Сultural and congitive tours; Historical tours
6 (6 days, 5 nights)
If desired, this tour can be extended.
Sightseeing tour of all the sights of Baku and Absheron. Pomegranate holiday in Geokchay
Pomegranate holiday in Geokchay
The price is for one person, with accommodation in a double room.
TOUR CALCULATED FOR THE GROUP OF 6 AND MORE PERSONS
Integrated – according to the package.
All transfers, excursions, guide with knowledge of foreign language, accommodation in the hotel, all breakfasts.The tour price does not include: entrance tickets to museums and institutions.
Tours to the famous corners of Baku-an unusually pleasant walk along the Naberezhny Park will make you breathe a light breeze of the Caspian Sea. You will get acquainted with the favorite place of the Baku people, the Fountain squares and the National Flag, with the accompaniment of our guide you will rise to Baku cable car to Nagorny Park, where a beautiful panorama of Baku opens. There you can walkalong the Alley of Martyrs-until now considered the pride of the Azerbaijani people and will be at the foot of the Flaming Towers, three skyscrapers-the modern symbol of Baku. Tours of the pearl of Azerbaijan-Icheri Sheher, he’s “Old Town” will be especially exciting. You will have the opportunity to review anancient town, the main symbol of which is the fortress of the Maiden Tower, an architectural monument of the 12th century. Here is the Palace shirvanshahs. This is a mandatory point for visiting the guests of the city.
The Shirvanshahs’ Palace is the palace of the rulers of Shirvan, built in Baku in the 15th century under Shirvanshah Halilullah. The construction of the palace was connected with the transfer of the capital of the Shirvanshah state from Shamakhi to Baku. The palace forms a complex, which also includes a sofa, a burial vault shirvanshahs, a palace mosque of 1441 with a minaret, a bath and a mausoleum of the court scholar Seyid Yahya Bakuvi. Of course, one should not forget about the “Juma Mosque”, an ancient religious monument. And it is necessary to go to the famous Azerbaijani artist Ali Shamsi, his workshop is in the Old City. The pictures he painted will surely amaze you, where the master embodies the national coloring of art.
Tours to the Cultural Center named after Heydar Aliyev.In the accompaniment of our guide you will begin an excursion to the Cultural Center named after Heydar Aliyev.The building of the Cultural Center was designed in 2007 by the studio Zaha Hadid Architects, created by Zaha Hadid, the only woman awarded the highest award in the field of architecture – Pritzker Prize. The building was created in a characteristic Zaha Hadid style, in which straight lines are used. The building of Heydar Aliyev Center according to the architect’s concept is the embodiment of the development of modern Azerbaijan and its connection with the past and the future. The center is divided into three parts. So, one part is occupied by the Heydar Aliyev Museum, on three floors of which there is a collection of exhibits telling about the life and activities of the leader of Azerbaijan. Another part of the center is an exhibition area with galleries in which exhibits on archeology, history, national creativity of Azerbaijan are presented. There are also several rooms with the works of contemporary artists and photographers, both from Azerbaijan and other countries of the world. The third part of the center is occupied by a 4-level concert hall, called the Auditorium, with conference facilities and a media center.
After lunch Tour “The Mystery of Ancient Lights” on the sights of Absheron Peninsula:
• Temple of fire-worshipers Ateshgah (“Ateshgah”) in the village of Surakhany (XVII century),
• a medieval castle (tower temple) in the village of Ramana (XIV century),
• Visit to nature reserves: “Yanardag” – the place of natural gas output.
Pomegranate holiday in Geokchay. The Pomegranate Festival (Nar bayramı) is a holiday that is celebrated annually in Azerbaijan on the days of pomegranate gathering. On the days of the holiday, in the city of Geokchay, which is considered the center of Azerbaijan’s grenadiership, exhibitions are held where gardeners demonstrate various grades of pomegranate, pomegranate juices, jams, etc. From time immemorial garnet is a source of income for local residents. Azerbaijan is considered the only country where all kinds of pomegranate grow. So, 4 thousand hectares in Geokchay district of pomegranate gardens annually give about 30 thousand tons. In Azerbaijan, for garnets also compose poems and songs. At the exhibitions held on the days of the holiday, such varieties as “Meles”, “Shirin”, “Gulaysha”, “Shikhbaba” are displayed. Everyone has his own taste, color, some of them even prepare medicinal drugs. So, for example, the decoction of the root is used as an anesthetic, the juice is used to stabilize the pressure, the pulp to improve appetite, and to normalize the digestion, wipe the skin with peel of pomegranate.
The main festive venue is a pomegranate fair that takes place in the city center and where all the participants can visit, try the wonderful pomegranate juice produced at Geokchay-brandy LLC at the Geokchay food factory and learn a lot of useful information about the role of the grenade in treatment of various diseases. In the G. Aliyev park hosts performances of athletes, folklore groups, song and dance ensemble, as well as various competitions with the awarding of prizes. In the evening, in the main square of the district, the Pomegranate Festival ends with a magnificent concert, with the participation of the republic’s masters of arts, and a fireworks display.
AT THE EVENING.Tours in the night panorama of Baku. After a long journey tourists will need a couple of hours to rest and get ready for next tour. This will be an incredibly mesmerizing trek through the night beauty of Baku. One of the breathtaking beauties of the capital of Azerbaijan is a night panorama of Baku. A walk through the night Baku will deliver a lot of positive emotions, make you enjoy the enchanting illuminations. In the sea of lighting, special attention is drawn to animations flame on three giant Flame Towers. 10 thousand LED high power lamps create an exciting spectacle. Difficult imagine Baku without the Fiery towers. It is his a tourist attraction, just like the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Night Baku is an eastern fairy tale written by the Creator and man, walking along the streets try to remember each corner clearly, each the building of this beautiful country. Warm Baku nights seem to have been specially created for walks. Night streets, parks and boulevardsare so beautiful and relaxed, as far as it is possible for the capital city. Fantastic view opens from Primorsky Boulevard: all three famous Baku skyscraper in the form of oil torches, which at night painted with a fiery red light. With the onset of darkness of Baku becomes brighter and brighter. At midnight on the Caspian embankment hundreds of citizens and tourists are walking along the boulevard. Tourists can take a stroll inplaces of interest in Baku, such as Torgovaya street, Primorsky Park, Philharmonic Park, and also take the funicular to Nagorny Park, from where an incredibly beautiful panorama of the Baku city. Each building in the center sparkles in its unique light. The lamps shimmers in different colors, creating a unique night image of the capital of Azerbaijan.We invite everyone to visit the Azerbaijani capital, where you will have an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with a city of romance, breathe the evening breeze and make a sea of photos on background blazing with millions of lights of the city.