Shamakhi & Lahij Tour 0 Reviews

    Why to book this tour
      • You can visit all ancient, historical and interesting places around Shemakha in this tour.
      • Despite of purchasing the tours seperately and expending huge amounts. You can keep your budget for the gifts.

    The history of Shamakhi starts from 5th century BC, and is popular with its landscape and literature in Azerbaijan. In the 9th -16th centuries it was the capital of Shirvan Empire, and in the mid-18th century it used to be the center of Shamakhi Khanate. The first mosque of all Caucasus and Azerbaijan - the Juma Mosque is in Shamakhi. It is additionally called the City of Literature since it was the native land of many Azerbaijani poets. Present day Shamakhi is a recognized center of carpet weaving and winemaking.

     

    Located in Upper Caucasus, Lahij was built in 5th century BC, and in 1980 was announced as Historical-Cultural Reserve of Azerbaijan. Tat - the dialect of Old Persian - remains to this day the primary language in the village. Lahij has preserved its culture and trade, and is considered as craft center of the Great Silk Road up to now.

     

    Tour Program:

     

    • Pickup from hotel.
    • Visit to Shamakhi
    • Juma Mosque: The oldest mosque of all Caucasus and Azerbaijan
    • “Diri Baba” Sufi Dervish Mousaleum
    • "Sakit Gol" Shamakhi Lake
    • Visit to Lahij:
    • Sightseeing places on the way to Lahij (2070 m above the sea level)
    • Walking through Lahij trade street, visiting the workshops of the local handicraft masters
    • Visit to Lahij History Museum and the Mosque.
    • Back to Baku, drop-off to hotel

     

     

    Prices:

    Number of Tourists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Price per person (USD) 168.00 112.00 93.00 75.00 62.00 56.00 50.00 43.00 43.00 43.00

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 10 hours

    Start time - Finish time

    09:00 - 19:00

    Meeting point

    Pick up from hotel or from any address in Baku

    Ending point

    Drop off to hotel or to any address in Baku

    Shamakhi & Lahij Tour

    • Visit to Shamakhi
    • Juma Mosque: The oldest mosque of all Caucasus and Azerbaijan
    • “Diri Baba” Sufi Dervish Mousaleum
    • "Sakit Gol" Shamakhi Lake
    • Visit to Lahij:
    • Sightseeing places on the way to Lahij (2070 m above the sea level)
    • Walking through Lahij trade street, visiting the workshops of the local handicraft masters
    • Visit to Lahij History Museum and the Mosque.

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    70 AZN
    Inclusions
      • English speaking Tour Guide
      • Transportation
      • Entrance fees
    Exclusions
      • Catering
      • Personal expenditures
    Additional Info
    • Shamakhi is an ancient Azerbaijan city. It started in the 5th century BC. In the 9 th -16 th centuries it was the capital of Shirvan Empire, a residence of Shirvan Dynasty it is by right considered one of the most beautiful cities of the Orient. In the mid-18 th century it used to be the center of Shamakhi Khanate.

      The main landmark of the city is Gulistan fortress (11 th – 12 th centuries) – the last refuge of Shirvan Dynasty built for the city's defense. Equally interesting are the mausoleum of Yeddi Gumbez (“Seven Domes”) with numerous burial places of Shamakhi governors, Djuma cathedral mosque (10th century, reconstructed in the 19 th century), numerous ruins of the 10 th – 17 th centuries.

      Present day Shamakhi is a recognized center of winemaking and carpet weaving. Besides, it is a city of literature since it was the native land of many Azerbaijani poets. Right near Shamakhi there is an amazing place called Pirkuli famous for its snowy hills. It is probably the only place in sunny Azerbaijan where you can enjoy active winter pastime: skiing and snowboarding.