A modern and cosmopolitan city that still proudly exhibits its past through stunning architecture and fascinating culture, Baku is the Land of Fire’s shining light. Demonstrating just how far Azerbaijan has come in recent years, the city now offers visitors an intriguing blend of old and new, that will both fascinate and delight. Whether you want to wander the old city or lose yourself among the towering skyscrapers that typify the capital’s rapid development, you can do it all on a package holiday to Baku with Qatar Airways Holidays.
- Stroll along Dənizkənarı Bulvar, the city’s seafront promenade, and pass some of the capital’s most impressive landmarks, including the Baku Eye, National Flag Square, and the Crystal Hall.
- Explore Baku’s old cafés and tea houses, sample some of the city’s famous chai. Sit back, relax, and join the locals in a game of backgammon.
- Wander through the city’s historic centre – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and marvel at the incredible number of landmarks and monuments packed into Baku’s beautiful old town.
- Discover the city’s historic association with fire and flame. Ride the funicular up to the stunning Flame Towers, visit the Flame Temple, and take a trip out to Yanar Dag, the naturally occurring eternal flame.
Baku Holiday Packages
Without diluting its tradition or history, Baku has transformed itself into a forward-thinking and modern capital that’s home to some of the most incredible architectural designs of the last few decades. The idyllic Azerbaijani countryside is just a short trip away, so you can combine a city break with outdoor adventures and experience a little bit of everything that the country has to offer.
Holiday packages to Baku with Qatar Airways Holidays offer you the opportunity to discover Azerbaijan’s fascinating culture in its entirety. Guided tours provide access to its hidden secrets, culinary packages to Baku allow you to sample the regions unique cuisine, and luxury hotels provide a stylish and comfortable base in which to relax and unwind at the end of it all.
Good to know
Azerbaijani, Russian, with English spoken in main tourist areas
Baku experiences a temperate climate and both winter and summer are relatively mild. Winters are occasionally wet, and visitors can expect temperatures of around 5°C. In summer, the average temperature sits at around 26°C and conditions are largely dry. Throughout the year, strong coastal winds are to be expected, which offer a pleasant respite from warmer temperatures in the summer.
Baku Holidays Experiences
- Discover the revolutionary architecture of Zaha Hadid, and explore how his designs are transforming Baku’s cityscapes. The Heydar Aliyev Centre is a beautiful example of his work and houses a museum dedicated to his buildings.
- Take a trip through Baku’s historic centre and visit its most famous landmarks, Shirvanshahs’ Palace, Maiden Tower, and the Hamam Mehellesi public baths.
- Travel around the city on the luxuriously designed, decorated and furnished Baku Metro. With an emphasis on colourful art and elaborate fittings, public transport systems have never looked so stylish.
- Baku is home to some wonderfully idiosyncratic museums. The excellent Carpet Museum, Miniature Book Museum, and Nizami Museum of Azerbaijani Literature all provide a unique insight into the city’s culture. The Museum of Modern Art and Taghiyev History Museum offer a more traditional museum experience.