Winter Tale
  • Transfer from airport to Hotel.
  • Dinner at Hotel.
  • Transfer to The Martyrs’ Lane.
  • Walking Tour to explore panoramic night view of the city.
  • Transfer to Hotel.

08:00-09:00. Breakfast at hotel.

10:00. Transfer to The Old City.

Dated as far back as the 6th century and surrounded by fortress walls, Old City part hosts old monuments such as Shirvanshah’s palace (15th–16th centuries), Maiden tower, Gasimbey bathhouse (15th century) etc. First stop will be Shirvanshah’s palace, where kings’ private rooms, palace mosque, divankhana and bath-rooms will be breathtaking experience to dive into history. Second stop is Mysterious Maiden Tower, which you will be allowed to climb to the top and have amazing Baku view. Information will be provided about history of buildings, ancient mosques and trading squares during the walk. Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Old City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The Old City has preserved much of its 12th-century defensive walls. The 12th-century Maiden Tower is built over earlier structures dating from the 7th to 6th centuries BC, and the 15th-century Shirvanshahs’ Palace is one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture. Old city is located at the center of Baku city.

14:00. Lunch at local restaurant.

15:00. Transfer back to hotel. (free time)

08:00-09:00. Breakfast at hotel.

10:00. Transfer to Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center.

Haydar Aliyev center is located close to the city center. By visiting this center visitors will have a unique chance to see fascinating architectural design and different exhibitions inside the building, which demonstrate different periods of the history of Azerbaijan, related to different areas of Azerbaijani culture and history, traditional clothes and old coins. Designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid Haydar Aliyev cultural center is famous with its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. Nominated for awards several awards, building hosts a variety of cultural programs. Construction of the building lasted for 5 years from 2007-2012.The center is named for Haydar Aliyev, the leader of Soviet-era Azerbaijan and the president of Azerbaijan Republic.

12:00. Transfer to The Museum of Modern Art.

The museum focuses on the second half of the twentieth century and contains over 800 works by notable Azerbaijani painters and sculptors, particularly avant garde art of the 1960s and 1970s, including Rasim Babayev, Ashraf Murad, Gennady Brejatjuk, Fazil Najafov, Mamed Mustafaev, Aga Houssejnov, Ali Ibadullaev, Mir-Nadir Zeynalov, Farhad Halilov, Darvin Velibekov, Eldar Mammadov, Mikail Abdurahmanov, Museib Amirov, Mahmud Rustamov, Huseyn Hagverdi, Eliyar Alimirzayev, Rashad Babayev and Altay Sadikh-zadeh. There are also non-Azerbaijani modern masterworks by Salvador DalíPablo Picasso, and Marc Chagall from private collectors.

Exhibitions of Azerbaijani photographers such as Elnur Babayev, Fakhriya Mammadova, Ilkin Huseynov, Rena Efendi, Sergei Khrustalev, Sitara Ibrahimova, Tahmina Mammadova are often held in the museum.

The museum includes a children’s fine arts department, a video hall, a cafe, a restaurant, a separate hall for private exhibitions, a library, and a bookstore with materials pertaining to world art, architecture and sculpture.

13:00-14:00. Lunch

14:00. Transfer to The Carpet Museum.

The museum was established in 1967 and was initially located in the Juma Mosque in Icheri Sheher. The mosque was built in the 15th century and renovated in the 19th century. Plans to move the collection to a new purpose-built venue have been in the works since 2010 when Azerbaijani carpets were proclaimed “a Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage” by UNESCO. The new building was due to open in late 2012 and was visited by President Ilham Aliyev in September 2013. The museum opened on 26 August 2014. In April 2014 the museum was renamed the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, dropping its much longer official title.

The collection of the museum includes over 10,000 items of ceramics, metal works of the 14th century, jewellery from the Bronze Age, carpets and carpet items from the 17th-20th centuries, national garments and embroidery, and applied art works of the Modern Age.The museum organizes public lectures and study courses on carpets and applied arts. It has a book store selling books on Azerbaijani crafts and carpet art.The museum also holds a permanent collection from the Shusha Museum of History, from the city of Shusha, which was looted after occupation by Armenian troops in 1992. Some of the exhibited items of the Shusha museum were saved when the director of the museum moved out 600 carpets before occupation. They are now displayed at the museum in an exhibition titled “Burned Culture”.

15:30. Transfer to a hotel and free time.

07:00-08:00. Breakfast at hotel.

08:00. Transfer to Gabala.

Tufandag Resort is located 4 km away from the city of Gabala – the ancient capital of Caucasian Albania. The distance from the international airport of Gabala is 20 km, and 220 km from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

Tufandag complex is well equipped and can accommodate up to 3,000 people at a time, restaurants, cafeterias, bars and recreation areas, ski school for adults and children, ski equipment rental and repair are operating on the territory of the complex.

The best hotel of the Tufandag resort – Qafqaz Tufandag Mountain Resort Hotel 5 * is located directly in the trail skiing area, right at the lower stations of the ski lifts.

The trails of the ski resort of Tufandag Gabala have different complexity and are designed for advanced skiers, snowboarders as well as beginners. The total length of the trails is 17 km.

12:00. Arrival to Tufandag Hotel.

12:00-13:00. Free time

13:00-14:30. Lunch in Khanlar (Local cuisine)

15:00- 18:00. Time for a skiing   

19:00. Dinner

07:00-08:00. Breakfast at hotel.

08:00. Transfer to Sheki.

09:00. Visiting the Nidch village in Gabala.

10:00. Arriving to Sheki.

Sheki is one of Azerbaijan’s beautiful towns which is snoozing among green pillows of  forested Great Caucasus Mountains. This is a  small city, located in Sheki- Zagatala region of Azerbaijan on the southern picturesque  slopes of the Greater Caucasus  Mountains range about 325 km away from Baku and not far from Georgian border. Being most popular tourist destination in Azerbaijan, Shaki has population of about 63,000 people.  City has a rich history the real atmosphere of authentic Azerbaijani town can be discovered here.  Despite the many historical and architectural attractions, tourists here also enjoy strolling along the narrow streets with tiny houses famous for their red tile and carved wooden gates.Almost every house is surrounded by a garden and a fence made of river stones. Etymology of the town’s name is derived from the ancient tribe named “sakas” which inhabited in Azerbaijan 6-7 age BC. The majestic Palace of Sheki Khans, located in the city fortress, takes a special place with its magnificent wall paintings and colorful windows’ mosaic. The Palace of Sheki Khans is a rare example of combination of folk architecture (wood engraving) with the traditions of Oriental palace architecture (varnished and wall paintings). With their magnitude, the Ashaghi and Yukhary caravanserai (18th century) evidence the advancement of trade in the Middle Ages.

10:00-12:00. Exploring historical places ( Khan’s palace, Karvansaray, Cuma mosque and etc.)

12:00-13:00. Free time.

13:00. Returning to Gabala

14:00-15:00. Lunch in Gabaland restaurant.

15:30-18:00- Free time in Gabaland.(Amusement park)

18:30.Transfer to Hotel.

19:00. Dinner.

07:00-08:00. Breakfast at hotel.

08:00-11:00. Free time.

11:00- 12:00. Check out from Hotel.

12:30.Visiting Nohur gol (lake)

13:30-14:30-Lunch at local restaurant.

15:00. Stop at Yeddi Gozel waterfall.

15:30. Transfer to Baku.

19:00. Dinner

Overnight at a hotel.

07:00-08:00. Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport.