Breakfast at the hotel in Baku. City tour with a visit to the main historical Centre of Baku.
You’ll discover the major sights of Baku located both in old part of Baku called “Ichari Shahar” and more modern parts of seaside boulevard, uphill parks and buildings. You will get to know the evolution of Baku since its establishment in the V century through Soviet era up to its independence. Your guide will lead you along the most remarkable monuments and buildings, so you can take memorable shots on your way. Half-Day Baku City Sightseeing Tour covers most of the sights you can visit and see.
Martyrs Lane - Martyrs' Alley is an exhibition of Azerbaijanis' courage against Soviet occupation. Get a glimpse of the end of totalitarian Soviet regime during our visit of Martyrs' Alley. Baku Funicular - Enjoy the ride in a funicular while getting a short glimpse of Baku city up above from the hills of Baku. (Entrance included) Flame Towers - Right by the Martyrs' Lane, you will see the Flame Towers, famous for their unique modern architectural design. Daghustu Park ("Uphill Park") - At the Uphill Park, you will get a chance to see stunning view of the city. Great spot for selfies to show off your visit to Azerbaijan! :) Baku Ferris Wheel - is a Ferris wheel on Baku Boulevard in the Seaside National Park of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The wheel is 60 meters tall and has 30 cabins, each holding eight people. It makes a complete turn in 30 to 40 minutes. (Entrance included). Little Venice - restored into a new grand look, will be our third stop. It's not a long stop, but a view of the small oasis in Baku Boulevard. Baku Boulevard - Before we head to Baku Boulevard, we will have an hour-long break, so you can take some rest, but also enjoy national dishes made by the soulful Azerbaijani people. Carpet Museum - After we enter Baku Boulevard, we will head to the Carpet Museum. The museum is a must see if you are in Baku at least for a day.
Continue with Baku Old City, Fountain Square - Our second stop, the Fountain Square, was one of the first ever parks created in Azerbaijan and was full of mansions of oil magnates. It's located in the central street of Baku and was called "Torgovaya", translated as the trading street. Until 90s this street was full of merchants trading souvenirs, vintage accessories and clothings. Baku Old Town "Icharishahar" - Old Town of Baku is a beautiful maze, full of narrow streets, surprising sights, old wooden balconies, stone roads and an atmosphere that you'll never forget. A discovery by itself, every time you visit this part of the city. Museum of Miniature Books - used to be in the Guinness Books of World Records until recently, but still it has a great collection of miniature and even almost microscopic books. A small museum that will be our first stop on our way to discover more! Palace of the Shirvanshahs - Next, enter the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, the central part of ancient Shiranshahs kingdom and dive into the spirit of Islamic civilization while passing through the courtyard and king’s private rooms. Get to know the history of the palace and visit the mausoleums that witnessed many troubles for the past two centuries.
Maiden Tower - Second place we will visit is the most remarkable and mysterious monument – the Maiden Tower, built in the south-east part of the Old Town. Once you immerse yourself into the experience of discovering such extraordinary buildings, you will know why it is considered as the symbol of Baku.