Ultimate Culinary & Wine Tour Azerbaijan (4 nights 5 days)

Day Trips & Excursions, Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Returns to original departure point

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If you want to taste best national dishes from Azerbaijani cuisine and taste best wines of Azerbaijan from best wineries of the country, then no need to look further. This package covers your transport, accommodation, all lunch and dinner, wine tastings with snacks. All you need to do is to book and relax your time in Azerbaijan, the rest we will take care. The journey you will never forget.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival + transfer to hotel in Baku + Old City tour with Local Wine TastingStop At: Baku Old City, Baku, Absheron RegionYou will be met by our driver at airport and transferred to your hotel.Then your Old City Tour will start. Icheri Sheher (Old City) – the historical and architectural reserve includes the Shirvanshah Palace, Synyk kala minaret, Maiden Tower, Medieval Market Square, Icheri Sheher Archaeological Museum, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi mausoleum, caravanserais, Mollahana, numerous mosques, madrassahs, bath-houses, Baku Khans’ House, also numerous rich residences of the ХIХ century.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Art Club Restauranthen you will be take to Art Club Restaurant which is located in Old City. Then our local wine expert will conduct wine tasting of 6 local wines of Azerbaijan (2 red, 2 white, 1 rose, 1 dessert wine) with snacks and local meals – one of the meals will be Qutabs (2 options: with meat or with herbs). Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: local meals – one of the meals will be Qutabs (2 options: with meat or with herbs).Qutabs are original Azerbaijani cakes • Dinner: Saj with lamb for dinner – very tasty and juicy dish that is cooked in a special way. Accommodation included: overnight at 4* Divan Express Hotel or similarDay 2: Baku + Aghsu + IsmayilliStop At: Az-Granata MMC-şirə və şərab emalı zavoduLeave at 9:30 from your hotel. Our journey will start with Azgranata where you will have exciting POMEGRANATE WINE – The Az-Granata winery was built with the establishment of one of the largest fruit juice producers in the South Caucasus region of Az-Granata LLC, established in 2011. At Azgranata winery, you will have unlimited number of wine tastings, including Pomegranate wine degustation + sparkling wine (organic not conservants) made of pomegranate – first in the world (at open air degustation hall at top floor), with snacks.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Chateau MonolitThen we will take you to Shato Monolit Winery/Guesthouse – where you will have guided tour through the vineyards, visit to the winery, watching the process of wine production and storage in one of the largest wine cellars of Azerbaijan, Chabiant Wine degustation Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel in Baku • Lunch: Fish Lavangi at local restaurant in Ismayilli. Azerbaijani lavangi is mostly prepared in the traditional tandoor. • Dinner: One of the oldest dishes of the East is kebab. It is considered a traditional dish of eastern and Caucasian cuisine.Accommodation included: You will stay overnight at Shato Monolit Guesthouse.Day 3: Ismayilli + Qabala + GanjaStop At: Savalan ASPI Winery, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala RegionNext day after breakfast, we will take you to Savalan (leave at 9:00) – crystal-clear water cascading down from the great Caucasus Mountains, winding its way through the lavish land in the foothills of the valley and suffusing the sun-bathed vines. These ripe, abundant grapes are then collected and handled with care and love before being transformed by the apparent magic of a master into wine. This is what happens every year in the Savalan valley.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Goygol Wine PlantAfterwards, we will take you to Ganja where the first winemaking factory in Azerbaijan is located. It is one of the oldest winemaking plants in the South Caucasus – “Goygol Wine Factory”, which has a history of 150 years.Established in 1860 by Schwab’s Germans, who were then inhabited by present-day Yelenendorf in Goygol. When the Germans lived in this area, that area was called the Hanik village, where the Oguz tribe lived.In 1862 the Joint Force Brotherhood was established. This society was led by X. Forer and his sons Gottlob, Friedrich, Henryk and Christofor. At that time, the Gummel Brothers Trade House was established, with H.Gummel and his sons Jacob, Albert, Georgie and Gothlib. The management of the two communities was in Yelenendorf, their representations and sales centers functioned in Ganja, Baku, Tbilisi, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, Tomsk and Batumi. On August 8, 1922, the Concordia Cooperative, established on the basis of this plant, was the largest wine-making farm in the Caucasus, producing wine, cognac and vodka at that time.13 types of grapes are cultivated at Goygol Wine Processing Company. “Goygol Wine Factory” OJSC has a vast area of 517 hectares of high quality local and European grape varieties. Breaded grape tins are derived from GONTARD FRERESEPINIERES VITICLES, France’s well-known companies and Italy’s VIVAI MARCI, adapted to local conditions. Currently, the Grape and Grape varieties grow in the Goygol and Samukh regions of Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Saperavi, Madrasa, Shiraz, Sauvignon blanc, Rkatsiteli, Grenache, Muscat, Bayan-shire grape varieties.