Duration of the tour: 1 Day (10-12 hours)
Itinerary: Baku – Shamakhi – Gabala – Baku
Length of the route: approximately 220 km (one way)
Pick-up & Drop-off: your hotel (within Baku)
Excursion type: Private
Language: English (other languages upon request)
Prices (per person in US dollars):
||7 & more pax.
*Economy package – Tourists will be provided the following services:
– Professional driver
– Personal comfortable transportation during tours (Hyundai Elantra or similar)
– Guides in the museums
*VIP package – Our company will provide you with the wide range of luxury cars (Mercedes S class, E class, V class and etc.)
The history of wine making in Gabala dates back to the ancient times. Wine tours, in contradistinction to standard gastronomic tours, offer great opportunity of staying in the bosom of nature, right in the heart of the vineyards.
During this tour you will plunge into rural atmosphere & experience: early getting ups, healthy food, outdoor work & routine human happiness. Options provided during tour:
- Walking through the vineyards
- Introduction to the process of wine production
- Conversation about wine with wine experts
- Visiting of winemaking museum
- Wine degustation with snacks
- Fascinating panoramas for photos
- Special discounts
Gabala is a unique and beautiful region, located on the bank of Demiraparanchay River & overlooking the highest peak of Azerbaijan – Bazardyuzyu mountain (altitude 4466 m).
The main sight of Qabala is the ruins of an ancient town, located in 15km from the city center. This famous place, called “Kabalaka” was mentioned in historical sources of the 1st century, and for 600 years was the capital of Caucasian Albania.
The main places of interests are: Ancient Village Nij with its Albanian temple (IV-VII), ancient defensive tower (IХ-ХI), Ustajan Tower (IХ-ХIV) & other interesting sights for all kind of tourists.
Nij is a homeland to a specific ethnic group – Azerbaijani-Udi, who are considered as descendants of the Caucasian Albanians.
Modern infrastructure of hotels & resorts provides high level of services that will satisfy needs of worldly-wise tourists. Every summer Gabala hosts international festivals, which attract famous musicians, artists & art collectives from all over the world.
Optional places to visit:
- Gabala Historical Museum
- Ancient town Kabalaka
- Gabala Land Entertainment center
- Summer-Winter Touristic Complex Tufandag
- Nij village, Albanian temple
- Gabala Shooting Center
- Nokhur Lake
- House-Museum of Ismail Kutkashenli
- “Seven Beauties” Waterfall
- Trip to the winery with degustation of local wines
We can combine this program with other cities on the route (upon request & time)
- Famous mosque in Shemakha
- Visiting Lahij village
- Baskal Village
- Ivanovka Village