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15 Day Caucasus Pearls

Multi-Country Tours in Caucasus

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Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

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asdasd

Ananuri

Ananuri

Khevi Province

Khevi Province

Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe

Vardzia Cave

Vardzia Cave

Rabati

Rabati

Holy Savior Church of Gyumri

Holy Savior Church of Gyumri

Garni tempel, Armenia

Garni tempel, Armenia

Geghard Monastery

Geghard Monastery

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Caucasus Pearls

15 Days/14 Nights

 

Starts from: Baku, Azerbaijan
Type: SMALL GROUP tour
Dates: every second Tuesday
Total Distance: 2328 km

 

Combined group tour to 3 South Caucasus countries –Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia is a special itinerary with fixed guaranteed dates. Start the journey from Baku, the capital town of Azerbaijan, continue the way to Georgia, visiting Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Gudauri and Akhaltsikhe, do the round trip in Armenia from Bavra border to Gymri and Yerevan and then return to Georgia from Sadakhlo border to Tbilisi.

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Three experienced guides will work for you –one local guide in each country. They are experts in the field and they will introduce you the most remarkable historical and architectural monuments, UNESCO World Heritage Sights, special highlights, help to choose delicious food and finest wines. Get acquainted with 3 different cultures, see diversity of traditions and visit the most unique and spectacular sights of these countries. 

The group is “Guaranteed to Run” after two people book the tour.

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

In the morning Georgian Holidays will organize a pick up from the hotel and our tour will start at 10:00 AM with Baku sightseeing.

First, we will visit Mountain Park with panoramic views on the city and Baku Bay.

After taking a walk in the alley we drive to the old city to visit several interesting sites: Palace of the Shirvanshahs (15th c.), medieval caravanserai and bathhouse, old mosques, art shops, and finally – Maiden tower, 12th century monument that is listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Overnight in Baku.

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to the north-west – to town of Sheki. We are going to make a few stops along the way to visit two interesting historical monuments: 15th century mausoleum of Sheikh Diri-Baba in Gobustan town, and 8th century Juma Mosque in Shamakhi town.

In the evening, we get to Sheki. We are going to make a short Sheki city tour to sightsee Sheki fortress, Palace of Shaki Khans, old caravanserai and mosque. 

Overnight in Sheki. 

After breakfast we drive to Kish – a village located 5 km from Sheki – to sightsee the main attraction of the village – the Church of Kish. Church has an extraordinary history as its existing building is estimated to be built in the 12th century on much older pagan cultic site, and belonged to Caucasian Albanian, Georgian and Armenian churches in different times through history. 

On day 3 our Azerbaijan tour ends as from Kish we drive to Georgia-Azerbaijan border near Lagodekhi. Tour guide will assist the group with border procedures. On the border we change the transport and from now on local Georgian guide will lead the tour.

From the border we drive to Sighnaghi – a town in a traditional wine-making Kakheti region in the east Georgia. Surrounded by medieval curtain walls, Sighnaghi is located on Gombori mountain range, overlooking Alazani river valley. We are going to sightsee Sighnaghi Museum and its rich collections, such as the ethnographic and archaeological exhibitions, and collections of the works of prominent Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

Afterwards we can take a walk in Sighnaghi

Overnight in Sighnaghi

After breakfast we leave Sighnaghi and drive to the village of Tsinandali.

In Tsinandali we are going to pay a visit Aleksandre Chavchavadze House Museum. Aleksandre Chavchavadze was a famous 18th century Georgian aristocrat, military figure and poet, whose residence, garden and wine-cellar functions as a museum and attracts lots of visitors nowadays.

From Tsinandali we drive to Shumi to take a look on Shumi winery and wine museum “Vazioni”. Visitors can taste local wine and snacks. 

Our next stop is Telavi – major town of Kakheti region. In Telavi we can visit medieval fortress that served as a residence of the Kings of Kakheti – Batonistsikhe. We make a short Telavi tour and afterwards depart for Tbilisi through the Gombori pass (1620 m). 

Overnight in Tbilisi.

On day 5 we start Tbilisi city tour by visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba), one of the tallest Orthodox Christian churches on earth.

Our next stop is at Metekhi Platuau, where we visit Metekhi church constructed in the 5th century. Metekhi church is located on the cliff overlooking river Mtkvari and the old Tbilisi.

From Metekhi we move down to the old city and take walk on the streets of Shardeni, Iron Row, Cotton Row and Erekle II with lots of outdoor cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries, souvernir stores and handicraft shopping spots. We continue our way until we cross the glass Bridge of Peace and get to the Rike Park.

From here we head to the Narikala fortress – ancient fortification ovelooking Tbilisi from the hill, which can be reached by a aerial cable car. 

