Treasures of the Caucasus May 2018 | Craig Travel

Treasures of the Caucasus May 2018

Treasures of the Caucasus
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
May 6, 2018 to May 23, 2018
18 Days
Meals:
41
Escorted By:
Challenging
CT Rating:
3.5

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This is a journey of exploration to the Caucasus and more specifically to three small nations: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Located between the Black and Caspian Seas, they were former Soviet Republics. Since winning their independence in 1991, they have prospered and joined the world. The Silk Road, connecting Asia and Europe, crossed through these lands, providing them with a long and storied history as well as a sense of belonging. Being at the crossroads, they are neither European nor Asian, but something uniquely different. Why visit the Caucasus? This journey offers insights of a very different world, one with magnificent mountain scenery and a long religious and trading history. Christianity was brought here during the 1st  century AD by the Apostles. Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as their national religion in the 4th century. Everywhere we go, we will find religious relics: Pagan, Zoroastrian, Christian and Islamic. It is small wonder then that their respective histories developed with this strong faith and their monuments to the past take the form of religious stone buildings and statues. Virtually every important sight and beautiful landscape is marked by an historic structure. This journey will take us to the major centres such as Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan, where we will find very comfortable accommodations and services. We will also venture into the countryside to experience life as it is today, and where our accommodations while still very comfortable, will be a little more rustic. Group size is strictly limited and we anticipate that the group will fill quickly. Be sure to reserve your places now.  

Book and deposit by November 30, 2017 and save $400 per couple!

 

Challenging
CT Rating:

This tour includes visits to remote areas that will involve longer walks over sometimes rough surfaces. Hotels in major centres are first class/deluxe while those in the countryside will generally be more rustic, yet clean and comfortable. 

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Balanced itinerary with 4 nights in each of Yerevan and Tbilisi plus 3 nights in Baku
  • Dinners with entertainment in Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan
  • Meals and meetings with local families in Georgia and Armenia
  • Visit Gobustan Historic site in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Explore the wine region of Kakheti, Georgia
  • Discover the Old Town of Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Drive the Georgian Military Highway to the Alpine regions of Kabegi
  • Khor Virap Monastery, a pilgrimage site for Armenians
  • Cruise the Lake Sevan, the largest freshwater lake in central Asia
  • At least ten UNESCO World Heritage designated sites
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to the Caucasus with Air Canada
  • 16 nights in comfortable, first class and deluxe hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel by modern climate controlled motor coach
  • 41 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 16 breakfasts, L - 15 Lunches, D - 10 dinners)
  • All entrance fees where visits are indicated
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person (where possible)
  • All gratuities, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • Services of our Canadian tour leaders plus national guides in each country

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Baku / Leave Tbilisi)
$4,495
Toronto
$5,695
Ottawa / Montreal
$5,865
Halifax / Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
$6,095
St. John’s
$6,235
Saskatoon / Regina
$6,295
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,195
Victoria
$6,295
Single Supplement
$1,295

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective July 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.

Pricing Details

Book and deposit by November 30, 2017 and save $200 per person!

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $278 to $415 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $196 to $405 pp plus applicable taxes.  This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.  Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the enrollment form for general terms and conditions.

Deposit Amount:
$600
Final Payment Date:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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