Tour type: Baku & Absheron ExcursionsPrice: $35.00Duration: 1from January to December
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.
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
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...
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...
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'...
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...
Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time
The first half of the day will be spent primarily exploring the historical centre of Baku city, its Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
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...
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE TOURS (EVERY SATURDAY)
DAY 1 SATURDAY YEREVAN or TBILISIArrival to Zvartnots International Airport early in the morning (It is also possible to arrive to Tbilisi Airport on Friday and transfer to Yerevan for joining the tour on Saturday *)...
Individual tour / English speaking guide
1 DAY Georgian-Azerbaijan border. Overnight in Sheki.2 DAY Sheki-Ganja-Sheki 3 DAY Sheki-Qabala-Shamakhi-Lahij-Baku.4 DAY Baku/Apsheron Peninsula excursion5 DAY Baku City tour6 DAY Baku/Gobustan7 DAY Baku-Quba-Xinaliq-Qusar8 DAY Qusar-Laza-Shahdag-Qusar9 DAY Qusar-Baku-Novxani-Baku10 DAY End of tour...
Individual tour / English speaking guide
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'...
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...