Guided tour

Baku: Historic and Modern Baku Tour

Activity provider: Baku Tours

Baku: Historic and Modern Baku Tour

Activity provider: Baku Tours

From US$ 29.46 per person

Explore the architecture and heritage sites of Baku on a group or private guided tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group available


  • Walk through the ancient streets of the Old City
  • See the architecture from the oil boom period
  • Visit Upland Park to see the best panoramic views of Baku
Full description

This spectacular tour is made up of three parts and will first show you examples of medieval architecture in Baku from the 12th century, followed by more recent architectural developments. The excursion will begin by the entrance gates to Gosha Gala Gapisi in the Old City. The Old City is a UNESCO world-heritage listed site and is almost an open-air museum with many sights to see. After that, you will get to see some of the 19th and 20th-Century buildings in the city, which are mainly linked to the oil boom and the history of the Russian Empire. The final part of the tour discusses the Soviet occupation of Azerbaijan and life in Baku today.

All the key parts in the old city are covered during the Baku tour, such as the Maiden Tower, Juma Mosque, and Shirvansah's Palace, along with a Funicular ticket.

  • Professional guide
  • Transfer from the old city to Upland Park and Haydar Aliyev center (for private option)
  • Funicular Ticket
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The guide will be waiting in front of the Double Gates; Gosha Gala Gapisi, Aziz Aliyev St, Baku.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  In the Old City part of the tour, you will have to walk through narrow streets and on steps
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Arif is a very nice tour guide, who really loves his country and knows a lot about the history of Azerbaijan. Although I was the only one who requested a free tour in Baku, the company didn't cancel my trip and provided a private old city tour without any charge. I definitely recommend this excellent tour!

November 29, 2021


Arif is a very professional, punctual and well prepared guide. He enjoys his job and keep the visitors involved in learning the history of the places. He is awesome.

March 17, 2022

Arif really made the tour highly informative and entertaining. A great tour with fantastic views of the city

February 16, 2022

Product ID: 306348