Tour to Baku and its Vicinities3 Days | Baku, Absheron Peninsula, Gobustan

Tour to Baku and its Vicinities

Baku is one of the most interesting capitals of the Caucasian region. This city is a combination of old quarters with narrow cobbled streets and glass skyscrapers surrounded with parks and squares. There are many sights, thus excursion in Baku will be quite full. Besides, not far from the city there are interesting and different monuments: ancient Zoroastrian temple Ateshgyah, rather ancient petroglyphs of Gobustan and even mud volcanoes. This tour to Baku and its vicinities is an excellent start to get to know the Caucasus in three days and will be a real treasure in the bank of any traveller.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Baku
 
You will be met by our driver and guide and transferred to hotel. Check-in at noon.
Start sightseeing tour in Baku. Visit Martyrs’ Lane, called ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals. When you walk through Martyrs’ Lane, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Continue touring new Baku and exploring architecture of 19-20th centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument, Rasul-Zade Street. Pay a visit to Azerbaijan History National Museum and move to the old part of the city – Icheri Sheher. Visit Maiden's TowerShirvanshahs’ PalaceCaravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be visit to the richest bank of Azeri carpets – National Carpets Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Baku – Absheron Peninsula – Gobustan – Baku
 
Today you will visit the area of the Greater Baku and Absheron Peninsula. Start with Gobustan National Park. Pay a visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. Continue to the mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve. Gobustan is home to almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes. Later drive to Ateshgah – a temple of fire worshippers located in Surakhany village. Zoroastrians travelled thousands of kilometers from India to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the earth. Drive to Yanardag Mountain, where natural gas has been burning for several thousands of years.
Return to Baku. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Baku – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to Baku International Airport. End of the tour.
  • All transfers as per itinerary;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
  • Mineral water;
  • E-visa to Azerbaijan;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary.
  • Full board (lunch and dinner);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated.

Accommodation:

Economy Option
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Baku - 2 nights
Azcot, Amber, Central Park, or similarHoliday Inn, Intourist, Park Inn or similar

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