Shamakhi, Gabala and Sheki tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Azerbaijan
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Tour description

Shamakhi, Gabala and Sheki tour is the unique tour that is acceptable with price, including accomodation in 5* Sheki Palace Hotel, lunch, entrance fees and profesional guide.

ItineraryDay 1: Baku - Shamakhi - GabalaStop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan RegionThe first stop of the tour will be Diri Baba Mausoleum, the place where you will be fascinated about the history and legends. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan RegionThe further step is going to be your visit to the biggest mosque of Caucasus – Juma Mosque, which is located in the Shamakhi city. Shamakhi used to the capital city of the Shirvanshah state, which existed for almost 7 centuries.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: IsmayilliAmazing city of forests of Azerbaijan which is famous with it's local wine. Stop At: GabalaLunch in the restaurant which will be served in national style. It is included to the tour. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nohur GolYour next destination will be the place, which is important for nature lovers – Nohur Lake. Around this fascinating nature, the lake reflects the Greater Caucasus Mountains in its green-blue waters. Duration: 1 hourStop At: GabalaDuring this trip you will visit traditional market (bazar) that is full of national sweets, fruit, spices, suveniers, pestels, honey and etc..Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala RegionLater, you, with the help of cable car, will ascend to the tops of the ski resort Tufandag, which is one of the highest mountains in Azerbaijan. According to the legend, the lakes on the mountain still have the pieces that broke apart from the Noah's Ark during the storm. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Lunch in national styleAccommodation included: Overnight at Sheki Palace Hotel in Sheki city, 5-star hotelDay 2: Sheki tourStop At: Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki, Shaki-Zaqatala RegionUnique in the architecture Sheki Khans Palace was built in 1762 by Huseyn-khan. The palace has its own special original construction techniques. It is enough to say for example that each square meter of shabaka (box of small wooden parts to be filled with colored glass) consists of five thousand parts, connected with each other without nails!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Church of Kish, Sheki, Shaki-Zaqatala RegionIn the villages of Sheki region there are several Christian architectural monuments of Caucasian Albania, the most famous of which is the church in the village of Kish. The official date of the laying of foundational stone of it is 1st century AD, the time when the territory of Azerbaijan was a part of the Caucasian Albania.Kish temple, built of limestone, is the first temple of hall type with a dome, created in the early Middle Ages. Currently, the historical and architectural monument works as a museum.Duration: 1 hourStop At: KarvansarayKaravansaray – is a historical monument in Sheki, a part of which is used as a hotel. It is located in more complex relief (The fleeting Gurjan River runs near the caravanserai) and is trapezium-shaped. Total area of the building is 6000 m2. Frontal part of the building overlooking the street has a height of 14 meters, but the inner part 8 meters. There are about 300 rooms and store rooms in the upper part of the caravanserai. Unlike the lower caravanserai, the upper caravanserai isn’t used as a hotel. It attracts tourists as a historical and architectural monument and local sightseeing.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sheki ParkSheki Panoramik View. (Uphill park) Very wonderful view to whole Sheki from the TOP. Amazing place for tourists. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sheki ParkLunch in the restaurant (National Sheki Biti)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sheki ParkTransfer from Sheki to Gabala and returning back to Baku.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: Lunch in the restaurant (National Sheki Biti)No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Gabala
  • Entry/Admission - Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Sheki Khan's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Church of Kish
  • Entry/Admission - Karvansaray
  • Entry/Admission - Sheki Park

What's not included

  • Dinner
  • Any other personal expenses

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Baku - Shamakhi - Gabala Stop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan Region The first stop of the tour will be Diri Baba Mausoleum, the place where you will be fascinated about the history and legends. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan Region The further step is going to be your visit to the biggest mosque of Caucasus – Juma Mosque, which is located in the Shamakhi city. Shamakhi used to the capital city of the Shirvanshah state, which existed for almost 7 centuries. Duration: 45 minutes Pass By: Ismayilli Amazing city of forests of Azerbaijan which is famous with it's local wine. Stop At: Gabala Lunch in the restaurant which will be served in national style. It is included to the tour. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Nohur Gol Your next destination will be the place, which is important for nature lovers – Nohur Lake. Around this fascinating nature, the lake reflects the Greater Caucasus Mountains in its green-blue waters. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Gabala During this trip you will visit traditional market (bazar) that is full of national sweets, fruit, spices, suveniers, pestels, honey and etc.. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala Region Later, you, with the help of cable car, will ascend to the tops of the ski resort Tufandag, which is one of the highest mountains in Azerbaijan. According to the legend, the lakes on the mountain still have the pieces that broke apart from the Noah's Ark during the storm. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Lunch in national style Accommodation included: Overnight at Sheki Palace Hotel in Sheki city, 5-star hotel

Day 2: Day 2: Sheki tour Stop At: Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki, Shaki-Zaqatala Region Unique in the architecture Sheki Khans Palace was built in 1762 by Huseyn-khan. The palace has its own special original construction techniques. It is enough to say for example that each square meter of shabaka (box of small wooden parts to be filled with colored glass) consists of five thousand parts, connected with each other without nails! Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Church of Kish, Sheki, Shaki-Zaqatala Region In the villages of Sheki region there are several Christian architectural monuments of Caucasian Albania, the most famous of which is the church in the village of Kish. The official date of the laying of foundational stone of it is 1st century AD, the time when the territory of Azerbaijan was a part of the Caucasian Albania.Kish temple, built of limestone, is the first temple of hall type with a dome, created in the early Middle Ages. Currently, the historical and architectural monument works as a museum. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Karvansaray Karavansaray – is a historical monument in Sheki, a part of which is used as a hotel. It is located in more complex relief (The fleeting Gurjan River runs near the caravanserai) and is trapezium-shaped. Total area of the building is 6000 m2. Frontal part of the building overlooking the street has a height of 14 meters, but the inner part 8 meters. There are about 300 rooms and store rooms in the upper part of the caravanserai. Unlike the lower caravanserai, the upper caravanserai isn’t used as a hotel. It attracts tourists as a historical and architectural monument and local sightseeing. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Sheki Park Sheki Panoramik View. (Uphill park) Very wonderful view to whole Sheki from the TOP. Amazing place for tourists. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Sheki Park Lunch in the restaurant (National Sheki Biti) Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Sheki Park Transfer from Sheki to Gabala and returning back to Baku. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Lunch: Lunch in the restaurant (National Sheki Biti) No accommodation included on this day.