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From Baku: Full-Day Gobustan and Absheron All-Inclusive Tour

1. From Baku: Full-Day Gobustan and Absheron All-Inclusive Tour

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Baku, head in direction of Gobustan. Make a stop to visit an industrialized oil well close to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometers from Baku. Marvel at prehistoric rock drawings and petroglyphs which were carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Then, head to the coastal area of Azerbaijan, home to 400 mud volcanoes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant savoring delicious Azerbaijani dishes. After lunch, visit the ancient Zoroastrian Ateshgah Temple, a former holy place for fire-worshippers. Round off the day with a visit to Yanardag, a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula.

Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

2. Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

Get ready for an exciting full day Baku city tour with lunch at a great restaurant. You will be picked up by your guide and driver from your hotel and drive to Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located at the Absheron peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village 18 miles (30 km) from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up), where you will go right after the tour is over at Ateshgah. You will visit worldwide famous Yanardag meaning “burning mountain” which is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. Next, it is time for lunch and you will drive to an authentic Azerbaijani kebab house, where you will enjoy famous Azeri Kebabs with salads and soft drinks. Right after lunch, you will walk along Yashil Bazar (Green Market). This is the traditional bazaar full of fresh vegetables, fruits and the green just from the regions. The prices for all of these are quite affordable. That's why locals also prefer to do shopping in this bazaar. Lastly, you will continue your tour exploring the Old City. During this medieval period of Baku monuments such as the Synyg Gala Minaret, the fortress walls, the Maiden Tower, the Multani Caravanserai and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs were built. These historic monuments were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property in 2001. You will take a short tour along Baku Boulevard and move to Fountain Square. The name of Fountain Square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during the Soviet rule of Azerbaijan and is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend and an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, and hotels.

From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

3. From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Baku, head off into the Azerbaijani mountains for a full-day adventure. You’ll start in the Shamakhi region, visiting the the Juma mosque, dating back to the 12th century. Driving through the picturesque north-eastern caucasian mountains, you’ll arrive in Gabala. After sitting down for a lunch of traditional Azerbaijani delicacies, you’ll head off into the verdant mountains that Gabala is renowned for. At the foot of Mount Tufandagh, you’ll board a cable card to head up to the top of the mountain to gaze upon the lush valleys beneath you.  Afterwards, head off to Nohur Lake, known for its emerald-green waters surrounded by stately mountains. Hopping in to a Soviet-era Lada car, you’ll mount the hill up to the 7 Beauties Waterfall, named for the 7 stages of the falls. After taking in innumerable natural beauty, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Baku.

From Baku: Off-Road Gobustan and Wine Tour with Local Lunch

4. From Baku: Off-Road Gobustan and Wine Tour with Local Lunch

Discover Azerbaijan's booming wine scene and ancient history on this guided tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Baku, head to the Gobustan State Reserve on a thrilling jeep safari. Here, admire an array of ancient rock paintings and artifacts. You can also admire some of the world's most famous mud volcanos here. Next, head back to the city and sit down to a delicious buffet lunch before continuing your tour.  After lunch, head to a local winery. Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards, factory, and cellars and learn all about the wine-making process from grape to bottle from your expert guide. Finish your tour with a tasting of 6 different Azerbaijan wines, expertly paired with delicious local cheeses. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Baku.

From Baku: Quba and Khinaliq Village Tour

5. From Baku: Quba and Khinaliq Village Tour

Depart from Baku and enjoy a scenic journey through the mountainous Khizi district of north-eastern Azerbaijan. Arrive in the city of Quba, which is located in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. Explore the city with your guide, where you will see a variety of local monuments and places of historic significance. After exploring the highlights of Quba, enjoy a break for lunch in a secluded forest. Then, travel to the remote mountain village of Khinalig, which is thought to be the highest inhabited village in the Caucasus Mountains. During the winter season, the visit to Khinaliq is replaced by the Shahdag Mountain Resort in the Gusar region. After a day of exploration, be returned to the center of Baku.

