Premium Turkey & the Caucasus

Premium Turkey & the Caucasus

29 Days
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$9695
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Premium Turkey & the Caucasus

29 Days Starting in Istanbul, Turkey and ending in Yerevan, Armenia

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Çanakkale

,

Selçuk

,

Pamukkale

,

Kaş

,

Antalya

,

Konya

,

Cappadocia

,

Baku

,

Absheron peninsula

,

Qobustan

,

Shamakhi

,

Sheki

,

Kakheti Regional Development Foundation

,

Telavi

,

Sighnaghi

,

Tbilisi

,

Mtskheta

,

Tserovani

,

Borjomi

,

Vardzia

,

Akhaltsikhe

,

Uplistsikhe

,

Gudauri

,

Caucasus

,

Stepantsminda

,

Haghpat

,

Dilijan

,

Lake Sevan

,

Garni

,

Yerevan

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ERPCC

Group size:

1 - 12

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$9695

$9234 (USD)

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Tour Overview

Immerse yourself in four unforgettable countries wrapped up in stories on a 29-day Premium journey. Go deep into the ancient heart of fascinating Turkey, then continue to the vibrant green hillsides and majestic snow-capped mountains of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Explore lands where the walls hold the weight of centuries of rich history and where ancient traditions mingle with modern influences. Journey through forests and past towering peaks to find medieval mosques and villages. Travel with expert local leaders, make local friends along the way and discover there’s so much more to each destination than what meets the eye.

Highlights

  • Get to the heart of Turkey and the Caucasus’s capitals with experienced local leaders – enjoy guided city tours, stroll the ancient streets of Ephesus, uncover the secrets of Troy, marvel at Baku’s diverse architecture, explore Tbilisi’s winding narrow streets, and uncover the history of ancient Yerevan.

  • Experience the region’s diverse cuisine, from learning traditional yoghurt making methods in Shamakhi to home cooked meals in Cappadocia and Kakheti, freshly prepared lunch on board a boat cruise in Kas, and a lunch of regional specialties in a refugee settlement in Tserovani.

  • Enjoy feature stays in Cappadocia, with elegantly decorated rooms carved from stone, and at the foot of the Tsiv-Gombori mountains, with unforgettable views of the Alazani Valley.

  • Visit the Tserovani Refugee Settlement in Georgia where you will visit a jewellery making workshop aimed at providing employment to displaced women within the camp, create a piece yourself and learn about the issues surrounding long-term displacement.

  • Discovery ancient wonders and otherworldly sights, from the Cotton Castle of Pamukkale and psychedelic rockscapes of Cappadocia to the open-air archaeological museum of Qobustan in Azerbaijan and the magnificent cave town of Vardzia in Georgia.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Istanbul
Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Legacy Ottoman Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Welcome to Istanbul, the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have all once called home. Enjoy a complimentary transfer to your hotel from the airport. You’re never far from a great meal in Istanbul, so if you arrive early be sure to grab some lunch at one of the city’s many eateries. Your Intrepid Premium adventure then begins with a welcome meeting at 1 pm. After the meeting, head out with your Intrepid local leader and small group to explore the Old City of Istanbul. Your knowledgeable leader will introduce you to some of the historical treasures of the city, including the dazzling Blue Mosque, the ancient Hippodrome, and the Million - a stone road marker in use since the fourth century. This evening get to know your fellow travellers over dinner at a stylish restaurant where local delicacies are paired with panoramic views of the Bosphorus.
Accommodation
Legacy Ottoman Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Istanbul - City Tour
Istanbul - Blue Mosque
Istanbul - Welcome Dinner
Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
Optional Activities
Istanbul - Hagia Sophia - Free
Istanbul - Topkapi Palace (Excluding Harem) - TRY100
Meals Included
Dinner
Special Information
Your complimentary airport transfer is valid from both Istanbul New Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gocken Airport (SAW). Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel (please note we may not be able confirm a request made in the 15 days before your trip begins). Once you have provided your flight details a transfer representative will be booked to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

icon Day 2 : Canakkale
Location:

  Çanakkale


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Hotel Cura or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Rise and shine for an early breakfast, then begin the drive to Çanakkale, a port city located on the shores of the Dardanelles. Arrive in time to buy yourself some lunch, then head to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Thousands from across the world make the journey here each year to pay respect to those who lost their lives in the battles of 1915. Tour the former battlefields and find remnants of trenches used by the Turkish soldiers. Head up to the memorials of Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair while your leader explains the significance of the events that took place across the landscape. Look down upon the rough hills and gullies that became the graveyard for so many thousands of young men on both sides. After a day that will no doubt be full of sombre reflection, the evening is free for you to do as you wish in Canakkale.
Accommodation
Hotel Cura or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Gallipoli - Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours.

