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11-day Tour To Azerbaijan And Georgia From Baku

11-Day Tour to Azerbaijan and Georgia from Baku

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: BAKU TOUR

Stop At: Highland Park, Baku Azerbaijan
Baku sightseeing tour starts on day 1 at 10:00 AM. First stop is at the Mountain Park, where we can observe Baku Bay and panoramic views of the city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Zamkovskaya Side-street, 76 Icherisheher, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
After a short walk in the alley we drive to the old city to visit the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, which was built in the 15th century and served as a stronghold of Baku in the middle ages.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
Participants of the Baku old city tour will also explore old caravanserai and bathhouse, medieval mosques, art shops.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
Finally visit Maiden tower, 12th century monument under the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Baku

Day 2: BAKU – SHEKI

Stop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan Azerbaijan
After breakfast at the hotel, tour departs to the west – to town of Sheki. On our way we will make several stops to see 15th century mausoleum of Sheikh Diri-Baba in Gobustan town
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Juma Mosque, Nariman Narimanov St., Shamakhi Azerbaijan
Next visit 8th century Juma Mosque in Shamakhi town.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki 0055 Azerbaijan
In the evening, we arrive in Sheki. The evening Sheki tour explores Sheki fortress, Palace of Shaki Khans, old caravanserai and mosque.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Sheki

Day 3: SHEKI – SIGHNAGHI

Stop At: Church of Kish, Sheki Azerbaijan
After breakfast we make a short excursion to Kish – a village located 5 km from Sheki. The main attraction of the village is Church of Kish. The existing church building is estimated to be constructed in the 12th century and has served Caucasian Albanian, Georgian and Armenian churches in different times through history. However, archaeologists found that church stands on much older, ancient cultic site.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sighnaghi Wall, Sighnaghi, Georgia
From Kish we drive to the eastern border of Georgia. Tour guide will assist the participants with border formalities. On the border we change the vehicles. From now on local Georgian guide will assist you and continue the tour. From Georgian-Azerbaijan border we drive to Sighnaghi – a town in a traditional wine-making Kakheti region in the east Georgia. Surrounded by the medieval city wall, Sighnaghi stands on the hills of Gombori range, overlooking Alazani river valley.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Museum of History and Ethnography, Rustaveli Tupik 8, Signagi Georgia
We are going to visit Sighnaghi Museum that has several important collections and exhibitions, such as the ethnographic and archaeological exhibitions, and collections of the works of prominent Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani. Afterwards we can take a walk in Sighnaghi streets and park.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Sighnaghi

Day 4: SIGHNAGHI – TSINANDALI – SHUMI – TELAVI - TBILISI

Stop At: House Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze, M-42, Tsinandali, Georgia
On day 4, after breakfast we depart from Sighnaghi and drive to the village of Tsinandali to visit Aleksandre Chavchavadze House Museum. Aleksandre Chavchavadze was a well-known 18th century Georgian aristocrat, military figure and poet. Nowadays Chavchavadze’s residence, garden and wine-cellar functions as a museum and attracts lots of visitors.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shumi Winery, Village Tsinandali, Kakheti, Georgia, Tsinandali 2217 Georgia
From Tsinandali we move to Shumi – where we can take a look on another, Shumi winery and the wine museum “Vazioni”, where visitors can taste local wine and snacks.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress, Akhmeta-Telavi-Bakurtsikhe, Telavi 383330 Georgia
Our next stop is Telavi – major town of Kakheti region. In Telavi we can visit medieval fortress that served as a residence of the Kings of Kakheti – Batonistsikhe.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Gombori Pass, Gombori-Telavi Rd, Telavi Georgia
We make a short Telavi tour and afterwards depart for Tbilisi through the Gombori pass (1620 m).

