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The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan

6 days (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
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Overview

All of our Azerbaijan vacation tour packages bring you to see the very best of tourist attractions scattered across the map. Our mission is to provide every customer with a top quality experience, and we guarantee you a fantastic holiday experience on all of our city tours. You enjoy absorbing yourself in the history and culture of a country. We have itineraries that suit all tastes and almost every budget.
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
The Best Highlights of Azerbaijan
  • What is included/excluded

    5x Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 5 nights
    Hotel pick up and drop-off
    Professional Licensed Guide & Driver
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    Taxi Fee to Mud Volcanoes in Gobustan & Kish Temple in Sheki
    Entry/Admission - Mud Volcanoes
    Entry/Admission - State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig

    Excluded
    Meals & Drinks
    Personal Expenses
    Entry/Admission - Baku Old City
    Entry/Admission - Little Venice
    Entry/Admission - Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
    Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
    Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
    Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
    Entry/Admission - Church of Kish
    Entry/Admission - Sheki Khan's Palace
  • Departure & Return

    Traveler pickup is offered

    Airports

    • Heydar Aliyev Intl Airport, Baku Azerbaijan


    9:00 AM
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival - Baku City Tour

    Pass By: Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Bakı şəhərindən 20 km, Şimal, şərqdə, Azerbaijan
    Arrival in the airport. From Airport to City Center 20-25 minute. The representative of our company will receive guests in Baku International Airport named after Heydar Aliyev. – Relax time


    Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
    Tour will start from the main entrance of the Icheri Sheher(Old City) called Double Gates. During the tour you will be able to see the Chain, Sailor and Cat Houses, Bukhara and Multani Caravanserais, Juma Mosque, Maiden Tower. Guide will explain to you the history of the icheri Sheher, and its buildings mentioned above. Shirvanshah Palace – the pearl of the architectural heritage of Azerbaijan, the former residence of the rulers of Shirvan, located in the heart of Baku. In addition to the palace, the amazingly beautiful complex includes the Divan-Khan courtyard, tomb, mosque in 1441, as well as the bathhouse and mausoleum of court scholar Seyid Yahya Bakuvi. Later, Bukhara caravanserai constructed in late 15th century over the trade highway of Icherisheher in Baku. The caravanserai has a quadratic shape and salient portal and, its yard is octagonal. Caravanserai surrounded by balconies and personal premises – chapels along the perimeter. The octagonal comfortable yard was a special hall under open sky. There travellers and merchants were gathering after daily commercial operations. The crossing arch connected in general style along the full perimeter of the internal space of the yard within direct frame aggregates the main part of the architectural composition. The restoration works implemented in 1964 completely discharged the caravansaray building from the constructions and layers added later and it promoted to discover its large-scale structure on the background of the surrounding buildings. Maiden Tower is an Eiffel Tower of Baku.In 12th century it was used as a fortress of Shirvanshahs for defensive causes.Maiden Tower's architectural plan, seemingly so simple, consists of walls which at the base are extraordinarily thick, beginning at five meters in depth and gradually narrowing to four meters at the top. Today, the interior contains an interesting display of old photographs and a souvenir shop, but the highlight is the superb rooftop viewpoint surveying Baku Bay and the Old City. The views from the top are worth the climb, with a sweeping panorama of the Old City, the new sky scrappers on the hills and the Caspian Sea.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Highland Park, Baku Azerbaijan
