4 days / 3 nights
Day 1 – Arrival
After your arrival in Baku you will be picked up by ENCTOURS driver and tour guide and taken to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Delicious traditional welcome dinner in the medival Caravansarai
Day 2 - Baku city tour/ Gobustan (150 km)
Drive to Gobustan (UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is located 60 km south of Baku on an area of 537 hectares and is considered one of the world's largest ancient petroglyph collections, with more than 4000 petroglyphs. In the Gobustan National Historical-Artistic Reserve you can see the settlements of ancient people, the remains of the large prehistoric stone circle and othe r evidence of the Stone Age and later inhabitants of the region. There you will find ancient Neolithic rock paintings depicting hunting scenes, animals, people, ships and graffiti left by Alexander the Great's army and Roman legionnaires. Not far from Gobustan lies the mud volcanoes. There are over 400 mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan, the most in the world. We also make a trip there in this volcano. On the way back to Baku we will visit Mosque Bibi- Heybat. This mosque belongs to XIII century. It was destroyed twice. It was renovated in 2008
After lunch, start the city tour in Baku. Visit Martyrs' Alley and enjoy the panoramic view of Baku Bay. Then continue to the famous Icheri Shekher (Inner City) with its historic buildings and narrow streets. Enter the city through the Shemakha Gates, visit the Palace of Shirvanshakhs 14-17 CC, the residence of one of the powerful dynasties in the history of Azerbaijan. Afterwards, we will enter the enchanting Maiden Tower 09-12 JH, the symbol of Baku city. The history of the tower is rich in legends to this day. You can see old medieval baths surrounding the tower.
. In the evening, a delicious dinner awaits you in a fish restaurant by the Caspian Sea. (B/L/D)
Day 3- Excursion to the Absheron Peninsula/ H.Aliyev Cultural Center/ Caviar tasting at Villa Petrolia (90 km)
The Absheron peninsula, which has been inhabited since ancient times, has preserved a number of historical monuments to this day. In addition to the remains of castles and settlements, you will visit the impressive fire temple "Ateshgah", which was built by the Zoroastrians.
We continue to Yanar Dağ (Burning Mountain), a natural gas fire on the slope of a hill that has been burning since ancient times. Flames up to three meters high rise from a ten-meter-wide ridge on the limestone hill of Yanardag.
Afterwards you will visit Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 619,000 square foot building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan, designed by Iraqi-British architects.
Architect Zaha Hadid and known for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that avoids sharp angles. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the president of Azerbaijan from October 1993 to October 2003.
Afterwards you drive to the Nobel Museum. The Nobel Museum, or Villa Petrolia, is a house museum of the Nobel brothers. In the XIX century Baku was very famous for its oil and Nobels opened several oil companies in Baku. For about 50 years this family lived here in Baku, in this house. After that they had to move. Since 2008 their house functions as a museum. There are various small Nobel inventions, original exhibits from Russia, Sweden. And there is also a restaurant on the second floor. Are you not hungry? Good. Then we have something even better for you. Caviar with Prosecco! Imagine sitting on the balcony drinking some Prosecco, eating some caviar and feeling like a real oil baron.
Leisure time in the city (B/L/D)
Day 4 Departure
After check out at the hotel we drive to Baku airport. And after all airport formalities you fly back with full memories. (B/-/-)