Abercrombie & Kent has released a fascinating new hosted small group journey to the heart of the Caucasus, offering travellers a taste of old-world Eastern European charm.
Taking in the former Soviet Republics of Georgia and Armenia, guests discover extraordinary landscapes where high alpine peaks tower over meadows and valleys, where fast-flowing rivers traverse rich agricultural land and where magnificent Orthodox Christian churches are found in the most unexpected places. Both countries boast a rich cultural heritage of music, art, poetry and dance as well as a surprising cuisine influenced by both European and Eastern traditions. Wine and spirits are another unexpected element of travel in the region with Georgia said to be the world’s oldest producer of wine and Armenian brandy one of the country’s major exports. On A&K’s journey, vineyard visits and private tastings are a feature.
Other highlights of the 13-day journey include the beautiful terraced homes of old Tbilisi, a wealth of extraordinary churches and monasteries, expert encounters with artisans and restorers, a range of authentic dining experiences as well as a private boat trip on Lake Sevan, the largest in the region.
13 day ‘Journey to the Caucasus’
Tour dates: 10-22 May 2018; 20 September-2 October 2018
Price per person twin share: $8995
Single supplement: $299