icon Day 3 : Selcuk
Location:

  Selçuk


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Celsus Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Drive to Selcuk with a stop en route in Troy, where history and mythology sit side by side. Your leader will take you around the ancient city walls, and there will be time for a photo op with a replica Trojan horse. Learn how the site has confounded historians and archaeologists, then continue to Selcuk. This afternoon you’re in for an extraordinary treat - meet a local chef (who has appeared on the BBC!) for a Turkish cooking class, using olive oil grown and made on site as well as herbs and vegetables picked fresh from the garden. If you’re just eating Turkish food in restaurants, you’re only getting half the story. Learn how to make a range of small meze dishes using seasonal ingredients. Enjoy the fruits of your labour as this evening’s dinner will be the mouth-watering meze plates you’ve made together.
Accommodation
Celsus Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Troy - Archaeological site visit
Selcuk - Cooking class
Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 6 hours.

icon Day 4 : Selcuk
Location:

  Selçuk


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Celsus Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning join your leader for an orientation walk around Selcuk, a sprawling town lying at the base of the ancient Aysoluk Hill fortress. Visit the last remaining column of the Temple of Artemis, the ancient aqueducts and the 14th-century Isabey Mosque. In the afternoon, visit one of the best-preserved classical cities in the eastern Mediterranean and arguably the greatest Greco-Roman site in the world – Ephesus. Learn from your leader what life here was like as you tour the amphitheatre, stroll the marble streets once walked by Cleopatra and Mark Antony and marvel at the gymnasium, baths and restored Library of Celsus. Later, drive past apple and peach orchards to the quaint village of Sirence, where charming red-roofed houses clamber up the hillside. Drop by a local wine house where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the locally produced fruit wines. Try a sip of kiwi, pear, peach, quince or all of the above!
Accommodation
Celsus Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Selcuk - Leader-led orientation walk
Ephesus - Archaeological site visit
Sirince - Fruit wine tasting
Optional Activities
Selcuk - Ephesus Archaeological Museum - TRY25
Ephesus - Terrace Houses entry - TRY45
Meals Included
Breakfast

icon Day 5 : Pamukkale
Location:

  Pamukkale


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Melrose Viewpoint Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast this morning, travel to the town of Pamukkale. Named after its incredible travertine terraces, Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish. This magical and spectacular natural phenomenon was created by deposits from thermal waters that cascaded down the mountainside over hundreds of years, forming a collection of pools and terraces. As the water overflows, dazzling cream-coloured stalactites are formed that, from afar, resemble cotton or snow. The pools are filled with waters that many believe have healing properties for circulation and the digestive system. But that’s not all this site has to offer - head up to the ruins of Hierapolis, an important Roman bath centre founded by the King of Pergamon in 190 BC, where your leader will bring history to life and guide you through an ancient temple, holy area, monumental fountain, bath, basilica, necropolis and an impressive theatre. Enjoy a free evening in Pamukkale.
Accommodation
Melrose Viewpoint Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Pamukkale - Hierapolis and Travertines National Park
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 4 hours.

icon Day 6 : Kas
Location:

  Kaş


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Payam Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Make the journey to the coast, with a stop en route at the ghost village of Kayakoy. Abandoned after WWI and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, this once-thriving village now lies as a sombre reminder of the human cost of war and politics. Spend some time on the eerie streets, then continue to Kas (which means eyebrow in Turkish) and begin exploring on a walking tour. Now primarily a holiday town, Kas is strewn with the remains of Lycian tombs, iconic white-washed walls covered with climbing bougainvillea and an ancient theatre where you can watch a spectacular sunset. The walk is sure to inspire your appetite and your leader will be on hand to show you where to grab a great gozleme (stuffed Turkish flatbread). The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy this easy-going town, perhaps sit back with a pomegranate cocktail or check out the local markets.
Accommodation
Payam Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Kayakoy - Village visit
Kas - Leader-led orientation walk
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 6 hours.

icon Day 7 : Kas
Location:

