Baku Tours
Baku Day Trip
This is a walking tour to discover the reflection of Baku’s past and hear about oil barons of the first oil boom era and their quest for personal glory and fame. The tour offers insider's guide to urban exploration about social, cultural, political aspect of every-day life in Baku with background of stories based on real life of oil barons from late 19th and early 20th century as well as soviet and modern times. The tour highlights how oil changed Baku as as the new generation of the first era of oil boom assumed their social responsibility for a change in an oriental conventional Muslim society. You will hear stories about Azerbaijan’s dilemma of East vs. West, oil barons’ hunger for personal glory and fame, Influence of Polish architects, change and continuity through times under imperial Russia, Soviet and Independent Azerbaijan.
per adult
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Ages 3-90
Duration: 2–3 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Russian, English

  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Tour will finish with a glass of local wine/hot chocolate at Coffee Moffie
  • Entry/Admission - Maiden Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Baku
  • Entry/Admission - Baku

  • Icherisheher, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 153080P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 153080P4

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  • Baku City-Sightseeing
    Baku, Azerbaijan
    Joined in June 2019
  • Lorraineerica24
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    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Timing needs to be changed. Not 5-6 hours as advertised. Had to miss second half of the trip.
    Disappointing tour. Badly organised. Under estimated in duration. Suppose to be 5-6 hour tour which I purposely booked to be back early afternoon in the city. By 3.30pm (after 8.50am start) we were only half way through. I had to cut the tour short and miss two of the sights on this tour, otherwise trip would have been 11+hours. Most of the morning was spent waiting around. When speaking to the tour guide he said other tours do finish in 6 hours, depends on the group. Our group was prompt and punctual so that was not the case at all. The time waiting for the “safari” cars was 1 hour sitting and waiting in the bus. No schedule or planning was seen. The cars to the mud volcano should come with a warning, high speed, no window, no seat belt and a very bumpy dirt track. Two stars for the comfortable bus (before the old beaten cars for the mud volcano) and the nice group of people on the tour. Needs massive on timekeeping.
    Written May 26, 2024
  • M7924GWarunk
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good tour
    Abdullah was very knowledgeable, he very nicely explained to us all the history behind the architectural monuments. Overall a good tour.
    Written May 14, 2024
  • AmeliaM658
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A journey through time that you will never forget
    We had a magnificent journey back in time with our guide. Highly recommended, very knowledgeable and with excellent English. Don't miss the opportunity to be accompanied by Abdullah through the streets of the old city of Baku. Price is fair. Thanks a lot Abdullah, we will for sure recommend you to our Italian friends going to visit Baku!
    Written May 4, 2024
  • joujoured
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully city tour of Baku.
    Exploring Baku City by foot with Abdullah was a wonderful way to learn about the culture and history of this part of Azerbaijan. Abdullah was very engaging, approachable, hospitable, and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend a tour with Abdullah.
    Written May 2, 2024
  • H8697DJmariag
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour, amazing guide!
    Great tour! It was an individual tour, so very custom made for me given I already knew something about the region, with lots of personal touches and discussions. Abdullah is very knowledgeable, charismatic and is clearly super interested in Azerbaijani history and culture - we ended up walking for 5 hours, the time just flew by! A special highlight is an Armenian church, I really appreciated it being a part of the tour given the history, and was the main reason I chose this tour initially. All in all, highly recommend!
    Written April 28, 2024
  • Toby2244
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgeable,well paced and fun.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Abdullah.He was extremely knowledgeable and brought the history of the city to life for us. We would highly recommend this tour.
    Written April 26, 2024
  • Somika_Agarwal
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most off beat city tour in baku
    This truly was the most off beat city tour of baku. Abdullah added so much meaning and detail to the streets of the old city in Baku and a few other places with both historical and fresh perspectives. He walked with us, imparted his knowledge about everything in and out of Azerbaijan, shared stories and anecdotes, asked and answered questions, showed us a few hidden gems in Baku, explained the importance and historical value of so many structures and all of it in very clear , fluent and comprehensible English. He gave good recommendations for traveling in and around Baku. Would 100 percent recommend his tour in Baku.
