Day 1, 29 December: Arrival in Baku:

After landing at the Baku International Airport, passport control and other formalities, the company
a representative will greet the guests at the exit from the terminal
Transfer to the hotel (duration: 30-35 minutes)
Arrival at the hotel, assistance with check-in (registration time: 14:00-15:00)
Spare time for the personal acquaintance with Baku
Overnight in Baku

Day 2, 30 December: Excursion through Absheron Peninsula (6 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel
Today we explore all the outskirts and sights of Absheron peninsula.
Transfer to the temple of fire worshipers – Atashgah (30 km far from Baku).
Azerbaijan is one of the few places on the earth where even today one can observe elements of preserved
fire cult and the ancient Zoroastrianism religion.
Our next point is Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex. This open-air museum was
created on the site of archaeological excavations where there are still survived ruins of five thousand years
old history. During the


you will be acquainted with ancient dwellings, burial mounds, tombs,
water storages, the ruins of an ancient castle etc.
The road leads to the 22m square-plan Mardakan quadrangular tower that was built in the 14th century. It
was mainly used for defending Mardakan on a temporary basis.
The final destination of today’s excursion is Azerbaijani exotic Yanardag (“burning hill”). And this is


a burning hill – not metaphorically, but literally. Meter-long tongues of fire cover the stratified earth
approximately for 10


in width.


back to the hotel
Overnight in Baku

Day 3, 31 December: Excursion through Baku and Old Town (6 hours) & New Year’s Celebration

Breakfast at the hotel
Departure to the excursion that covers the entire central part of the city with a display of the major historical
and architectural sites. Our first stop is Old Town that is a heart of Baku. Here, on the hill and in front of
The Caspian Sea, the ancient city was born. Several dozens of historically architectural monuments are located
in the territory of Old Town: Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, caravansaries, mosques, baths etc.
The next point is Cultural Center – a complex construction that includes an auditorium, museum, exhibition
halls, administrative offices. The center project and design belong to the famous architect Zaha Hadid.


The construction of the building was covered on the channels of Discovery and Science Channel, dedicated
to the most courageous engineering projects of modernity and architectural masterpieces of the world.
The excursion involves also the Governor’s Garden, Government House of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan State
Philharmonic Hall, Flag Squire, the sights that are considered the symbols of modern Baku – truly iconic
Flame Towers, Carpet Museum which resembles a folded carpet, Crystal Hall (in which was held
“Eurovision” song contest), Socar Tower, Azersu Tower, Congress Hall, and of course walk along the
Today’s excursion ends in the upland park – the spectacular place where you can enjoy an unsurpassed view
of Baku bay.
Transfer to the hotel. Free time
Gala Dinner and New Year’s celebration (different options will be provided to you on a separate basis
Overnight in Baku

Day 4, 01 January: Free day in Baku
Breakfast at the hotel
Free time in Baku that is an excellent opportunity to be acquainted with the country and its way of life,
stroll through the central streets of the city, purchase memorable gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones
Optional excursion to Gabala (12 hours) with visiting the following sights:
Juma Mosque, Diri-Baba Mausoleum, Nohur Lake, New Mosque, Gabaland, Shooting Club, New
Mosque, Tufandag Mountain Resort

Note: rates are quoted per person and inclusive of English speaking guide, vehicle, entrance fees to
Tufandag Mountain Resort and


Overnight in Baku
Day 5, 02 January:

One-day trip to Shahdag Mountain Resort (12 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel
Get warmer and be ready for real winter with full of entertainment – our today’s road leads to Shahdag that
is a favorite place for active leisure fans. Surrounded by the Greater Caucasus, the Shahdag Resort
commands a stunning panorama, almost 2,500 meters above sea level. Majestic mountains, brightly shining
sun, untold natural beauty – this all can be felt here.
You can rent a ski or snowboard. Moreover, if you have not tried before to ski then this is the right time to
challenge yourself. All slopes are equipped with modern lifts and the view from lifts is marvelous.
If you are not interested in skiing or snowboarding, there are plenty of other alternative activities such as
snow-scooting, snowmobiling, tubing, zip-line, paintball, snow grooming machine tours, ice rink, shooting
center, adventure park, horseback riding, quad tours. Moreover, taste delicious local food at the restaurants,
relax in the spa, practice your winter photography and so on.
Drive to the hotel. Overnight in Baku

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Baku, nicknamed as ‘Baky’ or ‘Bakı’, is the largest city in the Caucasus and the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan. It is also known as the cultural, industrial and political capital of Azerbaijan. Baku is a low-lying city; located on the coast of the Caspian Sea on the southern tip of the Absheron Peninsula due to which it is also known as the ‘port city of Baku’.

 Baku is called one of world’s most beautiful cities. Its name itself means as “wind blow”, “city of winds” or “city of hill”, “city on the hill”. The city is divided into three major divisions: İçəri Şəhər (the ancient city), the Soviet built city, and the newest part of the city. Baku is famous for its medieval walled old city containing ‘the Palace of the Shirvanshahs’, a vast ‘royal complex’, and the iconic ‘stone Maiden Tower’.

Baku does not enjoy much rainfall all year long, although it is very breezy most of the year owing to the presence of the Caspian Sea. It is influenced by the local steppe climate (temperate-continental semi-arid climate).  According to the BSk by the Köppen-Geiger weather system; February is classified as the coldest month in Baku with some light snow and July as the hottest.

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