Here you'll find delightful itinieraries for three days in Baku, covering everything from Maiden Tower to fine dining to Old Town Baku.
Day One: Enigmatic Baku
After a lovely breakfast at Zafferano restaurant, head left upon exiting the Hotel.
- Icheri Shekher: Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Baku's Old Town area is a must-visit.
- Maiden Tower: On the UNESCO list of monuments since 2000, this 15th-century architectural complex houses Shirvanshah’s Palace.
Return to the Hotel to rest, or continue your adventure through the city with lunch at Sehrli Tendir followed by a few more cultural highlights.
- Sehrli Tendir: Taste real Baku with a delightful lunch at Sehrli Tendir, which offers variety of local dishes and fresh-cooked hot breads.
- Baku Museum of Miniature Books: This oddity houses several thousand of the fairy-sized books and is the first and so far only museum of miniature books in the world.
- Fountains Square: Stroll through the square, enjoying the sidewalk cafés, restaurants and shops.
Relax over a delicious traditional meal of kebabs at Eyvan Terrace, or rejuvenate at the spa.
Day Two: Cultural Baku
After breakfast at Zefferano restaurant, start your morning with a stroll behind the Hotel to launch your cultural Baku tour.
- Philharmonic Park: Walk through one of the oldest gardens in Baku, enjoying elegant views and cool shade.
- Azerbaijan Carpet Museum: Gain a whole new appreciation for the craft and artistry of woven carpets from the 17th to early 20th centuries.
- The Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid: The perfect place to learn more about Azeri culture and customs.
Evening brings new culinary delights. Check with the Concierge for the hottest recommendations and booking service.
- Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre: Baku's oldest and most well-respected theatre.
- Baku Puppet Theatre: The perfect way to end an evening as a family.
Day 3: Ancient Baku
Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel before departing on your third day of touring Baku.
- Gobustan National Park: Discover the ancient petroglyphs at this UNESCO World Heritage Site; a mysterious and magical place, the reserve has more than 6,000 rock engravings dating back 5,000 – 40,000 years.
- Mud Volcanoes: The largest mud volcanoes in the Caucasus are only 30 minutes' drive from Gobustan National Park.
Back at the Hotel, enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in Zafferano restaurant and recline by the pool, or enjoy a relaxing treatment at the spa.
- Caspian Sea: Across the boulevard, prime views of the Caspian Sea await.
- Ferris Wheel: For family-friendly fun, see the city from a bird’s eye view.
- Bike Rental: Enjoy a slow tour of the city by bike.
For dinner, order from In-Room Dining and then cozy up for movie night.
Winter Itinerary by Four Seasons
Hotel Baku Concierge Team
Erkin Aliyev, Chief Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Baku, has prepared a special winter three-day itinerary.
After breakfast, it's the perfect time for a short tour inside the Old City.
- Enclosed within the fortress walls, Baku's Old Town area is an open-air museum featuring the famous Maiden Tower, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This one-hour excursion starts from Double Gates and ends in the Maiden Tower.
- Cold season is the perfect time to try some traditional tea with local sweets. Savour layered bakhlava with walnut stuffing and spices. Try shekerbura filled with nuts and sugar. You can also enjoy badambura filled with sugar, cinnamon and almonds, as well as local homemade jams in the Old City.
- The Modern Baku tour includes New Boulevard, one of the symbols of Baku, a beautiful seaside boulevard where you can enjoy long walks and leisurely strolls. It features attractions for children and adults, with numerous tea-cafes and restaurants offering local and international cuisine. Check out the best kebab at Mirvari Restaurant. Satisfy your craving for culture and visit the Yarat Contemporary Art Centre and Azerbaijan Stone Museum, also located along the New Boulevard.
Dinner is served at MAYA Mexican Restaurant & Bar or at Spanish restaurant El Portalone. Both of these restaurants are located in New Boulevard, next to the Yarat Contemporary Art Centre.
Depart Baku and start your second day in Shahdag, Gusar. Shahdag offers a comprehensive range of accommodation and services, world-class skiing facilities, and recreational and cultural experiences. Located 200 kilometres north of Baku, it takes approximately 1.5 –2 hours to reach by car. Our Concierge team can recommend four- and five-star Hotels to stay at in Shahdag.
- Winter sports at Shahdag. With no less than 19 ski slopes suitable for a wide range of experience levels, the Shahdag Mountain Resort presents world-class skiing at a breathtaking 2500 metres above sea level. The Resort’s own ski school offers experienced private instructors for beginners, as well as advanced skiers. In addition to skiing, the slopes also provide exciting opportunities for snowboarding and snowmobiling. Other winter activities, especially suited for young children, include quad biking and bouncy castles and snow tubing. Additionally, the Resort’s Spa will provide a refreshing break from the snow and ice.
Enjoy a leisurely dinner after an active day.
After an invigorating breakfast outdoors, take a walk in Fountain Square and visit the small cafes and souvenir shops. Or visit Port Baku for shopping. Come back to Four Seasons Hotel Baku and try the best desserts in our Piazza lounge. Bentley’s Whiskey Bar also offers a large selection of the finest cigars.
- Jaleh Spa. Winter season is the perfect time to pamper your body. Jaleh Spa has an assortment of relaxing services and amenities at your disposal: hammam steam rooms and whirlpools – large and luxurious, done in exotic Turkish style, as well as a heated swimming pool under a vaulted glass ceiling.
Dinner is Italian-style at Zafferano restaurant. It's the perfect place to enjoy the chef's “Milanese” creation, listen to live piano music, enjoy tasty oven-made pizzas and take in the beautiful view of Governor’s Park.