I’ve been on many free walking tours and this one by far one of the best. It had a great theme to it and felt very well put together. It wasn’t just a bunch of facts thrown together – I felt that it told a proper story and was memorable.
We did tour with Gani to Gobustan and to Atashgah&Burning mountains. It was a great experience and Gani’s knowledge and ability to share just the right amount of information was terrific. Great conversation and learning about Azerbaijan. Keep up the good work. Cheers!
I did two tours with Azerbaijan Traveller, the free walking tour through Baku, and a private tour to the Absheron peninsula, and was highly satisfied with both of them. Guide Ganni is very knowledgable, speaks excellent English, and provides really interesting in-depth views about his country and Azeri history and society. Highly recommended.
We took this walking tour, which revolved around Ali and Nino story, on the first day of our Baku visit. Our guide Gani Nasirov was simply awesome. He gave us stories, history, anecdotes and trivia about the main buildings, statues, museums and eateries of the city. His English was very good. It was a three hour tour which included a section of old town, oil baron houses, fountain square, Philharmonic garden, Nizami Street to name a few things. Overall it was a wonderful introduction to this marvelous city.
Even-though I lived in Baku 15 years, 80 percent of the information I got from the guides was new for me. The team is professional, and they do their job with passion
The guide and the way he told the stories about old and modern Baku was fascinating. I recommend it to tourists, as well as to locals
We had an amazing trip to Gobustan and the day trip to Khinalig village was one of those “once in a lifetime” experiences. Don’t miss it while in Baku – you will regret forever. Gani is a great guide.
Did the free walking tour during the day and then decided to also do the evening one. The one during the day was lead by Eldar who was full of facts. He was able answer any questions we had. Gani lead the evening one that focused on different historical points and areas of the city. It ended with beautiful photo opportunities near the flame towers. If you are just arriving to Baku and enjoy learning about the history of the place your visiting, I highly recommend doing a walking tour.
We used Azerbaijan Traveller for four tours and Gani our tour guide was awesome. He guided us, translated for us, and more importantly became a friend during our time in Baku. Gani is an encyclopedia of Azerbaijan and his explanation of the various sights in perfect English was fantastic. His passion and love for his country is certainly felt on all his tours and his knowledge of the history and changing cultures of Azerbaijan throughout the centuries was a pleasure to listen to and experience.
I certainly would recommend Gani and his company to anyone who wants to experience Azerbaijan / Baku to the fullest.
In short Gani is an untapped, valuable resource in Baku tourism.
I was lucky to join two tours in one day…Baku city tour & the Night tour as I only came for a short visit. It was perfect..Gani is phenomenal..his knowledge is epic & he is super company. Highly recommend.
We did Baku Walking Tour and Gobustan Tour with Gani and were very satisfied with the service. Gani is a great guide, knows the history, ready to share his knowledge as well as some stories about life in Baku with you. His English is great as Gani studied abroad previously. The pricing is competitive compared to other firms which provide guided tours. Highly recommended. You will definitely feel comfortable and safe with Gani.
My husband and I booked this free walking tour at the very last minute, and we were lucky we found it! Eldar was an excellent guide who introduced us to the history, culture, and fruit! We very much enjoyed our tour and also Eldar’s company – there is a lot to learn about Baku, so I’m glad we didn’t miss this. We recommended this tour to everyone we met in Azerbaijan. Thanks again, Eldar!
Fantastic walking tour. Ganni will give you info not only for the history of the city but also tips for cafes, clubs etc.
Fantastic walking tour with the knowledgeable Gani which was a great introduction to the city…the night tour is great taking you to all the best vantage points of Baku and the day walk goes in to lot of interesting history.
This is one of the best free walking tours we joined – Gani’s tour was both fun and informative, keeping us engaged until the very end.
He offered a very interesting view on the Azerbaijani culture and history through old pictures compared to the sites we visited, he shared insightful stories and he provided us with useful tips regarding what else to visit in Azerbaijan.
