Day 1- 12 May 2013 “Welcome to Azerbaijan».
After the checking at the passport control and customs at the Heydar Aliyev airport you will be met by local guide and transferred to your hotel by coach.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2. Baku- Absheron Peninsula
09:00. Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00. Baku sightseeing tour. Visit to Memory Alley – “Shehidler Khiyabany”, panoramic view of Baku city from the park. visit to medieval fortress of Old Baku - “Icheri Sheher”15-17 c.c.,
“Maiden Tower “ – 9 c., the Complex of Shirvan Shahs’ Palace -15 c. medieval CaravanSaray -15c., medieval Markets square, handmade carpet’s workshop art studio.
After lunch visiting of “Yanardag”, Temple of Fire Worshippers’ – “Ateshgah”.
Day 3 Baku-Gobustan
Free time and overnight at the hotel.
Farewell dinner included in Karvansaray restaurant
Day 4 Baku – Shamakhi - Sheki
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.
Departure to Sheki town. On the way to Sheki.
Visit to Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza village. In Shamakha visit to historical mosque Juma (Friday), mausoleum of Yeddi Gumbez – (Seven Domes) – grave yard of Shirvan Shahs’.
(Continue trip to Sheki via Muganly passing. Photo stops on the most beautiful places on the mountains. Arrival in Sheki.
Sheki sightseeing tour. Visit to the local medieval fortress, Sheki Khans’ palace, local museum of history, local handicrafts workshop, panoramic view of the town.
Visiting of Kish village. Albanian Church
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Azerbaijan border (250km to cover during the day by transport) - Signagi – Georgia- Tbilisi )
Transfer to Lagodekhi border
Meet Georgian Guide.
Lunch in Sighnagi.
Places to visit: Ninotsminda church, town Signagi, Alaverdi Cathedral.
Start the day with a trip to Kakheti, Georgia’s famous wine district, lies due east from Tbilisi in a land dotted with fine old churches and vineyard after vineyard. We visit Signaghi, a beautiful hill-town providing panoramic views of the Alazani Valley and the Eastern Caucasus Mountains. The town has a huge defensive wall built in 17th - 18th cc.
Day 6: Tbilisi city tour(duration approx. 4-5 hours)
Tbilisi, capital of Georgia from the 5th century AD, has a long and fascinating history. Founded in the 4th century by King Vakhtang Gorgasali on the site of its warm mineral-water springs – it
developed into the main city of the Caucasus. By the 12th century Tbilisi was one of the most important political, economic and cultural centres of the Middle East. It stood as a key stop on the famous Silk Road - right on the border between Europe and Asia
(west and east). Tbilisi’s Old Town, the most ancient part of the city, is renowned for its wonderful mix of cultures. The mosque, the synagogue, the Armenian and Roman Catholic churches mingle harmoniously with the splendid Georgian churches and architecture. The wooden houses with open, carved balconies seem to welcome every visitor. The balmy sulfur baths have hosted poets, writers, musicians, kings down through the centuries.
Looking down on the city are Mtatsminda (Holy Mountain) and the 4th century Narikala Fortress, excellent for views on the swirling river Mtkvari (Kura) and this city of so many ages and nationalities.
Full-day city tour of Tbilisi with visits to the Open Air Ethnographic museum, Old Town, Metekhi Temple, 12th c., the Abanotubani, Narikala, - The main fortress of Tbilisi. Walking through some narrow streets, along which some carpet and souvenir shops are situated. We will continue excursion in the old town. We visit the Sioni Cathedral 11th c. and Arnchiskhati church. Visit Georgian Art’s Museum. Visit Rustaveli Avenue, the main street of Tbilisi. We explore other sites of the city.
Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 7 –Free time in Tiblisi
Day 8 – 19 May 2013-Departure.
Transfer to the airport.
Accommodation in twin sharing rooms Transport support with AC along the itinerary; English speaking guide along the itinerary; Meals- Full board Bottle water per day; Souvenirs from company; Tourist voucher for applying visa
Visas’s required for both Azerbaijan and Georgia
Travel insurance is mandatory and is not included in price
Cost of above tour including all of below but NOT FLIGHTS is only £849.00! If you wish to reserve a place on this trip, please pay a non refundable deposit of £100.00. Single supplement is £150.00
Recommended flights with Turkish Airlines- price £373.45 as quoted 22/11/2012
TK 1988 12MAY LHRIST 0655 1245.
TK 334 12MAY ISTGYD 1500 19453.
TK 383 19MAY TBSIST 1715 18454.
TK 1987 19MAY ISTLHR 2030 2230.