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FOLLOW THE GREAT SILK ROAD

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USD 330

/ person
  • 1
  • 6 Days

Vusala Janmirzayeva

Visit Azerbaijan

A professional DMC dedicated in providing tailor made tours to Azerbaijan.

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FOLLOW THE GREAT SILK ROAD

Azerbaijan's Silk Road tour offers you to plunge into the atmosphere of the mysterious, ancient and wonderful journey to the roots of the Great Silk Road in the country on edge of Europe and Asia, the so-called "Land of Fire". Live in the Middle ages Caravanserai, feel yourself a merchant, try the colorful Azeri food and sweets, especially in Sheki. See the Albanian churches and feel the multiculturalism of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism

Baku City Tour

Azerbaijan's Silk Road tours begins in 13:00 – Sightseeing tour of Baku with a visit and a review of the monumental, historical and architectural monuments of the city: you will see the panorama of the city and the Baku Bay from the Upland Park, visit the medieval part of the city "Icheri Shaher" ("Inner City"), the fortress walls, the main gate of the city "Gosha Gala gapi", "Shirvanshahs Palace", tower temple ”Maiden tower”, medieval baths, caravanserais, handicraft workshops, carpet and antique shops and other places. 16:00 - 17:00 – Thematic excursion "Azerbaijan Carpet": a visit to the carpet manufacturing enterprise "Azer-Ilmya" with an exhibition salon of silk carpets. 17:00 - 18:00 – You will enjoy the sea walk (1 hour) on a boat on the Baku bay (in favorable windless weather), as well as a walk through a Seaside Boulevard and the city center. 18:00 - 21:00 • Free time • Shopping. • Return to the hote Read more

Baku, 2 Nights
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Gobustan Rock Inscriptions

09:00 – Breakfast at the hotel 10:00 - 14:00 – Excursion to the National historical and artistic reserve "Gobustan", located in the south-eastern foothill areas of the Greater Caucasus (60 km from Baku): You will see the manifestation of mud volcanic activity on the mountain Dashgil, old oil fields in the area of "Bibi-Kheybat", admire the panorama of the floating offshore oil rigs and platforms, check the rock paintings of the Paleolithic-Neolithic period (about 6000 drawings, signs and inscriptions) dating back to the Mesolithic Era. In the afternoon - free time walking around the city, shopping Read more

Baku, 2 Nights
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Sheki Tour

08:00 – Breakfast at the hotel, check-out 09:00 - 15:00 – Moving along the route "Baku - Shamakhi - Muganli pass - Ismayilli - Gabala - Sheki" (about 305 km) • Lunch on the way in a local restaurant (A la carte) 15:00 – Arrival in Sheki and accommodation at Sheki Saray Hotel 4* 16:00 - 19:00 – Excursion program in Sheki: • Review of the historical and architectural complex "Yukhari Caravanserai" (XVIII-XIX cс.) • Getting familiar with the work of local artisans and craftsmen • View of the city from the mountainous part • Mosque "Omar Effendi" (XIX c) • Contemplate the Walls and towers of the medieval city (XVIII-XIX cс) • Visit the Palace of Sheki Khans (XVIII с) • Round Albanian Christian temple / Folk Museum (IX-XVI сс) • Getting familiar with the exposition of the local history museum 20:00 - 21:00 – Dinner in the restaurant "Yukhari Caravan Saray”(A la carte) Read more

Sheki, 2 Nights
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Excursion to the Village of Kish

09:00 - 10:00 – Breakfast at the hotel 10:00 - 13:00 – Excursion to the village of Kish (Sheki) • Visiting the Albanian church (IV-VI centuries) • Tour to the complex "Markhal" 13:00 - 15:00 – Lunch at the tourist complex "Markhal” (A la carte), • Return to Sheki • Free time

Sheki, 2 Nights

"Sheki - Gabala - Ismayilli" route

• Moving along the route "Sheki - Gabala - Ismayilli - Lahij" (photo-stop indescribable panorama of the Greater Caucasus Mountains) • Canyon of the river Girdimanchay to the mountain village of craftsmen Lahij (25 km way) 13:00 - 14:00 – Lunch at a local restaurant 14:00 - 16:00 – Introduction to architectural monuments of historical and ethnographic reserve "Lahij” (IV-XII cc}: • workshop of the production of handmade carpets, • workshops and shops of "bronze matters" craftsmen, "blacksmiths", "chasers", "engravers on metal", • ancient mosques, baths, • the original architecture of streets and houses of the old mountain village 16:00 - 19:00 – Returns to Baku and sightseeing auto-excursion called "Fires of Baku". Route: "Azadlig" square - Academy of Music - Palace named after Heydar Aliyev - Rashid Behbudov Street - street Bakihanov - Inshaatchilar and Huseyin Javid avenues - Square near the monument to Nariman Narimanov with a stop to review the evening panorama - street Istiglaliyat - Niyazi Street - prospect of Petroleum with a stop at the Carpet Museum, and stroll through the the area of Seaside Park. Hotel accommodation Read more

Baku, 1 Night
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Absheron Tour

09:00 – Breakfast at the hotel, 12:00 • Сheck out • Free time • Shopping 14:00 - 15:00 – Lunch at a local restaurant 15:00-19:00 – In the afternoon is an excursion to the natural, historical and architectural sites of the Absheron Peninsula (near Baku, within a radius of 30 km), During which you will see a place which releases natural combustible gases on the mountain Yanardag ("Burning Mountain"), old oil fields and their ecological condition and famous all over the world temple of fire-worshipers "Ateshgah" in Surakhani settlement Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Baku
Day 3
Location Sheki
Day 5
Location Baku

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Private Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast at the hotels
  • Private local certified guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee to local museums and sights
  • 01 Bottle of Water per day
  • All Applicable Taxes and fees

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fee (23 USD for Electronic Visas) Note: GCC Countries, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, China and Japanese Citizens can receive the visa upon arrival at the International Airport in Baku for 20 USD. Russia and CIS country members (Except Turkmenistan) are exempt from Visa.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • This Azerbaijan's Silk Road package is calculated based on Twin sharing. SNG supplement based on the selected category are upon request. Availability is on request if, one of the hotels will not be available for the requested period it will be substitued with prior notice to a similar hotel by price, category and location.
  • The itinerary is flexible and can be customized based on your request. The tour is on a private basis.

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