Turkey & Caucasus Explored

Istanbul - Baku

30 days through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia
FROM: $3875 USD + 800 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 6 nights
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Camping without facilities 4 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Guesthouse 5 nights
Wild Camp 3 nights
Homestay 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 17, Lunches x 5, Dinners x 14
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
TBT
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This month-long journey combines historical Turkey with the countries of the Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. These are countries with long and fascinating histories and curious travellers will find a lot on this tour to capture their attention. We see plenty of sights, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the battlefields on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the ruins of the lost city of Troy, the colourful Prometheus Caves, Armenia's ancient city of Gyumri and its capital Yerevan, the vast expanse of Lake Sevan, the Gergeti Trinity Church at Stepantsminda, Vardzia Cave Monastery and the otherworldly geological wonder of Cappadocia, to name a few. And at the heart of it all are the welcoming peoples and their cultures and cuisines.

Explore the amazing sights of Istanbul
Guided tour of Ancient Troy
Visit the Gallipoli Peninsular and the battlefields
Ancient ruins of Ephesus
Olympos Beach and Fire mountain
Ancient Mountain City of Termessos
Take an optional balloon ride over Cappadocia
Guided tour of the valley & underground cities of Cappadocia
Visit the Black Sea at Batumi
Visit the Prometheus Caves near Kutaisi

This is an incredible tour for those who love to get off the beaten trail, discover cultural and historical gems and remarkable people. Staying in good hotels, hostels and homestays with some wild camping.

Day 1 - Istanbul (28th April 2020)

Border Information: If joining in Istanbul, you will most likely enter Turkey at Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IATA code: IST).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10.00am - on arrival please look out for a note from your leader with more information about this important meeting. If you are travelling beyond Tbilisi, your tour leader will need to carefully check your visa situation for your entire trip.

The afternoon will be free to explore the many sights of the incredible exotic city of Istanbul, including the Grand Bazaar, the Bosphorus River, Hagia Sophia and the phenomenal Blue Mosque!

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Istanbul before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales Team or your Sales agent if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Istanbul.

* Important note - do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details. *


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Gallipoli (29th April 2020)
Day 3 - Selcuk (30th April 2020)
Day 4 - Selcuk (1st May 2020)
Day 5 - Pamukkale (2nd May 2020)
Day 6 - Olympos (3rd May 2020)
Day 7 - Olympos (4th May 2020)
Day 8 - Egirdir (5th May 2020)
Day 9 - Goreme (6th May 2020)
Day 10 - Goreme (7th May 2020)
Day 11 - Zara (8th May 2020)
Day 12 - Sumela (9th May 2020)
Day 13 - Batumi (10th May 2020)
Day 14 - Kutaisi (11th May 2020)
Day 15 - Tbilisi (12th May 2020)
Day 16 - Tbilisi (13th May 2020)
Day 17 - Lake Sevan (14th May 2020)
Day 18 - Yerevan (15th May 2020)
Day 19 - Yerevan (16th May 2020)
Day 20 - Armenian Highlands (17th May 2020)
Day 21 - Borjomi-Kharagauli NP (18th May 2020)
Day 22 - Mtskheta (19th May 2020)
Day 23 - Stepantsminda (20th May 2020)
Day 24 - Telavi (21st May 2020)
Day 25 - Telavi (22nd May 2020)
Day 26 - Lagodekhi (23rd May 2020)
Day 27 - Sheki (24th May 2020)
Day 28 - Lahij Village (25th May 2020)
Day 29 - Baku (26th May 2020)
Day 30 - Baku (27th May 2020)

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