Our tour guide Gai was just perfect. He ran the tour for just two of us, and patiently answered all our questions. We had a fantastic tour of the centre, with explanations of the Old Town, the Russian, Soviet and modern history and architecture. We learnt so much, and enjoyed every minute of the tour. Highly recommended, whether you are new to Baku or not!
Great and interesting tour with Gani our guide. I booked the tour in the morning to be on the 3pm walking tour. It was a very interesting tour which covered Baku’s history and took in the Old City. Gani ran the tour even though there were only two of us, which was really good of him and he made the time to answer all of our questions.
Gani joined me and the other guy from the tour in the evening to show us around some bars. He also had lots of great tips that only come through local knowledge. Ending the tour at Coffee Moffiee is a great place with a free cup of tea, as it enabled us to continue to ask questions.
You will definitely get more than you bargained for with this tour!
We actually ended up combining two tours (Gobustan/Mud Volcanoes plus Fire Temple/Burning Mountain) in a one day tour. It was a long day but it was worth it.
Gani, our guide, was responsive to my pre tour inquiries. He also showed up on time. He was knowledgeable and provided all sorts of fascinating information about the sights, as well as some additional stops he added along the way. He also took us to a local restaurant where they serve Qutab. He was also very friendly and well educated, and we had plenty of discussions about many other interesting topics.
I definitely enjoyed our tour, albeit a long day that necessitated driving out of town.
The guide was a nice guy, knowing what he is doing, expert and energetic. We had a great time and enjoyed our 2.5 hours around the old city
We took their free tour. The guide was an expert obviously, he is a local and knows the city very well. We had a great 2 and a half hours and I highly recommend them. You’ll love it.
Eldar (our guide) was very informative, and the tour provided us with a good understanding of Baku, its history and culture!
We did the free tour on our first day and it was really great. The guy explained us a lot and showed us all history around the old town. The day after we did another day tour with this guide that we also really recommend ( absheron tour). Well done Gani!
Paul, the Netherlands
Strongly advices! The guide was very prepared and the tour was more then enjoyable! It was nice to discover Baku with a local!
Our free walking tour in Baku was one of the best, we have seen so many great places and beautiful architectural buildings. Highly recommended. Gani,our guide is highly informative.
We reserved Gani’s tour in advance. We spent together almost 4 hours including the last hour drinking tea at Gani’s office – the lovely coffee shop, Gani was extremely informative, open to any type of question and did his utmost to clarify various aspects of this fascinating country. Highly recommended.
Our trip to Azerbaijan would have been totally different if we haven’t met Gani… We learned so much from him about the history of the country and the Old town, also, he gave us some great tips about local food in the area!
Great guy Gani… knowledgeable guide… selfless service. The free walking tour covers the highlights of the Icheri Sheher (old town) as it blends with its surroundings. The route and narration is fluid and takes you back in time. And what better way than to end with free coffee! Respect!
I joined the free walking tour on my first day in Baku and the Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes tour on another day.
Both tours were led by Gani, a nice and knowledgeable guide who spoke a perfect english.
The free walking tour was a nice i troduction to the city and the Highlights of the old town. Besides that, Gani provided us with some great tips for other activities in Baku.
Gobustan tour was also quite good and lasted around 6 hours. It included a visit to the Petroglyphs and a surprisingly interactive museum, the active Mud Volcanoes and the impressive Bibi Heybat Mosque.
Thank you, Gani!
Easy booking, great place, really great guide that knows a lots of history, overall cool experience.
Gani was a very professional guide who allowed me to gain much insight into the history and culture of Baku and of Azerbaijan as a whole. The walking tour route was meticulously planned out to keep the chronology of the various sights in mind, such that when presented together the history of Baku literally unfolded before our eyes. Gani’s folder containing pictures of street views from centuries past was especially entertaining, because when we stood at the exact same spot where the historical photographs were taken we could witness for ourselves the massive transformation that Baku has undergone.
