All Cultural & History Tours in Baku

Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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20 EUR

Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle

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Discover the best sights of Azerbaijan on this fun-filled day trip. See ancient rock carvings at Gobustan Reserve, witness the phenomenon of the Mud Volcanoes, visit Mardakan Castle and hear the stories behind the sights from your local guide.
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20 EUR
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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13 EUR

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.
From
13 EUR
Scenic Day Trip to Lahij: Ancient Settlements and Copper Craftsmanship
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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38 EUR

Scenic Day Trip to Lahij: Ancient Settlements and Copper Craftsmanship

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This full-day scenic tour takes you to the remote village of Lahij, situated around 1300 metres above sea level. Explore this ancient settlement where copper craftsmen live and learn about its fascinating history.
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38 EUR
Short trip to UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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15 EUR

Short trip to UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes

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Visit the main historical and natural wonders of Azerbaijan on this 4-hour tour. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan Reserve and see the amazing Mud Volcanoes!
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15 EUR
Baku walking tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Baku walking tour

Would you like to walk around the modern streets of Baku and have a deep conversation about its old history? If your answer is "yes" then this tour is for you!
From
10 EUR
Gobustan & Mud Volcano tour
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 USD

Gobustan & Mud Volcano tour

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Go for a tour to Gobustan National Park and Museum to see the ancient petroglyphs to understand the ancient civilisation. Witness the past of Azerbaijan in the mountains of Beyukdash, Kichikdash, Djingirdag and Shighgaya.
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50 USD
Ultimate Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 USD

Ultimate Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes Tour

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Explore Gobustan museum, ancient petroglyphs and mud volcanoes in 4-hour tour. Throughout your journey, you will be guided by local and friendly English speaking tour guide. You will learn about the history of petroglyphs found in this area, get direct experience with the mud volcanoes.
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50 USD
Ateshgah (Fire Temple) & Yanar Dag (Burning Mountain) Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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50 USD

Ateshgah (Fire Temple) & Yanar Dag (Burning Mountain) Tour

The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah, located on the Absheron peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village, 30 km from the centre of Baku, was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs.
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50 USD
Gabala tour
Tour ∙ 12 hrs
 ∙ From 
40 USD

Gabala tour

Gabala is a beautiful part of Azerbaijan with a rich and ancient history. We offer you an unforgettable individual (with the private car) Gabala tour with our tour guide.
From
40 USD
Gobustan & Mud Volcano + Absheron peninsula tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 USD

Gobustan & Mud Volcano + Absheron peninsula tour

The Petroglyphs of Gobustan are artistic chronicles of the past. They bear great importance both for the study of the pre-history of humanity. And for the study of lots of spheres of primitive art: graphics, music, dance, stone processing, etc.
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50 USD
Absheron Tour
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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38 USD

Absheron Tour

See the prehistoric petroglyphs at Gobustan National Park; Learn about the mud volcanoes and their healing properties; Visit the Zoroastrian fire temple of Ateshgah; Explore the fire mountain of Yanardag.
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38 USD
Full day Guba tour from Baku
Tour ∙ 12 hrs
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45 USD

Full day Guba tour from Baku

Due to its convenient and easily accessible location and comprehensive infrastructure, the Guba region is one of Azerbaijan’s favorite tourist destinations.
From
45 USD
Guba local village tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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70 USD

Guba local village tour

Griz is located at 2000m above the sea level surrounded by the steep deep canyon of Gudiyalchay from one side and by steep rocky slopes of GizilGaya from the other. On this day trip we will discover this wonderful village and its culture.
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70 USD
Absheron History Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
49 USD

Absheron History Tour

During Absheron Tour you will visit Atashgah (Zoroastrian Fire Temple), Mardakan Castle, and Yanardag (The Burning Mountain)
From
49 USD
Gobustan National Park tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 EUR

