This journey to the cradles of different cultures has been updated for the 2023 season. We have planned a little more time in places where it is particularly beautiful and sights await us.
The journey leads quickly via the Balkans with the capital cities of Zagreb, Belgrade and Sofia to Istanbul. From here, the gateway to Asia, it goes along the Black Sea coast to Batumi in Georgia. A detour to Svaneti and you are already inland, in the capital Tbilisi. Georgia also offers impressive mountains in the Greater Caucasus and hospitable wineries in Kakheti.
In Azerbaijan we get a taste of oriental flair on the Silk Road, visit Baku on the Caspian Sea and have to return to the Tbilisi hub. From here you can start visiting Armenia, with Lake Sevan and the capital Yerevan. Returning from the Lesser Caucasus, this journey ends in Turkey, unless you cross the Black Sea by ferry.
You will get to know very hospitable, indigent and simple-minded – but not unhappy – people. The circumstances, traditions and infrastructure partly are still like hundreds of years ago - a challenge also for us.