Day 1: Baku. Arrival in Baku. Your walking tour of Baku includes the medieval walled city "Icheri Sheher" with its narrow alleyways, historic caravanserais, mosques and Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Visit the 12th century Maiden’s Tower, the imposing mansions of the oil barons, built in the oil boom of 1870-1914 and Martyr’s Alley with its superb views over the Bay of Baku. Lunch. A trip to the Absheron Peninsula, visiting the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Yanardagh (Burning Mountain). Dinner at Karvansaray restaurant with national music show program. Transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Baku – Nakhchivan. Breakfast. Transfer to Airport. Travel to Azerbaijan’s isolated enclave Nakhchivan, the Azeri enclave wedged between Armenia and Iran. Known as the land of Noah, it shares no land border with Azerbaijan and access is only by airplane. Transfer to 4* Tabriz hotel. Sightseeing in Nakhchivan city to Momina Khatun Monument (XII C), Yusif Ibn Kuseyir Tomb, Carpet Museum – formerly Khan’s House. Lunch. Travel to Garabaghlar village of Sharur region to see XII century monument. Visit Salt Mine Hospital.
Day 3: Nakhchivan – Baku. Breakfast. Drive to Daridagh thermal spring in Julfa region. Lunch. Visit to Asabu Kahf cave(12 km from Nakhchivan city). Travel back to Nakhchivan city. Dinner. Transfer to airport for return flight to Baku. Arrive in Baku at approx. 10pm. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 4: Baku-Sheki Breakfast. Depart for the Caucasus Mountains in the northwest of Azerbaijan. The dry landscape around Baku gives way to a densely forested mountain area. Visit the town of Shemakha, Juma Mosque and Yeddi Gumbez. Lunch in local café. Drive to Sheki. Check in at Sheki Saray Hotel. Drive into the countryside to the village of Kish with the oldest church in the Caucasus dating from the first century and enjoy walks in the surrounding Caucasus foothills. Dinner at Chalabikhan Restaurant. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 5: Sheki – Kish – Baku. Breakfast. Visit the Royal Summer Palace of the Sheki Khans with its magnificent frescoes and stained glass as well as Sheki Museum and Fortress. Drive to Baku. Lunch on the road. Arrive in Baku. Dinner at Bah-Bah Club. Check in at Diplomat Hotel.
Day 6: Baku – Guba – Baku. Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Guba, the northern part of Azerbaijan, border with Russia. Visit the Krasnaya Slobada, the Jewish settlement in Azerbaijan. Drive back to Baku. Dinner.
Day 7: Baku. Departure.
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