Baku City Tour with Palace of Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower
Visit Baku Bib Heybat Mosque and Muhammad Mosque
Yanar Dag “Burning Moutain and Mardakan Castle
Sheki Juma Mosque and Shki Khan Palace
Sighnaghi Hill Town
Tbilisi and Batumi City Tour
Trabzon City tour with Ataturk Mansion
View Sumela Monastery
Bozztepe Cable Car Ride to
Amasya Castle and Amasya Museum
Kastamonu Castle and Lake Abant Nature Park
Istanbul City Tour with Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace

IMPORTANT NOTES

Minimum 10 Adults to Move and to have a Tour Leader.

Remarks

Revisions, if any, in itinerary are subject to the Company’s Terms and Conditions, a copy of which is available at

www.ChansWorld.com/PackageTourTnCs . In particular, the Customer is requested to note the following:

  • Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control.
  • Accommodation in designated cities is subject to room availability. Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change.
  • Proposed changes, if any, that are not accepted will be subject to the refund provisions set out in the Terms and Conditions.
  • Day 1
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    Flight

    Depart from Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Baku – Azerbaijan.

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    Palace of the Shirvanshahs

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    Maiden Tower

    Upon arrival, be greeted by our local representative and embark on a city tour of Baku. Your first destination will be the Highland Park that offers a 360° panoramic view of the Baku city, which resembles a massive amphitheater that gently slopes down to the adjoining Caspian Sea! Visit to Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher' which is the heart of Baku. Included in your visit are some historically architectural monuments located in the territory of Old Town such as the Palace of Shirvanshahs and the Maiden Tower - ‘Baku’s symbol’ also known locally as Giz Galasi, was built in the 12th century as part of the walled city. After lunch, drive pass by Baku Boulevard, one of the favorite retreat centers for tourists and inhabitants. Visit Baku’s Bibi Heybat Mosque and Muhammad Mosque. After lunch, explore the National Carpets Museum - whose very building resembles a folded carpet and the Cultural Center Complex - Heydar Aliyev Center that is comprised of an exhibition halls, museum and auditorium. Its architecture is remarkable as no angles can be seen in its interior as well as exterior.

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    Yanar Dag or Burning Mountain

    Visit the oldest oil producing fields on the Absheron Peninsula to view the natural gas outlets Yanar Dag or “Burning Mountain” and mud volcanoes. Foreign invaders attracted by natural resources induced local feudal lords to erect fortified castles some of which stand today. There are two of them in Mardakan, one with a round tower, and a larger one with a square tower. Near the castle is the 15th century Tuba-Shahi mosque, containing an exhibition dedicated to the castles in the Absheron peninsula. The Mardakan castle, located in the northern extreme of town, with a round tower surrounded by walls, offers a nice view of the Caspian Sea. After lunch visit the Cultural center named after H.Aliyev. Recognized as one of the world’s famous buildings, the masterpiece of Zaha Hadid has become an architectural landmark of the modern Baku. End the day with a visit to Heydar Mosque, the largest in Baku.

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    Scenic drive to Sheki

    Embark on a scenic drive to Sheki with a visit to the historical mosque Juma (Friday) at Shamakhi. Continue to Ismayilli region for Lahij. Lahıj is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismayilli Rayon of Azerbaijan. Its population is approximately 860 people who speak the variation of Tati - Lahiji language and a notable place in Azerbaijan, with its authentic handicrafts traditions, particularly related to copper. The village's carpet and rug crafts are also well known in Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. Depart to Sheki (~300 km).

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    Sheki khan Palace

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    Caravanserai

    Start your day with a city tour Sheki, with visit to the city fortress and Sheki khan Palace. Explore the Caravanserai with its artisans’ stalls such as silk and embroidery shops, potters, confectioners, hatters etc. Visit the Shebeke workshop specialize in stained glass mosaics an authentic art of Sheki. Visit Juma mosque-madrasa dated to 1750 as well the mosque of Omar Efendi.

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    Tbilisi

    After breakfast, bid farewell to Azerbaijan and cross over to Georgia via the Lagodekhi border. After visiting Sighnaghi hill town, continue towards Tbilisi – the capital of Georgia.

