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Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

1. 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

2. 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: Full Day Car Rental Tour with Azerbaijani Lunch

3. Baku: Full Day Car Rental Tour with Azerbaijani Lunch

Tour will start with the most important part of Baku - Old city . Exploring Maiden Tower , The palace of Sirvansahs , Juma Mosque , Old Restaurants will take you to ancient history . Taking a tour to Nizami Street- Fountain Suqare will drop you to modern Baku . Tasting Azerbaijani Local Lunch will be best part of this trip . Baku Boulevard and cruise tour will give you best smile at baku . Haydar Aliyev Center and its modern view with history will be surprise you .After it best part will be Night Panoromic view of Heart of Caucasus . Highland Park , Myrtrs Lane , Flame Towers will drop you the line beetween past and today . Ferris wheel will give you chance to see lights of nights .

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What people are saying about Fountain Square

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16 reviews

We had a very pleasant tour with our guide Sarxan! He showed us the wonderful old town of Baku and gave us lots of information about the past of this city and its region. During our walking tour we saw as well today’s modern sights of Baku and got some insights in its traditions! Thank you for the lovely day! We truly enjoyed it!

The tour guide is a historian. He gave us a lot of Information about Baku and history of Azerbaijan. Also the Driver was very friendly. Both made this trip unforgetable for us. The car was comfortable and was equipped with WIFI.

Wonderful experience. Fascinating history and this particular guide (Habel) was one of the best ever. He is a walking encyclopedia but in an engaging and interesting way. We loved the tour.

informative even in high heat

Baku is worth a trip, especially because of the good guidance of the city guide Sevea (?) I will highly recommend your company. Thank you again! Gritta.Merve

A beautiful old town, full of nooks and crannies and breathtaking views