Baku: Old City Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

7 reviews

Baku: Old City Walking Tour

From $86.39 per group up to 2

A Baku city tour starting from the Old City. Both locals and tourists love this part of the city, where you will discover the main historical attractions of Baku.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Turkish, Arabic
Pickup included
Baku Hotels
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Shirvanhsah Museum
  • Tour around Iceri Seher
  • Explore Baku Boulevard
Full description
Your walking tour will begin around Fountain Square, which is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. It is an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, hotels, and passages. This is one of the most crowded and lively places in the city, and is great for people watching. In the evening you will find many locals strolling about. The square is also referred to in popular culture as Torgovaya Street, running parallel to Baku Boulevard. This square is also the location where the city authorities hold many public festivals, shows, and celebrations. From here you will move on to explore the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a 15th-century palace built by the Shirvanshahs and described by UNESCO as "one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture". It is located in the inner city of Baku, and together with the Maiden Tower, forms an ensemble of historic monuments inscribed under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments. Whilst here you will visit souvenir stores, carpet stores, antique shops, and local handicraft markets. Your tour will then advance towards Iceri Seher, the Old City or Inner City, and the historical core of Baku. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls and well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3,000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Comfortable sedan throughout the tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Water for group members during all tour
  • Lunch
  • Personal Expenses
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees to museums
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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We had a very pleasant tour with our guide Sarxan! He showed us the wonderful old town of Baku and gave us lots of information about the past of this city and its region. During our walking tour we saw as well today’s modern sights of Baku and got some insights in its traditions! Thank you for the lovely day! We truly enjoyed it!

October 13, 2019

Elmar knows his City Baku and his country very well. He could answer all the questions we had about the country and about the people. We were very happy, that we had chosen his offer to show us around Baku. He tailored his presentation to our wishes, considering what we had seen already. We can highly recommend him. He likes what he does and does it with all his heart.

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