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Azerbaijan-Georgia, Fire & Wine

Azerbaijan-Georgia, Fire & Wine

Start From 770$ /Per Person

AZERBAIJAN-GEORGIA Fire and Wine

8 days / 7 nights

Itinerary: Baku - Yanardag - Gobustan - Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Ananuri - Kazbegi - Kakheti - Signagi - Bodbe - (Borjomi - Akhaltsikhe) - Tbilisi

Arrivals:

• 07.03 - 14.03.2018

• 28.04 - 05.05.2018

• 15.09 - 22.09 2018

• 27.10 - 03.11.2018

1 Day  Baku - Yanardag

Departure from St. Petersburg or Moscow by regular flights. (see below, we advise you to buy in advance). Arrival in Baku. Transfer, check in at the hotel.

19:00 Departure for excursion Evening Baku or "Fires of a night city". Excursion to "Yanardag".

One of the most famous and popular among tourists places of "eternal flame" in Azerbaijan is Mount Yanardag. However, it is rather a hill than a mountain, on the slope of which since ancient times natural gas is burning. The metro flames lick the layered earth about 10 meters wide, scorching too close. People take benches in the evenings to look at the burning hill, when the spectacle is most spectacular. Yanardag is located 25 km to the north of Baku in the village of Mehammadi. From the city to it buses go, so you can get quite simple and cheap. Since 2007, Yanardag, declared a reserve, is protected by the state. Walking along the National Park (Boulevard), which stretches for many kilometers along the seashore - this is the most popular place for walking in the city. The boulevard is decorated with chestnut trees, cypresses, palms. Baku citizens and guests of the city are attracted to the cool air, the proximity of the sea. For everyone here there is a rest for the soul - children are happy to have fun on all kinds of swings and attractions, adults slowly stroll along the alleys. Cafe in the open air, cinemas, clubs, exhibition halls, building of the Sea Terminal. Drowning in the greenery Boulevard adorn the canals with bridges thrown across them. The Baku people call this place Venice.

The entrance to the park is free. For visitors of the park are the following attractions: cafes, restaurants, attractions, sports grounds, benches, concert grounds.

Free time.

Overnight at the hotel.

2 Day

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion. "Baku City Tour".

The tour begins with a visit to one of the modern and most recognizable places of the "Heydar Aliyev Center". The center of Heydar Aliyev is a cultural center, which is a complex building, which includes an auditorium (congress center), a museum, exhibition halls, administrative offices. The project of the center was designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid. Baku is a city that combines modern and ancient, traditional and unusual. This applies to the religions represented here and our next attraction is the church of the "Holy Wives of the Myrrhbearers". In the Soviet period, the temple was closed one of the first in 1920. First there was a warehouse in it, and then a gym. In the days of the January events of 1990, two shells hit the bell tower of the temple, due to which it was partially destroyed, the floor sagged, the walls cracked, and the roof collapsed. In 1991, the dilapidated building of the church was transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church. On May 27, 2001, His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia made a great consecration of the Holy Mother of God Church and conferred on him the status of a cathedral of the diocese. After inspecting the temple, we are on our way to the Nagorny Park. It is here that the "City of Winds", as Baku is often called, opens to you in all its glory. The observation platform located on the highest part of the city, near the sleeping "The Languages of Flame" shows the city with all its beauties and greenery bordering Baku Bay. After viewing the observation deck, we go down the stairs and head towards the "Bibi Abyat Mosque". Bibi-Heybat Mosque (Azerbaijan's Bibiheybət məscidi) is a mosque located on the shore of Baku Bay, in Azerbaijan. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a reconstruction of the mosque of the same name, built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Abu-l-Fath Farrukhzad and completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936, when a fierce struggle with religion was going on throughout the territory of the USSR. The Bibi-Eybat complex, in addition to the mosque, includes tombs and tombs of revered people (including the grave of Ukeima Khanum, the descendant of the Prophet Muhammad), as before destruction, and today is a spiritual center for Muslims of the East and one of the significant monuments of Islamic architecture of Azerbaijan. The mosque was once visited by Abaskuli-aga Bakikhanov, Alexander Dumas, Khurshudbanu Natavan. The local population in the past called it "the mosque of Fatima". Using the same name, described the mosque and visited it in the 40 years of the XIX century, Alexander Dumas. At the end of the modern Baku tour we visit the world's first oil well drilled in the Bibi-eibat oil-bearing region.
Visit to the old town of Icheri Sheher
Very often Icheri Sheher is called a fortress, as it is surrounded by a well-preserved fortress wall. People in the territory of Icheri Sheher lived in the Bronze Age, and by the 8th-11th centuries it was completely populated. Behind the walls there are many unique monuments: the palace complex of the Shirvanshahs with a burial vault, a sofa, a mosque; "Gyz Galasy" ("The Maiden's Tower"); mosques and minarets, the remains of caravanserais, baths. Buildings of the old fortress are of a special nature. Because of the lack of the territory of the building, the wall to the wall was erected here from ancient times. There are no gardens, the yards are extremely small and separated by "threads" of narrow streets, lanes and dead ends. When the Shirvanshahs moved their capital from Shemakha to Baku in the 15th century, massive buildings began in Icheri Sheher. During this period the pearl of the fortress was built - the Palace of the Shirvanshahs. It should be noted that Baku XVII-XIX centuries did not go beyond the boundaries of Icheri Sheher. Here were located the palaces of the rulers, and residential quarters. From 1747 to 1806 there was the capital of the Baku Khanate. Only after the beginning of the oil boom, the city began to expand and goes beyond the boundaries of Icheri Sheher.
The fortress wall itself is of interest. Once Baku had two of them, and they were separated by moats, but at the beginning of the XIX century, the city grew so fast that it was necessary to demolish and build the outer wall. Remained only the inner wall. It has 25 towers and 5 gates. They say that back in the 30s. Twentieth century in the fortress there were more than 900 buildings, and by the beginning of the XXI century only half remained.
Free time
Overnight at the hotel.

