Baku Special Tour

Baku

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Tour Highlights

FLIGHT & TRANSPORT

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ACCOMMODATION

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Departure : Arrive from Anywhere to Baku

Azerbaijan, the nation and former Soviet republic, is bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, which span Asia and Europe. Its capital, Baku, is famed for its medieval walled Inner City. Within the Inner City lies the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a royal retreat dating to the 15th century, and the centuries-old stone Maiden Tower, which dominates the city skyline.

Tour Highlights

FLIGHT & TRANSPORT

Economy Class Return Airfare 
All Transfer Sic Basis

ACCOMMODATION

4 Night(s) in Baku at Desire Hotel or similar

SIGHTSEEING

Baku, Azerbaijan
Visit to Highland Park
Baku Crystal Hall
Baku Boulevard
Baku Old City visit
Visit Nizami street
Heydar Aliyev Centre (Outside view)
Visit to Yanardag - Fire Mountain
Visit Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum
Baku TV Tower with High Tea

Gabala, Azerbaijan
Gabala Full Day Tour

MEALS

4 Breakfast
4 Lunch
4 Dinner

VISA & TAXES

Baku Visa Included

Day Wise Itinerary

DAY 1: Baku - Welcomes You!
Welcome to Baku. Transfer to Restaurant. Accommodation in hotel. Free time. Assembly at hotel lobby in sunset time. Proceed to evening city view tour with car Visit to Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly- also transliterated as Milli Majlis, Flame towers-the tallest skyscraper in Baku.

Later you will visit Baku Crystal Hall - an indoor arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Located on the coast of Baku near National Flag Square, construction of the arena began in August 2011 and finished in April 2012—in time for it to host its first major event, the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Walking through Baku Boulevard which stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and beyond. Since 2012, the Yeni Bulvar (New Boulevard) has virtually doubled the length to 3.75 km. Dinner at Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

Lunch Dinner

DAY 2: Baku City Tour
Breakfast in Hotel. Our tour program starts with Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls were well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

After lunch group will experience the happening street of Nizami Street known for shopping. The street's history could be traced back to Baku's town-planning project of 1864. The street runs through the city's downtown from west to east. It begins from Abdulla Shaig Street, in mountainous part of the city and ends at railroad bed on Sabit Orujov Street, near a monument to Shah Ismail Khatai in “Black City”. Total length of the street is 3,538 m.

Fountains Square is a public square in downtown Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The square was previously called Parapet and is often referenced to by the same name now. The name of the Fountains Square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during Soviet rule of Azerbaijan. The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. TV tower with high tea also included. Tour continues with the visit to the charming example of modern architecture - The Heydar Aliyev Center– a 57,500 m2 building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003 (photo stop). Dinner at Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 3: Flames Tour
Breakfast in Hotel. Tour starts with Ateshgah (Fire Worshippers Temple) Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. “Atash» is the Persian word for fire. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetra pillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Trip to “Fire Mountain“-“Yanardag”–a mountain on Absheron peninsula, 25 km from north of Baku. Literally, word “Yanardag” means “Blazing Mountain”. Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the “land of fire.” Visit to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque– historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century.
Later Visit Carpet Museum. It has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. Than depart for Boat Tour (subject to Weather condition).Dinner in Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 4: Gabala Tour
Breakfast in Hotel after Breakfast Departure to Gabala. Experience shooting range included 10 bullets. Gabala Tufandag Winter-Summer Tourism Complex, The area of the recreational-tourism is located about 4 km from Gabala region. The complex offers the cableway trip, skiing in winter, and training of skiing, entertainment center for children, hotel and other services.

Gabala Shooting Center- Gabala Shooting Club is part of the Gabala Sport Club, a world-class facility that prepares the athletes for the national teams of Azerbaijan in shooting, boxing, karate, taekwondo, soccer, and judo. The reason behind building the GSC was to develop a multi-purpose and world-class shooting facility in Azerbaijan that can serve both as a recreational and entertainment center, and as a training place for the national shooting team and international professionals, as well as to promote the shooting as a sport in national level.

