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Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala

Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala

By “Travelway Azerbaijan”
Azerbaijan’s top provincial holiday center, Qabala is a string of flashy new hotels and a burgeoning ski resort spread up into the foothills of some glorious forested moun­tains. The group tour starts at 9:00 AM, and the duration is approximately 12 hours.One day before our guide will contact you and get the location of your hotel or any accommodation in Baku. Gabala is 216 km from Baku. One the way to Gabala our first stop will be Shamakhi City which was the ancient capital of Shirvansah's reign. Juma mosque which is considered as the oldest mosque in Azerbaijan will be visited in Shamakhi. After reaching Gabala city guests will taste delicious lunch at the traditional restaurant. You can enjoy nature walking around Nohur Lake, or take boat or catamaran ride. Tufandagh Mountain Resort in most popular and touristic place in Gabala. Guests can get a cable car and go to the top of Tufandagh Mountain. Winter Season Resort became a skiing resort as well
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 6-90, max of 20 per group
Duration: 12h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: Russian, English

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Entry/Admission - Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Juma Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Diri Baba Mausoleum
  • Entry/Admission - Juma Mosque
What's not included
  • We'll take you to the restaurant in Gabala city with normal price range
  • Entry tickets to ski and cable car
  • Entry/Admission - DiriBaba Mausoleum
  • Entry/Admission - Tufandag Mountain Resort

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • For pick up please add your pick up details and contact
  • Sabir Statue, İsmailiyyə Sarayı, 10 ул. Истиглалият, Bakı, Azerbaijan İn front of the Sabir's monument at Mirza Alakbar Sabir Garden. Garden locates in front of the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan Republic.İf you have any difficulties about the meeting point you can write from Whatsapp to us or call
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 197504P10

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala?
How much is Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala?
Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala price starts from $66.02. Discover and book Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala on Tripadvisor
What is the Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala cancellation policy?
Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala?
Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala is hosted by “Travelway Azerbaijan”. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact “Travelway Azerbaijan” on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full Day Guided Tour of Shamakhi and Gabala on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 197504P10

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  • You'll start at
    Sabir Statue
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Gosha Gala Tower
  • 1
    Diri Baba Mausoleum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Juma Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nohur Lake
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Tufandag Mountain Resort
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator
“Travelway Azerbaijan”
Baku, Azerbaijan
Joined in September 2019

