-Season: April - October
-Tour duration: 8 days/7 nights
-Category: individual tour
-Day 1. Baku. Arrival.
-Day 2. Baku - Absheron peninsula - Baku.
-Day 3. Baku.
-Day 4. Baku - Sheki - Shamakha - Muganlinsky pass - Ismayilli - Gabala - Sheki.
-Day 5. Sheki - Kish - Markhal - Sheki.
-Day 6. Sheki - Baku.
-Day 7. Baku - Gobustan - Baku.
-Day 8. Baku. Departure.
Detailed tour description:
Day 1. Baku. Arrival
Meeting at the airport. Accommodation in 4* hotel in city center. Tour. "Things ancient and modern Baku." Panorama of the city presented to the Sermon on the height of a television tower clearly gives an idea of the contrasts and the scale of Baku, Baku covering Horseshoe Bay. The city is shaped like an amphitheater, descending down to the Caspian Sea. Tour covers the central part of the city showing the most interesting historical and architectural sites Tour. "Old Town (Old city)." Dinner city territory - 22 ha, which represents a small fraction of the total area of Baku (44 000 ha). Nevertheless, the richness of architectural and historical monuments, dictates the need for this excursion into a separate and makes it part of Baku, perhaps the most interesting for the examination. Maiden Tower (XII century), Shirvan Shah Palace (XV century), Castle Synyk Gala, CaravanSaray, Juma Mosque - this is not a complete list of attractions of the old Baku.
Day 2. Baku - Absheron peninsula - Baku.
Breakfast. Tour Surakhany Temple Zoroastrians - Ateshgyah. Region of Azerbaijan, located on the Absheron peninsula called Absheron. This region of Azerbaijan, surrounded on 3 sides by sea, with hot summers and mild winters could not be better suited for outdoors enthusiasts in seaside resorts.The developed infrastructure of the region: an extensive network of roads, numerous hotels and resorts of various categories, sandy beaches, the presence of the international airport make it the best in terms of receiving foreign guests, and recreation for the citizens of the republic. A large number of unique historical monuments, including numerous churches, castles, fortresses and watchtowers of the Middle Ages to cause lasting interest both tourists and local residents. Among them are fire worshipers temple in the village. Surakhany, castles in Mardakan, Raman, Shagan, Nardaran, etc. Temple of Zoroastrians - an ancient religious structure built in place of natural gas output. Was rebuilt in the 18th century. In the former cells, where pilgrims from around the world are now museum, containing many unique original exhibits.
Day 3. Baku
Breakfast. Free day. Evening bus tour "Lights of Baku" Route: area "Liberty" - Academy of Music - Palace of them. Heydar Aliyev -Rashid Behbudov street - street Bakikhanov - Brochures and Inshaatchilarnamed Huseyin Javid - Square near the monument to Nariman Narimanov stop for an overview of the evening panorama of Baku - Istiglaliyat street - streetNiazi - Oilers prospect with a stop in the museum's Carpet and stroll throughSeaside Park) under favorable windless weather, for an additional fee for those who wish - 0.5 hour walk to the city's boat on the Bay of Baku.
Day 4. Baku - Sheki - Shamakha - Muganlinsky pass - Ismayilli - Gabala - Sheki
Arrive in Sheki city, hotel accommodation. Sightseeing in Sheki: Visit of historical and architectural complex "Up Caravanserai" (XVIII-XIXvv.), familiarity with the work of local artisan sand folk artists, a panorama of the city from the mountainous part, inspection of the mosque "Omyar Efendi" (XIX cent.) city walls and towers of the medieval town (XVIII-XIXvv.) Shyakinskih Palace Khans (XVIIIv.), round-Albanian Christianchurch / museum of folk art (IX-XVIvv.), acquaintance with an exhibition of local historical museum.
Day 5. Sheki - Kish - Markhal - Sheki
Excursion to visit the village of Kish and Markhal. Kish - a village about 5 km from the town of Sheki in the same area. Udi Kish was once the village, at the moment there are no representatives from the village of Udi people. The main historical attractions of the village - an ancient Christian church of the XII century (from 2003 church functions as a museum) Albanian temple has a special status among Christian Albanian monuments. It is valuable not only as an architectural monument, but also has an outstanding historical value. The official date of his favorites - I century AD, a time when the territory of Azerbaijan was a part of Caucasian Albania. Historians believe that the church founded by Apostle Elisha, who brought Christianity to Albania, "Elisha receiving his inheritance in the east, giving way from Jerusalem to Persia, begins to preach to the three disciples, suffered persecution and arrived in Kish, which gave the church and offered a bloodless sacrifice" . During the heyday of the Christian religion in this area was a temple visit, but was later abandoned and miraculously survived to our times.
Day 6. Sheki - Baku
Breakfast Departure to Baku. Tour History of carpet art in Azerbaijan born long ago in the Bronze Age. It was in this era of the carpet has become an integral subject of the ancient inhabitants ofgoods, embodying the harmony of aesthetics, ideas, fiction, fantasy flight, image clarity, all the colors of nature. Back in the V century BC Greek philosopher Xenophon pointed out that the Iranians have borrowed the custom manufacture and use of carpets in the distant ancestors of Azerbaijanis - Medes. And the ancient historian Herodotus left to posterity the information about how the Caucasus produced applied to carpet weaving plant colors that have great strength and beautiful colors.
Day 7. Baku - Gobustan - Baku.
Tour. "Gobustan Reserve petroglyphs." Not far from Baku, Gobustan, is a museum on the site of ancient people, which have survived the rock carvings, dating back some 10 thousand years. Plots of these figures - documented way of living here and people once lived in these parts of extinct species of animals. Among the interesting exhibits - a rock with a Latin inscription that tells about his stay in Gobustan in I. century AD, the Roman legion.
Day 8. Baku. Departure. Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Departure.
Cost of the tour per person under accommodation in double/twin rooms:
-Group in 2 pax - 1505 USD/per person
-Group in 4 pax - 985 USD/per person
-Group in 6 pax - 895 USD/per person
-Group in 8 pax - 875 USD/per person
-Group in 10 pax - 860 USD/per person
-Group in 12 pax - 835 USD/per person
Cost of the tour includes:
- Accommodation: in DBL per person;
- Transportation as mentioned in the program;
- English speaking cultural tour guide throughout the program;
- Entrance fees;
- Breakfast in the hotel;
- 1 bottle of mineral water per day/per person.
Cost of the tour does not include:
- Travel insurance
- Azerbaijan visa fee.
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