11:30 Visit the History Museum of Azerbaijan (incl. textiles and carpets).
12:30 Sightseeing tour in the city: Martyr's Cemetery, located on the higher slopes of the city's west-‐end, this is the best place for panorama viewing of the city and the Bay of Baku and walk along Baku Boulevard.
Visit Azerkhalcha carpet workshop in Old Town.
15:00 Visit the main objectives in the Inner City: Maiden Tower (XII century), Palace of Shirvanshahs (XV century), Castle Synyk Gala, Caravan Saray, Juma Mosque.
17:30 Tea at the workshop of Eldar Mikailzadeh where Alberto Boralevi will introduce the textile artist.
On the way back to the hotel outside view of the construction site of the new Carpet Museum of Baku.
Overnight in Baku.
11.30 Stop on the road to visit cultural vestiges and have some fruits.
15:30 Drive to Lahij village. One of the most beautiful corners of Azerbaijan at the foot of the Great Caucasus Mountains -‐ the land of rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Three climate zones are represented in the same place in this region, ranging from snowy mountains to hot plains. The trip lasts about 2.5 hours. The itinerary passes through Lhij village, which is a commercial center. This village is inhabited by carpet weavers, hereditary tanners, engravers, potters, blacksmiths, metal and wood carvers. During the excursion, we will see an ancient bridge connecting two villages, a stone water-‐pipe from the 16th century, and specimens of dwellings from the 19th century with murals; we will also visit the Museum of regional studies, where ancient carpets and brass articles are kept.
Depart for Sheki our final destination.
19:30 Accommodation at hotel.
10:30 Sheki History Museum with artifacts of several periods. 12:00 Visit an early Albanian Church and the village of Kish.
16:00 Visit a carpet work shop in Sheki.
During our journey some experts participating at the tour will discuss topics related to the Caucasian Rugs.
14:30 Visit Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza village, historical Juma Mosque (under construction), mausoleum of Yeddi Gumbez.
Time permitting we also will visit the Fire Temple of Suraxani one of Azerbaijan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Overnight in Baku.