  Kaş


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Payam Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Set off for an experience like no other - a magical boat cruise around the islands with two local guides, Mehmet and Sebahat. The married couple use their special knowledge and love of the local waters to share a distinctly traditional way of cruising and eating with travellers. Cruise to their home village of Ucagiz, then on to the village of Simena, where its friendly inhabitants sell ice cream in front of bougainvillea covered houses. On board you’ll enjoy a range of freshly prepared local greens, zucchini fritters and maybe even some Turkish raki. Sail from large bays to protected inlets where you can cool off with a swim in turquoise waters. Kick back with a cold beer or learn how to play backgammon, Turkey’s most beloved game. Look out for the ruins of an ancient city submerged under the clear water. Return to Kas for an evening at your leisure.
Accommodation
Payam Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Kas - Sailing trip with seafood lunch
Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch

icon Day 8 : Antalya
Location:

  Antalya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Dogan Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Travel from Kas to a lesser-known treasure - the archaeological site of Sagalassos. Set on the slopes of the Taurus mountains, the views from the site certainly deserve attention, but the ancient ruins are even more memorable. Enjoy a guided visit through agoras, a Roman bath complex, an intricately decorated fountain and a theatre, and learn what life looked like set against this remarkable backdrop. If time permits, you may have the chance to visit a workshop where local women have revived traditional tile-making techniques. Continue on a scenic drive to Antalya. Your accommodation is tucked away in Kaleici (the Old City) so settle in on arrival and then head out on an early evening walk to see Hadrians Gate, the Old Roman Harbour and plenty of photo-worthy views. Soak up the city’s Mediterranean atmosphere and attitude over a fresh seafood dinner – your leader can recommend some superb spots for eating.
Accommodation
Dogan Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Sagalassos - Archaeological site visit
Antalya - Leader-led orientation walk
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 3.5 hours.

icon Day 9 : Antalya
Location:

  Antalya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Dogan Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Wake up in beautiful Antalya and start your day with a guided visit though the Antalya Museum. The province of Antalya includes dozens of important ancient Hellenistic and Roman cities, and some of the best artefacts are on display in the museum’s 13 exhibition halls and open-air gallery. Your afternoon is free to spend as you wish. Maybe wander the narrow cobblestoned streets of Kaleici with an ice cream in hand, beat the heat with a dip in the sea, chill out poolside or take an optional visit to the ancient cities of Side, Perge or Apsendos. Be sure to speak to your leader for details on these optional activities.
Accommodation
Dogan Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Antalya - Antalya Museum
Meals Included
Breakfast

icon Day 10 : Konya
Location:

  Konya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Şems-i-Tebrizi Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Say goodbye to Antalya and take a morning drive to Konya, an ancient city important in the Roman era where the Sufi practice of 'whirling' was born. On arrival, discover the mystic resting place of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, the 13th-century mystic, poet and theologian whose teachings continue to inspire and influence Muslims around the world. Visit the small museum dedicated to his life and work. The rest of the day is free for you to get to know the city. Konya offers up a wealth of museums, mosques and monuments worth visiting so be sure to ask your leader for recommendations. For a leisurely afternoon, head to Alaeddin Hill, where locals sip coffee, eat pastries and let the hours slip calmly by.
Accommodation
Şems-i-Tebrizi Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Konya - Mevlana Museum
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 4 hours.

icon Day 11 : Cappadocia
Location:

  Cappadocia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Splendid Cave Hotel (Feature Stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Depart from Konya and travel to Cappadocia, where on arrival your leader will take you on an orientation walk to get to know your new otherworldly surroundings. Check in to your feature stay accommodation and discover something truly special. Feel miles away from the modern world in a cave hotel that looks like a page straight out of a fairy tale. Uniquely beautiful rooms are carved into stone and feature elegant décor with modern conveniences. The rooftop terrace boasts one in a million views of Cappadocia’s incredible landscape and basalt chimneys – keep an eye out for hot air balloons passing overhead. Head out for a drink with a view and watch the sun set over one of the world’s most enchanting places. The rest of the evening is free for you to take it all in, or perhaps watch a performance of whirling by local Dervishes in a restored han (caravansary).
Accommodation
Splendid Cave Hotel (Feature Stay) or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Cappadocia - Leader-led orientation walk
Cappadocia - Sunset drinks
Optional Activities
Goreme - Whirling Dervish Show - TRY30
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 4 hours.

icon Day 12 : Cappadocia
Location:

