Stargazing & Organic Wine Tour Shamakhi with Local Dinner
On this tour, you will visit Organic wine producer of Azerbaijan, see the vineyards, the factory and taste delicious wines with cheese plate, afterwards you will have a nice dinner, before seeing the stars at Shamakhi Observatory. Then you will have a nice sleep at hotel which is located in the middle of beautiful nature.
Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory named after Nasreddin Tusi (Nəsirəddin Tusi adına Şamaxı Astrofizika Rəsədxanası) is an observatory located in the north-east of the Great Caucasus Mountains, about 22 km from the centre of Shamakhy, and 150 km from Baku in Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus. It is located on the eastern slope of Pirqulu, at a height of 1500 m, the geographical coordinates being 48°35’04” E, 40° 46’20” N. The number of clear, cloudless nights here reaches about 150-200 per year.
Vine growing in Shamakhi region today is undergoing a new era of development. A wine factory with an area of 4398 square meters was built in the vineyard within the wine complex, which was put into operation in 2018 and supplied with equipment of the French company “Pera”.
The plant aims to achieve an annual wine production of 1.4 million liters. The vineyard with native and foreign grape varieties has been harvested in the territory of the complex, located in the village of Meysari in Shamakhi, besides, no chemicals are used to protect the products. Grapes harvested in natural conditions and only hand-picked. Since the artificial preservatives, dyes, aromatizers and other chemical components are not used in the wine production process, organic wines are rich in vitamins and are distinguished by its own taste, color and aroma.
15:00 – pick up from any address within Baku
17:00 – be at winery in Shamakhi to have wine tour
19:00 – local dinner
20:00 – leave to observatory
20:30 – reach observatory, tour of the place and stargazing with telescope
22:30 – transfer to hotel in Shamakhi, overnight
23:00 – reach hotel
10:00 – breakfast at hotel, check out and leave Shamakhi
12:00 – back to your hotel in Baku
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When does it run?
Depends on weather. To see the stars, the weather needs to be clear. Please make sure to contact us before booking
Free pick up from hotel or from any address in Baku
Drop off to hotel or to any address in Baku
7 days +: 100% REFUND
3 – 7 days: 70% REFUND
1-3 days: 50% REFUND
Less than 24 hours before scheduled departure time: No Refund
- Online Payment with VISA/MasterCard
- Bank Transfer
- Guide services
- Tour of observatory and entrance fee
- Stargazing at observatory
- Wine tasting – 3 types of wines
- Cheese Plate
- Local dinner
- Entrance to winery