Georgia - Tbilisi
Georgia - Tbilisi
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Caucasus

Itinerary

2017 - 'Discover South Caucasus Tour'
14 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday

Baku

Welcome to Baku! Today is arrival day. You will be met at the airport an transfered to you hotel. The reminder of the day is free time.

Overnight Baku
4 star
Day 2
Thursday

Baku Old City and Absheron Peninsula tour

Today we will start to explore Baku and our first stops are Shirvanshah's Palace, Maidan Tower, Ateshgah and Carpet Museum. After lunch break we drive to Absheron Peninsula, and visit the Burning mountain Yanar Dag, Mardakan Castle and Ramana Castle.

Overnight Baku
4 star
(B, L)
Day 3
Friday

Baku - Gobustan - Shamakhi - Sheki

After breakfast we will drive to Gobustan and visit Gobustan National Park. Then continue to Shamakhi and visit the Diribaba Mausoleum. In the afternoon we will visit Juma-Mosque (Friday Mosque) of Shamakhi city, Seven Domes - the complex of tombs built for Shirvan's royal family in 18th C.

Overnight Sheki
4 star
(B, L)
Day 4
Saturday

Sheki - Lagodekhi Border - Tbilisi

Morning visit of the Sheki Khan's Palace and after lunch break, we will drive to to Lagodegkhi Border and visit Gremi Architectural Complex (16th C - 17th C) and continue on to Tbilisi.

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
(B, L)
Day 5
Sunday

Tbilisi City Tour

Tbilisi, the city that has been dominated by traders, warriors, tyrants and dictators in turn. Take a walk around the old town and breathe in the living past. Today we will visit Metekhi Church, Georgian Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, Narikhala Fortress and Sulphur Baths, high in sulphurs and other minerals, with a constant temperature of 38C to 40C.

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
(B)
Day 6
Monday

Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Bodbe

Today we will explore picturesque and the most fertile part of Georgia, Kakheti. The region is known as a birthplace of viticulture and wine making. We will head to Bodbe Nunnery (9th C), the place where St. Nino, the 4th C female evangelist of Georgians is buried. Then we will head to Sighnaghi, we will enjoy lunch and wine tasting at the local winery. Explore Sighnaghi fortified town famous for its wine and carpet making culture. Enjoy breathtaking views of Kizikhi area and the unusual charm of Sighnaghi Royal Town. Take a walk in narrow streets of the town in shadow of wooden balconies richly decorated with the lace of carved ornaments.

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
(B, L)
Day 7
Tuesday

Mtskheta – Ananuri – Gudauri

In the morning we drive to Mtskheta ‐ the ancient capital of Georgia, located a short distance outside Tbilisi. First we visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and then we visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jvari monastery, a 6th C cross‐shaped monastery built on the top of a cliff, overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. We then drive along Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural complex, former residence of Dukes of Aragvi region.

Overnight Gudauri
4 star
(B, D)
Day 8
Wednesday

Stepantsminda - Caucasus Mountains

We continue our journey and explore Khevi province, the heart of the country, known for its severe nature and numerous architectural monuments and archaeological sites. Arrive in Stepantsminda – a small town with the views of Mt. Kazbek ‐ the seventh highest pea inthe Caucasus Mountains. Hike to Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located at an elevation of 2170m. under Mt. Kazbegi. The walk takes about 3 hours (Drive up to Gergeti Church by 4WD on supplementary basis).

Overnight Gudauri
4 star
(B, D)
Day 9
Thursday

Gudauri – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Akhaltsikhe

Today we drive to the center of Shida Kartli region, Gori, known as the birthplace of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Visit Stalin’s Museum in Gori where you can see the house, where Stalin was born and his personal railway carriage. Visit Uplistsikhe ("Fortress of God") rock‐hewn town (1st Millennium BC). Uplistsikhe is located on the left bank of Mtkvari river and is notable for unique combination of various styles of rock‐cut cultures and the coexistence of Pagan and Christian architecture.

Overnight Akhaltsikhe
3 star
(B, L)
Day 10
Friday

Vardzia Cave Monastery, Yerevan

We continue our trip and visit Vardzia Cave Complex, the complex became a well fortified monastery, which had a significant role in political, cultural, educational and spiritual life of Georgia. Then we will drive to Yerevan, stopping along the way for a photo stop at Khertvisi Fortress.

