Wedged between the Caspian and Black Seas, the less visited countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan showcase a wealth of cultural and historical treasures. Discover these special gems on this unique journey.

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  Geghard Monastery, Armenia  Geghard Monastery, Armenia   Old and modern architecture, Baku, Azerbaijan  Main gate of Baku, Azerbaijan  Traditional cuisine, Georgia  Traditional gata bread, Armenia  Dipping pita into khash  Merkado Market, Tbilisi, Georgia

Exploring Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia

17 days from $8,395

Wedged between the Caspian and Black Seas, the less visited countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan showcase a wealth of cultural and historical treasures. Discover these special gems on this unique journey.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Sep 7 - 23, 2022 Departure; Sep 13 - 29, 2023 Departure
Bob Smolik

Bob Smolik

Bob Smolik is a veteran diplomat and scholar.  He worked around the world at U.S. Embassies, looking behind the scenes at how local politics, economics, and societies work -- or don’t.  His expertise as Diplomat in Residence at the University of Michigan is in economics and trade, as well as in UN human rights and NATO security issues. As an economic diplomat he worked to open foreign markets to U.S. trade and investment on a fair and equal basis.   As political advisor to U.S. military commanders in Africa and Europe, he worked on conflict mediation.   He serves as ambassador of American society and culture, helping Washington to understand the political and economic dynamics of other nations. As an international lecturer on anti-corruption and good governance, he worked in over 30 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Bob holds graduate degrees from Berkeley and Harvard, an undergraduate degree from Cornell, and he is fluent in five Romance languages. He engages audiences with passion and expertise, offering a look behind the scenes at how foreign cultures view the world. 

May 17 - Jun 2, 2023 Departure
Adam Tanner

Adam Tanner

A writer and lecturer, who spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent, Adam Tanner has long studied the impact of colonialism, economic engagement and globalization, and is especially interested in the enduring impact of Europe on Asia, Latin America and Africa. He has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV, NPR, the BBC and written for publications such as Scientific America, Forbes, Fortune, Time and MIT Technology. He is an associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University where he has been since 2011, first as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation, then at IQSS. He is also an expert on privacy and commerce and has written two books, What Stays in Vegas and Our Bodies, Our Data

Oct 4 - 20, 2023 Departure
Veronica Kalas

Veronica Kalas

Veronica Kalas is an art historian and archaeologist with special expertise in the ancient through Byzantine periods. She has taught courses on such topics as ancient Rome, ancient to medieval art and architecture, and special topics in Byzantine art at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor and Dearborn) and Wayne State University, as well as in Ankara. Veronica has also worked on archaeological excavations and architectural surveys in Greece, Turkey, and Tunisia. She earned her Ph.D. in art history and archeology from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts and her B.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her special area of expertise focuses on the architecture and society of Byzantine Cappadocia, a volcanic region located in central Turkey. She is also very interested in cross cultural and interdisciplinary approaches to the history of art and archaeology. Veronica has published many articles and papers, and is currently working on a book on Cappadocia. Her work has been supported by various grants and fellowships, including the American Research Institute in Turkey, the Program in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, and Dumbarton Oaks Research Libraries and Collections in Washington, D.C. Veronica has enjoyed filming and fact-checking for the History Channel and the Smithsonian Channel, lecturing to the public, and leading archeological study tours.