EN
Day 1

•             Arrival.

•             Meeting by English speaking guide at the airport.

•             Transfer to the hotel.

•             Overnight at the hotel.

Baku
Day 3

•             Breakfast in hotel.

•             Transfer to Gobustan. Museum of Petroglyphs is another name for Gobustan - a mountainous place in the southeast of the Major Caucasian ridge located 60 km from Baku . The archaeologists found there the ancient sites of primitive people who left behind numerous rock drawings - Petroglyphs. This primitive art displays the culture, economy, outlooks, customs and traditions of ancient people. The Unesco-listed Qobustan Petroglyph Reserve protects thousands of stick-figure stone engravings dating back up to 12,000 years.

•             Lunch.

•             Back to Baku and visit Bibi Heybet Mosque, which was built in 1990 in imitation of another built in the thirteenth century where Imam Huseyn’s sister was buried (one of the main figures in Islam)

•             Coming to Baku Boulevard by using funicular (optionally, tourists can rent a bicycle

•             Dinner.

•             Overnight at  hotel.

Baku
Day 5

•             Breakfast in  hotel. Departure from the hotel.

•             Visiting Chukhur excavation. 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.During excavations in the ancient city were found the remains of constructions and the base of the barn presumably for food storage.

•             Visiting Albanian church in the village Nidzh. The village of Nidzh , not far from Gabala, is known for a unique architectural monument of the Caucasian Albania - Udin Temple. The udins are absolutely special ethnic group who are considered descendants of Alabanians (only 10,000 of them left). The restored temple was constructed in the17th - 18th centuries on the site of an ancient Albanian church which had been built at will Saint Eliseus - the Christian ecclesiast and educator honored in the Caucasian Albania.

•             Transfer to Sheki. Sheki is one of the most ancient cities of Azerbaijan. Archaeological findings suggest that the city one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus, and the discovered pieces in its territory derived to  V BC.  Till 1968 the name of the city was Nukha.  Throughout its history, Sheki swung between independence and foreign domination. Sheki is a major center of crafts. Here you can buy jewels and engravings by local craftsmen.

•             Arriving in Sheki.

•             Visiting the Palace of Sheki Khans – the palace erected in the XVIII century without a single nail (!) with magnificent wall paintings and tracery windows in the stone citadel.  This ornate 1762 palace build¬ing features vivid murals and dazzling coloured light streaming through Shabaka(stained-glass) windows making it Sheki’s foremost ‘sight’.

•             Lunch.

•             Visiting Albanian church in the village Kish. The brilliantly renovated round-towered Albanian church in pretty Kiş village has been lovingly converted into a very well-presented trilingual museum. It’s the best place anywhere to learn about mysterious Caucasian Albania, the Chris¬tian nation that once covered most of north¬ern Azerbaijan.

•             Dinner.

•             Overnight at hotel in Sheki.

Gabala
Shaki
Day 7

•    Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Guba. Quba - one of the largest cities in Azerbaijan.The city is located 170 km to the north of Baku right on the picturesque hillsides. In the past it was the capital of Quba khanate which was founded in the middle 18th century. The notorius architectural landmarks are Dzhuma Mosque (19th century), Sakina-Khanum Mosque, Zoroastrian Temple in Khinalug village, the octagonal mausoleum in Agbil village (XVI century), Tengialtyn fortress etc.The symbols of Quba are apple orchards and beautiful Quba carpets which are popular far outside Azerbaijan.
•    Lunch.
•    Visiting Khinalig.  At the height of 2100-2200 m above sea level, there is the oldest Azerbaijan settlement - Khinalug. The village has 360 houses built of cobble stone; all of them are very old – 200-300 years of age. The locals are very religious. Not far from the village, there are a lot of holy places: graves of saints, caves and unexplored archaeological sites. Some of them were built as early as the Middle Ages: the Hydyr Nebi tomb, Sheikh Shalbuza Mosque, Abu Muslim Mosque (the XII century), Pirdzhomyard Mosque (1388).
•    Transfer back to Baku.
•    Dinner.
•    Arriving. Check in to the hotel.
•    Overnight at hotel.

 

Baku
Guba
Baku
Day 9

•    Breakfast in hotel
•    Visiting the Museum of Carpets. The only museum that was dedicated to the art of carpet weaving.
•    Excursion Baku of XVIII- XIX century (excursion started from Azneft square)
•    Visiting Villa Petrolea
•    Lunch.
•    Visiting Fountain Square
•    Dinner.
•    Overnight at hotel.

