Please note that the tour is currently not being organized because Lagodekhi land border point is closed from Azerbaijani side.
The Caucasus as a region has a long and interesting history, shaped by the merchants and travelers who crossed the region from all directions. Sheki has long stood out, in large part because of its unique and striking architecture. The wooden buildings in Sheki were made without a single nail, and the stained glass windows have no equal (the techniques are passed down through generations of craftsmen). On your way back to Tbilisi, stop by an ancient church in Kish, a site that has been important religiously since the 1st century AD.
At 08:00, meet your driver in Tbilisi and head to Lagodekhi border with Azerbaijan (162 km, ~2.5 hours). Cross the border, meet your local guide and start exploring Azerbaijan. Drive to Sheki (115 km, ~2 h.). Arrive in Sheki, have sightseeing tour: visit Sheki medieval fortress, Sheki Khans’ Palace, handicrafts workshop, mosque-madrassah, and local bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.
Check out from the hotel. Visit the first Albanian church in Caucasus in the village of Kish dating back to the 1st century AD. Depart Sheki and head towards the border with Georgia. Cross the border, meet your Georgian driver, and continue your way to Tbilisi. Drop off at your hotel.
- All transfers;
- Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
- Sightseeing tour program with English-speaking guide in Azerbaijan;
- Azerbaijan e-visa;
- Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary.
- Full board (lunches and dinners);
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
- Personal travel insurance.
|Sheki - 1 night|
|Ruma Qala Hotel, Issam||Sheki Saray, Sheki Palace, Marxal|