DURATION- 6 DAYS
Start sightseeing tour in Baku. Visit Martyrs' Lane, called ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals. When you walk through Martyrs' Lane, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Continue touring new Baku and exploring architecture of 19-20th centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument, Rasul-Zade Street. Pay a visit to Azerbaijan History National Museum and move to the old part of the city - Icheri Sheher, Visit Maiden Tower, Shirvanshahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. An excellent end to the city tour is a visit to the richest collection of Azeri carpets – National Carpets Museum.
In the evening, enjoy dinner at traditional Azeri restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Continue to Shamakhi and see the historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah's family grave. Drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahij, a 5th century place rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.
Continue driving to Sheki. On the way, visit the first Albanian church in Caucasus in the village Kish, dating back to the 1st century AD.
Arrival in Sheki for overnight.
Depart Sheki and head towards border with Georgia (115 km, ~2 h). After crossing the border meet your Georgian guide and start exploring the eastern part of Georgia, famous for its viticulture and winemaking traditions. We will pass through the beautiful landscapes of vineyards and wine-producing villages. First stop will be at Winery Khareba, located in a tunnel carved out of rock. Originally built for military purposes, today the tunnel is used to store Kakheti’s finest wines. Wine tour and wine tasting.
Continue to Gremi architectural complex, a 16th century royal residence and the capital of the Kakheti Kingdom. Then reach Telavi, administrative center of Kakheti region. Have a short drive around the town.
Overnight at the hotel.
Arrived in Tbilisi start a sightseeing tour in Tbilisi. Start at Holy Trinity Cathedral, one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the world. Continue to Metekhi Church and the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharden area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past.
Visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the clock tower of famous Rezo Gabriadze Theatre.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Visit Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period built on a hilltop. You will enjoy the views of the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers.
Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral which may be translated as "The Life-giving pillar". Svetitskhoveli is the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept.
Continue to Gori and visit the Stalin Museum. Next, explore the cave town in Uplistsikhe, dating back to Hellenistic Period and notable for unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture.
In the evening, drive to Tbilisi for overnight at the hotel.
Free time till transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. Departure.
BAKU – 1 NIGHT – AZCOT, AMBER, CENTRAL PARK OR SIMILAR
SHEKI – 1 NIGHT – RUMA QALAHOTEL, ISSAM
TELAVI – 1 NIGHT – OLD TELAVI, HOTEL TELA
TBILISI – 2 NIGHTS – KOPALA, TIFLIS, BRIGITTE OR SIMILAR
• All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar, 5-10 pax by Mercedes Sprinter passenger van);
• Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
• Sightseeing tour program in each country with local English-speaking guides;
• Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
• Wine tasting in Kakheti region, Georgia;
• Mineral water 0.5l per person a day;
• Azerbaijan e-visa.
1. Air tickets
2. Early Check in or check out from the Hotels
3. Extra fees
4. Lunch and dinner
1 person – 1989$
2 person – 1025$ per person
3 person – 870$ per person
4 person – 750$ per person
Single supplement – 175$