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Baku: Historic and Modern Baku Tour

1. Baku: Historic and Modern Baku Tour

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.

From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

2. From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Baku, head off into the Azerbaijani mountains for a full-day adventure. You’ll start in the Shamakhi region, visiting the the Juma mosque, dating back to the 12th century. Driving through the picturesque north-eastern caucasian mountains, you’ll arrive in Gabala. After sitting down for a lunch of traditional Azerbaijani delicacies, you’ll head off into the verdant mountains that Gabala is renowned for. At the foot of Mount Tufandagh, you’ll board a cable card to head up to the top of the mountain to gaze upon the lush valleys beneath you.  Afterwards, head off to Nohur Lake, known for its emerald-green waters surrounded by stately mountains. Hopping in to a Soviet-era Lada car, you’ll mount the hill up to the 7 Beauties Waterfall, named for the 7 stages of the falls. After taking in innumerable natural beauty, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Baku.

From Baku: Quba and Khinaliq Village Tour

3. From Baku: Quba and Khinaliq Village Tour

Depart from Baku and enjoy a scenic journey through the mountainous Khizi district of north-eastern Azerbaijan. Arrive in the city of Quba, which is located in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. Explore the city with your guide, where you will see a variety of local monuments and places of historic significance. After exploring the highlights of Quba, enjoy a break for lunch in a secluded forest. Then, travel to the remote mountain village of Khinalig, which is thought to be the highest inhabited village in the Caucasus Mountains. During the winter season, the visit to Khinaliq is replaced by the Shahdag Mountain Resort in the Gusar region. After a day of exploration, be returned to the center of Baku.

Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

4. Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

Get ready for an exciting full day Baku city tour with lunch at a great restaurant. You will be picked up by your guide and driver from your hotel and drive to Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located at the Absheron peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village 18 miles (30 km) from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up), where you will go right after the tour is over at Ateshgah. You will visit worldwide famous Yanardag meaning “burning mountain” which is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. Next, it is time for lunch and you will drive to an authentic Azerbaijani kebab house, where you will enjoy famous Azeri Kebabs with salads and soft drinks. Right after lunch, you will walk along Yashil Bazar (Green Market). This is the traditional bazaar full of fresh vegetables, fruits and the green just from the regions. The prices for all of these are quite affordable. That's why locals also prefer to do shopping in this bazaar. Lastly, you will continue your tour exploring the Old City. During this medieval period of Baku monuments such as the Synyg Gala Minaret, the fortress walls, the Maiden Tower, the Multani Caravanserai and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs were built. These historic monuments were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property in 2001. You will take a short tour along Baku Boulevard and move to Fountain Square. The name of Fountain Square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during the Soviet rule of Azerbaijan and is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend and an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, and hotels.

From Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Mosque Private Tour

5. From Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Mosque Private Tour

Visit the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, about 70 kilometers from Baku, to see prehistoric rock drawings, or petroglyphs. On this 5-hour tour you’ll see one of the largest collections in Gobustan, at the Baku State Reserve of History, Ethnography, and Arts. The most significant are the petroglyphs carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Continue to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The existing structure is a modern recreation of the mosque built in the 13th century and destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936. The mosque is today the spiritual center for the region’s Muslims.

Baku: Private Transfer to/from Heydar Aliyev Airport

6. Baku: Private Transfer to/from Heydar Aliyev Airport

Enjoy a safe and assuring direct private airport transfer from Heydar Aliyev International Airport right to your accommodation in Baku. Choose from a roundtrip or a 1-way service. Be greeted by your driver waiting at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Rest assured knowing that your pickup is secure, even if there is a delay with your flight. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system. Relax knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to the highest of standards.

From Baku: Gabala Day Trip

7. From Baku: Gabala Day Trip

Get picked up from your Baku hotel and drive towards Gabala. On the way, stop in Shemakha for a break and grab a bite to eat or a tea. Arrive in Gabala and head to Lake Nohur, a pristine lake surrounded by high mountains. Take in views of the tranquil setting and let the noise of the city melt away. Although swimming in the lake is prohibited (the lake is also used as a reservoir and provides drinking water for Gabala and surrounding regions), it is a perfect place for fishing. You can also hop on a boat and explore the lake at your leisure.  Then head to a nearby waterfall called Seven Beauties. A seven-tiered waterfall with multiple cascades, Seven Beauties is a must-see destination in the area. Because the trek up the steep slope alongside the waterfall is quite dangerous, it will be possible to see only two of the cascades. Sit and rest in a seasonal restaurant and teahouse where little sunlight penetrates and enjoy the cool shade as you listen to the rushing water of the falls.   Continue on to visit the Tufandag Winter Resort and ride the longest cable car in the world. Go skiing or take in unforgettable summer views of the Alpine landscapes beyond Gabala. Then visit the Gabala Sport Club, a world-class facility that trains professional athletes in shooting, boxing, karate, taekwondo, soccer, and judo. Try your hand at shooting onsite in the place where the national Olympic team trains.  Head back to Baku after an active day in and around Gabala.

Baku: Gobustan and Absheron Group or Private Tour

8. Baku: Gobustan and Absheron Group or Private Tour

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Baku, head in direction of Gobustan. Make a stop to visit an industrialized oil well close to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometers from Baku. Marvel at prehistoric rock drawings and petroglyphs which were carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Then, head to the coastal area of Azerbaijan, home to 400 mud volcanoes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant savoring delicious Azerbaijani dishes. After lunch, visit the ancient Zoroastrian Ateshgah Temple, a former holy place for fire-worshippers. Round off the day with a visit to Yanardag, a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula.

From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

9. From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

Journey to the Ateshgah Temple from your hotel in Bakü on this tour to the temple of the fire worshipers. Visit the site that was revered by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Admire the pentagonal complex with an altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. Travel to one of the most famous and popular tourist places in Azerbaijan, Yanardag. Marvel at the meter-long tongues of fire licking at the stratified earth in a ten meter long space. Discover the natural wonder of the state-protected conservation area of the mountain Yanar Dag.

Baku Wine Tour

10. Baku Wine Tour

This tour is ideal for lovers of traditional culinary art, connoisseurs of wine and cuisine, and anyone who wants to try something new. Your day will begin with pick up from your accommodation in Baku. Travel to a winery in the village of Novkhani, which is the first winery that started arranging wine tastings in Azerbaijan for tourists. On the journey, learn about winemaking in Azerbaijan. Once you arrive, the winery employee will meet you and take you through the process of winemaking. You will see the process and have the chance to taste wines with delicious snacks. You can buy wine from the winery if you wish.

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based on 124 reviews

the service was great Mr. Jamal is very professional & kind waited for me more than one hour in the airport dropped back to hotel & send me all the land marks that I should visit plus he give me perfect tour guide Mr.Orkhan overall my trip to Baku was great beautiful country peaceful & welcoming people Highly recommended service for pick & drop

Trip was organized perfectly, the whole team made sure everything is done perfectly fine to the smallest details including music in the car during the whole tour. All you need to do is, to sit back and enjoy the new experience!

Our tour guide was Mr Kamran really and friendly person overall my trip was really good. Always recommended 10/10

It was really beautiful experience and our tour guide Mr Shah was really friendly.

Very convenient and easy. Driver was excellent. Highly recommend