Upon arrival, be welcomed by Azerbaijan
guide and transfer for lunch at local
restaurant. Start the visit from the unusual
Burning Mountain Yanar Dag, an ancient
and visually stunning fire which blazes
continuously on a hillside for thousands of
years. Take a route through the oil fields to
the Absheron Peninsula and visit the Fire
Temple of Ateshgah, the sacred place of
Zoroastrian (UNESCO Heritage site). Return
to Baku and indulge in the scenic vistas of
Baku new city & Flame Towers on coach.
Photo stop at Heydar Aliyev Center designed
by Zaha Hadid with its distinctive architecture
and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp
angles. Then move to Icheri Sheher the
oldest part of the city. Visit the Maiden
Tower, Shirvanshahs’ Palace, caravanserai,
and market square with numerous art studios
and souvenir stalls. Enjoy authentic dinner at
the museum like-traditional restaurant with
tasty Azeri food.
Visit Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza village.
Continue scenic drives through the town of
Shamakhi and visit the historical Juma
Mosque. Journey through the awesome
Muganly Mountain Pass and make a quick
stop at Nohur Lake for great mountain view
if the weather & time allows. Continue to
Sheki, visit to Sheki Khans Palace,
caravanserai and local bazaar.
After early breakfast head towards the
border to meet your Georgian guide. Visit
Winery Khareba, the unique wine cellar
located in the tunnel carved out of the rock.
Enjoy wine tasting along with the local
Chacha and enjoy lunch at the restaurant
which is built into the rock 58m above the
tunnel. Move to Sighnaghi, the prettiest
town in Kakheti. This city is surrounded by
an amazing defensive wall that offers
breathtaking views of Alazni Valley to the
Caucasus beyond. Continue to Tbilisi, the
capital of Georgia for dinner and the night.
Drive north toward the awesome Greater
Caucasus Mountain Range. First stop visit
the Ananuri, a castle complex perched
along the turquoise waters of the Aragvi
River. Make a stop at the Russia–Georgia
Friendship Monument, which offers a
breathtaking viewpoint that overlooks a
deep gorge of the Caucasus mountain
range. Cross Jvari Pass (2,395m) and arrive
at Kazbegi, now officially name
Stepantsminda, a valley town at 1750m
attitude and only 11km from the Russian
border. Transfer to 4WD vehicle which drive
you to visit Gergeti Trinity Church, known
as Tsminda Samebis Church which is
located at an altitude of 2170 m and enjoy
breathtaking views of Mount Kazbegi. Return
to Tbilisi for dinner and overnight.
Drive to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of
eastern Georgia. Visit UNESCO heritage sites - the Jvari Monastery, a medieval monument
perched on a clifftop overlooking the city
and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, a masterpiece
of the Early Middle Ages. Return to Tbisili
start the sightseeing tour by visit Holy Trinity
Cathedral, known as Sameba is one of the
largest orthodox cathedrals in the world.
Head to the Metekhi Church and see the
Statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, the
legendary founder of Tbilisi. Next hop on
cable car to Narikala Fortress and enjoy the
panoramic view of the city. Proceed to
Meidan Square, the heart of Old Tbilisi; stroll
through charming corners, cosy pedestrian
streets and inner courtyards lined with artists
fair and souvenir shops. Visit the famous
bakery before walking on to Sioni Cathedral
(outview only). Walk along the district of
sulphur baths houses and see the only
mosque in Tbilisi. Continue to see Rezo
Gabriadze Marionette Theater and clock
tower. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Georgian
cuisine and be entertained by national folk
dances and musical shows at the local
Note: Cable car rides are subject to
Enjoy early breakfast before head south to
the border of Armenia. After clearing
immigration, meet your Armenian tour
guide and proceed for lunch. Start your
acquaintances with Haghpat Monastery
which is among the outstanding works of
medieval Armenian architecture and is
inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list.
Drive to picturesque town Dilijan, a unique
settlement with its natural and climatic
conditions. Head to visit Sevanavank
Monastery which located on a peninsula at
the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan, one
of largest high-mountain freshwater lakes
in the world. Depart to Tsaghkadzor
mountain resort, which is located at an
altitude of 1750 m above the sea level for
an overnight stay.
Depart to the village of Garni and visit the
extraordinary Pagan Temple built in the 1st
century AD. Enjoy lunch in a local house
where you will have chance to see the
preparation of the Armenian national bread
“lavash”. Next visit to UNESCO Site Geghard,
a medieval monastery partially carved out of
the adjacent mountain. Continue head
towards Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.
Embark on a city walking tour to see the
Cascade, Opera House, Republic Square
and Freedom Square. Shopping at Gum
Market which offers a variety of fresh and
dry fruits, nuts and teas. If time permits, visit
to Vernissage, the biggest souvenir open
market in town.
