OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS
In this private walking tour, our guide walks you through streets of the historic core of Baku including Niyazi, Istiglaliyyet, and Mutuza Mukhtarov, Nizami and Khagani streets. Meanwhile, you discover the reflection of Baku’s past and hear about the oil barons of the first oil boom era and their quest for personal glory and fame. The tour offers an insider’s guide to the urban exploration of social, cultural, and political aspects of every-day life in Baku with the background of stories based on the real-life of oil barons from the late 19th and early 20th century as well as soviet and modern times.
The tour highlights how oil changed Baku as the new generation of the first era of the oil boom assumed their social responsibility for a change in an oriental conventional Muslim society. You will hear stories about Azerbaijan’s dilemma of East vs. West, oil barons’ hunger for personal glory and fame, the influence of Polish architects, and change and continuity through times under imperial Russia, Soviet and Independent Azerbaijan.
|Group Size||Group Price|
|1-5 ppl||130 AZN|
|6-10 ppl||170 AZN|
|11-15 ppl||220 AZN|
|16-21 ppl||270 AZN|
- Fully narrated private walking tour;
- A cup of tea at a local community cafe;
- Local guide.
- Duration of the walking tour 2.5-hours
- Start times are 11AM, 1PM & 4PM
- Tour is offered in English and Azerbaijani;
- Operates in all weather conditions
- Subject to confirmation within 24 hours.