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Caucasus the Universe of Wonders
14 Days

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Yerevan. Dinner at hotel. Overnight

Day 02

Yerevan. Breakfast at hotel.

Short excursion to Echmiadzin (Religious capital of Armenia). Visit to Cathedral (IV c), Museum of Cathedral, Old pagan altar, Virgin Hripsime temple (VI c).

Return to Yerevan. Matenadaran (Museum of ancient Manuscripts).
Lunch at “Pizza H.U.T.” restaurant. Excursion to Garni pagan temple (I c AD) and Geghard Monastery carved into solid rock (XI c.).

Return to Yerevan. Overnight

Day 03

Yerevan. Breakfast at hotel.

Yerevan city tour on bus. Yerevan S/S spots including: Museum and ancient fortress of Erebouni.

Trip to Ashtarak town. Lunch at picturesque open “Ashtarak Canyon” restaurant near to Ashtarak town. PM visiting Churches of Saghmosavank (XII c.), Karmravor (VII c.) & Hamberd church and fortress.

Return to Yerevan for city tour including East market “GUM” in Yerevan (upon possibility).

Overnight in Yerevan

Day 04

Yerevan – TBILISI. Trip to Sevan Lake at 7 a.m.

Breakfast box at Sevan Lake. Visiting Peninsula church. Trip to Dilijan via Haghartsin churches complex. Arrival to Alaverdi town via Vanadzor town. Lunch at “Avtogenmash” restaurant in Vanadzor. Visiting Haghpat Monastery complex (XI c.), Akhtala church (XIII c.). Armenia
– Georgia border crossing. Trip to Tbilisi.

Dinner at hotel. Overnight.

Day 05

Breakfast at hotel.

Tbilisi City tour: All sightseeing (Sioni cathedral, Metekhi church, National History museum, State Arts museum, Modern Art gallery, etc).

Return to hotel, overnight.

Day 06

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day Mtskheta (ancient capital of Georgia) & Uplistsikhe excursion: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI c.) , Jvari Church (VI c.), Uplistsikhe cave complex (IX-X cc ), proceed to Borjomi- famous mineral water resort, overnight.

Day 07

BORJOMI – KUTAISI. Breakfast at hotel. Free time, proceed to Kutaisi. Lunch en route.

Arrive to Kutaisi. Dinner at hotel. Overnight.

Day 08

KUTAISI – BATUMI. After breakfast excursion in Kutaisi, Gelati monastery, Bagrati Cathedral.

Proceed to Batumi (Black Sea resort), lunch en route.

Accommodation at Batumi hotel, dinner, overnight.

Day 09

BATUMI – TBILISI. After breakfast city excursion, visit to Gonio Fortress and Turkish border.

Drive to Tbilisi. Lunch en route.

Accommodation in Tbilisi hotel, dinner, overnight.

Day 10

Breakfast at hotel.

Proceed to Tsinandali (Kakheti region), former residence of Prince Chavchavadze. Excursion to wine factory, lunch with wine tasting. Visit to Ikalto Academy (XI-XII cc).

Return and overnight in Tsinandali.

Day 11

TBILISI – TELAVI – SHEKI. After breakfast drive to Telavi, ancient capital of Kakheti Kingdom, on the way excursions to Alaverdi cathedral (11th c.) and Gremi church.

Arrive to Azerbaijan (Georgia – Azerbaijan border crossing).

Proceed to Sheki. Overnight.

Day 12

SHEKI – SHAMKHA – BAKU. Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Sheki including: Oriental market, Sheki Khan’s palace (XII c.), excursion in Folklore museum of applied arts, visit to Shebeke manufactures.

Trip to Baku via Shamkha. Visiting places on the way to Baku: Friday mosque & Yeddi Gunbez cemetery (Seven tombs), Diri Baba mausoleum (XII c.).

Arrive to Baku. Overnight

Day 13

BAKU – KOBUSTAN. Breakfast at hotel. Old city tour of Baku including: Panoramic view from Nagorny Park, Shirvanshah’s palace, Medieval Carvansaraies complex , Meidan tower.

PM sightseeing including: Azerbaijan state carpet museum and Applied Folk Art. Short excursion to Kobustan.

Dinner at hotel. Overnight

Day 14

Transfer to the airport. Departure.
Tour Size: 2 - 40 Passengers
Hotel: Various
Occupancy: Double or Single
Guide: Multi-lingual
Meals: Full Board; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Transportation: Full Transportation, Transfer Included
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