2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights - in Baku - LikeALocal Guide

2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights

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Explore the heart of Baku and learn about the city's 19th Century history on this 2-hour walking tour. Your local guide will show you all the must-see spots and share interesting stories.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Nijat
Local Guru

I love Baku - its windy weather, magnificent architecture, mystical history and welcoming people. This city inspires me. I was born in Baku and have studied tourism and hospitality management.

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Highlights

  • Discover the Old City with a local guide
  • Visit the Maiden Tower and interesting museums
  • Admire the Palace of the Shirvanshahs
  • Walk along the city walls

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Description

How was Baku built? When did Baku start to flourish? Discover the answers to these questions and more on this 2-hour walking tour with your knowledgeable local guide.

We begin the tour at the Maiden Tower – the symbol of the city. We’ll then walk through the Old City and visit nearby historical places including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs which has been described by UNESCO as "one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture".

The tour will include all the must-see sights in the Old City, as well as buildings dating from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

Your guide can adjust the itinerary according to your wishes so please add any requests to your booking.

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What’s included & not included

  • English speaking guide
  • Museum entry tickets
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

Meeting point

Near the Maiden tower in Old city (Maiden Tower)

Reviews from travellers (9)

5.0/5

Excellent Tour and Guide
Tour was provided by Najit — a knowledgeable and friendly guide whose passion for his country and profession are evident.

I was very pleased with the pace of the tour and the ability to ask any and all questions I had.

I highly recommend the tour with Najit.
Nijat is a superstar
Despite a bit of a hick-up to start off, Nijat was a delight to spend time with. His willingness to chat on all subjects (more than history) including life in Azerbaijan, politics, food, the oil industry, architecture, etc. was really the highlight. Thank you for a special time together!
Interesting and entertaining - a great experience
This 2-hour tour of the Old City was great! It took in all the important sights and also others that added interest and quirk. Nijat is wonderful - warm, friendly and so knowledgeable. He's great at explaining and he's fun and entertaining at the same time. Our 9- and 11-year-old kids came along as well, and he adjusted the tour so it was interesting for them as well. The tour was the best introduction to Baku and Azerbaijan possible.
We actually spent the whole day with Nijat. After the city tour, he took us to Yashil Bazaar where we got to try fresh fruit, nuts and veggies, dried fruit, sweets, halva, bakhlava, cheeses and kaviar. He helped us negotiate and buy what we'd liked. This was a lot of fun for the kids and yummy for all of us.
After that visit, we didn't need lunch and went to see the petroglyphs at Gobustan and the mud volcanoes. It was a fantastic day, full of different impressions and things to learn - all interesting in their own way.
We can't recommend going on a tour with Nijat enough!
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Excellent tour with amazing guide
The tour was fabulous!!!
Nijat is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide.
He provided good information about the places we had visited.
We walked through the old town and visited quite interesting places!!!
Definitely recommended!
2-hr walking tour of Baku Old City with Nijat
My 2 friends and I shared a wonderful afternoon in the Old City with Nijat. His knowledge and descriptions of the outstanding landmarks and their history made an excellent and very interesting introduction to Baku and Azerbaijan for us. We spent longer than the allotted two hours because there was so much to see and hear about. Thank you, Nijat!

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4.9/5

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Unique sites and excellent guide!
This tour had everything I was looking for in my short trip to Baku: access to the petroglyphs, a Lada ride to the mud volcanoes, and a visit to the fire temple.

Nijat is a superb tour guide who will go great lengths to ensure that his guests leave with good memories of their trip to Azerbaijan. I’ve taken a lot of tours in a lot of places, but this one truly stood out because of Nijat - his guide style is really engaging (evidence of his previous training as a teacher!) and he genuinely wants to share his home country with visitors.

Definitely glad I ended up booking with Nijat! Was a great experience and the highlight of my Baku weekend.
Great experience
The tour with Nijat is among our best experiences ever. Nijad is an extremely nice guide, he makes you imerge into the atmosphere of Azerbaijan, relaxed and easy. The tour is solidly planed, it was just enough not to make us overtired, but still full of adventure and exploration.
With plenty of useful tips we were sure to get the best of Baku in the next couple of days.
Great tour, great guide
Fantastic tour of Market and Old City with Nijat
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We asked Nijat to take us to a local food market followed by a walking tour through the old city. We visited Yashil Bazaar and explored different Azeri food (dried food and spices, fresh fruit and vegetables, pickles, jams, honey, cheeses) from different regions of the country. It was wonderful to interact with the local vendors and hear about their specialties and traditions.

During our tour of the old city, Nijat talked us through the history of Baku from the 12th Century to the present day, pointing out fascinating buildings, features and answering our questions about the city.

Nijat recommended different restaurants, cafes and wine bars to try, and what food to order when we got there.

We really enjoyed our tour and can't recommend Nijat enough,
A great tour with Nijat
Really enjoyed this tour . Nijat is a natural guide ,being informative, patient and witty.
I learnt so much more than about the places we visited
Highly recommend this tour.. a mixture of “ high adrenaline” with the Lada run to the mud volcanoes, pure fun with a great lunch and learning a lot about the cave art drawings and Fire temple.
Thank you Nijat !
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