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’ll 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 the V 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.
Tour departs from the exit of Icharishahar metro station. Your guide will have a badge with their name and Baku Tours logo on it. See the image for the exact meeting point: http://bit.ly/IchariMeet. If you’d like a hotel pickup, please choose “Hotel Pickup” option in extras and specify your accommodation address during checkout.
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!
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! :)