 

Baku
Day 2

•             Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel.

•             Let’s start excursion Panoramic view of Baku from Highland Park.

•             Visit Icheri Sheher (Old City, UNESCO site). The “Baku Acropolis”, “Old Town”, “Inner Town” – these are the names for this unique historical ensemble located right in the center of Baku. “Icheri Sheher” is the heart of the city. It was the place, on the hill by the very sea, where ancient Baku was originated.  The territory of Icheri Sheher was inhabited with people as early as in the Bronze Age and by the VIII-XI centuries it had been completely populated.

•             Visiting Maiden tower (IX century), Shirvanshakhs Palace (XV century), Karvansarai Multani and Bukhara (XV century), places where Soviet movie “Brilliant hand” was filmed, Amphibian Man, Tehran 43 and so on.

•             Visiting Shirvanshah’s Palace. Shirvan Dynasty Palace Complex is a jewel in the crown of Azerbaijani architecture. It was erected there in the XV century.

•             Lunch.

•             Free time activity.

•             Dinner.

•             Overnight at hotel.

Baku
Day 4

•             Breakfast in  hotel.

•             Transfer to Gabala. Gabala is the most ancient city of Azerbaijan. Before 1991 the city was known as Kutkashen, but after Azerbaijan's independence the town was renamed in honor of the much older city of Gabala. Gabala was the ancient capital of Caucasian Albania. Archeological evidence indicates that the city functioned as the capital of Caucasian Albania as early as IV century BC.

•             On the way drive to Maraza for visiting Sufi Dervish Diri Baba Mousaleum. Visiting Djuma Mosque in Shemakha.

•             Lunch.

•             Visiting Lahij. Village Lahij built in the 5th century B.C. on the canyon of the river Girdimanchai (Upper Caucasus). Lagich has preserved its trade and craft center up to now. You can meet there unique hand-made items from copper, adorned with carving in the form of oriental ornaments, knitted and weaved goods, wood and leather ware, souvenir knives and many other.

•             Arriving in Gabala.

•             Visiting Nohur Gol (Nohur Lake). The lake is surrounded by a forest, you can walk around the lake. Here you can relax, even sail boat on the lake.

•             Dinner.

•             Overnight at hotel in Gabala.

Baku
Gabala
Day 6

•             Breakfast in  hotel. Transfer to Baku.

•             Visiting Labirint museum in the Fazil village on the way.

•             Lunch.

•             Visiting the mausoleum of the seven domes is the Shemakha burial vault of the Shirvan rulers. Here are buried the noble representatives of the Shirvanshah dynasty.

•             Proceed on going back to Baku.

•             Arriving. Check in to the hotel

•             Dinner.

•             Free time activity.

•             Overnight at hotel in Baku.

Shaki
Baku
Day 8

•    Breakfast in hotel
•    Visiting Heydar Aliyev’s center. Amazing building was designed by famous designer Zaha Hadid.  One of the main features of the exhibition is that it presents all periods of the history of Azerbaijan. Thus, the exhibition includes unique examples of ancient crafts; in particular the Azerbaijani carpet weaving school, a special interest is the demonstration of copper products. Ancient Azerbaijani musical instruments are presented in the original - the sound form.
•    Visiting St. Maria Church, which was designed by the Italian architect Paolo Ruggiero, built on another existing church of the XIX century.
•    Lunch.
•    Visiting Ateshgah. "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the Zoroastrian place of worship. Although the site was originally a place of worship for Zoroastrians, the forti¬fied complex you see today was built by XVIII century Indian Shiva devotees.
•    Visiting Gala village. The open-air Historical and Ethnographic Museum that the culture was discovered during archaeological excavations. There is a fortress monument opposite which is an impressive Ethnographic Museum Complex. This open-air park features sev¬eral furnished traditional-style Absheron buildings (house, smithy, potters work¬shop) set amid a wide range of archaeolog¬ical finds and petroglyphs, both original and reconstructions.
•     Dinner.
•    Proceed with visiting Yanar Dag (Burning Mountain). Burning Mountain is considered as “eternal fire” and fulfills the trip with unique and interesting experience. In the XIII century Marco Polo mentioned numerous natural-gas flames spurting spontaneously from the Absheron Peninsula.
•    Overnight at hotel in Baku.

 

Baku
Day 10

Departure from the hotel. Transfer to the airport.

