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Architectural Monuments Unesco in Azerbaijan

5 days

≈ $59 per day

$293

COUNTRY

Azerbaijan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Baku / Baku

DESTINATIONS

3 (Baku, Ateshgyah., Baku)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

19 December 2018

END DATE

23 December 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

7 to 70 year olds

Other Services

  • Lunch (Drinks are not included)

    $15
  • Dinner (Drinks are note included)

    $15
  • Visa

    $30
  • Single occupancy 3* hotel

    $97
  • Single accomodation 4* Hotel

    $187
  • Double accomodation 4* Hotel

    $52
  • Triple accomodation 4* Hotel

    $-33
  • Single accomodation 5* Hotel

    $427
  • Double accomodation 5* Hotel

    $162
  • Triple accomodation 5* Hotel

    $47

Guide's Language

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Russian

Available Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Baku

    Meeting at the airport
    Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation. Depending on the arrival of the group, you can organize a dinner in the restaurant (for extra charge)

  • Day 2
    Baku

    09:00 Breakfast in the hotel
    10: 00-13: 00 Excursion "Sights of ancient and modern Baku"



    We start learning Azerbaijan from an excursion around the city of Baku, which is one of the oldest and colossal cities of the East in ancient times, located on the border of Europe and Asia. Baku is the largest cultural center of Azerbaijan. It was here that the first national theater was raised in the Muslim East, the first opera was performed, the first Azerbaijani newspaper was published, the first Azerbaijani library was opened.
    Today in Baku there are 30 museums, 7 theaters, 11 universities, philharmonic society, opera house, film studio, cinemas, libraries, located in the most beautiful buildings of the city, whose exterior decoration is not inferior to the inner cultural content.
    The view of the city, represented from the height of the Mountainous part by the television tower, clearly gives an idea of the contrasts and scale of Baku. The city resembles the shape of an amphitheater descending down to the Caspian Sea. We are waiting for acquaintance with the Baku boulevard and a walk on the boat along the bay of Baku (possible with good weather conditions). Baku Seaside Boulevard is one of Baku's attractions, a favorite place for recreation of Baku residents and guests of the city.
    Visiting the FIRST oil well in the world. The tour ends with a stop at the Center. Heydar Aliyev (independent visit).
    13:30 Lunch in the restaurant (for extra charge)
    15:00 Excursion "Gobustan Reserve". Mud Volcanoes
    15:45 Arrival to the village of Gobustan. Gobustan is a mountainous area in the southeast of the Greater Caucasus Range, which is located 60 km from Baku. In Gobustan, there is a museum on the site of settlement of ancient people, where to this day there are preserved rock paintings, painted about 10 thousand years.
    The plots of these images are documentary evidence that the ancient people lived here and the painted animals lived in these places. You will have an excursion to the National Historical and Artistic Reserve Gobustan and the 3D Museum. In the excursion program, a survey of rock carvings and parking of an ancient man of the Neolithic period:
    - Visiting the Bibi-Eybat complex, which, in addition to the mosque, includes the tombs and grave of Ukema khanum, the descendant of the Prophet Muhammad and the graves of other revered people. Dear persons Abaskuli-aga Bakikhanov, Alexander Dumas, Khurshudban Natavan visited the mosque at one time;
    -view of offshore oil platforms in the Caspian Sea;
    - rock paintings, inscriptions and pictograms at the mountain Beyukdash. Rock paintings - petroglyphs, carved by primitive people on the walls of caves, rocks and rock boulders.
    19:00 Dinner at the Restaurant (for extra charge)
    Free time
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 3
    Baku

