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Azerbaijan Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

Since ancient times, Azerbaijan has been known as 'The Land of the Sacred Fire’. With rich reserves of oil and natural gas deposits erupting continuously from the earth, it positioned itself at the heart of the Zoroastrian religion for centuries, attracting fire worshippers from all over the world. Still remarkably untouched by tourism, the fires of Zoroastrianism may be long extinguished but you can still enjoy the promise of a warm welcome.

Its capital is Baku, a fascinating ...

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Group tours

Travel to Azerbaijan with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

GROUP TOUR

Azerbaijan Georgia & Armenia Tour - Across the Caucasus

Explore the rich history, culture and scenery of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on this popular trip.
15 days from £3,245

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Azerbaijan

This classic itinerary covers the very best of Azerbaijan where tradition meets modernity in the cosmopolitan capital, ancient Silk Road trading towns and craft villages in the lesser-explored Azeri Greater Caucasus
8 days from £2,195
TAILOR-MADE

Classic Caucasus

This classic itinerary takes you on a journey through the Caucasus offering the very best the region has to offer, from colourful cities packed with history, to rural villages and stunning UNESCO religious sites, passing through some of the world's most beautiful mountain landscapes.
14 days from £3,150
TAILOR-MADE

Complete Caucasus

This extensive itinerary takes you on an in-depth tour of the Caucasus - rich in history, religion and mountain landscapes. Delve beneath the surface and experience everyday life where Europe meets Asia.
21 days from £4,465

HIGHLIGHTS OF AZERBAIJAN

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Baku

Baku is a pleasant city, built around a bay on the Caspian Sea, with a wide and shady promenade. Central Baku is made up of the medieval walled city known as "Icheri Sheher" with its medieval mosques,...

Sheki

The Ancient Town of Sheki was at the centre of the trade routes crossing the region. Silk embroidered in gold by local craftsmen was exported from Sheki to the four corners of the known world. The palace ...

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Natalie

Natalie is our Causcaus expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Natalie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Baku is a great base for exploring the best of Azerbaijan’s highlights, but heading into the lesser explored Azeri Greater Caucasus offers a striking drive and the unique craft village of Lahic.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Azerbaijan though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Azerbaijan the official unit of currency is the Azerbaijan Manat (AZN).   

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com.  

Cultural Sensitivity  

On our tours we frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your guides will be able to advise you accordingly.  

In the churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off.  

Language & Religion 

The official language of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani belonging to the Turkic language family.  Azerbaijani is closely related to Turkish, Qashqai and Turkmen. 99% of Azerbaijan’s population are Muslims belonging to the Shia sect which is the 2nd highest Shia population outside of Iran. 

Time 

Azerbaijan is 5hrs ahead of GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Azerbaijani food is characterised by its use of fresh and healthy ingredients. Meals often begin with salads: tomatoes, small cucumbers, white cheese and a variety of delicious herbs.  Caviar from the Caspian Sea washed down with a glass of iced Vodka is a speciality, cheap (compared to the West) and widely available. These may be followed by a hearty soup, for instance dyshbara (dumplings in broth), piti (lamb and peas) or dovga with meatballs, herbs and sour cream.  Popular main courses are shashlyks or kebabs cooked over a charcoal fire and fish, particularly sturgeon fresh from the Caspian Sea. It is also delicious grilled in the same way over charcoal and served with a pomegranate sauce – Narsharab.