Fixed Itinerary - Thursday departures

Day 1

Begin your adventure

You will be collected from your home by our Planit driver and transferred to the airport for your flights to Baku. On arrival you will be met by your local representative and transferred to your hotel.

3 nights Baku

Day 2

Baku city tour

Highlights include the old city, the Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden tower (entry is optional), this historic Nizamu Street and the elegant Fountains Square.

Day 3

Fire Mountain & Gobustan.

The tour starts with the 17th century Ateshgah (Fire Worshippers Temple) Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. From there head to Fire Mountain or Yanardag. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the “land of fire.” The day ends with a visit to the rock petroglyphs at Gobustan, the oldest of which date back to the 12th Century BCE.

Day 4

Tbilisi

Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Georgia. On arrival transfer to your hotel. The rest of your day is free time. 

3 nights Tbilisi.

Day 5

Tbilisi city tour

Visit the beautiful cobblestoned old town centre with its diverse architecture, ranging from Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Continue the day at the picturesque Jvari Monastery at Mtskheta and finally on to the 11th century Svetitskhoveli cathedral.

Day 6

Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi

The first stop is Ananuri fortress. Built by the Dukes of Aragvi its earliest parts date from the 13th century. Continue on to Gudauri,  a small touristic settlement and ski mountain resort located at an altitude of 3,000m on the southern slopes of the Lesser Caucasus range of Georgia. The day ends with a visit to the stunning scenery or the mountainous area of Kazbegi and the Geregti Trinity Church, situated on the river bank at an elevation of 2170 meters under the mountain.

Day 7

Yerevan

Transfer to Yerevan by road (approximately 5 hours). 

3 nights Yerevan

Day 8

Yerevan city tour

Begin with a tour of the old town. Highlights include the The Matenadaran library, housing thousands of ancient Greek and Armenian manuscripts, Republic Square with its musical water fountains and history museum of Armenia. Continue to Freedom Square and Vernisage Market.

Day 9

Lake Sevan, Garni and Geghard

Start the day with a visit to the Lake Sevan. The largest lake in the Caucasus affords beautiful views. Continue to Garni Temple. Built in the 1st century is it the only surviving Hellenic structure in the Caucasus.  The day ends with a stop at UNESCO world heritage site of Geghard Monastery.

Day 10

Home

Transfer to the airport for your return flights. On arrival in Malta you will be met by your Planit driver and taken home.

Includes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodations
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees

Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses and meals
  • Gratuities
  • Optional extras

This is a fixed departure tour, starting every Thursday throughout 2020. Bespoke itineraries are also available. Please ask your travel consultant. 

For more information please call 21331010 or email [email protected] or fill out the form below.

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