Azerbaijan Georgia & Armenia – Across The Caucasus

Azerbaijan Georgia & Armenia – Across The Caucasus

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Azerbaijan Georgia & Armenia – Across The Caucasus

15 Days Starting in BAKU and ending in YEREVAN

Visiting: Baku, Lahich, Lahij, Sheki, Telavi, Gori, Mkinvartsveri, Tbilisi, Dilijan, Goris, Yerevan

Tour operator:

Wild Frontiers

Tour code:

ATC

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 12

Physical rating:

Low, Low / Moderate

Age range:

1-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Wild Frontiers with any specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:

English

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

This if we say so ourselves, is an outstanding itinerary, capturing the best of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, one of our favourite regions for cultural adventure.Taking you from the shores of the Caspian Sea and the splendid history of Baku, through the pretty wine fields of Kakheti and up to the spectacular High Caucasus mountains, you will be following in the footsteps of Silk Road traders, Crusader Knights and Ottoman Princes. This region, lying at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, is packed with the legends of the Golden Fleece, stunning scenery and warm and hospitable people.It also, amazingly, remains relatively unknown even to many experienced travellers and this is the perfect summer trip for those wanting a diverse experience in an often overlooked part of our world.

Highlights

  • Explore on foot and discover the heritage and history of Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku

  • Discover Armenia’s monasteries and learn more about the world’s first Christian nation

  • Enjoy traditional Georgian cuisine and the country’s signature qvevri-made wines

  • Soak up nature’s finest as you enjoy walks through the heart of the Caucasus Mountains

  • Get off the beaten track and stay in a remote village in Azerbaijan and mingle with the locals

  • Admire the region’s architectural wonders, from ancient cave towns to UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Tour Starts In Baku

Location: Baku

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Central Park or similar

Rooms will be available in Baku from this afternoon. Those arriving on the group flights will arrive in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Day 2 : In Baku

Location: Baku

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Central Park or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, this morning, we will head to the UNESCO site of Qobustan, home to over 6000 Stone Age cave drawings, where we will explore the caves and petroglyphs. Then, after lunch at a local restaurant we’ll journey out onto the Absheron Peninsula to visit Yanar Dag, one of the only remaining natural “fire mountains” that the region was once universally famous for.

Day 3 : Baku – Lahij

Location: Baku, Lahich

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Evim or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll have the full morning to enjoy Baku, the Caucasus’s most cosmopolitan city. We’ll focus predominantly on the old walled city and after entering via the Shamaxi gate, we’ll visit the imposing Maiden Tower and the impressive Shirvanshahs’ Palace (both UNESCO World Heritage sites). After lunch we will head west and finally into the foothills of the Caucasus to the picturesque mountain village of Lehij, famed for its coppersmiths and thriving craft trade.

Day 4 : Lahij – Seki

Location: Lahij, Sheki

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheki Saray or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After time for a wander around this lovely village with time to meet (and haggle with!) the friendly locals, we’ll set off to Seki, once a key trading post, sitting as it does on a major crossroads. This is our base for the next two nights and is one of the country’s highlights.

Day 5 : In Seki

Location: Sheki

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheki Saray or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With a full day in Seki region, there’ll be time to visit the beautifully renovated Khan’s palace, the museum and local market and head out to the pretty village of Kis to see the round-towered Albanian Church. This afternoon there will be some free time so you can explore Seki at your own speed.

Day 6 : Seki – Telavi (Georgia)

Location: Sheki, Telavi

Accommodation: Rusiko's Guesthouse or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will transfer to the Lagodekhi checkpoint and cross over into the Kakheti wine-growing region of Georgia. After lunch in a local house, we’ll drive to the Nekresi Monastery (4th century), once on the Silk Road, and visit the photogenic fortified church complex of Gremi. In the evening we arrive in Telavi.

Day 7 : Telavi – Gori

Location: Telavi, Gori

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Victoria or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, before we leave Telavi, we’ll visit the local market. We’ll then visit the 18th century fortified hilltop town of Sighnaghi. From here we will visit a unique wine cellar where wine is produced and stored, and taste some of the typical wines of the region. On our way to Gori we will make a stop at the Georgian State Museum to see it's stunning treasures.

