Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

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Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

23 Days Starting and ending in United Kingdom

Visiting: Baku, Yanar Dag, Gebele, Sheki, Akhasheni Wine Resort & SPA, Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe City Caves, Kutaisi, Okatse Canyon, Mestia, Chalati, Ushguli, Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Vardzia, Dilijan, Sevan, Goris, Yerevan, Garni Villa

Tour operator:

Wendy Wu

Tour code:

1657

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 28

Physical rating:

Medium, Level 3

Age range:

16-70

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$6718
$5672 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$748 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$299 -16%
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Tour Overview

An adventure through the Caucasus at the point where East meets West, this tour highlights a real contrast of cultures. See beautiful mountain scenery, enjoy delicious food and wine, and wonder at ancient fortresses, cathedrals, mosques and temples. Our Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Highlights

  • Travel through the picturesque Caucasus Mountains in the northwest of Azerbaijan

  • Visit Akhaltsikhe and explore the ancient fortress of Rabat

  • Sample traditional Georgian cuisine and the country's signature wines

  • Visit Yanardag Fire Mountain, also known as Burning Hill, where natural gas has been ablaze for hundreds of years

  • Learn about the Art of Icon Painting in the ancient city of Mtskheta

  • Learn how to make Khachapuri, one of Georgia's most popular snacks

  • Enjoy traditional yoghurt making with locals in the Caucasus Mountains

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Azerbaijan
Location: Baku
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to to Baku, Azerbaijan's laidback capital. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Stroll down Martyrs' Lane to the seafront before heading into Icheri Sheher, the atmospheric old city for a delicious local dinner.

Day 3 : Baku City Tour
Location: Baku
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the city, visiting the treasures of Icheri Sheher - Shirvanshah's Palace, a caravanserai and the Maiden Tower. Later, visit the Carpet Museum and the main market square, with its numerous art studios and souvenir stalls.

Day 4 : Visit Yanar Dag
Location: Yanar Dag, Baku
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit Yanar Dag, meaning 'Burning Mountain', a fire fed by natural gas seeping through the sandstone and Ateshgah, the UNESCO-listed Fire Temple of Baku. Explore the medieval fortress of Mardakan and, after lunch, drive to Gobustan National Park to visit the Petroglyph Museum and view rock carvings dating back to 10,000 BC.

Day 5 : Caucasus Mountains
Location: Gebele
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head north through the spectacular landscapes of the Caucasus Mountains. Stop in the ancient city of Shamakhi, visiting the 8th-century Juma Mosque and pop into a local home to try your hand at traditional yoghurt making. Continue to the city of Gabala.

Day 6 : Explore Sheki
Location: Sheki
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the ruins of the ancient walled city Chukhur Gabala and visit the Gabala Historical Ethnography Museum. Visit Nidj village to meet the native Udin people before arriving in Sheki. Browse the wares of the colourful bazaar, visit Sheki Palace and the village of Kis.

Day 7 : Georgia Wine Tour
Location: Akhasheni Wine Resort & SPA
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cross over the border into Georgia. Explore a traditional market and visit a local family. Lunch on homemade food, wine and Georgian 'chacha' before travelling through picturesque landscapes of vineyards and wine villages, to the magnificent wine cave at Kvareli and the Chavchavadze Estate. Continue to Akhasheni Wine Resort which, as well as being your overnight accommodation, will host you for a wine tour and tasting.

Day 8 : Discover Sighnaghi
Location: Sighnaghi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to the beautiful 18th-century town of Sighnaghi. Continue to Bodbe Convent, the burial place – so legend tells – of St Nino, who converted Georgia to Christianity in the 4th century. Arrive in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and have dinner in the atmospheric old town.

Day 9 : Explore Tbilisi
Location: Tbilisi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the sights of Tbilisi. Visit the 13th-century Metekhi church, the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali and Narikala Fortress. Stroll through the Sharden area, where narrow streets are lined with cosy cafés, wine bars and souvenir shops.

Day 10 : Discover Ancient Mtskheta
Location: Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Tbilisi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning visit the 3,000-year-old ancient capital – Mtskheta. Spend time visiting the city’s historical sights including the UNESCO-listed Svetitskhoveli Cathedral where, preserved in the crypt, it is said the robe of Christ resides. Later, travel to Gudauri to visit a local painter to learn about Georgian icon painting and ‘teka’ (felt) making.

