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    Azerbaijan Historical Tour

    In the footsteps of the Shirvanshahs: Azerbaijan

    • Pkg Id

      0000141

    • Destinations

      4

      BakuQubaShekiLahich
    • Duration

      8 Nights

    • Attractions

      6

      Flame TowersBaku BoulevardShekiKhinalugPalace of the ShirvanshahsMaiden Tower
    • Price

      On Request

    The land of Azerbaijan has been inhabited since the Mesolithic period with many kingdoms rising and falling over the course of its history. From the Shirvanshah rulers of the country to its Soviet occupation, discover the tales that make Azerbaijan a paradise for history buffs.

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    DAY 1
    Welcome to Baku

    • Arrival at Airport, Our tour escort will host you from outside airport
    • Transfer to Hotel
    • Check in to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Transfers to Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly- also transliterated as Milli Majlis, Flame towers-the tallest skyscraper in Baku
    • Continue with National Flag Square is a large city square in Baku, Azerbaijan. National Flag Square covers 60 hectares overall.
    • Walking through Baku Boulevard which stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and beyond. Since 2012, (New Boulevard) has virtually doubled the length to 3.75 km.   
    •  Back to Hotel
    • Overnight at Hotel
    DAY 2
    Old Baku
    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Our tour program starts with Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls were well protected
    •  Free time for shopping at your own at Nizami Street
    •  Back to hotel
    •  Free time to explore the city on your own
    •  Overnight at Hotel
    DAY 3
    Lahij
    • Breakfast at Hotel
    • Check out from Hotel
    • Drive to Lahij (185km)
    • Lahij is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. Lahij is a notable place in Azerbaijan, with its authentic handicrafts traditions, particularly related to copper. The village's carpet and rug crafts are also well known in Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus
    • Drive to Sheki
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at Hotel.
    DAY 4
    Sheki Mysterias
    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Visit The Palace of Sheki Khan’s Palace in which was a summer residence of Shaki Khans. It was constructed in 1761-1762 as a summer residence of Hussein-khan Mushtad
    • Caravanserai historical complex in Sheki is two magnificent caravanserai which reached present days and traditionally named “Yukhary” and “Ashaghy” caravanserai , which means “Upper” and “Lower” Caravanserai. Construction of these caravanserai is dated back to the 18th-19th centuries AD
    • The Church of Kish, also known by different sources as Church of Saint Elishe or Holy Mother of God Church is an inactive 12th or 13th century Caucasian Albanian church located in the village of Kiş approximately 5 km north of Shaki, Azerbaijan
    • Dinner at local restaurant
    • Overnight at Sheki

    DAY 5
    Qakh Day Trip
    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Drive to Qakh
    • Ilisu village the small, stone-built village of Ilisu is set in the beautiful Qaracay Valley, nicknamed Qax's 'mini-Switzerland'. It is located amid dense woods at the foot of the Caucasus mountains, under Mt. Ahvay, not far from the border with Dagestan
    • Back to Sheki
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight in Hotel.

    DAY 6
    Qabala
    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Check out from Hotel 
    • Transfers to Gabala but modern city of Azerbaijan which is respectfully called the Azerbaijani an Switzerland’ by people
    • Tour to Tufandag . The area of the recreational-tourism is located about 4 km from Gabala region. Tufandag offers you the Longest cable way trip of the world - skiing in inter, training of skiing, different kind of entertainments
    • Qabala or Gabala is the most ancient city of Azerbaijan. One of the scenic highlight of Gabala is Yeddi Gozal Waterfall. The name means 'seven beauties' due to the seven stages of the falls.
    • A few kilometres southeast of Qabala is one of Azerbaijan’s most beautiful spots. Nohur Lake is a manmade lake created after World War II to supply surrounding villages with water.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 7
    Quba
    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Check out from Hotel
    • Transfers to Quba
    • Visiting Khinalig village. Khinalig is among the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, with a history spanning over 5,000 years. There are also many ancient holy caves of early humans. Some native people say that this land is linked to Noah, as legend relates that, having seen this flat highland, he then threw out the Ark's anchor and told everyone on board to disembark
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight in Hotel.

    DAY 8
    Shopping Tour
    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Check out from Hotel
    • Transfers to Baku
    • Start Shopping tour with Local Sweet Shop,  Azerbaijan Brand : Aliahmad’s
    • Proceed to Local wine and alcoholic drinks shop
    • Proceed to Baku Mall for Shopping 
    • Continue with “Xurcun” dry fruits and sweets shop
    •  After Baku mall drop off in Genclik  Mall : - located in 10 minutes distance form city center with taxi. Genclik mall is the biggest Mall in Baku and contains over 80 stores, big bowling halls , the biggest movie halls, 3D cinema, Playground for children, Bravo supermarket, VIP restaurants, food courts
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at Hotel.
    DAY 9
    Departure
    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Check out
    • Transfer to airport
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    Inclusions

    In the footsteps of the Shirvanshahs: Azerbaijan

    • Tourist VISA
    • Accommodation in Hotel including breakfast (8 nights: 3 nights in Baku,3 nights in Sheki, 1 night in Gabala, 1 night in Guba)
    • SIC (Seat in Coach)
    • Meals as per itinerary (Indian and local)
    • English speaking guide throughout the tour
    • All transfers according to program including airport transfers
    • Sightseeing In districts (Baku, Lahij- depends on weather, Sheki, Qakh, Gabala, Guba, Khinaliq depends on weather)

    Top Attractions

    In the footsteps of the Shirvanshahs: Azerbaijan

    Flame Towers

    You must see Flame Towers in Baku, the tallest skyscraper in Azerbaijan with a height of 620 ft. These are 3 buildings; south, east and west. There are apartments, offices and hotels in Flame towers. The facades of the three Flame Towers are turned into gigantic display screens with the use of more than 10,000 high-power LED luminaries. The Illumination of Flame Towers designed is considered one of the best in the world. The Flame Towers are completely covered with the LED screens that display the movement of a fire visible from the farthest points of the city

    Baku Boulevard

    Baku Boulevard is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Bakus seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.

    Sheki

    Sheki is a city in northwestern Azerbaijan in the rayon of the same name. Sheki is in northern Azerbaijan on the southern part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range 325 km from Baku. The population is 63000.

    Khinalug

    Khinalug, Khinalugh, or Khinalig is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. Khinalug is a picturesque mountain pass at an altitude of 2,000m. Enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape.People have been continuously living in Khinalug for more than 5,000 year

    Palace of the Shirvanshahs

    The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th-century palace built by the Shirvanshahs and described by UNESCO as one of the pearls of Azerbaijans architecture. It is located in the Inner City of Baku Azerbaijan and together with the Maiden Tower forms an ensemble of historic monuments inscribed under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments. The complex co

    Maiden Tower

    The Maiden Tower is a 12th-century monument in the Old City Baku Azerbaijan. Along with the Shirvanshahs Palace dated to the 15th century it forms a group of historic monuments listed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property Category III. It is one of Azerbaijans most distinctive national emblems and is thus featured on Azeri currency n

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