BEAUTIES OF AZERBAIJAN 5/4

BEAUTIES OF AZERBAIJAN 5/4

Dates of arrival:   Every day

City of stay:  Baku – 2 nights, Gabala – 1 night, Sheki – 1 night

Excursions: 
 Baku Sightseeing excursion,
Boat excursion,
Night Baku Sightseeing tour,
National Park, Ateshgah & Yanar Dagh,
Lahich,
Gabala,
Sheki.

Price includes

Transfer by a comfortable car airport – hotel – airport with English speaking assistant
Accommodation Baku – 2 nights,
Gabala – 1 night,
Sheki – 1 night on BB in chosen category hotels Excursions:

  • Night Baku Sightseeing tour(bus+walking tour 3 hours)
  • Baku Sightseeing excursion(bus+walking tour 9 hours).
  • The Upland Park, National Flag Square, The Old Town, the Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, The National museum of Azerbaijan literature, boat excursions around Baku Bay, Heydar Aliyev Center
  • Ateshgah & Yanar Dag Tour(bus+walking tour 5 hours)
  • Tour to Gabala (bus+walking tour 9 hours)
  • Tour to Sheki (bus+walking tour 5 hours)

 
 Compliments

One bottle of original Azerbaijan wine per 1 room
One bottle of pure water per person daily
Entrance tickets to all museums
Tickets to the excursion boat around the Baku Bay


 Extra payments

 Airtickets  Medical insurance Lunches, dinners Tips

5 day 4 night

Price

Tour

BEAUTIES OF AZERBAIJAN 5/4

Nights

4

Days

5

Booking time: 08 - 20 hrs

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Itinerary

1-st day

 

14:00

Arrival to Baku, meeting at the airport.
Transfer to the hotel, check in.
Free time. 

20:00 - 23:00

Night Baku Sightseeing tour. Explore night view of Baku city during this tour. See panorama of the city and enjoy a walk in the city boulevard. You will get a chance to see old parts of the city as well as modern buildings located nearby. Flame Towers and the city bay panorama will make your tour exquisite and memorable. After the funicular and seeing Martyrs Lane, walk around the boulevard to enjoy the fresh air and see the Maiden Tower. This 3-hour night tour will be amazing

experience for first time visitors who enjoy evening walks.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

2-nd day

08:00
Breakfast in the hotel.

09:00
Departure to Baku Sightseeing excursion.
The excursion to Baku starts from the central part of the city the National Flag Square. A flag measuring 70 by 35 meters flies on a pole 162 metres high which had been confirmed as the world's tallest by the Guinness Book of Records. You will see a panoramic view of the city and Baku Bay from the Upland Park. It is located on a hill in the western part of the city. This is the best place to see the whole city view. Descending by funicular down to the Caspian Sea. After we will continue our excursion in The Old Town, locally called “Ichari Shahar”, is a unique historical part of Azerbaijan and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Explore the rich history of this centuries-old area, learning about its Islamic heritage and rich collection of monuments See ancient monuments like the Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower and old city walls Discover the ancient mosques, trading squares, baths and caravanserais that still persist in the area today Visit The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. It was established in 1967. It was the first specialized museum of carpets in the world. Its first exhibition was opened in 1972 in the Juma-Mosque located in the ancient Baku Town “Icheri Shahar”. The Museum is a treasury of Azerbaijani national culture. It demonstrated carpets in close connection with other kinds of traditional handicrafts of Azerbaijan. Its collection includes about 14 000 traditional carpets, embroideries, costumes, copper artworks, jewellery art, as well as contemporary works of glass, wood, and felt.

Visit The National museum of Azerbaijan literature named after Nizami Ganjavi was established in 1939, in Baku. It is located in the centre of the capital of Azerbaijan, not far from the Fountains Square and near the entrance of Icheri Sheher. Now this museum is one of the greatest and richest treasuries of Azerbaijani culture.

