Georgia - Tbilisi
Georgia - Tbilisi
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Caucasus

Itinerary

2019 - 'Caspian to Constantinople Tour'
18 - Day itinerary

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Day 1
Friday

Baku (Azerbaijan)

Welcome to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan! Today is arrival day, you will be met at the airport and transfered to your hotel. Today we will see Maiden's Tower, then we will visit Shirvanshah Palace and pass through the Shemakha gate. We head to Targovi which means "merchants' street" in Russian and is known by the public as the commercial center.

Overnight Baku
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 2
Saturday

Gobustan

After breakfast, we will set off for Gobustan a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this area, there are numerous archaeological remains, settlements, tombs, starting from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, including more than 6,000 rock carvings dating back over 40,000 years. We will continue to Absheron Peninsula and we will visit the Temple of Fire a temple of fire worshippers located in Suraxani village. Zoroastrians travelled thousands of kilometers from India to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the ground.

Overnight Baku
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 3
Sunday

Baku to Sheki

After a visit to Cuma (Friday) mosque, we drive towards to Sheki, the city will captivate you with its magnificent views. We will visit Sheki Khan's Palace and delicious sugar factories. In the city, which was famous for trade, there were many caravansaries but only a few of them have survived to the present day.

Overnight Sheki
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 4
Monday

Sheki to Tbilisi (Georgia)

After breakfast we set out for Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. We will reach the city by passing through Lagodekhi border crossing. As our journey continues, we will stop by the historical city of Mtskheta which the former capital of the Georgian Kingdom. We will also visit the Cathedral of Svetitskoveli where the robe if Christ is buried buried and Jvari Monastry, a UNESCO Heritage site.

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 5
Tuesday

Tbilisi

After breakfast we start our city tour. During our tour, we will see Sameba Cathedral, Narikala Castle, Mother of Georgia Monument, Juma Mosque, Sulfur baths, Metekhi Church, Synagogue of Tbilisi, Peace Bridge, Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theatre, Liberty Square and Rustavelli street.

Overnight Tbilisi
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 6
Wednesday

Tbilisi to Batumi

Today our destination is Batumi. On the way we visit Kutaisi and Sataplia to see 120 million year old dinosour footprints. We will have the opportunity to see the Statue of Ali and Nino about the love story of Azeri boy and Georgian girl kept alive in the languages and the statue of Neptune which took its origin from Greek mythology in Batumi.

Overnight Batumi
4 star
Hotel to be advised
Day 7
Thursday

Batumi

Explore the largest Batumi Botanical Garden, which is the second largest Botanical park in the world. In addition to the semi-tropical plants peculiar to Caucasia, the garden has more than 5,000 plants from all over the world are exhibited. After the Botanical Garden, we continue our tour by visiting, Piazza Square, Batumi Mosque, Statue of Medea, Astrological clock in Europe Square and Neptune Monument at Theatre Square.

Overnight Batumi
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 8
Friday

Batumi - Trabzon (Turkey)

After breakfast, we will drive to Trabzon, Turkey, crossing at the Sarp border gate. After our arrival, we start our panoramic city tour. We will explore the rich history of Trabzon that has historical heritage from Rome, Byzantium and Ottoman. Our first stop will be the Ataturk mansion, which is the most beautiful example of the city's civil architecture. On the road, we will see Trabzon Castle and Gulbahar Hatun Mosque. We will also visit small Hagia Sophia which is unique with its rare frescoes. Before we drive towards to Trabzon Airport, we will have a quick stop at Boztepe where the panoramic views of the city can be seen.

Overnight Trabzon
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 9
Saturday

Trabzon - Amasya

We will drive along the Black sea side and reach to Amasya. We will visit Giresun Castle on our way.

Overnight Amasya
4 star
Hotel to be advised
Day 10
Sunday

Amasya - Cappadocia

We will visit Tombs of Pontic Kings and Harsena Castle before heading to Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 11
Monday

Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 12
Tuesday

Underground City, Konya

This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque.

Overnight Konya
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 13
Wednesday

Sagalassos, Pamukkale

Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2 AD. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO tentative list.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 14
Thursday

Pamukkale

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.

Overnight Kuşadası
5 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 15
Friday

Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
5 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 16
Saturday

Bursa, Istanbul

Today it's back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 17
Sunday

Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
5 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 18
Monday

Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
2. This tour requires a minumum number of 2 people.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Baku
    Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees in Turkey
  • 17 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    4 star
    Baku
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Sheki
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    4 star
    Tbilisi
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    4 star
    Batumi
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Trabzon
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Amasya
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Konya
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    5 star
    Kuşadası
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    5 star
    Istanbul
    Hotel to be advised
  • 16 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Entrance fees - Azerbaijan and Georgia
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Amasya
  • Amasya - Tombs of the Pontic Kings
  • Baku - Ateshgah (Fire Temple)
  • Baku - Maiden Tower
  • Baku - Shirvanshah's Palace
  • Batumi
  • Batumi - Avrıpa Square
  • Batumi - Piazza Square
  • Batumi - Statue of Medea
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gobustan National Park
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Konya - Alaeddin Mosque
  • Kutaisi
  • Mtskheta - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sataplia Nature Reserve
  • Sheki - Sheki Khan's Palace
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Tbilisi - Metekhi Church of Assumption
  • Trabzon - Ataturk Mansion
  • Trabzon - Gulbahar Hatun Mosque
  • Trabzon - Trabzon Castle
  • Amasya - Harşene Castle
  • Baku
  • Baku - Cuma (Friday) Mosque
  • Baku - Shemakha Gate
  • Baku - Targovi
  • Batumi
  • Batumi - Botanical Garden
  • Batumi - Statue of Ali and Nino
  • Bursa - Green Mosque
  • Bursa - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Giresun - Giresun Castle
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Lagodekhi
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sagalassos - Ancient Site
  • Sheki
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Tbilisi
  • Tbilisi - Narikala Fortress
  • Trabzon - Boztepe
  • Trabzon - Hagia Sophia Musuem
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Amasya
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Amasya
No images available for this hotel.
Cappadocia
Hotel to be advised
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Cappadocia
No images available for this hotel.
Istanbul
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Istanbul
No images available for this hotel.
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Istanbul
No images available for this hotel.
Konya
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Konya
No images available for this hotel.
Kuşadası
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Kuşadası
No images available for this hotel.
Pamukkale
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Pamukkale
No images available for this hotel.
Trabzon
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Trabzon
No images available for this hotel.

Georgia

Batumi
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Batumi
No images available for this hotel.
Tbilisi
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Tbilisi
No images available for this hotel.

Azerbaijan

Baku
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Baku
No images available for this hotel.
Sheki
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Sheki
No images available for this hotel.
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Jan 2019
31 Dec 2019
3,115.00
764.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Caspian to Constantinople Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
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15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2019
Deposit Option available for Caspian to Constantinople Tour :
 
Booked between
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01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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