Baku
Day 1

•             Arrival.

•             Meeting by English speaking guide at the airport.

•             Transfer to the hotel.

•             Overnight at the hotel.

Baku
Day 2

•             Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel.

•             Let’s start excursion Panoramic view of Baku from Highland Park.

•             Visit Icheri Sheher (Old City, UNESCO site). The “Baku Acropolis”, “Old Town”, “Inner Town” – these are the names for this unique historical ensemble located right in the center of Baku. “Icheri Sheher” is the heart of the city. It was the place, on the hill by the very sea, where ancient Baku was originated.  The territory of Icheri Sheher was inhabited with people as early as in the Bronze Age and by the VIII-XI centuries it had been completely populated.

•             Visiting Maiden tower (IX century), Shirvanshakhs Palace (XV century), Karvansarai Multani and Bukhara (XV century), places where Soviet movie “Brilliant hand” was filmed, Amphibian Man, Tehran 43 and so on.

•             Visiting Shirvanshah’s Palace. Shirvan Dynasty Palace Complex is a jewel in the crown of Azerbaijani architecture. It was erected there in the XV century.

•             Lunch.

•             Free time activity.

•             Dinner.

•             Overnight at hotel.

Baku
Day 3

•             Breakfast in hotel.

•             Transfer to Gobustan. Museum of Petroglyphs is another name for Gobustan - a mountainous place in the southeast of the Major Caucasian ridge located 60 km from Baku . The archaeologists found there the ancient sites of primitive people who left behind numerous rock drawings - Petroglyphs. This primitive art displays the culture, economy, outlooks, customs and traditions of ancient people. The Unesco-listed Qobustan Petroglyph Reserve protects thousands of stick-figure stone engravings dating back up to 12,000 years.

•             Lunch.

•             Back to Baku and visit Bibi Heybet Mosque, which was built in 1990 in imitation of another built in the thirteenth century where Imam Huseyn’s sister was buried (one of the main figures in Islam)

•             Coming to Baku Boulevard by using funicular (optionally, tourists can rent a bicycle

•             Dinner.

•             Overnight at  hotel.

Baku
Day 4

•             Breakfast in  hotel.

•             Transfer to Gabala. Gabala is the most ancient city of Azerbaijan. Before 1991 the city was known as Kutkashen, but after Azerbaijan's independence the town was renamed in honor of the much older city of Gabala. Gabala was the ancient capital of Caucasian Albania. Archeological evidence indicates that the city functioned as the capital of Caucasian Albania as early as IV century BC.

•             On the way drive to Maraza for visiting Sufi Dervish Diri Baba Mousaleum. Visiting Djuma Mosque in Shemakha.

•             Lunch.

•             Visiting Lahij. Village Lahij built in the 5th century B.C. on the canyon of the river Girdimanchai (Upper Caucasus). Lagich has preserved its trade and craft center up to now. You can meet there unique hand-made items from copper, adorned with carving in the form of oriental ornaments, knitted and weaved goods, wood and leather ware, souvenir knives and many other.

•             Arriving in Gabala.

•             Visiting Nohur Gol (Nohur Lake). The lake is surrounded by a forest, you can walk around the lake. Here you can relax, even sail boat on the lake.

•             Dinner.

•             Overnight at hotel in Gabala.

Baku
Gabala
Day 5

•             Breakfast in  hotel. Departure from the hotel.

•             Visiting Chukhur excavation. 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.During excavations in the ancient city were found the remains of constructions and the base of the barn presumably for food storage.

•             Visiting Albanian church in the village Nidzh. The village of Nidzh , not far from Gabala, is known for a unique architectural monument of the Caucasian Albania - Udin Temple. The udins are absolutely special ethnic group who are considered descendants of Alabanians (only 10,000 of them left). The restored temple was constructed in the17th - 18th centuries on the site of an ancient Albanian church which had been built at will Saint Eliseus - the Christian ecclesiast and educator honored in the Caucasian Albania.

•             Transfer to Sheki. Sheki is one of the most ancient cities of Azerbaijan. Archaeological findings suggest that the city one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus, and the discovered pieces in its territory derived to  V BC.  Till 1968 the name of the city was Nukha.  Throughout its history, Sheki swung between independence and foreign domination. Sheki is a major center of crafts. Here you can buy jewels and engravings by local craftsmen.

•             Arriving in Sheki.

