Advertorial – Each year Craig Travel develops new products to destinations which might prove interesting to our more seasoned travellers looking for an off the beaten track adventure. Following two years of visiting this mystical, ancient land, our exciting journey to the CAUCASUS has been perfected! Departing May 3, 2020, explore the countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, that make up the lower Caucasus. These lands which lie between and connect the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea may not be on your bucket list, yet… they hold diverse and magnificent riches that will make you wish you visited sooner.
One might easily describe this as the crossroads between Asia and Europe, between the Middle East and the Russian plains to the north. The legendary Silk Road meanders across these lands as it makes its way from China to Istanbul and on to Venice. There is no doubt that these lands are steeped in history both ancient and modern.
Regarding modern time, it was just 25 years ago, in the 90s that this region won its independence from the Soviets. Since then each country has developed independently, preserving their unique heritage and restoring their historic relics. Today, while Azerbaijan is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with its oil and gas reserves, all three nations are showing national pride and economic independence. The region offers surprises of wonderful diversity and natural beauty, from rugged peaks to tranquil valleys, from modern developments to quaint historic city centres.
The tourist infrastructure has enjoyed great investments enhancing travellers’ experience and offering an array of accommodations, restaurants and world class services. However, the countryside does retain its rustic charms for an incomparable insight into the local way of life. Much that is great about the region – friendly people, historic monuments, religious dedication, intricate architecture and magnificent landscapes are waiting to be discovered. The cuisine in the Caucasus is out of this world. Being a mixture of Persian, Turkish and Russian, your palate will be treated to an explosion of flavours and fine spices.
Craig Travel’s limited space on this journey will fill quickly. It has sold out early on the last two departures. Act now to reserve your places on our May 3, 2020 journey and save $200 per person* with our early booking bonus when you book by November 29, 2019. Confirm your reservation online or contact one of our Tour Specialists at 1-800-387-8890.