This 13 day tour starts in Istanbul, Turkey, passes through Georgia and ends in Yerevan, Armenia. It visits St. Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Cappadocia, Gelati Monastery, Gergeti Trinity Church, Bagrati Cathedral, Jvari Monastery And much more along the way.
Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.
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'.
After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.
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!
Today we visit trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of an underground city.
We leave Cappadocia and head to Amasya where will visit Tombs of Pontic Kings and Harsena Castle.
Upon arrival in Trabzon, 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.
After a border crossing into Georgia we head for and arriving Batumi. Batumi city tour starts starts with Orta Mosque ,Old Batumi, Piazza Square, Europe Square and Medea, Theatre Square and Neptune Fountain which took its origin from Greek mythology, Boulvard of Batumi, Statue of Ali and Nino about the love story of Azeri boy and Georgian girl, Alphabet Tower and transfer to the hotel.
Today our destination is Kutaisi. On the way we visit the famous Prometeus Cave and Sataplia to see 120 million year old dinosour footprints. Once in Kutaisi we will visit Gelati Monastry and Bagrati Cathedral.
After breakfast our destination is Gori, where the Stalin was born and Caucasian Mountain Kazbeki. Visit the UNESCO Site of Gergeti Monastry by 4x4 WD offroad vehicles.
After breakfast we visit Mtskheta, ancient capital of Georgia. Svetitshoveli Cathedral, a UNESCO Site and Jvari Monastry also UNESCO Site and the oldest church in Georgia. We continue on to the current capital, Tbilisi. Here we will have a city tour visiting Sameba Cathedral, Europe Square, Cable car, Kartlis Deda, Narikala Castle, Juma Mosque, Sulfur Baths, Meydani, Metekhi Church, Peace Bridge, Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theatre, Liberty Square and Rustavelli Street. 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). Transfer to Airport.