Caucasus heritage

4 stars
Baku - Tbilisi
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735.00 $
  • Combined tours
  • Duration:9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Max:25people
Description

Accommodation: 3 nights in Baku, 1 night in Sheki, 4 nights in Tbilisi

DAY 1 BAKU

Arrive at the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport and meet our local representative at the pick-up point.

Check-inn at the hotel. Free time for rest.

Dinner at the restaurant. (Overnight in Baku)

DAY 2 BAKU
  • Breakfast at the hotel in Baku
  • Excursion program: (tour program beginning at 10:00 am , finishing at 19:00 pm)

Old City Tour: Icheri Sheher (Old City), known as a “fortress” – is a unique historical and architectural conservation area in the center of Baku. This is one of the ancient and densely populated places of the country and even of the Middle East. Archaeological excavations revealed burial vaults of the Bronze Age. The Maiden Tower (the 12th century) and the Shirvanshah palace (the 13th-16th century) are well-known historical monuments also locate in Old City. Besides them there are a lot of other unique monuments of Icheri Sheher: mosques, minarets, the remnants of caravanserais “Multani” and “Bukhara”, ancient baths. There are a lot of souvenir shops where you can purchase national clothes, kerchiefs, scarves and caps, dishes and handmade carpets.

Lunch at the restaurant.

walking down to Nizami Street (old trading zone with lots of shops and boutiques), Fountain Square, shopping center “Park Boulevard”, etc. Baku Boulevard is the second largest one in Europe where tourists can get a boat to make a trip along Baku Bay and to be introduced to the interesting facts and legends of the largest lake in the world better known as Caspian Sea.

panoramic view of Baku from upland park.

Dinner: Azerbaijan restaurant with Musical instruments Mukama and National Dance.

(Overnight in Baku)

DAY 3 BAKU -GOBUSTAN-FIRE TEMPLE-BAKU ( approx.120 km.)

After breakfast, transfer to Gobustan, sightseeing in:

Gobustan rock art sites (inside); Mud volcano group (inside); Bibi-Heybat Mosque; Fire Temple (inside); Yanar Dag (inside)

DAY 4 BAKU-SHAMAKHI-SHEKI (approx. 300 km.)

After breakfastf, Check out the hotel. Transfer to Shamakhi, visit in Diri Baba tomb; Juma Mosque

Transfer to Sheki, visit Khan Summer Palace (inside).

DAY5 SHEKI-LAGODEKHI-SIGHAGHI-TBILISI (approx.280km.)

After breakfastf, Check out the hotel. Transfer to Azerbaijan-Georgian border.

On the way stop at the village of Bodbe and see the monastery complex of St. George and the grave of St. Nino that brought Christianity to Geo Afterwards, arrive in Sighnaghi and walk along the ancient town that is placed at the top of the ridge, overlooking Alazani valley.

Here you will enjoy a Georgian wine tasting, Lunch and cooking class at the wine cellar. In the late afternoon arrival to Tbilisi, the capital city of Geo (Overnight in Tbilisi).

DAY 6 TBILISI-MTSKHETA-TBILISI (approx.60 km.)
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Excursion in the former capital city Mtsketa that is the religious center of Georgia.
  • Visit its Monuments, which are in the UNESCO Heritage list.
  • Mtskheta is one of oldest cities of Georgia (in Kartli province of Eastern Georgia), near Tbilisi.
  • Mtskheta was a capital of the Georgian Kingdom of Iberia during the 3rd century BC – 5thcentury AD. Here Georgians accepted Christianity in 317 and Mtskheta still remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.
  • Jvari Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century near Mtskheta (World Heritage site), Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, eastern Georgia. The name is translated as the Monastery of the Cross. For another, Jerusalem-located Georgian monastery with the same name.
  • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, built in the 11 th century. Though the site itself is even older dating back to the early 4th century and is surrounded by a number of legends associated primarily with the early Christian traditions. Svetitskhoveli, known as the burial site of Christ’s mantle, has long been the principal Georgian church and remains one of the most venerated places of worship to this day. The church is in UNESCO world heritage sites.
  • Visit home winery near Mtskheta-2 kind of wine and vodka tasting. Lunch.
  • Transfer to Tbilisi
  • Walking tour in the old part of Tbilisi:
  • Metekhi church (c. XII)
  • Abanotubani –(Literally “bath district”) , there we will see one of sights of the old city – the well-known Sulfuric Baths which were reflected in Marco Polo, A. S. Pushkin and Alexandre Dumas’s memoirs .
  • Fortress “Narikla” – move up by the ropeway
  • Legvtakhevi – beautiful pedestrian street with little waterfall.
  • «Peace Bridge»
  • Walking through the street «Bambis rigi»
  • Rezo Gabriadze Famous Marionette theatre with clock tower.
  • The sulphur baths are intimately connected with Tbilisi.
  • It is said that the hot springs are why the city was built here.

