Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Overview

Uncover the secrets of Central Asia. Touch down in Azerbaijan's capital Baku before exploring Tbilisi, Gudauri, Kutaisi and finishing in Yerevan.

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      USD $3,735
      CAD $3,785
      AUD $3,930
      EUR €2,685
      GBP £2,355
      NZD $4,665
      ZAR R35,795
      CHF FR3,310
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Explore the intriguing countryside of Central Asia's Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia.

The Caucasus region of Central Asia holds a wealth of unexplored territories. Wedged between two seas, surrounded by Europe's largest mountain range and straddling two continents, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia are home to some extraordinarily beautiful scenery and incredibly hospitable people. Journey from the fascinating Old City of Baku in Azerbaijan through the quaint towns and glorious hillsides of Georgia before finishing the adventure in Armenia's laidback capital, Yerevan. Mixing isolated villages, populous capital cities, ancient castles, breathtaking vistas, abundant natural resources and a flashy nouveau riche, this region of Caucasia offers up a variety of surprising contrasts, fascinating sights and stunning landscapes.

  • Lose yourself in the winding, maze-like alleyways of Baku
  • Admire the volcanic scenery and surrounding Caucasus Mountains in Sheki
  • Take in Gudauri's beautiful natural scenery while discovering its rich historic past
  • Explore Vardzia's cave monasteries
  • Sip Armenia's best drop of wine in Yerevan

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Finish:

    Yerevan, Armenia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (16 nts)
  • Transport:

  • Included activities:

    Baku - Caravanserai, Baku - Carpet Museum, Baku - Guided city tour, Baku - Maiden's Tower, Baku - Shirvan Shakh Palace, Geghard - UNESCO World Heritage site, Gori - Stalin Museum, Gyumri - Guided city tour, Kazbegi - Hike to Gergeti Trinity Church, Kutaisi - Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Qobustan - Petroglyphs, Sheki - Khan's Palace, Sheki - Mud volcano, Tatev - Ropeway round trip, Tbilisi - Guided Old Town tour, Tbilisi - National Museum, Tbilisi - Wine cellar tour, Uplistsikhe - Cave complex, Vardzia - Cave complex, Yerevan - Ancient Manuscript Museum, Yerevan - Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex

  • Notes:

    1. Some destinations visited on this trip do not have consulates in Australia and New Zealand. Please see Visa section of the Trip Notes for more information and allow sufficient time to obtain your visas prior to travel.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,735
    CAD $3,785
    AUD $3,930
    EUR €2,685
    GBP £2,355
    NZD $4,665
    ZAR R35,795
    CHF FR3,310
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $219
    CAD $222
    AUD $231
    EUR €157
    GBP £138
    NZD $274
    ZAR R2,105
    CHF FR194
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Days 1-3 Baku

Make your acquaintance with Baku, Azerbaijan's audacious and ambitious capital. With plans afoot for construction of the world's tallest building, this is certainly a country on the move. Visit the Ateshgah (Fire Temple), the medieval Mardakan Fortress and Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain) for a glimpse into the past from which this intriguing country has come.

Day 4 Sheki

Stop off at the bubbling mud volcanos en route to the brooding Caucasus Mountains. Admire the shrine of Diri Baba and Yeddi Gumbez Tomb, then marvel at the exquisite interior decorations of Sheki Khan’s Palace.

Days 5-6 Tbilisi

Welcome to Georgia, one of Europe's most regal, yet largely unexplored, destinations. Begin by observing the fine architecture of Tbilisi, and perhaps climb to the top of Narikala Fortress for commanding views over the surrounding hillsides.

Days 7-8 Mtskheta – Kazbegi - Gudauri

Another day, another glorious set of hillside scenery. Take in stunning mountain ranges and deep valleys along the Georgian Military Highway, the one-time trade highway between Georgia and Russia. Pop into the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of Mtskheta, where the robe of Jesus Christ is reportedly buried, then stretch the legs on a woodland walk to Gergeti Trinity Church.

Day 9 Gori – Kutaisi

Get a dose of Georgian history in Gori, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin and location of the 3000-year-old Uplistsikhe cave city. Enjoy a guided walk around the ruins of Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi before sampling Georgian life on an overnight local family homestay.

Day 10 Kutaisi – Akhaltsikhe

Venture further into Georgia's interior to Akhaltsikhe, the site of magnificent natural grottoes.

Day 11 Vardzia Cave Town – Georgia-Armenia Border (Bavra) – Gyumri

Explore the intricate tunnels and caves of Vardzia's rock wall monasteries, hewn from the cliffs of Erusheti Mountain. Cross the border into Armenia.

Day 13 Yerevan

Discover all angles of Yerevan on a walking tour. Then there's ample time to explore on your own terms - there are plenty of great monuments and museums to discover and some wonderful people-watching to be had.

Days 14-15 Goris

Ever been in a place that has been home to human settlements since the Stone Age? We'll today's the day! Explore the medieval town of Gorsis and the mountainous scenery and rocky outcrops of surrounding Tatev. Don't miss visiting the fascinating stone pyramids of Old Kores.

Days 16-17 Yerevan

Make tracks back to Yerevan via the stunning Geghard Monastery, a World Heritage site that's carved into a mountain. Then visit the pagan temple of Garni before arriving in Armenia's capital, where there's one last night to soak in the atmosphere of this wonderful town. Perhaps get the group together for a final dinner meal of delicious local cuisine.
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    • CPKC
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,735
      CAD $3,785
      AUD $3,930
      EUR €2,685
      GBP £2,355
      NZD $4,665
      ZAR R35,795
      CHF FR3,310
      *
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