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Ganja city

With a history of over 2500 years, is the second largest city in the country, a monument to its ancient culture,   the industrial centre of western Azerbaijan and the home of the great Nizami.   Ganja is surrounded by a multitude of forests, vineyards, lakes, rivers and mountains. The area is famous for many mineral springs and the unique medicinal oil – naphthalan, extracted 48 km from Ganja, in the city of Naftalan.

In the neighboring area of Goygol, there is the Goygol Nature Reserve which is the primary reserve in Azerbaijan.

Georgia

Georgia is bordered by the Black Sea in the west, by Turkey and Armenia in the south, by Azerbaijan in the east, and Russia in the north. Georgia became a kingdom about 4 B.C. and Christianity was introduced in A.D. 337. During the reign of Queen Tamara (1184–1213), its territory included the whole of Transcaucasia. Georgia is rich in natural diversity that matches every requirement of travelers looking for specific type of leisure and entertainment.

Day 1
  • Arrival to Baku.
  • Meeting at the international airportand escort local guide to the hotel, including co-sightseeing tour of the city. Guided Tour will be along the central streets, green parks and the main attractions of the city.
  • Hotel accommodation.
  • Tour to the Old City of Baku (Icheri Sheher(on the main list of UNESCO World Heritage List), the largest capital in the Transcaucasia region. Sightseeing tour of the town includes Shamakhy Gates, caravanserai, Maiden's Tower, Palace of the Shirvan Shahs, Mosques, Carpet store. We suggest you to walk along the boulevard. Baku Boulevard - one of the sights of Baku...
  • Dinnerat the traditional restaurant with national music.
  • Return to the Hotel.
  • Overnightat Hotel.
Day 2
City tour

 

  • Breakfastin the hotel.
  • After Breakfast go to Carpet museum.
  • We leave for a Tour of the Absheron peninsula. This day tour is presented on the Absheron Peninsula, as well as the Temple of Fire Worshippers (Ateshgyah(on the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage List), oil wells. Gala –ethnograupic museum, fortress. Excursion to the ancient sites and castles of Apsheron Peninsula dated XII-XIII centuries.
  • Lunch(in traditional restaurant).
  • After lunch go to Yanardag
  • Dinnerat the traditional restaurant with national music.
  • Return to the Hotel.
Day 3
Baku - Gobustan - Ganja
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out, leaving the hotel
  • Visiting Bibi-Heybat mosque where Imam Huseyn’s sister was buried (one of the main figures in Islam). Watching the first oil fields
  • Visiting Gobustan National Park (Site is under UNESCO World Tangible Heritage List) and watching the petroglyphs dating back to Stone Age
  • Departure towards the western region of the country
  • Lunch on the way
  • Getting to Ganja
  • Check in –in the Hotel
  • Overnight in Ganja
Day 4
Only nature!
  • Breakfast
  • Visiting National Park of Goy-Gol and  Maral gol  Nationa Park
  • Visiting German Historical village Helenendorf” (Goy gol)-19 century - Built by German colonists from Baden-Wuerttemberg settled in these regions during the Ekaterina II period of Russian Empire
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Gandja
Day 5
Georgia
  • Breakfast
  • Check out –
  • LeavingGanja to Qazakh ( Red Bridge)
  • Visiting on the way the German colonies:  “Annenfeld” (Shamkir)
  • Check point  on Red Bridge ( Azerbaijan-Georgian Board)
Day 6
Tbilisi - Asureti-Tbilisi
  • Breakfast in a hotel.
  • After breakfast visit historical locations of German colonists (old buildings/monuments/churches/old hotels).
  • Continue to visit old part of the city. Old Town and main historical highlights: Sameba Cathedral, Metekhi church, Abanotubani, Narikala fortress, Jumah Mosque, Rustaveli avenue, National Museum of Georgia.
  • Then continue your way to Asureti where you will visit old houses built by German colonists.
  • Back to Tbilisi.
  • Overnight in a hotel.
Day 7
Kvemo-Dmanisi-Tbilisi
  • Breakfast in a hotel. Drive to Kvemo or Lower Kartli province. Visit Sioni of Bolnisi Cathedral built in 478-493. It is the oldest extant church building in Georgia. The cathedral is also known for its Georgian inscriptions, mentioning the names of Bishop David of Bolnisi and two Sassanid kings Peroz I and Kavadh I.
  • Take an  excursion to Dmanisi  archaeological site where in 1999 two Hominid Crania were discovered. The discovery demonstrates that Dmanisi Hominids are the oldest human beings outside of Africa.
  • Dmanisi is also a rich archaeological record of Georgia’s Medieval period as it was a major commercial centre of Georgia during middle ages.
  • Back to Tbilisi.
  • Overnight in a hotel.
Day 8
Departure from Tbilisi
  • Breakfast at the hotel .
  • Transfer to airport for departure

Checklist

  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
Included
  • All Meals
  • All ground transportation
  • All accomodation
  • Guide in English (can be changed)
 
Not Included
  • Alcohol or Beverage
  • Visa and Flights
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