Baku Wine Tour

6. Baku Wine Tour

This tour is ideal for lovers of traditional culinary art, connoisseurs of wine and cuisine, and anyone who wants to try something new. Your day will begin with pick up from your accommodation in Baku. Travel to a winery in the village of Novkhani, which is the first winery that started arranging wine tastings in Azerbaijan for tourists. On the journey, learn about winemaking in Azerbaijan. Once you arrive, the winery employee will meet you and take you through the process of winemaking. You will see the process and have the chance to taste wines with delicious snacks. You can buy wine from the winery if you wish.

Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

7. Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

You will depart from your hotel in Baku in the early morning. On the way, you will visit the Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza. Continue on to Shamakha and see the historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah's family graveyard. Afterwards, drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahij, a 5th Century village rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewellery, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.

Baku: Organic Winery Tour in Shamakhi with Local Lunch

8. Baku: Organic Winery Tour in Shamakhi with Local Lunch

The trip starts with pickup from your accommodation in Baku and heads towards the Shamakhi region. Admire the stunning scenic views of the countryside along the drive and immerse yourself in the natural landscapes as you travel to one of Azerbijan’s newest wineries. Wine growing in the Shamakhi region has been undergoing a new era of development in recent years and the particular winery on this tour was set up to produce organic wines. A wine factory with a vast area covering of 4398 square meters was built on the vineyard within the wine complex and was put into operation in 2018. The winery aims to produce 1.4 million liters of wine per year and harvests an array of native and foreign grape varieties, all chemical free. Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyard and learn about the grapes that are grown here to produce the wines. Then wander around the winery and watch the process of wine production as well as storage in the cellar. Finally, enjoy a tasting session of Shirvan wines and learn about to distinguish the flavors between grapes. After your finish the visit to the winery, you’ll next go to Madrasa village, birthplace of the Madrasa grape, to have lunch with a local family and taste their homemade wine.

Baku: Qabala Winery Tour with Local Lunch

9. Baku: Qabala Winery Tour with Local Lunch

Your day will start with pick-up from your hotel in Baku, at which stage you will receive an explanation of what you will see on the tour with the aid of a map. You will then depart from Baku, before passing through the Shamakhi and Ismayilli regions whilst being briefed on information regarding these places. You will stop on the way to see colorful foods, and will also be given complimentary snacks on the way. As well as wine, stop to enjoy some Samovar tea with local baklava. Afterwards, finish up with lunch with a local family. Once you reach the winery, you will be met by a winery employee and guided through the facility where you will see the vineyards, the first wine museum and the process of wine making. Afterwards, you will have the chance to taste delicious Savalan wines accompanied with snacks, and can even buy the wines as well. You will then depart the winery to have a delicious local lunch at Qabala, and after finishing your lunch, you will depart back to Baku where you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Baku: Pomegranate Wine Tour to Aghsu with Local Lunch

10. Baku: Pomegranate Wine Tour to Aghsu with Local Lunch

Start the day with pick up from your hotel in Baku then set off to the Azgranata Winery, one of the largest fruit juice producers in the South Caucasus region, established in 2011. Begin with a tour of the vineyards, and grape and pomegranate gardens which have built on a plot of 5.5 hectares. Then, explore the winery and processing plant. See how the fruit is processed and alcohol is produced and bottled.  Before you return, taste the traditional pomegranate wine of Azerbaijan along with different wines made from local and international grapes.

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What people are saying about Baku

It was a fantastic private tour finally & well guided. Gabala & cable car both were fabulous. I enjoyed the magnificent snow fall over the mountain top at Tufandag which will be memorable. After Gabala, Lake Nohur was also really beautiful to visit. Guide was so good.

A day filled with Sunshine, Prayer, Beautiful landscapes, Ride & Swing on the top, Pristine waterfall, Delicious food and interesting conversation with our guide Mr. Taleh. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

I had the opportunity to see many places that I was curious about around Baku in one day. Enjoyed the places visited and the delicious food. Thank you very much to our friendly guide Mr. Muhabbat and Mr. Arif.

Our tour guide was Mr Kamran really and friendly person overall my trip was really good. Always recommended 10/10

It was really beautiful experience and our tour guide Mr Shah was really friendly.