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    Tbilisi Mosque

    After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Tbilisi which includes visit to the Old Town. Visit Freedom Square and Rustaveli Avenue, the main street of Tbilisi and explore through some of the narrow streets for some souvenir shopping. The city tour also includes visit the Tbilisi Mosque.

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    Start your day with a scenic drive towards Batumi, a Black Sea resort and port city. Upon arrival, lunch followed by a brief city tour with a visit to Batumi Mosque and take in sights such as the Batumi Boulevard encompasses a waterfront promenade with a park and beach. View the 130m-high Alphabetic Tower, adorned with Georgian script.

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    Continue to Trabzon

    After breakfast, drive along the coast line towards the border of Turkey then continue to Trabzon via Arhavi - a town and locale of Artvin Province. The landscape is sloping and precipitous, view the Twin Bridge and continue to Ayder Plateau located in the town of Camlihemsin in the province of Rize. The Ayder Plateau is fondly referred to as “honey forest” because of its delicacy - honey. It is a conglomeration of all shades of green with touches of gold and brown that reaches out to the skies. The history of Uzungol is tied in with that of Trabzon’s. Trabzon's ancient name was "Trapezos". This means “table”. The old city had been built on a narrow hill which stretched down to the sea in the shape of a table. Enjoy a traditional cooking class followed by dinner.

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    Sumela Monastery

    Start your day with a visit to the Ataturk Mansion, the stately mansion that was once owned by the founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. View Sumela Monastery - the extensive ruins of Sumela Monastery, founded by Greeks in the 4th century, cling improbably to a sheer cliff, high above evergreen forests. This is one of the Black Sea region's unquestionable highlights. Due to ongoing restoration means you can't go inside until at least 2023, but for many visitors, just seeing the exterior from the 'Seyir Noktası' viewpoint is worth the long drive. The Onur Anıtı (Statue of Honor) is also known as the Atatürk Monument and is located in Atatürk Park in the Ilkadım district of Samsun. Designed by Austrian sculptor Heinrich Krippel, the statue is dedicated to the landing of Atatürk in Samsun, which marked the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923). Finally visit the Amisos Hill dates back B.C 3th century. Enjoy a ride on the Boztepe Cable Car before continue to Amasya for late afternoon city tour that includes the Ferhat aqueduct and the 13th century Seljuk Burmali Mosque. The last stop for today will the Amasya Castle, overlooking the city, the Amasya Castle has been attacked by the Persian, Roman, Pontus and Byzantine Empires. After every destructive force, the castle was built anew and protected the city until the 18th century when it lost its strategic importance. Visitors can view the cisterns, water depots, and remains of an Ottoman hamam after they make their way up to the top of the mountain.

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    Lake Abant

    Visit Amasya Museum which display archaeological artifacts and Islamic Period mummies. Drive to Bolu and on the way stop in Kastamonu to visit Kastamonu Castle which is one of the major magnificent monuments of the province and it is assumed to be constructed in the Byzantine period. View the House Rock Tombs located to the south of the city center on a rock starting from an altitude of 8 meters. These rock tombs are dated to the 7th BC. Finally visit Lake Abant Nature Park which is a tectonic structure, shelters a variety of plants in itself and have a great open air recreation potentiality. As a result of these characteristics of the lake, 1150 hectares of it had been taken under the status of Natural Park in the year 1988. Overnight in Bolu.

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    Blue Mosque

    From Bolu head towards Istanbul, upon arrival visit The Blue Mosque - one of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Explore Topkapi Palace which was the forrmer imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today it is a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. Not to be missed is the Grand Covered Bazaar a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.

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    After breakfast, free time till you check out from the hotel. Enjoy a Bosphorus Cruise, starting at the Golden Horn, which played an important role in the city's development. Along the way, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages located along the shore. Later transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    ARRIVE SINGAPORE

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    Flight

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    Palace of the Shirvanshahs

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    Maiden Tower

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    Yanar Dag or Burning Mountain

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    Scenic drive to Sheki

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    Sheki khan Palace

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    Caravanserai

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    Tbilisi

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    Tbilisi Mosque

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    Continue to Trabzon

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    Sumela Monastery

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    Lake Abant

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    Blue Mosque

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