12-day Private tour to Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia 2019/20
Trip Overview

Soul of Caucasus

Tour rating: 4.81 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews
Private tour to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. As a highlight spend a night in a beautiful Kazbegi hotel and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Mtskheta and the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.

Soul of Caucasus

12 days5 cities
AzerbaijanGeorgiaArmenia3 countries
Private tour to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia
From
$3,179
Tour rating: 4.81 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. As a highlight spend a night in a beautiful Kazbegi hotel and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Mtskheta and the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.

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Day-By-Day
Baku City Gallery

Baku

first destination

Baku has long been loved by tourists as this magnificent ancient city always leaves a truly indelible impression. Beautiful at any time of the year, it invites everyone to plunge into the charming atmosphere of South Caucasus.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Baku
Transfer

You begin your Caucasian adventure in the largest city in the region - Baku! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to a centrally located hotel. You have the rest of the day free to begin exploring the capital of Azerbaijan on your own. ​

Meals are not included.

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Day 2
Baku City Tour
City tour

Following breakfast and meeting your guide and driver at the hotel you begin exploring the remarkable city of Baku with a guided city tour.

During which, you enjoy panoramic views of Baku from the Upland Park, visit Memory Alley and explore historical district of Old Baku with its famous sights of the Complex of Shirvanshahs Palace, medieval Caravanserai, Maiden Tower, and central Markets square.

After the tour you leave Baku to discover a renowned landmark of Gobustan National Park, which is situated on a hill in the southeast end of the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge. Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape with its huge collection of rock engravings is one of the two sights in Azerbaijan inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

You also make go inside the Gobustan Museum, also known as the Petroglyph for displaying the drawings on the rock by primitive inhabitants. Here you learn more about the Azerbaijanian first habitats from the amazing evidence of the past: rock paintings, caves – sites of ancient people and objects of material culture. The unique art is depicting people, animals, labor scenes, collective hunting, and dancing.

After an exciting day, your driver transfers you to the hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

car
Baku
Sheki
4 hrs 20 min

Let one of your trusted drivers take care of your trip from the beautiful capital of Azerbaijan to the scenic city of Sheki. During the ride, you'll pass some of the most picturesque sceneries and several authentic towns in Azerbaijan.

Sheki, Azerbaijan

Sheki

second destination

Located in the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus, Sheki steals even the most sophisticated hearts with the majesty of its snowy peaks, life-giving mineral springs, and a big number of architectural monuments.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Sheki Sightseeing
City tour

After breakfast and checking out from the hotel, joined by your guide and drive, you travel to a place of fantastic nature - Sheki. 

During the guided tour of the beautiful corner of Azerbaijan, you step into the Palace of Sheki Khans, a former summer residence of khans. You explore the one-of-a-kind palace was built in the 18th century without a single nail. You then proceed to astonishing Sheki Castle, which was had a safeguarding function because of its long and thick walls.

After the tour your driver takes you to a hotel for check-in and overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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5-star hotel
5

Stay at the comfortable 5-star hotel and enjoy outstanding service, best location and a wide range of indoor facilities.

car
Sheki
Tbilisi
4 hrs

A comfortable car ride is one of the best ways to see the best what Azerbaijan's and Georgia's nature has to offer. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a worry-free ride and the beautiful views, passing by outside the car window.

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi

third destination

The city of Tbilisi, situated between three mountains on the banks of river Mtkvari River is the capital of Georgia.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Tour to Kakheti Region & Wine Tastings
Day tour
Tasting

After breakfast your guide and driver transfer you to the second country of your Caucasian tour.

The first stunning stop of the Georgian part of the tour is Signagi - one of the tiniest cities in Georgia. Signagi is often called the "City of Love" because it is impossible not to fall in love with its breathtaking landscapes, charming narrow cobbled streets and pastel houses located all in the heart of wine-growing regions. During the tour you pay a visit Bodbe Monastery - the landmark of the 9th century and houses a nunnery. Monastery's gardens and beautiful basilica preserves its history of being coronation venue by the Kings of Kakheti.

Secondly you travel deeper into Kakheti region and proceed to the last stop of the day - Tsinandali. The alluring Georgian village is home to the first winery in the country - Shumi winery.

After learning more about the regional wine you are transferred to your hotel in Tbilisi for check-in.

Breakfast, lunch and drinks are included.

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Day 5
Tbilisi City Tour
City tour
Show

Today after breakfast you meet with your guide and driver to depart for a day full of sightseeing in Tbilisi.