  Cappadocia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Splendid Cave Hotel (Feature Stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Early birds have the option of taking a hot air balloon over the ethereal Cappadocian landscape. The scene at sunrise is sure to take your breath away. After a relaxing breakfast overlooking the valley, step back in time with a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum. See the incredible houses, churches and monasteries carved out of the soft cliff face as your leader shares stories of the civilisations who lived here. Next up visit a carpet weaving co-operative that empowers women by giving them the tools to produce one-of-a-kind traditional rugs. Hear local insight on the history of traditional carpet weaving and see how the intricate pieces are made. Later in the afternoon, go on a short walk through the cheekily named 'Love Valley' which is famous for its phallic rock formations. Then head back to your hotel in Goreme. Perhaps take an optional Turkish bath to unwind at the end of the day.
Accommodation
Splendid Cave Hotel (Feature Stay) or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Cappadocia - Valley walk
Cappadocia - Goreme Open Air Museum
Cappadocia - Carpet weaving co-op
Optional Activities
Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Regular Flight - EUR195
Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Deluxe Flight - EUR250
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Please note that hot air ballooning can only be booked locally. Please speak to your trip leader at the beginning of the tour to organise this.

icon Day 13 : Cappadocia
Location:

  Cappadocia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Splendid Cave Hotel (Feature Stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Take a morning walk to see the fascinating rock formations of the Kizilcukur valley. After lunch, head toward the red river of Avanos and descend to Ozkonak, where you’ll explore an underground city hollowed out of tufa rock that dates back to 400 BC. Return to the surface and visit the studio of a local ceramic master whose family have been in the pottery business for six generations. Speak with a local artist who will explain the history and techniques of traditional Turkish ceramics. Discover the rich clay from the red river and watch how it is moulded into exquisite pieces. This evening you’ll be warmly welcomed into the cave home of Nuray, a local woman who will prepare a special home-cooked dinner for your group. Sit down to a feast made with passion, enjoy a friendly chat with your affable host and perhaps top off the night with some Turkish delight.
Accommodation
Splendid Cave Hotel (Feature Stay) or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration
Cappadocia - Ozkonak Underground City
Cappadocia - Kizilcukur Valley
Cappadocia - Home-cooked dinner
Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner

icon Day 14 : Istanbul
Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Legacy Ottoman Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning say goodbye to Cappadocia and return to where it all began - Istanbul. On arrival in Istanbul you may wish to join your leader for a trip across the Bosphorus to the Asian side of the city. Here you’ll find lively, close-knit communities and jumbles of cute cafes, markets and restaurants. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore some more of the charms of this enthralling city. This evening consider rounding off the Turkish part of your adventure by joining your group and leader for an optional dinner at one of Istanbul’s excellent waterfront restaurants.
Accommodation
Legacy Ottoman Hotel or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Transfer to the airport in Cappadocia will take approximately 1.5 hours. The flight to Istanbul will be booked out of Nevsehir or Kayseria. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours.

icon Day 15 : Baku
Location:

  Baku


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  City Park Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Today you will leave Turkey behind and catch a flight to Baku in Azerbaijan, a city where old meets new and ancient fortified buildings stand next to Russian imperial-style squares and ultra-modern architectural wonders. On arrival at Baku Airport, you'll be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. A meeting will take place here at 6pm to welcome any new travellers joining you for the next part of your journey. After your meeting, enjoy a local dinner with your leader and small group. In Azerbaijan, sharing bread is thought to seal a bond of friendship, so perhaps break some bread with your new travel companions.
Accommodation
City Park Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Baku - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner
Special Information
Today’s flight is approximately 3 hours. As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group will likely change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary. We suggest you attend, as this is also a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers. It’s important that you attend the welcome meeting as your new group leader will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

icon Day 16 : Baku
Location:

  Baku


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  City Park Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning, embark on a tour of the city with a local guide. Pay a visit to the fortified Old City, once the Medieval capital, where your guide will weave together the history of Baku, from the rule of the Shirvanshahs to the cosmopolitan city you see today. Stop by the Shemakha Gate, Maiden Tower (visit optional), Caravanserai, Old Market Square and end outside the Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Be sure to bring your camera as there will be some panoramic views of Baku's varied skyline to enjoy. The rest of the day is free to explore – perhaps enter the Palace of the Shirvanshahs to uncover more of its history, or visit the much-loved carpet museum.
Accommodation
City Park Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Baku - Caravanserai
Baku - Walking Tour with Local Guide
Optional Activities
Baku - Palace of the Shirvanshahs - AZN15
Baku - Carpet Museum - AZN7
Meals Included
Breakfast

icon Day 17 : Absheron Peninsula / Qobustan / Baku
Location:

