The tour starts at the entrance of the old city, Gosha Gala Gapisi or Double Gates. Here, your guide will greet you with a Baku City Tours sign and provide a brief history of the city, dating back to the Stone Age period.
From there, you will explore the old city, which was constructed during the 19th-century oil boom. You will visit iconic structures such as the Maiden Tower, a 12th-century monument, and the Shirvanshahs' Palace, a 15th-century palace that is listed as cultural property under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments.
The Juma Mosque, built in the 15th century, and the Muhammad Mosque of Siniq Qala, which has unique historical significance, are also part of the itinerary. You will also visit the only museum of miniature books in the world, located in the old part of Baku, and marvel at the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, described by UNESCO as "one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture."
The tour also includes a visit to the Vahid Monument in the old city, the Baku City Duma, a building built in Baroque style in 1900–1904, and the Ismailiyya Palace, a significant landmark of the city that currently serves as the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.
In the old town, you will taste various dried fruits in the local sweatshop and witness the Flame Towers, a trio of skyscrapers in Baku that represent the city's modernity.
You will also pay tribute to the martyrs of the Soviet Army during Black January 1990, at the Martyrs' Lane, formerly known as the Kirov Park. The lane is a cemetery and memorial in Baku dedicated to those killed during the Soviet Army's invasion.
The tour ends with a minivan ride to upland park, where you will be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. For those who opt for the private tour option, a transfer to the Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center is included. This iconic structure is widely regarded as one of the most modern buildings in the world and offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into contemporary Azerbaijani culture.
In conclusion, the Baku city tour offers a comprehensive experience of the city's rich history and culture. Explore the fascinating sites, discover hidden gems, and create unforgettable memories. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and culture of Baku. Book this tour now!