AZERBAIJAN FULL ITINERARY

Allure of Azerbaijan Tour (7 Days / 6 Nights)

Day 1: - Arrive in Baku
Arrive in Baku. Meet and transfer to hotel. (It is expected that most, if not all, travelers will arrive from Istanbul in late afternoon).DINNER is at the hotel. (D)

Overnight in Baku

Day 2: - In Baku

After breakfast at the hotel, we go on a walking tour of Baku, including the medieval walled city "Icheri Sheher" with its narrow alleyways, historic caravanserais, mosques and Palace of the Shirvanshahs. We continue our city tour visiting the 12th century Maiden’s Tower; the imposing mansions of the oil barons, built in the oil boom of 1870-1914 and Martyr’s Alley with its superb views over the Bay of Baku.

LUNCH (in a local Restaurant/Café) which is followed by a trip to the Absheron Peninsula to see the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Yanardagh (Burning Mountain). DINNER is at a traditional local restaurant. (B/L/D)

Overnight in Baku

Day 3: Baku - Gobustan

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Gobustan to see ancient petroglyphes. We then drive back to the city for LUNCH at a local restaurant/café. In the afternoon, we visit the carpet museum with its exquisite collection of Azeri carpets. Rest of the day and evening are at leisure in Baku to do as you please. In the evening, you can try the culinary delights on offer in this city as dinner is NOT included. (B/L)

Overnight in Baku

Day 4: Baku-Shamakhi -Sheki

Breakfast at hotel, we depart for the Caucasus Mountains in the northwest of Azerbaijan. The dry landscape around Baku gives way to a densely forested mountain area. We visit the town of Shemakha, Juma Mosque and Yeddi Gumbez before LUNCH in a local restaurant. After lunch, we drive to Sheki and check in at Karvansaray Hotel. In the afternoon, we go on an excursion into the countryside to the village of Kish with the oldest church in the Caucasus dating from the first century. There will be opportunity to enjoy walks in the surrounding foothills of the Caucasus mountains. DINNER at a good local restaurant. (B/L/D)

Overnight in Kish

Day 5: Sheki – Kish - Baku

This morning, we visit the Royal Summer Palace of the Sheki Khans with its magnificent frescoes and stained glass as well as Sheki Museum and Fortress. This is followed by a visit to the Sheki Markets. We then travel back to Baku with LUNCH on the way at a good restaurant .In late afternoon, we arrive in Baku and transfer to hotel. Dinner is not included. (B/L)

Overnight in Baku

Day 6: Sun 07 Oct: Baku-Guba-Baku

After breakfast, we drive to Guba with a tea stop at Beshbarmag Mountain (Sacred Site). W arrive at Guba and go on a Guba City Tour before LUNCH at a local café. In the afternoon, we see the Krasnaya Sloboda Jewish Settlement and pay a visit to the Qadim Quba carpet weaving facilities with photo-stop at panoramic sites. In the afternoon, we drive back to Baku. DINNER is at our hotel (B/L/D)

Overnight in Baku

Day 7: In Baku and departure

After breakfast at hotel, the tour ends. We transfer to Airport for our flight to home country OR onward destinations, e.g. Iran for those participating in the Treasures of Persia tour, as appropriate. (B)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

7-DAY ALLURE OF AZERBAIJAN TOUR

This tour starts and finishes in Baku, Azerbaijan

(This tour may be combined with Treasures of Persia tour starting in Tehran immediately afterwards).

  2014 2015 
Tour Code: AA141001  AA151002
Tour Dates: 
(See Note 1)
Wed 01 to Tue 07 October
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Wed 02 to Tue 08 October
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Tour Prices (AUD):
– Allure of Azerbaijan Tour
$2,350 for 15 – 16 persons
$2,450 # for 10 – 14 persons
$2,550 for 8 – 9 persons
Single Supplement: $425
$2,350 for 15 – 16 persons
$2,450 # for 10 – 14 persons
$2,550 for 8 – 9 persons
Single Supplement: $425
Tour Prices (AUD):
– Combined Allure of Azerbaijan
and Treasures of Persia Tours
$5,495 for 15 – 16 persons
$5,595 # for 10 – 14 persons
$5,695 for 8 – 9 persons
Single Supplement: $1,195
$5,495 for 15 – 16 persons
$5,595 # for 10 – 14 persons
$5,695 for 8 – 9 persons
Single Supplement: $1,195
Tour duration: 7 days / 6 nights   
Group Size: Minimum 8, Maximum 16  

Tour price includes:
  • Accommodation in special category or four-star hotels or the best available.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Transportation in modern air-conditioned coach or minibus with spare seats.
  • Flight from Baku to Tehran if doing the combined tour.
  • Arrival transfers on Day 1 on meet-and-assist basis and departure transfers on Day 7.
  • All entrance fees, tips to hotels & restaurants and other charges.
  • Services of Australian tour leader who is with the group 24/7.
  • Services of professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Visa support services.
  • Drinking water on the coach.

Tour price does NOT include:
  • International flights (i.e. flights to/from Baku)
  • Travel insurance.
  • Departure taxes, levies and other charges. 
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, minibar, phone calls, etc. 
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Beverages at meal times.
IMPORTANT NOTES
  1. Deposit amount is 10% of the price marked #.
  2. Tour details including the itinerary, tour dates and prices may change without notice.
  3. Travelers may consider doing our 16-Day “Grand Sultan” tour which immediately precedes the Allure of Azerbaijan tour.
  4. The Allure of Azerbaijan tour is immediately followed by our 12-Day Treasures of Persia tour. Hence these two tours may be combined. Visit our website or contact us for details 
  5. Where two or more tours are combined, there will be a discount of 4% on the lower priced tour (or tours).
  6. When combined, the Allure of Azerbaijan and the Treasures of Persia the tours are regarded as a single tour.
  7. We can make all your travel arrangements through our travel agent partners in Sydney, including flights with all airlines at competitive rates, travel insurance and third party tour packages.
  8. This itinerary, which is current as at 15 March 2014 is subject to change without notice.
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