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Caucasian Silk Road

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Caucasian Silk Road

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Day 1

  • Arrival at Haydar Aliyev International Airport
  • Welcoming by our company representative
  • Transfer and check-in at hotel
  • Free time
  • Night at hotel

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Baku city tour

Excursion starts in the old part of the city, at the entrance to the Twin Castle Gates (Gosha Gala) and continues through narrow streets. Old City encircles a number of historic-architectural monuments including the followings:

  • Caravanserais and mosques
  • Maiden Tower – ancient symbol of the city (V-VII centuries)
  • Museum of Miniature Books – included into Guinness World Records in 2015
  • Shirvanshah’s Palace (XII-XV centuries) with over thousand years old history
  • Free time for lunch at a traditional restaurant in Old City

Excursion continues with a trip to modern Baku. The tour covers the central part of the city accenting mainly on historical and architectural sites of interest:

  • Upland Park that overlooks the city and the Caspian coast. Upland Park is located on a high hill in the western part of the city. It is the best spot to observe the city itself and the Baku Bay
  • Flame Towers, a trio of skyscrapers – the new symbol of modern Baku city
  • Flag Square, modern and old buildings at Seafront Boulevard (Carpet Museum, International Mugham Center, Minor Venice, Old Parachute Tower)
  • Architectural buildings located at the Caspian coast.
  • Central Torgovy Street and Fountains Square

Excursion ends with a visit to Haydar Aliyev Centre (An internationally recognized architectural work, the building of the Center has become a signature landmark of modern Baku due to its innovative and cutting-edge design).

  • Free time for dinner
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Night at hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast and check-out from hotel
  • Transfer to Lahij village via Shamakhi – once a capital and one of the key towns on the ancient Silk Road
  • Visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum – medieval masterpiece of architecture - on the way to Shamakhi
  • Sightseeing of Juma Mosque of Shamakhi dating back to 10th century
  • Tour in Lahij – an ancient village with highly developed medieval architecture and craftsmanship.
  • Walk through narrow roughly cobbled streets
  • Drop by copper, carpet, jewelry, iron and pottery workshops along the streets
  • Shopping from street traders of spices and medicinal herbs
  • Free time for traditional lunch at a village house with bio food
  • Transfer to Gabala and check-in at hotel
  • Free time for dinner
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Night at hotel

Day 4

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Trip to Nohur lake to enjoy the beauty of nature and ride a boat
  • Tufandag Summer-Winter Complex – ride on 1900 m high cableway through the breathtaking Greater Caucasian Mountains
  • Trip to Sheki city – once an important stop on Great Silk Route famed for its silk and crafts
  • Free time for lunch at a traditional “piti” restaurant
  • Excursion in Sheki
  • Palace of Sheki Khans – summer residence of local ruler built without a single nail
  • Upper Caravanserai – an ancient caravanserai for traders and their camels now renovated and turned into hotel
  • Museum of carpets, Shebeke craft workshop, Sheki bazaar
  • Checking local sweet shops for famous Sheki bakhlava
  • Transfer to Gabala
  • Free time for dinner
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Night at hotel

Day 5

  • Breakfast and check-out from hotel
  • Transfer to Baku
  • Arrival in Baku and check-in at hotel
  • Free time for lunch
  • Absheron tour
  •  Trip to Ateshgah, fire worshipper’s temple located in Surakhany settlement. The temple is one of the many indicators about existence of Zoroastrianism in ancient Azerbaijan
  • Trip to Yanardagh burning mount near the Digah settlement. From 5th century on Yanardagh had been referred in ancient historic books. 
  • Excursion to Gala archeological-ethnographic museum complex. The museum preserves artifacts dating from III millennia b.c. to XX century a.d
  • Free time for dinner
  • Night at hotel

Day 6

  • Breakfast and check-out from hotel
  • Transfer to airport
  • Departure
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