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The symbol of Baku, Maiden Tower was included into the list of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in December of 2000. Maiden Tower, erected at the coast of the Caspian Sea preserved its magnificence till our days. The Tower, which was included into the fortification system of Baku, was called “Maiden Tower” for its inaccessibility.
Juma mosque or mosque in the Icheri-sheher has been functioning since the 12th century. This mosque was built in 1899 at the funds of Baku philanthropist Khadja Shikhali Dadashev. In the 14th century pagan temple was converted into a mosque. According to the inscription on the Mosque, “in the month of Rajab in the year 709 Hijri (1309) Ami r Sharaf al-Din Mahmud ordered to update this mosque.” In the 15th century, minaret was attached to the north side of the Mosque. By the end of the 19th century the old mosque came into disrepair and was replaced by a new one – Juma Mosque. The most striking example of the medieval palace structures in Azerbaijan is the Shirvanshah Palace complex dating to the middle XV. The two-story building of the palace consists of about fifty different rooms of various sizes and shapes connected by three narrow spiral staircases.
Procced to Temple of Eternal Fire – Ateshgah, which is an authentic Azerbaijani exotic. It is well-known practically all over the world. It is located 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th-18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. However, the history of the Temple is even longer. From times immemorial this was the holy place of Zoroastrians- fire worshippers (approximately beginning of our era). They attributed mystical significance to the inextinguishable fire and came there to worship the relic. After excursions drive back to Baku.
Your guide take you to another wonderful tour – Gobustan National Park, which is a UNESCO Heritage site. There you will witness the mud volcanoes and visit the Petroglyph Museum, which contains an exhibition of Gobustan petroglyphs. This is a half-day tour, and afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel in Baku. Visit Bibi-Heybat mosque, It’s locally known as “the mosque of Fatima” which Alexandre Dumas described the mosque during his visit in the 1840s. Includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of Muhammad), and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Azerbaijan. Free time for shopping on Nizam street.
20:00/21:00 Transfer to railway station to train Baku-Tbilisi.
Overnight in train.
If you would like early check in to the hotel, you should book additional night.
Transfer to the hotel. Check in time at 14:00. Accommodation. Free day.
Optional: Lunch at the wine cellar, where you’ll have degustation of Georgian wine and vodka chacha. Also master- class of cooking one Georgian dish. (Price 25 USD PP)
Drive back to Tbilisi. Tbilisi city tour for 3 hours: Walking tour to Metekhi Church located in the neighborhood of the same name and gracefully situated on a cliff above Mtkvari river. Your guide will then take you to the new Rike Park to admire the view and perhaps take a few photos in front of The Bridge of Peace, a stunning modern structure designed by Italian architects and one of the new symbols of the city.
One of the highlights of the day is a visit to Narikala – the capital’s ancient fortress, where the stunning views over the city will open out before you. You’ll be whisked to the top in a cable car and after your visit will wander down by foot through the narrow and historic streets of the Old Town, among them the newly renovated Shardeni – the street which never sleeps, and one of Tbilisi’s nighttime hot spots.
Walking to Legvtakhevi gorge, where you’ll see the waterfall. Free time.
In the evening transfer to Georgian restaurant to have dinner. After dinner transfer to the hotel.
First stop will be to Bodbe nunnery. Then move on to the highlight of today’s tour – Signagi, the so-called “city of love”. Packed full of 19th century architecture Signagi resembles an Italian city with its Mediterranean-style colorful, small houses and narrow old streets. With views over the Alazani valley to the Caucasus on the horizon the town is a very pleasant place to while away an afternoon. Here at the wine cellar you’ll have degustation of wine and Georgian vodka Chacha. Drive back to Tbilisi, accommodation, free evening.
Later on you will visit the pride of many Georgians – the ski resort Gudauri, located at an altitude of 2195m. With kilometers of ski runs, the cheapest ski passes in Europe and sun drenched south facing slopes the resort offers fabulous terrain for beginners and advanced skiers alike. In summer hiking, horse riding, birdwatching and climbing are some of the many activities on offer.
After you will go up the mountain and enjoy the breath-taking views from the Gergeti Trinity Church – built in medieval time the church is located on the slope of Mount Kazbek with the Caucus Mountains rising in the background. The only cross-cupola church in Khevi, photos of the church and detached bell-tower have become symbols of Georgia, inspiring travelers to from across the world to visit Georgia.
Trekking to Gveleti waterfalls. (Walk from the main road to both waterfalls and back takes about 1 hour. Difficulty: Easy). Firstly you’ll rich the first waterfall. After go to the second waterfall, which is smaller than the first one.
In the evening drive back to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation.
Transfer to Kutaisi airport upon request for additional payment.
We are looking forward to arrange another vacation for you in the future.
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Payment can be also made in Euro according to currency exchange rate as of the date of booking.
Each program can be updated as per individual request and budget.