From The Caspian Sea To The Black Sea Coast

(Azerbaijan – Georgia) (11 days / 10 nights)

*total touring distance ±1790km

The Great Silk Road was stretched from the Caspian Sea to the Balck Sea coast. Once upon a time ancient caravans passed here, carrying delicate jewels, precious stones and spices. Today the Great Sild Road sites can be visited while travelling in the South Caucasus Countries.

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
Drive along Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural Complex
13:00 - Lunch* Hike up to Gergeti Trinity Church – app.3hr hiking (or by 4WD vehicle*)
20:00 – Dinner at the hotel

Overnight in Gudauri

Day 8: Trip to the oldest urban settlement in Georgia (touring distance ±335km)

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 Kutaisi, the ancient Kingdom of Colchis
20:00 - Dinner*

Overnight in Kutaisi

Day 9: Trip to Black Sea Coast (touring distance .±145km)

9:00 – Visit Gelati Monastery – the UNESCO Heritage Site. Drive to Batumi
13:00 – Lunch; Explore Batumi, one of the most beautiful cities of the Black Sea Soast
20:00 – Dinner*

Overnight in Batumi

Day 10: Free Day in Batumi

9:00 – Botanical Garden*
13:00 – Lunch*. Explore Mountains of Adjara*
20:00 – Farewell dinner

Overnight in Batumi

Important Notice:

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