Gobustan National Park tour

Gobustan National Park: Azerbaijan's Historical Landmark Near Baku – the park has an immense archaeological value gathering rock art engravings and petroglyphs that represent lifestyles of the prehistoric times.
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50 EUR

Customer feedback about Cultural & History Tours in Baku

Rating 4.9 based on 26 reviews

The perfect local guide
We spent with Nijat one and a half day, a half day Baku tour and a full day trip to Qobustan, mud volcanos, Ateshgah and Mardakan castle. He was a real friend for these few days with a lot of information, fun and helpfulness.
He gave us trips to eat, where to spent the evenings, what to do in our free time too. He has a kind and enthusiastic character.
I highly recommended him for everybody who visits Azerbajdzsan.
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
Baku tour with Nijat
I had a wonderful day with Nijat who was my tour guide in Baku. Nijat took me through the old town and major sightseeing destinations in Baku. He shared many useful tips and took me to local wine tasting which was fantastic. Once you plan to visit Baku Nijat is your main point of reference. Get in touch with him and experience local life of Baku.
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
Great Tour - We loved it!
This was a great tour and Vadim was an excellent guide. He covered the entire program and threw in a few extra, amazing stops. He also found us a nice lunch stop, helpfully met our requests, and went above and beyond when our son left his camera in the car at the end of the tour. We would highly recommend this tour. Thanks Vadim!
Scenic Day Trip to Lahij: Ancient Settlements and Copper Craftsmanship
Awesome day with an awesome guide
Feeling a sudden urge for marshmallows next to an ancient flame temple. Driving a Lada in the middle of a muddy desert Safari. Climbing an ancient castle in flip-flops. Totally awesome day.

We were so satisfied that we took another tour the next day to check out the old city and the local winery.
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
Fantastic walking tour
Nijat is your ultimate guide for Baku. Friendly, easy going, knowledgeable, and amazing sense of humour. The tour of the old city was relaxed and really interesting. Nijat is also great for local recommendations and is more your Baku friend than just your guide.
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
Passionate guide with great experience
This trip is well balanced. You have a museum, a hike and a nature sight (including driving an old Soviet car). Nijat is opened for sharing local experience and does not give too much of “waste touristic” information:)
Short trip to UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes
Enjoyable day out with Nejat
It was an enjoyable day out of Baku with Nejat, with him being very friendly and accommodating. Learnt a great deal about the sights as well as about Azerbaijan. Definitely recommended!
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
Great tour!
Vadim is so kind and accommodating! Had a great time with him
Scenic Day Trip to Lahij: Ancient Settlements and Copper Craftsmanship
Amazing trip,amazing guide and amazingand driver
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
Interesting history and a real adventure
This is a really interesting tour that brings you to two very unusual sites. Nijat is a wonderful guide, warm, fun and full of knowledge about not only the sites but anything and everything you'd ever like to know about Azerbaijan. He made what would have been a very challenging and potentially exhausting and problem-ridden excursion into a fun trip.
The museum at Gobustan is world-class excellent, both for kids (we have an 11- and a 9-year-old) and grown-ups. The little hike to some of the pertroglyphs is also great. There aren't many places in the world where you get to see carvings this old.
The taxi ride to the mud volcanoes is a real adventure and the volcanoes themselves are different from anything you might get to see anywhere else. As we were wandering around, one of them erupted and got us all spattered with mud drops, whish made the kids' day.
If you have half a day to spare in Baku, we can warmly recommend this trip!
We'd spent the morning with Nijat as well, doing the 2-hour tour of the city and visiting Yashil Bazaar where we tried all kinds of delicious foods. It was a wonderful day thanks to Nijat and his knowledge and passion for sharing it. If you want to learn about Azerbaijan from the inside out, you should definitely book a tour with Nijat. He gaves us great tips of where tp go for dinner and what Azerbaijani dishes we shouldn't miss.
Short trip to UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes
One of the best day tours we've done!
My partner and I have travelled a lot and done a lot of tours but this was one of the best day tours we've been on.
Our guide Nijat was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. There were only two of us on the tour but we felt at ease straight away. The car picked us up where we were staying and we headed to Qobustan which included petroglyphs, fantastic Azeri landscape and the mud volcanoes! The drive to the mud volcanoes was fantastic. We travelled in a local soviet era taxi and it was off road. Very bumpy fun. I was smiling the whole time. The mud volcanoes themselves were unreal. Felt like we were on a different planet.
After that we headed to the Fire Temple. Very interesting history!
Our final stop was a small 'castle' which was more like a tower but it was so cool. It's looked after by a local man who was very friendly (we also got to see the super cute kittens in his garden).

