Sightseeing, Art & Culture, Nature Tours
Duration: 2 days
This packages is suitable for tourists who booked their travel in Baku, but want to explore countryside as well.
Shamakhi is an ancient Azerbaijan city. It started in the 5th century BC. In the 9th -16th centuries it was the capital of Shirvan Empire, a residence of Shirvan Dynasty. It is by right considered one of the most beautiful cities of the Orient. In the mid-18th century it used to be the center of Shamakhi Khanate. The main landmark of the city is Gulistan fortress (11th – 12th centuries) – the last refuge of Shirvan Dynasty built for the city's defense. Equally interesting are the mausoleum of Yeddi Gumbez (“Seven Domes”) with numerous burial places of Shamakhi governors, Djuma cathedral mosque (10th century, reconstructed in the 19th century), numerous ruins of the 10th– 17th centuries. Present day Shamakhi is a recognized center of winemaking and carpet weaving. Besides, it is a city of literature since it was the native land of many Azerbaijani poets.
Gabala, the capital city of ancient Caucasian Albania will give you an amazing experience by traveling back to the ancient and mediaeval times. Being the most ancient city of Azerbaijan, it is abundant with historical sightseeing where you can find aged religious temples, villages with full of history. It is not only the historical sites that you will admire, but also natural beauty of the region. Gabala offers tourists an attractive greenery atmosphere with its clean air, thick forests, mountains suitable for hiking and diversity of wild life.
Program of the tour
09:00 - Transfer to Shamakhi
11:00 - Arrival to Shamakhi - Maraza village - Shamakhi Juma Mosque - Silent Lake - Sis Village - Old Shirvanshah Palace
13:00 - Lunch at one of the local restaurants: Our guide will gladly recommend you typical ethnic cuisine at reasonable prices
14:00 – Transfer to Gabala
16:00 – Nohurgol Lake
17:00 – Transfer to hotel, free time
19:00 – Dinner time. Overnight in Gabala
09:00 - Breakfast
10:00 – Start Qabala excursion: Tufandag, Yeddi Gozel
13:00 – Lunch at one of the local restaurants: Our guide will gladly recommend you typical ethnic cuisine at reasonable prices
14:00 – Transfer to Baku
17:30 – Arrive in Baku, transfer to your hotel
Hotel: 5* Qafqaz Gabala Resort Hotel
Note: We recommend to book as earlier as possible before high season. Please also note that prices may vary during events like Formula 1, Novruz Holiday, Europe League final or similar high-level events.