Excursions in Baku from local guides

There is no “right” or “wrong” season for rest and excursions in Baku. The capital of Azerbaijan strikes to kill at any time of the year - and even in winter, when the degrees must be multiplied by the Caspian wind and washed down with hot tea with nut jam.

What to see in Baku

It is possible to walk around the old city of Baku and examine the masterpieces of the past and present for a long time. The city was founded in the V century, and a number of buildings in its historical center are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The atmosphere here is hotsy totsy: narrow streets, old abrupt buildings, avenues, shining with lights - the city seemed to have come out of a fairy tale. The feeling is reinforced by the medieval walls, that have been preserved so far, and the abundance of small shops with authentic souvenirs and colorful carpets.

Sightseeing tours of the capital begin in the heart of the city and include a visit to:

  • The historical and architectural reserve Icheri Sheher (“Baku Acropolis”);
  • Maiden's Tower - a city symbol, shrouded in legends;
  • Shirvanshahs Palace (a complex of old buildings, from baths and mosques to tombs);
  • Flaming towers - the highest in Baku;
  • Montane park with the Alley of Martyrs (memorial cemetery for the victims of the Karabakh war);
  • Museum of Carpets, the building of which deserves separate compliments, etc.

Not a single excursion in English is complete without a search for that very place from "the Diamond Hand", where the heroes of Andrei Mironov and Yuri Nikulin fell onto the sidewalk, shouting “damn it!”. Few people know, that part of the scenes of the legendary comedy of Gaidai was shot in Baku, which on the screen turned into Turkish Istanbul.

Personalized guides will help you to plunge into the atmosphere of the metropolis, that arose in the middle of the Great Silk Road, to learn the spirit of the city with incredible eastern charm. Prices for private excursions are even more profitable, than for standard group tours. With them, you will save money, that you can spend on souvenirs and the most delicious dinners with a clear conscience - a host of wonderful and inexpensive restaurants goes with as a bonus to the unique flavor of Baku.

Excursion programs from Baku

After walking around the capital, go with a local guide outside Baku - do not miss the chance to explore the most outlandish sights of the country. We invite you to visit Ateshgah, the temple of fire-worshipers, to learn more about the life of Zoroastrians. Go to the Mount of Yanar Dag to warm your hands at a natural fire. Take a look at the Gobustan archaeological reserve with the famous cave paintings and trample around the Keyraki Mud Volcano. Miracles are just around – and these are not just the words.

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