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Explore the Best Tours in Baku, The Capital City of Azerbaijan

By Sruthi - July 14, 2020
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Azerbaijan is an emerging tourist destination among people from across the globe. The beautiful country of Azerbaijan is still unexplored by many. The few tourists who visit Azerbaijan surely visit the capital city of Baku. Some of the best tours in Baku include visiting the nearby fire temples, various architectural marvels, and the 40,000-year-old rock art. Read on to understand some of the Best tours in Baku that you shouldn’t miss. 

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  • The Free Walking Tours- Azerbaijan Traveller
  • Azerbaijani Cuisine Tour – Learn the local dishes
  • Walking Tour of Old Baku – To Understand the History of Baku
  • Baku Night Tour – To Experience the City in the Night
  • Other Tours in Baku – From Visiting Petroglyphs to Pub Crawling

We have discussed these tours in detail for you to add to your itinerary

1. The Free Walking Tours- Azerbaijan Traveller

Free walking tours are very popular in almost all cities in the World. Similarly, The Walking tour is one of the best city tours in Baku. The tour begins at Icheri Sheher. This will take you on a beautiful journey. You will cover all the historical eras as part of this tour. You will start at The Islamic Shirvanshahs dominated medieval times. Move on to the oil boom and the Soviet Union. You will be shared information about the various architectural styles in this historical tour. Visiting Maiden tower is a major part of the tour. This is surely an enriching cultural experience. You can book this daily tour online.

Also Read – Things You Should Never, Ever Do In Azerbaijan During Your Vacation

2. Azerbaijani Cuisine Tour – Learn the local dishes

The Azerbaijani Cuisines derives its inspiration from Arabic, Mediterranean and Caucasus. The cuisine is a beautiful amalgamation of sauces, spices and various ingredients. You are surely in for an unforgettable evening. First on the list is the traditional restaurant visit. You will be taken to sample meals and pastry snacks. People who have taken part in this tour often say this is one of the best tours in Baku.

3. Walking Tour of Old Baku – To Understand the History of Baku

Azerbaijan has a very rich history. Taking part in the walking tour is a great way to learn about its unique culture. Major city highlights like the Maiden Tower and the Shirvanshah’s Palace Complex are included. The Guides talk about the interesting stories behind these structures.

4. Baku Night Tour – To Experience the City in the Night

Baku at night is a feast to one’s eyes. The Flame towers light up and it will surely amaze you! They alternate between the colours of the Azerbaijani flag and flickering flames. As the sun goes down, the Baku Boulevard is also lit up with lights. The tour takes you from Old city to the top of Baku Funicular. You will also enjoy a walk along the promenade. The illuminated Baku at night is a sight to behold. The tour ends with you savouring a bottle of local beer

Also Read – When is the Best Time to Visit Azerbaijan?

5. Other Tours in Baku – From Visiting Petroglyphs to Pub Crawling

  • Pub crawling – To visit the best bars in the city
  • Baku Museums – From Art to Archaeology
  • Mud Volcanoes – Explore this amazing natural phenomenon
  • Visit the Absheron Peninsula – The other side of Baku
  • Tour the Gobustan National Park – Awe at the rock carvings and petroglyphs
  • The ancient city of Gabala – The historical capital of Azerbaijan
Mud Volcanoes of Baku
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We hope we have given you a gist of the best tours in Baku. Confused on how to go about the planning? Don’t worry! Reach out to us at Pickyourtrail to craft your personalized vacation to Baku. You can also explore our curated packages that are a crowd-favourite. Do drop us a ping on Whatsapp to get connected with a destination expert.

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