Treasures of the Trans-Caucasus (trip)

Treasures of the Trans-Caucasus

  • Airport Highway, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Culture & Nature
“"We wouldn't hesitate to recommend MIR. You did a great job. The accommodations were all excellent as was our MIR… ”
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Europe

from $6,895* per person15 DaysApril, September
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: MIR Corporation 16 people max
Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan share stunning mountain back- drops, powerful stone architecture and a strong code of hospitality. Georgia's renowned winemaking traditions, Azerbaijan's Zoroastrian and Islamic background, and Armenia's multitude of ancient churches combine to make this distinctive journey more than the sum of its parts.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan, Europe

2 testimonials about this trip

  1. Reviewer: S. Simkin located in Glenview, IL USA
    "We wouldn't hesitate to recommend MIR. You did a great job. The accommodations were all excellent as was our MIR Tour Manager."
  2. Reviewer: M. Ragar located in Hannibal, MO USA
    "I have taken several trips with MIR and have recommended MIR to many people around the world. I am quite critical in travel agendas and I rate this tour quite highly. The hotels in the capitals were great and the tour manager super knowledgeable."

3 testimonials about the provider, MIR Corporation:

  • Reviewer: K. Knack located in Malibu, CA USA
    Every day I am grateful for this fabulous trip. The destinations you specialize in are of much more interest now that I know what a well-delivered service you provide.

    MIR's tour manager made my trip more deeply meaningful and made sure that everyone on the train came away with a greater appreciation for this vast country. Thank you so much for your great itinerary, for the tremendous abilities of your staff... You can be certain I will recommend your company.

  • Reviewer: The Tobys located in Rockville Center, NY USA
    …It is safe to say without the expertise of your superb cadre of guides in the country we never could have put it all together. In fact, we were totally dependent on them to benefit from the extraordinary experienced of visiting three regions of [Ukraine] within a two-week time period.

    Clearly, MIR Corporation has a well-deserved reputation for superb customer service. We support that well-deserved reputation, which is possibly rooted in the fact that your associates like their jobs and that job satisfaction has been transferred to customer and client relations….

    Honestly, we were duly impressed with each of the regional guides and the drivers who accompanied us. Their local knowledge of the unique features of their respective region was so evident, impressive, and unmatched by any we have encounters over our 40 years of visiting 140 countries.

    I want to thank you for a most stupendous trip; 5 stars plus. Loved Ukraine, the people, the sites, the precision of our tour; the fine quality of the guides and drivers - how much they care, how much they know and how much they kept our interests foremost in their hearts and their minds. It was just stupendous.

    It was so fabulous we cannot stop talking about it. Again, thank you very much. And I will certainly recommend MIR Corporation when it is appropriate for our friends & colleagues.

    It was excellent beyond all expectations.

  • Reviewer: The Repkos located in Princeton, NJ USA
    We don’t know where to start – a perfect itinerary which satisfied all of our needs, excellent accommodations superbly located, flawless execution of all aspects including visas, vouchers, theatre tickets, etc., and last but certainly not least, truly outstanding and professional guides and drivers.

    …We only wish that MIR provided tours everywhere, in which case we would never use another tour company again..

    MIR Office in Seattle was outstanding…We have already told several friends about MIR and how wonderful they are! You all put together a trip for us that was perfect to our budget, time frame and interests. Russia is a fabulous destination – wonderful history, magnificent sites we can’t say enough about MIR and Russia.

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Days 1-4: Baku, Sheki

The journey begins in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan and black gold boomtown, exploring the narrow stone streets of the charming medieval Old Town. Traveling overland, visit Sheki, a 14th century architectural preserve and one of the oldest towns in Azerbaijan.

Days 5-7: Signagi, Tbilisi

Crossing the Georgian border, trace the ancient Silk Road on its way from the sea, stopping to explore the fortress town of Signagi. Enjoy a traditional "Georgian Table," laden with fine examples of the country's rich culinary and winemaking legacy. Georgia is where the wine grape was first cultivated and the flowers and fruits of the Mediterranean flourish. In Tbilisi, view a windfall of eastern artifacts at the State Museum of Fine Arts. Take a day trip to the fascinating David Gareja monastery complex.

Days8-9: Mtskheta, Ananuri, Kazbegi, Gudauri, Gori, Uplistsikhe, Tbilisi

Journey along the Georgian Military Highway to the alpine villages of Kazbegi and Gudauri, seated in the shadow of the Caucasus Mountains. Pause at UNESCO- listed Mtskheta, capital of the kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC until the 5th century AD. Visit Gori, Stalin's hometown, and explore the fascinating cave town of Uplistsikhe.

Days 10-15: Yerevan, Echmiadzin, Khor Virap, Garni, Geghard, Lake Sevan

Next is Armenia, the first kingdom to formally adopt Christianity. Stop at UNESCO-listed Haghbat Monastery, take a day trip to the shores of Lake Sevan, and visit Khor Virap, where the view of Mt. Ararat is superb. Browse among some of the oldest books in the world at the 5th century Matenadaran Museum in Yerevan. Explore the monastery of Geghard, carved from solid rock, and the impressive cathedral at Echmiadzin, dating back to 303 AD.

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