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Overview

The capital of Azerbaijan, this oil-rich city is truly a hidden European gem. It is dynamic, world-class, extremely rich in culture and very, very suave. Get ready for charming winters, historic architecture, vibrant nightlife, and Mud Volcanoes.

This isn’t your conventional Euro trip. Planned on a long weekend, you just need to take few days off work and it’s cheap on the pocket too! Trust us, it can’t better than this. Traveling with us is completely hassle-free. Everything will be taken care of including visa, meals, hotels. Please leave a comment below if you wish to enquire about this trip and we will reach out to you. Visiting Baku is a very rewarding experience and we don’t take groups larger than 14 people, so don’t think twice!

Itinerary

  • ARRIVAL BAKU

    Meet and Greet

    On arrival at Baku’s international airport (GYD) , you’ll meet our representative for your transfer to the hotel.

    Dinner Overnight in Midtown Hotel, Baku

  • BAKU CITY TOUR

    Observation tour to Baku TV Tower – built in 1996, is a free-standing concrete telecommunications tower in Baku, Azerbaijan. With a height of 310 meters (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, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city. (Photo session from outside)

    Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly- also transliterated as Milli Majlis, Flame towers- the tallest skyscraper in Baku

    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, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    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.
    Proceed to Baku Panoramic Tour
    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 (photo-session from outside)

    Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
    The Carpet Museum, situated on the Seaside Boulevard, is one of Baku’s modern architectural icons. Shaped like a rolled-up carpet, the eye-catching building was designed by Austrian architect Franz Janz and opened in 2014.
    Today, the Carpet Museum is home to the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world – over 6,000. Those on display mainly date from between the 17th and 20th centuries and are arranged according to style and region. As you browse them, you’ll be able to uncover the ins and outs of Azerbaijan’s 7 regional carpet weaving schools and learn the meaning behind the multitude of designs, which reflect local culture, nature and beliefs.

    Visit to “LITTLE VENICE” in Baku Boulevard which is a small town built in 1960. The town has two large and several small islands (photo-session from outside)

    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

    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-session from outside)

    After tour drop to hotel – Midtown, Baku.

  • ABSHERON TOUR WITH ATESHGAH AND YANARDAGH

    Drive to FIRE WORSHIPPERS’ TEMPLE- The most famous fire temple is the well-preserved temple Ateshgah (“the Fire Place”) in Surakhany, the temple was built over a pocket of natural gas that fueled a vent providing an ‘eternal’ fire.

    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. Yanardag 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.”

    Our tour program continues with Bibiheibat Mosque -which a 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 by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan

    Next 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-shoot from outside).
    After tour drop to hotel – Midtown, Iris.

  • BAKU – SHEKI

    Visit medieval fortress, The Palace of Shaki Khans – a summer residence of Shaki Khans. It was built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan Khan. Along with its pool and plane trees, the summer residence is the only remaining structure from the larger palatial complex inside the Sheki Khans’ Fortress, which once included a winter palace, residences for the Khan’s family and servants’ quarters. It features decorative tiles, fountains, and several stained-glass windows. The exterior was decorated with dark blue, turquoise, and ochre tiles in geometric patterns and the murals were colored with tempera and were inspired by the works of Nizami Ganjavi.

    Continue with Sheki Caravanserai –a historical monument in Sheki, a part of which is used as a hotel. Swift development of trade in the Middle Ages enhanced importance of caravanserai existing in the territory of Azerbaijan at that time and favored construction of new ones. Generally, caravanserai were built in form of castles with one gate, closing of which made them impregnable during dangerous incidents. “Caravanserai” historical complex in Sheki is two magnificent caravanserai which reached present days and traditionally named “Yukhary” and “Ashaghy” caravanserai, which means “Upper” and “Lower” Caravanserai in translation from Azerbaijani into English.

