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Baku city tour

6 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

Discover all of Baku‘s secrets with a fascinating Guided Baku City tour! Explore the beautiful historical Old city, modern Baku, fascinating architecture, Baku boulevard and more! The tour includes pick up and drop off services, just reserve your tour and wait our professional guide and driver to show up on the time agreed with you. The tour will last 5-6 hours. We recommend to start the tour around 10-11 am. in the morning.
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
Baku city tour
  • What is included/excluded

    Private transportation
    Bottled water

    Excluded
    All Fees and Taxes
    Entry/Admission - Palace of the Shirvanshahs
    Entry/Admission - Maiden Tower
    Entry/Admission - Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
    Entry/Admission - Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
  • Departure & Return

    Traveler pickup is offered

  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Highland Park, Baku Azerbaijan

    Upon starting the tour, we will visit the highest pick of the city named Highland Park for amazing city panorama and photo stop.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Flame Towers, 1A, Mehdi Huseyn, Baku Azerbaijan

    We will start the Baku city tour by visiting Flame Towers- a trio of skyscrapers in Baku, Azerbaijan, including the tallest in the country, with a height of 182 m.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Old city of Baku- Icherisheher- was founded on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period. Along with the dominant Azerbaijani element, the city reveals the evidences of Zoroastrian, Sassanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence. From the Upland Plateau it is possible to observe Icherisheher. The fortifying walls surrounding the city complex was destroyed several times during the foreign invasions. In due time, the walls encircling the town had 2 or 3 lines. There were deep moats joined with the sea by the channels among them. Up to now the walls of the 12th century have been preserved.

    Double gates of Old City- Shamakhy gates patents the entrance to the fortress. The Donjon castle of 12th century is also located nearby the gates.

    Maiden Tower- It is a 12th century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. The site is the symbol of Baku and it is in the list of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO since 2000.

    Shirvanshahs’ Palace- Another monument of universal value, one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture is the 12th- to 15th century Shirvanshahs’ Palace, located at the highest point of Old City.
    Caravanserais- Another inseparable part of the old town is the caravanserai. Among many of the caravanserais only four have been preserved. They are Bukhara Caravanserai, Khan Caravanserai, Multanu Caravanserai and Caravanserai of Gasim bey.

    Muhammad Mosque- Muhammad mosque is the oldest mosque in Old City of Baku. Another name of the mosque is Sinig Gala due to its damaged tower.

    Miniature Books Museum- the only museum in the world dedicated to miniature editions of books in numerous languages. The smallest tome (6mm x 9mm) is the Russian book “The Most Miraculous Thing”.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Zamkovskaya Side-street, 76, Baku Azerbaijan

    Another monument of universal value, one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture is the 12th- to 15th century Shirvanshahs’ Palace, located at the highest point of Icherisheher. The architectural complex consists of the palace, the divankhana, which is the place where foreign ambassadors used to meet each other, the mosque of palace with minaret, the mausoleum of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi, the eastern portal and the bath structure. The Shirvanshahs’ Palace was built by the ruler of Shirvanshah Khalilullah the First (1417-1462) and his son Farrukh Yasar. In the past, the palace was surrounded by a wall with towers and, thus, served as the inner stronghold of the Baku fortress. The Palace described by UNESCO as “one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture”. It is now operates as museum and open for tourists.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku Azerbaijan

    It is a 12th century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. The site is considered as the symbol of Baku and was included into the list of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in December of 2000. The structure was erected at the coast of the Caspian Sea preserved its magnificence till our days. The Tower, which was included into the fortification system of Baku, was called “Maiden Tower” for its inaccessibility. There are several more towers in Azerbaijan named “Maiden Tower” as it means “unassailable” place.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Nizami Museum of Literature, Ictiglalijet St, 53, Baku 1005 Azerbaijan

    National Museum of Azerbaijani Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi- museum is located in the center of Baku. It is near to the Fountain Square and next to the entrance of Old City.

    Stop At: Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Mikayil Useynov, 28 The Seaside Boulevard, Baku 1001 Azerbaijan

    The museum has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. The structure of the building looks like a rolled carpet.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Nizami str. /Tarqovi, Baku Azerbaijan

    his is one of the most famous shopping streets in Baku. Besides, the buildings here feature a number of different architectural styles, including Baroque, Renaissance and Neo- Gothic.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Fountain Square, Baku Azerbaijan

    Fountains Square is a public square in downtown Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The name of the fountains square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square.

    Stop At: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, 1/1, Baku 1033 Azerbaijan

    A building complex designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. The building is very distinctive for its unique architectural design. Furthermore, the Center won the Design Museum’s Design of the Year Award in 2014. Therefore, it is a must visit site to see within Baku city tour.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Hotel Pickup

    Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Service animals allowed
    Near public transportation
    Infants must sit on laps
    Infant seats available
    Most travelers can participate
    This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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