In addition, Gani’s emphasis of important historical figures in his narration made the information presented much easier to digest, as his focus on their individual personalities and deeds accentuated the diverse nature of local history and allowed us to very easily relate to the facts and figures. Gani’s knowledge of regional history and current affairs also allowed for interesting and informative conversations. He also managed to help me out with the most outlandish queries about travelling in the countryside, for which I am very appreciative. Given the limited duration of the tour, I feel that Gani does very well in telling us which sites deserve to be further explored after the tour, making his walking tour the ideal way to get a preliminary – yet by no means shallow – taster of Baku.
Tan te Tran, Singapore
So glad I decided to do this tour with Ganni. He was so knowledgeable, fun, and helpful. Great tea at the end with great recommendations and answers to ALL my questions. He even walked me to a money exchange afterwards. Thank you for everything!
The guide was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the history of Baku and Azerbaijan. We enjoyed the visit.
The walking tour was excellent. Be prepared for a 5k with lots of hills… but spectacular views. The tour stays close to the Old City but also shows off some of the (19th century) oil boom grandeur. The guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyable… and the tour ends at a fabulous little cafe
A great tour for getting to know the history of Baku and exploring some lesser-known sights. But the best part was definitely our guide, Gani, who was friendly and welcoming. We asked him a lot of questions about Baku and he chatted openly about the culture and gave us a great insight into daily Azeri life.
Gani was energetic and fun, and most importantly, he could speak very good english, which is a BIG plus point for this area. I had plenty of questions prior to booking a tour with him, but he answered everything quickly and re-assured me that we’d be having fun – which we did.
Xiwen, Singapore India
Gani is a great guide and he is like live encyclopedia of Baku. Dont miss chance to learn the oldest buildings history with Baku Traveller.
Khadijan, Azerbaijan India
Gani was my tour guide. He was young, energetic ,informative and professional. I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour. I would highly recommend every tourist to book the walking tour on day 1 , which would give a orientation and understanding of the city and would help to plan the rest of the days in Baku.
We had an amazing experience around Baku. We had travelled through all Baku historical moment and event with Mr. Gani and his red umbrella:). He was export and well educated guy who told us about Baku history. Also, the stories that stands behind each building in Baku. We can’t express who thankful and great for the tour. Thx Gani
I can only recommend this tour to everyone that visits Baku. Gani is a wonderful person that has profound knowledge about the history and development of Baku and Azerbaijan as a whole. No question was left unanswered and the conception of the tour was great as well. I`ve been living in Baku for almost a year and took the tour with a friend that was visiting. I should have done it earlier as I fell I have understood this wonderful city just now.
Gani was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable. We spent just short of 3 hours wandering the city’s sites. Highly recommended!
A great way to spend a few hours in Baku. The guide was really nice and very knowledgeable I would recommend it to anyone that visits.
Great tour with a super guide. Very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Gani took the time to take us for beers as well in the evening. I couldn’t have asked for more!
Highly recommended! .
Gani was our guide on our first day in Baku! He is very knowledgeable– he holds a Master’s degree no less so we enjoyed the intellectual conversations with him about Azeri history and politics. The route is the walking tour is perfect, this is a good way as a star off point on discovering this amazing city.
Eldar conducted our morning waking tour. He was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and precise about the history. For us it was a great introduction to the city. Alder has a pretty interesting perspective on the current international affairs and was very helpful in planning our tour of fire temple and sheki. At the end of the tour he treated us to a nice cup of tea.
We had the tour today, on 28th June, with Eldar, and it was amazing! He is a very knowledgeable guy and had insightful answers to all our questions related to Azerbaijan and it’s neighbours, and the relations between them. He also told us a great deal about many of the old and heritage buildings in and around the old city.
Gani is an excellent guide & his pace of the tour is something you’ll enjoy. You’ll get to appreciate the history of the attraction more than just looking at it as something old. He’s also knowledgeable and accommodating when it comes to unrelated questions about the tour (but still about the Azerbaijan.) Be sure not to miss it when you’re in Baku!!
