Arrival in Baku
Meeting at the Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Baku city tour
Places to visit:
Icheri Sheher- known as Inner city. It is the historical core of Baku;
UNESCO Heritage: Palace of the Shirvanshahs - the biggest monument of the Shirvan-Absheron branch of the Azerbaijan architecture; Mulberry Tree Square (for a long period of time, an explicit symbol of the Old City was a mulberry tree located behind the Djuma Mosque. It was believed that the tree was several hundred years old. The tree made its way into many sayings and songs popular in the Old City, and became a local landmark. The place where that tree was located was referred to as Mulberry Tree Square.) Maiden Tower - is noted landmark and one of Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems; Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape – It covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Overnight in Baku.
Museum of History
Currently the museum has 6 departments The total number of museum values greater than 300 000 items. 20 000 of them exhibited at the exposition, the rest is kept in scientific storage facilities – numismatic (over 150, 000), archaeological (93 000), ethnography (9000), arms (2300), scientific archive (12 000), precious metals fund (15 000 ), negatives (10 000), fund of rare books (4570). The museum publishes a collection of articles entitled "Materials on the history of Azerbaijan."
Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpet
The first museum in the world of carpets. Opened in 1972. In the museum there are works of art from different regions of Azerbaijan (Gabai, Guba, Shirvan, Ganja, Gazakh, Tabriz, etc.), carpets and subjects related to arts and crafts, Hauli (halcha, challah, challah will, Kaba) hovsuz (carpet, kshim, Shadd, Varna, Zilya, chechim, sumac), a variety of rugs (chul, mafrash, heyba, hurchun, ehar gashlygy.) also demonstrated museum exhibits related to the ancient period, the black ceramic and bronze objects produced in the 19., artistic embroidery, fabric, glass, metal, wood and jewelry, weapons and other artifacts.
Overnight in Baku.
Baku – Shemakha - Sheki
Drive to Shamakha - is a city and the capital of the Shamakhi Rayon of Azerbaijan. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. Then drive to Sheki. On the way we will stop in Maraza to visit the Diri Baba mausoleum and visit Seven Tombs and Friday mosque in Shemakha. Arrival to Sheki, visiting Local history museum, local applied arts museum and Shebeke craft centre and showroom. At the end of the tour transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Sheki.
Sheki - Baku
Walk through the Sheki bazaar (market) and look at the various local handicrafts including scarves, unique boxes, a plethora of sweets, confections and local sweet bakery. Then we will visit to Palace of Sheki Khans (XVIII A.D.) where is the most outstanding and valuable monument of the 18th century Azerbaijan.
Drive to Baku
Free time in Baku
Diner at the local traditional restaurant. Transfer to the Airport.