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Tbilisi

Day 5: TBILISI CITY TOUR

Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi city tour starts from visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba), one of the tallest Orthodox Christian churches in the world.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Metekhi Cathedral, Metekhi St, Tbilisi Georgia
From Sameba, we move to Metekhi Plateau and Metekhi church built in the 5th century, located on the cliff over river Mtkvari and the old city district.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Georgia
From Metekhi we move to Narikala fortress – ancient fortification overlooking Tbilisi from the hill, which can be reached by a aerial cable car.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia
From Narikala we take a walk through the old city full of various attractions and sites: the National Botanical Garden of Georgia, Jumah Mosque, Legvtakhevi canyon and waterfall, Abanotubani – historical sulfur bathhouse district of Tbilisi, Shardeni and Erekle II streets and the glass Bridge of Peace. Tbilisi city tour finishes at the Meidan Square.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Tbilisi

Day 6: TBILISI – MTSKHETA – ANANURI – GUDAURI

Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia
After breakfast at the hotel we drive to the north to Mtskheta – historical capital of Georgia, located near Tbilisi at the convergence of the two rivers of Mtkvari and Aragvi.

Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - an Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia, to the northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia
Continue to Jvari Monastery is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zhinvali Dam, Georgia
Head to the north and drive on the Georgian Military Highway. On our way to Gudauri we make a stop near Zhinvali reservoir.

The Zhinvali Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River in the Caucasus Mountains in Zhinvali, Georgia. The Zhinvali Hydroelectric Power Plant has two turbines with a nominal capacity of 65 MW each having a total capacity of 130 MW.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Georgian Military Highway Near Zhinvali Reservoir, Ananuri 1803 Georgia
Visit Ananuri which was a castle and seat of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gudauri Ski Resort, Gudauri Recreational Area, Gudauri 4702, Georgia
Drive to Gudauri - a ski resort located on the south-facing plateau of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Jvari Pass, at an elevation of 2,200 meters (7,200 ft.) above sea level with skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Gudauri

Day 7: GUDAURI – KAZBEGI – TBILISI

Stop At: Gergeti Trinity Church, Near the Village of Gergeti, Stepantsminda Georgia
After breakfast we drive to Kazbegi town. On our way we make a stop at the travertine hill and taste local mineral waters. After our arrival in Kazbegi we set off for Mount Gergeti trek. Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbegi.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Tbilisi

Day 8: TBILISI – GORI – UPLISTSIKHE – BORJOMI – AKHALTSIKHE

Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue Stalin Park, Gori 1400 Georgia
Head to Samtskhe region and drive through Kartli province. Our first stop is at Gori town, where we will visit museum of Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin Museum is dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori 1423 Georgia
Our next stop in Kartli – Uplistsikhe cave complex is another popular site located near Gori. Uplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli (or Iberia as it was known to the Classical authors), it emerged as a major political and religious center of the country.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Borjomi Central Park, 50, 9 Aprili Street, Borjomi 1200 Georgia
Next stop is in Borjomi – a spa-resort in Mtkvari ravine, where well-known mineral water ‘Borjomi’ comes from. After a walk in Borjomi park, we depart for Akhaltsihke and arrive there in the evening.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Akhaltsikhe

Day 9: AKHALTSIKHE – AKHALTSIKHE CASTLE – VARDZIA – AKHALTSIKHE

Stop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe Georgia
After breakfast we start Akhaltsikhe (translated as “new castle”) tour and visit its most remarkable monument - Rabati Castle s. Originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle, it was completely rebuilt by Ottomans. Most of the surviving buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vardzia, Erusheti Mountain, Aspindza 383770 Georgia
From Akhaltsikhe, we leave for Vardzia in the afternoon. Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Akhaltsikhe/ 4 * hotel in Vardzia (upon availability)

Day 10: AKHALTSIKHE – TSALKA – TBILISI

Stop At: Paravani Lake, Ninotsminda Georgia
Paravani lake is a volcanic lake in Georgia, located in Javakheti Plateau between Abul-Samsari and Javakheti Ranges.
Duration: 25 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Tbilisi

Day 11: TBILISI

Pass By: Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi, Georgia
Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.