Dates: May 19 - May 31, 2019
Total Duration: 13 days
Cost: $9,599 per person, double occupancy
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Tour Operator: Arrangements Abroad
Region: Eastern Europe
Nestled between the Black and Caspian Seas, the former Soviet Republics of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan offer millennia of history and culture, with a rich legacy of art and architecture that is virtually unknown to Westerners. On an extraordinary journey through the Southern Caucasus, discover the region's many World Heritage sites, enjoy world-renowned hospitality, and admire the stunning natural beauty of this mountainous area, known as the birthplace of wine.
Begin in Yerevan, Armenia, where highlights include visits to the Cafesjian Center for the Arts and the studio of a duduk player. Discover some of Armenia's marvelous medieval monasteries and cathedrals, starting with the impressive ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral. Spend a morning at 4th-century Etchmiadzin, the oldest cathedral in Armenia. Cross the Georgian border to Tbilisi, one of the most ancient cities in the Caucasus. In Georgia, visit Tbilisi's museums and churches, and enjoy a wine tasting in a hilltop village. Fly to Azerbaijan to discover the Caspian Sea on a private cruise and explore the UNESCO-recognized walled city of Baku.