Ancient and Modern Azerbaijan 4 Days | Baku, Gobustan, Shamakhi, Lahij, Sheki, Kish

 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-SheherMaiden'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.

 

 




Accommodation:

 

 

                              Comfort Option                                           Economy Option                            
Baku - 2 nights
Sapphire, 5* Central Park, Atropat, Old Baku, 3*
Sheki - 1 night
Sheki Palace Issam

 




 

        INCLUSIONS                                  EXCLUSIONS                                
All transfers as per itinerary; Full board (lunch and dinner);
Accommodation based on 4* hotel double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;  Hotel charges for additional services;
Sightseeing tour program in with English speaking guide; Personal travel insurance;
Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary. Azerbaijan tourist e-visa.