  Absheron peninsula, Qobustan, Baku


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  City Park Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning, head out of the city on a day trip to the Absheron Peninsula and Qobustan. Visit the Ateshgah Fire Temple, Mardakan Medieval Fortress and the eternally burning Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain). Continue to Qobustan, located around 60 kilometres south of Baku. Stop off along the way to view old oil rigs and learn how Azerbaijan was one of the birthplaces of the oil industry. On arrival to Qobustan National Park, visit one of the world's largest open-air archaeological museums where a local guide will share the stories of ancient rock art dating back some 40,000 years. The prehistoric carvings depict scenes of hunting, fishing and gathering. Return to Baku in the afternoon. This evening you may like to take a walk along the waterfront to find a restaurant for dinner, keeping an eye out for the Baku Eye and Flame Towers that light up the city skyline at night.
Accommodation
City Park Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Qobustan - Petroglyphs
Qobustan - Half Day Trip
Absheron Peninsula - Ateshgah Fire Temple, Mardakan Medieval Fortress & Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain)
Absheron Peninsula - Half Day Tour
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 2 hours.

icon Day 18 : Shamaki / Sheki
Location:

  Shamakhi, Sheki


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Sheki Palace Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Leave Baku and head for the Caucasus Mountains in the northwest of Azerbaijan. Watch arid landscapes slowly give way to densely forested mountains. En route to Sheki, there will be stops at Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza (subject to renovations completed), the Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and the Juma Mosque in Shamakhi. Make a special stop to visit a family to learn traditional yoghurt making methods and enjoy some local snacks. On arrival in Sheki, visit a local craft workshop where the famous shebeke – stained-glass windows with intricately carved frames – are made by hand. You will also visit the acclaimed Palace of Shaki Khans to see its magnificent frescoes and stained glass. Arrive in Sheki and enjoy a final evening of Azerbaijani cuisine during an included dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation
Sheki Palace Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Sheki - Khan's Palace
Sheki - Stained Glass Workshop Visit
Shamakhi - Yoghurt Making Master Class
Shamakhi - Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum & Juma Mosque
Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours. Please note that it can sometimes be difficult to confirm our preferred hotel in Sheki. If you would like to confirm which hotel your departure will be staying, please contact an Intrepid booking agent.

icon Day 19 : Sheki / Kakheti Region / Telavi
Location:

  Sheki, Kakheti Regional Development Foundation, Telavi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Savaneti Hotel (feature stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and visit the local Sheki bazaar before driving to Lagodeckhi – a town at the Azerbaijan–Georgia border – where you will change transportation. From here, travel to Georgia's Kakheti region, known for its winemaking. There will be a visit to the Gremi Architectural Complex and its museum, followed by a wonderful lunch with a local family, which includes delicious homemade cuisine, wine and chacha, a local brandy. Discover the importance of bread in the Georgian diet and learn how they bake this staple. There will also be time to listen to unique Georgian polyphonic songs – a traditional style of music prevalent in the Kakheti region. Afterwards, travel to your feature stay accommodation in Telavi. Tucked into the foothills of the Tsiv-Gombori mountains, the Savaneti Hotel offers a chic aesthetic in a serene location. Enjoy a lovely swimming pool, a marvellous on-site restaurant and unbeatable views of the Alazani Valley and Caucasus mountains.
Accommodation
Savaneti Hotel (feature stay) or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Sheki - Bazaar Visit
Kakheti - Gremi Architectural Complex
Kakheti - Lunch with a Local Family
Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. Today you will cross the border from Azerbaijan to Georgia. You are required to have your passport with you, and you will need your Azerbaijan visa to exit the country. It will be necessary to carry or wheel your luggage a short distance to the Georgia customs area.

icon Day 20 : Sighnaghi / Tbilisi
Location:

  Sighnaghi, Tbilisi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  KMM Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Following breakfast, journey to the beautiful 18th-century town of Sighnaghi, known for its quaint stone walls, small houses with terracotta roofs and decorated balconies. Here you will meet with an expert local guide who will explain the history of the intriguing town. After some time to admire the picturesque views of Alazani Valley and Great Caucasus Mountains, drive to Tbilisi with your leader and local guide. Once arrived perhaps wander the old districts of Georgia’s capital, which are structured like terraces, and walk through the narrow streets to appreciate the colourful houses, patterned balconies and revamped modern architecture. Enjoy a free afternoon – your leader will have some wonderful recommendations for local restaurants to head for dinner.
Accommodation
KMM Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Sighnaghi - Village Walk with Local Guide
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours.

icon Day 21 : Tbilisi
Location:

