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Baku Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour
"Your experienced and friendly guide will pick you up at your hotel. Get an early start to take in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Begin touring with a visit to the beautiful Bibi-Heybat Mosque originally constructed in the 13th century in honor of the sister of Imam Ali. Today it sits near one of Azerbaijan’s first oil fields which grew during the first oil boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You will continue with a walking tour of the city center the Old Town also known as Icheri Shere
From $149.00
 
Baku Night Tour
"Meet with your tour guide at the central Ichersheher metro station. You will wonder through 12th century city walls that were built by the ancient kingdom of Shirvanshahs. From there your guide will take you through the Philarmony garden and see the building of Philarmony built in 1912 ad based on the design of Monte Carlo casino. After a 15 minute walk you will arrive at the Funicular railway and take the train to the top of the city. There you will be able to enjoy the city bay view in its fullest and take photos. H the Maiden Tower a must-see ancient monument included in the UNESCO Historical Heritage List. You will hear about its history different stories about its real architect and legends behind it. At the end of the tour you will get a chance to taste local beer near the Caspian sea (additional charge) where you can enjoy the fresh air and view of the city from the balcony."
From $42.00
 
Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag Tour
"The guide will pick you up from Sahil metro station and start heading to the ancient Zoroastrian temple Ateshgah which is considered as an authentic Azerbaijani exotic site to visit. It is located approximately 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb you will learn a lot about the temple from your guide particularly more about unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets. The history of Atashgah goes back to the time of the Sassanids when Zoroastrianism was the main religion in this region. During The Arab caliphate invasion some of the fire-worshippers did not accept Islam and were eventually forced to return to India where the history of the fire religion continued. A part of the population of the Caucasus remained fire worshippers even after the introduction of Islam. In the second part of visit after visiting the temple you will directly go to the Yanar Dag which is not far from Surakhani temple. It is the most famous and popular tourist site of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan. Actually
From $64.00

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Try the Silk Road

Azerbaijan is a small country so not many airlines fly here, but British Airways has daily flights from London to Baku; Turkish Airlines fly almost everyday from Istanbul to Baku and then there is...
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From Seki to Tbilisi (Georgia)

According to the guidebook there was no easy way to go from Seki (Azerbaijan) to Tbilisi. I thought I could take a minibus to Balaken and from there a taxi to the border. If I was going to find a bus...
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To Baku from Tehran (Iran)

My first intension was to apply for the Azeri visa at the Azeri embassy in Tehran, but arriving to Tehran on a Friday and knowing it took about three days to get the visa issued (and not knowing if...
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Azerbaijan by train

There is one daily overnight train to Tbilisi.Other destinations are Astrachan in Russia.Remember to bring your passport if you want to buy tickets.There are few destinanations inside the country. ...
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Tbilisi - Baku sleeper

From T'bilisi (17,15) to Baku (9,00 next day) 80 lari/40 euros first class, second class about 50 lari. First class means 2 bed compartments, sealed windows, air con in the morning, but no water in...
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Transportation in Baku

Once you are in Baku you will notice that there are hardly any buses there. People mostly get around by the metro and taxis. Taxis are not at all expensive and the weird thing is that you do not...
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Travel in Azerbaijan

Baku is served by major airlines from Europe and the Middle East, and I think there is also an airport in Ganca (pronounced Ganja), but the label 'International' is probably a tad optimistic. There...
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The Train to and from Ganja

If you are a foreigner in Azerbaijan, you are looking at being charged more than citizens for any domestic flight that Azal Airlines has. If you are going to Ganja, you are looking at anywhere between...
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Sheki to Tbilisi

If you ask at the (wonderful) Caravanserai Hotel, they'll show you the timetable of marshrutkas going from Sheki to Qax, from where a direct bus goes to Tbilisi, I think twice a day, at 1030 and then...
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Baku to Qobustan

In Baku my hotel and indeed the Lonely Planet tried to sell me the idea of a car from Baku to Gobustan and back, for a small fortune. Don't worry - the Marshrutkas as described in the Lonely Planet...
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marshrutkas

The main bus hub in Baku is nexxt to 20 Januar metro station, outside city centre.For Sumqayit, buses and marshrutkas leave every 10-20 minutes from a place next to the 20 Januar metro station, 100m...
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Baku undergorund

Baku underground is a good way to go around the city, especially if you don't stay in the centre or if you need to get to marshrutkas or bus stations to get in/out Baku.A problem is the lack of metro...
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from Sheki to Georgia

While I’ve seen some marshrutkas Telavi (Georgia) – Qax (Azerbaijan) on the road, I took a morning marshrutka (11,15) from Sheki to Balakan (1 manat, 2 hours), and a taxi from Balakan to the Georgian...
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Purple Taxis in Baku

Baku has recently seen the introduction of a fleet of purple "London cab" style taxis. These are generally cheaper than the Lada or Mercedes taxis which have dominated in the past. A purple cab from...
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Maiden Tower

The Maiden Tower (Qiz Qalasi) is said to be finished in the 12th century, although some sources state the 5th century as the start of its construction. The cylindrical shaped tower was erected as part...
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Day Trip to Sushi

Shushi is a fortified town on a hilltop 9 km from Stepanakert with a real nice 17. century church, unfortunatly also some Soviet style apartment blocks. There is also a quite nice looking Hotel Shushi...
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Palace of the Shirvanshahs

The Shirvan-Shah's Palace ensemble (15-16th century) was built when the Shah's capital was moved from Shemakha to Baku. This was the most prominent architectural complex in the medieval city. Some of...
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Parliament

Baku's Government House was built between 1936 and 1952 with the help of German prisoners of war. It was designed by the Soviet architect Lev Rudnev and Vladimir Munts, who constructed many buildings...
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Icari Sahar

Most of the walls surrounding the old town survive, as they were strengthened after the Russian conquest in 1806. Much of the area enclosed by these walls is closed to vehicles, with some exceptions...
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Nizami Museum of Literature

The Nizami museum of Azeri Literature was originally built as an hotel. It façade is decorated with dark blue and turquoise majolica. Inside the ogival arches are statues of outstanding Azeri writers...
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