Spend last days of the leaving year & welcome New Year 2022 in Azerbaijan! You will be fascinated by illumination and colors of Baku city: with its festive design which resembles a fairytale town with tens of illustrated magic compositions.
Then enjoy unforgettable mysterious New Year Eve in a first-class winter resort Shahdag Hotel & Spa, where you will be totally amazed by the snow mystery of the Caucasus Mountains. While welcoming the upcoming year in a cozy Miras restaurant with life music & Gala dinner, do not forget to make a wish to come back again!
1st Day 29/12/2021: Arrival to Baku, meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel, check in (14:00).
Short Baku City tour. Let’s have a close look at the Baku`s most popular landmark! Baku business and hotel complex Flame Towers Baku is composed of 3 buildings. The surface of the Towers is fully covered with LED screens reflecting different visual characters in motion, easily visible from the far corners of the city in the evening. Walk along the Alley of Martyrs which is usually being included in the protocol visits of the foreign officials. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city and its bay from Baku’s Highland Park (also called Upland Park), the highest point in the Azerbaijani capital.
Walk down to Baku Boulevard to view the International Mugham Center created in order to widely promote Azerbaijani ‘mugham’ (folk musical composition) in the world and shaped as the national musical instrument – ‘tar’. Here you will also see Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, designed by Austrian architect Franz Janz and looking like a rolled carpet.
Wander between the decorative stone bridges of so-called Little Venice, a small town on the water and one of the jewels of Baku. It has two large and several small islands and its gondolas are travelling in the channels full of still and clean water.
Cross the street and enter Icherisheher (Inner City), known as a “Fortress” or “Old City”, a unique historical and architectural conservation area in the center of Baku. This is one of the most ancient places of the country where archaeological excavations revealed burial vaults of the Bronze Age. Maiden Tower (12th century) and The Palace of Shirvanshahs (13th-16th centuries) are the best known historical monuments located in the Old City. Besides them there are a lot of other unique monuments such as mosques, minarets, the remnants of caravanserais “Multani” and “Bukhara”, ancient baths, etc. Stroll down the paved streets of this ancient city and drop to some of the numerous souvenir shops where you can buy national clothes, kerchiefs, scarves and caps, dishes and handmade carpets.
Walking in Fountain Square and Nizami street which will be festively decorated with various sparkling illuminations, visit New Year Fair and try local food and buy some gifts for your beloved ones.
Return to the hotel. Free time.
2nd Day 30/12/2021: Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel at 9am. Transfer to Shahdag Mountain Resort.
First stop on the way is Beshbarmag (Five Fingers) Mountain known for its mythical stories. Juma Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Guba city, built from the red brick in 1802. Its construction is typical only for the mosques of Guba province. The mosque has a cylinder shaped structure and the form of regular octagon. In fact, the interior of the mosque is bigger than expected from outside.
Guba city is located on the north-eastern flanks of hills of the Shahdag mountain belonging to the Greater Caucasus Mountains at the altitude of 600 m above sea level at the distance of 168 km from Baku. Many architectural monuments are preserved in the vicinity of the city: the Juma mosque, the mausoleum of the XVI century, Sakina-Khanum mosque and ancient baths.
Guba carpets feature intricate designs that take inspiration from nature and geometric patterns, plus a variety of vivid colors. Carpet Weaving Factory in Guba aims to bringing back the art of carpet weaving and reviving the skills and knowledge needed to keep this ancient art alive.
Lunch break. Way to Shahdag Hotel and Spa. Check-in to the hotel. Free time
3rd Day 31/12/2021: Breakfast at the hotel. Spending day in Shahdag Mountain Resort. The complex is equipped with 11 cable cars of several types: chairlifts, platter lifts and gondola. 18 ski slopes stretching along 17 kilometers are designed for various levels of complexity. Other activities available are Zip line, Paintball, Snowmobile tours, Snow grooming trips, Snow tubing, Quad tours, Horseback riding, Children sledges, Adventure park, Children park, Ice rink and Shooting center.
In the evening you will have New Year Gala Dinner with show program at Miras restaurant.
4th Day 01/01/2022: Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and pick-up at 10:00.Transfer to Baku. Check-in to the hotel in Baku.
After lunch guests will have time for shopping. Spending time in local “Teze Bazaar”: here guests will have opportunity to buy local products which are typical for our country like
Return to the hotel.
5th Day 02/01/2022: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out, transfer to the airport.
Hotel accommodation on BB basis: Hotel in Baku 5* – 2 nights, Shahdag Hotel and Spa 5* – 2 nights
New Year Gala Dinner at Miras restaurant in Shahdag on 31/12
All transportation according to the program, including airport-hotel-airport transfers
Excursions according to the program
English / Russian / Arabic speaking guide
1 bottle of water per person per excursion day
Flight tickets & visa (if required)
Extras at the hotel, tips at the sites and restaurants
Tickets to the museums(per person): Maiden Tower- 9$ (optional), Shirvanshahs’ Palace- 9$ (optional)
lunches and dinners (not in the program)
The organizer reserves the right to change the hotel to the different one of the same category.
The organizer reserves the right to change the order of excursions in case of necessity.
Check-in to the hotels: 14:00 (can be 15:00 in some cases).
Early check-in before 06:00 in the morning is subject to 100% of the room rate, early check-in between 06:00 and 14:00 is subject to 50% of the room rate (please confirm with our reservation managers before booking).
You can extend your stay, add more excursions and/or change the hotel category for additional payment (please confirm with our reservation managers before booking).
Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended during excursions.