Michele Grimm
says:
5
First of all, we want to thank all of you for helping us have a wonderful and very memorable tour. Overall, this was a fantastic tour and we come away with many wonderful memories of our experience. There were a few hiccups but they were handled extremely well in our estimation. We also always felt like you were watching over us and we appreciate that. We arranged our own air from New York to Baku (one-way) and would highly recommend Azerbaijan Airlines. It was a very enjoyable, non-stop flight and their service was excellent. We were served two full meals and two snacks and water and other beverages were available at all times to prevent dehydration during the flight. There was also adequate legroom. We would HIGHLY recommend that if anyone else chooses to do these three countries in one trip that they travel first to Azerbaijan as we did. We had a very unpleasant experience at the land border as we were leaving Azerbaijan and entering Georgia. Our guide and driver said they had never seen a customs agent like the female one we had to deal with and thought she was new to the job. We had purchased a small copper bowl in the small village of Lahij and this had shown up on the x-ray. She wanted to see it but since she did not find what she was looking for, she finally let us repack the suitcases and we were told to proceed. IF we had traveled in Armenia first and purchased anything there, we are sure she would have confiscated all of it. SO, always recommend that travelers visit Azerbaijan BEFORE they travel to Armenia. Also, please note that we did not have ANY issues in the airport in Yerevan when we went through customs there. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Azerbaijan and appreciated the fact we got to spend a couple of nights outside Baku on our trip to the border. The room in our hotel was adequate and it was in a pretty good location for walking to the town center. Dinner was arranged for us that evening in the Celebi Xan restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed that experience. On our way to the border, we did some additional sightseeing (as per our requested itinerary) and we very much enjoyed what we saw. We had some sightseeing in the itinerary for the area around the border in Georgia before we headed to Tbilisi. Our visit to the Ikalto Monastery Complex was delayed until day #10 when we were returning to that area (which was fine with us). I realize now that our itinerary in Georgia was VERY ambitious and we could have easily used an additional day in Georgia. We totally appreciated your quick action in replacing our driver in Georgia. We had an extremely good guide in Georgia and we learned a great deal from her. Her walking tour of Tbilisi was superb and she definitely knows her Georgian history which we really appreciated. Our guide and driver (without question, the best driver we had on the entire tour) for Armenia were waiting for us as we walked through the border crossing in Armenia.The driver was very safe and careful. Again, we had a very ambitious itinerary but we were able to complete it all and enjoyed every minute. We enjoyed every place we traveled to and especially appreciated the days around Lake Sevan and Gyumri where we were at higher altitudes and it was a bit cooler. Gyumri was a most enjoyable city and the drive through the countryside was very interesting. You did an excellent job of organizing the meals which were included in the itinerary. We had a delicious fish lunch in the Lake Sevan area; a wonderful kebab lunch in Gyumri; and the organized a delicious dinner in a restaurant in Yerevan, close to Republic Square - "Capture of Caucasus". It was a very popular restaurant--nearly full when we ate there and there was some dancing throughout the meal. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All in all, our hotel accommodations were superb. We had delicious breakfasts in each hotel which gave us enough to eat to carry us through to a late afternoon or early evening meal. We are very pleased with our trip and highly recommend it to others and would be happy to answer any questions any future travelers might have and provide our endorsement to the trip.
Published, Nov 05, 2015

Central Asia

Private tour | Adventure

To the Heart of the Silk Road
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

8 days

4 cities

2 countries

Tashkent |Bukhara |Samarkand |Bishkek

Get an insight into the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking nature and fascinating history of the exotic region of Central Asia. A professional tour guide will show you around five stunning cities of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and you will also get to attend a Folklore show. 

Group Rail Tour | Platinum

Silk Road Classic
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Group Rail Tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

21 days

4 cities

3 countries

Moscow |Samarkand |Tashkent |Beijing

Unique Silk Road adventure from Moscow to Beijing through the exotic Central Asian countries on board two luxurious trains. Begin your Trans-Siberian adventure with a guided city tour of Moscow, then board a top-quality train and discover a new city gem of Eurasia at every stop you make, end your trip with visiting the Great Wall of China. 

Group Rail Tour | Adventure Gold

Legendary Silk Road
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Group Rail Tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

14 days

4 cities

3 countries

Almaty |Tashkent |Samarkand |Ashgabat

Traverse the path of the legendary Silk Road on a private train in the scenery of 1001 Nights. Attend a concert at world's famous Navoi Opera, witness how silk carpets are made and explore three UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Caucasus

Private tour | Heritage

Best of Georgia and Armenia
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

7 cities

2 countries

Tbilisi |Sighnaghi |Kazbegi |Mtskheta |Gori |Yerevan |Etchmiadzin

Explore unique traditions and spiritual heritage of Georgia and Armenia while traveling around the capitals of Tbilisi and Yerevan, Uplistsikhe Caves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

9 cities

3 countries

Baku |Sheki |Tbilisi |Sighnaghi |Kazbegi |Mtskheta |Gori |Yerevan |Etchmiadzin

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.