Day 11 : Uplistsikhe Cave Town
Location: Gori, Uplistsikhe City Caves, Kutaisi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel back along the scenic Tergi River to Gori, the hometown of Joseph Stalin. Visit the Stalin Museum and the tiny house where he was born. Continue to the abandoned cave town of Uplistsikhe, a fascinating complex of ancient dwelling quarters and a three-nave basilica church, all hewn from rock. Continue to Kutaisi.

Day 12 : Visit Okatse Canyon
Location: Okatse Canyon, Mestia
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the local Kutaisi farmers' market and then travel to Okatse Canyon, for panoramic views. Travel on to Svaneti – a region that is home to high mountains, glaciers and ancient traditions. Arrive in Mestia and explore the famous watchtowers that look out over the distant mountains.

Day 13 : Lakhiri Village Hike
Location: Chalati
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you will visit Lakhiri village and take a short hike through a valley to view the Chalati Glacier. Back in Lakhiri enjoy a baking class where you’ll make khachapuri, a famous cheese-filled bread.

Day 14 : Explore Ushguli
Location: Ushguli
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Mulakhi, one of many villages dotted with twenty-metre-high stone watchtowers, built during the Middle Ages to defend against invaders. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Ushguli to visit the 12th Century Lamaria Church, Queen Tamar's Tower and the Ushguli Museum.

Day 15 : Around Kutaisi
Location: Kutaisi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pay a visit to the beautiful hillside Gelati Monastery before exploring the Prometheus Grotto, one of Georgia's natural wonders. Return to Kutaisi to explore the cobbled streets of the town as you make your way up to the ruins of Bagrati Palace and citadel.

Day 16 : Visit Borjomi Spa
Location: Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Borjomi Spa, famous for its mineral springs, and taste the waters for yourself. Continue to Akhaltsikhe, where you will visit the multi-cultural complex of Rabath. Wander the Rabat Fortress (Old Town) with its rare examples of darbazebi (traditional houses), castles, mosques and synagogues.

Day 17 : Into Armenia
Location: Vardzia, Dilijan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit Vardzia, a magnificent 12th Century cave town, before crossing the border into Armenia. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Haghpat Monastery and continue to the medieval kingdom of Dzoraget. Travel to Dilijan, a town that boasts an old district filled with craftsmans workshops, galleries and a museum.

Day 18 : Dilijian Monasteries
Location: Dilijan, Sevan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover Haghartsin Monastery, a beautiful example of medieval Armenian architecture nestled in lush woodland. Enjoy lunch with a local family before driving on to Lake Sevan, known as the ‘Emerald of Armenia’. Visit Sevanavank, a beautiful monastery on its shores. Enjoy stunning sunset views over Lake Sevan, where you will overnight.

Day 19 : Journey To Goris
Location: Goris
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day at the 'Forest of Khachkars', a fascinating medieval cemetery before travelling by road to the southern town of Goris via Selim Caravanserai. Visit the mysterious Karahunge Observatory, where the scenery and mountain setting provide a spectacular backdrop.

Day 20 : Wine And Cheese Making
Location: Yerevan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to the 10th Century Tatev Monastery, before a wine tasting at Areni Winery. Lunch today is in a local home, where you will have the opportunity to see how to distil vodka, enjoy homemade wine, and learn how to make Armenian cheese. Finally, visit Noravank Monastery – a great religious and cultural centre located in the midst of impressive red cliffs. Continue to the capital city of Yerevan.

Day 21 : Explore Yerevan
Location: Yerevan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Established in 782 BC, Yerevan is a thriving city with all the hustle and bustle of a modern capital. Start your explorations in Republic Square, continuing to the Opera House and the Cafesjian Centre for the Arts. Travel to Echmiadzin, a spiritual centre and the seat of the Armenian Catholicos and stop at the ruins of 7th Century Zvartnots.

Day 22 : Garni Village
Location: Yerevan, Garni Villa, Yerevan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit Garni Village to see its 1st Century temple and have lunch at a local family home where you will learn flatbread making techniques. After lunch, visit Geghard Monastery and the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex. Sit down to a farewell dinner tonight.

Day 23 : Fly Yerevan To The Uk
Location: Yerevan
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, arriving later the same day.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    3* plus to 4* accommodation throughout

  • Country Entry Visas

    Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • International Travel

    International flights from the UK and current taxes (prices based on London Heathrow departures)

  • Fully Guided

    Touring with guides

  • Entrance Fees

  • Meals

    Meals as specified in the itinerary

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping paid locally approx.

