Tours to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s recently acquired oil wealth is transforming this newly independent state into a multi-faceted destination where the modern is layered on top of centuries of history and rich cultural heritage. Best of Caucasus travel company offers a number of tours to Azerbaijan. Our group and tailor-made tours provide a variety of experiences across the diverse Azerbaijan lands, providing the opportunity for you to experience the dense culture and beautiful architecture of this county.
 

Highlights of Azerbaijan - 6 days (AZ-01)
With so many treasures scattered throughout the country, it can be hard to know where to begin on a tour of Azerbaijan. This six day tour comprises the major landmarks and ancient towns including Sheki and Shamakhi. This trip is a good introduction to this fascinating country.

Duration: 6 days
Price: from £945
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Best of Azerbaijan - 8 days (AZ-02)
This eight day tour offers the chance to comprehensively explore the fascinating Azerbaijan. Beginning in the nation’s capital, you’ll visit historically important cities and towns, see the curious natural phenomenon that is Yanar Dag and the 16th century Ramana Fortress.

Duration: 8 days
Price: from £1,095
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Best of Georgia and Azerbaijan - 12 Days (CT-03)
The countries of the Caucasus are culturally rich as they are varied. This tour combines delightful Georgia and Azerbaijan. In Georgia, travel back in time to centuries-old monasteries and long abandoned cave cities, visit Stalin’s birthplace and enjoy the country’s long tradition of viticulture. Cross the border into neighbouring Azerbaijan, where you’ll enjoy the heritage attractions of Baku’s old town and explore the mud volcanoes and flaming hillsides of the surrounding countryside.

Duration: 12 days
Price: from £1,795
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Discover Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan - 16 Days (CT-02)
Over a period of sixteen days, you will have time to delve beneath the surface of these welcoming countries and beautiful landscapes. Among the places you will explore will be the capital of Armenia moving on to the stunning mountainous landscape of the Kazbegi region of Georgia with its UNESCO listed cathedrals, and finally finishing in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Duration: 16 days
Price: from £2,495
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Location

Also known as “The Land of Fire”, Azerbaijan is an intricate tangle of contrasts and contradictions. Nestled firmly between Europe and Asia, Azerbaijan is ties together historical empires with the rapidly modernising landscape of the nation.
 
The Easternmost nation of the Caucasus, Azerbaijan neighbours Georgia and Armenia and plays a crucial role in the transportation of goods between China and Europe, which is what creates the intricate blending of East meets West present here.

Culture

Although most of the population of Azerbaijan identify as Muslims, most Azerbaijanis do not practice religion. Due to its location, Azerbaijan is a unique nation with a cultural heritage from a multitude of empires and nations throughout history, most notably the Macedonian and Persian empires, as well as Russia.
 
Baku
The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku is the largest city in all of the Caucasus and the largest city in the world below sea level, making it the number one stop for those that travel to Azerbaijan. Located next to the Caspian Sea, Baku has a population of over 2 million people and is a rapidly changing city. Dubbed “The Architectural Love Child Of Paris and Dubia”, Azerbaijan is both a seamless and chaotic blend of East and West, with a UNESCO-listed Old City lying within an exotic arc fortress wall.
 
This graceful and illuminated city is a must-see for tourists and those with a passion for architecture, with the Maiden Tower, The Palace of Shirvanshahs, and the Flame Towers being but a few of tourists’ favourite attractions.
 
Old City
The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, carrying a rich history like few other places in the world. The age of the Old City is still a debated topic, but it is believed to date from as early as the 12th century. The City is surrounded by a great fortress wall, separating it from the rest of Baku, and it is further divided into many quarters which functioned as social barriers in the past.
 
A significant part of Azerbaijani history, the Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains some of Baku’s most visited tourist points such as the Maiden Tower and the Palace of Shirvanshahs.
 
Flame Towers
Completed in 2012, the infamous Flame Towers consist of a trio of blue skyscrapers and are key to Baku’s contemporary architecture. With one of these towers being the tallest in the country, reading 33 storeys high, they are a sight to be seen at night when they form a vast canvas for a striking light show which interchanges the national flag with pouring water and fire effects. 
 
Gobustan National Park
Located 40 miles south of Baku, the Gobustan State Reserve is an archaeological landmark of Azerbaijan. Replete with thousands of carvings, ancient photographs, and historical petroglyphs, the park depicts this country’s pre-historic history, making it a popular tourist spot for those with an interest in history when touring Azerbaijan.
 
Gobustan National Park is also home to multiple mud volcanoes, which occasionally shoot fire high up in the air. A unique experience to behold for holidays to Azerbaijan, the park also contains the Gaval Dash, a musical stone that when hit by another hard object creates a unique musical sound.
 
Yanar Dag
Located in the Absheron Peninsula, the Yanar Dag is an eternal flame burning from a natural gas on the side of a hill, making it one of the most interesting and peculiar historical monuments to behold near Baku. The flame, which has been burning on its slope from ancient times, is one of only a handful of fire mountains that exist in today’s world.
 
Sheki
Originally a large settlement occupied by Iranian wanderers, Sheki has grown to become a beautiful city in Norther Azerbaijan and a wonder of architecture. Located in the scenic mountains of the Caucasus, Sheki is a hub of ancient crafts where you can submerge yourself in the culture of this historical land and watch the masters at work creating outstanding souvenirs for your tour to Azerbaijan.
 
Most notable, Sheki is home to the Palace of the Sheki Khan, a monument of 18th century Azerbaijan, which boasts mosaic windows and unique Azerbaijan architecture, for which not a single nail was used during the building process. Just 4Km from Sheki you can also find the ancient ruins of the Galersen-Gerarsan, an ancient Azerbaijan fortress.