With the Private Sheki Tour you will discover the mysterious city Sheki with its full of historical and cultural background. Sheki is historical city that surrounded by mountains. Main difference of the Sheki from other regions of Baku is that the city kept its originality and even some houses that people currently live in has a historical and cultural values.
What is included/excluded
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
All Fees and Taxes
Entry/Admission - Sheki Khan's Palace
Entry/Admission - Church of Kish
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
Starting Point: We pick up the our guests from any hotel inside of the Baku City for this tour.
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Juma Mosque, Nariman Narimanov St., Shamakhi Azerbaijan
On the way from Baku to Sheki 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: 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: 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 Chris¬tian nation that once covered most of north¬ern Azerbaijan.
Duration: 40 minutes
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: 1 hour
Hotel 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.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate