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Tour to Sheki – Ancient Khanate

Duration of the tour: 1 Day (12-13 hours)

Itinerary: Baku – Shemakha – Ismayilli – Gabala – Oguz – Sheki – Baku

Length of the route: approximately 320 km (one way)

Pick-up & Drop-off: your hotel (within Baku)

Excursion type: Private

Language: English (other languages upon request)

*Economy package – Tourists will be provided the following services:
– Professional driver
– Personal comfortable transportation during tours (Minivan or Jeep 4X4)
– Guide service (Additional)

*Group package – Tourists will be provided the following services:
– Busses from 18-47 seats
– Guide service (Additional)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any meals
  • Personal expenses

 

DESCRIPTION

Sheki

Sheki is an ancient historical city, located in the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus, in 300 kilometers north-west from Baku.

Archaeological evidences suggest that Sheki could be considered as one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus, many findings on its territory are dating back more than 2500 years old.

There are a lot of historical monuments, preserved in its original form. The main sightseeing of the city is majestic Sheki Khan’s Palace, with its magnificent wall paintings, constructed in XVIII century without using nails. Another popular places of interest are: Ancient Albanian temple situated in Kish settlement, not far from Sheki, Gelersen Gerersen fortress (VIII-IX centuries), numerous of caravanserais, house of Sheki Khans, Juma Mosque (XVIII centrury), minaret of the Gileili mosque (XVIII century), medieval baths, theater, historical museum, house-museum of the famous Azerbaijani writer M.F.Akhundov.

Optional places to visit:

  • Diri Baba Mausoleum
  • Juma Mosque in Shemakha
  • Ancient city Kabalaka
  • Summer-Winter Touristic Complex Tufandag
  • Nij Village – Ancient Albanian Temple
  • Nohur Lake
  • Palace of Sheki Khans 
  • Karavansaray