Day 8 : Gori – Kazbegi

Location: Gori, Mkinvartsveri

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Porta Caucasia or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gori is infamous not only as one of the focal points of the Russian occupation in August 2008 but also as the birth place of a certain Josef Stalin. Here we will visit the fascinating Stalin Museum (which remains unchanged since its Cold War era opening), before heading on to the ancient remains of the Uplistsikhe cave city. After lunch we’ll start our very scenic drive up through the High Caucasus Mountains along the Georgian Military Highway, which is still a major route linking Georgia with Russia. En route to our night stop at Kazbegi we’ll visit Ananuri, a 17th century architectural complex, overlooking the Zhinvali reservoir.

Day 9 : Kazbegi – Tbilisi

Location: Mkinvartsveri, Tbilisi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sharden or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, there will be a chance to take a walk for about 2 hours up through beautiful valleys and forests to the Gergeti Trinity church (14th century) located on top of the mountain (2170m) and one of the country’s most iconic images. Weather permitting, we may also be able to catch a glimpse of one the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – Mt Kazbegi (5047m). Afterwards, leaving the High Caucasus behind us we head for Georgia’s ancient capital and its religious centre - Mtskheta (3000 years old), visiting two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Jvari church (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) where the Robe of Christ is said to be buried. Then we’ll continue on to Georgia’s stunning capital, Tbilisi, where we’ll have 2 nights.

Day 10 : In Tbilisi

Location: Tbilisi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sharden or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning we will have a city tour including all of Old Tbilisi. From the Metekhi Church overlooking the river Mtkvari (13th century) to the Narikala Fortress, one of the oldest fortifications in the city (4th century), we’ll also pay a visit to the Sulphur Baths, the synagogue, the Anchiskhati Church (6th century) and Sioni Cathedral (6/7th century) where the cross of St. Nino – the woman who brought Christianity to Georgia – is preserved. All these sights are in close proximity and it’s a pleasant walk. We then have the rest of the day to soak up the café culture of Tbilisi, relax and shop.

Day 11 : Tbilisi – Dilijan (Armenia)

Location: Tbilisi, Dilijan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast we will drive to the Armenian border and cross over. We will then drive to the 12th century Haghartsin monastery, before reaching the alpine town of Dilijan.

Day 12 : Dilijan – Goris

Location: Dilijan, Goris

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mirhav or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exploring further this ancient land, we will drive via Lake Sevan, one of the world’s largest high altitude lakes (1900m) on our way to visit the medevial Sevanavank Monastery. We will go via the Selim Caravanserai, dating from 1332 and reputed to be the best preserved of its type in the country. On our way to Goris we will stop off at the prehistoric site of Karahunj, Armenia's Stonehenge.

Day 13 : Goris – Yerevan

Location: Goris, Yerevan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Imperial Palace or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we will head to one of the highlights of Armenia - Tatev monastery - which is reached by the longest cable car in the world. On our way to Yerevan we will stop at Noravank Monastery, which was founded in the 13th Century.

Day 14 : In Yerevan Area

Location: Yerevan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Imperial Palace or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will enjoy the morning sightseeing around the Armenian capital, Yerevan. We will head to the Matendaran Manuscript museum and also visit the Memorial to the 1915 Genocide, before heading to the Cascades, a giant stairway made of limestone, which houses a contemporary art gallery hosting local and international exhibits. After lunch we will have some free time to explore the Armenia capital at our own pace, before heading out for our farewell dinner.

Day 15 : Tour Ends In Yerevan

Location: Yerevan

Meals Included: Breakfast

The tour ends after breakfast at the hotel (rooms available until midday today).

What's Included

  • MEALS

    14 x Breakfasts, 13 x Lunches, 13 x Dinners

  • GROUP SIZE

    Maximum: 12

  • TRANSPORT

    Transport on the tour will vary from country to country e.g. usually coasters in Azerbaijan & Armenia, minibuses in Georgia, though it will depend on the final group size.

  • CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

    Contributions to carbon offset & tree planting projects for all bookings

  • EXPERT TEAM

    The full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides where appropriate

  • ACCOMMODATION

    3 nights x Premium8 nights x Superior3 nights x Simple

  • FITNESS RATING

    Low / Moderate

  • ENTRANCE FEES

    All entrance fees for sights mentioned in the itinerary

What's Not Included

We believe in a completely transparent approach to pricing with no hidden extras. As such, please note that the following are not included in the cost of the tour.Visas & Travel Insurance: Visas will always be tour
ationality dependent but travel insurance is mandatoryTips: Always optional but some guidance will be given in the pre-departure information documentsInternational .Flights: Please ask us for an obligation-free quote for flights which originate in the UKAirport .Transfers: We include complimentary transfers if arriving/departing on the suggested group flights.Beverages & any costs of a personal nature: This will include items such as laundry and souvenirs

Visas

Visas are necessary for many of the destinations we travel to and while we aim to provide you with the most up-to-date information, requirements frequently change and as such for the latest advice we advise that you check with the relevant embassies or contact our recommended visa agency, Travcour www.travcour.com 

For this tour, UK passport holders currently require a visa for Azerbaijan but not for Georgia or Armenia.

Non-UK passport holders or non-UK residents should contact the relevant embassies for individual requirements.

Further details will be sent out to you on booking, however ensuring that correct and valid visas are obtained remains the sole responsibility of the client.

Key Aspects to Consider

Anyone in a reasonable state of health, with an open mind and a sense of adventure should be perfectly able to cope with this tour, as many of the activities are optional. There will be some long journeys in the vehicles on the tour, so please be prepared for this. 

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    12

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yea

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    We include complimentary transfers if arriving/departing on the suggested group flights

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have a complete Covid-19 hub here: https://www.wildfrontierstravel.com/en_GB/covid-hub

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

    Over 70% of passengers on our group tours are solo adventurers. Unlike many tour operators, we don’t believe in charging solo travellers a premium, so if you are happy to share a room with a fellow traveller of the same sex, you will pay exactly the same as a couple..Occasionally you may even end up with your own room. You can travel as a single traveller on any of our holidays, from our escorte

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2002

  • Do I need to be double-vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel with you?

    In most cases, yes. Not only are many destinations making double-vaccination a requirement of entry to the country and/or access to restaurants, museums etc., but additionally on all our group tours for the foreseeable future, for everyone’s peace of mind, we are asking that all clients be double vaccinated.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Robin Bergart  

Robin Bergart

I very much enjoyed my trip to the Caucasus. Fasc

I very much enjoyed my trip to the Caucasus. Fascinating and invigorating!

Alan Cassels  

Alan Cassels

The three cities of Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan, wer

The three cities of Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan, were gems, lively and picturesque...

Bridget Oeppen  

Bridget Oeppen

I really enjoyed the variety of landscapes seen on

I really enjoyed the variety of landscapes seen on this trip.

Andrew Simmonds  

Andrew Simmonds

This trip is a fascinating insight into how three

This trip is a fascinating insight into how three distinct countries have developed since the collapse of the USSR.

Chris Sherwood  

Chris Sherwood

A fascinating trip through Azerbaijan, Georgia and

A fascinating trip through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia - Wild Frontiers delivered again!

Glenn Ingram - Across The Caucasus  

Glenn Ingram - Across The Caucasus

A great introduction to the three countries of the

A great introduction to the three countries of the South Caucuses. Excellent insight into the cultures and foods of these countries.

Andrea Bradbury  

Andrea Bradbury

There were so many major highlights on this trip.T

There were so many major highlights on this trip.The 3 cities all very different...

Nigel Branscombe  

Nigel Branscombe

Vibrant European style cities contrast with the re

Vibrant European style cities contrast with the relaxed rural lifestyle in the countryside. All three countries have a wealth of history over many centuries that is largely ignored in the West despite its significant influence on our culture. Their food and hospitality is astounding (tip: elasticated waists essential) with a well-deserved reputation.

Gwen Tutty - Across The Caucasus  

Gwen Tutty - Across The Caucasus

We had a brilliant holiday and would certainly rec

We had a brilliant holiday and would certainly recommend Wild Frontiers. Hopefully, we will in the future go on another adventure with them.

Susan Homes  

Susan Homes

Great mixture of rural countryside, mountains town

Great mixture of rural countryside, mountains towns and cities plus ancient monasteries and churches to experience.

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