Private tour | Heritage

Treasures of Georgia
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

5 cities

1 country

Tbilisi |Sighnaghi |Kazbegi |Mtskheta |Gori

Experience the warm hospitality and breathtaking nature of Georgia exploring the capital of Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, not to mention all of the authentic sights, holding countless historic secrets of the nation.

Private tour | Adventure

Essence of Georgia
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

7 cities

1 country

Tbilisi |Sighnaghi |Kazbegi |Mtskheta |Gori |Borjomi |Batumi

Set off on a memorable adventure while touring around Georgia’s most recognizable sights like Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, "Pearl of the Black Sea” Batumi and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and Gelati Monastery.

Israel

Private tour | Classic

Jerusalem Explorer
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

8 days

5 cities

1 country

Jerusalem |Nazareth |Galilee |Caesarea |Haifa

Set off on an exploration of the most alluring destinations of Israel. Together with hand-picked guides enjoy all must-sees of the mecca city, Jerusalem, discover the country during day trips. The private Israel itinerary can be built around your interests! Airport transfers and best central hotels included.

Private tour | Classic

Best of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

6 days

4 cities

1 country

Tel Aviv |Jerusalem |Nazareth |Galilee

Looking for an Israel tour package that suits you? Create your personalized Israel itinerary around your preferences and enjoy guided sightseeing of top unmissable sights of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with local pros. Best location hotels, only smart connections, as well as private airport transfers are already part of the package.

Private tour | Classic

Highlights of Israel
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

2 cities

1 country

Jerusalem |Tel Aviv

Treat yourself to an all-embracing Israel tour, offering a perfect combination of sightseeing and leisure time. Explore the major sights of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as well as unique destinations like Masada. Experience the pampering and rejuvenating properties of the unique Dead Sea.

Private tour | Heritage

Gems of Biblical Israel & Ancient Jordan
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

4 cities

2 countries

Jerusalem |Tel Aviv |Amman |Jerash

Explore the enchanting gems of the Middle East with a fully-customizable tour of Israel and Jordan. Discover the secrets of the well-preserved ancient landmarks with professional local guides, stay at best hotels both in the cities and on the Dead Sea shores, experience the architectural wonders of Petra, and other unique must-sees.

Private tour | Classic

Best of Israel and Petra
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

5 cities

2 countries

Tel Aviv |Jerusalem |Nazareth |Eilat |Petra

Take advantage of the Israel itinerary combining rich sightseeing with plenty of leisure time. Enjoy all must-sees from Israel's ancient Masada and Jerusalem to the neighboring Petra in Jordan, and unwind on the shores of both the Dead Sea and the Red Sea in Eilat.

Private tour | Heritage

Heritage of Christian Israel
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Tel Aviv |Jerusalem

Get ahold of Israel's inspiring spiritual side and explore the main religious sights, including Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem. Discover the ancient landmarks of Caesarea and Masada. Moreover, spend time at the Dead Sea and enjoy the steepest cable car ride to the grottoes of Rosh Hanikra.

United Arab Emirates

Private

Highlights of UAE & Oman
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

7 cities

2 countries

Dubai |Al Ain |Abu Dhabi |Yas Island |Muscat |Nizwa |Bahla

Cross the world tallest building, largest shopping mall and largest aquarium of your travel bucket list with our ultimate package tour to the United Arab Emirates and Oman. In 9 days, together with your private guide and driver, you will see it all - from the sandy beaches to breathtaking Mosques.

Private tour | Classic

Best of Dubai & Abu Dhabi
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingEmpty
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

6 days

2 cities

1 country

Dubai |Abu Dhabi

Hop on a tour to discover the major attractions of modern and old Dubai, and the ultra-modern capital of the United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi. Live your travel dream and visit spectacular cities with the most impressive skyscrapers, authentic and gorgeous palaces, beautiful landscapes and parks.

Private tour | Classic

Gems of Dubai
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingHalf
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

4 days

1 city

1 country

Dubai

Explore the highlight landmarks of the gem of the United Arab Emirates - Dubai! This short all-embracing tour covers all unmissable attractions, including unforgettable experiences such as lunch at the panoramic Atmosphere Lounge on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa. Moreover, the program is fully customizable around your interests!