16-Day Discover Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan Tour

These three Caucasus nations couldn’t be more different, but they share a common desire to show guests warm hospitality which makes them a wonderful choice for a holiday.

This 16-day tour will show you the highlights of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. You’ll enjoy visits to UNESCO-listed monasteries, unique subterranean cave systems, wineries and of course, a rural landscape that’s as diverse as it is beautiful. The three capitals also have a different flavour, but all are compelling in their history and rich heritage.

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$5,011

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Duration

16 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 15x Breakfast
    • 15x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 15 nights
    • Azerbaijan e-visa
    • Entry/Admission - Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
    • Entry/Admission - The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
    • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
    • Entry/Admission - The Monastery of Geghard
    • Entry/Admission - Khor Virap
    • Entry/Admission - Noravank Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Areni Wine Factory
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery Sevanavank
    • Entry/Admission - Haghpat Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Georgian National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Narikala Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
    • Entry/Admission - Prometheus Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Gelati Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Bagrati Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Vardzia
    • Entry/Admission - Rabati Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
    • Entry/Admission - Alaverdi Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
    • Entry/Admission - Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
    • Entry/Admission - Church of Kish
    • Entry/Admission - Baku Old City
    • Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
    • Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
    What's excluded :
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary. Can be provided on spot, fees apply

  • Day 1: Yerevan

    Pass By: Yerevan, Yerevan
    Today your Armenian adventure begins as you arrive in the capital Yerevan. Transfer to your hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 2: Yerevan - Ejmiatsin - Zvarnots - Yerevan

    Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
    You’ll begin by getting to know Armenia’s charming capital, Yerevan. This morning’s tour will encompass the main sights in the city, including the impressive Singing Fountains in Republic Square and the fascinating market stalls of the Vernissage with their mixture of objets d’art, Soviet memorabilia and local crafts.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, 53 Mesrop Mashots Avenue Kentron District, Yerevan 0009 Armenia
    Also on the programme is a visit to the Matenadaran where ancient manuscripts are housed.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Manushyan St, Vagharshapat Armenia
    Later, you’ll drive out to Echmiadzin where you’ll be able to see Armenia’s oldest cathedral and on to Zvartnots, home to a ruined 7th century cathedral listed by UNESCO. Return to Yerevan in time for dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 3: Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

    Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
    Garni and Geghard are usually combined into one excursion as they are geographically close together; however, in style they couldn’t be more different. Garni is the more unusual, an Ionic Greco-Roman pagan temple initially constructed in the 1st century AD but restored in the 1970s after a 17th century earthquake left it in ruins.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
    Geghard is a UNESCO-listed monastery which was founded by Gregory the Illuminator in the 4th century. What you see today dates from the early 14th century but the spring that you can visit is the original sacred spring in Gregory’s cave. After our visits, we’ll drive back to the city and the rest of the day is yours to explore on your own.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 4: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Yerevan

    Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia
    Khor Virap’s location is pretty special - located very close to the Turkish border you often have wonderful views of Mount Ararat in the distance. The monastery is photogenic in its own right and fascinating to inspect close up.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
    Noravank Monastery’s location if anything is even more fantastic. Approach along a narrow canyon and this religious complex appears, famed for its carvings of Jesus with Peter and Paul. Steep steps run up the outside of the church above its door and the views from the first floor, if you can handle the ascent, are incredible.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Areni Wine Factory, Areni Armenia
    Last stop today is at Areni, where we’ll taste local wines at a popular winery.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 5: Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghpat - Armenian-Georgian border - Tbilisi

    Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia
    We’ll take an excursion out of Yerevan to visit Armenia’s most beautiful lake. Sevanavank Monastery is located on a hilltop and from it there are breathtaking panoramic views of the lake. In the churchyard, take a look at the intricately carved stones, known as khatchkhars.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dilijan, Dilijan, Tavush Province
    We’ll drive to the nearby spa town of Dilijan, where we can visit the Geological Museum and Art Gallery which displays archaeological pieces and works of art. There are also plenty of craft workshops in town where you can pick up a souvenir or two.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Haghpat Monastery, next to Saint Nshan Church, Haghpat 1722 Armenia
    Haghpat is a mediaeval complex largely completed in the 9th century. Grey stone is topped with terracotta roof tiles, but it’s the floor that’s most interesting - the holes in it were originally designed to keep wine cool.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Meet your Georgian guide on the Armenian-Georgian border and together drive to Tbilisi.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 6: Tbilisi

