Golden Ring of Azerbaijan

20.12.2018
8 days / 7 nights
from 455

Day 1. 

  • Meeting with the tour guide at the airport, transfer to Baku
  • Transfer to Hotel, accommodation in hotel, overnight

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving hotel for Old City (Altstadt of Baku)
  • Walking excursion in Old city: visiting Maiden tower (IX century), Shirvanshakhs
  • Palace (XV century), Karvansarai Multani and Bukhara (XV century), places where
  • Soviet movie “Brilliant hand” was filmed, Amphibian Man, Tehran 43 and so on.
  • Visiting Martyrs Avenue and watching panorama of the city
  • Walking excursion in Boulevard (optionally, tourists can rent a bicycle)

Day 3

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out, leaving the hotel
  • Visiting Bibi-Heybat mosque where Imam Huseyn’s sister was buried (one of the main figures in Islam)
  • Watching the first oil fields
  • Visiting Gobustan National Park (Site is under UNESCO World Tangible Heritage List) and watching the petroglyphs dating back to Stone Age
  • Departure towards the western region of the country
  • Visiting the German colonies: “Annenfeld” (Shamkir) and “Yelenedorf” (Khanlar)
  • Built by German colonists from Baden-Wuerttemberg settled in these regions during the Ekaterina II period of Russian Empire
  • Leaving for Gandja
  • Sightseeing tour in Gandja: visiting Mausoleum of Medieval Age Azerbaijan poet Nizami Gandjavi, walking excursion to Alexander Nevsky church, Agyan church, Shakh Abbas
  • Mosque, Mausoleum of khan of Gandja- Javad Khan
  • Overnight in Gandja

Day 4

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving the hotel for Shaki
  • Visiting the mountainous village Kish where ancient Alban Churches remains
  • Lunch at local restaurant and tasting the main dish of Shaki “the Piti”Walking
  • excursion in the oldest sites of Shaki city (Yuxari Bash)
  • Visiting the Shaki Khan’s Palace (excellent example of Palace architecting during the late Safavids’ period)
  • Visiting Folk Art museum of Shaki located in ancient Albanian temple.
  • Visiting the Shaki Silk factory. Learning the old methods of silk production
  • Visiting the Shaki Karavansarai
  • Overnight in Shaki

Day 5

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving the hotel for Gabala
  • Visiting Oguz city on the way to Gabala
  • Familiarization with the local synagogues of Oguz
  • Visiting the ancient Nij village and Udin’s church. (Udins are the descendants of the ancient Albanians and they kept their language and religions)
  • Arriving in Gabala
  • Accommodation at hotel in Gabala
  • Free time (depending on the wish tourists can visit skiing resort Tufandag which is located 1660 meters above the sea level)
  • Overnight in Gabala

Day 6

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving the hotel for Ismayilly
  • Visiting the Ivanovka village (people of the Ivanovki are Molokans, Russian colonists who were moved here during Ekaterina II period of Russian Empire.
  • Learning about the welfare of Molokans
  • Moving to Baku through Muganly Pereval (photo capture in the most beautiful place of Caucasian Ridges)
  • On the way, visiting Yeddi Gozal (7 beauties) Mausoleum in Shamakha
  • Arrival in Baku
  • Overnight

Day 7

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving for Absheron Peninsula
  • Visiting the temple of fire worshippers - Ateshgah
  • Transfer to Baku

Day 8

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Airport
  • Visiting the “Burning mountains” (Yanardag) where natural gas output in suburban area of Baku
  • Price specified per pax in DBL room
  • Accommodation in 4* Hotels
  • 4 nights in Baku
  • 1 nights in Gandja
  • 1 night in Sheki
  • 1 night in Gabala
  • Breakfast at the hotels
  • Transer upon tour program
  • Guide Services