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11Days 8 Nights Highlights of Caucasus (IX11C)

Special Departure: 11Jun 2018

OVERVIEW:

The Caucasus is mountainous. In this part of the world, geography is destiny. The Greater Caucasus Range, with its spectacular peaks. There are deep historical roots for just about everything in the Caucasus.

ATTRACTIVE HIGHLIGHTS :

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of the branches of the Silk Road, which used to carry trade from China and India to Europe; 8000 years of wines history.
  • With its windy mountain passes and dramatic gorges, passes and this landlocked country was the first in the word to adopt Christianity, evidenced by the wealth of ancient churches and monasteries with their distinctive Eastern Orthodox architecture.
  • Azerbaijan's cosmopolitan capital of Baku is often referred to as the 'new Dubai'. Enjoy a guided walking around tour around the city's World Heritage-listed Old Town.

DELICACIES8 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners

  • Traditional Georgian Restaurant with folk show
  • Family House in Georgia with barbecue (shashlik)

ACCOMMODATION

  • 3 nights in Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • 2 night in Yerevan (Armenia)
  • 1 night in Sheki (Azerbaijan)
  • 2 nights in Baku (Azerbaijan)

DAY 1: Singapore - Tbilist (Via IST)

• Assemble at Changi International Airport and begin your vacation with a pleasant flight to Tbilisi, Georgia.

Meals Plan: Meals On Board, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Meals On Board

DAY 2: Tbilisi

  • Old town - Metechi church and the statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali (founder of Tbilisi -5th century)
  • Abanotubani – The ancient district of Tbilisi, known for its sulfuric baths
  • Narikala fortress is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi.
  • Sharden street - modern street in Tbilisi with coffee-shops
  • Flea Markete
  • Bridge of Peace, is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge.
  • By bus Shota Rustaveli Avenue - Main Avenue of Tbilisi and
  • Freedom square
  • Drive to Mtatsminda Park - is a family amusement park, offering a splendid view over the city
  • Dinner at the traditional Georgian restaurant.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Mtskheta - Ananuri - Gudauri - Kazbegi

  • Mtskheta - one of the oldest cities of the country of Georgia, was capital of the early Georgian kingdom of Iberia during the 3rd century BC
  • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral
  • Jvari Monastery - is a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. It is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Ananuri, 17th century is a castle complex on the Aragvi River
  • Gudauri - is a ski resort (2000m above the sea level) located on the southern slopes of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia
  • Drive to Kazbegi by crossing the "Jvari Pass" (2379m above the sea level) enjoying nature with some special photo - stops on the way
  • Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, remarkable monument of Georgian architecture, near the village of Gergeti, situated at an elevation of 2170 meters, (Subject to weather condition)

Note: Kazbegi is only available in between May to October.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Tibilisi - Sadakhlo - Lori Berd - Yerevan

  • Across the border from Georgia to Amernia border
  • For ages this city has been known as a “pink city” because of the color of the stone it has been built with.
  • Drive-pass Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, the park “Cascad”

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: Yerevan

  • Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept
  • Persian Mosque - The Blue Mosque is an 18th-century Shia mosque in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Time for some shopping and explore Yerevan city

Note: Museums in Yerevan are closed on every Monday.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Sadakhlo - Tbilisi

  • Lake Sevan which is the 2nd high-altitude and largest lake in the world with its sweet and astonishingly blue water
  • Sevanavank is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwest shore of Lake Sevan
  • Sharamberyan Street, considered a symbol of “The Old Dilijan” is now still charming with its artistic workshops, small shops that have exposure in Armenian traditional.
  • Transfer to Sadakhlo border.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Tbilisi - Sighnaghi - Lagodekhi - Sheki

  • Drive to eastern part of Georgia- Kakheti region, known almost exclusively for its vineyards and wineries.
  • Lunch with BBQ (shashlik) on nature and homemade wine. The lunch will be accompanied by Georgian polyphonic songs, performed by singer in the national costumes.
  • Sighnaghi – one of the beautiful towns of Kakheti region. Sighnaghi and its environs are home to several historical and cultural monuments. The town is walled with the remnants of 18th century fortifications.
  • Sheki, one of the important stop on the Great Silk Route.
  • Khan's Summer Palace - was a summer residence for the Shaki Khans. It was built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan Khan. It was also nominated for List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Sheki History Museum - The Shaki History Museum is one of the main museums, considered one of the most important for artifacts of the Khanate period

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: Sheki - Isayiylly - Shamakhi - Baku

  • Visit Diri Baba Complex & YeddiGymbez - two-storied mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century called Diri-Baba. At the foot of Gulistan Fortress is located Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum or “Seven Domes”. This is how people named Shamakhi tomb of Shirvan Dynasty rulers

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: Baku - Gobustan - Baku

  • Gobustan, which is one of the earliest cradles of life on Earth. In 2007 Gobustan was declared a UNESCO World Heritage
  • The Ancient Zoroastrian Temple Ateshgah - "Fire Temple". The Temple of Eternal Fire - Ateshgah - is an authentic Azerbaijani exotic. It is well-known practically all over the world

Meals Plan: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: Baku - Singapore (via IST)

  • The medieval fortress of Baku the Old City
  • Shirvan Shakhs Palace Complex & Maiden Tower - forms an ensemble of historic monuments inscribed under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments.
  • Handmade carpets workshop-art studio
  • Medieval Market Square

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: Arrival Singapore

• Transfer to Christchurch Airport for our flight back home.

REMARKS

  • Taxes / Flight schedule subject to change.
  • Tour subject to confirmation.
  • We hope you had an enjoyable vacation with CTC Travel and look forward to bring you to your next holiday destination.

DEPARTURES & PRICE:

  • Full Package includes air tickets, hotel accommodations, meals and sightseeings are specify in itinerary.
  • Land Package includes all of the above except air tickets
  • Highlighted row indicate discount is available

Full Packages Land Packages

Departure
Date
Airline Single Twin Triple Child
With Bed
Child
w/o Bed
Child
Half Twin
01/06/2018 4288 3288 3288 3088 2888 3288
01/06/2018
TK
Single SGD 4288
Child With Bed SGD 3088
Twin SGD 3288
Child w/o Bed SGD 2888
Triple SGD 3288
Child Half Twin SGD 3288
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  • Peak season charges and all other relevent surcharges are not included
  • Tours and meals sequence are subject to changes without prior notice
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  • Child Prices vary and are determined by : Child with bed (1 child sharing room with 2 adults); Child without bed ( 2 children sharing room with 2 adults, 1 child with bed & 1 child without bed); Child Half Twin (1 child sharing room with 1 adult).
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