The old city is the heart of Baku. A heart that carries a lot of stories, mysteries and legends. Together we will walk through all the historical and significant places of the Old Town and see all its sights. I'll tell you the history of each architectural monument on our way, and there will be a lot of them. You will learn the secrets, happy and tragic stories surrounding the homes of the Baku khans, merchants and oil tycoons.
What is included/excluded
Bottled water is included in the tour price.
Departure & Return
Your hotel, or any place convenient for you in the city (Transfer is carried out from any hotel in the city with a return to the hotel after the tour);
Or a meeting in front of the metro station "Icheri Sheher".from 9am to 2pm (9:00 - 14:00)
What to Expect
"Maiden's Tower" and the first meeting with the old city.
Our excursion will begin near the most ancient symbol of Baku - "The Maiden Tower". I will tell you what was its purpose in different periods of history and tell all its legends and secrets (there are very, very many of them). At your request, we will go into the tower itself and from its top to admire the Old Town - "Icheri Sheher" (in translation means "Inner City"). Further, after examining the palace of the Hajiyevs (with a glorious and tragic fate), we will pass behind the fortress walls and find ourselves in the fabulous atmosphere of the Ancient City. We will examine the ancient excavations, crypts, caravanserais, baths and mosques. Everything that is located in the lower, seaside part of the ancient city-fortress. We will look into the most remote and secret places, about which many tourists do not even guess (and about others they know, but spend hours wandering around the mazes of "Icheri Sheher", they try in vain to find them.
A walk along the city wall and palaces of oil magnates.
Then we for a while will leave the Old City and examine the outer part of the city wall. I will show you a place where two millennia seem to meet with each other. We will walk along the fantastically beautiful Governor's garden, see the secret passage of the ancient fortress and see the building of the Baku Philharmonic. We will walk to one of the most beautiful buildings in Baku - the Palace of Happiness (which, ironically, has one of the most tragic stories in this city). We will pass by many historical buildings - the residence of the Rothschilds, the Sadikhovs' house, Ismailia and many others. I will tell you the story of each of them.
The palace of the Shirvanshahs, the sanctuary and narrow streets of the old city.
We will pass to the upper part of the "Icheri Sheher" and examine the palace of Shirvanshahs, the Khan's house and the fortifications of the city wall, as well as visit the workshop of the famous artist Ali Shamsi. Back we will pass along the authentic, narrow inner street, Baku Museum of Miniature Books, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, past the local sanctuary - the house in which Saint Mir Movsum Aga lived (who, according to the belief, had no bones). A lot of interesting stories and legends will be waiting for you all the way back.
- Up to 4 people - transfer is included in the price;
- More than 4 people, an additional 40 dollars for transportation
(or the excursion can be without a transfer with a meeting point around the metro station "Icheri Sheher");
- Bottled water is included in the tour price;
- The price for visiting museums is not included in the tour price.
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.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers