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Comprehensive tour of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Your experienced and friendly guide will pick you up at your hotel. Get an early start to take in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku. Begin touring with a visit to the beautiful Bibi-Heybat Mosque, originally constructed in the 13th century in honor of the sister of Imam Ali. Today, it sits near one of Azerbaijan’s first oil fields, which grew during the first oil boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
You will continue with a walking tour of the city center, the Old Town, also known as Icheri Shere, and visit to the Fountain Square. The Old Town used to be a whole town is UNESCO listed and is the best place to picture its history. It is completely encircled by the old city walls with their medieval gates. The winding streets and alleyways are home to private homes, mosques and madrassahs, carpet merchants and small shops. Take some time to stroll about Fountain Square and the adjacent square. The square is a pedestrian plaza, a place to sit and relax, and a great vantage point from which to people-watch.
Enjoy a tasty national cuisine lunch at one of the best local restaurants and examine the surrounding architecture.
After your lunch break, the tour will continue to Villa Petrolea, the Nobel Brothers’ Museum. The history of Baku’s oil boom is inextricably bound up with the Nobel family, including Alfred, the man who established the Nobel Prizes. About 12% of the money he used to fund prizes came from Alfred's interest in the Branobel Oil Company, founded by siblings in 1876. Villa Petrolea is where the Nobel brothers lived, built on the border of the "White City," the residential section, and the "Black City," the industrial section of Baku. Using ships that took away the oil, fertile soil was imported and used to create landscaped gardens around the Villa. Admire the creative colors and bold designs of Azeri, Caucasian and Iranian carpets on display at the State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpets and Applied Folk Art. The carpets date as far back as the 16th century. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel.
Transport by private vehicle
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Your hotel/hostel in Baku. After booking, please contact the local tour operator to specify your hotel name. You can change the hotel for pick-up, but not later than 3 days before the tour.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 16.00