  Tbilisi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  KMM Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning uncover the secrets of the city on a walking tour with your local guide, beginning from the 13th-century Metekhi Church, which offers magnificent views over old Tbilisi. You will take a cable car to the ancient Narikala Fortress, a former Persian citadel with a history stretching back to the 4th century. Here your guide will share the layered history of the fortress while you take in sweeping views across Tbilisi. Then make your way to a historic part of the city where you will learn a little more about Tbilisi’s past. The name Tbilisi translates to ‘warm place’ which is thought to be after the bubbling hot springs that the city was built around. This afternoon you may like to visit one of the local bathhouses for a dip in the therapeutic waters, or perhaps visit the stunning treasury of the Golden Fund at the Natural History Museum (closed on Mondays), where you’ll learn why Georgia is called the land of the Golden Fleece.
Accommodation
KMM Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Tbilisi - Narikala Fortress & Cable Car
Tbilisi - Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide
Optional Activities
Tbilisi - National History Museum - USD5
Tbilisi - Thermal Bath House Visit - from - GEL180
Tbilisi - Anchiskhati Church - Free
Tbilisi - Sioni Cathedral - Free
Meals Included
Breakfast

icon Day 22 : Mtskheta / Tserovani / Borjomi
Location:

  Mtskheta, Tserovani, Borjomi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Golden Tulip Hotel (feature stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Today meet with a local guide for a visit to Mtskheta, the ancient capital and religious centre of Georgia. Visit World Heritage-listed sites with your local guide on hand to share their fascinating histories, such as the 6th-century Jvari Monastery and the impressive Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, where the Robe of Christ is purported to be buried. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Tserovani Refugee Settlement, home to 8000 people displaced by the 2008 conflict between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Georgia over South Ossetia. While here you will visit an enamel jewellery workshop – a social enterprise offering training and employment to displaced youth and women within the camp. You will have the chance to meet the jewellery artists whose pieces tell the story of Georgia, and with their guidance, you will design a piece yourself. Stop for a light lunch of Georgian specialties then tour the settlement to learn about the issues surrounding long-term displacement faced by thousands of Georgia’s citizens to this day. This inspiring experience sheds light on a side of the country that few visitors get to see, and is sure to be one of your lasting memories of your time in Georgia. In the afternoon, drive to the south-western part of Georgia and visit Borjomi Spa Town, famous for its naturally fizzy mineral water. Stay overnight in another feature stay, located in the former residence of the Iranian consul, a building with almost 130 years of history.
Accommodation
Golden Tulip Hotel (feature stay) or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Mtskheta - Jvari Church & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Tserovani - Refugee Settlement & Enamel Workshop Visit
Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours.

icon Day 23 : Vardzia / Akhaltsikhe / Borjomi
Location:

  Vardzia, Akhaltsikhe, Borjomi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Golden Tulip Hotel (feature stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Today, drive to the magnificent and once mighty cave city of Vardzia, with a stop en route at the 10th-century Khertvisi Fortress. Vardzia stretches over half a kilometre along the river Mtkvari and has 19 tiers of winding cobbled streets. There is a church hewn out in rock with amazing 12th-century frescos, and the complex also includes dwellings quarters, small hall-type churches, refectories and wine cellars. You will tour the site with a local guide who will provide historical context and explain the rise and fall of this magical city, which now serves as a working monastery. In the afternoon, stop by the city of Akhaltsikhe and visit the multicultural complex of Rabat (closed on Mondays). Head back to Borjomi and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. As you’ll have discovered by now, eating in Georgia is a truly joyous occasion. At tonight’s included dinner, perhaps ask your leader to recommend the tastiest local dishes. You may like to try some khinkali, which are spicy dumplings, or chakapuli, a herby and flavoursome stew.
Accommodation
Golden Tulip Hotel (feature stay) or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Akhaltsikhe - Rabat Fortress
Meskheti - Khertvisi Fortress
Vardzia - Cave Town Visit with Local Guide
Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 4 hours. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes for today’s activity. Steep weathered stairs, sandy platforms and narrow tunnels at this site mean you need to watch your footing. Access to the monastery is by way of a 15-minute walk that is a steep incline. There are local buses that make this journey if you prefer not to walk (at your own expense).

icon Day 24 : Uplistsikhe / Gudauri
Location:

  Uplistsikhe, Gudauri


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Marco Polo Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


