Baku to Black Sea Tour welcomes you to the colorful natural diversity and storybook wonder of Azerbaijan and Georgia. Go from tourist to traveler as you weave your way through Tbilisi, Kutaisi, small towns such as Sheki and Sighnaghi and the beauty of Martvili Canyon, Batumi Botanical Gardens and Gobustan National Park in this in-depth exploration of the Caucasus.
Sandwiched between the Caspian Sea and Georgia, Azerbaijan draws increasing crowds of tourists each year with its historical forts, medieval caravanserais, exotic volcanoes and burning mountains. Georgia offers Black Sea coastline, canyons, caves and monasteries mystifying and diverse. Both countries promise classic hospitality, delectable cuisine and the backdrop for an unforgettable holiday.
Arrive in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. You will be met by our driver at Heydar Aliyev International Airport for drop-off at the hotel, where check-in begins at noon. Have a rest, followed by a private walking tour of Old Baku (Icheri Sheher) to see several historical monuments:
Depart your hotel in Baku and drive to Gobustan National Park (60km, 1hr), located on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.
Your guide and driver will meet you at your Baku hotel for a drive to Shamakhi (120km, 1hr 30min).
On the way, stop at Diri Baba Mausoleum (15th century) in the village of Maraza. Explore the two-story monument, carved into a rocky cliff as a unique display of Shirvan-Absheron architecture.
Continue driving to ancient Shamakhi, former seat of the Shirvanshah Empire, to visit:
Continue driving to Sheki (170km, 2hrs 30min) to tour to its finest sites:
In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel for a private city tour to the following:
In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to drive to the small town of Mtskheta (25km, 30min) where you will explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
In the morning, begin your tour of Kutaisi Region:
In the morning, begin your Batumi city tour, which will take you to the following sights: