Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan highlights tour

“Tri-country tailor made two week tour of the South Caucasus. Stay in city-based hotels and visit historic highlights and wine regions in the company of an English speaking local guide.”

Highlights

Yerevan, Armenia | Etchmiadzin | Khor Virap Monastery | Geghard Monastery | Tbilisi, Georgia | Mtskheta | Ananuri Fortress | Kakheti wine region | Sheki, Azerbaijan | Gabala | Baku Old City | Gobustan National Park |

Description of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan highlights tour

Step inside the countries of the South Caucasus as you explore Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan in the company of an English speaking local guide.

This fabulous tailor made fortnight takes you across the borders from where nights in hospitable city-based B&Bs and plenty of free time to get orientated, open up the cultural contrasts of the Caucasus as well as all the classic highlights.

Three nights in the capital cities of Yerevan (Armenia) and Tbilisi (Georgia), as well as beautiful Baku in Azerbaijan, encourage travellers to get a real feel for the region, as a whole, as well as opening up a culinary cornucopia of traditional food and wine.

From Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Khor Virap Monastery and Lake Sevan in Armenia to Georgia's Kakheti wine region, and Gabla and Sheki in Azerbaijan, this two week tailor made tour will take you to the highlights of the South Caucasus as well as unveiling the lesser-known secrets.

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Responsible tourism

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan highlights tour

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Travel has the power to change how we think, to break down boundaries and to leave a positive imprint on communities.

All of this countries attract travelers by their natural beauty, traditions and heritage. Its our responsibility to prevent this treasures and encourage our travelers to avoid littering, tearing or damaging flowers, as well as to respect wildlife habitats and so on. Also we reduce waste and pollution by asking our tourists to minimize the use of plastic bags, plates, bottles etc.
We also respect the environment by our working policy. In our offices, we operate mainly with computers. We use emails rather than fax and do not print documents but store them on our computers and in online clouds. All of our invoices, travel information and travel documents to our clients are issued as PDF - not printed on paper.

Energy
We encourage our tourists to conserve energy and maintain the use of air conditioners, lights and other electrical equipment to a minimum.

Transport
Passenger vehicles are a major pollution contributor, producing significant amounts of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and other pollution. In Georgia, we often use electric cars which have several benefits over conventional automobiles, including a significant reduction of local air pollution.

Community

Travelling with respect

Our tourists travel in small groups so they have a minimal impact on the environment as we go. We work with local operator, who employs on our behalf local group leaders, drivers and the local site guides creating vital local employment.

When it comes to taking pictures of the people themselves, it is always advice our travelers to ask their permission beforehand. Respect their right to privacy if they decline the request.

We ensure minimal social and environmental impact in the places we visit by travelling in small groups. Another advantage of having a small group is that it helps to stay in a family run.

As there are three different countries with different mentalities, we always inform our tourists about local customs and traditions, communication issues and rules of conduct in the churches and mosques in each country. Thus, during all our tours, we are trying to encourage travelers to approach places they visit with greater understanding and respect.

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Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I had the most amazing time, a few years ago I went to Azerbaijan, and I fell in love with the culture, I wasn't sure if Armenia or Georgia would interest me as much, however, I was wrong; Armenia is so rich in culture and has an ancient history, which is deeply embedded in their Christian values. The locals are so warm in their hospitality, the city of Yerevan is so beautiful and due to it being small, there's an intimacy to your experience, be sure to try the local cuisine, stunningly fresh and tastes amazing. Georgia, in particular Tbliisi reminded me of Baku, Azerbaijan, on a smaller scale, it was developed just like any other major western capital city and the county already has an established tourist industry, something which Armenia is just starting out on. The Georgian leg was a great introduction to the country, and was definitely the more relaxed part of the trip.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


I think if you want to experience a little more in the evenings, or once your day itenary ends it's best to research any events/shows/programmes that may
be happening in the area where you are staying; if you wish to do so, the guides will be more than happy to help you book things or find some information out for you. If you're travelling with prepaid or debit/credit cards, then they are widely accepted in the majority of places both in Armenia and Georgia but also have some cash to hand too.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, especially in Armenia, we spent a lot of the time walking, as a group we
preferred that the driver of the van only drove where absolutely necessary. If you are in a group that don't mind the extra steps then it works for everyone. We did the same in Georgia. Also, when purchasing souvenirs please buy from local people or local stores, and try to stay away from supermarkets or branded stores. Tipping is at your discretion.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


I could write pages about my experience, and I'd happily do so. I found Armenia so refreshing and authentic, if you get a chance to visit, go before it starts becoming busier! That way you will be able to see the real lifestyle and enjoy some of the most mouthwateringly fresh amazing cusine there is. Georgia was lovely, some parts reminded me of France and others of London/UK. A nice addition to the trip.

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Visiting the religious sites. The safe atmosphere in Yerevan, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Don't buy anything in Armenia that you intend to take into Azerbaijan as it will be confiscated at the customs, even for just having the word Armenia printed
on it. We had a CD taken for this reason and another member of the party a bottle of water for just that reason! I have sent a letter of complaint about this to
the Azerbaijan Embassy in London and contacted my MP.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


In terms of employment for guides, local people etc. yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent programme. Guides were excellent especially Arthur in Yerevan and Sophie in Georgia. I personally felt that some of the days, especially in Azerbaijan, were long (8am to 6pm) giving little time to relax in the evening. This isn't helped by the high temps. We also felt that though the guide in Azerbaijan was good, he gave too much detailed information which it was impossible to take in (his intro' on the mini bus from the border was 50 mins non stop!). In all other aspects he was a good guide.

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Baku was very impressive - the historic old town renovated with care and the incredible modern architecture and illumination at night of the modern city.
The mountain scenery in Georgia and the excellent (and cheap!) food.
The history and culture of Armenia with the welcoming atmosphere in Yerevan.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Do some reading up before you go and have some ideas of the relevant history and geography - but still ask plenty of questions to the guides! They responded well to the interest shown. Take some dollars or euros. In some places, it is easier to exchange them than find ATMs and the exchange rates are generally reasonable.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Probably very difficult to be certain but hotels and minibuses did seem to be locally owned as did the restaurants where we stopped as a group. It was easy to avoid the big chain establishments - and far more interesting!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good and we learned a lot. Our group of 12 gelled very well and was a nice size.

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