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Excursion Tour To Azerbaijan

8 days

≈ $101 per day

$812

COUNTRY

Azerbaijan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Baku / Baku

DESTINATIONS

6 (Baku, Ganja, Sheki, Gabala, Ismailli-Baku, Baku)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

31 March 2018

END DATE

07 April 2018

SEATS LEFT

0

AGE RANGE

18 to 70 year olds

Guide's Language

  • Arabic

Available Months

  • January
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  • November
  • December

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Baku

    Group Excursion Historical-Ethnographic Route in the Main Cities of Azerbaijan

  • Day 2
    Baku

    Day 1

    Arrival by evening flight of Azerbaijan Airlines
    Meeting with a guide at the Airport, Transfer to Baku
    Short night excursion "Fires of Baku" with a tour of the main streets and avenues of the city under night illumination
    Welcome dinner at the restaurant of traditional Azerbaijani cuisine with national music
    Transfer to the hotel, Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight in Baku


    Day 2

    Breakfast in the hotel
    Departure from the hotel in the direction of the Old Town
    Walking tour of the old city: visiting the Maiden Tower (IX century), the Palace of the Shirvanshahs (XV century), Karavansaray Multani and Bukhara (XV century.), The place of shooting of the cult Soviet films Diamond Arm, Amphibian Man, Teheran 43, etc. .
    Visit to the Shahid Alley with a panorama of the city's Panorama.
    Descent by funicular to the seaside Boulevard
    Walking tour of the boulevard (if desired, tourists can rent a bicycle)
    Sea tour along Baku Bay (depending on weather conditions)
    Next, the transition to Nizami Street (formerly Trading Street)
    Free time for shopping
    Dinner at the restaurant
    Transfer to the hotel

  • Day 3
    Ganja

    Day 3

    Breakfast in the hotel
    Departure from the hotel
    Visit to the Bibi Mosque - Heybiat, where the Sister of Imam Hussein (One of the main figures in Islam)
    Inspection of the first oil fields
    Visited the Gobustan National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with an inspection of rock paintings from the Stone Age
    Further departure in the direction of the western region of the country
    Visiting the German colonies: "Annenfeld" (Shamkir) and Yelenodorf (Khanlar). Built by German colonists during the reign of the Russian Empress Catherine II
    Return to Ganja
    Lunch on the road
    Visiting the former German settlements of Annenfeld (Shamkir) and Elenendorf (Khanlar), built by German colonists from Baden-Württemberg, who were resettled in these regions under the Empress Catherine II
    Arrival in Ganja
    Lunch along the way
    Sightseeing tour in Ganja: Visit to the mausoleum of the medieval Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi, Next walking tour, visit to the Alexander Nevsky Church, Aguian Church, Shah Abbas Mosque, Ganja Khan Javad Mausoleum
    Dinner at a local restaurant
    Overnight in Ganja

  • Day 4
    Sheki

    Day 4
    Breakfast in the hotel
    Departure from the hotel in Sheki
    Visiting the mountain village of Kish, where the ancient Albanian Church is located
    Going to the fortress "Gyaryarsyan Gyoryarsyan" (You will come - You will see)
    Lunch at a local restaurant with a tasting of piti (a meat dish of Sheki's cuisine)
    Walking sightseeing tour of the old town of Sheki (Yuhary Bash)
    Visiting the Palace of Sheki Khans (A vivid example of the construction of the palace of the late Safavid period)
    Visit the Sheki Museum of Applied Arts, located in the ancient Albanian temple.
    Visiting Sheki silk factory. Acquaintance with the old methods of manufacturing silk fabric.
    Visiting Sheki Karavan Saray
    Dinner at Caravan Saraie
    Overnight in Sheki

  • Day 5
    Gabala

    Day 5

    Breakfast in the hotel
    Departure from the hotel in Gabala
    Visiting on the road of the city of Oguz
    Acquaintance with local synagogues in Oguz
    A trip to the village of Nij, a visit to the Udi church (the Udins are the direct descendants of the ancient Albanians who have preserved their language and way of life, as well as professing Christianity)
    Dinner
    Arrival in Gabala
    Visit to the local Beltmann piano factory
    Accommodation in a hotel in Gabala
    Free time (at the request of tourists it is possible to travel by cable car in the ski resort of Tufandag - 1660 meters above sea level)
    Dinner. Overnight in Gabala.

  • Day 6
    Ismailli-Baku

    Day 6

    Breakfast in the hotel
    Departure from the hotel in Ismayilli
    Visiting the village of Ivanovka (inhabitants of Ivanovka village - Molokans, Russian colonists, Old Believers, resettled by Catherine II to Azerbaijan)
    Acquaintance with the life of Molokans
    Lunch at Ismayilli
    Moving to Baku through the Muganli pass (photo set in the most picturesque parts of the Caucasian Range)
    On the way visit the mausoleum of Yeddi Gesel (Seven Beauties) in Shamakhi
    Arrival in Baku
    Visit to the Burning Mountain (Yanardag). The natural gas outlet in the suburbs of Baku
    Dinner. Overnight.

  • Day 7
    Baku

    Day 7

    Breakfast in the hotel
    Departure to Apsheron Peninsula
    Visiting the temple of fire worshipers - Ateshgah
    Departure to the village of Gala, a visit to the ethnographic museum of Gala, culinary and handicraft master classes from local residents
    Lunch at a local Restaurant
    Visit to the Märdakanska Tower
    Transfer to Baku
    Visit to local Hamam
    Dinner

  • Day 8
    Baku

    Day 8
    Breakfast in the hotel
    Visit to the local market
    Free time at the bazaar for independent purchases and tasting local caviar
    Free time. At the request of tourists for an extra charge, a wine tour can be arranged
    Airport transfer

What's included

  • Breakfast

    Included in tour price Accommodation in hotels in double rooms Breakfast-based meals Guide services (English / German / French / Russian / Turkish) Provision of a comfortable bus throughout the route Entrance fee to museums and other excursion objects Transportation of luggage and services of porters at the airport and hotels Drinking water in bottles (0.3 ml.) For k

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