    Highland park, well known as ‘’Viewing Square’’, and earlier in Soviet era as ‘’Sergei Kirov park’’ is one of the most favourite places in Baku to have walk, rest, and enjoy the sea view. There you can take rest by breathing fresh air, viewing the city, drinking tea in the Highland Park Café , while listening to the classic lounge music. It’s the best place to relax, that is located right in the heart of Baku.We suggest you to visit this park at night time, because of the amazing lighting on the stairs to the Highland park! And also on hot summer days and nights you can feel there cool, and a bit windy.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Baku Boulevard, Neftchilar avenue, Baku Azerbaijan
    Baku Boulevard, also known as the National Seaside Park in Baku, Azerbaijan is the favorite promenade of many city residents and visitors and the second largest in Europe after the park on the banks of the River Seine in Paris. Its establishment goes back to more than 100 years, to a time when Baku’s oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore, and the seafront was gradually built up.Today, the National Seaside Park in Baku covers an area of 3,750 meters, and is located on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. It starts at the National Flag Square and ends at Freedom Square.The Boulevard area includes a number of museums, cultural facilities, malls and entertainment centres, including the modern panoramic amusement ride – the Devil’s Wheel, which has a beautiful view over Baku Bay.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Little Venice, Baku Boulevard, Baku 1005 Azerbaijan
    Little Venice” in Baku Boulevard is a small town built in 1960. It was expanded up to 10.000 sq.m. now. The town has two large and several small islands. The redevelopment of the “Small Venetian town” saw the expansion of the existing channels and the construction of additional bridges and two restaurants, one offering Western cuisine and the other Eastern. Boats are provided for 4 people: one is designed for guide and the rest – for passengers.Located nearby the Caspian seashore you will feel yourself as in Venice by visiting ‘Small Town of Venice’. The restaurants located in the ‘islands’ offer various meals of the different cuisine, including Azerbaijanian tasty dishes. It will be interesting firstly to observe around in gondola, later to have a great lunch or dinner in the ‘islands’. Currently Mini Venice has several islands which are divided by pristine water channels. Beautiful ornate bridges connect these islands. You can hire a 4 seater Gondola for a ride around these islands. There iss one Eastern and one Western restaurant in this complex.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, 1/1, Baku 1033 Azerbaijan
    On the way back to hotel you will stop in Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center for the photos from outside. You can take a nice picture front of the "I LOVE BAKU" sign. The iconic Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre was designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and is famous for its distinctive flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. As a brilliant piece of post-modern architecture, the building’s shape is an eternal cycle, connecting the past with the present. The building houses a conference hall, gallery halls, museums and more and seeks to unite people of diverse backgrounds in a place of shared ideas. The building won the London Design Museum award in 2014.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Hotel

