4 Days Weekend Tour In Azerbaijan – Explore Beautiful Baku & Sheki from Tbilisi
290 EURper person
Weekend Tour In Azerbaijan lets you spend your weekend in Azerbaijan. Visit two must see cities of Caucasus, beautiful Sheki and Baku. Taste Azerbaijani tea, food and feel the country.
Weekend Tour In Azerbaijan Outline:
Day 1: Tbilisi-Lagodekhi-Sheki-Khan Palace-Karavansarai
Day 2: Sheki-Baku
Day 3: Day in Baku
Day 4: Baku-Tbilisi
Enjoy your time during Beautiful Sheki and Baku tour from Tbilisi – surrounded by Caucasus mountains, with its Khan Palace, unique central Caucasian culture, special food and traditions and in Baku – the city which feels like the business center of the Caucasus, with beautiful boulevard at Caspian sea, old and new cities. Explore the best places to visit in Azerbaijan, Taste Azerbaijani tea and food and feel the country.
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Tbilisi - Lagodekhi - Sheki - Khan Palace - Karavansarai
We will drive from Tbilisi in the early morning and start weekend tour in Azerbaijan. We will cross the border at the Lagodekhi checkpoint. We will have lunch and visit Sheki Khans’ Palace, which is the most distinctive Azerbaijani monument of the 18th century. The facade of the palace is painted with beautiful paintings showing war scenes and geometric patterns. In the center is a huge stained glass mosaic stained glass window with up to 5,000 pieces of glass per square window. We will explore the palace while walking through the halls full of small windows made of colored glass and rooms which are different from each other. After visiting Sheki Khans's Palace, we will visit the local museum to get to know the spirit of Azerbaijan through the archeological and art monuments presented there. We will visit Sheki bazaar where you can buy natural fruits and vegetables.
Night in Sheki.
Sheki - Baku
On this day we will drive to Baku. On the way we will pass The ancient town of Shemakha. From the road we can observe desert landscapes first which are soon changed by beautiful landscapes of Azerbaijani villages below the main Caucasus range. Upon arrival in the city, we will visit a local restaurant where you can taste delicious Azerbaijani dishes. Then we will start exploring the city.
Overnight in Baku.
We will start the day with a visit to the Baku old town - "Icheri Sheher". Walking through the narrow streets you will see wooden balconies overlooking the cobbled streets. We will visit many sights and hear interesting stories about Baku. Soon we will approach the Museum of Miniature Books which in 2014 was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest collection of miniature books in the world. After exploring microscopic books, we will visit Shirvanshahs’ Palace, dating to the 15th century, which was declared to be a world heritage site by UNESCO. Our next destination will be the oldest building of the city The Maiden Tower - fortress, which is considered to be the main symbol of Baku. No one knows exactly when The Maidan Tower was built or why it was named that way. The mystery adds charm to this sight. We will pass an antiques shop, beautiful exhibits on the shelves and colorful carpets.Then we will visit the Baku Carpet Museum, which has a very creative building. After seeing the eye-catching carpets we will go to Baku boulevard, which is the second largest in Europe. We will also have the opportunity to take a boat ride on the Caspian Sea, take photos of the largest lake in the world. and look at beautiful Baku from another angle.
Overnight in Baku.
Baku - Tbilisi
On the last day of Azerbaijan tour from Tbilisi we will have a long drive back to Tbilisi unless your flight is from Baku airport. Alternative to car ride can be train ride or flight.