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  • Bloomingsusie
    I had an amazing experience with the guide tour Emin. Very friendly and knowlegeable. I recommend this tour to everyone looking to learn and have fun.
  • Getaway42407309388
    Fantastic, we truly enjoyed our trip
    Fantastic guide and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend for anyone wanting to cover gobustan and absheron in a day.
  • C4647CEronalds
    Outstanding downtown Baku experience
    I did the downtown Baku walk with Emin. First, I was the only participant on them tour and was pleasantly surprised that Emin did not cancel. It felt like a one-on-one personalized tour. Emin’s knowledge of the downtown area is deep and expert. No matter how esoteric or individualistic my questions were, Emin gave expert answers. He allowed plenty of time for photos. You could tell that Emin was very proud of the city. He told stories and delivered little known city facts. He allowed plenty of time for photos. It is hard to find your guides as friendly and intelligent as Emin.
  • rosscA5429QH
    An Absolute Pleasure
    I was met at Baku Airport by my driver Teymur, he went out of his way to help me with currency exchange and then even carried my bag from the arrivals area through to the vehicle. His driving was smooth and very safe and considerate. When we arrived at my hotel there was no parking available so he had to park about 600 meters away and he again carried my bag as we walked to my hotel. A pickup time was arranged for my departure and when the time came he was again patiently waiting for me. He went out of his way to get flight information for me then he guided me to where I could relax for a few hours and where I could have a meal and a coffee in the Airport complex. From the time I started setting up for these Transfers it has been an absolute pleasure doing Business with Baku Airport Transfer Services. Thank you guys, I will definitely be back, a little bit of money well spent.
  • ajkp2023
    Amazing old town tour
    We had a great tour of the old city. Emin has a lot of knowlegde about Baku and Azerbaijan. Thank youu
  • Yunita A
    Yunita A
    A guided tour supposed to be fruitful
    I gave 2 reviews as the driver, Rustam, as he drove safely and he made sure that I was okay here and there even tho he was super busy with his phone calls. He also treated me for Azerbaijan tea and taught me how locals enjoy it. 1. The tour listed that I will get a tour guide, then the company assigned a tour guide, but the minute I met the guide, he told me that he is actually a driver not a tour guide. Throughout the journey he tried his best to give me information, but that's not the service u expected from paying this much money. He reads the information on the spot or even asked me to read from wikipedia. As comparison, I use other tour agency for a day trip only but I got a lot of information there. Even for Sheki Khans Palace, I have to hire a tour guide even tho I went there with "a tour guide". In a nutshell, the attitude he possesed was a local driver, not a tour guide. 2. The tour listed lunch as excluded, I thought it was only for the bill, but no...the lunch itself was excluded from the itinerary for two days in a row. That shows that the company doesn't really care for the guest as a person. My driver and I were starving. In fact, my driver was being grateful when I asked him to join me for dinner because he already prepared to starve till back to Baku. 3. The company didn't give out the scheduled timeframe to the driver, only a list of places as the driver shown me the text from the company in Whatsapp chat. This causing us fail to visit the Albanian Church at Gabala (replacement for Church of Kish) on time. We arrived there but it's closed. Also, the tour listed 7 tombs and Diri Baba Mausoleum but we didn't visit those 2 places. 4. Usually companies they have business account or at least more specific profile, but the company reached out to me in a personal account without any kind of identification in his profile. He uses Azerbaijan flag as profile picture, and re-write the number for the profile name. Looks suspicious, thankfully the driver is using his own profile picture with his fullname attached on his profile, and nice as a person. 5. Things I mentioned above is aimed for the company, for the thing that can be improved from the driver: please don't forget a customer is a customer, we pay for the tour service. Keep improving yourself👍
  • LondonKat25
    The Guide simply did not show up
    Half an hour before our tour was scheduled to start and we were already on our way to a meeting spot, we got a message that the tour is cancelled. No apologies, not even “sorry”. Simply that the guide was waiting for presidential cortège to pass and could not make it to us. Of course we know that they can stop the traffic to let the presidential cortège through, but to my knowledge, those delays are not too long. We would have been happy to wait. Secondly - the underground was working, everybody else made it to work somehow. We engaged services of a different English-speaking guide from the information bureau at the gate to the Old town. There were several guides and tour groups available, all of them happy to help. I would not recommend to get involved with a business that is so unreliable
  • 498yasin_
    Great Tour for Baku History and Architecture
    The tour delves deep into the Baku downtown and shows the most important buildings with their history. The guide was really expert and shared a lot of key information with us. I was expecting the tour to be somewhat boring and short, but on the contrary, I had a lot of fun and learned Baku's history. I recommend everyone to take this tour.
  • Paraa007
    Informative night tour
    I went for the night walking tour with Emin after I didn't have a good educative experience with the guide we took and I regretted on not tooking the tour earlier .Emin set the right pace for the walk and also has a good sense of humour .I recommend every one to take this tour on their visit to Baku
  • VasDim
    Great tour of Baku town
    Very knowledgeable and friendly guide! Visited all the key spots in town and got the story behind them. Highly recommended.
  • Camille A
    Camille A
    Great Tour
    Very nice and informative tour. never a dull moment and our tour guide gives us tips where to buy and what date. It’s really a hreat experience
  • Hans G
    Hans G
    Great old town Baku tour
    What a great tour with Emin who is very kind and knowledgeable, also took us fantastic pictures. Highly recommended for all ages
  • Morningsider
    Extremely good coverage of Baku with Emin, who was both engaging and informative. Highly recommended for those seeking to explore Baku by foot and keen to understand the city from a local's perspective.
  • Camille A
    Camille A
    Nice tour
    It’s a very nice tour and educational. My tour guide is well knowledge and nice. He explained everything and educates me well with wines.
  • Sherpa770129
    Nice tour
    Guide was informative and polite. Nice time in the city. We got to know a lot about the local culture and history.
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3 reviews
Very good

Khalid A
Manama, Bahrain20 contributions
We took an Old City walking tour with Emine. He was very knowledgeable about Baku’s history. At one point I overheard another tour guide give contradictory information to that we heard from Emine. It later took a quick Google search to find out that Emine’s information was the correct one.
The price was fair compared to other tours offered by our hotel, and Emine was generous with time extending the tour duration to 3 hours instead of two.
Written March 26, 2022
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
Feb 2020
Our stay in Azerbaijan was superb!. Having Emin as our guide was extremely amazing. He's kind and has a good sense of humor that we really liked. We learned a lot of things such as the history, culture, food from him. Me and my friends will recommend this tour to see how beautiful this place is :)
Written February 25, 2020
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Hi Arma! I'm glad to hear you had a nice day tour to Shamakhi and Gabala with our guide, Emin! He truly is an expert when it comes to Azerbaijani culture, history and delicious food. I hope to see you on tour with us again in the future! Safe travels
Written February 27, 2020
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