Overnight Yerevan
4 star
(B, D)
Day 11
Saturday

Yerevan, Echmiadzin

Our first visit is the Echmiadzin Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we return to Yerevan for an afternoon city tour including visits of the Matenadaran Museum and Tsitsernakaberd - the memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Great Armenian Genocide.

Overnight Yerevan
4 star
(B, L)
Day 12
Sunday

Garni - Geghard - Khor Virap

Visit Garni Hellenistic temple and Geghard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we visit Khor-Virap - "Deep Dungeon", one of the holiest sites in Armenia before returning to Yerevan.

Overnight Yerevan
4 star
(B, L)
Day 13
Monday

Sevan - Haghpat Monastery - Tbilisi

After breakfast we will head towards to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world and visit the Sevan Monastery. In the afternoon, we drive to Alaverdi and visit Haghpat Monastery before returning back to Tbilisi.

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
(B, L)
Day 14
Tuesday

Tbilisi

Our tour concludes and your time is free until you are transferred to the airport.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Baku
    Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD)
  • Outbound Transfer - Tbilisi
    Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Wine Tasting
  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person/ per day
  • 13 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    4 star
    Baku
    1 night
    4 star
    Sheki
    3 nights
    4 star
    Tbilisi
    2 nights
    4 star
    Gudauri
    1 night
    3 star
    Akhaltsikhe
    3 nights
    4 star
    Yerevan
    1 night
    4 star
    Tbilisi
  • 13 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Akhaltsikhe
  • Ananuri Fortress Complex
  • Baku - Carpet Museum
  • Baku - Mardakan Castle
  • Baku - Shirvanshah's Palace
  • Baku - Yanar Dag
  • Diri Baba Mausoleum
  • Garni Hellenistic Temple
  • Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Gremi Architectural Complex
  • Gudauri
  • Joseph Stalin Museum
  • Khertvisi Fortress
  • Lake Sevan
  • Mtskheta - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Shamakhi
  • Shamakhi - Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum
  • Sheki - Sheki Khan's Palace
  • Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)
  • Tbilisi
  • Tbilisi - Anchiskhati Basilica
  • Tbilisi - Metekhi Church of Assumption
  • Tbilisi - Sioni Cathedral
  • Uplistsikhe
  • Yerevan - Matenadaran Museum
  • Alaverdi
  • Baku - Ateshgah
  • Baku - Maiden Tower
  • Baku - Ramana Castle
  • Baku - Walled City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bodbe Nunnery
  • Etchmiadzin Cathedral - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Geghard Monastery - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gobustan National Park - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gudauri
  • Haghpat Monastery - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Kakheti
  • Khor-Virap
  • Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery
  • Sevan Monastery
  • Shamakhi - Juma Mosque
  • Sheki
  • Sighnaghi
  • Tbilisi
  • Tbilisi - Abanotubani Sulphur baths
  • Tbilisi - Georgian Synagogue
  • Tbilisi - Narikala Fortress
  • Tsinandali Family Estate - Wine Tasting
  • Vardzia Cave Complex
  • Yerevan - Tsitsernakaberd Museum
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Georgia

Akhaltsikhe
Lomsia Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Akhaltsikhe
Ph. :
+995 365 222 001
Website :
www.lomsia.ge
Lomsia Hotel
Lomsia Hotel
Lomsia Hotel
Gudauri
Gudauri Marco Polo
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kazbegi Region
Gudauri
Ph. :
+995 32 2202 900
Gudauri Marco Polo
Gudauri Marco Polo
Gudauri Marco Polo
Tbilisi
Marriot Courtyard Tbilisi
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
4 Freedom Square
Tbilisi
Ph. :
+995 32 277 91 00
Marriot Courtyard Tbilisi
Marriot Courtyard Tbilisi
Marriot Courtyard Tbilisi

Azerbaijan

Baku
Central Park Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Suleyman Rahimov 165
Baku
Ph. :
+994 12 594 4235
Central Park Hotel
Central Park Hotel
Central Park Hotel
Sheki
Sheki Saray Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
M.E. Rasulzade Street 187
Sheki
Ph. :
+994 2424 48181
No images available for this hotel.

Armenia

Yerevan
Ani Plaza Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
19 Sayat-Nova Ave
Yerevan
Ph. :
+374 10 589 500
No images available for this hotel.
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 May 2017
31 Oct 2017
3,265.00
1,300.00
Deposit Option available for Discover South Caucasus Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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