Georgian Experience
06 Nights / 07 Days
INR 59,840
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  • Overview

    Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Looming over it all are Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, an iconic statue of the "Mother of Georgia."


    Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan, is a low-lying city with coastline along the Caspian Sea. It's famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a vast royal complex, and the iconic stone Maiden Tower. Contemporary landmarks include the Zaha Hadid–designed Heydar Aliyev Center, and the Flame Towers, 3 pointed skyscrapers covered with LED screens.


    Day 1 : Tbilisi

    Arrive Tbilisi and transfer to the hotel from the airport. Check in (standard check in time 1400 hrs). Freshen up. Later in the evening you may try your hands at shopping at Tbilisi Shopping Mall – First shopping mall of Tbilisi is located at the western exit of the city and is designed in a way that makes you forget about the time. More than 130 worldwide brand stores presented here, as well as restaurants, a cinema and a hypermarket. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 2 : Tbilisi

    After breakfast at the hotel we will have a tour in old district of the city. Founded by Vakhtang Gorgasali, the Georgian King of Kartli (Iberia) and made into a capital in the 6th century, Tbilisi is a significant industrial, social and cultural centre. You will visit Metekhi Church erected on the cliff overlooking the Mtkvari River; the famous Sulfur Baths also located in Old Tbilisi, on the other side of the river. In the same district we lift up by cableway on Narikala Fortress. Called the mother fortress of Tbilisi, Narikala is an ancient symbol of city's defence. It was established in the 4th century, around the period when the city itself was founded. Visit Meidani square and walk on Shardeni street with its fashionable, cosy cafes and art galleries passing along the Sioni Cathedral and Anchiskhati Basilica. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 3 : Tbilisi

    After breakfast at the hotel, check – out and transfer to train station to take "Sapsan" train to St. Petersburg (2nd class). Arrive in St. Petersburg and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore on your own or opt for a Russian Folklore show with Russian dinner. Take your seat at the Nikoleavsky Palace theatre for the 1.5 hour. Watch as the Reverence dance troupe kick off the show, dancing in time to harmonies from the Peters Quarter. Classic folk songs are mixed with Russian Orthodox hymns and lyrically romantic melodies. Enjoy a Cossack song performed by Maiden dancers in traditional dress. The talented dancers are known for their Cossack music which is reproduced in historical form. Another highlight is the Petersburg STrs, a troupe with a repertoire that includes northern Russian lyrical dances. After 45 mins of Russian harmonies and dances, enjoy an intermission with Champagne, Russian Vodka, Canapes – including red caviar, ham and cheese and some soft drinks. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 4 : Tbilisi - Baku

    Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the Red Bridge Azerbaijan border where you will meet your Azerbaijan driver to take you to Baku. Arrive Baku and check into your hotel (standard check in time 1400 hrs). Evening at leisure or you may opt for a pub crawl. Raise a glass and get ready for fun during this 3 hour pub crawl enjoying the nightlife of Baku. Make visits to five of the city's top breweries, bars and pubs, sampling an included glass of international or local beer at each stop. Depending on the night of the week, you may even get to enjoy some live entertainment. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 5 : Baku

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for excursion on Baku City tour begins with a visit to the Upland Park. Upland Park is located on a hill in the western part of the city. This is the best place to see the city and the Baku Bay. Later the tour proceeds along the waterfront promenade and a visit to the Old City which is also a fortress. Tourists will see the main attractions of the Old City including the Palace of the Shirvan Shahs Palace, Maiden Tower, Karvansaray etc. We get acquainted with the Baku Boulevard and have a boat trip on the Baku Bay. This favorite vacation spot of Baku citizens and guests of the capital is also one of the attractions of the city, which in 2009 celebrated its 100 anniversary.

    The tour ends with a visit to Heydar Aliyev Center - a cultural center, is a complex structure that includes the Auditorium (convention center), a museum, exhibition halls, administrative offices. The project center has been designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 6 : Baku

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for excursion to the nature reserve "Gobustan".

    The reserve is well known with its perfectly preserved rock paintings - petroglyphs - a kind of artistic "archive" of human evolution on the Earth. "Documents" of such archives is the first human's presentation of his/her "I" to the outside world. Gobustan Rocks are not just the brightest witnesses of the prehistoric period of human existence. They reflect the history of this region for nearly 15,000 years - since the end of the era of the Upper Paleolithic till the Middle Ages. Later enjoy an excursion to the Temple of Fire Worshippers - "Ateshgah" and the fiery mountain "Yanardagh". Azerbaijan is one of the few places on earth, where even today one can observe elements of preserved fire cult and the ancient Zoroastrianism religion. These places where oil oozes from the earth, and natural gas breaks out like flaming torches have always attracted fire worshipers from around the world. Baku, its oil, its "burning earth" have been known far beyond its borders since ancient times. The official religion of the ancient states that emerged in the VII century BC, such as Mann and Midia was Zoroastrianism. The spread of Zoroastrianism in the territory of the modern Azerbaijan was due to spontaneously flammable sources of oil and gas. Therefore, in this area such a monument as the temple Ateshgah has survived. Fire Temple Ateshgah (literally Fire House) is located in 30 kilometers from the center of Baku, in the south-eastern outskirts of the Absheron Peninsula. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 7 : Baku - India

    Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport to take your flight back to India.



