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Give your adventurous spirit free reign in some of Europe’s best kept secrets, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Discover breathtaking natural scenery in Gobustan National Park and connect with warm, friendly locals as you sample their cuisines and handicrafts. Explore quaint villages, be enchanted by the cave city of Vardzia and stand in awe at Burning Mountain.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $190pp pre-paid
Transport — 4WD, Bus, Cable Car & Funicular railway
No Hidden Extras
Explore the fascinating open-air museum that is Gobustan National Park
Witness the Burning Mountain, a continuously burning natural gas fire on the side of a mountain
Admire the heritage-listed medieval Gelati Monastery
Taste the local wines at a cellar carved into the Caucasus Mountains

Special Experiences

Get a real taste of the local traditions and culture at an organic, home-made tea-cream party.
Visit a local family for a cooking class of dishes from the Kakheti region. We'll savour our creations for dinner with music performed by polyphonic singers.
Enjoy a private, classic trio reception concert at E. Akhvlediani House-Museum, complete with nibbles and an aperitif.
Visit a local family for a dumpling masterclass, enjoying our lunch at their family home.
Visit a nunnery in upper Vardzia, where nuns will teach us how to handcraft wooden crosses and honey wax candles.
Master the art of baking your very own Lavash, a traditional Armenian thin bread.

Itinerary Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Azerbaijan

  • Enjoy a tour of Azerbaijan's capital, Baku and see some its exceptional architecture, including a funicular ride for panoramic views over the city.
  • Experience local traditions at a tea-cream party.
  • Visit the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and the medieval Maiden Tower, considered by UNESCO as "one of the pearl's of Azerbaijan's architecture".
  • Explore Gobustan National Park, an open-air museum renown for its centuries-old rock carvings and spectacular mud-volcanoes.
  • Visit a local bazaar to see the local art of shopping.
  • Admire Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
  • Discover the Baku Fire Temple and the fascinating Burning Mountain, a steady and continuously burning natural gas fire on the side of a mountain.
  • Built in the 10th century, uncover the Juma Mosque, the only building to have survived 8 out of 11 earthquakes in the Shamakhi region.
  • Visit the Yeddi Gumbaz Seven Tombs, a cemetery complex where the family of the last ruler of Shamakhi have been buried.
  • Be amazed by the historic monument of Yukhari Caravanserai, set amongst a beautiful backdrop of forests and hills.
  • Discover the quaint village of Kiş and see the oldest church in Caucasus before walking through the surrounding foothills. 

Georgia

  • Enjoy a visit to the Bodbe Nunnery, a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex originally built in the 9th century.
  • Walk the narrow streets of charming Sighnaghi, a fortified town.
  • Experience a cooking class with a local family making dishes from the Kakheti region, then indulge in the creations for dinner with an accompanying performance from polyphonic singers.
  • Visit a local winery for lunch and wine tasting in a unique cellar carved into a mountain.
  • Discover Gremi church complex, a 16th century monument constructed on a steep hill.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Tbilisi, discovering the Old Town, Metekhi Church and Rustaveli Avenue, and ride the cable car to the Narikhala Fortress.
  • Experience dinner at a traditional Georgian restaurant complete with an authentic folk show.
  • Explore the "hidden corners of Tbilisi" with further sightseeing of this colourful town.
  • Set off on a walking tour of the Sololaki district and the lively dry bridge market.
  • Relish in a private, classic trio reception concert at E. Akhvlediani House-Museum.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Jvari, a 6th century cross-shaped monastery built on the top of a cliff.
  • Travel along the Georgian Military Highway on the way to visit the Ananuri architectural complex, comprising of beautiful churches and towers.
  • Discover the quaint valley town of Kazbegi and explore the gorgeous town centre on foot.
  • Travel by 4WD to Gergeti, one of the most iconic sites in Georgia with spectacular mountain views.
  • Join a local family for a dumpling master class and lunch at their family home.
  • Explore more of the Caucasus Mountains and hike in the spectacular Dariali Gorge to the Gveleti waterfall on an optional walking discovery.
  • Visit Iago's winery, renown for its traditional qvevri method (using buried clay barrels) and enjoy lunch and wine tastings.
  • Known as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin, venture to Gori to visit the Stalin Museum.
  • Uncover the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe, which translates to "Fortress of God".
  • Discover the Bagrati Cathedral known as the "symbol of united Georgia".
  • Experience a local Georgian farmers market in Kutaisi and view the regions produce.
  • Founded in 1106, see the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gelati Monastery.
  • Visit the Prometheus Caves, a cave complex comprising of breathtaking stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls and underground rivers.
  • Enjoy a tour through Borjomi and see its pretty park and sample the famous local mineral water.
  • Admire the Rabati Castle, an impressively gorgeous fortress.
  • Enjoy a photo stop at the Khertvisi Fortress, one of the oldest in Georgia.
  • Discover the impressive Vardzia Cave Complex, a fortified monastery which served a significant role in political, cultural, educational and spiritual life of Georgia.
  • Explore a nunnery in upper Vardzia where nuns will teach us how to handcraft wooden crosses and honey wax candles. 