In the morning visit the town of Gori, home to the historic Uplistsikhe Cave Town. Explore Uplistsikhe with an expert local guide. Once a stop on the Great Silk Road, your guide will lead you around this fascinating complex with dwelling quarters, wine cellars, bakeries, a three-nave basilica church hewn out in rock and even a theatre! Gori was the birthplace of Joseph Stalin, so you may like to pay a visit to the Stalin museum while here. Afterwards, drive up the renowned Georgian Military Highway, which eventually leads to the Georgia–Russia border. On the way, you'll visit the Ananuri architectural complex – two churches and a fortress that overlook the Zhinvali water reservoir. Your leader will explain how the carvings on the churches are some of the best surviving examples of Georgian art. Take a scenic drive through the Caucasus Mountains, and arrive at your hotel in Gudauri. Enjoy an included dinner at a fantastic local restaurant.
Accommodation
Marco Polo Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Uplistsikhe - Cave Complex Visit with Local Guide
Ananuri - Architectural Complex
Optional Activities
Gori - Stalin Museum - USD10
Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 4.5 hours.

icon Day 25 : Caucasus Mountains / Stepantsminda / Gudauri
Location:

  Caucasus, Stepantsminda, Gudauri


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Marco Polo Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Enjoy a stunning drive from Gudauri along the Tergi River before arriving in Kazbegi. From here, head into the heart of the Caucasus Mountains and take the mountain road to Gergeti Trinity Church, located at 2170 metres above sea level. Weather depending, you may catch a glimpse of Mt Kazbegi – one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus. Better yet, it may be possible to return part of the way by cable car – your driver can you drop you at the station in Kobi and you can travel the 7.5 kilometres to Gudauri in a gondola for a bird’s eye view of this landscape. Return to Gudauri this afternoon for time to relax in your hotel. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the mountain air and views. Your hotel has many facilities including a bowling alley and a wellness centre.
Accommodation
Marco Polo Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Stepantsminda - Gergeti Trinity Church
Stepantsminda - Caucasus Mountains Day Trip
Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner

icon Day 26 : Haghpat / Dilijan
Location:

  Haghpat, Dilijan


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy a final breakfast in Gudauri before driving to Sadakhlo – a village at the Georgia–Armenia border. Here, your group will change transportation. Begin the Armenian leg of your adventure with a visit to Haghpat Monastery, listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Haghpat stands as an example of one of the most outstanding works of medieval Armenian architecture – your leader will give you an introduction to the country’s history and design. Continue on to the picturesque resort town of Dilijan where you will spend the evening, often referred to as the ‘Little Switzerland of Armenia’. Dilijan's central Sharambeyan Street has been preserved and maintained as a charming old town, complete with craftsman’s workshops, a gallery and a museum.
Accommodation
Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Haghpat - Haghpat Monastery
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 8 hours. Today is a long travel day, but the scenery is spectacular and there are plenty of stops to break the day. Depending on the size of the group, your luggage may be transported in a separate vehicle in Armenia, to allow for a comfortable trip.

icon Day 27 : Lake Sevan / Garni / Geghard / Yerevan
Location:

  Lake Sevan, Garni, Yerevan


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ani Plaza Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast, drive to the reflective waters of Lake Sevan, nicknamed ‘The Pearl of Armenia’. Sevan is one of the largest fresh-water high-altitude lakes in the world. Visit Sevanavank Monastery, which overlooks the water on the Peninsula. Move on to the village of Garni to visit the first century Garni Temple, where your leader will explain how it was built by the Armenian King Tiridates and dedicated to Mithra, the God of the Sun. Be treated to a special local performance in the temple and hear the magnificent sounds of the Duduk – a flute-like instrument originating to Armenia, and currently listed on the UNESCO in-tangible Cultural Heritage List. Travel northeast of Garni, higher up the gorge of the Azat River, to the magnificent Geghard Monastery. This World Heritage-listed site is partly carved out of a mountain and surrounded by cliffs. In the afternoon, drive to Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, where you will spend the next two evenings.
Accommodation
Ani Plaza Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Geghard - Geghard Monastery
Lake Sevan - Sevanavank Monastery
Garni - Temple Visit & Duduk Performance
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 3.5 hours.

icon Day 28 : Yerevan
Location:

  Yerevan


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ani Plaza Hotel or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


