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Oil Heritage Walking Tour of Baku - with unbiased reviews

Oil Heritage Walking Tour of Baku

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This is a walking tour to discover the reflection of Baku’s past and hear about oil barons of the first oil boom era and their quest for personal glory and fame. The tour offers insider's guide to urban exploration about social, cultural, political aspect of every-day life in Baku with background of stories based on real life of oil barons from late 19th and early 20th century as well as soviet and modern times. The tour highlights how oil changed Baku as as the new generation of the first era of 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, Influence of Polish architects, change and continuity through times under imperial Russia, Soviet and Independent Azerbaijan.
You'll start at
Fəvvarələr Meydanı
Baku 1005, AzerbaijanWe meet out front of KFC/Pizza Hut at Fountains Square.
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  • 1
    Fountain Square
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Baku Old City
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Baku Boulevard
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Nizami str. /Tarqovi
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
Coffee Moffie
09 Islam Safarli Street, Bakı 1005, Azerbaijan
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Important Information
Departure Point
Fəvvarələr Meydanı, Baku 1005, Azerbaijan
Return Details
Coffee Moffie, 09 Islam Safarli Street, Bakı 1005, Azerbaijan
  • Bottled water
  • Tour will end with a glass of local wine at Coffee Moffie.
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DebbieandJerry wrote a review Aug. 2019
3 contributions
Our tour guide was exceptional here in Baku. We have never been disappointed in any walking tour we have gone on. And here in Baku was no exception. He had so much information on history, culture and personal stories... It was simply great. We learned so much and it is always
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Mohamed Osama wrote a review Aug. 2019
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Our tutor in the walk was helpful and friendly. He shares a lot of info about the places that we saw. He speaks English very well so it was super easy to understand him. At the end, we had a cup of tea at cafe with good atmosphere. I highly recommend the walk tour.
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rabaika wrote a review Aug. 2019
1 contribution
What a truly excellent day. We did the Baku Original WalkingTour with Gani Nasirov and I found him very friendly especially talented with his great humor, suggestions, and advices.He had a passion for the history of the City and its sites. Go...and give a decent tip...its his
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Date of experience: August 2019
Swiss48 wrote a review Aug. 2019
4 contributions
Would totally recommend it!! The host has a lot of knowledge, could answer all our questions and made the tour a lot of fun. You learn in a short time a lot without even realizing it. Definitely one of the best free walking tour ever!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Daydream20231507157 wrote a review Jul. 2019
2 contributions
Very interesting!!! I recomend the Baku tour to know more about the city and the country. The guide answer us every question we did.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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