3 Days religious tour around Baku
Tour type: Historical, ReligiousPrice: $510.00Duration: 4from January to December

Day 1

Meeting and transfer from Baku airport to your hotel.  Check-in.  Free time.

Day 2

After the breakfast leave for a tour in Absheron Peninsula. The second day will be spent primarily within the Greater Baku, where you will be taken to main religious sites on the Absheron Peninsula.

On this day you will visit Rehime Khanim Mosque at Nardaran, Ziyaretgah Mosque in Shuvelan, Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Ateshgah - the Fire Worshippers' Temple.

You will visit Ateshgah - the Fire Worshippers' Temple located in the village of Surakhany. It was built on land where natural gas burned eternally by Zoroastrian believers who travelled from the province of Multan in India to worship. These ancient fires are believed to have given Azerbaijan its name, which is thought by some researchers to mean the 'Land of Fires'.

Nardaran is a settlement and municipality on the Absheron Peninsula in Baku. It has a population of 8,300. Located 25 kilometers north of central Baku, it is politically part of the Baku city-subdivision and treated as a suburb. Unlike the rest of the country, which is considered religiously progressive, Nardaran is a center of conservative Islam in Azerbaijan. Nardaran's name come from Persian: Nar (Pomegranate) + Daran (trees) "Place with Pomegranate trees". The town is the site of an early-14th century castle, featuring a round tower approximately 12.5 meters high. During Soviet rule, the city was known as a center growing flowers. Since Azerbaijan's independence, the economy has dwindled and the town is reputed for its caviar poachers. Nardaran's streets display religious banners and most women wear chadors in public. The town is home to a madrassah as well as the Rehime Khanim Mosque, a large Shia mosque built in the late 1990s over the tomb of Rahima Khanim, the sister of Imam Reza.

Next on our agenda is the Ziyaretgah Mosque in Shuvelan, which is a recently built mosque and shrine. The shrine inside is very beautiful, with worshipers walking around a silver cage which protects a holy shrine, kissing it as they circle around it for luck.

After finishing this part of the tour we’ll drive back to Baku paying the visits on our way back to Taza Pir Mosque, Russian Orthodox Church of Michael the Archangel of the The Church of the Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception and Church of the Saviour better known as German kirkha.

On the entrance to Baku pay a visit to a famous Bibi Heybat Mosque. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II, which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936.

The Bibi-Heybat Mosque includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad), and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan. It's locally known as "the mosque of Fatima" which Alexandre Dumas using the same name, described the mosque during his visit in the 1840s.

After that you will be taken to Martyr's Cemetery, located on the higher slopes of the city's west-end, this is the best place for panorama viewing of the city and the Bay of Baku.

Day 3

Beginning of excursion in Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'. You will see the highlights of Icheri Sheher including the Palace of the Shirvans (the most striking example of the medieval palace structures in Azerbaijan, dating to the middle of 15th century); Maiden's Tower (the ancient, eight storey fortress originally built as a fire beacon); visit Juma Mosque, Shirvashah Palace Mosque,  antiques and carpet shops. Have lunch. Proceed with sightseeing tour across the city. Pay a visit to Martyr's Cemetery, located on the higher slopes of the city's west-end, this is the best place for panorama viewing of the city and the Bay of Baku. There is a Turkish mosque located that you can also will be able to visit. After that you will have a walk along Baku Boulevard, one of the largest in the Europe. You can get a boat and make 30 minutes trip along Baku Bay. You will be introduced with the interesting facts and legends of the largest lake in the world better known as Caspian Sea. Return to the hotel.

This day you will also visit new three-story Jewish Synagogue, Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral and St. Gregory the Illuminator's Church (Armenian Apostolic church)

Day 4

Hotel check-out and transfer to airport

Package includes:

 - 3 nights in Baku 3* Altstadt hotel (double/twin occupancy for groups)
 - Breakfasts in the hotel
 - Private vehicle accompanied by an experienced English speaking local guide who will look after you exclusively
 - Local driver for your vehicle, exclusively for your tour
 - Sightseeing program including all entrance fees
 - Private guided transfers to and from airport
 - Guide's and driver's expenses
 - Visa support

Not included into the package:

 - Fees for taking photos in historical sites
 - Any meals
 - Other personal expenses

 

N of pax

Tour cost for group (USD, $)

Cost per pax (USD, $) Special notes
2 1020 510 4 seater sedan or 4WD vehicle to be provided
4 1460 365 7 seater van to be provided
6 1740 290 15 seater van to be provided to allow luggage
8 2800 260 15/20 seater van to be provided to allow luggage
10 2300 230 15/20 seater van to be provided to allow luggage
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