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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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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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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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