Combined Tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia description
After the collapse of the Russian Empire, these three countries became part of the short-lived Trans-Caucasian Democratic Federative Republic. The republic dissolved in May 1918, and Azerbaijan declared independence, which lasted until the Bolshevik Red Army invaded it in April 1920. Georgia and Armenia suffered the same fate and eventually became part of the Soviet Union. With the demise of the Soviet Union, they all have become independent Republics again. This little known part of the world offers stunning sceneries as well as unique history. Get to know these three beautiful countries through our beautiful and very comprensive 14-day tour.
If the scheduled tour departures are not fitting well with your plans you may also consider our tour Explore Armenia
2021 pricing and dates to be released in the fall, but please contact us for an estimate anytime
2020 Rates Per Person
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES
|Arrive||Depart||Land Cost Per Person|
|April 24||May 7||$3400|
|May 29||June 11||$3400|
|September 04||September 17||$3400|
|October 9||October 22||$3400|
|Single Supplement – $990|
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 20 travelers. Other group rates are available upon request.
This tour is also available for customized dates upon request.
- Accommodation at 4*hotels
- Air conditioned vehicle
- Meals as mentioned
- All entrance fees
- 1 bottle of water (0.5lt) per person per day
- Transfers from/to airport
- Additional hotel stays before and after the trip can be booked with us
- Experienced English-speaking guide
Price Does Not Include:
- Airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation
- Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances
- E-VISA Fees to Azerbaijan
- Tips for driver and guide
Get to know these three beautiful countries choosing our beautiful and very comprensive 14-day tour. Day 1: Arrival (Azerbaijan)
Arrive in Baku. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your 4* hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Baku. (D)
Day 2: Baku
We start our journey with a Baku city tour with a walk in the beautiful narrow streets visiting historic monuments. Our first stop in the Old City is a visit to Shirvanshahs Palace, the magnificent palace of the Shah. We continue to the Caravanserai where the caravans used to stop on their route from Asia to Europe. Then we walk to the Maiden Tower a UNESCO site forming a group of historic monuments from 12th century. Next, we visit the Carpet Museum where we will see beautiful Caucasian carpets. In the late afternoon we visit the Taza Bazaar and walk along the seaside boulevard.
Dinner and overnight in Baku. (B, D)
Day 3: Baku/Shemakha/Sheki
After breakfast, visit the Ateshgah Fire Temple in Surakhany. Once a place of Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian worship is no longer used for any worship. We make a short stop in Maraza to visit the Diri Baba Mausoleum. Next, we continue to the Yedi Gumbez “Seven Tombs”, three of which are still intact. After, we tour the Friday Mosque in Shemakha. Now we depart for Sheki and after arrival start with sightseeing. Visit the magnificent Sheky Khans’ Palace, the local history museum, and Shebeke craft workshop.
Dinner and overnight in Sheki. (B, D)
Day 4: Sheki/Azerbaijan-Georgia border Lagodekhi/Telavi
While in Sheki, a stunning architectural center founded more than 2700 years ago with striking views of the Caucuses; we visit the Sheki Bazaar and a local sweet bakery. Next, we travel to Lagodekhi checkpoint and cross over into Georgia. In Kvareli we a stop for a tasting of some of the best lines in Georgia and enjoy lunch with a local family. We continue to Gremi Architectural Complex which is composed of the Church of the Archangels Gabriel and Michael, a castle and also a bell tower from the 16th century. In the evening we arrive in Telavi.
Overnight in Telavi. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Telavi/Gudauri
After breakfast we visit a typical local farmers’ market in Telavi and then continue to Alavedri Cathedral (11th century). Afterwards we visit a local master to see the traditional Qvevri – wine jars, making and taste local home-made wines. After lunch we drive to Gudauri Ski Resort en route visiting Ananuri fortified church.
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Gudauri Ski Resort (2200m).