You start your tour in Metekhi historical district where you visit an ancient landmark built in the 13th century - the Cathedral of Metekhi. The cathedral is located on a cliff which offers picturesque panoramic views of the capital and the river Mtkvari.

After the visit to the ancient district, you get a chance to see the city from above with a cable car ride up to the Narikala Fortress. Interesting fact about the sight is that it was built before Tbilisi itself and is often referred to us the mother of Tbilisi.

Another highlight of your day is the second chance to witness the beauty of Georgian capital from above with a funicular ride up to the holy mountain Mtatsminda. Later you proceed back to the city center to continue exploring landmarks like Bridge of Peace, Anchiskhati, sulfur bath district and finish the tour wandering through the charming streets of Chardin and Leselidze.

Your driver takes you back to the hotel for a moment of rest. You then get ready for a traditional dinner and a Folk show.

Your driver takes you to the venue and after an exciting evening of learning about Georgian customs, he transfers you back to the hotel for overnight.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

car
Tbilisi
Kazbegi
1 hr 50 min

Enjoy postcard-like mountain panoramas on your way from Tbilisi to Kazbegi. Traverse numerous Georgian authentic towns and natural marvels on a comfortable car and take the best of your worry-free journey.

Kazbegi, Georgia

Kazbegi

fourth destination

Georgia boasts a great variety of breathtaking places to enhance your trip with, and mountainous Kazbegi is definitely one of them. Providing stunning landscapes combined with remarkable Georgian traditions and hospitality, Stepantsminda (the new name recently given to the area) attracts more and more travelers each year.

1 day in Kazbegi
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a mountain resort hotel
Day 6
Discovering the Beauty of Gudauri, Ananuri & Kazbegi
Day tour

Following breakfast and a check out from the hotel and meet your guide and driver to embark on an exciting trip following one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world - Georgian Military Road.

You firstly stop to visit a castle complex of Ananuri, located on the Agragbi river. The purpose of the landmark, built in the 17th century, was to control the road below and now the fortress impresses visitors with its beautiful surroundings and the architecture reflecting its rich history.

Then you proceed to a second stop of the day - Gudauri, the highest place on the highway. The beautiful village is a great place to take in the frosty scenery of Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.

After a short stop the highest village on your scenic road, you continue to Kazbegi, where you see Gergeti Chruch.

  • Note: trek up to the church or hire a 4x4 for an additional cost.

Your driver transfers you to a beautiful hotel at the base of Mount Kazbek.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

car
Kazbegi
Tbilisi
1 hr 50 min

Immerse in the beauty of Georgian nature, setting off on a scenic ride from Kazbegi to Tbilisi. Take in most breathtaking landscapes in the area while traveling in comfort with a professional driver.

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi

fifth destination

The city of Tbilisi, situated between three mountains on the banks of river Mtkvari River is the capital of Georgia.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Exploring Mtskheta, Chacha Tasting & Churchkhela Masterclass
City tour
Tasting
Master Class
Master Class

Following breakfast and meeting your guide and private driver you begin your journey to explore an ancient Georgian city and UNESCO World Heritage Site - Mtskheta. During the tour you step into a historic Svetitskhovei Cathedral built in the 11th century. The landmark astonishes you with its unique interior design.

After the rich sightseeing of Mtskheta, you enjoy a well-deserved traditional lunch in a local restaurant.

Following lunch you learn the secret recipe of the signature brandy drink of Georgia - chacha, during a tasting experience. The brandy taste still lingers when you begin discovering the art behind another Georgian signature - churckhela delicatessen.

Your private driver takes you to central Tbilisi hotel for a check-in.

Breakfast, lunch and drinks are included.

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Day 8
Tour to Uplistsikhe Caves & Gori
Day tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and depart for an exciting excursion in Uplistsikhe Cave town and Gori.

Your first stop is an ancient rock-hewn town - Uplistsikhe. One of the oldest towns in Georgia has had an important role to play in the history of the country. Mongolian invasions has left the rocky town abandoned and demaged. Now the one-of-a-kind rocky caves complex of Uplistsike is tremendously popular among Georgian tourists.

After seeing rock art in Uplistsikhe you are transferred to Gori to learn about its relation to Joseph Stalin. The famous Russian political leader was born in 1879 and ived in Gori until the age of 4. You visit the Museum of Stalin, previously his family's residence, and see the railway car which Stalin used to travel throughout the country. The visit to Gori is an enthralling trip back in time, exploring Soviet history.

