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DETAILS

Duration: 4-5 hours

Itinerary: Baku city sightseeing + Old City walking tour

Pick-up & Drop-off at your hotel (within Baku)

Category: Private tour

Language: English (other languages on request)

PRICES

Prices per group (in US dollars):

1-2 travelers 3-6 travelers 7 and more travelers
Standard 95$ 120$ upon request
VIP* upon request upon request upon request

 

* VIP – A choice of luxury cars are available (Mercedes S-class,  E-class, V-class, and etc.)

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Pick-up & Drop-off at your hotel (within Baku)
  • Personal English speaking guide (other languages on request)
  • Personal Driver & air-conditioned vehicle

EXCLUSIONS

  • Entrance tickets
  • Meals
  • Insurance

DESCRIPTION

Being in Baku for the first time, you can hardly imagine, understand, where to go and what to do?

However, where to begin? Such a question may arise even for experienced travelers.

This tour was created especially for those who are in a hurry to learn all the fun about the city, sung by Mayakovski and Dumas.

We will show you the city as we see it: filled with bright and warm sun, Caucasian hospitality and love of life.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Familiarity with the centuries-old history of the city, with all stages of its development, since the early Middle Ages and ending with the beginning of the 21th century

The opportunity to compare the ancient and modern buildings of the city

The unique panorama from height of bird’s flight

MAIN POINTS OF THE ROUTE:

Sightseeing tour of Baku (Auto / pedestrian)

The First Oil Well

In 1846, the first oil well was drilled at the Bi bi-Heybat field near Baku.

Thus, this well can be considered the first in the world, since it appeared 13 years before industrial oil production began in the United States.

For drilling, the Minister of Finance of the Russian Empire instructed the state chamber to allocate one thousand rubles in silver.

In April 2017, the first industrial oil production tower was operational again, but as a Museum object.

Aquatic Palace

Drive past the Baku Water sports Palace-huge sports facility built by the order of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for the first European games in Baku. The Palace of water sports is an arena located at the southern end of the national flag Square in Baku, designed mainly for water sports competitions. The arena is designed for almost six thousand seats. In 2015, the Palace will host competitions in swimming, synchronized swimming and diving in the framework of the I European games

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum (passing through)

Drive past the unique structure in the form of a carpet, which holds a rich collection (more than 14,000 exhibits) of the material culture of Azerbaijan and, above all, carpets the most valuable heritage of the Azerbaijani people

The Azerbaijan national carpet Museum has been created by the order of the Council of Ministers of the Republic   of Azerbaijan in 1967. From 1967 to 1993, the Museum was called the Azerbaijan state Museum of carpet and folk applied art, from 1993 to 2014  the State Museum of carpet and folk applied art named after Latif Karimov, from 2014 to 2019-the Azerbaijan carpet Museum, from 2019 to the present-the Azerbaijan national carpet Museum.

The Seaside Park (Baku Boulevard)

One of the main attractions of the capital of Azerbaijan, its business card. To visit Baku and not to visit the Boulevard is unthinkable. In the last few years, Baku Boulevard has grown enormously, covering almost the entire inner part of the Bay. Its length of the Boulevard before the reconstruction was 16 kilometers, and after the General reconstruction is 25 km. In addition, most importantly, Baku Boulevard is not only a beautiful and cozy Park, it is our history, our present and future, the place where the noise subsides for a moment, where you can feel the soul of Baku, feel its magic, and where you come to realize why it is impossible not to fall in love with this city.  In 2009, the Park celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Government house

Drive past the amazing beauty and Majesty of the building “Government House» perfectly fits into the overall architecture of the city. This building had a decisive influence on the aesthetic orientation of post-war architecture in Azerbaijan.In the era when the building was built, it was dominant over the surrounding landscape-low-rise buildings only emphasized its scale.

The White city

Travel past the former oil and industrial zone “Black city «and now rightly renamed the “White city”. The reason for this was the implementation of the grandiose project “Baku White City”, during which all the old industrial enterprises were removed, in place of which modern residential quarters are growing.

The cultural Center of Heydar Aliyev (inspection from the outside)

Stop near the creation the real jewel of Baku modern architecture of the famous architect Zaha Hadid, included in the number of the most expressive world architectural structures of 21th century. The building characterized by incredibly smooth outlines and lack of corners.

The Flame Towers

A symbol of modern Baku, which was three giant buildings, shaped like tongues of fire. The tallest buildings in Azerbaijan, which are visible from anywhere in Baku, in their design and, most importantly, their evening illumination really resemble a huge fire raging in the West of the city, on a high hill, illuminating everything around with its reddish glow. The view is indescribable, but what is even more pleasant-absolutely free

The upland park

Stop at the highest point of the city with a unique view of the sea Bay and the city of Baku. The mountainous Park of Baku is the highest point of the capital of Azerbaijan, offering a beautiful panorama of the city and the Bay. Both locals and tourists often come here to see Baku from a bird’s eye view, as well as just for a walk

Walking tour Secrets of the fortress of Baku

Gosha Gala Gapysy (Pair gate)

Acquaintance with the historical center of Baku begins with a Pair of gates, entering which tourists will find themselves on the territory of the historical center called “Icheri Sheher” (Old City). Mysterious walking tour in the Old Town, which has preserved to this day, and the walls, and narrow cobbled streets…

The archaeological garden

Here, during the excavations, the remains of buildings and artifacts of the Bronze Age related to the earliest settlement in the territory of Baku were discovered.

Mosques

Muhammad Ibn Abu-Bakr, popularly known as sonig-gala, is the earliest dated monument in the old Baku fortress. (1078 -1079); Juma (15-19th century); Lezghi (1169), Gileyli (13thcentury), Molla Ahmed 13th century) and others.

Caravansarais

Inspection of the first” Hotels» in Baku. Being an Eastern city, Baku has not bypassed one of the most important elements of Eastern architecture the complex of Caravansarais. We will visit Multani (15th century) and Bukhara (14th century)

Maiden tower (Giz Galasi)

The ancient and at the same time well  preserved monument “Giz Galasi”  which was originally a cult ,and later a defensive structure , to this day is a symbol of the Old City. In 1964, the Maiden tower became a Museum, and since 2000 is included in the list of UNESCO monuments.

The Shirvanshahs ‘ Palace Complex

The Palace of Shirvanshahs is the former residence of Shirvanshahs (rulers of Shirvan), located in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. The construction of the Palace was connected with the transfer of the capital of the Shirvanshakh state from Shamakhy to Baku. The Palace complex was built in the period from13th to 16th century.

Baku Museum of miniature books

Tahir Salakhov’s sister-Zarifa Salakhova collected the exhibits exhibited in the Museum for almost 30 years. Her personal collection of 6500 books from 64 countries of the world.

Ali Shamsi’s workshop is a rebel who creates happy worlds

One of the favorite attractions of the Old City is the Studio of the famous artist Ali Shamsi. The peculiarity of this workshop is already visible from the amazing facade, attracting with its special energy. Then there are brushes stuck in the ground, a painted tree, an air conditioner painted with all the colors and other attributes that clearly indicate that a creative person lives here.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Optional Sites: Azerbaijan State Carpet Museum; Azerbaijan History Museum; National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

Travel Consultants

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Viktoriya Rilova

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Jamal Ibrahimov

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Ulviya Maharramova

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