Head to Khor Virap Monastery, which sits
on a spur above the Ararat Valley and offers
spectacular views of the majestic Mount
Ararat (5,163 metres). Tuck into an authentic
lunch in a local art school before heading to
the Echmiadzin Cathedral, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Visit the 7th century
ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral were built at a
time when much of Armenia was under the
Byzantine empire. Back to Yerevan by
visiting Ararat Factory to taste renowned
Armenian cognac. Enjoy a farewell evening
meal and be entertained by an Armenian
Folk show. Free time at Shopping Mall
before transferring to Yeravan Airport for
onward flight home.
• A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required
for a confirmed departure
• The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and
hotels are subject to change without prior notice in
the event of unforeseen circumstances.
• Entry visa is required to Azerbaijan.
• During the crossing of border, a short walk with the
luggage will be requred due to custom regulations.
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
Tour : 11D8N Great Caucasus Departure: 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2019 Tour Manager: Steve Loh (Xiao Loh) We went on the above holidays with EU for the first time & I must say that we have a very enjoyable & wonderful trip. The itinerary was good and so are the hotels & meals provided. Moreover we have a good tour manager in Steve Loh who is professional, patient & knowledgeable. Steve is a very responsible TM who took great care of all his group members. He also went the extra mile to wait for his group members to report on any problems (if any) with their rooms before he end his day. Thanks to Steve for a job well done & will surely join EU holidays again.
Name of Tour : 11D 8N GREAT CAUCASUS Tour Dates: 9th - 19th Oct 2019 Name of Tour Manager : Jacky Chew I just returned recently from the above tour to Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia. Very interesting trip, nice weather and we have a very good Tour Manager - Mr Jacky Chew. Jacky is a very friendly, considerate and helpful Tour Leader and during the trip, he took special care of one of our tour members who is an Ah Ma. He paid special attention to help her in getting around the places of interest and he is kind enough to distribute sweets to all tour members every morning. Prior to the trip, he shared with us, very useful information about crossing the border to Georgia. During this trip, He also extended great assistance in carrying her luggage across the border from Azerbajan to Georgia. Much appreciated by Ah Ma. As for the Hotels - we were not informed of the change of 2 hotels for 2 nights in Armenia nor the reasons for the change. This came as a total surprise to us. Very important for Operations Dept in EU SIN or the Operations staff in the respective countries to keep Tour Mgr updated of any change and reason for change and thereafter, all Tour members must be informed accordingly. We received the confirmed list of hotels on 4th Oct and we departed early hours of 10th Oct. Should there be change in the hotels, we would of course expect to be kept informed in advance of the change rather than on the night of check-in, we were totally surprised of the change to another hotel. However after much discussions, this matter has been amicably resolved. Overall the trip has been enjoyable for all of us . Cheers Kathy
We just came back from our holiday from 9-19 October 2019 from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
Kong Yuen Sing
Sep 27, 2019. I am David Sing Kong Yuen and am posting about my tour experience with Mr Luke Soh, tour manager in my recent 11D8N Great Caucasus tour at 1.30am in Ramada Hotel in Armenia, the last day of my tour. EU's tour managers are a hard-working caring lot in my several tours with EU. I have no complaints about them and I know they encounter complaining and demanding Singaporean travellers all the time. In this tour, I got an exceptional manager in Mr Luke Soh. He is highly energetic and caring as if the group were his family members. He ensures that the slowest walker like me with some knee pain do not get left behind and lost. He sang to us in the coach and succeeded in getting some retirees to sing. Great communicator. Thank you for helping Judy who injured her foot after falling down the cobblestone road in the Mother of Georgia visit. My most memorable incident was when Luke "ordered" the stray dog to sit in front of the group for photography. The dog did not obey him! I attach 4 photos for Luke to inspire him to do better with dog photography and keep up his excellent performance! I bet he will get high ratings from all the 23 travellers in the feedback form as none had complaints about his service. — at Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
Prices shown are just guideline and are not guaranteed until purchase is completed.
Price shown are in SGD
Prices based on twin sharing, and does not include airport taxes and fuel surcharges, optional tours and gratitude for local guides, drivers and tour leaders, if applicable
All tours subject to group size for confirmation
Land arrangement excludes flight arrangements, optional tours and gratitude for local guides, drivers and tour leaders, if applicable
Tour fare does not include visa charges. Passengers have to ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country. Please refer to http://cibtvisas.sg for visa requirement and charges
Immerse yourself in the unique and vibrant offerings of Caucasus, from its ancient churches, and archaeological wonders, to its diverse and dramatic natural highlights, this destination will blow you away with its beauty and unforgettable sights.