Azerbaijan Georgia Armenia combined tour in Winter

9 nights 10 days program across Azerbaijan Georgia and Armenia

 

Day 1: Arrival - Baku

o    Arrival to Baku, meet and greet at the airport

o    Transfer to hotel, check in the hotel

o    Overnight in Baku

 

Day 2: Baku City tour – Absheron – Baku   

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    10:00 starting the tour

o    Highland park, well known as ‘’Viewing Square’’ is one of the most favorite places in Baku to have walk, rest, and enjoy the sea view.

o    Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum displays Azerbaijani carpets and rug items of various weaving techniques and materials from various periods. It has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world.

o    The Boulevard along the Caspian is a beautiful, several kilometer long parkway that is a real gem of the city. Baku Boulevard is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Baku's seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.

o    Little Venice” in Baku Boulevard is a small town built in 1960. The town has two large and several small islands, which are connected by decorative stone bridges, and gondolas can be seen travelling in the channels full of still and clean water.

o    Lunch break

o    Drive to the Baku Ateshgah often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani town, a suburb in Baku. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetrapillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned in the late 19th century, probably due to the dwindling of the Indian population in the area. The natural eternal flame went out in 1969, after nearly a century of exploitation of petroleum and gas in the area, but is now lit by gas piped from the nearby city.

o    Yanar Dag or burning mountain is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Flames jet into the air 3 metres from a thin, porous sandstone layer

o    Central Park

o    Tour will be finished around 18:00

o    Overnight in Baku

 

Day 3: Baku – Shahdag – Baku

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    Departure to Shahdag

o    The Shahdag tourism complex, the first ski resort in Azerbaijan, is located in the northeast in Shahdag National Park, named after the iconic Mount Shahdag in the Gusar region of Azerbaijan. Shahdag has pistes both for beginners and real professionals  – 14 ski slopes of varying levels of complexity stretch 17 kilometres. Each trail is prepared with the help of artificial snow generators, which prolongs the ski season longer and improves the quality of the pistes.

o    In Shahdag there are activities like: skiing, horse riding, zip line, riding snowmobile and cable car

o    Drive back to Baku

o    Tour will be finished around evening time

o    Overnight in Baku

 

 

Day 4: Azerbaijan – Georgia

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    Transfer to Azerbaijan-Georgia border (Red Bridge) where Georgian guide will meet you to introduce his country

o    Evening arrival to Tbilisi, check in the hotel

o    Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 5: Tbilisi City Tour – Chronicles of Georgia

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    10:00 starting the tour of old Tbilisi

o    It is time to explore Tbilisi city tour, visiting main attractions of the city:

o    Metekhi plateau with the view of Old Town

o    Rike park and Bridge of Peace (The glass bridge)

o    Cable car Narikala Fortress – the main landmark of Tbilisi, ancient fort defending city and opening breathtaking views of the capital

o    Abanotubani (baths district) – the oldest district of the capital where it’s history starts from

o    Leghvtakhevi waterfall – beautiful nature wonder in the heart old city

o    Sameba Cathedral

o    After lunch we will continue tour to Chronicles of Georgia

o    Depicting important scenes from Georgian history, the Chronicle of Georgia was created by renowned Tbilisi-born sculptor and architect, Zurab Tsereteli. Among other things, he was responsible for the abstract mosaic-adorned bus shelters that can be seen.

o    Tour will be finished around 17:00

o    Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 6: Tbilisi – Ananuri – Gudauri – Tbilisi

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    10:00 starting the tour

o    Departure to Caucasus region

o    Drive to Ananuri complex, a former residence of Argveti Dukes. Complex featuring churches and towers dating back to the 16-17th centuries is beautifully overlooking Jinvali reservoir.

o    Drive further to see the conjunction of two small mountain rivers famous for keeping different colors even after they merge. After a short stop at Soviet time “People’s Friendship” mountain view point, at about 12:30 you will reach Gudauri, the mountain ski resort on southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains at the h of 2000 m above sea level.

o    Place offers a cable car; where you will enjoy the views of the skiing slopes and snowy mountains.

o    The place offers sleds rental and professional instructor services.

o    Evening return back to Tbilisi

o    Overnight in Tbilisi

 

 

Day 7: Georgia – Armenia, Visiting – Gegharkunik Province, Sevan Lake –Tsaghkadzor

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    10 am Departure from Tbilisi to Yerevan (around 5-6 hours’ drive time without stops)

o    Around 1 pm we will cross the Armenian border where Armenian guide will meet you and start introducing his country

o    On the way we will visit Sevan Lake where we can have stop for lunch

o    The next stop in winter resort Tsaghkadzor , around 30 minutes’ drive from Sevan Lake

o    You can enjoy your time here, take a ride on ropeway enjoy mountain air

o    Continue drive to Yerevan , arrival by the evening time

o    Overnight in Yerevan

 

Day 8: Yerevan – City Tour

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    10 am starting the tour (time can be adjusted as per guest preference)

o    Yerevan is the capital and the biggest district of Armenia; one of the most ancient cities in the world. It is 2.800 years old. The name of the city refers to Erebuni Fortress of Urartu. In 1918 it became the 12th in history capital of Armenia. Yerevan is 900-1400 meters above sea level.

o    The statue of Sasuntsi David

o    The city hall of Yerevan

o    Mashtots avenue

o    Baghramian avenue

o    The National Assembly

o    The monument "Mother Armenia".

o    Cascade Monument

o    The Armenian Genocide memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd

o    A panoramic view from the monument opens up breathtaking city view with Opera House, Mount Ararat, Swan Lake, Republic Square, and Abovyan Avenue, which you will also walk by during the tour. 

o    Tour will be finished around 17:00

o    Overnight in Yerevan

 

Day 9: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    10 am starting the tour (duration around 5 hours)

o    The first milestone is Garni. Garni is one of the major villages in Armenia. It is famous for the fortress of Garni. The fortress is the only pagan sacred place from the 1st century that survived aggressive introduction of Christianity in the 4th century. It was dedicated to Mihr, the God of the sun. This is the only Greco-Roman style temple with 24 ionic columns as in Armenia, so on the territory of the former USSR. A disastrous 1679 earthquake destroyed the temple. It was reconstructed in 20th century.

o    The monastery complex Geghard (means a spear in Armenian) is an outstanding medieval architecture that reached us remarkably well- preserved. The beautiful landscape of Geghard is framed with towering cliffs. Decorative art cut into rocks reflects and explains Medieval Ages development throughout the region. The complex was introduced to the history in the 4th century as a sacred spring inside a cave. Today it is included into the list of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

o    Drive back to Yerevan

o    Free evening

o    Overnight in Yerevan

 

Day 10: Yerevan – Departure

o    Breakfast in the hotel

o    Check out and transfer to airport

o    Farewell to Armenia

Number of days: 10
Covered regions:
Absheron-Baku
Ganja-Qazakh
Shaki-Zaqatala
Lankaran
Quba-Khachmaz
Arana
Yukhari-Karabakh
Kalbajar-Lachin
Daglig-Shirvan
Nakhchivan
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: International flight, Visa fees (if required), Lunches/Dinners
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.