Armenia

  • Uncover the St Astvatsatsin church, an ancient Armenian monastery.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Dilijan and visit Sharambeyan street, where you'll meet artists and visit their art studios.
  • Take an optional walk around the beautiful Lake Sevan and view the Sevanavank Monastery.
  • Indulge in lunch at a private house in Sevan and take part in a fish BBQ masterclass.
  • Visit Matenadaran, a museum in Yerevan that houses one of the world's oldest Greek, Persian and Arabic manuscripts.
  • Take off on a walking tour of Yerevan and discover a local Khachkar workshop.
  • Uncover the picturesque Avan Canyon and look down upon the striking cliffs and gorges.
  • Visit the Garni Pagan architectural complex, the only Greco-Roman colonnaded structure in Armenia.
  • Discover the Cave monastery of Geghard, a medieval monastery partially carved out of a mountain.
  • Delve into the art of baking in a cooking class making Lavash, a traditional Armenian thin bread.
  • Visit Khor Virap, a fortified monastery and the site of the Royal Prison surrounded by imposing mountains.
  • Explore the Areni Cave Complex, where artifacts found date back to the Bronze Age.
  • Indulge in a cheese masterclass, accompanied with wine, vodka or cognac tasting in the Vayots Dzor Region.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $190pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 19 nights in 3-4 star hotels

Meals

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  • 19 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners 

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour directors
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available 

Some things to note

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  • Ramadan is observed from 23 April to 23 May 2020, in Azerbaijan.
  • 09 and 30 May departures will stay in Tsinandali instead of Sighnaghi and Tskaltubo instead of Kutaisi
  • 18 July departure will stay in Tsinandali instead of Sighnaghi 
  • 22 August and 12 September departure will stay in Telavi instead of Sighnaghi

Accommodation Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Accommodation

Shah Palace Hotel

Azerbaijan flag Baku

Situated in the heart of Baku, and just steps from the closest metro station, this property is ideally located for exploring the city. Elegant and classic rooms are equipped with all the modern conveniences and the hotel boasts restaurants, a gym, sauna and hamman.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box

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Sheki Saray Hotel

Azerbaijan flag Sheki

Located just a stone's throw from the city park in one of Sheki's nicest areas, this hotel boasts large, comfortable rooms with tasteful and classic decor and all the modern conveniences.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; laundry service available

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Kabadoni Boutique Hotel

Georgia flag Sighnaghi

Exceptionally located in Sighnaghi's historical centre, overlooking vineyards, the old town and the Alazani Valley, this property also boasts large elegant guest rooms and decor referencing traditional Georgian designs. The hotel also features a restaurant with outdoor terrace, an indoor swimming pool, gym, spa and wellness centre.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; indoor swimming pool; laundry service available

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Rooms Hotel

Georgia flag Tbilisi

A stunning former publishing house in Tbilisi's charming Vera neighbourhood, this design hotel evokes industrial-chic throughout its common areas and guest rooms. Enjoy the luxurious beds and rainfall showers after a day full of exploring all this city has to offer.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe depsit box; tea & coffee making facilities

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Rooms Hotel

Georgia flag Kazbegi

An alpine retreat nestled in a valley in the Caucasus Mountains, this design hotel offers guests a stay immersed in nature and overflowing with style. Wake up to a view of either Mount Kazbek or the surrounding forests and woodland from your immaculately appointed room.

Facilities: heating; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; indoor swimming pool

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Best Western Hotel

Georgia flag Kutaisi

Just steps from Kutaisi's White Bridge which leads into the small, cobbled streets of the historic centre, this property blends modern design and conveniences with renowned local hospitality and a nod to traditional Georgian design.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; minibar/fridge; safe deposit box

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Vardzia Resort

Georgia flag Vardzia

Set on lush grounds featuring beautiful gardens, an outdoor swimming pool, bar and terrace, this tranquil hotel offers guests a peaceful and comfortable retreat with spacious rooms and incredible views over the surrounding countryside.

Facilities: heating; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Best Western Plus Paradise Hotel

Armenia flag Dilijan

Enjoy the views over picturesque Dilijan National Park from the balcony of your room at this deluxe hotel. The property also boasts a winter garden, stylish cafe, bar and restaurant, as well as a wellness centre, all designed to convey a sense of peaceful elegance.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; indoor and outdoor swimming pools; tea & coffee making facilities (on request)

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Tufenkian Historic Hotel

Armenia flag Yerevan

This historic property is conveniently located in Yerevan's city centre, close to cafes, restaurants and museums. Designed in 19th century Caucasian style, the rooms are spacious and feature traditional handwoven rugs and blankets.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Tufenkian Historic Hotel image

Information Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

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twin share
Offer Price
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twin share
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Status    
06 Jun 20
27 Jun 20
$9,295
Fully Booked
18 Jul 20
08 Aug 20
$9,295
Guaranteed Departure
01 Aug 20
22 Aug 20
$9,595
Fully Booked
22 Aug 20
12 Sep 20
$8,995
Limited Seats
05 Sep 20
26 Sep 20
$8,995
Fully Booked
12 Sep 20
03 Oct 20
$8,995
Fully Booked
19 Sep 20
10 Oct 20
$9,595
Fully Booked

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $190pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $825
Single Supplement
From $2,150
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

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