    Day 2: Gobustan + Absheron Peninsula tour

    Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, 60 km South of Baku, Qobustan Azerbaijan
    Your tour will start with the car picking you up from the hotel. First destination will be the Gobustan- The Archeological monument is located in 56 km from the capital city, Baku. The artifacts and rock carvings were discovered in 1939 – 1940 years. As a result of the researchers, more than 3,500 human and animal paintings and various markings – petroglyphs were recorded and 20 suburban shelters have been identified in this place. Mesolithic monuments (medieval stone) are mostly exhibited in the reserve. There are many caves, springs, carved by primitive men on walls of caves, rocks, and stony lumps. First you will visit the Gobustan Museum to get the better insights to the history of the area then you will go by car to the Rock Mountain to see the real carvings.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Dasgil Hill, Qobustan 3700 Azerbaijan
    Your tour will start with the car picking you up from the hotel. First destination will be the Gobustan- The Archeological monument is located in 56 km from the capital city, Baku. The artifacts and rock carvings were discovered in 1939 – 1940 years. As a result of the researchers, more than 3,500 human and animal paintings and various markings – petroglyphs were recorded and 20 suburban shelters have been identified in this place. Mesolithic monuments (medieval stone) are mostly exhibited in the reserve. There are many caves, springs, carved by primitive men on walls of caves, rocks, and stony lumps. First you will visit the Gobustan Museum to get the better insights to the history of the area then you will go by car to the Rock Mountain to see the real carvings.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku Azerbaijan
    Bibi mosque – Azerbaijan Republic of the Baku bay located on the Shiite mosque . The mosque, built in 1990, is a restored version of the same mosque, built by the twenty-eighth ruler of the Shirvanshahs state, during the second half of XIII century by Azerbaijan’s Elkhanid state, by Abu Fath Farrukhzad ibn Akhsitan ibn Faiburz. The mosque, built by Mahmud ibn Sad, was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936 during the struggle against religion in the USSR.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
    With Fire Temple, you will find out why actually Azerbaijan is called land of fire with visiting 17th century fire temple and hill that literally burning 4 millenniums.
    Driver and Guide will pick you up from the hotel in specified time and directly drive to the Fire Temple. The temple is located in the south-eastern part of the Surakhani settlement of the Absheron peninsula, 30 km away from Baku. Ateshgah is a fire temple built in the 17th-18th centuries in the place of the eternal flames of natural gas. The earliest building of the temple belongs to the 1713 year, and the central temple was built in 1810 by merchant Kanchanagara funds.It was sanctified by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs at different times. On the way to the Temple you will also visit the Bibiheybet Mosque, with magnificent green internal decorative beauty and the First Industrial Oil Well on the Earth that was opened for use in 1846.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
    After The Fire temple, your last destination will be the Fire Mountain. This natural burning flame became as a result of the emergence of natural gas at the foot of the hill. A hill that burning approximately 4 millenniums nonstop even in times of raining and snowing roots of the gas going as far as to Caspian Sea. Yanardag Mountain is also known as Burning Hill, where natural gas has been ablaze for hundreds of years. You will enjoy the view of Yanardag – the infamous burning mountain. In ancient times natural eternal flames were burning in many places of Absheron. Yanardag was declared State Historical-Cultural and Natural Reserve in order to protect natural monument.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Hotel

    Day 3: Gabala- Sheki Tour

    Stop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan Azerbaijan
    Diri Baba mausoleum stands in a square located on a cliff. The building is two-storeyed. The first storey has a hall, which has a passageway to an octahedral cupola from a small vestibule. Stairs leading to the hall of the second store have been carved on the cliff. A spherical cupola with a pointed top has squinches decorated with plant ornaments.Architecture of Diri Baba mausoleum harmonically fits into 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 and a beautiful creation of arts of ancient masters. The monument is protected by the government.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Juma Mosque, Nariman Narimanov St., Shamakhi Azerbaijan
    On the way from Baku to Gabala we visit Juma Mosque in Shamakhi (or Friday Mosque) is one of the tourist attractions often visited by travellers. It is included into our Shamakhi and Gabala tour. Unlike many mosques, entrance to Juma Mosque of Shamakhi is permitted even to non-Muslims. To enter, you need to remove your shoes, but walking barefoot is not a problem, because the floor is covered with thick carpets.
    In addition, women must cover their heads in order to enter the mosque, so they provide free head cover at the entrance, which is required to be returned at the exit.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, DNdN Qorqud St., Shamakhi 5600 Azerbaijan
    At the foot of Gulistan Fortress is located Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum or “Seven Domes”. This is how people named Shamakhi tomb of Shirvan Dynasty rulers. There the notorious representatives of Shirvan Dynasty were buried.
    The monument's name is defined be the number of gravestones in the crypt. Today the gravestones look like half-destroyed stone domes as if grown directly from under the ground in the middle of deserted graveyard. Therefore the atmosphere of this district seems a little mysterious.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Nohur Lake, Azerbaijan
    Nohur Lake within the populated area near Gabala-Ismayilli-Baku motorway is one of the natural attractions in Azerbaijan visited by international and local tourists. It is located in 5 km East of Gabala city, about 200 km away from Baku. The lake is surrounded by the mountains called Yumuru, Goydag, and Gulluburun. The length of Nohur lake at present time is 1925 m, width is 1355 m and its total area is 240 ha. Maximum depth reaches 24 m and volume of the water is about 16 million m3. It is situated in 700 meters above sea level.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Hotel in Sheki

