A magical tour to Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia in 26 days.

The Caucasian & Iran tour package in 26 day

Both the Persian and the Caucasian  peoples  crossed beyond the political borders as we know them today and the result is the varied historical, cultural and ethnic variety of this fascinating region. Our program covers the historical and cultural centers in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia in addition to the other “stans” and highlights some of the many wonders of Iran. This is novel program and one that will be remembered for a long time to come.

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Details: A great 26 day tour to Iran and Caucasian region (Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Tabriz, Tehran, shiraz, Isfahan) and finally back to Tehran.  A great way to see an amazing historical, cultural and anthropological cross pollination between Iran and Caucasian region. Be prepared to see Armenians in Isfahan and Iranians all over the caucasian region. Thats what makes this region of the world so spacial.
::    TOUR INCLUDES

Land-only package includes:

  • Meet and assist/ All Airport transfers
  • Accommodations.
  • Based on request we can change your accommodations  to 1 through 5 star hotels.
  •  Breakfast & dinners.
  • Guided Tours
  • Free at leisure and independent de tours as case may arise
  • Shopping excursion to Bazaars in  the tour.
  • Private Walking Tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Guides in  English/ French/ Spanish /German/ Iranian/ Japanese/ Chinese and Arabic based on the request
  • Domestic flights based on the itinerary.
  • Visa
  • Insurance
::    PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
::  Tour Duration: 26 day

::  Scheduled Dates: At the start , middle and end of each month

* If your group is more than 8 people or you want to travel independently you can select a Start Date that is more convenient for you.

::  Minimum Number of Participant:1
::  Maximum Number of Participant: 10

::    CONDITION

 

Price doesn’t include International air tickets. Ask for flight arrangements and air rates. Reservations will be granted in the order in which they are received. We recommend and can provide trip insurance.

This Tour is prefect for those who want to be in a group tour package. Each small group contains no more than 16 and no less than 2  participants, except those who rather to travel in a solo private guided tour. Your chosen date will be confirmed only if there will be at least 2 or more people interested in the same date. You will be notified about the status of your tour at least 30 day in advance. All  charges will be refundable to you in regard to this tour unless the minimum number of participants for this tour is reached and you are totally sure you wanted to join your tour. But still if at any point prior to 3 week until your tour date , you decided to cancel , we will refund you in full.

Because of the nature of shared tours departure times are fixed and cannot be altered. please be advised that if you change your travel date without prior notice, you will lose your reservation.

WHAT PLACES WE WILL COVER IN THIS TRIP

AM  Arrive Baku (AZERBAIJAN) Xosh galmisan! (Welcome in Azerbaijani) Upon arrival in Baku we are met and transferred to our hotel.
Lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 1 - Baku

AM

Morning tour of the Gobustan and the mud volcanoes.

Lunch
PM Our afternoon sightseeing tour of Baku highlights some striking architectural monuments of the Islamic Medieval period including the medieval walls of the Old Town, Shirvan Shakh’s Palace, the Maiden Tower, the Carpet and Applied Arts Museum.
Dinner

Day 2 - Baku

AM  This morning sightseeing tour of Baku highlights some striking architectural monuments of the Islamic Medieval period including the medieval walls of the Old town, Shirvan Shakhs’ Palace.
Lunch
PM  The Maiden Tower, the Carpet and Applied Art Museum, the Ateshgan fire worshippers temple and the 14th century temple in Mardakan.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 3 - Baku

AM  Today we embark on a scenic and relaxed drive to Sheki. We will take advantage of the early arrival with a tour of Sheki, including the Museum of Applied Arts, “Shebeke” manufacturing workshops, and the magnificent Sheki Khan’s palace (view from the outside only).
Lunch
PM  Evening is free to enjoy and stroll around Sheki town.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 4 - Sheki Khan

AM  Morning we prepare for our departure from Azerbaijan as we are driven to the border where we will meet with our Georgian guide and transport for our transfer to Telavi.
Lunch
PM  As we drive to Telavi, we visit the Tsinandali Winery and Park, Alavedri Cathedral and Shuamta Monastery in the Kakheti province.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 5 - Telavi

AM  Another interesting Day ahead as we drive from Telavi to the David Gareji Monastery in the Gareji semi-desert. We also visit Lavra and walk up to Udabno cave Monastery.
Lunch
PM  Afternoon is a leisurely drive to the capital city of Tbilisi.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 6 - Telavi / Tbilisi