We walk around city center and he is very good tour guide, very intelligent and smart person. I advice all of them
Seyid Kenan, Azerbaijan
It’s really important to have the benefit of local knowledge about the political, historical and cultural context in which a city like Baku developed. Gani provides all this and tops it all off with some tea at the cosy cafe Coffee Moffie.
Really committed to showing us the highlights of Baku despite the cold conditions. Really interesting and a very nice cup of tea Baku-style at the cozy Coffee Moffee afterwards. Also full of tips for cool places to eat and drink in the city 🙂
This tour is a perfect possibility to see interesting sometimes hidden places of an incredible multifaceted city and to learn cool stories about its people and life. I was happy to join this tour and enjoy Gani’s guidance, open-mindness and passion about the city. Highly recommended!
It was a great experience having a tour with Ganni. He is really passionate and knowledgeable about Baku and its history. He walked us through the old town and told many stories from XIX century to nowadays about the buildings and places along the way. I can definitely recommend it.
From the moment we contacted Azerbaijan Traveller they went above and beyond. The free walking tour we wanted to book was full and yet Gani (the host) offered to give our group of 5 a tour at any time in the evening that suited us. When we later learned that there was no left-luggage at the Baku Airport, he also suggested that we could leave our luggage at his coffee shop for the day – genuine hospitality and eager to please.
The tour itself was exceptional. Gani asked how long we wanted it to be and perfectly suited it to our requests. He was lively, incredibly informative and very happy to speak frankly and answer any questions we had. We’ve done free walking tours in about 10 cities and this was easily in our top 2.
Wish Gani and the entire Coffee Moffee crew the best of luck and would recommend them to anyone passing through Baku.
The tour is excellent. Good route and many interesting infomations! Guided by the talented Ganni, he is really kind and got a nice sense of humour. I can just recommend to everyone to join this tour. Dont forget to tip!
Though I am local and have some information about Baku, this small walking was very interesting for me to get more about my country`s history, Baku. I wanna thank to Qani for this great tour. I am sure all will enjoy who have tour with you. Thank you very much!
You got to tour Baku with Gani, too.
I took a great walk around Baku with Gani. I’ve already walked many times in the streets of Baku, but I never felt it so enchanting and captivating spell of Baku.
Gani is such a friendly and helpful guide that he even extended the tour to the History Museum as it was open doors day at the museum. So i had little bit extra enjoyment that day.
Beautiful city! The tour guide – Gani, speaks perfect English and knows the answer to any questions about the city’s and country’s history. The tour was very interesting and useful. I’d love to visit Baku again.
I would just like to confirm what others have said about the free walking tour with Azerbaijan Traveller. We enjoyed the company of Gani on New Year’s Eve for around three hours in Baku, soaking up plenty of history and visiting many sites, all the while being fed with lots of background information to this fascinating city. I thoroughly recommend this experience.
So, Ganni is a very smart, informative and kind person, who showed us around the city and taught us many interesting things about city of Baku and it’s oil barrons.
After the tour we were invited for a free cup of tea which was amazing 🙂
And last but not the least, he helped us with a really important issue which was not related to the walking tour itself, so we both thank you Ganni really much!! 🙂
Ervin and Peli, your first Croatians 😀
Ervin and Peli, Crotia
Not just looking, but SEEing around our beloved Baku with Gani. Thanks a lot for this wonderful and interesting tour and your enthusiasm Gani.
You can always feel when someone does his job with love and passion.
All the best to each azerbaijantraveller.
He is helpful, knowledgeable and most of all: fun to be around! He provides great tours – very interesting and full of passion for what he is doing. Its my third time to Baku and I have still learned so much. Thank you very much – çox sağ ol!
We join Baku walking free tour, our guide was Gani Nasirov and he’s so professional! We visited so many unique places, which I’m sure we wouldn’t find ourselves! A lot of thanks Azerbaijan Traveller and especially Gani Nasirov! We recomend this tour to tourists who wants to know more about Baku history and find many surprises in the Baku streets.
