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10 August – 17 August

Secrets Of Georgia & Azerbaijan

Unforgettable scenery, cultural treasures, the most welcoming people and the best wine on the planet - come discover the jewels of the Caucasus.
Calling all adventurers! Come join a small group of women on a quest to discover the secrets of Georgia & Azerbaijan, two of Europe’s as-yet undiscovered little gems on a week-long getaway.

Immerse yourselves in delectable choices of cuisines, culture and wonders. Explore forested slopes, cave cities, seaside towns and a fascinating range of landscapes. Plus, lots and lots of the best wine, fresh local food at every turn, peppered with moments of surprise and delight with your new travel crew!

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A small group of women = a whole lotta fun!

Join brave, adventurous, women of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life for a journey filled with good food, new friends, wine, new experiences, conversations about life and travel, lots of laughs and great times.

Why Take This Trip With Us

Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Group

Our groups are deliberately small. We believe such groups make for better shared experiences.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Customise This Trip

Our trips are fully customisable, so if you are travelling solo, with friends or family, create a trip that matches your preferred dates and budget.

Itinerary

Welcome Dinner In Baku

Welcome to Azerbaijan!

Enjoy the view of the capital city and the beautiful Caspian Sea as you land.

You’ll be met by our local representative and then transferred to your hotel room.  Check in and unwind.

In the evening: time for a welcome dinner ! Enjoy your first taste of Azerbaijani cuisine at a local restaurant. Tonight's festive atmosphere is perfect for getting to know your new travel mates and tour leader better.

Then: see Baku at night, when the city dazzles with colourful lights! Enjoy the sea breeze as we pass the beautiful Baku boulevard.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Boulevard Autograph Collection (5*) or similar

Get to know Baku!

The many sights of Baku will charm you through and through as you set off to sightseeing in the afternoon.

Start with a photo stop at the Heydar Aliyev museum (known for its ultra modern and quirky design), visit the Ateshgyah temple and then head to see the iconic Flame Towers (don’t forget to snap some photos)! 

We’ll then have lunch at the old town. 

In the afternoon: the beautiful Shirvanshah’s Palace (once the house of ancient rulers) and the Maiden Tower (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a monument known for its fascinating legends and mysteries. 

One of them is a fascinating tale of a fiery-haired maiden, who saved Baku's people from siege and slavery by defeating the invading general single-handedly.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  Boulevard Autograph Collection (5*) or similar

Of Local Food and Souvenir Shopping

This morning ,  head to Shamakhi to visit the Juma mosque (1st mosque to be built in the Caucasus).

Then: shopping time! The old streets are a perfect place to buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

Later: onwards to Lahij (5th century B.C. village), where you’ll have lunch with a local family.
Here, learn how to cook the national dish (Qutab) and some delicious yoghurt!
Overnight in Sheki.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Hotel Sheki Palace at Sheki (5*) or similar

Trade Routes & Palaces

After breakfast, set out to explore Sheki, including the lavish Sheki Khan Palace, once a  summer retreat for the Sheki Khans.

Then: the “Karavan Serai’ in Sheki, once famous inns constructed in the Middle Ages, for craftsmen, traders and merchants who used the Great Silk Route.

Afterwards: time to buy souvenirs and sweets! Post lunch, visit the village of Kish. Here, you can see  the Church of Saint Elishe, the first church to ever have been built in the Caucasus. 
Overnight in Sheki.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  Sheki Palace (5*) or similar

Hello, Georgia!

After an early breakfast, cross the border (Georgia-Azerbaijan) and reach Georgia. Enter through Lagodekhi, a pretty town hugged by mountains and between rivers. 

First: Sighnaghi ('city of love'), a Royal town with an interesting defensive structure - 23 towers, each of which is named after neighbouring villages and their families. Lunch: enjoy authentic homemade food with a local family.
 
Later: the 9th Century Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe. End the day with wine tasting at Duruji Marani valley, where we’ll get sample 4 types of Georgian wine!

Overnight in Sighnaghi.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Sighnaghi: Kabadoni Boutique Hotel (4*) or similar

Tbilisi 101

Enjoy an expert-guided tour of Tbilisi. 

The places that we’ll visit include: Narikala fortress for a breathtaking panorama of the city, the Thameni Holy Trinity cathedral, the glass bridge, the old town and its historic structures (including the Clock Tower). 

