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£2625

The Crossroads of Europe & Asia

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Georgia and Armenia, explore the capitals, countryside and cultural heritage of the Caucasus. Sandwiched between the Black and Caspian Seas, this is where Asia and Europe seep into each other in a rich tapestry of traditions

Set side by side in the southern Transcaucasia region, the pairing of Georgia and Armenia makes a delightful double-bill of discovery. While each has its own customs and characteristics, the two share a chequered past of invasions and occupancies, evidenced in the relics of Greek and Roman, Persian and Byzantine, Ottoman and Russian rule; both regaining their independence only at the collapse of the Soviet Union. Much more than a list of iconic landmarks, though of course we visit the best of them, this tour takes time out to meet the locals, enjoying lunch in a Georgian village and tea with the Armenian Molokan community, and learning from the experts to cook local delicacies. It begins in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, lining the banks of the Mtkvari River in a setting as scenic as it is strategic; switches to a 4x4 to climb the track to a mountain church; visits an ancient cave town; and twins a walking tour with winetasting before crossing the border into Armenia. Highlights here include a cruise on Lake Sevan, almost 2,000m above sea level; a chairlift ascent of Mount Teghenis; traversing the Selim Pass to a Silk Road caravanserai; and exploring the capital, Yerevan, an intriguing mix of old and new, east and west.

Overview

  • Tbilisi   - 2 nights
  • Kazbegi  - 1 night
  • Tbilisi   - 2 nights
  • Tsaghkadzor  - 2 nights
  • Yerevan  - 3 nights
  • Tbilisi   - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Cultural & Countryside Tour
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Central Hotels

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Georgia and Armenia, explore the capitals, countryside and cultural heritage of the Caucasus. Sandwiched between the Black and Caspian Seas, this is where Asia and Europe seep into each other in a rich tapestry of traditions

Notes:

This is a full itinerary with most visits on foot including several sites with steps.

Accommodation

Mercure Tbilisi Old Town - Tbilisi

A modern 4-star hotel in the centre of Tbilisi, five minutes' walk from Metekhi Cathedral. Restaurants, bar, gym, spa, sauna and WiFi (free). 102 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Suatis Resort - Kazbegi

A modern 4-star hotel in Kazbegi with fantastic views. Restaurant, gym, sauna and WiFi (free). 40 rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Tsaghkadzor Marriott Hotel - Tsaghkadzor

A 4-star hotel located at the base of the Tsaghkunyats Mountains. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool, sauna and WiFi (free). 100 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Tufenkian Historic Hotel - Yerevan

A contemporary 4-star boutique hotel with historic features, located in the very heart of Yerevan. Restaurant, bar, outdoor pool (seasonal) and WiFi (free). 84 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extension Options

Azerbaijan Extension

Complete your Caucasus tour with a visit to the Land of Fire. Spend five nights in Baku with a city tour and a visit to Absheron Peninsula and to Gobustan to view the rock paintings. Travel via Muganly Pass to Sheki for overnight and Khan’s Palace. Cross into Georgia for the Nekresi Monastery. Breakfast daily and one Azeri dinner.

Notes:
This extension is not available on 12 September departure.


Radisson Hotel - Baku

Modern 4-star hotel close to Baku's Old Town and the Caspian Sea. Restaurants, bar, gym, WiFi (free) and 248 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Macara Sheki Hotel – Sheki

A traditional, stylish 4-star hotel in the centre of Sheki. Restaurant and WiFi (free). 30 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Tbilisi or Baku before you start your tour

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Mercure Tbilisi Old Town
(per night) £80
Single supplement £65

Radisson Hotel Baku
(per night) £75
Single supplement £55
Arrival transfer to Baku £38

Mercure Tbilisi Old Town - Tbilisi

A modern 4-star hotel in the centre of Tbilisi, five minutes' walk from Metekhi Cathedral. Restaurants, bar, gym, spa, sauna and WiFi (free). 102 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Radisson Hotel - Baku

Modern 4-star hotel close to Baku's Old Town and the Caspian Sea. Restaurants, bar, gym, WiFi (free) and 248 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Turkish Airlines from Heathrow

July
July 11 (Thursday)
  • On Request: Please Call
August
August 8 (Thursday)
September
September 12 (Thursday)
October
October 3 (Thursday)
  • Sold out
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 11 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement (if extending in Azerbaijan), optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2025: Jul, Aug

  • 2024: Jul, Sep
  • £695
  • 2025: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • £685
Flight Options
  • LOT Polish Airlines Business Class
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £400
  • Arrival transfer Baku
  • £38
  • Arrival transfer from Tbilsi Airport to Tbilisi
  • £35

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