Discover Baku

Description



Program

  • 1

    Day

    Arrival in Baku. Transfer airport-hotel. Hotel accommodation. Bus tour of the Formula 1 circuit.

    Overnight at a hotel in Baku.

  • 2

    Day

    After breakfast the tour begins. First, tourists will get acquainted with the spectacular panorama of the city and Baku Bay from the observation deck of Highland Park. After that, the excursion in the Old City (Baku Fortress) will begin. The Old Town complex, which covers the area of the old fortress, is included in the list of historical monuments protected by UNESCO. The tour begins at the entrance to the Baku Fortress. Tourists enter the fortress through the ancient “Double Gates”. While walking with a guide along the ancient streets of the fortress, tourists will visit the Palace of the Shirvan Shahs, enter the ancient Caravan Sarai, look at ancient mosques and medieval baths, climb to the roof of the Maiden Tower. The Maiden Tower is one of the mystical structures of the ancient East After lunch, the next excursion will be in the Heydar Aliyev Center. It is a complex structure that includes auditoriums, museums, and exhibition halls. The construction of the center was designed by the legendary Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid in 2007. In 2014 the Design Museums’s Desigh of the Year Award for 2014 has been awarded to Heydar Aliyev Center. as recognized as the best building in the world and awarded the Design of the Year 2014 award. There is an interactive museum of national musical instruments, a museum “Masterpieces of Azerbaijan” that includes a collection of national clothes and household items, an exhibition of Azerbaijani carpets, etc. After visiting the center, we will go to the tasting hall of the Savalan winery. The vineyards and winery are located 200 km from Baku, on the slope of the Savalan Mountains. But for those who do not have time to go to the winery, this tasting room is open, where the whole line of wines and fruit vodkas of this estate is presented. Here, an experienced sommelier will tell you about the farm and production, and tourists will be able to taste different types of wine. Overnight at a hotel in Baku.

  • 3

    Day

    Breakfast at hotel. Today we will have an excursion around the Absheron Peninsula. The first object that tourists will visit will be “Yanardag” (Burning Mountain). The place is distinguished by the eternal fire blazing on the hill. The flame appears due to the subsurface natural gas. Due to such amazing natural phenomena, Azerbaijan is often called «The Land of Fire». The tour will proceed to the temple of Ateshgah, also called the «Fire Temple of Baku». At the beginning of our era, the Zoroastrian temple was built on the territory of the village of Surakhani at the site of the release of flammable gases. After the acceptance of Islam by the inhabitants of Azerbaijan, the Zoroastrian fire temple fell into decay. The worship of fire in Surakhani resumed in the 15th century, after the restoration of the Temple by Zoroastrians of India. After the excursions, guests will return to Baku. Overnight at a hotel in Baku.

  • 4

    Day

    Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, an excursion to the Gobustan Rock Art Museum. Here tourists will visit an interactive museum and an open-air museum. Rock paintings of Gobustan belong to different eras and date from 10-8 millennia B.C. to the Middle Ages. In terms of the span of such a large historical period, they occupy a high place among other rock collections in the world. Gobustan is included in the list of historical monuments protected by UNESCO. After Gobustan, tourists will visit the Green Bazaar. This is an eastern bazaar where they sell fruits, vegetables, meat, and cheeses. But tourists will be interested in buying local dried fruits and spices, or simply feeling the atmosphere of an eastern market by bargaining and reducing the prices. Overnight at a hotel in Baku.

  • 5

    Day

    Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport.


    Price:

    With hotel accommodation 3*

    With hotel accommodation 4*

    476 USDper person.

    508 USDper person

    S/S – 121 USDper person

    S/S – 118 USDper person


    Services included in the price:

    -Hotel accommodation in a standard double room

    -Transport according to the program

    -Meal: Breakfast

    -Guide services

    - Entrance fee to museums