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Baku: Historic and Modern Baku Tour

1. Baku: Historic and Modern Baku Tour

This spectacular tour is made up of three parts and will first show you examples of medieval architecture in Baku from the 12th century, followed by more recent architectural developments. The excursion will begin by the entrance gates to Gosha Gala Gapisi in the Old City. The Old City is a UNESCO world-heritage listed site and is almost an open-air museum with many sights to see. After that, you will get to see some of the 19th and 20th-Century buildings in the city, which are mainly linked to the oil boom and the history of the Russian Empire. The final part of the tour discusses the Soviet occupation of Azerbaijan and life in Baku today. All the key parts in the old city are covered during the Baku tour, such as the Maiden Tower, Juma Mosque, and Shirvansah's Palace, along with a Funicular ticket.

From Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Mosque Private Tour

2. From Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Mosque Private Tour

Visit the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, about 70 kilometers from Baku, to see prehistoric rock drawings, or petroglyphs. On this 5-hour tour you’ll see one of the largest collections in Gobustan, at the Baku State Reserve of History, Ethnography, and Arts. The most significant are the petroglyphs carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Continue to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The existing structure is a modern recreation of the mosque built in the 13th century and destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936. The mosque is today the spiritual center for the region’s Muslims.

Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

3. Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

Get ready for an exciting full day Baku city tour with lunch at a great restaurant. You will be picked up by your guide and driver from your hotel and drive to Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located at the Absheron peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village 18 miles (30 km) from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up), where you will go right after the tour is over at Ateshgah. You will visit worldwide famous Yanardag meaning “burning mountain” which is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. Next, it is time for lunch and you will drive to an authentic Azerbaijani kebab house, where you will enjoy famous Azeri Kebabs with salads and soft drinks. Right after lunch, you will walk along Yashil Bazar (Green Market). This is the traditional bazaar full of fresh vegetables, fruits and the green just from the regions. The prices for all of these are quite affordable. That's why locals also prefer to do shopping in this bazaar. Lastly, you will continue your tour exploring the Old City. During this medieval period of Baku monuments such as the Synyg Gala Minaret, the fortress walls, the Maiden Tower, the Multani Caravanserai and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs were built. These historic monuments were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property in 2001. You will take a short tour along Baku Boulevard and move to Fountain Square. The name of Fountain Square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during the Soviet rule of Azerbaijan and is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend and an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, and hotels.

Baku: Old City Walking Tour

4. Baku: Old City Walking Tour

Your walking tour will begin around Fountain Square, which is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. It is an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, hotels, and passages. This is one of the most crowded and lively places in the city, and is great for people watching. In the evening you will find many locals strolling about. The square is also referred to in popular culture as Torgovaya Street, running parallel to Baku Boulevard. This square is also the location where the city authorities hold many public festivals, shows, and celebrations. From here you will move on to explore the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a 15th-century palace built by the Shirvanshahs and described by UNESCO as "one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture". It is located in the inner city of Baku, and together with the Maiden Tower, forms an ensemble of historic monuments inscribed under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments. Whilst here you will visit souvenir stores, carpet stores, antique shops, and local handicraft markets. Your tour will then advance towards Iceri Seher, the Old City or Inner City, and the historical core of Baku. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls and well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3,000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Baku: 3-Hour Private Night Tour (Yanardag & More)

5. Baku: 3-Hour Private Night Tour (Yanardag & More)

Be met at either your apartment in Baku, the airport or your hotel lobby. Then, you will proceed with your tour in a 2016 model Mazda SUV, a luxurious vehicle tailor-made to comfortably transport 4 persons. For a group of 5 to 8, you will use the Mercedes Vito minivan. The cars are spacious, impeccably clean and powered by a strong air-conditioner.  Once the sun goes down, that when the city of Baku truly dazzles. Baku is in the midst of a rather extensive and expensive beautification process. While a current visitor to town is likely to see fenced off parks and caravansaries and such as part of the project, the night lighting will help one forget it. The majority of historical buildings in the city center are targeted with upward flood lights. Normally, one might think something like that is a little tacky, if not completely tasteless but for Baku, it works. Everything from Maiden's Tower to the old city walls to museums to government buildings all have the electric lightning. Stop at Highland Park, Flame Towers. Walk around the park and take superb night photos of Baku. Then, drive through the city and stop over at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. Your last stop will be Yanardag (burning mountain). The city is just an amazing thing to explore when it's dark.  

Baku: Wine Crawl Walking Tour

6. Baku: Wine Crawl Walking Tour

Enjoy an alternative tour that takes the model of a standard pub crawl but translates it into wine. Visit 3 of the best wine bars in Baku and sample local wines with snacks at each one.  Get picked up in front of Icherisheher Metro Station and walk to your first wine bar. Enjoy 1 glass of wine with 1 snack at each place (red, white, and pomegranate wine), then head on to the next. Enjoy the opportunity to discuss wine in general and wine in Azerbaijan.

Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

7. Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

Explore Azerbaijan's magnificent Absheron Peninsula from your base in the nation's capital. Explore the Fire Temple of Baku and see its natural, eternally burning flame. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned sedan. Your experienced tour guide will drive you to the Baku Ateshgah. Walk around the castle-like temple, which has served as a place of worship for multiple religions. Learn about its history, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. After exploring the temple, see the hillside fire that gives the historical site its name. Drive to Yanar Dag and be shown the flames, which are fed by natural gas emanating from the sandstone and can flare up to 10 feet high. Your tour of the peninsula ends with a visit to the Heydar Aliyev Center with its striking wave-like roof. Admire the design by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, which houses an auditorium, gallery hall and a museum. Inside you can learn about the life of the eponymous former president of Azerbaijan. After a day of exploration and culture, be dropped off back at your hotel by your guide.

Baku: Magical Christmas Tour

8. Baku: Magical Christmas Tour

Explore Baku at the most festive time of the year on a guided walking tour. Discover a wide variety of traditions and customs when it’s filled with colors and traditional Christmas offerings. With your local expert guide, visit the most beautifully decorated places in Baku. See some of the city's most important sights and feel spellbound by the magical atmosphere in the streets during this special time of year. Hear interesting the stories of the Christmas tree, Christmas spells, and the Christmas legends of Baku. See the exquisitely decorated Christmas tree and know about the fascinating facts of it. At the authentic Christmas markets, savor some of the most renowned local products of the city. Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Baku. the city. Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Baku.

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What people are saying about Baku

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The mud volcanos are very interesting and the views are beatiful to take pictures. The petroglyphs are a must see to those interested in history. The mosque is unique. all these visits became even better because of Ramin, our guide. He is the best. Thanks to him we enjoyed the tour very much.

I highly recommend Gobustan. Worth seeing. The guide is very friendly, entertaining and helpful. It is not only helped because you have paid, but also beyond that. I was traveling with my 1.5 year old son. Round trip was quite comfortable in private car.

I just had an wonderful experience of the tour because it was detailed & organized, had more than what advertised in the tour details before booking, superbly guided & enjoyable. Altogether my this trip for Azerbijan visit was extremely good & enjoyable.

It was a wonderful informational tour. Shehriyar did a great job and went beyond the regular tour. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ottimo tour e ottima guida. Amil è stato davvero bravo a spiegare quanto stavamo vedendo.