Upon arrival, proceed to Gobustan National Park to visit Gobustan museum and rock art. The ‘Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape’ is listed in 2007 as UNESCO Heritage Site. Return to Baku and visit main historical side of Baku which was included into the heritage list of UNESCOs. You will visit the Maiden Tower, Palace of the Shirvanshahs and market square of the Old Town, all which will impress you very much.
Morning depart Baku and drive to Shemakha. Visit the historical Friday Mosque (Juma) before proceed to Sheki, one of Azerbaijan’s highlights towns. Visit to Sheki Khan’s Palace, sweets’ confectionary and local market. A quick photo stop at Caravanserai before head to dinner.
Today, after breakfast, you will be transfer to Azerbaijian-Georgian Border. After immigration clearance, enter Georgia in the region of Kakheti, synonymous in the country with wine, and a fitting place to begin our introduction to the worldrenowned Georgian hospitality and delicious food. Visit winery to have unique Georgian red and white varieties of wines tasting which are produced according Georgian clay vessel “Qvevri” technology. Enjoy lunch with local family with homemade dishes and wine. Thereafter, toward east to visit one of the most unique cities of Georgia Sighnaghi, known as town of love. This city is surrounded by amazing defensive wall on the foreground of breathtaking views of Alazani Valley. Continue to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia for dinner and the night.
Today you’ll start journey to Caucasus Mountains. Drive up the famous Georgian Military Highway (leading to the Georgian-Russian Border), your first stop is Ananuri architectural complex, the two churches and the fortress overlooking Zhinvali Water Reservior. Continue the drive to Stepantsminda (also know as Khabezi), the administrative center of Khevi province. Here we’ll change to 4WD vehicle and drive up the beautiful forest to the top of Gergeti Mountain, where a lone church - Gergeti Trinity Church stands in front of one of the highest mountains of the Great Caucasus – Mt. Kazbegi (5047m). Return to Stepantsminda and drive back to Tbilisi. Tonight, enjoy delicious Georgian cuisine and national folk dance and musical shows at local restaurant.
DAY 6 - TBILISI → MTSKHETA → TBILISI (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Commence the morning by driving to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious centre of Georgia. Discover UNESCO–listed attractions including 6th-century Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Return to Tbilisi and enjoy sightseeing tour of Tbilisi to Metekhi church, Synagogue and Sioni Cathedral. Visit Tbilisi State Museum (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays). After that, ride up to Narikala Fortress by aerial cable car (if weather permit) to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view over the Tbilisi city. Walk downwards to the sulfur bath which made an unforgettable impression on Pushkin, Lermontov, Dumas. Enjoy the superb panoramic views of the Old city.
After breakfast bid farewall to Georgia and rive to Sadakhlo border. After border formalities, meet your Armenia tour guide and transportation, start your acquaintance with Armenia visit to Haghpat Monastery which is among the outstanding works of medieval Armenian architecture and is inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the largest lake which stands out with astonishingly blue water. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery around the lake. Next visit Sevanavank monastery which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. Continue to Armenia’s capital - Yeravan for dinner and overnight.
Start sightseeing of Yeravan city including visit Republic Square, Opera House, Freedom Square and Cascade. Depart to Garni Temple. The citadel and pagan temple of Garni, a picturesque monument of the Hellenistic period and an impressive piece of ancient Armenian architecture. Afterwards visit a local house where we get the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread “lavash” which is usually cooked in the ground oven called “tonir”. Continue to Northeast of Garni, higher up the gorge of the Azat river, there is a magnificent monument of medieval Armenian architecture - Geghard monastery inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. Geghard is another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. Return to Yeravan and visit food market “Gum”.
Today drive to Khor Virap through villages and vineyards and enjoy the Biblical Mt. Ararat on the way. Visit monastery Khor Virap (829m) near the border with Turkey. It is a great place for embracing the most picturesque views of the mountain. Tour continue to the Western part of Armenia, Echmiadzin. Lunch will be in local Art school before visit to Echmiadzin Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage) is one of the oldest standing churches in Christedom. Return to Yerevan with the stop at the ruins of Zvartnots Temple (UNESCO World Heritage) - the ruins of this 7th century church were said to be the most beautiful in the world. Visit to Brandy factory for a tour around the factory and sampling some of the finest examples of celebrated Armenian brandy. End the day program with a farewell dinner in a local restaurant with folk music.
• A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the sequence of the itinerary may be subject to change without prior notice. Visa is required to travel to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.
Do note that the third bed for triple room may be a "roll-away" bed.
The below chart serves a guideline and may not be applicable to all destinations.
For maximum comfort, we highly recommend a family of four to stay in two rooms.
If extra bed are not available, passengers will be put into : 1 Standard Double / Twin Room + 1 Standard Single Room
I want to commend Ms KEK OOI LENG for her excellent customer service. She attended to me when I first made the booking and she listened to our 'complaints'. When we told her that we were disappointed that we couldn't get the free umbrellas, she was in the middle of leading her tour and said she would get back to us when she is back. I didn't expect her to remember but she really remembered and it was such a pleasant surprise to hear from her that she managed to get the umbrellas for us. It was a very nice gesture from her and we appreciate it. Hopefully next time we get a chance for her to be our tour manager for our future trips with EU Holidays.
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