    Stop At: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing of the Georgian capital.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Georgian National Museum, 3, Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
    We visit the treasury of Georgian National Museum and take a stroll along Rustaweli Avenue, Tbilisi’s main street
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Georgia
    From the riverfront, we’ll hop on a cable car which will take us to the 4th century Narikala Fortress, which occupies a prominent position on a hill overlooking the city. The view’s fabulous.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 7: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Kutaisi

    Stop At: The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, Mtskheta Georgia
    The former capital and religious heart of Georgia is located at Mtskheta. There we’ll show you the 6th century Djvari Church and the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Prometheus Cave, Kumistavi Georgia
    We visit Prometheus Cave. Inside there’s a breathtaking array of stalactites and stalagmites.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 8: Kutaisi - Gelati - Bagrati - Akhaltsikhe

    Stop At: Tskaltubo, Tskaltubo, Kutaisi, Imereti Region
    Today we start at a local farmers’ market.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Road to Gelati Monastery, Motsameta, Kutaisi 4600 Georgia
    We check out the UNESCO-listed Gelati monastery complex and then move on to the 12th Bagrati Cathedral.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bagrati Cathedral, Bagrati Street, Kutaisi 4600 Georgia
    We will visit Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kutaisi, Kutaisi, Imereti Region
    City tour around Kutaisi.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Akhaltsikhe, Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region
    Free time in the city.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 9: Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia - Rabati Fortress - Akhaltsikhe

    Stop At: Vardzia, Erusheti Mountain, Aspindza 383770 Georgia
    We’ll explore Vardzia - a subterranean complex consisting of 300 or so caves cut from the mountain.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe Georgia
    We visit the Ethnographic Museum housed in Rabati Fortress.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 10: Akhaltsikhe - Borjomi - Gori - Uplistikhe - Tbilisi

    Stop At: Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Imereti Region
    We drive towards Borjomi Park.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue Stalin Park, Gori 1400 Georgia
    Next stop is the town of Gori - the birthplace of Soviet leader Stalin where we visit a museum dedicated to his life.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori 1423 Georgia
    We pay a visit to Uplistikhe, another atmospheric cave city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Afterwards we return to Tbilisi, for dinner accompanied by folk dancing.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 11: Tbilisi - Gombori - Alaverdi - Napareuli - Gremi - Signagi

    Stop At: Alaverdi Monastery, Alaverdi, Kutaisi Georgia
    Visits to Alaverdi Monastery introduce us to the architectural heritage of the region.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi village, Gremi 383330 Georgia
    Visit to Gremi Fortress.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Napareuli, Napareuli, Telavi, Kakheti Region
    A wine tasting has been arranged in the Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Signagi, Signagi, Kakheti Region
    City tour. This delightful town is almost completely encircled by a defensive wall linking 29 towers. From the fortifications the views across the valley are a sight to behold.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 12: Signagi - Azerbaijan border - Kish - Sheki

    Stop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi Georgia
    Close to Signagi is the Bodbe Monastery of St Nino.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Church of Kish, Sheki Azerbaijan
    Continuing towards Sheki, we stop at Kish. This village is the site of a centuries-old Albanian church which was incorporated into the Armenian Apostolic Church back in 1836. Near the church you’ll find an ancient cemetery where, visible through a glass cupola, you’ll see numerous human remains. These bodies are impressively tall, appearing to be 2.5 metres or more. The Albanians who once resided here were giants with white skin and golden hair, very unlike the inhabitants of the modern Caucasian nations.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 13: Sheki - Shamakhi - Baku

