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Baku Oil Heritage Walking Tour

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 SizeGroup Price
1-5 ppl130 AZN
6-10 ppl170 AZN
11-15 ppl220 AZN
16-21 ppl270 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.

Baku Original Walking Free Tour

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Overview

Baku Original Walking Free Tour offers a walk through the most historic sightseeing highlights of Baku, the Fountains Square and four UNESCO sites in Old Town (Icherisheher) meanwhile reflecting on Baku’s past and the transformation that brought by oil barons and their quest for personal glory and fame.

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. You will have insight on of small medieval religious town’s transformation into cosmopolitan city. The tour ends with a free cup of local black tea at Coffee Moffie.

Highlights

– Explore oldest part of the city on 2.5 hours walking tour
– Hear legends about prominent Oil Barons
– Understand social dynamics of city life
– Soak up the atmosphere in oldest part of city
– Romanticize streets Ali&Nino used to hang out
– Led by a local guide
– Tour ends with a free cup of tea

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

The tour takes place EVERY DAY. However, booking is REQUIRED.

Start Time (s)

11:00 AM & 19:00 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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Ateshgah and Yanardag Tour

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OVERVIEW

Ateshgah Temple (trans. Fire Temple) is 17th-19th century temple was built by Hindu and Zoroastrian worshipers and traveller, and was regularly visited place for fire-worshipers in Surakhany. People of hinduism and zoroastrianism would go on a pilgrimage to this place. However, it operates as only museum currently. During late 19th and warly 20th centuries, Surakhany, Sabunchu, Ramana villages were producing industrially huge volume of oil, though it is dormant today. Along the road trip you will observe oil rigs and derricks which are still functional. Yanardag (trans. Fire Mountain) in Mammadali village is the place, where you observe flaming gas that comes from the hill that resembles Ateshgah in 18th century. Natural gas flares continuously from ancient times and is one of best illustration why local people call Azerbaijan as “Land of Fire”. 

ATTRACTIONS ARE COVERED

Ateshgah Temple, Oil fields of Ramana village, Yanardag and 15 minutes photoshooting of Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre are the attractions to visit.

 

DURATION

Overall duration of the tour is about 4 hours. It starts at 9 AM.

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

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

 

PRICE

  • 1 person: 160 azn
  • 2 people: 85 azn/per person
  • 3 people: 75 azn/per person
  • 4 people: 65 azn/per person
  • 5-6 people: 55 azn/per person

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • We run the tour in all weather conditions.
  • At least two people required to run the tour
  • Subject to availability

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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.

TOUR 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
  • NOTE:  Mud Volcanoes are inaccessible in a rainy day.

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Entry to Heydar Aliyev Center
  • Alcoholic Beverages

PRICE FOR PER PERSON IN GROUPS

  • 1 person: 250 azn
  • 2 people: 150 azn/per person
  • 3 people: 120 azn/per person
  • 4 people: 110 azn/per person
  • 5-9 people: 80 azn/per person
  • 10 and more: 70 azn/per person