Gabaland Entertainment Center - It is located in one of the most picturesque regions of Azerbaijan, this center attracts summer tourists from Russia, Iran and Turkey. The main attractions are Drop tower, Twister, Swinger, Mini coaster, Techno pop, Butterfly, Bumper cars, Crazy clown, Pedal boats, Italian kiddie rides, Mini jet, Battery moto, Playground, Trampoline, Lasermaxx, XD theatre, Ice ring dome, Horse & pony riding, Race mania, Nautic jet, Climbing wall, Bungee trampoline, Sky dive -Nohur Lake -a manmade lake created after WWII to supply surrounding villages with water. Today it is a popular recreation spot consisting of a large tree-lined body of water reflecting the Greater Caucasus Mountains in its green-blue waters. Swimming is prohibited but fishing and hiking are popular here. Dinner at Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 5: Baku - Good Bye
Morning after breakfast. Checkout from hotel. Free day by own. Departure from Baku. Later Transfer to Airport for your flight back home.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation in hotel including breakfast
  • Sightseeing in district (baku)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee : fire mountain, fire temple, ferris wheel, boat tour, tv-tower with high-tea, gabala cable car, carpet museum, shooting range at baku (10 bullets)
  • 2 bottles of water per person per day
  • All transfers according to program including airport transfers

Tour Exclusions

  • 5 % Govt. Tax
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Porter service.
  • Hard Drinks.
  • Any additional persons joining the group at the destination or any of the services will need to pay.

Hotel

4 Night(s) in Baku at Desire Hotel or similar

Sightseeing

Baku, Azerbaijan

Visit to Highland Park

Highland Park is one of the most favourite places in Baku to have walk, rest, and enjoy the sea view. It is a burial place of Azerbaijani and Turkish soldiers who were killed in the battles for Baku in 1918. Also, the graves of the martyrs who died for their country in the war in 90s are situated here. But the most picturesque corner of Baku is Highland park. From here you get the opportunity to see how great and beautiful Baku city is.

Baku Crystal Hall

Baku Crystal Hall is an indoor arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Located on the coast of Baku near National Flag Square, construction of the arena began in August 2011 and finished in April 2012—in time for it to host its first major event, the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Baku Boulevard

Baku Boulevard is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Baku's seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.

Baku Old City visit

In 2000, this walled city became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a world cultural site by UNESCO. Many of the ancient walls and towers are in excellent condition, having been strengthened after the Russian conquest in 1806. As you explore the cobbled streets and alleys of Baku to look for the antique and carpet shops, pause to take in some of the astounding scenery. Your walk will take you past the 11th-century Maiden's Tower, the Djuma Mosque and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a jewel of Azerbaijan architecture. Tear your eyes away from the ancient buildings for a while to go on your antiques hunt. There are several galleries full of fascinating items from previous decades and centuries. One of the area’s principle attractions are the carpet shops, set in numerous locations along the small alleyways. Azerbaijani rugs and carpets are famous all over the world for their quality, aesthetic appeal and the skill of the workmanship that went into their making.

Visit Nizami street

Nizami Street, a large pedestrian and shopping street in downtown Baku, Azerbaijan, is the most favorite place for rest both guests and residents of the city. The traffic-free segment, which starts at the Fountains Square and ends at the Rashid Behbudov Street, is commonly known as Nizami street or Torgovaya (the Merchant Street).The street named after legendary classical poet Nizami Ganjavi, is crowded both during the day and night.

Neither rain nor snow can stop people from walking across the heart of the City of Winds filled with comfort and luxury. Whatever your shopping heart desires, you are bound to find it on Nizami Street.

One of the most expensive streets in the world is home to various outlets, architectural monuments, museums, theaters, cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, places for recreation and fashion stores. The street also accommodates the embassies of Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Austria, as well as the European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan.

Architecture of the street reflects a synthesis of various styles such as "Renaissance", “neo-gothic”, “baroque” and “neoclassicism”. Houses are dressed with limestone called aglay. Masterly introduced eastern and national motives are especially felt in implementation of arches of the buildings.

Torgovaya is connected with the Fountain Square, which has a long history as well. The square derives its name from the presence of dozens of fountains constructed during the Soviet period.

The fountains square is a venue form various public festivals, colorful shows and celebrations. Nizami Street fascinates and excites by day, but do make a point of coming back to the area for a nighttime stroll. The area is brilliantly illuminated by lights and decorations.

Heydar Aliyev Centre (Outside view)

The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57,500 m² building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles

Visit to Yanardag - Fire Mountain

"Fire Mountain" - "Yanardag" a mountain on Absheronpeninsula , 25 km from north of Baku. Literally, word "Yanardag" means "Blazing mountain". Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula.
In the 13th century, when Marco Polo visited the then-Persian city of Baku, he mentioned numerous mysterious flames that could be found all over the region at various places of the Abseron Peninsula. These fires gave Azerbaijan the moniker “Land of Fire.” Even five centuries after Marco Polo, French writer Alexandre Dumas witnessed natural flames in a mysterious fire temple.

