Treasures of the Caucasus
27 Days / 25 Nights
For years the art, old crafts, and cultural traditions of these gems of the Caucasus lay undiscovered by the rest of the world. Now we have the opportunity to observe their emergence first-hand, as well as experience the beautiful mountain scenery, unforgettable monasteries, and the joyful people who love to dance, sing and sample their own cognac and wine! The combination of these three countries offers an interesting cross-cultural travel experience as you discover their ethnic, linguistic and religious histories.
2020 Tour Dates
May 12 - June 7
September 8 - October 4
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Treasures of the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan) Travel Itinerary
Day 1 - May 18, Sept. 14
Leave the USA for Yerevan, Armenia.
Day 2 - May 19, Sept. 15
Day 3 - May 20, Sept. 16 ~ Yerevan
Early in the morning upon your arrival in Yerevan airport and following the visa and custom formalities, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. You will have some time to rest after your long journey to the capital of Armenia. In the second half of the day we'll tour two sites not far from Yerevan: Echmiadzin Monastery- the religious center of the Armenian Apostolic Church, has also served as a residence of the Armenian Patriarchs since the 15th century; and the ruins of outstanding Zvartnots Cathedral with majestic appearance of Mt. Ararat and Mt. Aragats in the background. Upon our return to Yerevan we'll visit Matenadaran, the ancient Armenian manuscripts library-museum with 17,000 manuscripts and 100,000 medieval and modern documents to learn about the birth and development of Armenian alphabet and language; and drive up to the top of the mountain where the a massive statue of Mother Armenia is, with a splendid location overlooking the city. Overnight in Yerevan. Hotel Aviatrans or similar.
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Accommodation for 25 nights at selected 3 or 4 star hotels
All dinners (No drinks, except water)
Two small bottles of water per day
Arrival and departure transfers
Daily private sightseeing by comfortable air-conditioned minibus, van or a car including professional driver and his expanses
English-speaking tour guide and his/her expanses
Entrance fees to the sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
Visits to workshops and studios per itinerary
Azerbaijan visa process
Yerevan Brandy Factory entry and tasting
Lunch at Schuchmann's Winery in Sighnaghi, Georgia
Georgian wine tasting
One dinner with traditional folk music and dance in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan
Complete information package with itineraries, travel and visa information, and luggage tags