
Tbilisi hotel
Tbilisi, Georgia
8 h
Yerevan hotel
Yerevan, Armenia
4days
Yerevan, Armenia
Located along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and the biggest city in the country. Numerous tourists are attracted by fascinating sights such as The Cascade Stairway and Museum, The Vernissage Market, The History Museum of Armenia and more! The lively streets are full of European-style bars, restaurants, and cafes where tourists can enjoy local dishes and drinks....
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    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: Trip to Jermuk
    After breakfast you check out from Yerevan hotel, meet your guide-driver and continue your trip.

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    Hyatt Place Yerevan
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Located in the center of the city, the 4-star Hyatt Place Yerevan Hote...
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    • Tour of Yerevan, Etchmiadzin & Brandy Factory
    • Tour of Monasteries & Hellenistic Garni Temple
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26 Jun
Car
Connection | Yerevan - Jermuk
Private Transfer & Tour of Lake Sevan Area
In the morning you head for Dilijan, a popular resort of Armenia located within the Dilijan National Park. The town is often called "Armenian Switzerland" by the locals due to spectacular forested mountains and valleys surrounding it. On the way to Dilijan you enjoy views of stunning Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Caucasus and one of the highest fresh-water lake in the world. After lunch you tour famous Orbelian's Caravanserai, a well preserved guesthouse for caravans built in medieval times. Your last destination for today is Jermuk.
Yerevan hotel
Yerevan, Armenia
7 h
Jermuk hotel
Jermuk, Armenia
3days
Jermuk, Armenia
Enjoy the breathtaking nature or explore the authentic heritage in Jermuk, Armenia. The city is famous for its hot springs, therefore, make sure to visit one of the numerous health resorts in the city, or discover the man-made wonders in the area, such as the Kechut Water Reservoir or Margaritka. Featuring some of the most picturesque sceneries, the stunning nature is undoubtedly worth exploring as well....
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    Day 12: Arrival
    You arrive to your centrally-located hotel, check in and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 13: Exploring the Highlights of Southern Armenia
    Today following breakfast you meet your guide-driver and embark on a fascinationg day-trip to the south of Armenia.

    At first you visit the Tatev Monastery, an important historical monument dating back to the 9th century. To reach the monastery you experience a breathtaking ride via the world's "longest non-stop double track cable car", as it is called in the Guinness Book of Records (cabelway length is 5,750 m or 18,865 ft).

    After lunch you explore "Devil's Bridge" and natural swimming pools. Together with your guide you go up to an observation point ro see the beautiful landscape from the best angle.

    The next in your list is Zorats Karer, the famous prehistoric archeological sight and the world's ancient observatory.

    After the tour you return back to your hotel in Jermuk.

    Day 14: Tour on the Way to Yerevan
    In the morning you check out, meet your guide-driver and depart from Jermuk.

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    Hyatt Place Jermuk
    5-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The 5-star Hyatt Place Jermuk offers world-class service and modern gu...
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    • Full Day Tour of Southern Armenia
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28 Jun
Car
Connection | Jermuk - Yerevan
Trivate Trasfer & Touring Jermuk Surroundings
Start your touring day from exploring area around Jermuk. At first you visit famous hot swimming pools located at the top of the mountain at a height of 2,500 m or 8,202 ft. Then you enjoy the view of amazing waterfall in the gorge called «Mermaid's Hair», visit the natural hot water Mineral Gallery and the Hero's Alley. You proceed to Noravank, a masterpiece of talented architect Momik and a popular touristic sight. On the way to Yerevan you aslo stop in Areni, the center of wine making in Armenia. The small village hosts hundreds of cellars and 3 big wine factories.
Jermuk hotel
Jermuk, Armenia
7 h
Yerevan hotel
Yerevan, Armenia
2days
Yerevan, Armenia
Located along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and the biggest city in the country. Numerous tourists are attracted by fascinating sights such as The Cascade Stairway and Museum, The Vernissage Market, The History Museum of Armenia and more! The lively streets are full of European-style bars, restaurants, and cafes where tourists can enjoy local dishes and drinks....
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    Day 14: Arrival
    Upon arrival to Yerevan you check in to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 15: Departure
    This is the final day of your one-of-a-kind journey around the most picturesque and sacred places of Caucasus. 

    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!

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    Hyatt Place Yerevan
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
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    Located in the center of the city, the 4-star Hyatt Place Yerevan Hote...
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What’s included:
  • Full Azerbaijan visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Yerevan and Jermuk;
  • Transfers according to the itinerary with a private driver;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Gobustan Museum & Park, Sheki Palace and Fortress, Museum of Stalin, Uplistsikhe Caves, Mantenadaran Museum, Ararat Brandy Museum, Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Zvartnots Cathedral and Garni Temple;
  • Tickets for cable car and funicular rides in Tbilisi;
  • Tickets for Tatev cable car;
  • Tickets for the folk show in Tbilisi;
  • Churchkhela master class and chacha tasting;
  • Tasting at Yerevan Brandy Company;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

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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