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10 DAYS JEWELS OF CAUCASUS

Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

History & Culture, Off the Beaten

Highlights

  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across 3 post-Soviet nations in 1 trip
  • Exclusive black caviar tasting with champagne at the Nobel Museum
  • Sip ancient wine at the world’s oldest viticulture civilization
  • Specialist tour in Tbilisi guided by a local architect or art historian

Lying between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus mountain range is a natural boundary between Europe and Asia. Impressively compact with astounding cultural diversity, the residents come from disparate ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds.

This tour takes you to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Discover fabulous cuisine and a wealth of ancient cathedrals, monasteries and cave cities of proud millennia-old civilizations.

Caucasus is also home to the world-famous black caviars and the birth of wine-making civilization, while the astounding mountain sceneries provide hiking opportunities to work off those delicious calories.

From

SGD 5,580 Per Person

10 Days 9 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Baku

Arrival in Baku
Baku
Nil

Arriving into Baku in the morning, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Explore the winding alleys of old mosques, caravanserais and overhanging wooden balconies in the Old City of Baku, including the Icheri Sheher which date back to the 15th century, Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah Palace Complex, medieval Market Square and Caravanserai. Visit Synyk Kala Minaret, the city’s oldest building completed in 1093.

You will visit the famous house of the Nobel Brothers at Villa Petrolea and enjoy an exclusive black caviar tasting with champagne at the Nobel Museum, usually not open for the public.

Day 02 Baku

Baku
Baku
Breakfast included

Get ready to travel back in time to ancient Baku. Visit the rock art engravings of Gobustan, one of the country’s oldest oil fields in Absheron Peninsula, the Ateshgah Zoroastrian Fire Temple and the pink salt lake of Masazir Golu.

On your return, make a photo stop at Heydar Alive Cultural Centre before continuing to the Museum of State Carpet. Conclude the day with a panoramic view of Baku city and the Caspian Sea.

Day 03 Baku / Tbilisi

Baku / Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Breakfast included

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight from Baku to Tbilisi. The Georgian capital is endowed with Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Our specialist walking tour with a local architect or art historian will unravel the jewels as we stroll down Rustavali Avenue, Metekhi Church of the Virgin, Sioni Cathedral and the Museum of Janashia State (closed Mon).

Day 04 Tbilisi / Mtskheta / Gori / Uplistsikhe / Tbilisi

Tbilisi / Mtskheta / Gori /  Uplistsikhe / Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Breakfast included

Drive 30km or around 45 minutes to Mtshketa. This ancient capital features 7th century Jvari Church perched on a cliff overlooking the city, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Samtavro monastery complex, with its shrine to St Nino. Continue 50km or around 1 hour to Gori, infamous as the birthplace of Josef Stalin. Visit the Museum of Stalin and proceed to Uplistsikhe cave town. At the end of the day, drive 110km or around 2 hours back to Tbilisi.

Day 05 Tbilisi / David Gareja / Manavi / Tbilisi

Tbilisi / David Gareja / Manavi / Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Breakfast & Lunch included

One of the most unique sights in Georgia, we will visit David Gareja is a rock-hewn monastery complex set at a semi-desert landscape, just 75km or around 2 hours from Tbilisi. Visit the historical Manavi village where the ancestors have produced wine for centuries, where we will experience wine tasting at Giuaani Winery.

Day 06 Tbilisi / Ananuri / Gudauri / Kazbegi

Tbilisi / Ananuri / Gudauri / Kazbegi
Kazbegi
Breakfast & Lunch included

Drive northward 50 km or around 1 hour to the 16th century Ananuri Castle, followed by 55km or around 1 hour for lunch at Gudauri’s mountain ski resort. Another 50km or around 1 hour leads us to Kazbegi. Walk up to Tsminda Sameba Church, perched in a solitary spot high above the village.

Day 07 Kazbegi / Sahahin / Haghpat / Dzoraget

Kazbegi / Sahahin / Haghpat / Dzoraget
Dzoraget
Breakfast & Dinner included

Today, we cross the border into Armenia. From Kazbegi, it is around 284km or 5½ hours to Sanahin and Haghpat Monastery Complex, both are UNESCO-listed. These monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture, blending elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region. Thereafter, head 30km or around 1 hour to Dzoraget, nestled along the scenic Debed river among forest-covered hills. Spend the rest of the time at leisure.

Day 08 Dzoraget / Sevan / Yerevan

Dzoraget / Sevan / Yerevan
Yerevan
Breakfast included

This morning, drive 130km or around 2 hours to Sevanavank Monastery, perched on a hill overlooking Lake Sevan. Head to Noratuz, the cemetery of thousand Kachkars (cross-stones), believed to bring salvation to human souls. Drive another 95km or around 1½ hours to Yerevan.

