Arrival in Baku. You will be met by the driver and transferred to hotel. Check-in at noon. Overnight at the hotel.
Baku City Tour – Gobustan (60 km from Baku)
Baku sightseeing tour. Visit to Memory Alley – “Shehidler Khiyabany”, panoramic view of Baku city from the park. Visit to medieval fortress of Old Baku – Icheri-Sheher (XV-XVII c.c.), Maiden’s Tower (IX c.), the Palace of the Shirvans (XV c.), UNESCO Heritage site, medieval Caravanserai (XVc.), medieval Markets square, handmade carpet’s workshop art studio.
Trip to Mud volcanoes and Museum of rock paintings “Gobustan”
Gobustan (the territory of Gobu) is famous for its archeological monuments. Travel 30 miles southwest of Baku along the Caspian shore to the volcanic desert, where rocks covered with drawings stand amidst chaos of stones and mountains. There are more than 4,000 rock drawings left by artists of the Neolithic period. Overnight at the hotel.
Visit to Diri-Baba mausoleum in Maraza village. In Shamakhi visit to historical mosque Juma (Friday), mausoleum of Yeddi Gumbez – (Seven Domes) – graveyard of Shirvanshahs. Arrival to Lahij. This trip goes on to the historic-architectural monumental resort of Lahij, built in the 5-th century in the canyon of the river Girdimanchay up in the Caucasus. In Lahij, one can admire ancient mosques and bath-houses, medieval water supply and sewage systems and a number of workshops where it is possible to purchase artifacts such as jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers and iron tools. Continue way to Sheki. Arrival to Sheki. Overnight at the hotel.
Sheki sightseeing tour. Visit to the local medieval fortress, Palace of Shaki Khans, local Museum of History, handicrafts workshop, panoramic view of the town, local mosque, madrasah, and local bazaar. Trip to village Kish near Sheki town, where you will see the first church in Caucasus (I c.). Later transfer to Azerbaijan-Georgian border. Cross a border in the afternoon.