South Caucasus – Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia View Basket
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Experience the real South Caucasus
South Caucasus Tour | 16 Days – Starting Baku | 17 May 2024 & 16 May 2025
Join Byroads for a wonderful journey through the lesser known but captivating countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Take a deep dive into the diverse religions, cultures, cuisines, and historic sites of these unique lands.
The adventure begins in Azerbaijan, ‘Land of Fire’. Explore Baku’s ancient citadel , historic mosques, and caravanserais, along with the stunning modern architecture of New Baku, such as the Heydar Aliyev Centre. Marvel at stone age petroglyphs and mud volcanoes, visit Zorastrian temples and wander ancient villages.
Journey on to Christian Georgia, a land of alpine mountains, lush valleys, traditional wines, historic churches and immense fortresses. Explore the homes of ancient Georgian royalty, wander Tbilisi’s historic centre, venture north to the breath-taking mountains and reflect on modern history at Gori’s Stalin Museum.
Finally to Armenia, land of old legends, biblical stories, and stark landscapes dotted with age-old monasteries and cathedrals. Discover Yerevan, uncover the bloody history of the Armenian Genocide, gaze on Mount Ararat and visit the monasteries of Garni, Geghard and Noravank. Like a trove of hidden gems, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia await you on this immersive Byroads journey through time-honoured traditions and historical wonders.
Steve Mortimer – Byroads Owner and Tour Facilitator
My goal at Byroads is to use my 35 years of travel experiences in over 120 countries to provide you with an amazing and unforgettable holiday experience. I craft our holidays with this goal and you in mind. With just a limited number of tours each year, I select only the best times of the year to travel to our destinations, and it’s a thrill to travel with you and ensure your Byroads adventure is truly wonderful, with memories that will last a lifetime.
Bronny Nicholas – Tour Facilitator
Like Steve, I share a love for the world, its people, and have an unrequited passion for adventurous journeys. With a wealth of travel experience to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations, I look forward to the opportunity of sharing a Byroads adventure with you.
Why travel with Byroads?
Byroads is a travel company with a well-established pedigree. Small group tours are all we do. So we do them well. Hosted by either Steve or Bronny and accompanied by an expert guide- born and raised in the region, the Byroads’ traveller can be assured of an unforgettable travel experience.
We specialise in a select range of destinations, offering small group tours that cover not only the A-list sights, but many of the lesser-known attractions too. Our immersive tours run at the very best time of the year and wonderful, experiential accommodation truly adds to your holiday experience. A ‘byroad’ is a road less travelled, and this encapsulates the spirit of these tours.
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