Day 09 Yerevan / Khor Virap / Garni / Geghard / Yerevan

Yerevan / Khor Virap / Garni / Geghard / Yerevan
Yerevan
Breakfast included

Set out this morning to Khor Virap Monastery, set against the stunning view of Biblical Mt Ararat. Thereafter, we visit the pagan Hellenistic Temple of Garni and Geghard, a monastery carved out from a mountain.

Day 10 Departure from Yerevan

Departure from Yerevan
Nil
Breakfast included

Uncover the city’s heart-breaking past at the Memorial Park and Museum of the Armenian Genocide (closed on Monday). Continue to the ancient Zvartnots ruins and Echmiadzin Monastery, believed to be the world’s oldest cathedral in the world. Afterwards, we transfer to Yerevan Zvartnots Airport, where you will board your night flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Nov-Mar, Jul-Aug) • High Season (Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$6,980
High Season: S$7,580
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$5,580
High Season: S$5,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$1,180
High Season: S$1,350

Art Gallery Hotel BakuRooms Hotel Tbilisi • Hotel Porta Caucasia Kazbegi • Avan Dzoraget Hotel • Yerevan Marriott Hotel

Baku

Baku

Art Gallery Hotel Baku (Standard Room)

Located in the centre of Baku next to the old city wall, this boutique hotel is housed in Hajinsky’s House and exhibits the works of Azerbaijani fine art classics. (Opened: 2018; Rooms: 30)

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Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi (Standard Room)

Transformed from a former publishing house, this industrial chic hotel is set in the charming Vera neighbourhood, a hub for local and international creatives. This is a Design Hotel property. (Opened:2012, Rooms:125)

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Kazbegi

Kazbegi

Hotel Porta Caucasia (Standard Room)

This charming hotel in Kazbegi has a terrace with views of the mountains. (Opened: 2018; Rooms: 33)

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Dzoraget

Dzoraget

Avan Dzoraget Hotel (Large Room)

A beautiful heritage hotel nestled along the Debed River, hugged by forest-covered hills and the rocky slope of Caucasus Mountains. (Opened: 2004; Rooms: 54)

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Yerevan

Yerevan

Yerevan Marriott Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Surround yourself with style at Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan, perfectly placed within steps from Republic Square in the city centre. Relax and recharge in beautifully appointed rooms and suites, featuring deluxe bedding. (Refurbished: 2018, Rooms:259)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Nov-Mar, Jul-Aug) • High Season (Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$8,580
High Season: S$8,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$6,980
High Season: S$7,380
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$1,980
High Season: S$2,180

Four Seasons Baku •  Marriott Hotel • Stamba Hotel Tbilisi • Rooms Hotel Kazbegi • Avan Dzoraget Hotel • The Alexander Yerevan

Baku

Baku

Four Seasons Baku (Standard Room)

This beaux-arts–style hotel is perched along the waterfront in the heart of central Baku, just steps away from the medieval walls of the Inner City. (Opened: 2011; Rooms: 171)

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Tbilisi (either one)

Tbilisi (either one)

Tbilisi Marriott Hotel (Deluxe room) or Stamba Hotel (Aviator Room)

Tbilisi Marriott Hotel: This magnificent 5-star hotel overlooks the main avenue in the centre of Tbilisi. It is within a 5-minute walk to the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet, the Museum of occupation and the Art Museum (Refurbished: 2002, Rooms:117)

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Tbilisi (either one)

Tbilisi (either one)

Stamba Hotel (Aviator Room) or Tbilisi Marriott Hotel (Deluxe room)

Stamba Hotel: Beyond its main building, Stamba Hotel presents a series of outside spaces including a verdant courtyard garden that leads to the hotel’s outdoor amphitheatre, further cementing Stamba’s deep connection with Georgian arts and cultural institutions. This is a Design Hotel property. (Opened: 201; Rooms: 20)

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Kazbegi

Kazbegi

Rooms Hotel Kazbegi (Mountain View Room)

The first-of-its-kind hotel in Georgia combining cozy friendliness with understated design elegance. (Opened: 2012; Rooms: 155)

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Dzoraget

Dzoraget

Avan Dzoraget Hotel (Large Room)

A beautiful heritage hotel nestled along the Debed River, hugged by forest-covered hills and the rocky slope of Caucasus Mountains. (Opened: 2004; Rooms: 54)

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Yerevan

Yerevan

The Alexander Yerevan, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Standard Room)

Introducing an exclusive new address to the city’s developing social landscape, The Alexander is heralded as the first luxury international hotel in the historic center of Yerevan. (Opened year: 2018, Rooms:114)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned minivan
  • Local English-speaking expert guide in each city
  • All entrance fees in sights stated
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class as stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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