DAY 1 : Baku
Meet our tour leader at Airport and transfer to hotel. Free time. Overnight Baku.
DAY 2: Baku
Breakfast in hotel. Our Baku sight seeing tour starts with visiting Baku Old City. In old city you can visit
1) Palace of Shirvanshahs
It is the historical monument of of the Azerbaijan architecture, situated in the Inner City of Baku, named “Icheri sheher”. The complex contains the main building of the palace, Divanhane, the mosque with a minaret and the remnants of the bath-house
The Maiden Tower also known locally as Qiz Qalasi, located in the Icheri Sheher, was built in the 12th century as part of the Icheri Sheher. It forms an ensemble of historical monuments inscribed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage.
Located in the historic “Old City”, the mosque has been rebuilt several times. The present Friday Mosque was built in 1899.
After lunch we start our tour from Modern Baku.
1)Highland Park (Dag Ustu Park)
Panoramic view of Baku Bay from the highest point of the city.
“The Boulevard” was recently named as a national park. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.
Visiting Heydar Aliyev Center
The cultural center of Heydar Aliyev which is considered as one of the symbols of modern Baku is a cultural center built on Heydar Aliyev Avenue in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. It includes an auditorium (congress center), a museum, exhibition halls and administrative offices. The project of the center was developed in 2007 by the architect Zaha Hadid.
In 2014 it was recognized as the best building in the world – the 2014 Design of the Year award.
Day 3: Baku- Sheki
Early In the morning, drive from Baku to Sheki. On the way, visit Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza village. Continue to Shamakhi and have a sightseeing of historical Juma Mosque.
In Sheki you will have chance to learn about the ruling dynasty of Sheki on 17-18 centuries period when Sheki was independent khanate by visiting Sheki Khan Saray Palace the biggest monument of the Azerbaijan architecture . Visit inside the building and learn about miracles of Azerbaijan architecture. It was built without single nail.
Visit stunning Sheki Khans’ Palace, a medieval fortress, and local History Museum. Continue to local mosque, handicrafts workshop, madrasah, and bazaar. Sheki tours will introduce you a city located in the picturesque mountains. Overnight Sheki.
Day 4: Sheki- Ganja
Ganja city is a combination of modern and ancient history. One of the main attractions of the city is the 17th century Shah Abbas (Juma mosque), with two tall minarets and a dome with interesting decoration. Being in Gandja you can’t escape visitation to the mausoleum of the great poet with a marble monument to the poet nearby with height of 20 meters. Behind it are cast in metal figures depicting scenes from Nizami poems.
Another landmark is the first parliament of the short lived ‘Azerbaijan Democratic Republic’; originally it was the city hall and is now used as an agricultural school. Near the parliament is the large and pleasant city park, comprising the remains of the 16th century fortress walls and a chaykhana.
A local oddity is the bottle house, a building decorated with about 50.000 glass bottles! The decorations contain a portrait of one of family members. About 15 km northeast of Ganja. This is a beautiful brick building with blue domes. The date of the original building is uncertain, and the current design results mostly from a 19th century reconstruction. Overnight Ganja.
Day 5: Ganja- Baku
Drive to Baku. Free time in Baku. Overnight Baku.
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