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 highlights and is a good introduction to this fascinating country.
Baku
Gobustan
Sheki

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Day 1. Baku
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Baku.
Day 2. Baku - Shamakhi - Kish - Sheki
Drive to Shamakhi - once the capital of the Shirvan Empire. We will visit the Yeddi Gumbez mausoleum and the tombs of Diri Baba. Continuing towards Sheki, we stop at Kish, the site of a centuries-old Albanian church with an ancient cemetery. Overnight in Sheki. Driving distance: 312 km / 195 ml.
Day 3. Sheki - Baku 
An excursion to Sheki will delight; this is the oldest city in Azerbaijan. There’s much to see here including the history museum and Khan's Summer Palace with its wonderful façades built from brick, river stones and oak. Overnight in Baku. Driving distance: 298 km / 186 ml.
Day 4. 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, Overnight in Baku.
Day 5. Baku - Gobustan - Yanar Dag - Baku
Today we will tour Gobustan National Park situated in East Azerbaijan. Gobustan is an archaeological reserve and a culturally important landscape of historic rock carvings. On our way back to Baku, we make a stop at Yanar Dag - intriguing natural phenomenon known as the Burning Rock, fuelled by seepage of natural gas. Overnight in Baku. Driving distance: 152 km / 95 ml.
Day 6. Baku
After breakfast you’ll transfer to the airport for departure.
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Quick Facts
  • Season: Four Seasons
  • Starts: Baku
  • Ends: Baku
  • Departs: Friday
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Tour Grade:   Gentle

Baku Baku
Azerbaijan’s capital and largest city, this is a city where past and present are intertwined. The Old City’s Icheri Sheher fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dom... Read more
Gobustan Gobustan
Gobustan National Park, located in the Greater Caucasus Mountains is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its rock art engravings. These images depict prehistoric hunting ... Read more
Sheki Sheki
Set against a backdrop of snow-capped Caucasus peaks, Sheki developed as a trading centre with many caravanserais located within the city. Two still remain: the Upper and the Lower... Read more

Day 1. Baku
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)
Day 2. Baku - Shamakhi - Kish - Sheki
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. Continuing towards Sheki, 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)
Day 3. Sheki - Baku 
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. 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
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)
Day 5. Baku - Gobustan - 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. Baku
After breakfast you’ll transfer to the airport for departure. (B)


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Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.

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24.10.2019 - 29.10.2019 £945 £1,345 £105 £385 book now
31.10.2019 - 05.11.2019 £945 £1,345 £105 £385 book now
07.11.2019 - 12.11.2019 £945 £1,345 £105 £385 book now
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24.10.2019 - 29.10.2019 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
31.10.2019 - 05.11.2019 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
07.11.2019 - 12.11.2019 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
14.11.2019 - 19.11.2019 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
21.11.2019 - 26.11.2019 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
15.03.2020 - 20.03.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
22.03.2020 - 27.03.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
29.03.2020 - 03.04.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
05.04.2020 - 10.04.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
12.04.2020 - 17.04.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
19.04.2020 - 24.04.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
26.04.2020 - 01.05.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
03.05.2020 - 08.05.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
10.05.2020 - 15.05.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
17.05.2020 - 22.05.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
24.05.2020 - 29.05.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
31.05.2020 - 05.06.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
07.06.2020 - 12.06.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
14.06.2020 - 19.06.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
21.06.2020 - 26.06.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
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12.07.2020 - 17.07.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
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26.07.2020 - 31.07.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
02.08.2020 - 07.08.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
09.08.2020 - 14.08.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
16.08.2020 - 21.08.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
23.08.2020 - 28.08.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
30.08.2020 - 04.09.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
06.09.2020 - 11.09.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
13.09.2020 - 18.09.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
20.09.2020 - 25.09.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
27.09.2020 - 02.10.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
04.10.2020 - 09.10.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
11.10.2020 - 16.10.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
18.10.2020 - 23.10.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
25.10.2020 - 30.10.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
01.11.2020 - 06.11.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
08.11.2020 - 13.11.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
15.11.2020 - 20.11.2020 £995 £1,395 £145 £385 book now
22.11.2020 - 27.11.2020 £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 overview section.
  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.



Diplomat Hotel
Baku 3*
Central Park Hotel
Baku 4*
Issam Hotel
Sheki 3*
Sheki Palace
Hotel 4*



Diplomat Hotel Baku 3*
Address: 185 Suleyman Rahimov Str., Baku, Azerbaijan
Telephone: +994 12 596 11 27

DESCRIPTION
Centrally located in downtown Baku a mile from Fountains Square, the newly constructed Diplomat Hotel is equally suited to holidaymakers and business travellers. Its 24 classic rooms and suites are equipped with flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers and free WiFi. Soundproofed windows make it easy to shut yourself away from the bustle of the Azeri capital when you wish.

The Diplomat Hotel offers a range of useful services for its guests, including airport pick up, room service, complimentary parking, laundry service, safety deposit boxes and a business centre. There’s a restaurant, located on the ninth floor to take advantage of sweeping views of the Caspian Sea, serving European cuisine and a buffet breakfast.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Private parking
  • Laundry service
  • Free internet access
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Central Park Hotel Baku 4*
Address: 165 Suleyman Rahimov Street, Baku, Azerbaijan
Telephone: +994 12 594 42 35

DESCRIPTION
This seventy room hotel bills itself as a “home away from home” and guests can be assured of comfortable surroundings and a warm welcome. Conveniently located just a five minute walk from Fountain Square in the heart of the city, this four star hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Beluga, affords spectacular views over the Caspian Sea.

Rooms are spacious and features include air-conditioning and spa bath as standard. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel and guests can also enjoy the on-site sauna and gym. Informal Café Mondo is the perfect place to relax with a coffee; after dusk you can enjoy a cocktail in front of a view which includes Baku’s iconic Flame Towers.

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Issam Hotel Sheki 3*
Address: 31 District, Shahriyar Str., Sheki, Azerbaijan
Telephone: + 994 24 244 87 81

DESCRIPTION
Found right at the heart of Sheki, the Issam Hotel and Spa is a resort hotel with a city centre location. The comfortable modern rooms all feature air conditioning, flat screen TV and minibar. En suite, guests are provided with slippers, bath robes, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.
 
The hotel scores highly on its leisure facilities which include an indoor swimming pool, a spa centre offering a wide range of treatments, fully-equipped gym and a sauna. Guests also enjoy free WiFi and free private parking. The hotel’s restaurant offers a good selection of Azeri and international cuisine, and there’s also a popular hotel bar.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • Private parking
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa centre
  • Free internet access
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Sheki Palace Hotel 4*
Address: Akhundzada Avenue, Sheki, Azerbaijan​
Telephone: +994 24 244 90 44

DESCRIPTION
Located close to the Palace of Sheki Khans in the heart of the old city, the five star Sheki Palace Hotel has an impressive façade, but it’s when you step inside that the hotel’s quality becomes apparent. The 46 tastefully furnished rooms are decorated in a classic style. All amenities can be expected, including flat screen TV, air conditioning, free WiFi, safety deposit box and a minibar. The en suite bathrooms have a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.

Guests at the Sheki Palace benefit from access to the hotel’s fitness centre and can also enjoy relaxing on the sun terrace. The hotel’s Shebeke restaurant serves Azerbaijan cuisine. Alternatively, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the city and Greater Caucasus Mountains from the property’s terrace restaurant.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • Laundry service
  • Fitness centre
  • Business centre
  • Free internet access
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