Our guide, Gani, gave us excellent free walking tour about our city. He is an energetic guy and has a sense of humour and wide knowledge of Baku. Well recommended! .
Well done Gani-I thoroughly enjoyed this interesting and informative tour old local baku. well recommended!
We did the Baku Freetour. It was very interesting because Gani did not only show us his city but also explained us how Azerbaijan “thinks”. Book in advance, because he is not there every day.
This gives good idea of Baku and Azerbaijan history and culture. Also if possible to have similar tour from any other important part of the city to cover other things and place. We enjoyed the tour and guide Mr Gani was very nice and good English speaking
A very informative & detailed tour about Azerbaijan, you shouldn’t be missed.
Highly recommended even for azerbajani! With the smart,friendly guide Gani interesting and educational tour is guaranteed.He covers not only typical tourist attractions but as well as less known places with the plenty of fascinating stories. Mega informative Baku Walking Free Tour is the best way to explore ancient city!
Thx a lot to Gani I really enjoyed the excursion. We saw the most interesting places around Old city and even more. I’ve got a lot of new information on history of Azerbaijan during a comfortable relaxed walking.
Thanks for a great tour Gani! I have been to many walking tours before and I must say that this was one of the most interesting! I enjoyed it a lot and got some real insights in both history and the everyday life of Azerbaijan. Thanks! I hope we meet again some time! 🙂
I was welcomed warmly. The tour was organized well, very informative. The tour guide is very educated and open minded and shows you features of the city you won’t recognize on your own.
I can’t stress enough how great this tour was to me. … It made the trip real and incredibly exciting, not to mention that it would have taken me at least years to forget these moments and of course, the places and histories of them. The richness and depth of so many remarkable experiences resulted in an exciting and highly enjoyable trip….
This Baku Walking tour and company of Azerbaijan Traveler, and especially our guide Gani Nasirov truly were a blessing to all of us and I would use them and recommend them over and over again with no hesitation.
Did the Baku City tour with Gani, he’s a very knowledgeable and professional guide. He also offered to plan more tours; wish I had more time to get out of the city and see village side…Gani also spent time with me on my arrival day explaining various places that I can visit and how.. he’s very passionate about his country and his work and this is what made it more enjoyable…I definitely recommend Azerbaijan traveler to anyone thinking of visiting and especially if you’re into different kinds of tours that most of other tourists won’t know about.
We enjoyed our tour with “Azerbaijan Traveller”. Walking in Baku and getting to know interesting facts about the local architecture, city’s history and the people who helped to built it we were amazed. Our guide was so friendly he shared with us his experience of living in the city, his views on local customs and traditions. He took his time to show us even more than was planned so for that we’re grateful.
The guide is really helpful and the tour was very interesting with comprehensive explanations. Highly recommended.
I took part in a tour. I liked it. In general, it is praiseworthy that you visit around Baku and then write about them. (Translation)
Great initiative! Did the walking tour with Gani. He knows Baku really well and explained everything with great interest and patience. Also suggested other off-beat places to visit in Azerbaijan. If you are looking for a memorable experience in and around Baku, I strongly recommend Azerbaijan Traveller. (Bonus – Good chance to make some English speaking friends
Enjoyed Baku Tour. What makes it different, the guide is alive and passionate. He is, definitely, not one of those robot-like-guides used to repeat one and same things forever and lost sense of things they talk about.
Gani’s free Baku Walking Tour is a must-do for any visitor to Baku who wants to get a quick understanding of Baku’s history, especially in the period from the late 19th century to early 20th century. Virtually all the sights covered on this tour lie outside the Inner City (İçərişəhər), so you don’t have to worry about the tour overlapping with your own wanderings within the Inner City. The incorporation of the “Ali and Nino” story into the tour was a nice touch too; I finished the book after the tour and the story-line was just so much more vivid as I could visualise the places mentioned in the book after the tour.
An eexcellentTour with our guide Gani.. I highly recommend taking this tour which covers the unknown history of Azerbaijan / Baku Totally enjoyed it!
Jamal, The Netherlands