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You will land in Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD), which is 15 miles from the centre of the city. A taxi will cost you 12 AZN (around £10) or catch the N16 bus, costing just 1 AZN (80p) but it will take much longer.
Baku is the largest city in the Caucasus and the capital of Azerbaijan. Renowned for its cultural heritage, Baku is also well-known for its lively nightlife and jazz scene, listed as one of the top ten party cities in the world.
Spend the day exploring the Old Town; marvel at the architecture and follow the haphazard streets to find a treasure at every turn. Climb the symbolic Maiden Tower, said to date from the 12th century, for wonderful views of the city. Also, the Palace of the Shirvan Shahs, the medieval palace of the Shirvan Shahs, should definitely be on your to-do list.
Dine in style at the authentic Karvansaray Restaurant. The romantic atmosphere is heightened by the live musicians performing as you enjoy a delicious meal. A cheaper option is the L'aparte, serving tasty Azeri cuisine.
Indulge in the vibrant nightlife of Baku, starting at the friendly Scottish-themed Caledonia Bar with live sport screened daily.
Tea houses serve local beer but if you prefer something a little stronger, head for one of the many bars in the city. The Caravan Jazz club has a wonderfully relaxed ambience and is a great place to indulge in the soothing sounds of traditional Baku music.
With a wealth of wondrous ancient sites to peruse, fly with us to Baku. You'll fall in love with the picturesque charm of this beautiful city.