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Baku original walking free tour

Your guru: Gani
Questions? Contact with Gani

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  • Baku
  • Available in: English

About the guru Gani

Gani Nasirov is the founder of Baku Free Tour and Azerbaijan Traveller. His company was awarded the “3rd Best Free Tour in Asia” in 2017 by the FREETOUR.COM platform. He has studied International Relations (Qafqaz University, Baku) and in particular EU-Russian studies (University of Tartu, Estonia). His two-year work experience in Gedabay Gold and Copper Mine gave him passio... More »

Gani Nasirov is the founder of Baku Free Tour and Azerbaijan Traveller. His company was awarded the “3rd Best Free Tour in Asia” in 2017 by the FREETOUR.COM platform. He has studied International Relations (Qafqaz University, Baku) and in particular EU-Russian studies (University of Tartu, Estonia). His two-year work experience in Gedabay Gold and Copper Mine gave him passion and enthusiasm to travel and explore regions of Azerbaijan and develop and organize alternative tours and trips. His interest includes researching into local stories such as urban legends and myths food and culture tours, architecture. He regularly publishes blog posts about Baku at thetravelguidebaku.wordpress.com.

About the tour

Overview

This tour offers a walk through the most historic sightseeing highlights of Baku, the Fountains Square, Old Town (Icherisheher) and Seaside Promenade meanwhile reflecting on Baku’s past and the transformation that brought by oil barons and their quest for personal glory and fame.

You will also get acquainted with social, cultural, political aspect of every-day life in Baku on the background of stories based on real life of oil barons in late 19th and early 20th century as well as soviet and modern times. The tour ends with free cup of tea at Coffee Moffie.

Highlights

– Explore the local streets on 2 and half hours walking tour

– Hear stories about Oil Barons’ hunger for personal glory and fame

– Polish architects’ influence

– Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

– Romanticize streets Ali and Nino used to hang out

– Led by a local guide

– Tour ends with a free cup of tea at Coffee Moffie

Meeting point
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How to find me: Red umbrella in front of Hut at Fountains Square

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (11)

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Rodelyn

16 days ago

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Rachel

2 months ago

The tour was really good - gani was informative and friendly and covered a lot of interesting information. not too short and not too long. great way to spend an afternoon.

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XAC

2 months ago

I'm happy that gani waited for us. it was a decently done tour. gani, seems like a serene guy, but his knowledge of history gave life to the edifices and buildings in and out of old city. will definitely recommend to my coleagues.

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Rebecca

3 months ago

Great tour! so much better to walk around with a local guide having a great knowledge of his city and country. we also tried local places he would suggest for dinner and having a drink and we got to see more of baku thanks to him. many many thanks gani! best,

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Mark

4 months ago

Gani was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. getting local insights was as interesting as the history and sights. highly recommend.

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Gemma

5 months ago

Gani was great. we learned a lot from him. the information he provided gave meaning to the various places and statues. gani's tour was way much better than the city tour included in our actual tour group itinerary. we were supposed to go with him later in the afternoon but we had to miss it because i had to buy clothes as azerbaijan airlines misplaced my luggage.

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