Baku Oil Heritage Walking Tour

In this private walking tour our guide walks you through streets of the historic core of Baku including Old Town, Niyazi, Istiglaliyyet and Mutuza Mukhtarov streets. Meanwhile you discover the reflection of Baku’s past and hear about oil barons of the first oil boom era and their quest for personal glory and fame. The tour offers insider’s guide to urban exploration about social, cultural, political aspect of every-day life in Baku with background of stories based on real life of oil barons from late 19th and early 20th century as well as soviet and modern times.

The tour highlights how oil changed Baku as as the new generation of the first era of oil boom assumed their social responsibility for a change in an oriental conventional Muslim society. You will hear stories about Azerbaijan’s dilemma of East vs. West, oil barons’ hunger for personal glory and fame, influence of Polish architects, change and continuity through times under imperial Russia, Soviet and Independent Azerbaijan.

Duration of walking tours would be about 3 hours.

Group Size Group Price
1-5 ppl 130 AZN
6-10 ppl 170 AZN
11-15 ppl 220 AZN
16-21 ppl 270 AZN

Price includes:

  • Fully narrated sightseeing program in private walking tour;
  • A cup of tea at Coffee Moffie, a local community cafe;
  • Local guide.

Additional Info:

  • Tour is offered in English and Azerbaijani;
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately;
  • Subject to confirmation within 24 hour.