Welcome to Baku, Azerbaijan!
Welcome to Azerbaijan! This is the Land of Fire and the Pearl of the Caucasus, a land where eastern colors combine magnificently with western progress. Azerbaijan’s capital Baku is the largest city of the Caucasus region and on the Caspian Sea. The city is located in the Caucasus mountains at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, on the western Caspian seaside. The second oil boom has turned the city into a crucible of architectural experimentation and some of the finest new buildings are jaw-dropping masterpieces. During the tour, you will experience history and modernity simultaneously by visiting marvelous parts of Baku city, Azerbaijan.
Program of the tour:
Day-1 Arrival + Walking Tour & Relaxing Time
Arrival + meet & greet service at airport
Transfer to your hotel
Walking at Baku Central Park
Relaxing at “Partizan” Baku
Baku Central Park- located in the heart of the city, 20 hectares occupied giant park possess two cafes and fountains, and playgrounds.
Partizan- fun, full of character and not as kitschy as it might sound, this theatre-dining experience has waiters dressed as Soviet soldiers who demand a password (your booking) and might bark orders at guests or break into a gun-toting dance while an accordionist plays 'Kalinka'. The menu of mostly Russian and Azerbaijani favorites comes dressed as Pravda.
Day-2 Baku City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel
Tour of the main highlights of Baku:
Icheri Sheher (Old Town)
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Funicular + Martyrs’ Lane
Flame Towers + Highland Park (Dagustu Park)
Tour to Baku City Boulevrad
Dom Soviet (Government House)
Icheri Sheher (Old Town)- heart of the city acts as something of an open-air museum, preserving ancient history, cultural heritage and architecture to present day. Icherisheher is a home to a wide variety of handicrafts, such as pottery, metal and glassware.
Maiden Tower- Baku’s foremost historical icon, with rooftop views surveying Baku Bay and the Old City. The unique architectural and cultural building, along with the fortified walls enclosed by the historic part of the city and Palace of Shirvanshahs was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Palace of Shirvanshahs - the palace complex was built in the period from the XIII to the XVI century. The complex includes found a courtyard of the Divankhana, the courthouse, the Shirvanshahs’ burial vault, the palace mosque of 1441 with its minaret, the bathhouse and the mausoleum of the court scholar, Sayid Yahya Bakuvi.
Flame Towers- trio of sinuous blue-glass skyscrapers forms contemporary Baku's architectural signature which commands a breathtaking panorama of Baku. The design was conceived as a set of flames, driven from the ground up one of the main hills of Baku. Fire symbolizes energy and eternity, and also goes back to the ancient worship of this element.
Baku City Boulevard - the 2nd longest boulevard in the world, in which romantic couples canoodle their way around wooded parks and hold hands on the Caspian-front bulvar (promenade), where greens and opal blues make a mockery of Baku’s desert-ringed location.
Domsoviet (Government House) - Baku’s most striking Soviet-era building is a bulky stone construction fronted by an impressive series of layered stone arches and topped by a series of mini obelisks.
Day-3 Baku Art & Culture Tour
Breakfast at the hotel
Tour of the main Art & Culture Centers of Baku:
Miniature Books Museum
Qiz Qalasi Galery
Museum of Modern Art
Juma Mosque (XIX century)
Heydar Center- the iconic center is famous for its distinctive flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. The building won the London Design Museum award in 2014.
Carpet Museum- from historic flat weaves to modernist picture-rugs, this tailor-made museum displays and explains a superb collection of Azerbaijani carpets.
Miniature Books Museum – the museum is included in the Guinness Book of Records with the gigantic collection of over 5,600 tiny books published in 66 countries around the world
Juma Mosque- was built in 1899 on the site of the temple of fire worshipers.
Day-4 Shopping Tour + Night Life
Visiting Souvenir, Carpets, antique shops and local handicrafts
Nizami Street + Visiting Street Shops
Shopping at Different Malls (Ganjlik Mall, Metro Park etc)
Baku Night Tour + Clubbing
Malls - Azerbaijan's shopping mall features top international brands as well as a vast cinema complex, bowling and entertainment area for kids as well as plenty of cafes and restaurants to hang out in
Clubs – Baku is the city where unhurried clerks and restless night clubbers come together. At night, the windy capital turns into a kaleidoscope of dynamically changing scenes, with the ability to attract anyone into the whirlpool of evening entertainment.
Breakfast at the hotel
Check-out from the hotel
Transfer to the airport
Please note that accommodation and transfers are made on private basis.
Please also note that prices are designed for 2 travellers per person. For more than 2 travellers, per-person price is discounted as followed:
2 person - 604 USD
3 person - 490 USD
4 person - 460 USD
5 person - 395 USD
6 person - 371 USD
7 person - 351 USD
8 person - 329 USD
9 person - 322 USD
10 person - 312 USD
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.