ANCIENT ROUTES OF THE CAUCASUS

Trip scholar

Dr Alex Koller, art historian and professional tour leader
Alex was a lecturer at Magdalene College, Cambridge and has been a popular scholar for alumni tours since 1998

Highlights

  • In Tbilisi visit the city’s superb museums and learn that by the 12th century, Georgia’s capital became one of Asia’s most important political, economic and cultural centres

  • Explore Kakheti, Georgia's western provinces renowned for its historic monuments including Alaverdi Cathedral and also for its wines which we will have the opportunity to taste

  • Travel along the famous Georgia Military Highway through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the High Caucasus to the wonderful and remote village of Kazbegi

  • Spend three full days in Armenia's elegant capital, Yerevan. Visit the Matenadaran, the world's largest collection of ancient manuscripts, including works by Aristotle

  • Cross the dramatic Selim Pass and spend a night on the shores of the beautiful Lake Sevan whose colours change with the weather from a dazzling azure blue and a thousand shades inbetween

     

Date

1 - 16 September 2022

Price

From £3280 per person

More information

From the legend of the Golden Fleece to the stories of ancient Ararat; Georgia and Armenia share turbulent histories, extraordinary cultural traditions and spectacularly beautiful landscapes. Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East and following the adoption of Christianity in the 4th century, the region’s buildings and monuments constitute a magnificent architectural and ecclesiastical heritage. This is a region renowned for its history, culture, wonderful music and its food and wines.

Further details & bookings

 Distant Horizons
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