Book one-day Absheron Peninsula and Old Baku tour to discover historical, cultural and economic centre of Azerbaijan. During the excursion you will visit the Temple of Fire Worshippers – Ateshgah, historical and ethnographic open-air museum – Gala, burning mountain Yanar Dag and many more.
Baku Old Town – Absheron Peninsula
You will be met by your guide and driver at your hotel in Baku to begin city tour in Icheri Sheher – the old part of the Azerbaijan capital. Visit Maiden Tower, Shirvanshahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. Continue to Martyrs’ Lane, called ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals. When you walk through Martyrs’ Lane, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline.
Drive out of the city to Absheron Peninsula. First stop is Ateshgah – temple of fire worshippers located in Suraxani village. Zoroastrians from India travelled thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the earth. Continue to Gala Museum Complex where you can discover archaeological artifacts and explore elements of traditional living style. An excellent round-up of the city tour will be a visit to Yanar Dag Mountain with natural gas burning for several thousands of years. Return to Baku. The excursion to Absheron Peninsula and Old Baku will be rounded up with a drop-off at the hotel/your place.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
- All transfers;
- Sightseeing tour program with local guide;
- Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary.
Price does not include: