Ancient Routes of the Caucasus
From the legend of the Golden Fleece to the stories of ancient Ararat; Georgia and Armenia share turbulent histories, extraordinary cultural traditions and spectacularly beautiful landscapes. Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East and following the adoption of Christianity in the 4th century, the region’s buildings and monuments constitute a magnificent architectural and ecclesiastical heritage. This is a region renowned for its history, culture, wonderful music and its food and wines.
- In Tbilisi visit the city’s superb museums and learn that by the 12th century, Georgia’s capital became one of Asia’s most important political, economic and cultural centres
- Explore Kakheti, Georgia’s eastern provinces renowned for its historic monuments including Alaverdi Cathedral. The region is also famous for its wines – enjoy a couple of wine tastings.
- Travel along the famous Georgia Military Highway through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the High Caucasus to the wonderful and remote village of Kazbegi. Enjoy a wonderful walk to the spectacularly located Stepasminda Church.
- In Armenia and spend three full days in the elegant capital Yerevan. Visit the Matenadaran, the world’s largest collection of ancient manuscripts, including works by Aristotle
- Cross the dramatic Selim Pass and spend a night on the shores of the beautiful Lake Sevan whose colours change with the weather from a dazzling azure blue and a thousand shades in between.