This morning your local guide will introduce you to the sights and sounds of Yerevan on a tour of the city. Established in 782 BC, Armenia’s capital is one of the oldest cities in the world. Nowadays, the city’s liveliness comes from its ancient culture mixed with a modern lifestyle. Visit the Matenadaran – home to ancient manuscripts that contain historical documents from all over Europe and Asia. The building also holds the first copy of the Bible in Armenian. Swing past the fruit market to watch the locals going about their business, then enjoy a free afternoon. Tonight, join your group for a final dinner at a local restaurant. Armenian cuisine is built on a foundation of fresh local produce and meat. Perhaps try some khorovats, a barbecued kebab, or spas, a refreshing yoghurt soup.
Accommodation
Ani Plaza Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
Yerevan - City Tour with Local Guide
Yerevan - Fruit Market Visit
Yerevan - Matenadaran Visit
Yerevan - Carpet Workshop Visit
Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner

icon Day 29 : Yerevan
Location:

  Yerevan


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning. If you would like to spend some more time in Yerevan, we would be happy to arrange additional accommodation ahead of time (subject to availability).
Meals Included
Breakfast

What's Included

  • Istanbul - City Tour

  • Istanbul - Welcome Dinner

  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

  • Gallipoli - Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair

  • Troy - Archeological site visit

  • Selcuk - Cooking class

  • Selcuk - Leader-led orientation walk

  • Ephesus - Archaeological site visit

  • Sirince - Fruit wine tasting

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Transport

  • Private vehicle , Boat , Plane

Accommodation

  • Comfortable hotel (22 nights), Feature Stay (6 nights)

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Are internal flights included in this tour?

Yes

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

Yes, except optional activities

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Yes, Complimentary arrival airport transfer

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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29 Days Starting in Istanbul, Turkey and ending in Yerevan, Armenia

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Haghpat

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Dilijan

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Lake Sevan

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Yerevan

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"Ask your guide for the best sunset spot! Eat a traditional Bedouin meal. Stay at least 2 nights. Enjoy the peace, there is no WiFi or phone connection here!"

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    36 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Cape Town

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

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  • I’m a traveladdict (no surprise 😉), storyteller and photographer, mom of two and an environmental scientist and biologist when I’m not traveling.

Faroe Islands

Hiking

Must pack items for Faroe Islands

"To get to Drangarnir and Tindholmur, make sure you're with a guide! As far as the hiking is concerned, bring layers (around 3 should be fine), as well as lots of water and some food!"

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The road in Streymoy ends in the town of Tjørnuvik. This town is located in a valley, boasting its very own beach, and a great view of the North Atlantic!"

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"Visiting the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy island was surreal. Plush green landscapes and adoring sheep families join you on this 1-hour hike. I had it entirely to myself too!"

@ck_the_explorer's Top Tips

"Views like this are found by hiking up to Klakkur, a viewpoint near Klaksvik in the Faroe Islands. Seeing the salmon cages in the distance and Faroe's 2nd largest city is quite the experience."

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The old town Torshavn, in the capital of the Faroe Islands, still has old turfed homes in perfect condition. These houses are reminiscent of Faroese ancestors!"

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  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    59 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Iceland, Faroe Islands, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Stockholm

  • Dream Destination:

    Patagonia

  • About them:
  • I'm from Washington DC but currently call Sweden my home. I'm a self taught photographer and drone flyer and enjoy switching the fluorescent lights in my lab with golden hour in any destination.

Amsterdam

Netherlands

What do you love most about Amsterdam?

"The architecture with the canals are so amazing! The whole city has a really charming vibe!"

Favourite time of year to visit Amsterdam

"Amsterdam is truly an all year destination! "

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"- Avoid the peak season - Book in advance - Get the Amsterdam city card - Try the stroopwafel - Get lost in the canals - By some flowers in the market"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Loved visiting the Damrak and the iconic flower market! Nice to see so many beautiful flowers in one place! "

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  • Content Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    29 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    New York

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

  • About them:
  • I am a huge travel addict who has a regular 9-5 job and outside of this try to explore the world, search for unique places and hidden gems! I hope my tips and photos can be an inspiration for you!

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

United States

What do you love most about Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area?

"The Columbia River Gorge has one of the best concentrations of waterfall hikes with over 90 waterfalls in the area waiting to be explored!"

Favourite time of year to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

"Late spring or early autumn! Both provide good weather conditions, a chance to see new blooms or fall foliage & minimised crowds."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get lost in nature!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Wear layers & always bring a jacket. The Gorge is known to have big wind gusts, especially in the late fall, winter, and early Spring. Best to be prepared with a jacket or layers."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"The historic Vista House at Crown Point is an excellent starting point for your drive on HWY 30. Climb to the top for the best views of the Columbia River."

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  • Influencer
  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️