We’ll scoop in some time to visit Tbilisi’s famous sulfur baths , the natural hot springs that gave the capital (‘warm place’) its name.

In the evening: enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with a Georgian folk show.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  Tbilisi: IOTA Hotel Tbilisi (4*) or similar

Getting to know Georgia

After breakfast, head to the 3000 year-old town of Uplistsikhe, having more than a 100 halls, temples, theatres, pharmacies, prisons and streets - all carved out of stone with primitive tools!

Then: city of Gori. Visit the incredible Joseph Stalin Museum. Afterwards, visit Mtskheta – the ancient capital of Georgian kings (UNESCO World Heritage Site) followed by the Svetitskhoveli Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

We'll end our day shopping here and enjoying some free time.  Then, head back to Tbilisi.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Tbilisi: IOTA Hotel Tbilisi (4*) or similar

Time To Head Home

Our trip comes to a blissful end on our eighth day and we transfer to the airport. Have a safe journey!

   Meals:   Breakfast,

Inclusions

Spend 8 days discovering the hidden delights of the region - wine, legends, scenic splendour and more!

Insider’s tour of Baku, Tbilisi & Mtskheta with local guides
Enjoy an authentic Azerbaijani welcome dinner with music
Meet a local family in Lahij and relish a home-cooked meal with them
Watch & observe how to make the national dish + delicious yoghurts with the locals 
Georgia’s finest wine : taste the best wine in the Kakheti Wine Region
Explore the carved city complex of Uplistsikhe

Plus, tons of local experiences, seaside panorama, historic locations and cultural delights await!

You’ll be staying at the following accommodation (or similar) :

Baku: Boulevard Autograph Collection Hotel (5*) 
Sheki: Hotel Sheki Palace (5*)
Sighnaghi: Kabadoni Boutique Hotel (4*)
Tbilisi: IOTA Hotel Tbilisi (4*)

8 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
2 Dinners

A local, English-speaking guide will accompany you on all the tours
Entrance fees to the museums specified in Azerbaijan
1 water bottle per day per person

Transfers from airports to hotels and vice-versa. (Please note that arrival and departure transfers will be as per the suggested flight schedules. In the event that you arrive or depart at a time other than that recommended by Byond, a private transfer can be arranged at an additional cost).

Transportation for excursions in a private Mercedes Sprinter

Not Included

 Airfare

 Visa

 Insurance

 Meals, drinks and activities other than those specified in the itinerary

 Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, laundry, early check-in/late check-out charge, additional transfers etc)

 Service tax (as applicable)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Byond is a travel platform founded in 2014. We are based in Bangalore and we create highly personalized and unique travel journeys that are immersive and focus on interactions with local communities and cultures.

We organize and lead small-group journeys for like-minded travellers. Our groups range from women-only travellers to yoga, bikers to wine lovers, mom & kids and more. We also help create customized journeys for private groups.

A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned above, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, luxury accommodation (4-star and above), unique experiences, handpicked local experts, gala welcome and farewell dinners and a trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

No. We don't include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will put you in touch with our partners who can help you.

We value the dynamics and intimacy of a small group and therefore restrict it to around 15 people. Our travellers are friendly and open-minded, and at the end of your trip, you will return with new friends, memorable experiences and incredible stories.

A vast majority of our scheduled trips are suitable for people above 18 years old only. However, we do welcome young adults and children on our private group trips.

Yes, you can customize your trips. We help organize solo journeys that are highly personalized.

Our travellers come from all over India. Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta are represented the most.

We believe the early-bird catches the best travel worm :) The early-bird discounts are valid for the first few spots on the group and are not time sensitive. Your travel designer will let you know about the number of spots available.

We have a secure payment gateway that supports payment through credit and debit cards, net-banking and Internet wallets. The payment gateway also supports payment through EMIs. If you are not comfortable with paying online, please let your travel designer know and they'll help you out with alternatives.

Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind. We collaborate with tourism boards and there will always be access to emergency contacts and medical support throughout the trip.

This Trip Is Operated By Byond Travel

We believe that travel is about going beyond the destination. It’s really about meaningful interactions with people, arts, music, food, culture and communities around the world. And so we’re on a mission to help the modern traveller experience more.

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