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    DETAILS

    Duration of the tour: 3 nights / 4 days

    Itinerary:  Baku sights + Old City + Absheron peninsula +Haydar Aliyev Center

    Accommodation: Selected 3*, 4* or 5* hotels

    Type of Tour: Individual (Private)

    Language: English

    PRICES

    Prices (per person in USD):

    Single Double/TwinTriple
    from 420 per personfrom 250 per personfrom 210 per person

    INCLUSIONS

    • Airport-Hotel-Ariport transfer
    • Accommodation in selected hotel – 3 nights on bed and breakfast
    • English speaking guide
    • Pick up & Drop off
    • Transportation

    EXCLUSIONS

    • Airticket
    • Meals
    • Entrance tickets
    • Personal expenses
    • Insurance

    DESCRIPTION

    1 DAY

    Meeting at the airport

    Transfer to the hotel

    Free time

     

    2 DAY

     

    08:00 – 09:00. Breakfast in hotel

    09:30 – 11:30.  Walking tour in Old City

    Shirvanshahs` Palace

    Palace of the Shirvanshahs is the biggest monument of the Shirvan-Absheron branch of the Azerbaijan architecture, situated in the Inner City of Baku. The complex contains the main building of the palace, Divanhane, the burialvaults, the shah’s mosque with a minaret, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi’s mausoleum, a portal in the east – Murad’s gate, a reservoir and the remnants of the bath-house

    Maiden Tower

    The Maiden Tower also known locally as Giz Galasi, located in the Old City, Baku, in Azerbaijan, was built in the 12th century as part of the walled city. Together with the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms an ensemble of historic monuments inscribed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property, Category III.

    Juma Mosque

    Located in the historic Icheri Sheher, the mosque has been rebuilt several times. The present Friday Mosque was built in 1899 under the financing of Baku merchant Haji Shikhlali Dadashov. There are traces of a Zoroastrian temple at the site. A minaret, constructed in 1437, adjoins Friday Mosque.

    Double Gates, Bazar Square, Caravan Saray and etc.

    • 11:30-13:30. Baku Sightseeing tour

    Highland Park

    Panoramic view of Baku Bay from the highest point of the city.

    Flame Towers

    National Flag Square

    One of the highest flag of the world is Azerbaijani flag fluttering in the square of the National Flag in Baku. The height of the constructed pillar is 162, the diameter of the foundations is 3,2, the diameter of the top of the foundation is 1,09 meters. Total weight of the device is 220 tons. The width of the flag is 35 meter, the length is 70 meters, the total area is 2450 sq. meters, and the mass is approximately is 350 kg.

    Seaside Park (Baku Boulevard)

    “The Boulevard” is a promenade that runs parallel to Baku’s seafront. This area – popular for strolling and taking in views of the Caspian – was recently named 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.

    White City

    For a long time this oil and industrial district of Baku was under the name of “Black City”. Nowadays a huge project is carried out with the aim to restore and develop the eastern part of the capital city (Black City), which covers an area of 221 hectares, in order to attract investments.  The general plan of Baku White City envisages the creation of 10 universal urban areas.

    13:00-14:00. Visiting Heydar Aliyev Center

    The center of Heydar Aliyev is a cultural center built on Heydar Aliyev Avenue in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Center is a complex structure, which includes an auditorium (congress center), a museum, exhibition halls and administrative offices. It is named after the third president of Azerbaijan Republic – Heydar Aliyev. The project of the center was developed in 2007 by the architect Zaha Hadid.  The cultural center of Heydar Aliyev is considered as one of the symbols of modern Baku.

    In 2014 it was recognized as the best building in the world – the 2014 Design of the Year award.

    Free time

    3 DAY

    08:00 – 09:00. Breakfast in hotel

    09:30 – 13:00. Absheron peninsula tour (Ateshgah, Gala, Yanardag)

    Ateshgah Temple

    The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah is located at the Apsheron peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village in 30 km from the centre of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th-18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with templealtar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. By the decree of the President of Azerbaijan Ateshgah was declared a State historical-architectural reserve. This museum under the open sky was recently restored. Different workshops and souvenir galleries are located here now.

    Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex

    The Gala state archaeological and ethnographic museum complex is considered one of the most interesting tourist sites in Baku. One can see the burial mounds, tombs, houses, constructions, water storages, the ruins of an ancient castle, five mosques, three baths and others in the territory of this complex. All this was discovered on the Absheron Peninsula and related to the period from the third millennium BC to the twentieth century. The first archaeological and ethnographic complex in the open air was established in 2008 to preserve these monuments, as well as to replenish them as a result of the archaeological excavations in Absheron.

     

    Yanardag (Burning Mountain)

    One of the most famous and popular tourist places of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan is the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meterlong tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective. Yanar Dag is located 25 km to the north from Baku. From the year 2007 Yanar Dag is declared a state-protected conservation area.

     

    13:00 – 14:00. Dinner (for extra payment)

    Free time

     

    4 DAY

    Breakfast in hotel

    Check-out not later than 12:00

    Transfer to the airport

    ADDITIONAL INFO

    Travel Consultants

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    Viktoriya Rilova
    Travel Consultant

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    Jamal Ibrahimov
    Travel Consultant

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