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15 Days – From Baku to Yerevan, step off the tourist trail in the Caucasus Mountains

Watch arid landscapes give way to verdant hillsides and majestic snow-capped mountains on this eye opening adventure through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Explore a land where the walls speak of centuries of rich history, where ancient traditions intersect with a modern way of life. Journey through forests and past tall mountain peaks to find medieval mosques and villages. Wander through cosmopolitan Baku and Tbilisi, and make friends with the friendly Georgian locals over a glass of Qvevri wine. Tour operates on selected dates between April and October annually and in small groups up to 12 guests.

Itinerary

Baku – Sheki – Kvareli – Sighnaghi – Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe – Vardzia – Uplistsikhe – Gudauri – Dilijan – Yerevan

Inclusions

  • Baku – Maiden’s Tower / Shirvan Shah Palace / Carpet Museum / Caravanserai / Absheron Peninsula Tour
  • Qobustan – Petroglyphs
  • Sheki – Mud volcano / Khan’s Palace / Craft Workshop Visit / Bazaar
  • Gremi – Architectural Complex (Closed Mondays)
  • Kvareli – Lunch with a Local Family and Winery Visit
  • Tbilisi – Old Town Walking Tour
  • Sighnaghi – Town Stopover
  • Tbilisi – National History Museum / Narikala Fortress / Enamel Workshop
  • Sighnaghi – Georgian Wine Tasting & Home Cooked Lunch
  • Mtskheta – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Akhaltsikhe – Rabat Fortress
  • Meskheti – Khertvisi Fortress
  • Vardzia – Cave Town
  • Gori – Stalin Museum
  • Uplistsikhe – Cave Complex
  • Ananuri – Architectural Complex
  • Stepantsminda – Gergeti Trinity Church Hike
  • Haghpat – Haghpat Monastery
  • Armenia – Geghard Monastery – UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Lake Sevan – Sevanavank Monastery
  • Yerevan – Garni Temple and Duduk Performance / City Tour
  • Armenia – Zvartnots Temple

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Be serenaded by traditional singers while sampling regional food and wine prepared by our Georgian friends
  • Azerbaijan’s cosmopolitan capital of Baku is often referred to as the ‘new Dubai’. Enjoy a guided walking tour around the city’s World Heritage-listed Old Town
  • Mud volcanoes, ancient mosques, lush forests and tall peaks – the Caucasus Mountains will take your breath away
  • See the historical sights of Mtskheta, Georgia’s 3,000-year old ancient capital and religious centre
  • Explore the city of Yerevan in Armenia and gaze at the majestic Mt Ararat

Is this trip right for you?

  • There are some long travel days on this adventure. While tiring, this is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers and enjoy the passing scenery.
  • As we don’t want you to miss anything, the itinerary is densely packed, so you’ll be busy squeezing in as many sights and activities as you can. Take the down time when you can for relaxing or independent exploration.
  • You will have 3 different local leaders on this tour, changing at each border crossing so that in each place you have a local expert.
  • Georgia & Armenia are two of the oldest Christian countries on earth which means that sightseeing often focuses on churches and monasteries of which locals are extremely proud, but some travelers find a bit repetitive. You are always welcome to sit out an included sight and explore on your own while the leader takes the group inside.
  • Some activities, including the trip to the high Caucausus around Kazbegi are weather and road condition dependent. Your leader will keep you up to date on any necessary itinerary changes due to local conditions.
  • On some days, there is a lot of walking between sights and around towns and cities. While it can be tiring to be on your feet, this is the best way to see a destination. Make sure you bring comfortable walking shoes with good support.

from $4,920.00 per person – share twin basis

Terms and Conditions apply. Subject to availability and subject to change. Cost is based on selected departure dates and excludes international flights to Baku and from Yerevan (tour starting and ending points), any items not listed under inclusions. Peregrine terms and conditions apply.

Are you ready for something different? Do you consider yourself anything but a tourist, more like an adventurer … then this may just be the thing for you.

Enquire about this deal

PLEASE CONTACT GLENNIS FOR FURTHER DETAILS and terms and conditions on 09 262 1829 or email glennis@youmanukau.co.nz