Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Arrival to Baku
Itinerary
Meeting at the airport named after Haydar Aliyev. After the checking at the passport control and customs you will be met by local guide and transferred to your hotel. Check-in. Rest.
Meals
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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2: Baku
Itinerary
09:00 Breakfast at a hotel. 10:00 Visit to city churches. Excursion starts with a visit to Lutheran church in Baku, The Church of the Saviour. Then you we will visit one of the most ancient churches of Baku – Church of Michael the Archangel or Flotskaya (“Church of the Fleet”, former name). 13:00 Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to the biggest recently repaired church – Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral that is opened to everybody and in holidays the interesting services are conducted there.
Meals
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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
3
Day 3: Baku
Itinerary
09:00 Breakfast at a hotel. 10:00 Continue of the tour with a visit to synagogue of Ashkenazi Jews in the center of Baku. It is very interesting and majestic building in minimalist style. After the synagogue, we will visit a catholic temple – the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God. It will be interesting comparison of these two cultures. 13:00 Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to an ancient synagogue of Caucasus Jews that now is used as a musical theatre named after Rashid Beybutov.
Meals
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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
4
Day 4: Baku – Guba
Itinerary
09:00 Breakfast at a hotel. 10:00 Transfer to the city of Guba. This region is situated in the north of Azerbaijan, on the border with Russia. The biggest community of Caucasus Jews is located there from the 18th century till nowadays. The city is situated on the both banks of Gudialchay River. 12:30 Arrival to Guba 13:00 Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to a village Red Sloboda and two synagogues that is situated there. Initially there were eleven synagogues, but they were destroyed and now there are only two of them. Return to Baku in the evening.
Meals
B L -
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Day 5: Baku – Sheki
Itinerary
08:00 Breakfast at a hotel. 09:00 Departure to Sheki through the Muganli Pass. 5 hours. 12:00 Arrival to Gabala. 12:00 Visit to the Albanian church Chotari in a village Nidj. The descendants of Albanian peoples Udis live here. They have preserved their native speech, traditions and culture. 13:00 Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch continue of tour to Sheki. 14:00 Arrival to Oguz for visit to Albanian church. At the territory of Azerbaijan there are a lot of churches like this one. They were repaired day by day and some of them are opened for visits. One of these churches is situated near Oguz. Transfer to Sheki. Hotel. Rest.
Meals
B L -
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
6
Day 6: Sheki – Kish – Gah
Itinerary
08:00 Breakfast at a hotel. 09:00 Departure to Kish. 09:30 Visit to the church in Kish village that is considered the first church of the Caucasus region and also called “the mother of churches”. 12:00 Arrival to Gah and visit to ruins of Christian temple in Qum village. 13:00 Lunch at local restaurant. 14:30 Visit to ruins of Albanian church in Lekit village. 15:00 Departure to Baku. 16:00 Visit to synagogue of Oguz Jews that is one of the biggest Jews centers of the territory. 20:00 Arrival to Baku. Hotel. Rest.
Meals
B L -
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
7
Day 7: Baku. Departure
Itinerary
Breakfast at a hotel. Transfer to the airport.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
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