Overall it was a great day out. We couldn't recommend this tour enough. Baku is well worth visiting and we would go on this tour again!
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
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!
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
fabulous drive, lovely village
Had a wonderful day on this private tour. The drive was long but we stopped several times on interesting side trips. The journey was varied and the part that went through the mountains was absolutely stunning. The car we had was comfortable, clean and well maintained.
The village was really interesting, we spent a couple of hours there having a good look round. We were made very welcome, there was a very interesting little village museum and some interesting little shops.
Our guide was Vladim, he was really good, very patient and able answer all our questions. It's was a long day with no formal provision for food and while we did manage to get snacks (apples from some lovely local lady in the village and Qutab and tea on the way home) I would recommend taking a little food and drink with you or make it clear at the start if you need to stop somewhere.
I would not hestiate to recommend this company for trips out of Baku.
Scenic Day Trip to Lahij: Ancient Settlements and Copper Craftsmanship
Great tour with a pleasant guide
I booked this tour to get to know a bit of Azerbaijan outside of Baku. Nijat picked me up at my hotel and we were safely and comfortably driven to the various sites. We spoke in advance about the extent of the tour and Nijat has responded flexible to my special requests. He has an extensive knowledge of the sights and their history and he knows how to impart this knowledge entertaining. In between, there was always enough time for photos. As a special experience, the trip to the mud volcanoes took place on gravel roads in a Lada taxi. At lunchtime there was a lunch with national typical dishes from the buffet, so that you could try many different dishes. Thank you Nijat for this interesting and eventful day.
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
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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.
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
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Excellent tour with amazing guide
The tour was fabulous!!!
Nijat is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide, during the whole tour, I felt very comfortable.
We visit Qobustan which is a fabulous place to visit!!!
We went to the mud volcanoes in a local soviet era taxi and it was a very fun moment and with a lot of adventure!!!! :)
Near the Fire temple, we had a small break and the food at the restaurant was very nice.
One of the best tours I have done!
Definitely recommended!
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
History and landscapes of central Azerbaijan
A comfortable (and safe) trip by car to the ancient village of Lahij, with stops at locations that tourist agencies may not even know about. The sceneries are beautiful! And most importantly, Vadim is a nice and friendly guy who tells you a lot of information about the places as well as anything else you may want to know about life in Azerbaijan. We also took the mud volcano / Gobustan tour. Highly recommended.
Scenic Day Trip to Lahij: Ancient Settlements and Copper Craftsmanship
The best!
I had a fantastic afternoon with Nijat — far beyond my expectations! After a very through and informative introduction to Baku’s History, we roamed the “streets” of the old city uncovering Interesting moments and experiences from a baklava tasting to a hidden rug museum to a local ceramicist’s studio. I highly recommend anyone visiting Baku to book at least a few hours with Nijat; you’ll love him!
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
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.
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
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Brilliant day trip from Baku
Nijat and driver Sanan are a great double act, personable and informative. Fire temple and Petrographs were impressive but highlight was seeing mid volcanos driven in an old Lada. Nijat learned I was a football fan so detoured to show me the Qarabag stadium and statue of the famous 1966 linesman. I fully recommend this tour to anyone visiting Baku with a free day
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle

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