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From Baku: Full-Day Gobustan and Absheron All-Inclusive Tour

1. From Baku: Full-Day Gobustan and Absheron All-Inclusive Tour

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Baku, head in direction of Gobustan. Make a stop to visit an industrialized oil well close to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometers from Baku. Marvel at prehistoric rock drawings and petroglyphs which were carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Then, head to the coastal area of Azerbaijan, home to 400 mud volcanoes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant savoring delicious Azerbaijani dishes. After lunch, visit the ancient Zoroastrian Ateshgah Temple, a former holy place for fire-worshippers. Round off the day with a visit to Yanardag, a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula.

From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

2. From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Baku, head off into the Azerbaijani mountains for a full-day adventure. You’ll start in the Shamakhi region, visiting the the Juma mosque, dating back to the 12th century. Driving through the picturesque north-eastern caucasian mountains, you’ll arrive in Gabala. After sitting down for a lunch of traditional Azerbaijani delicacies, you’ll head off into the verdant mountains that Gabala is renowned for. At the foot of Mount Tufandagh, you’ll board a cable card to head up to the top of the mountain to gaze upon the lush valleys beneath you.  Afterwards, head off to Nohur Lake, known for its emerald-green waters surrounded by stately mountains. Hopping in to a Soviet-era Lada car, you’ll mount the hill up to the 7 Beauties Waterfall, named for the 7 stages of the falls. After taking in innumerable natural beauty, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Baku.

From Baku: Quba and Khinaliq Village Tour

3. From Baku: Quba and Khinaliq Village Tour

Depart from Baku and enjoy a scenic journey through the mountainous Khizi district of north-eastern Azerbaijan. Arrive in the city of Quba, which is located in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. Explore the city with your guide, where you will see a variety of local monuments and places of historic significance. After exploring the highlights of Quba, enjoy a break for lunch in a secluded forest. Then, travel to the remote mountain village of Khinalig, which is thought to be the highest inhabited village in the Caucasus Mountains. During the winter season, the visit to Khinaliq is replaced by the Shahdag Mountain Resort in the Gusar region. After a day of exploration, be returned to the center of Baku.

Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

4. Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

Get ready for an exciting full day Baku city tour with lunch at a great restaurant. You will be picked up by your guide and driver from your hotel and drive to Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located at the Absheron peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village 18 miles (30 km) from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up), where you will go right after the tour is over at Ateshgah. You will visit worldwide famous Yanardag meaning “burning mountain” which is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. Next, it is time for lunch and you will drive to an authentic Azerbaijani kebab house, where you will enjoy famous Azeri Kebabs with salads and soft drinks. Right after lunch, you will walk along Yashil Bazar (Green Market). This is the traditional bazaar full of fresh vegetables, fruits and the green just from the regions. The prices for all of these are quite affordable. That's why locals also prefer to do shopping in this bazaar. Lastly, you will continue your tour exploring the Old City. During this medieval period of Baku monuments such as the Synyg Gala Minaret, the fortress walls, the Maiden Tower, the Multani Caravanserai and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs were built. These historic monuments were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property in 2001. You will take a short tour along Baku Boulevard and move to Fountain Square. The name of Fountain Square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during the Soviet rule of Azerbaijan and is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend and an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, and hotels.

Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

5. Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

You will depart from your hotel in Baku in the early morning. On the way, you will visit the Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza. Continue on to Shamakha and see the historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah's family graveyard. Afterwards, drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahij, a 5th Century village rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewellery, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.

