Tour type: Baku & Absheron ExcursionsPrice: $50.00Duration: 1from November to November
Night in Baku is like a bright, revived picture.
After the construction boom since the beginning of 20th century there are many new buildings, museums, office buildings, hotels, skyscrapers emerged in the city. Our tour begins at the Upland Park, which offers a magnificent view of the city, that has a completely new look by night, lit up with glaring lights. Houses and parks are wearing an evening gown to give an atmosphere of holiday for inhabitants and guests of the capital.
Upland Park is located on a hill in the western part of the city. This is the best place to see the city and the Baku Bay. The architecture of the capital is very eclectic; it is a combination of different styles and influences, both Eastern and Western.
Coming up next on the program the guests will be able to stroll at the Baku promenade (Boulevard), which is one of the attractions of Baku as well. It is a favorite vacation spot for Baku citizens and guests of the city. In 2009 the Boulevard celebrated its 100 anniversary.
Each Baku citizen will prove that the main places for promenade in Baku are Nizami Street and Fountain square.
In the middle of the XIX century, since a favorable location and an abundance of shops, the street was called "Marketplace" or “Torgovaya”. And now, many decades people of Baku continue to call as “Torgovaya” a pedestrian part of Nizami street, closed for public traffic from Fountain Square to the Rashid Behbudov street.
Fountain Square also has a long history, and in the beginning of the XIX century was called the Square. After numerous changes in 2010, the area acquired its present appearance.
In particular, original fountains, pavilions and kiosks were reconstructed, the existing vegetation to preserve and the area of green space was increased.
After the walk guests return to the hotel.
Route: Drive to the Upland Park / descent by the cable car to the waterfront / return to the hotel.
Gobustan reserve is an open-air museum littered with Neolithic rock drawings. Just 65km south of Baku, Gobustan has some 4000 inscriptions that go back 12,000 years (with some 2000 year old Latin graffiti to boot)...
Excursion in Heydar Aliyev Center and the Museum of Modern Art (duration: 2 hours)
Heydar Aliyev Center is a cultural center, projected as a complex structure that includes the Auditorium (convention center), a museum, exhibition halls, administrative offices...
A fascinating tour of the city, both old and new is a great introduction to Baku and the history of the country.
Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Short rest and beginning of excursion in Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
A fascinating tour of the city, both old and new is a great introduction to Baku and the history of the country. Baku has pretty much everything you would expect of a historic city with a 2 millions inhabitants...
Excursion to the Temple of Fire Worshippers - "Ateshgah" and the fiery mountain "Yanardagh" in the village Mehemmedli (duration 3.5 hours)
Azerbaijan is one of the few places on earth, where even today one can observe elements of preserved fire cult and the ancient Zoroastrianism religion...
Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time
After breakfast leave the hotel and start exploring Absheron Peninsula and its historical landmarks. You will have a chance to visit following places:
Martyr's Cemetery, located on the higher slopes of the city's west-end, this is the best place for viewing the Baku city and the Bay of Baku...
Meeting at Azeri-Georgian border point near Lagodekhi (Georgian side) / Balakan (Azeri side) at around 14:00 and transfer to Sheki. Accommodation in Karavan Saray Hotel.
After short rest start your tour in Sheki...
Excursions to the Carpet Museum and Carpet factory "Azer-Ilme" (duration 3 hours)
The design of the new building of the Carpet Museum, which we will visit during our excursion, is distinguished by its originality and constructed as a folded copy of the carpet...
Excursion to Gala Reserve (duration: 3.5 hours)
Ethnographic Open-Air Museum "Gala" is about a 40-minute drive from Baku. The museum is created on an archaeological site.
The village is five thousand years, nevertheless there are still some neighborhoods that have survived to the present day...
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE WEEKEND TOURS TO COUNTRYSIDE
We’d like to introduce to our customers a new service with the main objective to introduce tourists with traditional village life in Azerbaijan. These are small group tours to Azeri countryside to experience the traditional daily life in remote corners of Azerbaijan, to get a genuine feeling of Caucasus, to see the day to day routine of ordinary people leaving in traditional way as their ancestor did for many centuries...