    USD $110

  • Flight upgrade

    Flight upgrades available on request (subject to additional cost)

  • Single Accommodation

    Single room for solo travellers available on request, from £820

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    3* plus and 4* throughout

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    This tour is suitable for those aged 16 years & over

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping to be paid locally, estimated at USD $100

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes. Tour price is based on London Heathrow departures

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    This tour is rated Physical Level 3. A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time in vehicles rather than hiking or travelling to remote locations. You’ll be getting on and off coaches, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. There will be sightseeing on foot for both short and extended periods of time.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders are included

  • What is the maximum group size?

    28 passengers

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes. Price for the specific departure is available on request

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any changes to confirmed bookings need to be sent to us in writing via your travel agent. Please refer to our booking conditions for further information and fees.

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

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your Final Travel Documents are usually sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Your travel pack will include your tour itinerary, hotel details, flight e-tickets and a travel guide. If you have booked with a travel agent, your tickets will be dispatched to your travel agent unless we have been otherwise informed.

  • Will I be travelling with passengers from other countries?

    Our passengers generally enjoy the mixture of British, Australian and American clients on tour. Occasionally we are joined by English-speaking passengers from other countries.

  • Do you allow children on your tours?

    We allow children 12 years and over on our group tours. We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our private or tailormade tours. This will give you more flexibility while on tour.

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Dates & Availability

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Saturday - Sunday

May 11, 2024 - Jun 02, 2024
$6718 $5909 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$311 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Jun 08, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024
$6718 $5672 (USD)

Operator discount: -$748 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$299 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Sunday - Monday

Sep 01, 2024 - Sep 23, 2024
$6718 $5909 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$311 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Sunday - Monday

Oct 06, 2024 - Oct 28, 2024
$6718 $5909 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$311 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

May 17, 2025 - Jun 08, 2025
$6968 $6146 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$323 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Jun 07, 2025 - Jun 29, 2025
$6968 $6146 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$323 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 30, 2025 - Sep 21, 2025
$6968 $6146 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$323 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Sep 06, 2025 - Sep 28, 2025
$6968 $6146 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$323 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Sep 13, 2025 - Oct 05, 2025
$6968 $6146 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$323 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Sep 20, 2025 - Oct 12, 2025
$6968 $6146 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$323 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Sep 27, 2025 - Oct 19, 2025
$6968 $6146 (USD)

Operator discount: -$499 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$323 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Wendy Wu allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 0 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a minimum deposit of 350 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of wendy wu charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • How we Keep you safe on our Tours

    Your safety and well-being will always be our Number 1 priority which is why we’ve instituted the most stringent COVID health and safety protocols on all of our tours. Here is a brief summary of the steps we are taking to ensure you will be safe, secure and satisfied when you travel with us.


    Guides and National Escorts
    Our National Escorts and guides will conduct a Health and Safety briefing with you before the tour begins and will help everyone ensure they adhere to social distancing, hygiene practises and local regulations. They will carry a supply of face masks and hand sanitiser for you to use free of charge and will, of course, observe the highest level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Should anyone on the group fall ill your National Escort will ensure the individual receives swift medical attention and can only return to the group once cleared to do so.


    Transport & Sightseeing
    Vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant after each excursion service, overnight and between different groups.

    You will always have at least one seat between you and your fellow tourers, hand sanitiser will be given to the group on each embarkation and vehicles will be thoroughly ventilated prior to passengers boarding.

    Drivers will always embark vehicles after clients, disembark the group vehicle prior to clients disembarking, and maintain social distancing and a high level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Your guides will assess the situation on the ground avoiding large crowds – where possible, alter timings and splitting the group into smaller sizes.


    Accommodation
    Wendy Wu Tours will only offer hotels that have undergone a detailed hygiene assessment, have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with government standards.

    We will ensure these protocols include staff practising social distancing and wearing appropriate PPI, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in all areas and food safety.


    Dining
    All the restaurants we visit will be researched and inspected regularly to ensure that they follow the strictest health, cleanliness and safety guidelines.

    All waiting staff will wear face masks and gloves and we will arrange à la carte dining, waiter-served meals or waiter-assisted buffets throughout the tour. We will not share open-buffet meals with other hotel or restaurant guests.

    Hand sanitiser will be provided to the group before and after every food and beverage service.

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