One can easily understand how these natural flames must have amazed and terrified people in history, and it doesn’t come as a surprise that the natural fires of Azerbaijan are considered to have played a crucial part in the creation of Zoroastrianism — a mystical faith, centered around ceremonial fire cults, which appeared in the region around 2,000 years ago.

The natural flames of Azerbaijan can be attributed to its enormous gas reserves. When exploitation of these reserves began, most of the natural fires burned out, due to a reduction in underground pressure. Of the natural fires that burn today in Azerbaijan, Yanar Dag is arguably the most impressive.

A 10m long wall of fire, that never extinguishes, is burning continuously alongside the edge of the hill, which naturally is at its most spectacular at night, when tourists and locals alike view the fire from a nearby teahouse. Local lore states that it was a shepherd that accidentally ignited the fire in the 1950s by tossing a cigarette, and that it has burnt ever since.

Visit Ateshgah - Fire Temple

Fire Temple is also known as the Temple of Eternal fire – Ateshgah. The place is well familiar across the different countries of the world. Originally it is located 30KM from the center of City Baku in the Surakhany Suburb.
It is well familiar due to the unique phenomenon of nature which is actually the burning of the natural gas. This temple consists of many natural gas burning outlets. In this phenomenon, the gas from the earth crust comes out of the surface of the earth and when it contacts with the oxygen it lights up. The present look of the temple was constructed back in the 17th and 18th century. And originally built by the Hindu community related to the Baku Sikhs.
The history of the Fire Temple Baku is very interesting and even longer. In the ancient time, that place was the Holy Place of Zoroastrians which use to worship the fire. This inextinguishable fire holds a mystical significance for them and that’s why they came here to worship fire. The Zoroastrian Ateshgah consists of 14 Sanskrit, one Persian and two Punjabi inscriptions. The two Sanskrit inscriptions at the Fire Temple Baku belongs to the Lord Ganesha and Jwala Ji while the second one is considered as the innovation of Lord Shiva. The inscriptions invented by Lord Shiva has swastika and motifs of the Sun.

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Even since the beginning, the museum housed not only carpets, but also other Azerbaijani art. Today, there are more than 14,000 exhibits, including rare carpets, exquisite jewelry, clothing, embroidery, delicate glass pieces, wood and felt. The first floor of the museum has flat-weave carpets and various examples of applied arts, including bags and saddles for horses. The second floor is pile carpets from the different regions in Azerbaijan, showing off the unique patterns and designs of this country. The third floor is all about modern designers, the history of the Carpet Museum, and a children’s room.

Carpet museum's building itself is in the shape of a rolled carpet. The new Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was designed by the Austrian architects Franz Janz and Walter Mari.

Baku TV Tower with High Tea

The Baku TV Tower, built in 1996, is a free standing concrete telecommunications tower in Baku. With a height of 310 metres (1017 ft), it is the tallest structure in Azerbaijan and the tallest reinforced concrete building in Caucasus. The tower has become one of the most prominent landmarks of Baku.Telegulle Restaurant Baku is one of the most romantic restaurants in Baku: it is located on the 27th floor of the Baku TV tower. The main enchanting of this place is view from the windows, creating a luxurious and tranquil setting. The kitchen is represented by European and national dishes, in addition, there are several options for a festive menu for wedding celebrations and status banquets. While visit eat, relax and enjoy the views of Baku with the bird’s-eye view.

Gabala , Azerbaijan

Gabala Full Day Tour

Gabala is the beautiful part of Azerbaijan with a rich and ancient history. Due to its good location (220 km from Baku) and rich infrastructure, the Gabala region is one of the favorite tourist destinations. Sometime in the past this city (Kabbalah) was the capital of Caucasian Albania for 600 years. Up to this present time there are the ruins of the ancient city and the main gate of Caucasian Albania. There is a great number of historical and cultural monuments of different eras in this region. Beautiful nature and well developed infrastructure attract thousands of tourists to Gabala. You will visit Nohur Lake, Visiting to Tufandag Resort, Cable Car ride, and visit to shooting center.

“Nohurgol” Lake - Nohur lake which existed as a natural lake, Swimming in the Nohur lake is prohibited, however, fishing is allowed here – this is one of the main entertainment attractions that people enjoy near this place. You can even have a small voyage on a boat.

Tour to Tufandag: The area of the recreational-tourism is located about 4 km from Gabala region.Tufandag is now an excellent destination for active holidaymakers and those seeking peace and quiet in winter as well as summer. Tufandag offers you the Longest cableway trip of the world - skiing in winter, training of skiing, different kind of entertainments.

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