AZERBAIJAN - GEORGIA The important cities of the Caucasus
AZERBAIJAN - GEORGIA The important cities of the Caucasus
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Day 1: Airport-Baku (25 km)

  • Pick up at the airport by the local guide; Transfer to the hotel (25 km); Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2:  Baku – Gobustan (60 Km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Visit to the panoramic site, the highest point of Baku called the Alley of Martyrs (Upland Park during Soviet times). Here you can admire the beautiful bay of Baku which resembles that of Naples, the city with which it is twinned;
  • Visit to the famous old city, passing in front of the elegant buildings of early 20th century built by wealthy Azerbaijani oil magnates. In the old city, visit to the several historical monuments, Shirvanshahs Palace, caravanserais, the remains of St. Bartholomew church, the old Hammam, the famous Maiden Tower and ancient mosques;
  • Second breakfast inside the walls of the old city;
  • Departure to Gobustan, protected area 60 km from Baku. It is the UNESCO heritage site, where there are more than 7000 rock paintings. Visit to the contemporary museum where there are explanations with the help of modern technology, as well as photos, videos, samples of the engraved stones. Acquaintance with the daily life of primitives, who lived thousand years ago, such as hunting, feeding and burial scenes. Visit to the Roman Stone engraved by the Roman soldiers BC. Continue to the rocks where there are several samples of rock art;
  • Visit to the mud volcanoes, one of the natural beauties of Azerbaijan. There are more than a hundred volcanoes with different heights, which make a lunar effect and continuously erupt liquid and mud;
  • Visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque;
  • Dinner at the restaurant;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Baku – Absheron (60 km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Visit to Absheron peninsula. Arrival at Atashgah – fire temple in Surakhani village, religious worship place of Zoroastrians;
  • Visit to Mardakan Fortress;
  • Visit to Mirmovsum Aga Mausoleum in Shuvelan village, famous for its gold and silver mirror decoration;
  • Lunch;
  • Visit to Yanardag (burning mountain), one of the wonderful natural beauties of Azerbaijan;
  • Return to Baku. Visit to beautiful Cultural Center designed by Zaha Hadid (*entrance fee is not included). The architecture of the building is impressive and futuristic;
  • Visit to magnificent Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. The building reminds a rolled carpet;
  • Dinner at the hotel;
  • Baku night excursion to the beautiful viewpoints;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Baku – Shamakhi - Sheki (300 km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Departure to Sheki;
  • Stop at the Diri Baba Mausoleum built between the rocks in 1402;
  • Stop in Shamakhi, once the capital of the Shirvanshahs State. Visit to the oldest mosque in Azerbaijan. Visit to the impressive Yeddi Gumbaz mausoleum;
  • Lunch;
  • Visit to the Orthodox Church in Nij village;
  • Arrival in Sheki;
  • Dinner;
  • Overnight stay.

Day 5: Sheki – Goygol – Ganja (170 km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Departure to Kish village, where you will visit the Paleo-Christian church built between 1st and 5th centuries during the era of the ancient kingdom of the Caucasian Albania;
  • Visit to the beautiful Khan Palace, which is famous for its rich decorations, the Sheki House of Artisans, the magnificent Caravanserai;
  • Lunch at the restaurant;
  • Departure to Goygol (190km). Visit to the German quarter where located original German houses of 19th century and the Lutheran Church;
  • Departure to Ganja, the second largest city of Azerbaijan;
  • Dinner at the restaurant;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Ganja – Georgia, Tbilisi (170 km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • In Ganja, in the city center, visit to the Shah Abbas Mosque (Juma Mosque), the Mausoleum of Javad Khan, the Chokek Hamam, Government Square, Nizami Mausoleum (famous poet of Azerbaijani literature), and Imamzadeh mausoleum;
  • Lunch at the restaurant. Immediately after lunch, departure to the border with Georgia;
  • Arrival at the border around 18:00. Customs formalities, change of the guide and the means of transport;
  • Transfer to Tbilisi;
  • Hotel accommodation;
  • Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Tbilisi

  • Full breakfast;
  • The day is dedicated to discover the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi. The city offers a great variety of monuments, mostly ancient.
  • Visits to the Sulphur Baths, the Botanical Garden, the Narikala Fortress (4th century, one of the oldest fortifications in the city), the Synagogue, the Sioni Cathedral (7th century), and the Anchiskhati Basilica (6th century);
  • Visit to the splendid Archaeological Treasure of the National Museum of Georgia;
  • Walk along Rustaveli Avenue, the main street of Tbilisi;
  • Back to the hotel;
  • Dinner at the typical Georgian restaurant with folklore show.

Day  8: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ananuri – Gudauri

  • Breakfast;
  • Departure to Mtskheta, the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia;
  • Visit to the Jvari Church (6-7th century) and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century). Christ’s robe is believed to lie beneath the central nave. Both are the UNESCO heritage sites;
  • Continue to the beautiful landscapes of the Great Caucasus Mountains along the Great Georgian Military Highway. On the way, visit to the Ananuri Complex (17th century). The scene is very picturesque, which rises up towards the Caucasus mountains;
  • Arrival in Gudauri;
  • Hotel accommodation;
  • Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Gudauri – Kazbegi – Tbilisi

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Marvelous path along the Tergi River taking you to Kazbegi, the main municipality of the region;
  • An hour and a half quiet walk from Kazbegi to the magnificent valleys and beautiful forests in 500 m difference in height. It will lead you to the Gergeti Trinity Church, located at the height of 2170 m. If weather permits, you can take a look at one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus, Mount Kazbegi (5047 m);
  • Return to Tbilisi after the visits;
  • Accommodation at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 10: Georgia (Tbilisi)-Destination Country

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Transfer to Tbilisi airport.