Day 1: Baku – Arrival – City Tour
Arrive in Baku and transfer to the hotel (check in is possible from 12:00). After a short break, start a guided sightseeing tour of Baku. Walk along Martyrs’ Lane, known as ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals, and find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Move to Icheri Sheher, the old part of the city. Visit the Shirvanshah's Palace, Caravanserai, Maiden Tower, and main market square, which has numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. Finish the sightseeing tour by exploring Nizami Street and Fountain Square. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 2: Baku – Ateshgah – Heydar Aliyev Centre – Gobustan – Baku
After breakfast, drive to Ateshgah, located in the village of Surakhany. Zoroastrians from India used to travel thousands of kilometres to Ateshgah to worship the fire coming out of the earth. Return to Baku to visit the iconic Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, which is in a quirky building designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. The Centre showcases examples of a wide spectrum of Azerbaijani culture, with national costumes, musical instruments, and carpets providing a good insight into local craftsmanship. In the afternoon, drive to Gobustan to visit the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. The Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Weather permitting, switch to a 4x4 vehicle and continue to the mud volcanoes (Gobustan is home to almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes). Return to Baku for overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 8-9 hours
Day 3: Baku – Gabala - Shamakhi – Lahich – Sheki
Breakfast. Depart Baku and drive towards Sheki. Visit Gabala resort . On the way, stop at the Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza village. Continue to Shamakhi to visit the historical Juma Mosque, which was restored in 2013. Weather permitting, this will be followed by a scenic drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to the 5th century village of Lahich. Lahich is rich in historic and cultural value, with charming cobbled streets. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems and its many traditional workshops where jewellery, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools are made. Continue driving to Sheki, a pleasant and easily walkable medieval town set in a lush mountainous area, which is particularly famous for its sweet baklava. Arrive in Sheki at about 19:00 and spend the night at a hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 10-11 hours
Day 4: Sheki – Georgian border – Kvareli – Telavi
At 08:30, after breakfast and hotel check-out, visit the colourful Sheki Bazaar. Here, you can find virtually everything you may want to eat, including local fruits and berries, spices, freshly-baked bread, honey, cheeses, and Sheki sweets. Continue to the Sheki Khans Palace, which is surrounded by medieval fortress walls, and then explore the handicrafts workshops and the famous caravanserai. Depart Sheki and head towards the border with Georgia (115 km, ~2 h). Cross the border and start exploring the eastern part of Georgia, which is famous for its viticulture and winemaking traditions. The first stop will be the Khareba Winery, near the town of Kvareli. On the way there, enjoy the picturesque landscapes of vineyards and wine-producing villages. Khareba’s unique wine cellar is in a tunnel carved out of the rock. Originally built for military purposes, today the tunnel is used to store Kakheti’s finest wines. Enjoy a winery tour and a tasting session. Continue to Telavi and check in to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
Day 5: Telavi – Tsinandali – Sighnaghi – Bodbe – Tbilisi
After breakfast, take a short walk through the charming streets of Old Telavi, stopping for photos at the monument to Erekli II and the giant plane tree that is more than 900 years old. Then continue exploring the Kakheti Region by visiting Tsinandali Palace, the former residence of Georgian dukes. Prince Chavchavadze, a 19th century public figure and poet, turned the Estate into what it is today, with a beautiful English-style garden, a museum, and a wine cellar. The next stop is Sighnaghi, the Royal Town and “City of Love”. This city, surrounded by defensive walls with 23 towers, was an important trading centre on the Great Silk Road. Continue to Bodbe Convent – according to legend, this is the burial place of St. Nino, who converted Georgia to Christianity in the 4th century. Since 1889, following a decree by Tsar Alexander III of Russia, Bodbe Convent functions as a nunnery. Arrive in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Overnight at a hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 6: Tbilisi – City Tour
Breakfast, followed by a sightseeing tour of Tbilisi. Start at Metekhi Church and the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Visit Narikala Fortress to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk past Tbilisi’s only mosque, down to the sulphur bath house district. Enjoy a stroll through the Sharden area, which is full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine bars, and souvenir shops, and breathe in the history of Old Tbilisi. Also visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the famous Rezo Gabriadze Theatre’s clock tower, before crossing the Bridge of Peace to Rike Park.