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at Shato Monolit Guesthouse • Lunch: “3 Baji” (means 3 sister – vegetable dolma: eggplants, tomatoes and sweet pepper OR dolma with grape leaves. • Dinner: Azerbaijani pilaf with chestnuts and meat. This pilaf is a little different from those which are usually served.Accommodation included: 4* Vego Hotel or similar in GanjaDay 4: Ganja-BakuPass By: Baku Old City, Baku, Absheron RegionAfter this exciting journey through Azerbaijan, you will be transferred back (leave at 09:00) to your hotel in Baku for free time. You can spend some time for shopping.Meals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel in GanjaAccommodation included: overnight at 4* Divan Express Hotel or similarDay 5: Transfer to airportStop At: Heydar Aliyev International AirportAfter breakfast transfer to the airport and return to the homeland.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel in BakuNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Guide services
  • Wine tasting – 4-6 type of wines at each winery + at Azgranata – Pomegranate wine
  • Snacks
  • Entrance to 4 wineries and wine museum, entrance to Maiden Tower and Shirvanshahlar Palace
  • Accommodation at hotels for 4 nights. Hotels depend on availability.
  • Full Transportation According to the group size by private sedan, minivan or minibus
  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Baku + from the hotel to Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Baku Old City
  • Entry/Admission - Az-Granata MMC-şirə və şərab emalı zavodu
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Monolit
  • Entry/Admission - Savalan ASPI Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Goygol Wine Plant

What’s not included


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival + transfer to hotel in Baku + Old City tour with Local Wine Tasting Stop At: Baku Old City, Baku, Absheron Region You will be met by our driver at airport and transferred to your hotel.Then your Old City Tour will start. Icheri Sheher (Old City) – the historical and architectural reserve includes the Shirvanshah Palace, Synyk kala minaret, Maiden Tower, Medieval Market Square, Icheri Sheher Archaeological Museum, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi mausoleum, caravanserais, Mollahana, numerous mosques, madrassahs, bath-houses, Baku Khans’ House, also numerous rich residences of the ХIХ century. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Art Club Restaurant hen you will be take to Art Club Restaurant which is located in Old City. Then our local wine expert will conduct wine tasting of 6 local wines of Azerbaijan (2 red, 2 white, 1 rose, 1 dessert wine) with snacks and local meals – one of the meals will be Qutabs (2 options: with meat or with herbs). Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Lunch: local meals – one of the meals will be Qutabs (2 options: with meat or with herbs).Qutabs are original Azerbaijani cakes • Dinner: Saj with lamb for dinner – very tasty and juicy dish that is cooked in a special way. Accommodation included: overnight at 4* Divan Express Hotel or similar
Day 2: Baku + Aghsu + Ismayilli Stop At: Az-Granata MMC-şirə və şərab emalı zavodu Leave at 9:30 from your hotel. Our journey will start with Azgranata where you will have exciting POMEGRANATE WINE – The Az-Granata winery was built with the establishment of one of the largest fruit juice producers in the South Caucasus region of Az-Granata LLC, established in 2011. At Azgranata winery, you will have unlimited number of wine tastings, including Pomegranate wine degustation + sparkling wine (organic not conservants) made of pomegranate – first in the world (at open air degustation hall at top floor), with snacks. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Chateau Monolit Then we will take you to Shato Monolit Winery/Guesthouse – where you will have guided tour through the vineyards, visit to the winery, watching the process of wine production and storage in one of the largest wine cellars of Azerbaijan, Chabiant Wine degustation Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel in Baku • Lunch: Fish Lavangi at local restaurant in Ismayilli. Azerbaijani lavangi is mostly prepared in the traditional tandoor. • Dinner: One of the oldest dishes of the East is kebab. It is considered a traditional dish of eastern and Caucasian cuisine. Accommodation included: You will stay overnight at Shato Monolit Guesthouse.
