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Silk Road Tours

Silk Road Tours offer tailor made holidays through Central Asia, The Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa

The Caucasus

Hemmed in by the Black Sea to the west and the Caspian Sea to the east, the three Transcaucasian countries sit at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and have been subject to countless invasions and cultural influences. Ancient warriors and traders have left an indelible mark on the region’s art, architecture and cuisine over the millennia, making this an intensely fascinating area to visit. The mountainous nature of the interior makes for some spectacular scenery, and the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus form an impressive backdrop to the region’s incredible human geography.

Featured Hotels

Central Park

The Central Park hotel is a modern hotel excellently located in the heart of Baku and close to the Boulevard with its stunning views of the Caspian Sea. All 70 rooms are en suite and feature a balcony with views out over the Old Town. There is a roof top restaurant that serves authentic Italian dishes.

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Mirhav Hotel - Goris, Armenia

Mirhav hotel is a newly built hotel with 15 simple but stylish rooms. The hotel has been built according to traditional architectural style of Goris. Facilities include a good restaurant and a large garden overlooking the river

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Villa Mtiebi - Tbilisi, Georgia

The small and cosy Villa Mtiebi was converted by the architect Emil Davitidze so that blends 21st century style with the original 19th century character of the building.It is located in the heart of the old town within walking distance of most of the city’s main sights.

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Tours that visit the Caucasus

  • Spirit of Armenia - 9 Days
  • A cultural exploration of the prehistoric, pagan and early Christian sites of this landlocked country. Travel in the shadow of biblical Mt Ararat and across high mountain passes to discover remote monasteries, ancient burial grounds and forbidding fortresses.

  • Treasures of Georgia - 9 Days
  • A fascinating exploration of Georgia’s rich cultural and historical treasures, taking in an incredible variety of scenery from the arid South Eastern region to the high Caucasus Mountains.

  • Journey Through Georgia and Armenia - 14 Days
  • Georgia and its neighbour Armenia share a common history, but are also very different, and this two week tour reveals the similarities and contrasts between these two fascinating countries. Travelling along the ancient Silk Road, wander through remote monasteries and medieval towns, admire spectacular mountain views in the lofty Caucasus, and learn about the turbulent past of Tbilisi and Yerevan.

  • Azerbaijan Explorer - 8 Days
  • On this fascinating one-week tour, explore the delights of Azerbaijan, a little-known country on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Your journey takes you from the cosmopolitan and ancient capital of Baku to the charming medieval town of Sheki in the Caucasus Mountains, via fire temples, fortresses and historic trading towns. You will also be able to spend a day in the little visited and fascinating Nakchivcan Autonmous Republic.

  • Across The Caucasus - 14 Days
  • Discover the contrasts between the three Transcaucasian states on this two-week journey through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. From ancient fire temples and monasteries perched high in the mountains to prehistoric rock carvings and volcanic landscapes, this fascinating region offers a wealth of ever-changing sights.