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MERCI, BAKU! (BAKU, ABSHERON PENINSULA) (ABB)- 3 Nights & 4 Days

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AED 2,210.00 Per Person

Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan, is a low-lying city with coastline along the Caspian Sea. It's famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a vast royal complex, and the iconic stone Maiden Tower. Contemporary landmarks include the Zaha Hadid–designed Heydar Aliyev Center, and the Flame Towers, 3 pointed skyscrapers covered with LED screens.

 

Flight Details – Air Arabia

Routing

Flight Number

Dep

Arrival

Sharjah- Baku

G9 305

07:55 AM

10:50 AM

Baku- Sharjah

G9 306

11:30 AM

02:10 PM

Arrival in Baku Day 1

  • Landing at the Baku International Airport Clearing immigration and customs, collecting the baggage.
  • Meeting with the company representative at the arrival’s hall & Transfer to the hotel (duration: 30-35 minutes)
  • Arrival at the hotel, assistance with check-in process (registration time: 14:00-15:00)
    Spare time to freshen up & Overnight in Baku
  • Contact number of airport representative: +994 55 414 81 04 (Ms. Afsana)


Morning Breakfast, Excursion through Baku & Old Town Day 2

09:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 Start of excursion

Excursion covers the entire central part of the city with a display of the major historical and architectural sites.
Our first stop is Old Town that is a heart of Baku. Here, on the hill and in front of Caspian Sea, the ancient city was born Several dozens of historically architectural monuments are located in the territory of Old Town (UNESCO’s World Heritage): Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, Museum of

Miniature Books, caravansaries, mosques, baths, etc

Road delivers us to the Baku Boulevard through Building of Baku City Executive Power, Governor's Garden, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall, Building of Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Stroll along the promenade that celebrates its 110th anniversary this year – Little Venice, International Mugam Centre, Carpet Museum in the form of folded carpet, Baku Eye – Ferris Wheel, Crystal Hall (in which was held “Eurovision” song contest), Government House. Cultural Centre named after Haydar Aliyev – one more epic showplace, modern complex construction that includes an auditorium, museum, exhibition halls, administrative offices. The centre project and design belong to the famous architect Zaha Hadid. The construction of the building was covered on the channels of Discovery and Science Channel, dedicated to the most courageous engineering projects of modernity and architectural masterpieces of the world. Photo shooting on the background of Cultural Centre and in the field of “I love Baku” sign. The excursion involves also the symbols of modern Baku – truly iconic Flame Towers with interactive panels, Congress Hall, Socar Tower, Azersu Building in the form of water droplet, Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Olympic Stadium. Today's excursion ends at the upland park – the spectacular place where you can enjoy an unsurpassed view of the city.

16:00 Road back to the hotel or drop in the city centre & Overnight in Baku.


Morning Breakfast, Excursion through Absheron Peninsula Day 3

09:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 Today we explore all the outskirts and sights of Absheron peninsula. Transfer to the temple of fire worshipers – Atashgah (30 km far from Baku). Azerbaijan is one of the few places on the earth where even today one can observe elements of preserved fire cult and the ancient Zoroastrianism religion. For example, Atashgah that is known for such unique 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 by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with temple-altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. Our next point is Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex. This open-air museum was created on the site of archaeological excavations where there are still survived ruins of five thousand years old history. During the excursions you will be acquainted with ancient dwellings, burial mounds, tombs, water storages, the ruins of an ancient castle etc.
The final destination of today’s excursion is Azerbaijani exotic Yanardag (“burning hill”). And this is real a burning hill – not metaphorically, but literally. Meter-long tongues of fire cover the stratified earth approximately for 10 metres in width. 15:00 Drive to the hotel or drop in the city center
Overnight in Baku


Departure Day. Day 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check-out formalities (standard time: 12:00)
  • Transfer to Baku International Airport (in case of late departure, suitcases can be left in the hotel)
  • *** Transfer to the airport - 3 hours prior to departure flight time