AM  Our full Day sightseeing tour starts with the State Museum of Georgia with its magnificent exhibition of gold work dating back to the 3rd century BC, the Old Caravansary Merchants oriental style building, the Metechi cross cupola church (12th-13th century), areas of the Royal residential complex, the Sulfur Bathhouses, the Carpet Collection, Siony, the Main Cathedral of Tbilisi (7th-19th century), and finally Rustaveli Avenue, the most beautiful street of Tbilisi.
Lunch
PM  Rustaveli is a popular street where both local and foreigners gather to meet and spend time together. This is also a popular shopping place and one can often find roadside musicians displaying their talent.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 7 - Tiblisi

AM  A scenic drive with some interesting sites being covered today. We start off with a visit to Mtskheta where we visit Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
Lunch
PM  We then continue for Gori where we visit Uplistsikhe cave town. We may possibly also visit the Joseph Stalin Museum. Later we embark on our journey to Bakuriani ski resort via Borjomi.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 8 - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

AM  An exciting Day ahead as we drive to Samtskhe-Javakheti Province where we will visit some exceptional sites. The Khertvisi Fortress (11th century) that, according to legend, was seen along with other Georgian fortresses by Alexander of Macedonian in the 4th Century BC during his campaign in the east.
Lunch
PM The Cave-town of Vardzia (12th -13th Century frescos), is a striking complex hewn in rock, regarded as the cultural and educational center of the time.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 9 - Samtskhe-Javakheti

AM  On our return journey from Bakuriani to Tbilisi we take a diversion and turn north along Georgian Military Highway up to Zhinvali Lake.
Lunch
PM  Here we visit the Ananauri architectural complex. We arrive in time at Tbilisi to allow us with some independent time to wander through the town and local bazaars.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 10 - Bakuriani

AM  After breakfast we head for Sadakhlo on the Georgian-Armenian border. Bidding farewell to our Georgian friends we are met by our Aremenian friends and warmly welcomed and transferred to Yerevan.
Lunch
PM  En-route our journey to the Armenian capital, we visit the Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, touted as the best architectural examples of Armenian religious art between the 10th and 13th Centuries.
Dinner

Day 11 - Yerevan

AM  We start the Day with a sightseeing tour of the city of Yerevan with visits to the National Museum of Armenian History and the Matenadaran, followed by an excursion to the Echmiadzin Church and Museum, and the Ripsime and Zvartnots Cathedrals.
Lunch
PM  Evening is free to stroll on your own. Yerevan offers an interesting place to walk on your own and meet local folks as well as do some shopping.
Dinner

  Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 12 - Yerevan

AM Today is our excursion to Garni and Gegard, followed by an afternoon visit to the empty beaches and white sands of Lake Sevan. This mountainous lake covers approximately 5% of Armenia’s surface area and is 2000 meters / 2187 yards above sea level.
Lunch
PM   Maxim Gorky said about the waters, that they were like a piece of the sky that had descended to earth among the mountains. It will be an interesting countryside Day.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 13 - Garni and Gegard

AM  Full Day excursion south to Khor Virap, one of the romantically sited monasteries in Armenia with views across vast planes of Turkey and the twin peaks of Mount Ararat. Here, in the atmosphere of historical environment and vivid imagination one notices Noah’s Ark in the snows of Ararat. Humankind was reborn here, and Noah is considered to be the first tourist in the world. The theatrical ceremonies and festivals performing on a Noah’s-Ark-shaped stage in the immediate vicinity of the monastery and against the majestic Mount Ararat will take you back to the Noah’s ages.
Lunch
PM  Free time for people to enjoy Yerevan including visiting the hole where Gregory the Illuminator was jailed for disseminating Christianity in Armenia. The tour culminates with a visit to the 12th century monastery of Noravank set in a canyon rich with rare flora.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 14 - Khor Virap

AM  Today we depart the Caucasus for Tabriz in Iran. Tabriz is famous for its exquisite carpets and its long history. It has been the capital city of Iran on numerous times throughout the old history of this country. Tabriz is the birthplace of Shams Tabriz, the mentor of Jalaluddin Rumi the founder of Suffism and the city, even toDay, is reputed to exude an aura of serenity.
 Lunch
PM

This evening, one can experience this calm while walking and meeting people in the old part of the city.

