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15 Days | From Baku to Yerevan, unlock the treasures of the Caucasus

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Watch arid landscapes give way to verdant hillsides and majestic snow-capped mountains on this eye-opening 15-day adventure through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Explore a land where the walls speak of centuries of rich history and where ancient traditions intersect with a modern geopolitics. Journey with a local leader and a small group of keen adventurers through forests and past tall mountain peaks to find cultural marvels, delectable cuisines, and legendary hospitality. Wander through cosmopolitan Baku, make friends with the friendly locals in Tbilisi and end up in Yerevan – Armenia’s centre of culture.

Trip overview

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Start
Baku, Azerbaijan
Finish
Yerevan, Armenia
Theme
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Destinations
Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
KMPC
This trip generates 65 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Get to the heart of the Caucasus’s capitals with an experienced local leader – enjoy guided city tours and marvel at Baku’s diverse architecture, explore Tbilisi’s winding narrow streets, and uncover the history of ancient Yerevan.
  • Enjoy two evenings at your historic Feature Stay hotel in the resort town of Borjomi. This Persian Palace was originally built as the summer home of the Consul of Iran in the late 1800's, and is brimming with history and stunning architectural details.
  • Visit the Tserovani Refugee Settlement in Georgia during an Exclusive Experience, where you will visit a jewellery making workshop aimed at providing employment to displaced women within the camp, create a piece yourself and learn about the issues surrounding long-term displacement.
  • Experience the region’s diverse cuisine, from a home cooked meal with a local family to a lunch of regional specialties in a refugee settlement in Georgia.Try organic qvevri wine made according to world’s oldest winemaking tradition.
  • Discover ancient wonders during visits to the open-air archaeological museum of Qobustan in Azerbaijan, the magnificent cave town of Vardzia in Georgia and the Haghpat in Armenia.
  • Caucasus features some of the most incredible and diverse scenery. Discover mighty snow-cowered mountains and lunar semidesert landscapes, drive through miles of pristine countryside and forests.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regional Hub. Donations help them improve their services and training hub to connect people, who’ve fled their homes due to war or political instability, with their new community in Georgia.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Although the climate in all three countries is relatively mild the temperatures in high-altitude mountain regions (over 2000m) can be much lower so even in summer a sweater is a good idea.Although the climate in all three countries is relatively mild the temperatures in high-altitude mountain regions (over 2000m) can be much lower so even in summer a sweater is a good idea.miss anything, the itinerary is densely packed, so you'll be busy squeezing in as many sights and activities as you can. Take the downtime when you can for relaxing or independent exploration. On some days, there is a lot of walking between sites and around towns and cities, so make sure you bring comfortable walking shoes with good support.
  • There are some long travel days on this adventure. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers and enjoy the passing scenery. Some activities, including the trip to the high Caucasus around Kazbegi, are weather and road condition dependent. Your leader will keep you up to date on any necessary itinerary changes due to local conditions.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (12 nights), Feature Stay (2 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Baku - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Baku - Palace of the Shirvanshahs
  • Baku - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Qobustan - Petroglyphs
  • Qobustan - Half Day Trip
  • Sheki - Khan's Palace
  • Sheki - Stained Glass Workshop Visit
  • Shamakhi - Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum & Juma Mosque
  • Kakheti - Lunch and Wine Tasting with a Local Family
  • Kakheti - Georgian Polyphonic Singing
  • Telavi - Market Tour with Tastings
  • Tbilisi - Narikala Fortress & Cable Car
  • Tbilisi - Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Tbilisi - Anchiskhati Church
  • Tbilisi - Sioni Cathedral
  • Tserovani - Refugee Settlement & Enamel Workshop Visit
  • Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery
  • Mtskheta - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Meskheti - Khertvisi Fortress
  • Vardzia - Cave Town Visit with Local Guide
  • Ananuri - Architectural Complex
  • Gori - Stalin Museum
  • Gori - City Tour
  • Stepantsminda - Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Stepantsminda - Caucasus Mountains Day Trip
  • Haghpat - Haghpat Monastery
  • Geghard - Geghard Monastery
  • Lake Sevan - Sevanavank Monastery
  • Garni - Temple Visit & Duduk Performance
  • Yerevan - City Tour with Local Guide
  • Yerevan - Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex
Add on activities
  • Baku - National Museum of History of Azerbaijan - AZN10
  • Baku - National Carpet Museum - AZN10
  • Baku - The Heydar Aliyev Centre - AZN15
  • Tbilisi - Thermal Bath House Visit - from - GEL70
  • Tbilisi - Georgian National Museum - GEL30
  • Tbilisi - The National Gallery - GEL25
  • Tbilisi - Open Air Museum of Ethnography - GEL20
  • Borjomi - Sulfur Pools - GEL10
  • Borjomi - Central Park - GEL5
  • Borjomi - Cable Car One Way - GEL25

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.

2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 

3. Due to current border crossing restrictions for different Caucasus nationalities, your Trip Leader may be from nearby countries. Your leader will have in-depth knowledge and extensive travel experience throughout the Caucasus. Local guides from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia are represented throughout the itinerary to ensure you receive a diverse and uniquely local range of perspectives.

4. The Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Baku from September 13 – 15, 2024. During this period, streets may be closed and traffic may be heavy.

5. This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Some trips may have individual inclusions that may be of a higher physical rating compared to the overall rating of the trip. Please read the day-to-day itinerary carefully to find out more details on each day's activities, and whether they are suitable for you. Activities can be opted out of if you don't want to participate.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 77 reviews submitted.
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Juliana · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 17 Nov 2023

Mary (Paulina) · Traveled October 2023
The three capitals - Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan are worth the trip. Very cosmopolitan and European, but with their own vipe and very different from each other. The food is amazing also.
Review submitted 22 Nov 2023

rolf · Traveled October 2023
Well organized trip with upmarket hotel stays for the most part and new Mercedes vans for transport ( a previous criticism ). Excellent guide . A lot of church visits which may be a bit much for some, but they are in stunning locations. Cave monastries most interesting parts of trip. The 3 capital cities are much nicer than expected and worth the trip just to see. Stalin museum guide was surprisingly objective.
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023

Lara · Traveled October 2023
Embarking on a kaleidoscopic odyssey through Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia unveiled a symphony of cultural marvels, delectable cuisines, and wines aged in history. Amidst breathtaking landscapes, the journey unfolded, weaving geopolitics into a spellbinding narrative of discovery led by our remarkable guide Yulia and gregarious driver Giorgi.
Review submitted 10 Nov 2023

Frédéric · Traveled October 2023
I was very interested to visit this region. The trip gave me deep insight into it. Now I am more passionate than ever.
Review submitted 07 Dec 2023
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