Baku: Organic Winery Tour in Shamakhi with Local Lunch

6. Baku: Organic Winery Tour in Shamakhi with Local Lunch

The trip starts with pickup from your accommodation in Baku and heads towards the Shamakhi region. Admire the stunning scenic views of the countryside along the drive and immerse yourself in the natural landscapes as you travel to one of Azerbijan’s newest wineries. Wine growing in the Shamakhi region has been undergoing a new era of development in recent years and the particular winery on this tour was set up to produce organic wines. A wine factory with a vast area covering of 4398 square meters was built on the vineyard within the wine complex and was put into operation in 2018. The winery aims to produce 1.4 million liters of wine per year and harvests an array of native and foreign grape varieties, all chemical free. Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyard and learn about the grapes that are grown here to produce the wines. Then wander around the winery and watch the process of wine production as well as storage in the cellar. Finally, enjoy a tasting session of Shirvan wines and learn about to distinguish the flavors between grapes. After your finish the visit to the winery, you’ll next go to Madrasa village, birthplace of the Madrasa grape, to have lunch with a local family and taste their homemade wine.

Baku: Qabala Winery Tour with Local Lunch

7. Baku: Qabala Winery Tour with Local Lunch

Your day will start with pick-up from your hotel in Baku, at which stage you will receive an explanation of what you will see on the tour with the aid of a map. You will then depart from Baku, before passing through the Shamakhi and Ismayilli regions whilst being briefed on information regarding these places. You will stop on the way to see colorful foods, and will also be given complimentary snacks on the way. As well as wine, stop to enjoy some Samovar tea with local baklava. Afterwards, finish up with lunch with a local family. Once you reach the winery, you will be met by a winery employee and guided through the facility where you will see the vineyards, the first wine museum and the process of wine making. Afterwards, you will have the chance to taste delicious Savalan wines accompanied with snacks, and can even buy the wines as well. You will then depart the winery to have a delicious local lunch at Qabala, and after finishing your lunch, you will depart back to Baku where you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Baku: Wine Crawl Walking Tour

8. Baku: Wine Crawl Walking Tour

Enjoy an alternative tour that takes the model of a standard pub crawl but translates it into wine. Visit 3 of the best wine bars in Baku and sample local wines with snacks at each one.  Get picked up in front of Icherisheher Metro Station and walk to your first wine bar. Enjoy 1 glass of wine with 1 snack at each place (red, white, and pomegranate wine), then head on to the next. Enjoy the opportunity to discuss wine in general and wine in Azerbaijan.

Baku: 2-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Guesthouse Stay & Meals

9. Baku: 2-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Guesthouse Stay & Meals

Your winery tour begins when you are picked from at your hotel in Baku. You will then travel to the Azgranata wine plant. This winery is the first in Azerbaijin to produce pomegranate wine. Sip wine and enjoy the views at this winery’s scenic open-air tasting hall. After the tasting, check in to the Shato Monolit Guesthouse.  After a good night’s sleep and breakfast at the guesthouse, you will make your way to the Savalan winery. This winery, tucked away in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, uses Italian winemaking techniques in order to craft a plethora of exquisite wines. Take a tour of the vineyard and wine cellar, and then finish off your tour with wine a tasting with snacks. Afterward, your driver will escort you back to Baku.

Baku: Pomegranate Wine Tour to Aghsu with Local Lunch

10. Baku: Pomegranate Wine Tour to Aghsu with Local Lunch

Start the day with pick up from your hotel in Baku then set off to the Azgranata Winery, one of the largest fruit juice producers in the South Caucasus region, established in 2011. Begin with a tour of the vineyards, and grape and pomegranate gardens which have built on a plot of 5.5 hectares. Then, explore the winery and processing plant. See how the fruit is processed and alcohol is produced and bottled.  Before you return, taste the traditional pomegranate wine of Azerbaijan along with different wines made from local and international grapes.

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What people are saying about Baku

A day filled with Sunshine, Prayer, Beautiful landscapes, Ride & Swing on the top, Pristine waterfall, Delicious food and interesting conversation with our guide Mr. Taleh. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

Thanks to the amazing staff for the driver and guide Sha who made the day an amazing experience and explained everything in the best way Really recommend

Absolutely amazing drive to the village. The village is like stepping back in time hundreds of years and was an eye opener.

Our tour guide was Mr Kamran really and friendly person overall my trip was really good. Always recommended 10/10

knowledgeable and friendly guide. Good trip, covered lots of things to see.