Dinner

Day 15 - Tabriz

AM  This morning we tour the city of Tabriz enjoying the ancient architecture and splendid bazaars of this major agricultural center. Armenians, Turkomans, Kurds work side by side in stalls pilled ceiling-high with leather boots, woolen headgear, and many-coloured fabrics.
Lunch
PM Here again you find the friendly bustle of the Oriental market with its mysterious discussions and its aroma of leather and spices. We then continue on to Anzali.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 16 - Tabriz / Bandare Anzali

AM  This morning we take in a boat ride on the marshland then a visit to the caviar-processing factory.
Lunch
PM   Next stop is a visit to the stunningly beautiful village of Masuleh then onto Rasht.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 17 - Masouleh

AM  A beautiful drive takes us to Tehran.
Lunch
PM
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 18 - Tehran

AM  Full Day tour starts off with a visit to the Carpet Museum which has an excellent collection of Iranian hand woven carpets, followed by the Museum of Reza Abbasi. This museum named after the most famous miniaturist in the Safavid era, was opened in 1977. It exhibits artifacts dating back to prehistoric, ancient and Islamic periods and is particularly rich in Islamic calligraphy.
Lunch
PM  Lastly, we visit the Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museums with its fine collection including a stone capital of a winged lion from Susa and a 6th century B.C. audience hall relief of Darius the Great from the Treasury at Persepolis. The museum has items dating back from the Sumerian Period (4500 B.C.) to contemporary times.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 19 - Tehran

AM  Morning visit the Glass and Ceramic Museum and Sa’dabad Palace.
lunch
PM  Late afternoon transfer to the airport for our flight to Shiraz, traditionally known as the city of Roses and Nightingales.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 20 - :  Tehran / Shiraz

AM  Free at pleasure and one day relaxing. You can go around and explore the city on your own or with your guide.
Lunch
PM
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 20 - Shiraz

AM  Shiraz is the capital of the Province of Fars. Our visit toDay will include the Eram Garden, the tombs of Saadi and Hafiz – two of the most well known Persian poets, Nasirol-Molk Mosque.
Lunch
PM  Afif-Abad Garden, the Church of Saint Simmon the Zealot, the Shrine of Shah-Cheragh.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 21 - :  Shiraz

AM  Morning excursion to Persepolis, which in Greek literally means the capital of Persia, lies 60 kms / 37 miles north of Shiraz. Persepolis is the last and final ultimate expression of the ancient Middle East. Construction began by Darius the Great (521 – 468 B.C.) as the focus of the mighty Achemenian Empire nearly 2500 years ago.
 lunch
PM  Our next stop is Naqsh-e-Rustam – tomb of the famous Rustam. Late evening transfer to the airport for our flight to Esfahan, another highlight city. Legend has it that Esfahan was founded at the time of Tahmourass or Keykavous. During the Safavid Era (16th and 17th Century A.D.), Esfahan was a city of Gardens and Palaces, a trade centre recognised by the saying, “Esfahan is half of the world”.
Dinner  Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 22 - Persepolis

AM Full Day tour of this magnificent includes the Madressah Chahrbagh – which was the pride of the last Safavid King, Shah Sultan Hussein, a devout Muslim ruler, Hasht Behesht Palace (built in 1680 A.D. during the rule of Suleiman II.
Lunch
PM  the Armenian Vank Church, FriDay Mosque and the famous bridges.
Dinner

Day 23 - :  Isfahan

AM Today visit includes Imam Square (Naqsh-e- Jahan) with its Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace.
 lunch
PM  Chehel Sutoon Palace (40 pillars) built by Shah Abbas as a hall of audience and visit what definitely a most famous bazaar in Iran.
Dinner  Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 24 - Isfahan

AM On our scenic drive to Tehran we stop at Kashan, an attractive oasis town, and take in its attractive sights. We visit Tabatabaie Houses and Khan-e Borujerdi, built as a private residence, now a charming museum with a lovely courtyard. We then take in the famous Fin Garden and witness its breathtaking pools, orchards and natural springs.
Lunch
PM

Next we visit Agha Bozorg Mosque famous for its lovely portals and minarets. Next is a visit to the exquisite Shrine of Fatima in Qum and later we view the Tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini.

Dinner

Day 25 - :  Kashan/Qom

AM

Depart Tehran

Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight.

 lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 26 - Tehran

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