In Baku Walking Free Tour you discover the reflection of Baku’s past and hear about oil barons and their quest for personal glory and fame along the streets Ali&Nino used to walk.
You will also get acquainted with social, cultural, political aspect of every-day life in Baku on the background of stories based on real life of oil barons in late 19th and early 20th century as well as soviet and modern times. The tour ends with free cup of tea at Coffee Moffie.
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 a oriental conventional Muslim society. You will hear stories about Azerbaijan’s dilemma of East vs. West, oil barons’ hunger for personal glory and fame, tragedy of our happiness, Polish factor, Charlie Hebdo of Azerbaijan, our obsession with memorials to literary figures and so on.
Duration: 2 and half hours.
The tour takes place every day.
Start Point: Icheri-sheher Metro, out front (Please, refer to google map above)
Start Times: 10:30am/15:00pm
End Point: Islam Safarli street, Coffee Moffie
Please make a booking in advance to ensure that a tour guide expecting for you.
Tipping: Although it is not obligatory to tip, we believe that it is a personal matter. At the end of a tour, you may wish to tip the tour guide as an appreciation of services provided. An appropriate tipping is around 10$ or whatever you feel comfortable leaving.
- Tour is offered in English and Azerbaijani
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately