Ancient and Modern Azerbaijan4 Days | Baku, Gobustan, Shamakhi, Lahij, Sheki, Kish

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The four-day Azerbaijan cultural tour will introduce you to the culture and history of the Azerbaijan people, as well as the unique ancient and modern architecture of the country. The tour program is aimed to give you an opportunity to see Baku that considerably changed in the last decade and now looks like a modern European city, and then visit the Azerbaijan historical regions, which still preserve an old lifestyle.


Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Baku
Arrival in Baku. You will be met by the driver and transferred to the hotel. Check-in at noon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Baku City Tour – Gobustan (60 km from Baku)
Baku sightseeing tour. Visit Martyrs’ Lane, called ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals. When you walk through Martyrs’ Lane, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Visit to medieval fortress of Old Baku - Icheri-Sheher, Maiden's Tower, the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, a UNESCO Heritage Site, medieval Caravanserai (XVc.), medieval Markets square, handmade carpet’s workshop art studio.

Trip to the Mud volcanoes and Museum of rock paintings “Gobustan”
Gobustan (the territory of Gobu) is famous for its archaeological monuments. Travel 30 miles southwest of Baku along the Caspian shore to the volcanic desert, where rocks covered with drawings stand amidst chaos of stones and mountains. There are more than 4,000 rock drawings left by artists of the Neolithic period. Overnight at the hotel

Day 3: Baku – Shamakhi – Lahij – Sheki
Visit the Diri-Baba Mausoleum in Maraza village. In Shamakhi see the historical Juma Mosque (Friday), Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum – (Seven Domes) – graveyard of Shirvanshahs. Drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahij, a 5th century place rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops. Continue way to Sheki. Arrival to Sheki. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Sheki – Kish – Lagodekhi Border
Sheki sightseeing tour. Visit to the local medieval fortress, Palace of Shaki Khans, local Museum of History, handicrafts workshop, panoramic view of the town, local mosque, madrasah, and local bazaar. Trip to village Kish near Sheki town, where you will see the first church in Caucasus, dating back to the 1st century AD. Later transfer to Azerbaijan-Georgian border. Cross a border in the afternoon.
  • All transfers as per itinerary;
  • Accommodation based on 4* hotel double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in with English speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary.
  • Full board (lunch and dinner);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Azerbaijan tourist e-visa.


Economy Option
Comfort Option
Baku - 2 nights
Central Park, Azcot or similarHoliday Inn, Intourist or similar
Sheki - 1 night
IssamSheki Saray, Sheki Palace

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