- duration 15 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 16-99 yrs
- max group size 18
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-24595
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Cosmopolitan Yerevan: City tour
- Major Armenian Christian sites
- Spectacular views of Mt Ararat (weather permitting)
- Tbilisi: City Tour & Mtskhetai, ancient capital
- Travelling the Georgian Military Highway to the high Caucasus
- Legacies: Russian, Arab, Mongol, early Christian and many more!
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Caucasus tours are numbered among our most popular offerings! Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is the entry point on this tour through the Caucasus and we take a couple of days to explore the fascinating historic sites in this remarkable destination.
Mediaeval palaces, beautiful mausoleums, grand mosques and glorious vineyards are but a few of the notable sights as we start our tour in Baku, 'the city of the winds'. Following the ancient Silk Road trade route, we travel through Azerbaijan and head for the most ancient settlements and architectural centres of the country at Sheki, a town founded over 2,700 years ago.
As we travel from Azerbaijan to Georgia, we visit cathedrals, churches, monasteries, fortresses and secular sites that detail the countries' long, and at times tumultuous, histories, as well as taking time to stop by some UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
We learn about the ancient world, its kings and its peoples and marvel at the great cultural and ethnic diversity of the modern-day region; in Georgia alone, mosques and synagogues stand alongside Armenian, Roman Catholic and Georgian churches and the multi-ethnic city marketplaces have a distinctly Eastern, cosmopolitan feel.
Departing from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, we head north into the lofty Caucasus Mountains, with quaint early churches, friendly villages set against soaring peaks, and history dating from ancient times.
We then enter Armenia, the first nation in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. Yerevan, its capital, mixes a plethora of intricately crafted religious sites with buildings primarily constructed from the pink-hued 'tuff' stone unique to the area.
Day : 1 Arrival in Baku
Day : 2 Baku: City Tour & Atashgah Fire Temple
Day : 3 Baku: Gobustan National Park
Day : 4 Baku - Shemakha - Sheki
Day : 5 Sheki, Azerbaijan - Telavi, Georgia
Day : 6 Telavi - Davit Gareja Monastery - Tbilisi
Day : 7 Tbilisi: City Tour
Day : 8 Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Kazbegi (Stepantsminda)
Day : 9 Kazbegi Area
Day : 10 Kazbegi - Uplistsikhe - Akhaltsikhe
Day : 11 Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia, Georgia - Gyumri, Armenia
Day : 12 Gyumri - Garni Temple & Geghard Monastery Complex - Yerevan
Day : 13 Yerevan: City Tour
Day : 14 Exploring South of Yerevan & Leisure Time in Yerevan
Day : 15 Departure
- Accommodation in three and four-star properties. Should such accommodation be unavailable, suitable alternatives will be provided
- 14 Breakfast
- 13 Dinner
- 1 Lunch
- All included
- Guided by Expert Tour Leaders.
- Any international flights to Baku and from Yerevan are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this The Caucasus tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Caucasus tour. You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 64 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 500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 64 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
The Caucasus 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 The Caucasus 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.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This trip has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with the assurance that we have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so you can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
- This trip will adhere to local authorities’ requirements on group sizes. Group sizes will be reduced or spilt throughout the tour duration or on some days to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be implemented during transportation and followed on the accommodation premises as well.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day.
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