    Day 4: Sheki City Tour

    Stop At: Church of Kish, Sheki Azerbaijan
    On the way, visit the first Albanian church in Caucasus, dating back to the 1st century AD. Kish Albanian Church - The brilliantly renovated round-towered Albanian church in pretty Kish 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.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki 0055 Azerbaijan
    The Palace itself built in 1762 as a summer residence for the Khan of Sheki. During the construction of the building, no single nails and glues were used. From inside, all the walls of the Palace are full of paintings which each painting has its own philosophical meaning. In the garden outside of the palace, you will discover 2 plane trees that both are 500 years old.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Karvansaray, 185 Mirzə Fətəli Axundzadə, Şəki 5500, Azerbaijan
    . “Caravanserai” historical complex in Sheki is two magnificent caravanserai which reached present days and traditionally named “Yukhari” and “Ashaghi” caravanserai, which means “Upper” and “Lower” Caravanserai in translation from Azerbaijani into English. Construction of these caravanserai is dated back to the 18th-19th centuries AD. “Lower” caravanserai has a rectangular shape with a large inner yard in the centre of which is located a pool. Total area of the caravanserai is 8000 m2 and dimensions are 55x85 meters. Four entries led to the yard from all four corners of the buildings. There are 242 rooms in the lower caravanserai. Earlier there were merchant stores and storage rooms in the coaching inn, but the first floor was intended for guests whom the rooms were leased. Each room had a manhole which was connected to the ground floor with a stepladder and it was very comfortable for merchants who wanted control the safety of their products at any time. Since 1988, the lower caravanserai is used as a hotel complex for tourists, guests of the city and local residents. There is a restaurant of national cuisine with 100 places functioning in the territory of the complex. There are luxury suits in compliance with international standards in the hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Hotel

    Day 5: Guba - Khinalug Tour

    Stop At: Qecresh Bag, Губа, Quba 4000, Azerbaijan
    On the way to Khinalig (Khinalug) Village, you will be able to stop for the pictures inside of the Qecresh forest. In the forest you will see the local people, they will offer to ride the horse. Qechresh is one of the largest villages in the Guba region. It is located 12 km from the district center. There are many recreation centers in the village. The area is covered with forest on all sides. Qechresh is famous for its natural springs and plants. The wild walnuts, hazelnuts, cranberry, hawthorn, hips, apples, pears and pine trees grown there. As for the animal world, the village is a home for gazelles, wolves, bears, foxes and other animals. It is also possible to catch fish in Gudjalchay, which gives a special beauty to the village.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug Azerbaijan
    Khinalug is among the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, with a history spanning over 5,000 years. Because of its high altitude and remoteness, Khinalug managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains. There are also many ancient holy caves of early humans.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Quba, Quba, Guba-Khachmaz Region
    After the Khinalug you will visit the 100% Jewish Settlement Called Red Village. In the village close to 1000 Mountain Jews are living in Peace since 18th century without any conflict. In the village you will see the Synagogue, Jewish Religious School and Religious Rainwater Bathhouse. You will be amazed with seeing how jews and muslims are living together and sharing the city without any conflict since 18th century.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Səkinə Xanım, Quba 4000, Azerbaijan
    Sakina-Khanum Mosque was built in 1854 by the widow of Abbasgulu Bakikhanov. The mosque was built from red bricks and is similar to faceted cylinder. Each facet has a window in the form of a semicircular arch. The top of the facade is surrounded by an original eaves made from small bricks. From top this stately building is crowned with a big white metal dome in the shape of a multi-faceted helmet. The top of the dome is decorated by a graceful thin spike.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Hotel

    Day 6: Departure Day

    Pass By: Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Bakı şəhərindən 20 km, Şimal, şərqdə, Azerbaijan
    Today your 6-day Adventure tour comes to an end.
    Breakfast at the hotel
    After breakfast at the hotel in Baku, check-out from the hotel & you will be transferred to the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Most travelers can participate
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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