Sheki is located in north west part of Azerbaijan, and the distance from Baku is about 300 km ( 4.5 hours). Considering the distance of the city, the tour is planned with overnight.
What is included/excludedPrivate transportation
Hotel Pick Up/Drop Off
Professional driver and tour guide
1 night stay at 4 stars hotel
Breakfast at the hotel
Entrance fees to the museums
Entry/Admission - Sheki Khan's Palace
Entry/Admission - Church of Kish
Food and drinks
Departure & ReturnTraveler pickup is offered
As this is a private tour, we pick up all travelers from the hotel/accommodation where they stay.
What to ExpectItinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan Azerbaijan
The architecture of this mausoleum harmonically fits into the picturesque surroundings of the building – view against the background of rocks and greenery of trees. The building of the mausoleum is a masterpiece of the architectural school of Shirvan. It is considered one of the creations of the arts of ancient masters. The monument is protected by the government.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki 0055 Azerbaijan
This ornate 1762 palace building features vivid murals and dazzling colored light streaming through Shabaka(stained-glass) windows making it Sheki’s foremost ‘sight’ and one of the South Caucasus’ most iconic buildings. It was originally the Sheki Khan’s administrative building, just one of around 40 now-lost royal structures within the fortress compound.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Sheki Karvansaray, Mirza Fatali Akhundzada 185, Sheki 5500 Azerbaijan
Swift development of trade in the Middle Ages enhanced the importance of caravanserai existing in the territory of Azerbaijan at that time and favored construction of new ones. Generally, caravanserai was a built-in form of castles with one gate, closing of which made them impregnable during dangerous incidents. “Caravanserai” historical complex in Sheki is two magnificent caravanserais which reached present days and traditionally named “Yukhary” and “Ashaghy” caravanserai, which means “Upper” and “Lower” Caravanserai in translation from Azerbaijani into English. The construction of these caravanserais is dated back to the 18th-19th centuries.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Church of Kish, Sheki Azerbaijan
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 Christian nation that once covered most of northern Azerbaijan. In fact, the church site goes back well beyond the Christian era, and glass-covered grave excavations allow visitors to peer down on the bones of possibly Bronze Age skeletons.
Duration: 1 hour
Hotel PickupHotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Cancellation PolicyFor a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Additional infoConfirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress code: Warm and comfortable
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate