Azerbaijan
Destination
+12
Age
4Days
Duration
Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Season

Baku and Sheki Tour

Discover nature of Caucasian mountains in Baku and Sheki Tour. You will explore beatifull places of Middle Ages and meet interesting people which leaving in old historical villages. You will see Baku Old City, Temple of Fire Ateshgah, Burning Mountain — Yanardagh, rock art museum Gobustan, Baku Boulevard and Carpet museum. Sheki will delight us with their beauty and local sweets like Shaki halvah and others. In Sheki you will see Sheki Khan Palace, Albanian Chirch in Kis village and Sheki Historical museum.

 

INCLUDED 
 Air conditioned vehicle
Twin room in Baku Azcot Hotel 4* or similar, Sheki Saray 4* or similar, Astoria Tbilisi 4* or similar
Full board catering service (B, L, D). This tour offers Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Kosher food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team to know the food option that you prefer.
English speaking guide service
  Entrance fees and local guides, and 1 bottles of mineral water (1lt) without gas per person per day
Our 24/7 assistance

 

NOT INCLUDED
 Any international flights are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point, book your flight with our preferred partner, that we work with – jetradar.com, or simply contact us
E-visa to Azerbaijan
Travel insurance is not include in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We offer World Nomads, a company recommended by “Lonely Planet”, “Intrepid Travel” and many other travel specialists. You can check out the details here
Services and meals that are not mentioned in “Price including list”
Alcohol drinks

Additional information

Choose the group size1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PriceBudget Travel

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DAY 1.Arrival in Baku

Upon arrival to International airport of Baku the tourist will be meted by representative of Azerbaijan Adventures LLC (www.azerbaijanadventures.com our official partner in Azerbaijan) after meeting we will take road to the hotel. Upon arrival to the hotel we will have check in to the hotel and have a free time. Overnight in Baku

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DAY 2.Baku Old City and Gobustan Petroglyphs Museum

Today after breakfast our guide will be waiting on reception in hotel. Excursion to Gobustan. Gobustan geographical region is situated in East Azerbaijan and borders on the southern slope of Big Caucasus ridge in the north, Pirsaat River in the west, Harami and Mishov mountains in the south, the Caspian Sea and Absheron peninsula in the east. Gobustan – is an archaeological reserve in Azerbaijan, south of Baku, in Garadagh and Absheron regions, representing a plain located between the south- eastern slope of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the Caspian Sea, and part of which is a cultural landscape of rock carvings, located in the 537 hectares. Gobustan monuments are divided into two groups: 1) petroglyphs and 2) ancient sites and other facilities.

After excursion in Gobustan we will start to discover Baku city. Sightseeing tour of Baku with a visit and tour of the monumental, historical and architectural monuments of the city: you will see a panorama of the city of Baku Bay and the Upland Park.

Then follows the visiting of the old city *Icheri sheher-the inner city*. Icheri sheher means the inner city. It was called the inner after the oil boom of the middle of the XIX century when the city stopped to hold in defense walls and left its limit. Several tens of the historical- architectural monuments at the same time the Shirvanshakhs Palace, the symbol of Baku city The Maiden Tower, the place of merchants rest Karavansaray are concentrated in the Icheri sheher, with the square of 22 hectares. Icheri sheher is the live organism which has its own infrastructure and inhabited files. The place where 1300 families are living. In a word it is an ancient city in the modern city. Evening walk along the central streets of the city and updated fountain square, shopping.

Overnight in Baku.

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DAY 3.Baku – Shemakha - Sheki

Azerbaijan has many secrets that are able to express the ancient beauty. Shamakhi is an especial city among the others. Long ago it was a capital of well-known Shirvan Empire. Here representatives of Shirvan Dynasty lived. Nowadays Shamakhi is thought to be a place with very developed winemaking. Its magnificent domes rise above the silent and lonesome landscapes and create mysterious atmosphere. Then in Shamakhi you can find an interesting architecture Diri Baba. This is a famous tomb place. Its architectural complex bears a clear evidence of the middle ages. Diri Baba was built on the rock and look like a big eagle nest. To investigate it you must be strong as you should climb a straight wall. But after you do it, you’ll see a sacred place from inside. Before we come up closer to it we see only one facade but the other sides are hidden in cliffs. The monument has two stores. Scientists say that the first one could be used by servants. The salon is in the second floor. You could get there using stairs. The tourists have different opinions about this monument. One thinks it to be a real sacred place while another see it as a simple burial place.

Drive to Sheki. On road Excursion to the village Kish. Village Kish famous for its huge Christian architectural monument. This is Albanian church which history goes back to 6th-7th centuries. An ancient cemetery is located near the temple. All burial places are under the glass cupola. Looking through it you can see remains of ancient humans. They impress with their height. Sometimes they appear to be 2,5 meter or higher.  ncient Albanian people were giants with white skin. Their hair was golden. They looked unlike modern Caucasian nations. That’s why sometimes this village is called like “land of Atlants”. Overnight in Sheki

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DAY 4. Sheki - Lagodekhi

An excursion to Sheki will bring you a good portion of joy. This is the oldest city in Azerbaijan. In ancient times people sold silk here. It was famous among merchants from the Great Silk Road. Sheki has a big History museum where tourist could investigate artifacts from different periods. Another interesting place is Khan’s summer Palace. It has wonderful facades decorated with floral motives. Interior design of it impresses even more. Here you can see different frescoes painted by the best craftsman. Some of them feature flowers, while another give us a picture of ancient hunting or scenes of battles. To build a palace masters used bricks, river stones and oak. It has 6 rooms. You can also see two beautiful mirrored balconies here. In other decoration rare colored Venetian glass is used. All rooms in this palace have especial decorations. We can find here refined miniatures featuring birds, animals, paradise scenes. All these paintings were made with bright colors. This building shows us that even in 17th century wall-painting was rather developed. The first floor of this palace shows the richness and powerful reign of khans. A great number of animals and hunting motives on the walls are thought to be symbols of nobility. In ancient times the palace was surrounded by beautiful garden. Nowadays we see only two big trees here.

Then continue to drive to Azerbaijan Georgia border in Lagodekhi. Border formalities, transport and guide change.

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DAY 5. Departure

Enjoy this free morning before we escort you to the airport

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