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Baku City Tours: Old and Modern Baku Tour

Baku City Tours: Old and Modern Baku Tour

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Highlights

  • Visit the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of medieval architecture in Azerbaijan.
  • Explore Flame Towers, a trio of skyscrapers that are a modern symbol of Baku's rapid development.
  • Get insights to city's history, culture, and traditions, making the tour not only visually stunning but also informative.
  • Explore the modern, upscale area of Baku called the "White City," which was built to host the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Visit to Baku Boulevard, a picturesque waterfront promenade that stretches along the Caspian Sea and offers stunning views of the city skyline.
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)

Overview

Step back in time with this specially curated tour that takes guests on a journey through the rich history of Baku. Starting at the main entrance of the old city, the tour will showcase magnificent architecture dating back to the 12th century. With an expert guide by your side, you'll explore the old city, which was constructed during the 19th-century oil boom. The tour continues with a minivan ride to upland park, where you'll 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. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and culture of Baku.

Itinerary

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!

Schedule

Schedule:
Start Time: 
10:00am & 07:00pm.
Duration: 180 Minutes approx.
Meeting Point: Reach at Baku City Tours office behind Bvlgari shop - Azerbaijan, 1009 Baku, AZ.
(Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the departure time)

Inclusions

  • Traditional Dried Fruit tasting.
  • Transport
  • Professional guide (English)

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals

Redemption Info

Departure Point: Reach at Baku City Tours office behind Bvlgari shop - Azerbaijan,1009 Baku, AZ.
(Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the departure time)
Smartphone/ Printed vouchers are accepted.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair accessibility: The tour is not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessibility: The tour is not Stroller accesible.
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
The tour includes walking long distances, we suggest you to wear proper attire.
Schedules are subject to change at any time and you should always check locally for the latest information.
Please make sure that you will BOOK or have booked with your own credit card. Your original credit card used for that booking along with your PASSPORT will be needed and controlled on SITE.Please make sure that you will have those elements available. We cannot accept third party credit card bookings. All bookings should be using personal credit cards

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.