High in sulphurs and other minerals, with a constant temperature of 38C to 40C, the waters have long been used as a therapeutic aid for a range of ailments including skin conditions and arthritis. (Overnight in Tbilisi)

DAY 7 TBILISI-ANANURI-GUDAURI-KAZBEGI-TBILISI (approx. 300km)
  • This morning depart to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). On the way overlook the picturesque Ananuri fortress located above Aragvi You will also get to see the amazing beauty of Zhinvali reservoir. Once in Kazbegi visit the Holy Gergeti or Trinity Church, travelling by 4×4 Jeeps (2170m above the sea level). When the weather is fair, you will enjoy the stunning view on the Mountain Kazbeg (5147m), one of the highest peaks in Georgia. Afterwards return to Tbilisi for a dinner at the restaurant with show program of Georgian national dances. (Overnight in Tbilisi).
DAY 8 TBILISI-BORJOMI-AKHALTSIKHE-TBILISI
  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Departure to small city Borjomi,which is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia). Archaeological excavations have revealed the existence of stone baths in the area, proving that these mineral waters have been utilized by people for thousands of years. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.
  • The most remarkable virtues of Borjomi are its striking nature and unique mineral waters. One of the best places to experience this is the “Mineral Water Park” of Borjomi.
  • Visit town “Akhaltsikhe”. Its name means “a new fortress”, because the town’s fortress used to be the most important landmark of the region. Now, the huge freshly renovated fortress of Rabati remains the main landmark of Akhaltsikhe. Its upper part includes the castle of the Jakeli amily, where the Museum of Samtskhe-Javakheti region is situated; there are also an Akhmediye Mosque, an orthodox church, an amphitheatre and a citadel. The other part of Rabati includes touristic objects as hotels, cafes, restaurants, an information center, and even a marriage hall. It is a very beautiful place for a wedding ceremony and a romantic photo site, indeed!
  • Lunch in Borjomi. (Overnight in Tbilisi)
DAY 9 TBILISI
  • Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport of Tbilisi.
Hotel

CITY

from 01 of april till 30 of October

Baku (3 nights)

4*  – Amara, West shine, Dimond or similar ( 7-8 km from city center)

4*  – Amara, West shine, Dimond or similar ( 7-8 km from city center)

Sheki (1 night)

Sheki Saray hotel 4*  or Sheki Palace 5*

Sheki Saray hotel 4*  or Sheki Palace 5*

Tbilisi (4  Nights)

4 *-Cruise, Iveria Inn or similar ( 7-8 km from city center)

4 *  -Royal inn, Ramada encore   or similar ( city center)

PAX

4

6

8

10-14 +1

15-18+1

20-25+1

4

6

8

10-14 +1

15-18+1

20-25+1

1 person in Dbl  room (USD)

970

870

800

790

745

735

1040

940

870

860

820

800

1 person in sgl room (USD)

1130

1040

970

950

900

890

1250

1150

1080

1060

1010

1000

*The prices can by change according to dollar exchange at the time of booking.

* The indicated hotels may be replaced by similar ones.

*The hotels can be replaced with similar ones

* Company has the rights to change excursion days and sequence of tourist sites, according to the weather and/or other force-majeure situations

*All transfers during the tour

*Excursions according to the program

*Accommodation in the hotels of chosen category (BB)

*All entrance fees ( In Azerbaijan: Shirvanshah’s Palace, National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, Carpet Museum, Gobustan, Mud volcano, Fire Temple, Yanar Dag, Khan Summer Palace.)

*Service of qualified guide

* Wine & Chacha tasting, lessons of Georgian cuisine by the program

* 1 bottle of water per person a day

* Pass to cable route to fortress narikala

* 7 Lunches &8 Dinners

*Visa fee ( 25 USD)

*Early check-inn or late check-out

*Flight tickets

*Entrance tickets to Maiden tower and Haydar  Aliyev Center in Baku

*Travel & Medical insurance

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