    Written April 20, 2024
  • N5907FChannaht
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best city guide in Baku! Recommended fun and interesting guided city tour.
    On this tour, Abdullah taught me so much about Azerbaijan as a country, the customs, was of life and culture as well as the culture and connection to neighbouring countries 🙏☺️ Abdullah was the most historically knowledgeable, funny and positive guide, connecting the city to things happening in the rest of the world since the beginning of the Persian Empire until now. He had an amazing storytelling and connected the city’s monuments and buildings to historical events, fun facts and local history. He is warm, friendly and helpful and has lots of good tips for what you can do and see in Baku and I recommend this tour for everyone from kids, teenagers to adults! The tour was in my opinion 10/10 and one of the best historical city tours I have been on 👏👏 He also recommended a delicious local dinner for me in advance of the tour and tips for what to do the next day. Abdullah is your go to guide and local 😃
    Written April 15, 2024
  • Rahul_Kanv
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant experience!
    This was a great walking tour of the old parts of Baku city. The tour takes around 3 hours though we took a little more as we walked more leisurely and had long conversations with our guide at each of the "stops". Our guide, Mr Abdullah Chhab, was superb! He was passionate about history (we talked Baku, but also Iran, the Societ Union, and some other other history, including insights from Abdullah's personal background). He shared interesting snippets with us throughout the tour, not just on the historical context of the place but also on restaurants we could check out, and on local cuisine. He was fun to talk to, and ensured that we had a great time; he paced the tour well, and made the tour thoroughly enjoyable all. Thanks, Abdullah, and all the best for your future!
    Written April 11, 2024
  • Scenic04053334110
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Baku- old town with a fresh perspective!
    Being greeted by Abdullah outside Icherisheher station - we were looking forward to the walking tour! He paced the tour just right and was very engaging giving us comprehensive knowledge at different stops. The 3 hour walking tour, brushed off in a jiffy in the cobbled streets of old Baku: the culprit - the young enthusiast, Abdullah who made sure we not only got to see the main attractions, but also made sure we got a great feel of the place and know the history and culture! What a better way to see a city, other than with a local who can bring the place to life in his own unique way! As an add on, he left us with his personalised tips- what to eat, shop and explore around the city.
    Written April 6, 2024
  • 55anisak
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fire mountains and mud volcanos
    Fire mountain gobustan mud volcanos and absheron temple! Amazing trip. Our guide Vusala was very entertaining and informative! Comfortable drive around. Nice to know the ancient history of Azerbaijan. Unusual landscapes. Had fun with like minded fellow travellers!
    Written March 6, 2024
  • vijayanand16in
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old city magic
    The tour is simply amazing. Easy and a light walking tour. Our guide Abdullah took care of all the details to explain the splendid old city and its strong history. Very knowledgeable and well articulated. Highly recommend if you are doing this trip.
    Written December 30, 2023
  • dbehbehani82
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful walk around Old city Baku.
    Was a pleasure meeting Abdullah, went for a walk all across the area (old city baku) and explored the beautiful areas of the city along with some gem cafe and outlook spots that u will hardly see by cars Information provided was interesting even thu I'm not into history. He also didn't mind adding one more location I wanted to see in short notice. I'd highly recommend this tour for everyone visiting Baku!
    Written December 24, 2023
  • 834fariham
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    It was a very informative and interesting trip. The tour guide Abdullah was very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching the history and culture of azerbaijan. I truly enjoyed the whole tour.
    Written December 10, 2023
  • jecellep2023
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tour guide you MUST meet in Azerbaijan!
    Abdullah was exceptional! His knowledge, passion and engaging storytelling made the tour educational and super entertaining. A must for anyone looking to make the most of their journey. Highly recommended! Thank you Abdullah.
    Written November 18, 2023
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