Turkey & Caucasus Explored

Baku - Istanbul

30 days through Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey
FROM: $3875 USD + 800 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 6 nights
Guesthouse 5 nights
Wild Camp 3 nights
Homestay 2 nights
Camping without facilities 4 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 15, Lunches x 6, Dinners x 14
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
TBT
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This month-long journey combines historical Turkey with the countries of the Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. These are countries with long and fascinating histories and curious travellers will find a lot on this tour to capture their attention. We see plenty of sights, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the battlefields on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the ruins of the lost city of Troy, the colourful Prometheus Caves, Armenia's ancient city of Gyumri and its capital Yerevan, the vast expanse of Lake Sevan, the Gergeti Trinity Church at Stepantsminda, Vardzia Cave Monastery and the otherworldly geological wonder of Cappadocia, to name a few. And at the heart of it all are the welcoming peoples and their cultures and cuisines.

Stay in the fascinating city of Tbilisi
Visit Vardzia, a cave monastery on the UNESCO World Heritage list
Explore Armenia's ancient city of Gyumri, with its great churches and Soviet Era grandeur
Explore the Armenia's capital, Yerevan and learn about its extensive history
Visit Lake Sevan a high altitude lake known for its beaches
Hike to the amazing Gergeti Trinity Church at Stepantsminda
Visit Georgian Vineyards in Telavi for wine tasting
Explore the 1797 built Palace of the Sheki Khans
Explore the old town of Baku

This is an incredible tour for those who love to get off the beaten trail, discover cultural and historical gems and remarkable people. Staying in good hotels, hostels and homestays with some wild camping.

Day 1 - Baku (26th September 2020)

Border Information: If joining in Baku, you will most likely enter Azerbaijan at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (IATA code: GYD).

There will be an important group meeting at 6.00pm - please look out for a welcome note from your tour leader when you arrive at the joining hotel in Baku.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Baku before the start of your trip with us - please contact your Sales Agent if you would like to book pre - tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Baku.

* Important note - please do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details. *


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Baku (27th September 2020)
Day 3 - Lahij Village (28th September 2020)
Day 4 - Sheki (29th September 2020)
Day 5 - Lagodekhi (30th September 2020)
Day 6 - Telavi (1st October 2020)
Day 7 - Telavi (2nd October 2020)
Day 8 - Stepantsminda (3rd October 2020)
Day 9 - Mtskheta (4th October 2020)
Day 10 - Borjomi-Kharagauli NP (5th October 2020)
Day 11 - Armenian Highlands (6th October 2020)
Day 12 - Yerevan (7th October 2020)
Day 13 - Yerevan (8th October 2020)
Day 14 - Lake Sevan (9th October 2020)
Day 15 - Tbilisi (10th October 2020)
Day 16 - Kutaisi (11th October 2020)
Day 17 - Batumi (12th October 2020)
Day 18 - Sumela (13th October 2020)
Day 19 - Zara (14th October 2020)
Day 20 - Goreme (15th October 2020)
Day 21 - Goreme (16th October 2020)
Day 22 - Egirdir (17th October 2020)
Day 23 - Olympos (18th October 2020)
Day 24 - Olympos (19th October 2020)
Day 25 - Pamukkale (20th October 2020)
Day 26 - Selcuk (21st October 2020)
Day 27 - Selcuk (22nd October 2020)
Day 28 - Gallipoli (23rd October 2020)
Day 29 - Istanbul (24th October 2020)
Day 30 - Istanbul (25th October 2020)

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