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AZERBAIJAN / GEORGIA / ARMENIA

Trans-Caucasus Odyssey: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia

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Program #16908RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Delve into the wildly diverse cultures and landscapes of the South Caucasus — a mountainous strip of land between the Caspian and the Black Seas and home to the countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Discover the heritage behind the bold designs of Azerbaijan’s carpets, savor deep red wines, and visit bakeries, artists’ studios and craft centers in Georgia, and admire the sculpted stone khachkar crosses that dot the green hillsides of Armenia, the world’s first Christian country.


Highlights

• Investigate the musical history of Azerbaijan, whose origins stretch before 3000 B.C.
• In Armenia, visit Echmiadzin Cathedral — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to what some say is a piece from Noah’s Ark.
• Witness demonstrations of traditional bread baking, vodka distilling, and the making of churchkela, the wonderful Georgian sweet.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Participants should be prepared for full program days. Walking on uneven terrain, cobblestone sidewalks and stairs (some without railings); standing in museums; no wheelchair facilities. Steep staircases are common in this region.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Baku (Azerbaijan), 2 nights; coach to Sheki, 2 nights; coach to Telavi (Georgia), 1 night; coach to Gudauri, 1 night; coach to Tbilisi, 3 nights; coach to Yerevan (Armenia), 4 nights; departure.

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Included
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13 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 9 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
4 Performances

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4.7
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