Caucasus Chronicles: Georgia & Azerbaijan Expedition 9D/8N

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Duration: 9 days

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Group size: 6 - 15

About this trip

Caucasus Chronicles: Georgia & Azerbaijan Expedition 9D/8N

Delve into the heart of the Caucasus on our ✨brand new✨ curated expedition, designed for the adventurous Muslim globetrotter. Crafted in response to the desires of our cherished HTG community, this 9-day expedition promises a blend of cultural richness, historical marvels, and warm hospitality. And while this will be a huge adventure, we are not compromising on comfort, so you'll stay in comfortable 4* hotels throughout the trip.

Join us on this enchanting odyssey as we unravel the secrets and stories woven into the fabric of Georgia and Azerbaijan, promising a journey that goes beyond the ordinary. We can't wait for you to be part of this unforgettable adventure!


Trip Highlights

  • Tbilisi's Old Town Exploration: Wander through the historic streets of Tbilisi, adorned with colourful houses and patterned balconies, showcasing a blend of ancient charm and modern architecture.
  • Cultural and Spiritual Insights: Delve into the religious history and similarities between Orthodox Christianity in Georgia and Islam, enhancing understanding and connection.
  • Halal Georgian Cuisine: Enjoy a variety of halal Georgian dishes, offering a true taste of local flavours and culinary traditions.
  • Georgian Military Highway Adventure: Travel along this historic route, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the high Caucasus Mountains, including breathtaking mountain views and the serene Tergi River.
  • Visit Stalin's hometown of Gori: Learn more about what made this young Georgian man such an infamous ruler across the Soviet Union.
  • Yanardagh Fire Mountain Excursion: Witness the natural phenomenon of the continuously burning fire at Yanardagh Fire Mountain, a unique experience in Azerbaijan.
  • Sheki's Cultural Richness: Immerse in the picturesque city of Sheki, exploring the Sheki Khan's Palace, Caravanserai, and the Sheki Khans Mosque, reflecting the region's Islamic architectural heritage.
  • Indulge in authentic cuisine with visits to local families, tasting freshly harvested products, and savouring traditional dishes.
  • Visit iconic landmarks like the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku and the Caravanserai in Sheki to witness the architectural diversity of the region.

Price

From   £1885
Deposit: £100




Price


From   £735    Deposit: £60




From   £910    Deposit: £60




Price

From   £735    Deposit: £60






Trip Dates

Departure 1: Monday 29th April - Tuesday 7th May 2024

Departure 2: Saturday 26th October - Sunday 3rd November 2024


Airport Transfer Window

Arrival Airport:  Tbilisi (TBS)
Departure Airport: Baku (GYD)

Recommended flights:

Arrival
HTG recommends that travellers fly with KLM, taking the 10:40 am flight from Amsterdam to Tbilisi. Numerous connections to Amsterdam from London, Manchester, Birmingham, across Europe and the US will allow you to fly to Amsterdam to make this connection.

This flight lands in Tbilisi at 17:15. The airport pick-up will be from 17:30 to 18:30.

Departure
HTG recommends travellers take a flight that departs after 1 pm. There is a direct flight with Azerbaijan Airlines at 17:30 on 7th May (to London).

We welcome guests from all nationalities and countries to join the trip and can arrange separate airport transfers, where necessary, for an additional fee. Please enquire should you require this. 


Want to pay in instalments?

