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 at the hotel.
9:00 - Baku City Tour. Shirvanshah's Palace, Maidan Tower, Ateshgah and Carpet Museum
After lunch we drive to Absheron Peninsual. Visit the Burning mountain Yanar Dag, Mardakan Castle and Ramana Castle
9:00 - Drive to Gobustan. Visit Gobustan National Park. Drive to Shamakhi and visit Diribaba Mausoleum.
After lunch, we visit Juma-Mosque (Friday Mosque) of Shamakhi city, Seven Domes - the complex of tombs built for Shirvan's royal family in 18th C.
We then drive to Sheki.
9:00 - Morning visit of Sheki Khan's Palace. After lunch drive to to Lagodegkhi Border and visit Gremi Architectural Complex (16th - 17th C). Drive on to Tbilisi.
10:00 - Tbilisi sightseeing tour visiting; Old City, Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, Abanotubani - Sulphur bath district , Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica and Rustaveli Avenue.
Free time. Suggested places to visit: National Museum of Georgia, Open Air Ethnographic Museum
20:00 - Welcome dinner
09:00 - Drive to the Kakheti region. Sights visited: Bodbe Nunnery, Sighnaghi 'City of Love'.
13:00 - Lunch and wine tasting at a local winery.
Visit Tsinandali Family Estate
09:00 - Drive to Mtskheta. Sights visited: Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. In the afternoon drive along Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural Complex.
20:00 - Dinner at the hotel
09:00 - Drive to Stepantsminda. Hike up to Gergeti Trinity Church - app. 3hrs. hiking (or by optional 4WD vehicle)
20:00 Dinner at the hotel
09:00 - Drive to Uplistsikhe. Explore Uplistsikhe rock-hewn town. After lunch visit Stalin Museum and house, where Stalin, the leader of Soviet Union, was born. Then drive to Akhaltsikhe via Borjomi. Visit Borjomi Park to taste Brojomi mineral water.
09:00 - Drive to Vardzia, explore the Vardzia Cave Complex. Afternoon drive to Yerevan, along the way a photo stop at Khertvisi Fortress.
20:00 - Dinner
09:00 - Visit Echmiadzin Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we return to Yerevan for an afternoon city tour. Visit of Matenadaran Museum and Tsitsernakaberd - the memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Great Armenian Genocide.
10:00 - 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.
9:00 - Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. Visit Sevan Monastery. In the afternoon, we drive to Alaverdi and visit Haghpat Monastery. Later we return to Tbilisi.
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Your time is free until you are transferred to the airport. End of the tour.