Half-Day Baku City Sightseeing Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10.00 (morning tour) or 16.00 (evening tour)
  • Return Details :
    Dənizkənarı Milli Park, 92 Neftçilər Prospekti, Bakı, Azerbaijan
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Dig into the past, present and future of Baku in Half-Day Baku City Sightseeing Tour. Whether you are a first-time visitor or just want to know more about the city, this tour is for you. You will discover the major sights of Baku located both in old part of Baku called Ichari Shahar and more modern parts of seaside boulevard, uphill parks and buildings. You will get to know the evolution of Baku since its establishment in 5th century through Soviet era up to its independence. Your guide will lead you along the most remarkable monuments and buildings, so you can take memorable shots on your way. Half-Day Baku City Sightseeing Tour covers most of the sights you can visit and see.

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As soon as you meet your guide at the exit of Icharishahar metro station, we will enter Baku Old Town, called "Icharishahar". Old Town of Baku is a beautiful maze, full of narrow streets, surprising sights, old wooden balconies, stone roads and an atmosphere that you'll never forget. A discovery by itself, every time you visit this part of the city. Your guide will tell you stories of locals about the Old Town and how it was changed and developed throughout the history.
Museum of Miniature Books used to be in the Guinness Books of World Records until recently, but still it has a great collection of miniature and even almost microscopic books. A small museum that will be our first stop on our way to discover more! Please keep in mind that on Mondays this museum is closed.
Next, enter the Shirvanshahs Palace, the central part of ancient Shiranshahs kingdom and dive into the spirit of Islamic civilization while passing through the courtyard and kings private rooms. Get to know the history of the palace and visit the mausoleums that witnessed many troubles for the past two centuries.
Second place we will visit is the most remarkable and mysterious monument the Maiden Tower, built in the south-east part of the Old Town. Once you immerse yourself into the experience of discovering such extraordinary building, you will know why it is considered as the symbol of Baku.
Before we head to Baku Boulevard, we will have an hour long lunch break, so you can take some rest, but also enjoy national dishes made by the soulful Azerbaijani people. Our guide will give you few options for lunch and it's completely up to you what to eat and drink. If you choose Food & Drinks included option when booking, your guide will take you to a national restaurant located in the downtown.
After we enter Baku Boulevard, we will head to the Carpet Museum. The museum is a must see if you are in Baku at least for a day.
Enjoy the ride in a funicular while getting a short glimpse of Baku city up above from the hills of Baku.
Right by the Martyrs' Lane, you will see the Flame Towers, famous for their unique modern architectural design.
Martyrs' Alley is an exhibition of Azerbaijanis' courage against Soviet occupation. Get a glimpse of the end of totalitarian Soviet regime during our visit of Martyrs' Alley.
At the Uphill Park, you will get a chance to see stunning view of the city. Great spot for selfies to show off your visit to Azerbaijan! :)

Itinerary:


As soon as you meet your guide at the exit of Icharishahar metro station, we will enter Baku Old Town, called "Icharishahar". Old Town of Baku is a beautiful maze, full of narrow streets, surprising sights, old wooden balconies, stone roads and an atmosphere that you'll never forget. A discovery by itself, every time you visit this part of the city. Your guide will tell you stories of locals about the Old Town and how it was changed and developed throughout the history.
Museum of Miniature Books used to be in the Guinness Books of World Records until recently, but still it has a great collection of miniature and even almost microscopic books. A small museum that will be our first stop on our way to discover more! Please keep in mind that on Mondays this museum is closed.
Next, enter the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, the central part of ancient Shiranshahs kingdom and dive into the spirit of Islamic civilization while passing through the courtyard and king’s private rooms. Get to know the history of the palace and visit the mausoleums that witnessed many troubles for the past two centuries.
Second place we will visit is the most remarkable and mysterious monument – the Maiden Tower, built in the south-east part of the Old Town. Once you immerse yourself into the experience of discovering such extraordinary building, you will know why it is considered as the symbol of Baku.
Before we head to Baku Boulevard, we will have an hour long lunch break, so you can take some rest, but also enjoy national dishes made by the soulful Azerbaijani people. Our guide will give you few options for lunch and it's completely up to you what to eat and drink. If you choose Food & Drinks included option when booking, your guide will take you to a national restaurant located in the downtown.
After we enter Baku Boulevard, we will head to the Carpet Museum. The museum is a must see if you are in Baku at least for a day.
Enjoy the ride in a funicular while getting a short glimpse of Baku city up above from the hills of Baku.
Right by the Martyrs' Lane, you will see the Flame Towers, famous for their unique modern architectural design.
Martyrs' Alley is an exhibition of Azerbaijanis' courage against Soviet occupation. Get a glimpse of the end of totalitarian Soviet regime during our visit of Martyrs' Alley.
At the Uphill Park, you will get a chance to see stunning view of the city. Great spot for selfies to show off your visit to Azerbaijan! :)

Inclusions

  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance tickets to the museums
  • All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Public transportation options are available nearby

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-May-2023

    We had a wonderful half-day visit (almost 7 hours!) with Gunay of Baku Explorer. She was competent, funny and bright. We visited most of the main sites in downtown Baku, including the Old Town, the Palace, the Tower, took a cable ride to the Flames and generally had a perfect day. The pace was smooth and relaxe. My wife and I highly recommend this walking tour!

  • 27-Oct-2022

    I took this tour as a part of solo travelling through many countries and I must say, this has been one of the good ones. The tour guide (Azay) has great knowledge of the historical sites and its very helpful with other off-tour requests. Also, Azay is very proficient in English and Spanish, which makes the tour even easier to follow and not miss details, if you come from America. Great tour experience with a friendly local guide that feels like a friend.

  • 14-Oct-2022

    What a wonderful walking tour experience . My guide Heydar was very knowledgeable about history and the places. I enjoyed seeing and understanding about Baku. I highly recommend.

  • 17-Jun-2022

    Our young guide, Heydar, was an excellent host for any first time visitor to Baku. His knowledge of Baku and its history was amazing.

  • 19-Mar-2020

    My husband and I did a full day tour with Baku Tours. We had an excellent day and our guide had so much knowledge about this great city. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Baku

  • 20-Sep-2019

    Excellent guide Shaheen took us around for 7 hours explaining everything in great detail and meticulously. Saw pretty much every major sight in Baku

  • 19-Sep-2019

    Excellent guide Shaheen took us around for 7 hours explaining everything in great detail and meticulously. Saw pretty much every major sight in Baku

  • 26-Nov-2017

    Baku is a beautiful city with gorgeous buildings and architecture, steeped in history. My guide, Nazaket, was a fantastic guide! I wold recommend her, and their company, for anyone visiting Azerbaijan.

  • 25-Nov-2017

    Baku is a beautiful city with gorgeous buildings and architecture, steeped in history. My guide, Nazaket, was a fantastic guide! I wold recommend her, and their company, for anyone visiting Azerbaijan.

  • 17-Apr-2017

    Great and interessting Tour in Bakus old town and the modern part.

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