Golden ring of Azerbaijan tour 8 days
In the Golden ring of Azerbaijan tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the most popular places in Azerbaijan.
Arrival in Baku. Meeting with the tour guide at the airport and, transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast at and departure from the hotel.
So, we will start our tour with a walking excursion in Old city. Visit Maiden Tower (IX century), Shirvanshakhs Palace (XV century), Karvansarai Multani and Bukhara (XV century). These are the places where the Soviet movie “Brilliant hand” was filmed, Amphibian Man, Tehran 43 and so on.
Then, visiting Martyrs Avenue and watching the panorama of the city. Also, we will have a walking excursion in Boulevard (optionally, tourists can rent a bicycle).
After breakfast at the hotel check out. We will start the day by visiting the Bibi-Heybat mosque. It is the place where Imam Huseyn’s sister was buried (one of the main figures in Islam).
Then we will have in our plans watching the first oil fields.
The next sight where we will visit is Gobustan National Park to watch the petroglyphs dating back to Stone Age. The site is under UNESCO World Tangible Heritage List.
Departure towards the western region of the country and, visiting the German colonies; “Annenfeld” (Shamkir) and “Yelenedorf” (Khanlar). These places Built by German colonists from Baden-Wuerttemberg settled in these regions during the Ekaterina II period of the Russian Empire.
Leaving for Gandja for Sightseeing tour in Gandja. As a part of the tour, we will visit Mausoleum of Medieval Age Azerbaijan poet Nizami Gandjavi. Also, we will have the walking excursion to Alexander Nevsky church, Agyan church and, Shakh Abbas.
Also, we will not avoid the opportunity to visit Mosque, Mausoleum of Khan of Gandja- Javad Khan.
Overnight in Gandja
In our plans today we have the excursion in Shaki. So, we will visit the mountainous village Kish, where ancient Alban Churches remains. Lunch at local restaurant, and tasting the main dish of Shaki “the Piti”. Walking excursion in the oldest sites of Shaki city (Yuxari Bash).
And, visiting the Shaki Khan’s Palace. It is an excellent example of Palace architecting during the late Safavids’ period. Then, we will visit Folk Art museum of Shaki located in the ancient Albanian temple. Also, we will have visiting the Shaki Silk factory. Learning the old methods of silk production and, visiting the Shaki Karavansarai. Accommodation in Shaki
Let us have breakfast, and leave the hotel for Gabala. On the way to Gabala, visiting Oguz city and, familiarization with the local synagogues of Oguz.
Then, visiting the ancient Nij village and Udin’s church. Udins are the descendants of the ancient Albanians and they kept their language and religions.
Arriving in Gabala and, accommodation at a hotel in Gabala. Free time. Depending on your wishes you can visit ski resort Tufandag which is located 1660 meters above the sea level.
Overnight in Gabala
Departure from hotel to Ismayilli. We will visit there the Ivanovka village and, learn about the welfare of Molokans. Molokans are Russian colonists who were moved here during Ekaterina II, on period of Russian Empire.
Then, moving to Baku through Muganly Pass. Photo capture in the most beautiful place of Caucasian Ridges. On the way, visiting Yeddi Gozal (7 beauties) Mausoleum in Shamakha.
Arrival in Baku and overnight
Today we will have a tour in the Absheron Peninsula. As a part of the tour, we will visit the temple of fire worshippers – Ateshgah. Visiting the “Burning mountains” (Yanardag) where natural gas output in suburban area of Baku. Then, transfer to Baku.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Airport.
- Double Accommodation in 4* Hotels (4 nights in Baku, 1 night in Gandja, 1 night in Sheki, 1 night in Gabala)
- Breakfast at the hotels
- Transportation services
- Guide Services
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