You will enjoy the boat excursions on the sea in Baku Bay (under favorable windless weather), splendid panoramic view of Baku from the sea, as well as the walking along the seaside boulevard.

14:30 – 15:30
Free time. Possibility to have lunch in a traditional restaurant by extra charge.

 15:30 - 16:30
Visit to Heydar Aliyev Center is a modern cultural center built in Baku. In The structure of this center, which is a pearl of world architecture, with accuracy was considered an architectural flavor of Baku. The architect of this center is a world-renowned British architect Zaha Hadid.

 16:30
Departure to Ateshgah & Yanar Dag(~30km from Baku)

17:15 - 19:00 
The Baku Ateshgah or "Fire Temple" is a castle-like religious  structure  in  Surakhani,  30  km  from  Baku.  The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetrapillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned after 1883 when oil and gas plants were established in the vicinity. The complex was turned into a museum in 1975 and now receives 15,000 visitors a year.

One of the most famous and popular tourist places of the "eternal flame” in Azerbaijan is the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter-long tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when the its sight is most effective.

Yanar Dag is located 25 km to the north from Baku, in Mehemmedi village. There are buses running to it from the city, so you can get there fairly cheap and easy. From the year 2007 Yanar Dag is declared a state-protected conservation area.

 19:30
Returning to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel in Baku.

3-rd day

07:00
Breakfast in the hotel.

07:40
Drive to Gabala. From Baku to Gabala ~ 210 km (3-3.5 hours). Gabala is one of the most beautiful parts of Azerbaijan with a rich and ancient history. Some time in the past (for 600 years) this city (Kabala) was the capital of Caucasian Albania. Up to the present time there are the ruins of the ancient city and the main gate of Caucasian Albania. Ongoing excavations near the village Chukhur confirm that Gabala from IV – III centuries BC and up to the XVIII century was one of the major cities with developed trade and crafts.

13:00 - 14:00
Free time. Possibility to have lunch in a traditional restaurant by extra charge. After lunch we can walk to the famous waterfall Seven Beauties, named in honor of the great poem of Nizami. The waterfall consists of 7 stages and is famous throughout the country.

After the tour will continue to the lake Nohur - another pearl of these places. The lake is known for its cleanliness, abundance of fish and amazing turquoise water. The lake is surrounded by forest, where you can walk, and, weather permitting, a  ride  on  a  catamaran  in  the  town  Duyma.  A trip to Gabalanad. It is believed that the beauty of this park is the fourth largest in Europe. The locals are very proud of this fact.

Overnight at the hotel in Gabala.


4-th day

08:00
Breakfast in the hotel.

08:40
Drive to Sheki. From Gabala to Sheki (~ 155 km, 2-2,5hours).

One of the most ancient cities of Azerbaijan, Sheki is rightly called the architectural reserve of the country. Of particular interest to the tourists from all over the world is the Palace of Sheki Khans (1762) – a rare example of combining the national and palace architecture traditions. It is remarkable that during the construction of the palace, not a single nail was used, and the colored glass for shebeke (national mosaic) was brought from Venice.

There are many interesting historical monuments in Sheki. To the north of the city there are the ruins of the once impregnable fortress "Gelersan – gerarsan" (“come and see“) dated by the XV-XVIII centuries. There were many caravanserais in Sheki, which was famous for its trade. Two of them are still here today; the Upper and the Lower Caravanserais, both built in the XVIII century. Not to mention the Albanian temple in the village of Kish (I-II centuries), where the famous Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl has repeatedly researched, as evidenced here by the mounted bust of the traveler.

Finally, Sheki is also famous for its mouth melting baklava, soup piti (stew with vegetables in a clay pot), and the sense of humor of its people.

Overnight at the Sheki hotel.

5-th day

07:00
Breakfast in the hotel.

Drive to Baku. (~ 250 km, 4-4,5 hours).

Transfer to airport.

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