In the evening, visit a local restaurant for a traditional dinner with a folklore show. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 7: Tbilisi – Jvari – Mtskheta – Ananuri – Kazbegi – Gudauri
After breakfast, start exploring the north of Georgia. The first stop will be at Jvari Monastery, which is built on a hilltop and is a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period. From here you can enjoy the views of the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. After Jvari, visit Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns in Georgia and the country’s cultural and religious centre. Mtskheta was the capital of the eastern Georgian Kingdom of Kartli from the 3rd century BC. Visit Svetitskhoveli, which is the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is kept. Continue to the Ananuri architectural complex, a former residence of Argveti dukes, which features churches and towers dating to the 16th and 17th centuries and beautifully overlooks the Jinvali Reservoir. Next, drive over the Cross Pass and make a short stop at the Soviet-era “People’s Friendship” viewpoint, which overlooks a deep gorge of the Caucasus mountain range. In Kazbegi, switch to a 4x4 vehicle to reach Gergeti Holy Trinity Church (located at an altitude of 2,170m) and enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Kazbegi. Continue to Gudauri. Overnight at a hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 9-10 hours
Day 8 : Gudauri – Koruldi lakes – walk – Gudauri
After breakfast, start exploring the Koruldi lakes and beauty of northern Georgia . We walk about 10 km and enjoy nice views . Also we can have a lunch on a open air . Stay in Gudauri
Day 9 : Gudauri – Uplistsikhe – Gori
After breakfast, explore the cave town of Uplistsikhe, which dates to the Hellenistic Period and is notable for its unique combination of various styles of rock-cut architecture, including both pagan and Christian. Continue to Stalin’s hometown of Gori. Visit the Stalin Museum, which includes more than 60,000 artifacts, the tiny house where Stalin was born, and the impressive bulletproof train that Stalin used to travel to Yalta and Potsdam. Stay in Gori town Duration of sightseeing tour: 10-11 hours
Day 10 : Gori - Kutaisi – Prometheus Cave – Okatse Canyon – Kutaisi
After breakfast, start exploring western Georgia. First, visit the Prometheus Cave to see its numerous stalactites and stalagmites. Continue to Okatse Canyon, one of the most picturesque sights in the Kutaisi area. Take a walk through the historical Dadiani Forest and follow a 780m hanging trail that offers breathtaking views of the canyon and the forest. Drive back to Kutaisi and enjoy a free evening in the city. Stay in Kutaisi
Day 11: Kutaisi – Svaneti – Mestia
Breakfast. At 09:00, start the drive to Svaneti- mysterious region of Georgia . Visit Enguri Dam , have a look at waterfalls of Svaneti . Visit Mestia and have a visit to local towers. Stay in Mestia
Duration of sightseeing tour: 8 hours
Day 12 : Mestia – Ushguli village- Mestia – Kutaisi
Breakfast. At 09:00, take a jeeps to Ushguli – highest inhabited village in Europe . Stay in Kutaisi
Day 13 : Kutaisi - Vardzia caves – Akhalcikhe
Breakfast. Visit beautiful Varzdia caves . Have a visit to Rabath castle . Akhalcikhe tour . Stay in Akhalcikhe
Day 14 : Akhalcikhe – Paravani lakes – Tbilisi
Breakfast. Visit Paravani lakes – one of the biggest in Georgia . Have a visit to Foka monastery .(where Saint Nino came)
Visit the local farm of troat and enjoy fish lunch . Arrive to Tbilisi , stay in Tbilisi
Day 15 : Mckheta tour – Jvari monastery – Tbilisi
Breakfast , Visit cultural center of Georgia – Mtskheta town . Jvari monastery of UNESCO . Svetickhoveli church of 11 century and beautiful Mckheta town itself. Enjoy free evening . Stay in Tbilisi
Day 16 : Tbilisi -departure
Breakfast , Transfer to Tbilisi airport