Later, visiting the most interesting part of the Pearl of Caspian Sea, Baku, the Old City – with the discourse of Azerbaijani – Icherisheher: Entrance gates of Old Baku; fortification tower; Caravanserai complexes – Bukhara and Multan; Maiden Tower (under UNESCO protection); old mosques and bathes; Miniature Book Museum; Shirvanshahs’ Palace (under UNESCO protection); narrow small cobble stone streets; Continue with Nizami Street – a large shopping street in downtown Baku. Walking on Baku Boulevard; Boat Tour on windless weather in Baku Bay in the Caspian Sea with extra payment. Overnight in Baku
Visiting Gobustan National Park (under UNESCO protection): Gobustan is an open sky museum on rocky mountains on the Caspian Seaside. Primary people carved their daily lifestyles on rocks. There are more than 6000 carvings on the rocks near the Caspian Seaside.
On the way back to Baku visiting oil well, where the first time in the World oil was extracted with industrial way. Overnight in Baku.
Visiting Fire Worshippers’ Temple – Ateshgah: The temple was built over a pocket of natural gas that fuelled a vent providing an ‘eternal’ fire which Zoroastrians used to worship.
Free time for taking photo around one of the unique architecture building in the world – Haydar Aliyev Center – designed by Zaha Hadid (Iraqi British designer). Later free time for shopping in Eastern style Green Bazar. Overnight in Baku.
Visiting Red Village – Mountain Jew village – the biggest Jew community out of Israel who was settled in the Caucasus Albania Empire BC.
Later continue to Khinalig village (1 hour); Khinalig is an ancient Azerbaijan village on top of the Grand Caucasus Mountains going back to the Caucasus Albanian period. It is the highest settlement in Europe. Citizens of the village call themselves Ketish and considering themselves sons of Noah, who was able to survive from the flood. Walking in the village; Lunch at local family. After lunch drive back to Baku Overnight in Baku.
Continue to Juma Mosque (first Mosque of Caucasus), Yeddi – Gumbez Mausoleum (the cemetery of Shamakhy dynasty Khans) in Shamakhi city
After enjoying mountain view of Grand Caucasus Mountains on the way arriving in ancient Lahij village. Lahij was one of the main points on the Great Silk Road. Visiting workshops of blacksmith, potteries, carpet weaving shop, cobbled stone streets. The population of Lahij is ethnic Tats. The settlement is located on 1505 m above sea level. It was one of the centers of copper and weapon production in Azerbaijan in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Arrival in Sheki: Check-in at hotel
Visiting Old Sheki: medieval fortress, The Palace of Shaki Khans – the summer residence of Shaki Khans, Historical Museum; Round temple (outside); handicrafts workshop of Shebaka, national musical instruments’, takalduz
Continue with Sheki Caravanserai – a historical monument in Sheki; Free time for shopping around Caravanserai Overnight in Sheki.
Visiting Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029): here was buried one of the major Christian relics Lords Chiton, as well as the burial place of many of the Georgian kings. Here is also the part of life-giving pillar.
Continue trip to Gori: the city was founded by one of the greatest kings of Georgia, David the Builder (1089-1125). Visiting Joseph Stalin Museum
Afterwards drive to Uplistsikhe, “the lord’s fortress”, UNESCO world heritage site, which is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, built on a high rocky left bank of Mtkvari River. It contains various structures dating from the 2nd ML BC to the Late Middle Ages. It is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock – cut cultures.
Return to Tbilisi Overnight in Tbilisi.
Visiting “People’s friendship” Monument on top of mountain; view to deep gorge of Caucasus Mountain Ranges
Excursion in Kazbegi: Visiting of Holy Gergeti Trinity Church with Jeeps (2170m above the sea level); when the weather is fair, the stunning view on the Mountain Kazbeg (5147 m), one of the highest tops of Georgia
Return to Tbilisi Depending on the flight details transfer to the airport End of the Program.