From Narikala we walk back to the old city to pay a visit to the following sites: the National Botanical Garden of Georgia, Jumah Mosque, Legvtakhevi canyon and waterfall, and Abanotubani – historical sulfur bathhouse district of Tbilisi. Tbilisi city tour finishes at the Meidan Square.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

After breakfast at the hotel we drive to the north to Mtskheta – historical capital of Georgia.

Mtskheta, located at the confluence of the two rivers of Mtkvari and Aragvi, is famous for its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Jvari Monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century).

After Mtskheta sightseeing tour and our visit to the handicrafts, souvenir shops and wine cellars located in the center of the town, we continue our way to the north and drive through Georgian Military Highway towards the mountainous Khevi province.

On our way to Gudauri ski-resort we make a stop at Zhinvali reservoir and visit Ananuri Architectural Complex. Ananuri once served as a fortress and residence of local feudal lords – Eristavi of Aragvi. 

In the evening we arrive at Gudauri (2196 m), Kazbegi Municipality.

Dinner and overnight in Gudauri.

On day 7 after breakfast we leave for Kazbegi town from Gudauri.

On our way at the Cross Pass (2379 m), we make a stop at the red travertine hill and taste local mineral water.

After our arrival in Kazbegi we set off for Mount Gergeti trek. Mount Gergeti is famous for its Holy Trinity Church – built in 14th century, church is overlooking Kazbegi town while standing under the Kazbegi peak (5033 m) and glacier.

After our trek to Mount Gergeti is finished we come back to Kazbegi town and leave for Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi.

After breakfast we depart for Samtskhe-Javakheti region.

On our way we drive through Kartli province, where our first stop is at Gori town. In Gori we are going to visit the museum of Joseph Stalin, which consists of Stalin’s memorial house, exposition building, and his room with various personal belongings. 

From Gori we get to Uplistsikhe cave complex – another well-known site near Gori. Uplistsikhe represents ancient cave complex and one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia, dating back to the 1st millenium BC. It is also possible to visit a small museum nearby and watch an 8-minute movie about Uplistsikhe

Our next stop is at Borjomi – a spa-resort located in Mtkvari ravine. Borjomi is famous for its mineral water ‘Borjomi’. After a walk around town and Borjomi Central Park, we depart for Akhaltsihke and arrive there in the evening.

Overnight in Akhalstsikhe

After breakfast we start our journey to the historical Samtskhe region and its administrative centre – Akhaltsikhe (translated as “new castle”) town. We are going to visit the most remarkable site of AkhaltsikheRabati Castle, a medieval fortification complex. During Rabati excursion we are going to take a look at the fortress, museum, 14th century Jakeli Castle, fortress church and the St. Marine church.

From Akhaltsikhe, we get to Vardzia. Built during the Georgian Golden Age in the 12th-13th cc., Vardzia is another well-known rock-hewn cave monastery, located on the slopes of Erusheti mountains in Samtskhe region. 

In the evening we drive back to Akhaltsikhe.

Overnight in Akhaltsikhe

On day 10 we start our trip to Armenia. After breakfast we drive towards Bavra Border Crossing Point. On our way we make a short stop at Khertvisi fortress – a medieval fortification erected in the Mtkvari river ravine. 

After our arrival at Bavra Border Crossing Point, we will change vehicle and guided by the local expert will continue tour in Armenia. First, we head to Gyumri – the second largest city of Armenia and have a short city tour there.

Overnight in Gyumri. 

After breakfast we take a walk in the historical center of Gyumri. Gyumri has lots of buildings from 19th century when the city was named as Alexandropol under the rule of Russian Empire. 

After Gyumri city tour we continue our journey to Vagharshapat town to visit two important Armenian monuments – Visit St. Gayane and St. Hripsime churches and 7th century Zvartnots Cathedral. 

From Vagharshapat we head to the capital of Armenia – Yerevan. In the evening we pay a visit to Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, known as Matenadaran museum, and take a look at its rich collection of medieval manuscripts and books. 

Overnight in Yerevan.

On day 8 after breakfast we begin our excursion of the Yerevan city and its surroundings. First, we will visit Yerevan History Museum in the center of the city. Museum has a rich collection of different artifacts that represent local culture and history from ancient to present times. 

From Yerevan we set off to see the Temple of Garni and Geghard monastery (founded in the 4th c.). The Temple of Garni is an ancient pagan temple with Greco-Roman colonnaded architectural style. Destroyed by the earthquake in the 17th century, this pre-Christian temple was rebuilt in the 20th century during the Soviet times.

From Garni we can take a walk along the canyon of Azat river and get to Geghard, which is located close from the Temple of Garni. Geghard monastery is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Finally, we drive back to Yerevan.

Overnight in Yerevan. 

