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Half-Day Baku City Sightseeing Tour

Baku, Azerbaijan

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the history and future of Baku on this 5-hour city sightseeing tour. Visit Ichari Shahar and other highlights to learn about the evolution of the city from the 5th century through the Soviet era and on to independence. Morning or afternoon tour options available.
  • 5-hour Baku city sightseeing tour
  • Great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Learn about both ancient and modern Baku
  • Get ideas about activities and destinations for the rest of your stay

What's Included

  • Professional local guide
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Icherisheher
    Baku, Azerbaijan

    The tour departs from the exit of Icharishahar metro station. Your guide will have a badge with their name and Baku Tours logo on it. See the image for the exact meeting point:

End point

  • Dənizkənarı Milli Park
    92 Neftçilər Prospekti, Bakı, Azerbaijan

    Tour will end at Baku Boulevard.

What To Expect

Meet your guide and group at Icharishahar metro station, where he or she will be wearing a badge with the 'Baku Explorer' logo on it. Tour times are 10 a.m. or 4 p.m., choose tour departure option at checkout. 

Begin your tour in Old Town, where you will learn about the beginnings of the city in the 5th century. End up at Baku Seaside Boulevard, lined with both ancient and modern buildings. Along the way, listen to your guide's commentary on the culture, music, people, and food of Azerbaijan. 

End your 5-hour tour back at the departure point with a better idea of what you may like to do during the remainder of your stay in Baku.

Baku Old City

As soon as you meet your guide at the exit of Icharishahar metro station, we will enter Baku Old Town, called "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. Your guide will tell you stories of locals about the Old Town and how it was changed and developed throughout the history.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Miniature Books

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!

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Baku Explorer

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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12 reviews
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Great experience with Heydar
Linda_A, Oct 2022
What a wonderful walking tour experience . My guide Heydar was very knowledgeable about history and the places. I enjoyed seeing and understanding about Baku. I highly recommend.
Superb walking tour of Bakuour
Venkat R, Sep 2019
Excellent guide Shaheen took us around for 7 hours explaining everything in great detail and meticulously. Saw pretty much every major sight in Baku
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Dear Venkat, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I'm very happy you enjoyed Half Day City Sightseeing Tour with Shahin. It was an honor for us to welcome you in Baku and show the major sights. Hope to see you again in Baku! Best regards, Eltaj Muradli
Baku is a beautiful city with...
Trina S, Nov 2017
Baku is a beautiful city with gorgeous buildings and architecture, steeped in history. My guide, Nazaket, was a fantastic guide! I wold recommend her, and their company, for anyone visiting Azerbaijan.
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Great and interessting Tour in Bakus...
Thomas S, Apr 2017
Great and interessting Tour in Bakus old town and the modern part.
Lovely tour with Sabina, I really...
Christina M, Nov 2016
Lovely tour with Sabina, I really enjoyed the Baku city tour.
Sabina, my tour guide, was amazing...
Jennifer G, Nov 2016
Sabina, my tour guide, was amazing. The day was cold and the president of Croatia visited so some things and streets were closed, but that was completely out of anyone's control. So, besides that, to see the city, hear the stories and have a friendly guide who's English was impeccable was wonderful!
My guide was Jamil, and I can't...
Nicholas_B, Oct 2016
My guide was Jamil, and I can't recommend him highly enough -- we met up exactly as I was instructed, very easy to find and very friendly right off the bat. I had a wonderful tour through the old and the new of Baku, he interspersed personal stories with the many interesting historical and cultural facts of the city, and introduced me to authentic, affordable, and excellent Azerbaijani food when it was time for lunch. Definitely take this tour if you're looking for an easy, walkable introduction to this fascinating place.
verry nice sightseeing, verry well...
LigiaStanca_m, Jul 2016
verry nice sightseeing, verry well trained guide, verry good english speaking, verry well informed about history.
This was a great way to get an...
Amy_C, Jul 2016
This was a great way to get an introduction to the city. The guide was wonderful. In addition to being knowledgeable and friendly, he also helped me get a metro card and change money at a bank. I would definitely recommend this tour for first time visitors to Baku.


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