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Discovery of Caucasus Holiday Planner Tours to Azerbaijan Highlights of Azerbaijan - 6 days (AZ-01)

Highlights of Azerbaijan - 6 days (AZ-01)

Group size
2-10 people
Season
All year
Duration
6 days
Departs
Friday
Starts
Baku
Ends
Baku
Countries
Azerbaijan
Cities
Baku, Gobustan, Sheki, Shamakhi, Yanar Dag
Price
from £945
Reservation
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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 highlights and is a good introduction to this fascinating country.

IncludedServices included in the package price.
Not includedServices not included in the package price.
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Baku
Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Upon arrival at the international airport of Baku you’ll be met by our representative for your transfer to the hotel. After check in there’ll be free time. You’ll overnight in Baku. (D)
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Shamakhi - Kish - Sheki
Day 2
Transfer by car / minibus: Baku - Sheki
Guided Tour of Sheki
Visit Church of Kish
An excursion to Sheki will delight; this is the oldest city in Azerbaijan. In ancient times people sold silk here. It was famous among merchants from the Great Silk Road. There’s much to see here including the history museum. The star of Sheki’s show is Khan's Summer Palace with its wonderful façades built from brick, river stones and oak, decorated with floral motives. Its interior design impresses even more. Within its six rooms, you can see different frescoes painted by talented craftsman; some of them feature flowers, while others give us pictures of hunting or battle scenes. There are two beautiful mirrored balconies, ornate decoration using rare coloured Venetian glass and exquisite paintings featuring colourful depictions of birds and animals. The first floor of this palace shows Khan’s richness and powerful reign. A great number of animals and hunting motifs on the walls are thought to be symbols of nobility. In ancient times the palace was surrounded by beautiful gardens, though nowadays only two big trees remain.

Continuing our journey, we stop at Kish, the site of a centuries-old Albanian church incorporated into the Armenian Apostolic Church in 1836. Near the church you’ll find an ancient cemetery where buried bodies are visible through a glass cupola. The remains impress with their height, appearing to be 2.5 metres or more. Ancient Albanian people were giants with white skin; their hair was golden. They looked unlike residents of the modern Caucasian nations. Overnight in Sheki. (B, D)
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Shamakhi - Baku
Day 3
Transfer by car / minibus: Sheki - Shamakhi
Shamakhi City Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Shamakhi - Baku
A visit to Azerbaijan reveals a long history. Shamakhi is one such place. Long ago it was the capital of the Shirvan Empire and home to the Shirvan Dynasty. Nowadays Shamakhi is known for its winemaking. Visiting this city you’ll have an opportunity to explore the Yeddi Gumbez mausoleum. Its magnificent domes rise mysteriously above an almost silent valley with stunning views back to Shamakhi. Nearby, the tombs of Diri Baba are equally atmospheric, built into the rock with the appearance of an eagle’s nest. Approaching, we see only one side; the others are hidden in the cliffs, giving the impression that the tomb is suspended off the ground. The monument has two storeys: the lower floor was probably for servants while the upper, reached by stairs, would have been the salon. Whether it is a sacred site or a place of burial is open to interpretation. Later, you’ll be driven to Baku where you’ll check into the hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight in Baku. (B, D)
Day 4
Baku City Tour
After breakfast, we begin our discovery of the city of Baku. You’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Baku with a visit to the city’s monumental, historical and architectural attractions as well as taking in a panorama of the Azeri capital and its bay from Upland Park, the city’s highest point. From there we’ll make our way down to the old city, also known as Icheri sheher. This area contained all of Baku until the mid-19th century when, as a result of the oil boom, growth spilled beyond its defensive walls. This tiny area measures just 22 square hectares yet contains many of the city’s must-see sights, including the Shirvanshakhs Palace, the Maiden Tower and the Karavansaray, once the place of merchants’ rest. Today, 1300 families still call Icheri sheher home, this ancient city found within the modern city of Baku. It’s a delightful place to take an evening stroll through the warren of streets to Fountains Square. Overnight in Baku. (B, D)
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Gobustan - Yanar Dag - Baku
Day 5
Transfer by car / minibus: Baku - Gobustan
Excursion to Gobustan National Park
Transfer by car / minibus: Gobustan - Yanar Dag
Visit Yanar Dag Flames
Transfer by car / minibus: Yanar Dag - Baku
Today after breakfast our guide will be waiting to collect you for your included excursion to Gobustan. Gobustan National Park is situated in East Azerbaijan and borders the southern slopes of the Major Caucasus ridge to the north, Pirsaat River to the west, the Harami and Mishov Mountains to the south and the Caspian Sea and Absheron peninsula to the east. Gobustan is an archaeological reserve and a culturally important landscape of historic rock carvings. Over 6000 petroglyphs have been discovered here together with ancient caves and archaeological remains. Incredibly, some are thought to date from as early as the 18th century BC and offer a fascinating insight into the evolution of human activity, showing scenes of mountain goat hunts, maritime imagery and ceremonial dances as well as domestic tableaux. On our way back to Baku, we make a stop at Yanar Dag. This intriguing natural phenomenon is known as the Burning Rock. It’s fuelled by seepage of natural gas and regularly sees flames up to three metres high rising from the sandstone hillside. It’s thought by some that Yanar Dag is the reason Azerbaijan has the nickname, the Land of Fire. Overnight in Baku. (B, D)
Day 6
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
After breakfast you’ll transfer to the airport for departure. (B)
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Dates and prices
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section
Travel package
Year of travel
2022
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single / Solo supplement Book
03/07/2022 - 08/07/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
10/07/2022 - 15/07/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
17/07/2022 - 22/07/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
24/07/2022 - 29/07/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
31/07/2022 - 05/08/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
07/08/2022 - 12/08/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
14/08/2022 - 19/08/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
21/08/2022 - 26/08/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
28/08/2022 - 02/09/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
04/09/2022 - 09/09/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
11/09/2022 - 16/09/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
18/09/2022 - 23/09/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
25/09/2022 - 30/09/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
02/10/2022 - 07/10/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
09/10/2022 - 14/10/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
16/10/2022 - 21/10/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
23/10/2022 - 28/10/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
30/10/2022 - 04/11/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
06/11/2022 - 11/11/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
13/11/2022 - 18/11/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
20/11/2022 - 25/11/2022 £945 / £1,345 £105 / £385 book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single / Solo supplement Book
03/07/2022 - 08/07/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
10/07/2022 - 15/07/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
17/07/2022 - 22/07/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
24/07/2022 - 29/07/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
31/07/2022 - 05/08/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
07/08/2022 - 12/08/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
14/08/2022 - 19/08/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
21/08/2022 - 26/08/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
28/08/2022 - 02/09/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
04/09/2022 - 09/09/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
11/09/2022 - 16/09/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
18/09/2022 - 23/09/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
25/09/2022 - 30/09/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
02/10/2022 - 07/10/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
09/10/2022 - 14/10/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
16/10/2022 - 21/10/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
23/10/2022 - 28/10/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
30/10/2022 - 04/11/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
06/11/2022 - 11/11/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
13/11/2022 - 18/11/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now
20/11/2022 - 25/11/2022 £995 / £1,395 £145 / £385 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Including flight" is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.
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