(B, L, D)
Day 6: Gudauri/Kazbegi/Gudauri
A stunning drive from Gudauri along the Tergi River will bring us to Kazbegi, the main town in the region. In Kazbegi we get on on a 4WD and travel to Gergeti Trinity Church (14th century) located at 2170m. Weather permitting you may catch a glimpseof one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – Mt. Kazbegi (5047m). Return to Kazbegi and pay a visit to a local master to see how local felt – Teka artifacts – are made and enjoy herbal tea while chatting. Return to Gudauri.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Gudauri. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Gudauri/Gori/Uplistsikhe/Akhaltsikhe
From Gudauri Ski Resort we drive to Akhaltsikhe – the main town of Samtskhe province. En route we visit the town of Gori, the heart of the Kartli region with the museum of J. Stalin. Then continue to Uplistsikhe Cave Town (1st millennium BC), one of the main points along the Silk Road. Across Borjomi spa town, we arrive in Akhaltsikhe for a two night stay.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Akhaltsikhe/Vardzia/Akhaltsikhe
In the morning travel to the magnificent cave town of Vardzia (12th century) that is one of the highlights of the trip. En route we will have a photo stop at Khertvisi Fort.
Vardzia stretches over half a kilometer along the river Mtkvari and has 19 tiers. A church hewn out in rock has amazing 12th century frescos. The complex also includes dwelling quarters, small hall-type churches, wine cellars, etc. Return to Akhaltsikhe and visit the hilltop castle of Rabath (closed on Mondays).
Dinner and overnight in Akhaltsikhe. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Akhaltsikhe/Mtskheta/Tbilisi
After breakfast, we drive to visit the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia, Mtskheta (3000 years old), visiting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Jvari Monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) where the Robe of Christ is buried. Return to Tbilisi.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Tbilisi. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Tbilisi
Tbilisi sightseeing tour including Metekhi Church, overlooking the river Mtkvari (13th century); Sulphur Baths; Narikala Fortress (by cable car, if available), one of the oldest fortifications in the city (4th century); the Synagogue; Sioni Cathedral (6-7th century), which houses the cross of st. Nino, the woman who brought Christianity to Georgia, and Anchiskhati Church (6th century). All these sights mark the end of Old Town and they are in close proximity and pleasant walking distance. Afterward we visit the stunning treasury of the Georgian National Museum (closed on Mondays) before taking a stroll along Rustaveli Avenue, the main street in Tbilisi.
In the afternoon we either have free time or enjoy an optional tour of the Tbilisian 19th century hallways in Sololaki district.
Dinner at a family with the masterclass of Khachapuri (cheese pie) and Khinkali (dumplings) preparation.
Overnight in Tbilisi. (B, L, D)
Tbilisi/Armenia-Georgia border Sadakhlo/Sevan/Yerevan
In the morning we will drive to the Georgian-Armenian border (Sadakhlo), change transportation and guide, and after some border formalities continue the trip to Armenia. Drive to Lori region. Lunch at the local restaurant. The excursion follows into Dilijan with charming nature and extraordinary architecture. Visit Lake Sevan. Climb up Sevan Peninsula and see Sevanavank (9th century) atop the mountain. Drive to Yerevan.
Dinner and overnight in Yerevan. (B, L,D)
Yerevan city tour. Along the way yoy will see the Sports and Concert Complex, Kievyan Bridge, Baghramyan Avenue, the Presidential Palace, Accademy of Sciences, National Parliament, Writers Union, the Opera House, the statue David of Sasoun, and St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. The tour includes a visit to Erebuni Fortress (782 BC) and its museum. Visit Tsitsernakaberd, Genocide Memorial Complex and Museum. Visit State History Museum of Armenia. Lunch at a local restaurant or Echmiadzin community. Drive to Armavir region, then to Etchmiadzin (included in UNESCO World Heritage List) Cathedral (303 AD), St. Hripsime Church, and Zvartnots Temple (643 AD). Return to Yerevan.
Dinner and overnight in Yerevan. (B, L, D)
Excursion to Garni, the oly pagan temple (1 AD) in Armenia. Traditional lavash making ceremony in Garni village and lunch. Nearby is the beautiful Christian Monastery of Geghard, carved out of solid rock (4-13th century).
Dinner and overnight in Yerevan. (B, L, D)
Day 14: Departure
Departure from Yerevan. (-)