    Stop At: Sheki, Sheki, Shaki-Zaqatala Region
    An excursion to Sheki will delight; this is the oldest city in Azerbaijan. In ancient times people sold silk here. It was famous among merchants from the Great Silk Road. There’s much to see here including the history museum. The star of Sheki’s show is Khan's Summer Palace with its wonderful façades built from brick, river stones and oak, decorated with floral motives. Its interior design impresses even more. Within its six rooms, you can see different frescoes painted by talented craftsman; some of them feature flowers, while others give us pictures of hunting or battle scenes. There are two beautiful mirrored balconies, ornate decoration using rare coloured Venetian glass and exquisite paintings featuring colourful depictions of birds and animals. The first floor of this palace shows Khan’s richness and powerful reign. A great number of animals and hunting motifs on the walls are thought to be symbols of nobility.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Shamakhi, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan Region
    Azerbaijan has a long history, as demonstrated by places such as Shamakhi. It was once the capital of the Shirvan Empire and the base of the Shirvan Dynasty. These days Shamakhi is famous for its winemaking. Visiting this city you’ll have an opportunity to acquaint yourself with the Yeddi Gumbez mausoleum, whose imposing domes rise mysteriously above an almost silent valley. From here there are stunning views back to Shamakhi. Not far away, you’ll encounter the tombs of Diri Baba. Equally atmospheric, the structures are built into the rock giving the appearance of an eagle’s nest. As we approach, only the front is visible; the other sides are disguised by the cliffs from which they were hewn, giving the impression that the tomb is suspended off the ground. The monument has two storeys: while the lower floor was probably for servants, the upper, reached by stairs, would have been the salon. Whether it is a sacred site or a place of burial is up for interpretation.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 14: Baku

    Stop At: Baku, Baku, Absheron Region
    Panoramic city tour. We begin our discovery of the city of Baku, enjoying a sightseeing tour of Baku’s most absorbing sights. We’ll visit to the city’s main monumental, historical and architectural attractions before climbing to the city’s highest point at Upland Park for an impressive panorama of the Azeri capital and its bay.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
    We’ll descend to the old city, known locally as Icheri sheher. This was all there was of Baku until the mid-19th century when, as a result of the oil boom, a growth spurt caused the city to spill beyond its defensive walls. This tiny area measures just 22 square hectares and yet it contains so many significant sights, including the Shirvanshakhs Palace, the Maiden Tower and the Karavansaray, once the place of merchants’ rest. Today, just 1300 families call Icheri sheher, this city within a city, home. It’s a delightful place to take an evening stroll through the maze of streets to the gathering place of Fountains Square.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 15: Baku - Gobustan - Yanar Dag - Baku

    Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, Gobustan Settlement - Garadagh District 60 km South of Baku, Qobustan 1080 Azerbaijan
    Today after breakfast our guide will be waiting to collect you for your included excursion to Gobustan. Gobustan National Park is situated in East Azerbaijan and borders the southern slopes of the Major Caucasus ridge to the north, Pirsaat River to the west, the Harami and Mishov Mountains to the south and the Caspian Sea and Absheron peninsula to the east. Gobustan is an archaeological reserve and a culturally important landscape of historic rock carvings. Over 6000 petroglyphs have been discovered here together with ancient caves and archaeological remains. Incredibly, some are thought to date from as early as the 18th century BC and offer a fascinating insight into the evolution of human activity, showing scenes of mountain goat hunts, maritime imagery and ceremonial dances as well as domestic tableaux.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway Absheron Peninsula - Village of Mammadli, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
    We make a stop at Yanar Dag. This intriguing natural phenomenon is known as the Burning Rock. It’s fuelled by seepage of natural gas and regularly sees flames up to three metres high rising from the sandstone hillside. It’s thought by some that Yanar Dag is the reason Azerbaijan has the nickname, the Land of Fire.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* and 4* hotel options.

    Day 16: Baku

    Pass By: Baku, Baku, Absheron Region
    Today marks the end of your tour. Our driver will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby ready to transfer you to the airport or any other departure point. No activities are planned for the departure day.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick-up transfer from airport, railway station, accommodation in Yerevan. Our driver will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.Airports
    • Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4* Hotel Option 7/20/2020 - 11/12/2020
    Thursday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    3/18/2021 - 11/11/2021
    Thursday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    3* Hotel Option 7/22/2020 - 11/12/2020
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    3/18/2021 - 11/11/2021
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We operate only small groups.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Best of Caucasus Travel Company

Activity ID: V-272822P13

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