Essential Free Tour Baku

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Essential Free Tour Baku

  • See the ancient Maiden Tower and find out why its origins are shrouded in mystery.
  • Learn about the beautifully preserved 15th century Palace of the Shirvanshahs.
  • Be transported back to the time of the Silk Road as you wander the streets of Baku’s old town.
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Tour Features

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Icherisheher (Old Town)

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Baku Fortress

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State Philharmonic Hall

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Juma Mosque

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Maiden Tower

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Gasim bey Bath

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Statues of Poets

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Monument to Mirza Alakbar Sabir

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Baku is a city of wonders, full of history and fantastic food and wine! The Free Essential Tour Baku gives you the opportunity to get to know this incredible up-and-coming tourist destination in the company of a knowledgeable and passionate guide. All for free! On your tour, you will explore the charming Old Town, known as Icherisheher, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be transported back hundreds of years as your guide tells you stories from Baku’s long and illustrious past. Both history buffs and casual travelers will be fascinated to discover how the Walled City of Baku has been shaped over the centuries by the presence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Shirvan, Arabic, Persian, Ottoman, and Russian influences.

Your group will pass by the major landmarks of Baku. Including the iconic Maiden Tower, the inspiration for countless poems and plays, whose true origins and purpose are still shrouded in mystery. From here you will be taken on a journey navigating the old city Fortress Wall to the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, described by UNESCO as "one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture". Here you’ll be able to spend time taking photos with the Flame Towers in the background, highlighting the striking contrast between medieval and modern Baku. As you wander through the old town, soaking up the bustling atmosphere, your guide will tell you about the delicious traditional Azerbaijani food and recommend the best places to eat and drink.

Your tour will also take you off the beaten track to just outside the old town to some of the landmarks that are sadly overlooked by other less thorough tours, giving you the opportunity to see life in modern Baku. On the tour, you’ll be able to admire architectural gems, relics from Baku’s Soviet era, as well as monuments dedicated to Azerbaijan’s rich legacy of poetry. Your guide will also explain the big impact that the petroleum industry has had on the capital, and how Baku has become a rich city and a meeting point for the world's wealthiest elites. Along the tour, feel free to ask as many questions as you like; your guide will be happy to offer detailed and entertaining explanations!

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