    09:00 Breakfast in the hotel
    10:00 Excursion "Carpet Museum". State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpet and Folk Applied Arts named after Latif Kerimov is a museum founded in 1967. The museum building is located in the center of Baku opposite the Primorsky Boulevard. It is the first museum of carpets in the world. The museum's collection includes more than 10,000 items, including ceramics, metal and bronze jewelry, 14th century metal products, carpets and carpets from the 17th and 20th centuries, gold and silver jewelry, national clothes and embroidery, as well as applied art objects modern period.
    12:00 Excursion "Museum of History". The History Museum of Azerbaijan is the main museum of the country, which is located in the former mansion of the banker's house of the oil industrialist and philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev. Excursion around the museum is a fascinating journey, telling about the history of the country from ancient times up to our days. The museum exposition includes about 20 thousand exhibits and about 280 thousand antiquities are stored in scientific funds. 14:00 Lunch (For additional payment)
    15: 00-17: 00 Excursion "Old city (Icheri Sheher)". We will visit the Old Fortress in Baku with the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and the Maiden Tower. The inner city, which is called Icheri Sheher - the 12th century, retained most of its protective wall. We will have a walk in the Seaside Park along Baku. Lunch at a local restaurant, national cuisine. The territory of Icheri Sheher is 22 hectares, which is a small part of the total area of Baku (44,000 hectares). Whatever it was, the brightness of architectural and historical monuments, make it a duty to allocate this excursion to a separate one and make this part of Baku, perhaps even the most interesting for viewing.
    Maiden Tower of the XII century, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs of the XV century, Sinyk Gala Castle, Karavan Saray, Juma Mosque - this is not a complete list of old Baku attractions.
    Free time.
    20:00 Dinner at the restaurant (for extra charge)
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 4
    Ateshgyah.

    9:00 Breakfast in the hotel
    10:00 Excursion "Gala - Archaeological Ethnographic Museum Complex" . The territory of the reserve covering 156 hectares is dated to the period from III millennium BC. before the 20th century, burial mounds, crypts, houses, 4 water storage facilities, ruins of an ancient castle, 5 mosques, 3 baths and so on. To preserve these monuments, as well as further enrich the reserve due to the archaeological finds discovered on Absheron in 2008, the first archaeological and ethnographic complex under the open sky was created here with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The museum complex occupies 2 hectares of territory.
    12:30 Excursion "Ateshgah - Temple of Fire-worshipers" - Yanar Dagh. Probably, the most popular and exotic landmark of Azerbaijan is the Temple of Perpetual Fire Ateshgyah. His fame goes far beyond the city of Baku. On the place where this temple stands, natural gas comes out of the earth, natural contact occurs with contact with oxygen. That building, which can be seen now, was built in the 17-18 centuries by the Hindu community of the Sikh caste. But the history of the temple is much older. Long before that, there was an ancient sanctuary of Zoroastrians, who provided fire with special, mystical properties and came to worship the shrine.
    After Azerbaijan was conquered by the Arabs and the local people converted to Islam, the church was destroyed by the authorities, and many fire worshipers were forced to leave and go to India. But in the 15th and 17th centuries, with the caravans of traders, the Hindu fire worshipers came here again, who began to make pilgrimage to the site of the ancient sanctuary. In the former cells, where pilgrims from all over the world stayed, now there are museum expositions containing many unique authentic exhibits.
    13:30 Lunch at the Ateshgah Restaurant (for extra charge)
    Visiting Yanar Dag ("Burning Mountain") is another unique object of the ancient country of lights. A natural eternal flame burning from ancient times on the hillside. The meter flame is about ten meters wide.
    Free time
    Dinner at the restaurant (for extra charge)
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5
    Baku

    09:00 Breakfast in the hotel
    If the departure is late, then visit the food market with a large selection of oriental sweets, fruits, spices, etc. Transfer to airport

What's included

  • Hotel

    3 * hotels in Baku: Qiz Qalasi, Diplomat, Nemi or similar 4 * hotels in Baku: Anatolia, Smith, Austin or similar 5 * hotels in Baku: Pullman, Sapphire, Rich or similar

  • Breakfast

  • Excursions

    Excursion services for the program

  • Transport

    Transport service according to the program

  • Guide

  • Transfer

    Transfer: Airport-Hotel-Airport

  • Water

    Drinking water (0.5 liters) per day per person

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