Visit a mountain that is (literally) on fire and explore the colourful streets of two of Eurasia's fastest-growing cities.
Visit two countries that have taken a big leap into the 21st century, where historical old towns and monasteries sit comfortably alongside towering skyscrapers. Visit one of Europe's largest open-air rock museums, warm your hands against a mountain that is forever on fire, walk through the gardens of a local Kakheti family and talk about provincial life over a hearty lunch. Uncover the centuries-old recipe for producing Georgian wine and learn how to make your own yoghurt.
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
The Caucasus Mountains will take your breath away, thanks to its mud volcanoes, ancient mosques, lush forests and tall peaks
Enjoy lunch with a local family where you'll sample delicious homemade food, wine and Georgian 'chacha'
Walk up to Udabno Monastery and explore the painted caves and dramatic views looking across to Azerbaijan
Explore the capital of Georgia, the ever-beautiful Tbilisi.
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. There will, however, be plenty of free time and opportunity for independent exploration.
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.
This trip has a strong historical focus. Anyone with an interest in the Caucasus region and history will really enjoy it.
1. Please note there is a chance of potential changes to the itinerary due to heavy rain, flooding and snow at higher altitudes, which often affect roads and bridges, making travel difficult or impossible (particularly in remote areas).
2. Altitudes experienced during this trip are up to 2200m above sea level.
3. A Single Supplement is available for purchase, excluding some nights in guesthouses/homestays
4. Your leader will change at the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Our Highlights of Azerbaijan & Georgia trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.
Very impressed by the architecture in Baku. Georgia is beautiful and its a pity that the itinerary does not include more days in Georgia.
Review submitted 29 May 2018