If you would like to pay in instalments, let us know and we'll set this up for you! Please note:

1. A £100 deposit is required to secure your booking. This is non-refundable and non-transferable.

2. Full payment is received 8 weeks before the trip, or at a push, no later than 6 weeks before a trip.

3. You can opt to pay in up to 3 equal instalments at no extra cost.


What’s included

  • Accomodation

    Hand-picked 4* hotels across Georgia and Azerbaijan
  • Meals

    8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • Entrance tickets

    To sites that require paid entry in the programme
  • HTG Voyage Captain

    Your group leader and point of contact throughout the trip
  • Expert local guides

    You'll be hosted by our team of friendly local hosts across Georgia & Azerbaijan
  • Airport Transfers

    Within the specified time frames
  • Daily activities

    As listed in the itinerary
  • Transport

  • Curated itinerary

    Curated itineraryNo need to plan your trip or worry about logistics - we're here to take care of the details for you.
  • Taxes

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    Flights

    You need to book (1)flight to Tbilisi, (2) flight from Tbilisi-Baku, and (3) your final flight from Baku to your next destination. Please see airport transfer times for more details.
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    Travel insurance

    This is HIGHLY recommended in case you fall ill, require medical treatment, miss your flight, are unable to join the trip, etc.
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    Tips

    For driver and guides. You will receive tips on this in your Booking Voucher.
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    Personal expenses

    Shopping/souvenirs, travel insurance
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    Extra meals

    Meals outside of those stated as included in the trip
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    Covid test

    Not required for most travellers anymore, please check your local government guidance

Itinerary

Terms & Conditions of Booking

Please read these terms carefully before booking your trip. By booking, you agree to be bound by these conditions which outline, among other things, our cancellation policy, assumption of risk, and what happens in the event of an alteration to your tour itinerary.

Payments and Cancellations:

  1. A £100 deposit is necessary to secure your booking. This deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  2. Full payment is due no less than 8 weeks prior to your trip departure.
  3. Upon full payment, no refunds or transfers are permitted. However, you may sell your space to someone else if you're unable to travel. The responsibility for selling your space lies with you.
  4. Cancellations made fewer than 10 weeks before the trip departure will incur additional costs. Please inform us as soon as possible if you anticipate travel difficulties.
  5. Cancellations 4 weeks before the trip incur a 50% charge; cancellations less than 3 weeks before the trip incur a 100% charge.
  6. There will be no refunds, partial refunds, or credits once the trip has commenced.

Pre-trip Requirements:

  1. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance at the time of booking, which should cover medical issues, cancellations due to illness, COVID-19, flight disruptions, and the like.
  2. Travellers have the responsibility to understand the entry requirements of the destination, including visas and COVID-19 testing. Halal Travel Guide is not responsible for checking your visa status.
  3. All guests undergo a screening after booking. Failure to pass will result in a deposit refund.
  4. You must disclose any medical conditions when booking. This information will be kept confidential.
    Trip Experience:
  5.  The itinerary is a FLEXIBLE guide that may be adjusted by the tour leader due to various factors including, but not limited to, weather conditions, closures, or health emergencies. Please note that while we value our guests' input, the decision to alter the programme rests solely with the tour leader for the overall benefit and safety of the group.
  6. Details of accommodation will be provided in your Booking Voucher. We strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with these, especially if you've opted for a shared room.
  7. In the event of flight cancellations, you're responsible for arranging alternatives. Non-attendance for any reason does not entitle you to a refund.
  8. Solo travellers booking a twin room will be paired with another traveller of the same gender. If this isn't possible, you'll be required to accept a Single Room upgrade with an additional charge.

Liability and Risk:

  • Assumption of Risk: Participation indicates an understanding of the inherent risks, potentially including injury, illness, loss of life, or loss of personal property.
  • Liability Limitation: Halal Travel Guide shall not be held liable for any injuries, losses, or damages incurred during the trip.
  • In Case of Injury: All medical expenses resulting from injury are the participant's responsibility.
  • Waiver of Liability: By participating, you waive all claims against Halal Travel Guide, even those possibly due to our negligence.
  • Insurance: We strongly advise securing travel insurance to cover various emergencies. Your decision regarding insurance absolves Halal Travel Guide of any related liabilities.

Photographs and Media:

  • Images on our platforms are for illustrative purposes. Actual conditions may differ and may change over time.
  • Halal Travel Guide may use media taken during trips for promotional activities, without offering compensation to participants. Access to such media for personal use may incur a fee or be provided as a courtesy.

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