Historical tours; Cultural and congitive tours
10 (10 days, 9 nights)
If desired, this tour can be extended.
Qafqaz Karavnsaray Hotel;
Qafqaz Yeddi Gozel Hotel;
Sheki Olimpiya Hotel & Resort;
Qabala ( Ski Resort “Tufandag”,Nij village,Nohurgol Lake,”Qabaland”) Sheki (Khan’s Palace, Karavan-Saray, Juma-mosque, Kish village) Baku(Carpet Museum, H.Alievs Cultural center,Trade center “Park Bulvar”)
Tours to the Gabala and Sheki
The price is for one person, with accommodation in a double room
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: tickets to museums and institutions.
Tour to the Gabala. After breakfast, we will start an exciting a trip to one of the most picturesque corners of Azerbaijan – the city Gabala. Tours to Gabala from Baku include a sightseeing tour of the city of Gabala, also on the way to Gabala you will have a short stop near the mausoleum of Diri Baba. Two-story mausoleum-mosque Diri Baba (1402) is a unique architectural monument of the 15th century.Mausoleum striking with its strict architecture, carved from the surrounding rocks. After dinner you will reach Gabala, where begins car-walking tour of the city. During your excursion you will see the famous monuments of the city. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Gabala. Take a walk around the city, make an ascent to summer and winter tourist complex Tufandag by cable car, breathe in fresh air of the Greater Caucasian mountains and admire the incredible views of the nature. By studying Gabala and enjoying her unique nature, you can continue your tour to the village of Nij. Nij is the house of a special ethnic group among the Azerbaijani nationalities-Udins, who are considered to be the descendants of the Caucasian Albanians. At present, their population is no more than 10 000 people, but they managed to preserve their traditions, language and spiritual culture.
The Albanian temple in the village of Nij open to parishioners and tourists. This is one of the most ancient monuments Christianity in Azerbaijan. The temple was rebuilt in the XVII-XVIII centuries on The place of the ancient Albanian church of the IV century, founded by St.. Elisha (Christian apostle in Caucasian Albania).
A tour of the fairytale places of Gabala.First we will tour to Lake Nokhurgel is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Azerbaijan.The lake is unusual,beautiful surrounded by mountains and thicketsreed, and resembles a mirror, which looks like wooded slopes. The peculiarity of this reservoir is that although it is located high in the mountains, but easily accessible, you can get there by car and even stay in a local recreation area.
Dinner time. Exquisite and delicious Azerbaijani cuisine will surely be to your liking. Here in one of the local restaurants you can try a variety of dishes of very rich national cuisine. Then tourists are given a free day.
One of the most popular scenic spots of Gabalais the waterfall “Seven Beauties” Of course, we will organize for you excursion to this amazingly beautiful place. The waterfall is 3 km away from the village Vandam in the mountains among a thick chestnut forest. Waterfallconsists of seven cascades, to which can climb on a long narrow brick stairs. In late autumn, in winter and early spring, the territorynear the waterfall is covered with ice. On the way up there is a small restaurant where you can relax, listening to the noise of running water from the mountain, have a cup of tea or have lunch.
Tour of the “Gabaland.” Immerse yourself in the fairy-tale world of Gabaland. There is as much entertainment as your soul desires, and feelings of joy are not will leave you for a moment. “Gabaland” is the most famous amusement park of Azerbaijan, full of various interesting events and brilliant attractions, built for children and adults. “Gabaland” – excellent place for family rest.Stunning mountain panorama,fresh air,fragrance of green nature and the abundance of restaurants attached a special atmosphere for Gabaland.
Tour to the magnificent edge of oriental art is the glorious Sheki. Antique sources, as well as the results of archaeological excavations in the vicinity of the city, allow you to determine the history of the city’s appearance and call it the period of the millennium BC. Consequently, the age of Sheki is 2500-2600 years. In the second half of the 18th century, the name “Sheki” suddenly became known as “Nukha” for centuries. In 1772 year, as a result of a heavy rainfall, the Kish River spread and the city was completely destroyed. Then the people of Sheki moved to the eastern shore valleys – to the bottom of the mountain. Here the present city of Nukha was formed. Since ancient times, Sheki has preserved many historical and architectural monuments. From ancient times, forge, weapons, jewelry and copper business, pottery, leather, tailoring craft, silk and carpet weaving, carpentry. Sights of Sheki enjoy world fame. Among them, the Sheki Khans ‘Palace, the Shekihanovs’ house, the Karavan-sarai stand out. These masterpieces of Oriental art are very valuable monuments of architecture of the 18th century. On all sides in Karavan-sarai merchants gathered and merchants from the countries of the Great Silk Road.
Sheki fortress, built by Khan Haji Celebi (1743 – 1755) gives a special flavor to the architectural monuments of Sheki. Juma mosque, Medieval bath, Minaret Gileil and of course Ancient Albanian temple built in the 1st century AD are permanent places pilgrimage of tourists from different parts of the planet.That the temple was founded by the apostle Elisha,who brought Christianity to Albania at that time when Azerbaijan was part of the Caucasian part of Albania. Our guides will show you the direction to all historical monuments heritage.Tourists will make a mental movement in time, feel myself in the ancient era.
Tour to the village of Kish is the most ancient Christian altar. The village of Kish, which located 5 kilometers from the city of Sheki, is proud of its main a sight – an ancient Christian temple of the XII century. Kish is a must see tourist destination.The village is beautiful with its extraordinary nature, traditions and rich past. Since 2003, the Christian temple is a museum. According to the Georgian the chronicler, in the tenth century the population of the village accepted Georgian Orthodoxy and built this church dedicated to the Holy Mother of God. Archaeological excavations carried out on the site of the church, witnessed The existence of a cult site under the altar of the church that belongs to in 3000 BC, although the church was built in the XII century. Some historians believe that before the XIX century in the village prevailed Udi who spoke the ancient Udinese language. You will witness the Albanian art that contains in itself a lot of undisclosed secrets of the history of Christianity in the Caucasus.
Excursion to the lake Marhal. Lovers of relaxation in nature are well acquainted with this place.The village quickly gained fame in the 80s of the last century and became a mandatory point of visiting local residents and tourists. Marhal is considered the most popular holiday destination. In summer, the residents of Sheki, the surrounding areas, and a huge number of tourists from all over the world come here in search of coolness. In recent years, catamarans have appeared on the man-made lake stretching here. Marhal is beautiful in all seasons. If you are not even going to spend the night here, you should at least breathe the intoxicating air of the local places and enjoy the enchanting scenery. Mineral springs and beautiful mountain landscapes attract lovers to relax in nature. For tourists specially built pensions and recreation centers. On the man-made lake you can ride a catamaran. Not far away – just 7 km away – there is another miracle of Sheki – the mountain plateau Khan, where you can continue your journey.
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.
Tour of the “Carpet Museum.” Upon arrival in Baku, we will continue our excursion to the “Carpet Museum.” The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was founded in 1967, becoming the world’s first specialized collection museum, preservation and study of carpet. The museum is a treasury of theAzerbaijani national culture, showing the carpet in close relationship with other kinds of traditional art of Azerbaijan. His collection contains about 14 000 carpets, embroideries, clothes, copper-wrought articles, items of jewelry, modern works of glass and wood.
Shopping Tour in Baku. Visit the street “Trading”; Trade Center “Park Boulevard.”