Discover South Caucasus


Azerbaijan / Georgia / Armenia

*Total touring distance ±2670km

The south Caucasus comprises three unique, yet interconnected Countires: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan. The history of Orthodox Christian Georgia, Gregorian Christian Armenia and Muslim Azerbaijan is blend in centuries of friendship and battle for survival. Still each country is unique with its own distinct customs, traditions and religion. The Caucasus boasts the evidence of flourishing culture with impressive architectural monuments, archaeological and pagan sites, monastic jewels and centuries old mosques, nature sites, National parks as well as cities.

Day 1: Arrival to Baku

Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Baku

Day 2: Baku Old City & Absheron Peninsula tour (touring distance ±50km)

9:00 – Baku City Tour. Shirvanshah’s Palace, Maidan Tower, Ateshgah, Carpet Museum
13:00 – Lunch. Drive to Absheron Peninsual. Visit the Burning mountain Yanar Dag, Mardakan Castle, Ramana Castle
20:00 - Dinner*

Overnight in Baku

Day 3: Baku-Gobustan-Shamakhi-Sheki (touring distance ±350km)

9:00 – Drive to Gobustan. Visit Gobustan National Park. Drive to Shamakhi. Visiting Diribaba Mausoleum
13:00 – Lunch
Visit Juma-Mosque (Friday Mosque) of Shamakhi city
Visit Seven Domes – the complex of tombs built for Shirvan’s royal family in 18th c. Drive to Sheki
20:00 - Dinner*

Overnight in Sheki

Day 4: Sheki- Lagodekhi Border-Tbilisi (touring distance ±320km)

9:00 – visit Sheki Khan’s Palace
12:00 – Lunch. Drive to Lagodegkhi Border
Visit Gremi Architectural Complex (16th – 17th cc)
Drive to Tbilisi
20:00 - Dinner*

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 5: Half Day Tbilisi City Tour (touring distance ±50km)

10:00 – Tbilisi Sightseeing tour. Sights to visit: Old City, Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, Abanotubani, - Sulphur bath district, Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, Rustaveli Avenue
13:00 – Lunch*
Free time. Suggested places to visit: National Museum of Georgia*, Open Air Ethnographic Museum*
20:00 - Dinner

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 6: Round trip to Wine Region - Kakheti (touring distance ±380km)

9:00 – Drive to Kakheti region
Visit: Bodbe Nunnery, Sighnaghi - City of Love
13:00 – Lunch and wine tasting at local winery
Visit Tsinandali Family Estate
20:00 - Dinner*. Drive to Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 7: From Tbilisi to Khevi Province (touring distance ±205km)

9:00 – Drive to Mtskheta. Sights to visit: Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
13:00 - Lunch*
Drive along Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural complez
20:00 – Dinner at the hotel

Overnight in Gudauri

Day 8: Explore the Greater Caucasus Mountains (touring distance ±65km)

9:00 – Drive to Stepantsminda
Hike up to Gergeti Trinity church – apps. 3hrs. hiking (or by 4WD vehicle*)
13:00 – Lunch*
Drive back to Gudauri
20:00 – Dinner at the hotel

Overnight in Gudauri

Day 9: Trip to the oldest urban settlement in Georgia (touring distance ±450km)

9:00 – Drive to Uplistsikhe. Explore Uplistsikhe rock-hewn town
13:00 – Lunch
Visit Stalin’s Museum and the house, where Stalin, the leader of Soviet Union, was born
Drive to Akhaltsikhe via Borjomi. Visit Borjomi Park to taste Brojomi mineral water
20:00 - Dinner*

Overnight in Akhaltsikhe

Day 10: Akhaltsikhe – Vardzia – Yerevan (touring distance ±320km)

9:00 – Drive to Vardzia, explore Vardzia Cave Complex
13:00 - Lunch*
Photo stop at Khertvisi Fortress. Drive to Yerevan
20:00 – Dinner

Overnight in Yerevan

Day 11: Yerevan – Echmiadzin - Yerevan (touring distance ±50km)

9:00 – Drive to Echmiadzin Visit Echmiadzin Cathedral. – The UNESCO World Heritage Sight
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Yerevan city tour. Visit of Matenadaran Museum and Tsitsernakaberd – the memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Great Armenian Genocide
20:00 – Dinner*

Overnight in Yerevan

Day 12: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Khor Virap - Yerevan (touring distance ±150km)

I10:00 – Visit Garni Hellenistic temple and Geghard
Monastery – the UNESCO World Heritage Sights
13:00 – Lunch
Visit Khor-Virap – “Deep Dungeon”, one of the holiest sites in Armenian
20:00 – Dinner*

Overnight in Yerevan

Day 13: Yerevan – Sevan – Sadakhlo – Tbilisi (touring distance ±280km)

9:00 – Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. Visit Sevan Monastery
13:00 – Lunch
Drive to Alaverdi
Visit Haghpat Monastery. Drive to Tbilisi
20:00 – Dinner*

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 14: Departure from Tbilisi

Transfer to airport


Important Notice:

This is a sample Itinerary. The final program will be reflected on your own special quote.