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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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Siemens Built Railway Hiking Trip

OVERVIEW
Gedabey has been a centre of gold/copper mining since early ages. Mining operations were poorly-organized lacking technology and financial resources prior to the Siemens Brothers took control of the mine in 1865. The Siemens Bothers, Werner, Carl, Otto and Walter have involved in complex industrial operations in Gedabey during 1865-1920. Their activities also included turning Gedabey in European-looking small town that you may still explore the German heritage of that period in today’s Gedabey, too. The Siemens Brothers’ expertise and know-how has made Gedabey to be coined with the first railway and hydroelectric power plant of its kind in Caucasus at that time. This hiking reflects history, nature and local food in Gedabey.

HIGHLIGHTS
– Explore one of the remote regions of Azerbaijan
– Hear about forgotten German heritage in Gedebey
– Trace forgotten story of railway built by Siemens for mining
– Hike through villages with background of potato fields and beautiful mountain scenery in Lesser Caucasus Mountain Range
– Led by a local guide
– Taste Gedabey’s famous potatoes and kebabs

COURSE OF HIKING TOUR
A hiking tour travels through Qalakent, Miskinli, Sabatkechmaz, Chalburun, Duzyurd and Gedabey city. It is about 20 km. The tour will first start exploring Koroghlu Castle at the edge of Miskinli village. Then the tour continues through the exact route of the narrow-gauge line (railway route) that the Siemens Brothers built during 1879-1883. On the route you will eyewitness more than twenty five (25) arch-bridges (viaducts) of different scale, the largest bridges having 9 arches. The tour will end with visiting the Siemens Exhibition at Gedabey Culture House and then walking through streets where Siemens’ copper smeltery and various administrative and cultural buildings located.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Minimum number of people is 5.

PRICE for GROUP of 5 ppl is 925 AZN

For detailed itinerary, email us at enquiry@azerbaijantraveller.com

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