Soviet Baku walk
Tour type: Baku & Absheron ExcursionsPrice: $35.00Duration: 1from January to December

Greetings, Comrades!

This is an excursion not for all, but only for those who is interested in Baku’s not so distant history under the Soviets. 3 hours guided walk will take you through the central part of Baku with emphasis on its Soviet architectural heritage. You’ll learn the stories behind these buildings, who built them and what for. You’ll learn how Soviet people lived in those times and what they had been dreaming of and fighting for. You’ll discover new layer of cultural, socio-political and architectural information about Baku that otherwise would undoubtedly be missed.

Unusual? – yes, interesting? – obviously, entertaining? – definitely!

The experience might be nostalgic for some, a cold war fascination for others, but either way, you can count on a very entertaining tour led by a guide whose performance is full of questions, provocations, and surprises. We walk a special route discovering some of Baku’s Soviet features both archetypal and hidden, starting from what was built as the “Central Committee of Communist Party of Azerbaijan”. There are lots to learn as you pass such brilliantly named buildings as the “Monolith” and end up where the USSR’s Baku rulers were toppled in 1991 – the appropriately dubbed “House of Soviets”.

Expect facts and rumors, legends and fun, with an extraordinary atmosphere guaranteed.

Tour price includes:

  • Professional Guide Services
  • Genuine Soviet-era Souvenir pin
  • Small quiz prizes
  • Walk along the major highlights of Soviet architecture
Number of persons Price for a group
1 USD 60
2 USD 68
3 USD 73
4 USD 76
5 USD 80
6 USD 85
7 USD 90

 

More tours
Baku & regions in 4 days
Baku & regions in 4 days
Days: 4Cost: $500.00
Individual tour / English speaking guide Day 1 Arrival to Baku in the morning. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Checking-in. Dropping your baggage, short rest if needed, then start the excursion in Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
Azeri craft tour
Azeri craft tour
Days: 4Cost: $500.00
Day 1 Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. After a short break start the tour in Baku and pay a visit to city's main landmark - Icheri Sheher (Old City). You will see the highlights of Icheri Sheher including the Palace of the Shirvans (the most striking example of the medieval palace structures in Azerbaijan, dating to the middle of 15th century); Maiden's Tower (the ancient, eight storey fortress originally built as a fire beacon); visit Dzhuma Mosque, antiques and carpet shops...
Excursion in Heydar Aliyev Center
Excursion in Heydar Aliyev Center
Days: 1Cost: $50.00
Excursion in Heydar Aliyev Center and the Museum of Modern Art (duration: 2 hours) Heydar Aliyev Center is a cultural center, projected as a complex structure that includes the Auditorium (convention center), a museum, exhibition halls, administrative offices...
Azerbaijan in 7 days
Azerbaijan in 7 days
Days: 7Cost: $1150.00
Day 1 Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After short rest an excursion within central Baku will be organised. You will be taken to historical centre of Baku city, to its Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
Baku to Iran border
Baku to Iran border
Days: 5Cost: $850.00
Day 1 Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time Day 2 After breakfast leave the hotel and start exploring Absheron Peninsula and its historical landmarks. You will have a chance to visit following places: Martyr's Cemetery, located on the higher slopes of the city's west-end, this is the best place for viewing the Baku city and the Bay of Baku...
Baku - Beshbarmag - Chirag Gala
Baku - Beshbarmag - Chirag Gala
Days: 1Cost: $350.00
Leaving Baku in the morningExploring the land of Caspians on the way northwards along Caspian Sea shoreVisiting the Beshbarmag mountain Arrival to Devechi town. Devechi district is located to the north of Baku and its eastern border extends along the Caspian coast...
Along Silk Road Tour
Along Silk Road Tour
Days: 10Cost: $875.00
Day 1 Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time Day 2 The first half of the day will be spent primarily exploring the historical centre of Baku city, its Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
Visit to the winery in Novkhani village
Visit to the winery in Novkhani village
Days: 1Cost: $90.00
In recent years so-called gastronomic and wine tourism has become increasingly popular. This tour is an ideal alternative for lovers of traditional culinary art, connoisseurs of wine and cuisine, as well as for everyone who wants to try something new...
3 Days religious tour around Baku
3 Days religious tour around Baku
Days: 4Cost: $510.00
Day 1 Meeting and transfer from Baku airport to your hotel.  Check-in.  Free time. Day 2 After the breakfast leave for a tour in Absheron Peninsula. The second day will be spent primarily within the Greater Baku, where you will be taken to main religious sites on the Absheron Peninsula...
Shamakhi-Lahic-Gabala-Sheki
Shamakhi-Lahic-Gabala-Sheki
Days: 3Cost: $650.00
Day 1 BAKU-SHAMAKHI-LAHIC Meeting with the guide in the afternoon and departure by the route Baku-Shemakha. Excursions within trip. The ancient town of Shemakha is located at the foothills of the Big Caucasus Mountains Chain...
Read independent reviews

Your review will be the first

...×