    Hotel – Sheki Saray

  • Azerbaijan border Lagodekhi/Sighnaghi/Tbilisi

    In the afternoon meet Georgian guide and driver at Lagodekhi border and explore Kakheti province – the kingdom of endless vineyards, picturesque mountains and ancient traditions. The place of the most delicious Georgian wines and ancient monasteries.
    First, we visit Sighnaghi – a colorful hilltop discovery. It is known as the city of love. Sighnaghi is an 18-19th century fortified town facing the snowcapped Caucasus looming in the distance across the vast Alazani valley.
    Continue to Bodbe Nunnery, the revered final resting place of St. Nino of Cappadocia, is set among tall cypresses.
    Travel to Tbilisi.
    Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at a hotel in Tbilisi – The Clocks, Tbilisi.

  • Tbilisi

    Take a walking tour of Old Tbilisi.
    Tbilisi is a blend of Asian eeriness and European charm. Located in the gorge of Mtkvari River it’s shaped out in accordance with the terrain and forms a very beautiful city with Mt. Mtatsminda embracing the entire town, Narikala Fortress topping up the oldest quarter of Tbilisi – Kala and Metekhi Church overlooking Mtkvari River from a rocky plateau.
    In this classic tour of Tbilisi, you’ll see the highlights of the Old Town with beautiful Orthodox Christian Churches, Mosque, Synagogue, famous and refreshing Sulphur Baths, narrow cobbled streets with hanging wooden carved multi-colored balconies and the 19th century houses following the architectural styles of the 19th century Europe, Narikala Fortress (cable car, 1 way), the glass Bridge of Peace, Freedom Square and Rustaveli Avenue.
    Finish your tour on Rustaveli Avenue and transfer to a hotel.
    Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Tbilisi – The Clocks, Tbilisi.

  • Tbilisi/Mtskheta/Ananuri/Gudauri/Tbilisi

    Meet your guide and driver in the morning and take a tour to the ancient capital and spiritual center of Georgia – Mtskheta with its historical sites: the Church of Jvari (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century). Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. And according to the legend it is believed Svetitskhoveli houses the Robe of Christ.
    Mtskheta is the town where St. Nino – a 14-year old Cappadocian maiden preached Christianity as early as 4th century AD and converted Georgia officially to Christinity in 337 AD making Georgia the third official Christian country in the world.
    Continue via the Military Highway to visit Ananuri fortified church and the ski resort Gudauri. In Gudauri we have some free time and afterwards return to Tbilisi.
    Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Tbilisi – The Clocks, Tbilisi.

  • Tbilisi/Gori/Uplistsikhe/Tbilisi

    Today we visit Gori – the town where Georgia’s infamous son J. Stalin was born. We visit the original house where he was born and leaving this still communist-looking town we delve deep to Georgia’s ancient history by visiting the ancient cave city Uplistsikhe. Uplistsikhe is one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia, which used to host the old caravans transporting goods from Asia to Europe as it was on the Great Silk Road route. Return to Tbilisi.
    Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Tbilisi – The Clocks, Tbilisi.

  • Tbilisi/Airport Tbilisi

    Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • All Entrance fees
  • 1 bottle of water (1lt) per person per day
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Professional guide according to requested language

Exclusions

  • GST @ 5% & TCS @ 20%
  • All lunches
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Tips (5 Euros per day as per the International Standards)
  • Airfare and Visa

Additional Information

  • Original I'd Proof (Aadhar card / Voter I'd card / Passport / Driving Licence)
  • Prescribed Medicines
  • Your favorite snack to munch
  • Bring your own water bottle to reduce the plastic waste and do your bit to keep the environment clean

Trip Highlights

  • Baku | Gabala | Sheki
  • Hidden european gem
  • Little Venice on the boulevard
  • Baku’s old city is a sight to behold Extremely rich culture
  • Historic architecture
  • Vibrant nightlife
  • European colonies

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets: (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost will be deducted
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost will be deducted
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund

DISCLAIMER

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

SAFETY

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.