6 days from
INCLUDING FLIGHTS FROM MADRID OR BARCELONA. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANCE BY COUNTRY OR CITY OF DEPARTURE
Accommodation Category 4 & 5 *
Baku & Shemakha tour with world´s unique crude oil spa & Azerbaijan cuisine cookin class.
Departure according to flights to Baku. Arrival to Baku airport. Transfer to hotel, Rest of the day will be on leisure. Overnight.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Baku´s highlights. We will visit the Old Town, known as Icheri Shere, the Fountain Square and Old City Walls where Baku was once confined. After a tasty lunch we will go to Villa Petrolea, which is the Nobel Brothers’ Museum. The history of Baku’s oil boom is caught up with the Nobel family, namely Alfred, the man who established the Nobel Prizes. Return to hotel. Overnight.
After breakfast we will visit Bibi-Heybat Mosque, that was originally built in the 13th century, after that we will visit the State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpets and Applied Folk Art. Later we will go for a cooking lesson. All recipes are passed from generation to generation. After class, we will enjoy a glass of local wine and a wonderful food cooked by us. At the end of our meal, we will receive a recipe card. Return to hotel.
After breakfast we will go to Naftalan, situated 320 kilometers north-west of Baku. There we will stop at the famous Gobustan State Reserve that contains rock art spanning approximately 40,000 years. After lunch we will continue to Naftalan’s famous crude oil baths that draw tourists from all over the world. The oil is known to have healing properties and is a unique grade of oil that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Afterwards you will have a tasty meal and spend overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast we will do check out of our hotel and we will go to Shemakha, which was once the capital. We will visit the town with a guide, passing by the recently completed Friday Mosque, built on the site of one of the oldest mosques in the Caucasus. After that we will visit the Yeddi Gumbaz royal mausoleum where the Shirvan khans were buried. After lunch, we will return to our bus to go to Baku. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer to Baku airport. Departure according to plan return flights. Arrival home. End of services.