On day 13 after breakfast at the hotel we take a trip to Khor Virap Monastery in Ararat Province. Khor Virap is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Armenia due to the local beliefs, according to which St. Gregory the Illuminator, who is credited with converting Armenia to Christianity, was imprisoned in this place for 13 years by the Armenian King. Visitors can also observe view on the Mount Ararat – national symbol of Armenia, from the monastery

From Khor Virap we continue our way to southeast direction and get to the wine village of Areni, located in Vayots Dzor Province and famous for its red wine. We can visit the wine factory and taste local Armenian wine.

From Areni we drive to Noravank monastery, established in the 13th c. Noravank is situated in a narrow gorge of Amaghu river, near the town of Yeghegnadzor. 

Overnight in Yerevan. 

After breakfast we drive to one of the world’s largest alpine lakes – Sevan (1900 m).

From Lake Sevan we continue our way to the north and arrive in the administrative center of Tavush Province – Dilijan town. On Dilijan city tour we are going to visit Sharambeyan street full of workshops, handicraft shops, souvenir stores and traditional buildings. 

From the center of Tavush Province, we move to Lori region and visit medieval Sanahin monastery (built in 10th c.), which is another site among the UNESCO World Heritage list from Armenia. Sanahin monastery was founded by the Bagratid royal family in the 10th century and consists of several churches and chapels. From Sanahin we get to Haghpat monastery located nearby.

From Haghpat we drive to Georgia-Armenia border.

From Sadakhlo border crossing point we continue our way to Tbilisi led by Georgian driver.

Meeting with Georgian Holidays staff at 18:00.  

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Farewell dinner in Georgian Traditional restaurant with folk show* (Optional). 

Note: Those taking extension trips to Georgia will start their tour next morning after breakfast.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out time untill 12:00 pm. End of service.

Inclusions


Included

  • 1x transfer from Lagodekhi border: 3;
  • 1x transfer to Bavra border on day: 10;
  • Transportation service all days;
  • 1x local jeep in Kazbegi on day: 7;
  • English speaking Guide & Driver service all days;
  • 1 x overnight in Baku 4* hotel Central Park/Desire/Azcot/Saphire Bayil in double/twin rooms
  • 1 x overnight in Sheki 4* hotel Sheki Park in double/twin rooms
  • 1 x overnight in Sighnaghi 3* hotel Brigitte/Solomoni in double/twin rooms
  • 4 x overnights in Tbilisi 3* hotel Brigitte/IBIS Tbilisi Stadium/Zeg in double/twin rooms
  • 1 x overnight in Gudauri 3* Hotel Alpina in double/twin rooms
  • 2 x overnight in Akhaltsikhe 3* Hotel Tiflis/Almi in double/twin rooms
  • 1 x overnight in Gyumri 3 * hotel Alexandrapol or similar in double/twin rooms
  • 3 x overnights in Yerevan 4* hotel Ani Central Inn in double/twin rooms
  • 14 x breakfasts on days: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14, 15; 
  • 1 x dinner on day 6;
  • 1 x wine tasting in Shumi winery on day 4
  • 1 x glass of wine in Tsinandali museum on day 4
  • 1 x wine tasting in the village Areni on day 12
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day

Excluded

  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Air tickets
  • Accommodation in a single room
  • Hotel night on the last day of the Land Only itinerary
  • Alcohol beverages unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfast on the final day if departing earlier than 8 am
  • Lunches & Dinners 
  • Farewell dinner in Georgian Traditional restaurant with folk show - 25 EUR per person
  • Individual airport transfers

Price Table


Start Date End Date Seats Left Price From Availability Reserve
2021-05-18 2021-06-01 15 € 2129
2021-06-01 2021-06-15 15 € 2129
2021-06-15 2021-06-29 15 € 2129
2021-06-29 2021-07-13 15 € 2129
2021-07-13 2021-07-27 15 € 2129
2021-07-27 2021-08-10 15 € 2129
2021-08-10 2021-08-24 15 € 2129
2021-08-24 2021-09-07 15 € 2129
2021-09-07 2021-09-21 15 € 2129
2021-09-21 2021-10-05 15 € 2129
2021-10-05 2021-10-19 15 € 2129

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Additional cost for Single room accommodation is 295 €

Additional cost for the airport private pick up a transfer: 25 €

Additional cost for the airport private drop off transfer: 20 €

Discounted individual transfer rate for the double way: 40 €

To arrange airport transfers and additional hotel overnights, contact us trips [at] georgianholidays.com

 

CHILD POLICY:

0-1 years - Free

2-6 years – 1065 EURO

7 years and over - Adult price

Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.

The booking deposit 400 Euro is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the tour after booking has been confirmed. The fee is kept as a deposit on the Tourist’s account for future booking(s).

 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

10% of total cost of tourist product in case of cancellation 30 days prior to the tour;

50% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 15-7 days prior to the tour;

90% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 and fewer days prior to the tour;

99% of total cost of tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear at the airport no more than 2 hours prior to departure or non-admission on the flight owing to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator's controls.


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