- duration 16 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 18-99 yrs
- max group size 14
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-30293
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Unearth the fascinating capital cities of Baku, Tbilisi & Yerevan
- Explore the iconic, dramatically sited Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia
- See the ancient rock carvings, mud volcanoes and gas-stones at Gobustan Reserve
- Visit Khor Virap monastery and its breathtaking Mount Ararat backdrop
- Discover Sheki, Azerbaijan’s Silk Road gem
- Enjoy time in the famous wine growing region of Kakheti
- Take in Lake Sevan, Geghard Cave Monastery and the holy city of Echmiadzin
- Wonder at the UNESCO listed Mtskheta, an outstanding example of medieval religious architecture
- Discover the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe
- Experience the beautiful Caucasus Mountains around Kazbegi
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Baku to Yerevan via Tbilisi, take the paths less travelled through the Caucasus. This remarkable journey includes diverse landscapes, magnificent architecture and rich cultural heritage. We begin in the fascinating city of Baku, the capitol of Azerbaijan, and famous for its walled old city. From here we visit Sheki Khans Palace, Sheki Khans Summer Palace and Caravanserai. As we learn about this enthralling country, we enjoy time in the famous wine growing region of Kakheti. Making our way to Georgia, we enjoy the country's capital, Tbilisi and discover the cultural, natural and gastronomic splendours that this wonderful country has to offer. We take time to marvel at the UNESCO listed Mtskheta, an outstanding example of medieval religious architecture; and explore the beautiful Caucasus Mountains around Kazbegi. We make our way to the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe, which played an important role in Georgian history. We will explore one of the most amazing sites of Georgia: Vardzia, a cave complex (12th century) that once was a concealed city. Continuing on to Gyumri, a city of rich traditions and culture, we' walk in the historic downtown admiring the city's old architecture from 19th century. From here we visit the ruins of medieval Amberd castle and surrounds, and tour the holy city Echmiadzin, the religious capital of Armenia, and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not to be missed, we'll take in beautiful Lake Sevan and the 13th century rock-carved monastery of Geghard. At the 1st century Garni pagan temple we'll walk down the scenic Garni gorge to see the unique rock formations called 'Symphony of Stones'. Our travels conclude in Yerevan, the capitol of Armenia, with it's grand Soviet-era architecture.
Day 1 : Join in Baku, Azerbaijan
Day 2 : Medieval Walled City of Baku
Day 3 : Gobustan State Historical & Artistic Reserve
Day 4 : Sheki, Azerbaijan's Silk Road Town
Day 5 : Balakan/Lagodekhi border to Kvareli
Day 6 : Kakheti Region
Day 7 : In Tbilisi
Day 8 : Mtskheta to Kazbegi National Park
Day 9 : Juta village and walk in the Caucasus Mountains
Day 10 : Gori and Borjomi Park
Day 11 : Vardzia to Gyumri
Day 12 : In Gyumri, to Yerevan
Day 13 : Explore Yerevan & Echmiadzin
Day 14 : Day trip to Lake Sevan
Day 15 : To Geghard and Garni
Day 16 : In Yerevan, trip concludes
- Accommodation in hotels/guesthouse on a twin share basis
- 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 14 dinners
- All internal transport by private vehicle
- Airport transfers (day 1 and 16 only)
- English speaking local tour guides
- Local sightseeing & entrance fees to monuments
- Assistance on arranging visas
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
- International flights
- Airport and departure taxes
- Travel insurance
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 05 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 December 2023, a deposit of 306 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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