  • Highlights :

    •   Tbilisi airport to Tbilisi hotel transfer

    •   03 nights accommodation in Tbilisi with breakfast

    •   City tour of Tbilisi

    •   Visit to Mtskheta and Uplistsikhe

    •   Transfer from Tbilisi to Baku via red Bridge – change of vehicle at the border

    •   03 nights accommodation in Baku with breakfast

    •   City tour of Baku

    •   Excursion to Gobustan and Ateshgah

    •   Transfer from Baku hotel to Baku airport



  • Price starting from INR 59,840 per person on twin sharing basis


    Tour Includes :

    •   Tbilisi airport to Tbilisi hotel transfer

    •   03 nights accommodation in Tbilisi with breakfast

    •   City tour of Tbilisi

    •   Visit to Mtskheta and Uplistsikhe

    •   Transfer from Tbilisi to Baku via red Bridge – change of vehicle at the border

    •   03 nights accommodation in Baku with breakfast

    •   City tour of Baku

    •   Excursion to Gobustan and Ateshgah

    •   Transfer from Baku hotel to Baku airport


    Tour Excludes :

    •   Round trip airfare with taxes

    •   Visa and insurance

    •   9% service tax applicable on the total invoice

    •   Porterage, meals, which are not a part of the itinerary

    •   Any other item of personal nature (laundry, mini bar, telephone, etc)

    •   Any change in the rate of exchange of USD / EUR / GBP.



    Hotel Details

    Destination

    Hotel

    Category

    Tbilisi

    Hotel Astoria or similar

    3 star hotel

    Baku

    Hotel Nemi or similar

    3 star hotel




  • Payment Policy :

    •   20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour. This deposit is non-refundable

    •   75% of the total tour cost to be paid 08 weeks prior to arrival date

    •   100% of the total tour is required 45 days prior departure or within 24 hours of confirmation if travelling within 45 days from departure

    Cancellation Policy :

    •   10 weeks or more prior to arrival date: 25% deposit

    •   09 weeks prior to arrival date: 100% of the total tour cost

    •   Any cancellations must be made in writting


    Important Notice :

    Visas : Please ensure your passport is valid more than 6 months from the date of return for every country you are visiting. Please also ensure there is sufficient space in your passport to allow for all immigration procedures.

    Travel Insurance: The tour price does not include personal insurance. Travelers are highly recommended to purchase travel insurance upon commitment of the booking in case of force majeure. Travel insurance covers such costs as emergency and medical evacuation, hospital fees, property loss, etc which could possibly happen during the trip.



  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Religion in Georgia?

    Orthodox Christianity is the main religion in Georgia. Here the icon by Mikhail Sabinin depicts the history of the Georgian Orthodox Church which to this day is recognized as the majority religion of the country.


    Religion in Azerbaijan?

    Islam is the main religion of Azerbaijan. 99.2% of the country's population are Muslims. About 85% of Azerbaijani Muslims profess Shia Islam while 15% are Sunni Muslims.


    Georgia Currency?

    Georgian Lari


    Azerbaijan Currency?

    Azerbaijani Manat


    Plug in Georgia / Azerbaijan?

    240V/50Hz


    Clothing for Georgia?

    Due to hot and humid weather Cotton works well. Advisable to carry a umbrella for the unpredicted rains. Carry a hat and sunglasses with UV protection. You will need lightweight walking shoes; make sure they're not too tight, as your feet can swell in a hot climate.


    Clothing for Azerbaijan?

    Being sunny throughout the day, light layers of cotton are suggested. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are recommended.


    Food in Georgia?

    Georgian food is extremely delicious. All the ingredients are natural herbs and spices which are growing here are just amazing. Try all the kinds of khachapuri (cheese-bread) and khinkali (big dumplings with various fillings majorly with different kinds of meat), dishes with beans, aubergines and spinach.


    Food at Azerbaijan?

    Azerbaijani plov consists of three distinct components, served simultaneously but on separate platters: rice (warm, never hot), gara, fried meat, dried fruits, eggs, or fish prepared as an accompaniment to rice, and aromatic herbs. Rice is not mixed with the other components even when eating plov.


    Nightlife in Tbilisi?

    Tbilisi is the city of nightclubs and electronic music. It provides the amazing venues, sound, and artists. It is a lively city with a growing bar and club culture. On weekends you'll find an increasing number of venues with local or international DJs spinning the tunes.


    Nightlife in Baku?

    Among all the Azerbaijan cities, Baku has the most vibrant and eclectic nightlife, ranging from clubs, bars and discos to live music.. Food and drinks are very reasonably priced in comparison to their American and European counterparts. Most of the nightclubs have sprung up in the last decade or so after the influx of oil industry expatriates. Bars, Clubs and Discos are open till late in the morning especially during weekends.