Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia
Luxury Caucasus Travel
Three distinct countries and a wealth of history and culture can be found on this 14-day journey through The Grand Caucasus. Travel to the highlights of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia on a quest through the glorious mountain range they all share. Explore a myriad of museums, historical and religious sites, ancient caves with Stone Age inscriptions, remnants of Roman culture and urban architecture next to green and abundant vineyards.
Begin in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, and discover the incredible blend of the modern and the ancient. Walking in the shadow of contemporary glass skyscrapers in the seventh century old town Icheri Sheher perfectly illustrates this blend through architecture. Explore the Zoroastrian culture of the country when visiting the Temple of Eternal Fire on the Absheron Peninsula and inspect some of the world’s oldest rock drawings in Gobustan National Park. Enjoy a welcoming dinner with traditional cuisine in an Azerbaijan restaurant, followed by a folklore show in which elegantly dressed performers regale guests with traditional dance and music.
Continue your luxury Caucasus travel itinerary in Georgia and discover Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and the country’s largest city. Get acquainted with the city on a privately guided walking tour, passing through the old quarters and the center, with its famous sulphur springs along the Mtkvari River. As a welcome, enjoy dinner at a traditional Georgian restaurant with folklore show.
Then uncover the country’s Christian roots set against spectacular mountain landscapes at Mtscketa, Ananuri Fortress, and Gergeti Tsminda Sameba Trinity Church. You will also travel to Sno Gorge, an area rich in natural mineral water springs and dotted with old towers. Your home base during your explorations will be in Kazbegi, the only town in the Khevi province.
Next, continue your luxury travel to the Caucasus in the Kakheti region, Georgia’s famous wine region. As such, enjoy multiple wine tastings while here. You will also indulge in a lunch and wine tasting in a local family home. Alongside your hosts you can bake bread, taste homemade wine and Georgian Chacha (vodka), and can try famous Georgian barbecue called mtsvadi. Additionally, visit the birthplace of Christianity in the country at the Monastery of Saint Nino at Bodbe. An exclusive performance from the Georgian National men’s choral group makes your last evening in Georgia festive and fun.
Close your luxury Caucasus travels in the Republic of Armenia. Take a scenic drive over the border with Georgia to the capital city Yerevan. Stop en route for an overnight in the border town of Lori to visit the monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat. Both date from the 10th century and are inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Finally, arrive in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital. Home to the majority of the country’s population, Central Armenia is truly the heart of the country. While here, the complex of cathedrals at Etchmiadzin and the Khor Virap Monastery will showcase the incredible Christian heritage of the country. Meanwhile, the Hellenistic-era Garni Temple goes farther back into history. You will no doubt realize why luxury Caucasus travel is authentic, untouched, and seldom-visited.