In the evening you are transferred to your hotel in Tbilisi and have some free time.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

car
Tbilisi
Yerevan
4 hrs

One of the best ways to travel from the amazing capital of Georgia to the stunning Armenian capital is a worry-free car ride. On your way to Yerevan, you'll pass beautiful valleys, scenic winding roads, and dozens of charming villages. 

Yerevan City Gallery

Yerevan

sixth destination

Those who have been to Yerevan state that this city is an exclusive combination of magnetic scenery and ancient history. This standout metropolis represents the brilliance and grace of the proud Caucasus, keeping the image of a modernly developed locale.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Visits to Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries & Arrival to Yerevan
Day tour

Today after breakfast with your guide and driver you set out to discover the third treasure of the Caucasus - Armenia. Before reaching the capital you stop to discover couple charming monasteries. 

You cross the border between Sadakhlo (Georgia) and Bagratashen (Armenia) and arrive at Sanahin Monastery, The name of the landmark which was built in the 10th century, "Sanahin" is translated from Armenian as "this one is older than that one". The translation meaning is actually referring to the nearby Haghpat Monastery, often described as a masterpiece of religious architecture and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages. 

After the tour of the two historic monasteries, you finally arrive at the Armenian capital - Yerevan, where you check in to a downtown hotel.

  • Note: due to a road renovation, the tour of Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries may be replaced with a trip to beautiful Sevan Lake, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, with visits to Sevanavank and Haghartsin monasteries.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Yerevan City Tour & Visit to Etchmiadzin
City tour
Day tour

Following breakfast and meeting your guide and driver you start your day with a city tour of Yerevan.

You discover the most famous landmarks and sites of the Armenian capital in just few hours with the help of your guide. Your tour also includes a visit to the Matenadaran Institute of Manuscripts, a unique treasure trove housing the world’s richest collection of ancient manuscripts and books.

After the capital tour you are taken to the spiritual center of Armenia - Vagharshapat. The ancient capital is where you learn about the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the visit you visit the first cathedral built in Armenia and one of the oldest in the world, the famous Etchmiadzin Cathedral. You also see the well-known Saint Hripsime Church that is the finest example of classic Armenian church architecture. You end the tour of Vagharshapat by paying a visit to the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral built in the 7th century.

After the tour of the spiritual center you visit another sacred place for Armenians - Ararat Brandy Factory. Here you not only learn how Armenians make their signature drink but get to taste it too!

Afterwards, your driver takes you back to your hotel in Yerevan.

Breakfast and drinks are included.

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Day 11
Visits to Armenian Monasteries & Hellenistic Garni Temple
Day tour

Today after breakfast you meet your guide and driver to discover more of beautiful Armenia

Firstly you are taken outside Yerevan to visit the Khor Virap Monastery, a famous pilgrimage site located right at the foot of a biblical Mount Ararat. Here you enjoy the panoramic views of Ararat Valley and the mountain.

After the visit you proceed to the pagan temple of the early Armenian civilization in the village of Garni. This breathtaking temple overlooking the beautiful Azat Valley used to be a place where the Armenian royal dynasties would reside during summers and now is a popular tourist destination.

Your last stop of today is at the beautiful Geghard monastery partially carved out of the adjacent mountain.

After the visit you are transferred back to your hotel in Yerevan. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 12
Departure from Yerevan
Transfer

This is the final day of your Caucasian adventure - the tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. After breakfast your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your tour with us and would be honored to see you soon again!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Full Azerbaijan visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi, Kazbegi and Yerevan;
  • Transfers according to the itinerary with a private driver;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Gobustan Museum & Park, Sheki Palace and Fortress, Museum of Stalin, Uplistsikhe Caves, Mantenadaran Museum, Ararat Brandy Museum, Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Zvartnots Cathedral and Garni Temple;
  • Tickets for cable car and funicular rides in Tbilisi;
  • Tickets for the folk show in Tbilisi;
  • Churchkhela master class and chacha tasting;
  • Tasting at Yerevan Brandy Company;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, insurance fees.

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable day-by-day itinerary
  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi and Yerevan
  • Visit to the Uplistsikhe Caves
  • Churchkhela master class and chacha tasting

What To Know

  • The currency used in Georgia is the Georgian lari, Azerbaijani manat in Azerbaijan, and Armenian Dram in Armenia. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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