Day 3: Ismayilli + Qabala + Ganja Stop At: Savalan ASPI Winery, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala Region Next day after breakfast, we will take you to Savalan (leave at 9:00) – crystal-clear water cascading down from the great Caucasus Mountains, winding its way through the lavish land in the foothills of the valley and suffusing the sun-bathed vines. These ripe, abundant grapes are then collected and handled with care and love before being transformed by the apparent magic of a master into wine. This is what happens every year in the Savalan valley. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Goygol Wine Plant Afterwards, we will take you to Ganja where the first winemaking factory in Azerbaijan is located. It is one of the oldest winemaking plants in the South Caucasus – “Goygol Wine Factory”, which has a history of 150 years. Established in 1860 by Schwab’s Germans, who were then inhabited by present-day Yelenendorf in Goygol. When the Germans lived in this area, that area was called the Hanik village, where the Oguz tribe lived. In 1862 the Joint Force Brotherhood was established. This society was led by X. Forer and his sons Gottlob, Friedrich, Henryk and Christofor. At that time, the Gummel Brothers Trade House was established, with H.Gummel and his sons Jacob, Albert, Georgie and Gothlib. The management of the two communities was in Yelenendorf, their representations and sales centers functioned in Ganja, Baku, Tbilisi, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, Tomsk and Batumi. On August 8, 1922, the Concordia Cooperative, established on the basis of this plant, was the largest wine-making farm in the Caucasus, producing wine, cognac and vodka at that time. 13 types of grapes are cultivated at Goygol Wine Processing Company. “Goygol Wine Factory” OJSC has a vast area of 517 hectares of high quality local and European grape varieties. Breaded grape tins are derived from GONTARD FRERESEPINIERES VITICLES, France’s well-known companies and Italy’s VIVAI MARCI, adapted to local conditions. Currently, the Grape and Grape varieties grow in the Goygol and Samukh regions of Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Saperavi, Madrasa, Shiraz, Sauvignon blanc, Rkatsiteli, Grenache, Muscat, Bayan-shire grape varieties. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at Shato Monolit Guesthouse • Lunch: “3 Baji” (means 3 sister – vegetable dolma: eggplants, tomatoes and sweet pepper OR dolma with grape leaves. • Dinner: Azerbaijani pilaf with chestnuts and meat. This pilaf is a little different from those which are usually served. Accommodation included: 4* Vego Hotel or similar in Ganja
Day 4: Ganja-Baku Pass By: Baku Old City, Baku, Absheron Region After this exciting journey through Azerbaijan, you will be transferred back (leave at 09:00) to your hotel in Baku for free time. You can spend some time for shopping. Meals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel in Ganja Accommodation included: overnight at 4* Divan Express Hotel or similar
Day 5: Transfer to airport Stop At: Heydar Aliyev International Airport After breakfast transfer to the airport and return to the homeland. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel in Baku No accommodation included on this day.
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