•             Visiting the Palace of Sheki Khans – the palace erected in the XVIII century without a single nail (!) with magnificent wall paintings and tracery windows in the stone citadel.  This ornate 1762 palace build¬ing features vivid murals and dazzling coloured light streaming through Shabaka(stained-glass) windows making it Sheki’s foremost ‘sight’.

•             Lunch.

•             Visiting Albanian church in the village Kish. The brilliantly renovated round-towered Albanian church in pretty Kiş village has been lovingly converted into a very well-presented trilingual museum. It’s the best place anywhere to learn about mysterious Caucasian Albania, the Chris¬tian nation that once covered most of north¬ern Azerbaijan.

•             Dinner.

•             Overnight at hotel in Sheki.

Gabala
Shaki
Day 6

•             Breakfast in  hotel. Transfer to Baku.

•             Visiting Labirint museum in the Fazil village on the way.

•             Lunch.

•             Visiting the mausoleum of the seven domes is the Shemakha burial vault of the Shirvan rulers. Here are buried the noble representatives of the Shirvanshah dynasty.

•             Proceed on going back to Baku.

•             Arriving. Check in to the hotel

•             Dinner.

•             Free time activity.

•             Overnight at hotel in Baku.

Shaki
Baku
Day 7

•    Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Guba. Quba - one of the largest cities in Azerbaijan.The city is located 170 km to the north of Baku right on the picturesque hillsides. In the past it was the capital of Quba khanate which was founded in the middle 18th century. The notorius architectural landmarks are Dzhuma Mosque (19th century), Sakina-Khanum Mosque, Zoroastrian Temple in Khinalug village, the octagonal mausoleum in Agbil village (XVI century), Tengialtyn fortress etc.The symbols of Quba are apple orchards and beautiful Quba carpets which are popular far outside Azerbaijan.
•    Lunch.
•    Visiting Khinalig.  At the height of 2100-2200 m above sea level, there is the oldest Azerbaijan settlement - Khinalug. The village has 360 houses built of cobble stone; all of them are very old – 200-300 years of age. The locals are very religious. Not far from the village, there are a lot of holy places: graves of saints, caves and unexplored archaeological sites. Some of them were built as early as the Middle Ages: the Hydyr Nebi tomb, Sheikh Shalbuza Mosque, Abu Muslim Mosque (the XII century), Pirdzhomyard Mosque (1388).
•    Transfer back to Baku.
•    Dinner.
•    Arriving. Check in to the hotel.
•    Overnight at hotel.

 

Baku
Guba
Baku
Day 8

•    Breakfast in hotel
•    Visiting Heydar Aliyev’s center. Amazing building was designed by famous designer Zaha Hadid.  One of the main features of the exhibition is that it presents all periods of the history of Azerbaijan. Thus, the exhibition includes unique examples of ancient crafts; in particular the Azerbaijani carpet weaving school, a special interest is the demonstration of copper products. Ancient Azerbaijani musical instruments are presented in the original - the sound form.
•    Visiting St. Maria Church, which was designed by the Italian architect Paolo Ruggiero, built on another existing church of the XIX century.
•    Lunch.
•    Visiting Ateshgah. "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the Zoroastrian place of worship. Although the site was originally a place of worship for Zoroastrians, the forti¬fied complex you see today was built by XVIII century Indian Shiva devotees.
•    Visiting Gala village. The open-air Historical and Ethnographic Museum that the culture was discovered during archaeological excavations. There is a fortress monument opposite which is an impressive Ethnographic Museum Complex. This open-air park features sev¬eral furnished traditional-style Absheron buildings (house, smithy, potters work¬shop) set amid a wide range of archaeolog¬ical finds and petroglyphs, both original and reconstructions.
•     Dinner.
•    Proceed with visiting Yanar Dag (Burning Mountain). Burning Mountain is considered as “eternal fire” and fulfills the trip with unique and interesting experience. In the XIII century Marco Polo mentioned numerous natural-gas flames spurting spontaneously from the Absheron Peninsula.
•    Overnight at hotel in Baku.

 

Baku
Day 9

•    Breakfast in hotel
•    Visiting the Museum of Carpets. The only museum that was dedicated to the art of carpet weaving.
•    Excursion Baku of XVIII- XIX century (excursion started from Azneft square)
•    Visiting Villa Petrolea
•    Lunch.
•    Visiting Fountain Square
•    Dinner.
•    Overnight at hotel.

 

Baku
Day 10

Departure from the hotel. Transfer to the airport.

Baku