The Great Caucasus Tour is a thrilling string of discoveries stretching across three ancient lands. Travel from the heights of Ananuri Castle to the depts of Vardzia Cave, from ancient Garni Temple and Geghard Fortress to Baku’s modern-day skyline. Your discoveries of countless cultural sites will be augmented by Azerbaijan’s Mud Volcanoes, Georgia’s Mount Kazbeg and Armenia’s scenic drives on this ultimate Eurasian tour.
Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia are bound together by far more than the majestic mountains that envelop them, for their dramatic histories and timeless traditions overlap in unmistakable ways. Yet each nation lays claim to a remarkably unique language, distinct customs and cultural icons all their own, and this blend of rich diversity is precisely what makes a multi-country Caucasus tour so vibrant and unforgettable.
Arrive in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. Transfer to the hotel, where check-in begins at noon. Your guide and driver will pick you up to begin your private city tour to the following:
Depart Baku and drive to Gobustan National Park (60km, 1hr), located on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.
In the morning, drive to Shamakhi (120km, 1hr 40min). On the way, visit Diri Baba Mausoleum (15th century), a two-story monument carved into a cliff as a unique display of Shirvan-Absheron architecture.
Continue driving to ancient Shamakhi, former seat of the Shirvanshah Empire, to visit Juma Mosque (8th century), the oldest mosque in Azerbaijan whose ancient Islamic architecture is unparalleled in the country.
Drive to Sheki (170km, 2hrs 30min). Upon arrival, begin your 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, drive from Tbilisi to Mtskheta (25km, 30min) to explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
Continue to Stepantsminda in Georgia’s northern Kazbegi Region (135km, 2hrs 30min).
Meet your driver at the Gyumri hotel for a trip to Aragatsotn Province to visit:
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Yerevan to begin your private tour to the following:
In the morning, drive to Garni in Kotayk Province (30km, 45min), to tour the following: