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Baku Downtown Walking Free Tour

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Overview

In Baku Downtown Walking Free Tour you explore social-cultural-leasure heart of the city centre of Baku that labelled as “Tarqovı” (Nizami street) and learn about exquisite stories of love and hatred, rise and fall, happiness and tragedy, turmoil and tranquillity, contrast and harmony from confluent lifes of oil barons and everyday people.

You will be guided to social and cultural formation of Fountains Square (then Parapet), Nizami (then Torgovaya) and Khagani (Xəqani; then Molokanskaya) streets in Baku based on real life stories, urban legends and myths that have been developed through imperial Russian, socialist Soviet and capitalist modern times. The tour ends with a free cup of black Azerbaijani tea at Coffee Moffie, a local coffee shop.

Highlights
– Explore city centre on 2.5 hours walking tour
– Understand achitectural development of city centre
– Hear about Urban legends and myths
– Soak up atmosphere of popular culture
– Empathize with love stories of Baku
– Spot central pubs and cafes
– Led by a local guide
– Tour ends with a free cup of tea

Meeting Point: In front of Pizza Hut/KFC at Fountains Square

The tour takes place every day except for SUNDAYS. However, booking is required.

Start Point: in front of Pizza Hut/KFC at Fountain Square (Please, refer to google map above)

Start Time: 16:00 PM

Tipping: This tour is entirely based on tips. How much you tip is completely up to you. You decide at the end of tour how much you think it is worth, or  what the amount is that guide deserves as an appreciation of services provided at the end.

Additional Info

– At least two people required to run tour.
– Tour is offered in English and Azerbaijani.
– Operates in all weather conditions, except for harsh weather conditions.

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Group Tour to Gobustan and Absheron

OVERVIEW

Visit UNESCO World Heritage site at Gobustan National  Park to eyewitness culture of prehistoric humans depicted on Rock as rock-art representation, and Gobustan Mud volcanoes in Dashgil to explore surface similar to one on the Moon as anomalic geological processes in exuding mud volcanoes and Bibi Heybat Mosque, a historic mosque with cultural and social value.

Afterwards we visit a castle-like hindu-zoroastrian pilgrimage site of Ateshgah (Fire) Temple from XVIII-XIX century, Oil fields and ‘nodding donkey’ (oil pump) of Ramana village and Ramana castle from XII-XIV century, ever-lasting fire at Yanardag and later 15 minutes photo-shooting of Heydar Aliyev Centre.

 ATTRACTIONS ARE COVERED

Gobustan Museum of PetroglyphsisGobustan Mud volcanoes in Dashgil and Bibi Heybat Mosque, Ateshgah and Yanardag are the attractions to visit.

DURATION

Overall duration of the tour is about 8-9 hours. It strats at 9 AM.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Pick up and drop off in the city centre/hotel
  • Transport service with AC
  • Private sightseeing program with a local guide
  • Local guide fee
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary
  • Lunch
  • 0.5L bottled water

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Entry to Heydar Aliyev Center
  • Alcoholic Beverages

PRICE for Groups

  • 5-9 people: 90 azn/per person
  • 10 and more people: 80 azn/per person