3 Day

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out from the hotel transfer to Baku

Excursion. " Reserve of rock carvings Gobustan ".

The reserve is located 60 km from Baku and is located between the slope of the Great Caucasus Ridge and the Caspian Sea. Gobustan is an open-air reserve reflecting the life and everyday life of primitive people who lived here since the Mesolithic period until the Middle Ages. A special place is occupied by ancient rock carvings pictograms and petro glyph petro glyphs. These ancient monuments of art reflect the world view, economy, customs and traditions of ancient Azerbaijanis. Gobustan is characterized by male and female images. Men in the drawings are depicted in a hunting appearance with bows and arrows. They are tall, with slender bodies, belted belts, and muscular muscles. On the pictures of the Reserve you can see pictures of animals that lived here during the last 10 thousand years - gazelles, wild goats, deer, wild pigs, horses, lions, etc. On the rocks there are also images of birds, fish, snakes, lizards and various insects. Ancient rock carvings along with a variety of topics abound in compositional scenes, reflecting in all the diversity of various spheres of human activity. They were reflected in the Azerbaijani dance of Yally, collective labor, hunting with various weapons, swimming on a Tigris-type boat, reaping of animals, attack of predators on herbivores, etc. Perhaps Yally was performed to the sound , published by the oldest musical instrument "Gavaldash" (a stone with a deep resonating sound). Before the start of the tour of Gobustan, we are waited by a visit to the museum of the same name that was recently built and is distinguished by its high technological level.

Transfer to Baku Railway station

Departure to Tbilisi

4 Day Tbilisi

Arrival in TBILISI.

Breakfast. Meeting with company representatives at the station and transfer to the hotel. City Tour of Tbilisi. Departure to the city for sightseeing. Acquaintance with the city will begin with the Cathedral "Sameba" - a symbol of the Georgian revival, unity and immortality. It rises in the center of Tbilisi on the top of Mount St. Ilia. "Sameba" in Russian means "Holy Trinity". Then go to the monument to the founder of the city of Tbilisi, the great Georgian ruler Vakhtang Gorgasali. Gorgasali is a nickname, so the king was called in the war (Du Daz Gorgasali) and means "be more careful with a man with a wolf's head." Metekhi Temple - the walls of the temple are built in classical Georgian technique. They are struck by their accuracy of grinding stones and their masonry. A wonderful view of the old part of the city of Tbilisi opens up from the Metekhi plateau. Further on the lift in a few minutes we will be in the fortress "Narikala", where we will discover intriguing fascinating views of this legendary capital of Georgia. The Narikala fortress is the heart of the old city, it has been the main defense fortification of the city for 15 centuries, together with Metekhi Castle. And, of course, "Mother of Georgia" will meet us here. You will have an opportunity to feel the color of old Tiflis. The ancient sulfur baths are at the most ancient place of the city. All the bath rooms, below the ground level and covered with semicircular arches. The Temple of Zion - was founded in the 6th century. The venerable age of the church is also evidenced by the fact that its floor now lies almost three meters below the surface of the pavement. Also we have a visit to the modern bridge - the Bridge of Peace, from where fascinating views of modern Tbilisi open and colorful photos are obtained. After the tour,

Free time.

Overnight in hotel

5 Day   Mtskheta - Ananuri - Kazbegi

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion to the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta and the mountainous region of Kazbegi. Mtskheta is the oldest city, the first capital of Georgia, the soul of this amazing country. Here you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the cathedral "Svetitskhoveli" (XI century). He, the cathedral of the 12 apostles. At the base of it lies the Chiton of the Lord. Thanks to this shrine Mtskheta is called "the second Jerusalem". We will visit the Samtavrii Convent of St. Nino. Here rest Saint. King Mirian and St. Queen Nana, who together with all Georgia took Christianity in 324. We will rise to the monastery of Jvari (V in), from where a beautiful panorama of the ancient capital opens (in Jerusalem there is a church with the same name). According to legend, this temple was erected above the exuding fragrant oil (miro) on the bottom of that cedar, under which the educator of Georgia, Saint Nino, prayed. Then we go in the direction of Stepantsminda. On the way, we will visit the picturesque fortress Ananuri (XVI century), located above the river Aragua, as well as the amazing beauty of the Zhinvalskoe Reservoir. Passing the Gudauri ski resort (2200 meters above sea level), a stunning trip along the river Tergi, through the cross pass (2,400 meters above sea level) will lead us to Stepantsminda in the mountains of Kazbegi. ** Visit to the Church of the Holy Trinity Gergeti (2,170 meters above sea level). In clear weather, a stunning, phantasmagoric view of one of the highest peaks of Georgia-Mount Kazbek (5147 meters above sea level) opens. Rise to the church in jeeps for extra. fee (5 -15 dollars / 1 person, depending on the number of people in the group). The end of the excursion.

Return to Tbilisi.

Overnight at the hotel.

6 Day  Kakheti - Signagi - Bodbe

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

Today we go to the homeland of wine and winemaking - Kakheti. Kakheti is the most fertile region of Georgia and the birthplace of the best wine in the entire post-Soviet space. Hectares of vineyards, many ancient temples and monasteries, sleepy little towns with tiled roofs ... sometimes it seems that this is not Georgia at all. Today, more than 500 kinds of grapes grow in our amazing country, and Georgian wines are known for their unique properties and peculiarities, because the art of winemaking here is fundamentally different from the European one. On the way to Sighnaghi, a visit to the "Bodbe" nunnery is the monastery and episcopal complex of St. George. Great relic of Georgia. Here you can make a wish by putting your hand on the tomb of Saint Nino, and your wish will certainly be fulfilled. Sighnaghi is a city of love, spread out in a complex mountainous terrain. From the city opens an exceptional view of the Alazani Valley. Especially in the restored city balconies with wooden tracery fences are remembered. Here, in the narrow streets of the old city, the color of the past centuries is well felt. Sighnaghi became a city in the second half of the 18th century. Then, in 1762, a fortress was built. Tasting wine in the cellar "World of Wine". Return to Tbilisi.

Overnight at the hotel.

7 Day

 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day in Tbilisi. We offer for additional. fee excursion to Borjomi (cost 30-50 dollars, depending on the number of people in the group).

 Overnight at the hotel.

8 Day  

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time.

Airport transfer.

Airport transfer. Departure by any convenient flight.



Tour price for 1 person. in 2018 in USD

Стоимость тура за 1 чел. в 2018 г. в USD
Размещение
Даты заезда
07.03 – 14.03.2018
28.04 – 05.05.2018
15.09 – 22.09.2018
27.10 - 03.11.2018
Double room TWIN / DBL, hotels 3 *
635 USD
3-bed accommodation, 3 *
585 USD
Single room supplement
110 USD
Calculation in rubles at the rate of CB + 2%

 

The cost of the tour includes:

• Accommodation in 3 * hotels, in the room of the selected category;

• meals: breakfast;

• meeting and seeing off at the airport, transfer to the hotel and back;

• Transport services along the whole route;

• travel in Baku-Tbilisi trains in comfortable compartments;

• excursion service with entrance tickets to historical places and museums;

• Russian-speaking guide services;

• Wine tasting in Georgia;


The tour price does not include:

Рекомендуемые рейсы под групповой трансфер:

Flights there

Return flights

Date

Time of departure-arrival

Flight

Destination

Date

Date Time of departure-arrival

Flight

Destination

07.03

12:10 - 16:45

AZAL - J29020

St. Petersburg-Baku

14.03

Any

12:25 - 16:30

S7 - S73355

Moscow - Baku

28.04

12:10 - 16:45

AZAL - J29020

St. Petersburg-Baku

05.05

12:25 – 16:30

S7 - S73355

Moscow - Baku

15.09

12:10 - 16:45

AZAL - J29020

St. Petersburg-Baku

22.09

12:25 – 16:30

S7 - S73355

Moscow - Baku

27.10

Flights are formed, check with managers

03.11

Other flights are allowed, the main thing is that the time of arrival to the country of origin and the time of departure from the country of the end of the tour was a maximum of 15 minutes from the recommended flights. Individual transfers are negotiated and paid additionally.

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