AZERBAIJAN - GEORGIA The pearls of the Caucasus
AZERBAIJAN - GEORGIA The pearls 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 – Lagodekhi (110km) (Gateway to Georgia) – Tbilisi

  • 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 the border with Georgia. Arrival at the border at 17:00. Customs formalities, change of the guide and the means of transport;
  • Transfer to Tbilisi;
  • Hotel accommodation.

Day 6: Tbilisi

  • Breakfast;
  • Visit to the fascinating capital of Georgia. Today Tbilisi is an important industrial, commercial and sociocultural center. Strategically located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, on the historic “Silk Road”;
  • Visit to the most important viewpoints of the city: Metekhi church (13th century), Narikala Fortress (4th century, one of the oldest fortifications of the city), the Sulphur Baths, the Synagogue, the Sioni Cathedral and the Anchiskhati Basilica (6th century);
  • Visit to the Archaeological Treasure of the National Museum of Georgia;
  • Lunch;
  • Walk along Rustaveli Avenue of the 19th century, the city's heart, named after the great Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli (12th century). Here located Moorish-style Opera House, the Baroque-style Rustaveli Theatre, Viceroy’s Palace, the Parliament, numerous cafes, restaurants, stores of the most prestigious international fashion brands;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Tbilisi.


Day 7: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi

  • Breakfast;
  • Departure to Mtskheta, the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia;
  • Visit to the Jvari Church and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Christ’s robe is believed to lie beneath the central nave. Both are the UNESCO heritage sites;
  • Departure to Gori, the birthplace of Stalin;
  • Short stop at the Stalin museum;
  • Continue westwards to reach the picturesque rock town of Uplistsikhe, near Gori, one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus. Founded in late Bronze Age and was one of the main political and religious centers of pre-Christian Kartli, with temples mainly dedicated to the sun goddess;
  • Return to Tbilisi;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 8: Tbilisi – Destination Country

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