Welcome to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan! Today is arrival day, you will be met at the airport and transferred 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.
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.
This morning we drive to Sheki which will captivate you with its magnificent views. Here we will visit the Juma (Friday) mosque, 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. We then drive to Ganja for the train to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
Drive to the historical city of Mtskheta, which is the former capital of the Georgian Kingdom dating back to the 3rd century BC. We will also visit the Cathedral of Svetitskoveli where the robe if Christ is buried and Jvari Monastry, a UNESCO Heritage site.
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.
Today is a free day to explore Tbilisi at your leisure. This evening we transfer to the train station for our train to Yerevan
Our tour starts with Echmiadzin Cathedral then Gumru Black Castle,. Dilijan, Sevanavank Monastry and Sevan Lake.
After breakfast we have a city tour with Garni Temple, Geghard Monastry (UNESCO Site), Khor Virap Monastry and Tsitsernakaberd (Monument of Armenian genocide).
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.