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Almaty old center Take a stroll through the old center of the city where its residents love to walk, visit the mountain skating rink.
1 day from 74$ View all prices
Trip type
  • City history
  • Soviet architecture
  • Voznesensky Cathedral
  • Modernist buildings
  • Parks
  • Museums
  • Green Bazaar
  • Academy of Sciences
  • Mountain Skating Rink

Almaty people have their favorite spots which in their opinion are characteristic of the city. Not all of them are included in regular visitor tours, but if you want to understand the soul of the city, these are must visit places. The list includes the Botanical Garden, 28 Panfilov Soldiers’ Park, Green Bazaar, Abay Opera and Ballet Theater which faces the pedestrian Panfilov Street, Academy of Sciences embraced by parks, and the 26-story Kazakhstan Hotel, a true gem of the Soviet modernist architecture. The tour’s last stop is the Medeo mountain skating rink, another popular recreation spot. Its sightseeing platforms offer a breathtaking view on the city.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition. Single traveler prices are available upon request. Internal flights are $465 per person.
  • 10:00 - 10:30 
  • transfer from the hotel to the Botanical garden;
  • 10:30 - 11:30
  • a walk in the Botanical Garden. An introduction to the history of Almaty and Kazakhstan. Light snacks: croissants, dry fruit, herbal tea, coffee.
  • 11:30 - 12:00
  • transfer from the Botanical Garden to the 28 Panfilov Soldiers' Park
  • 12:00 - 12:30
  •  a guided tour in the National Musical Instruments Museum;
  • 12:30 - 13:00
  •  a Seagway trip (optional) from the museum through the park to the Green Bazaar with a stop at the Voznesensky cathedral;
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Green Bazaar. An introduction to the Kazakh cuisine: beshbarmak and traditional horse meat dishes. Guests taste foods, take a tour around the bazaar building, buy Kazakh desserts, tea, spice (optional).
  • 14:30 - 15:30
  •  lunch at the Afisha restaurant (in the vicinity of the Opera and Ballet theater) or any restaurant from the list provided by guide;
  • 15:30 - 16:15
  •  transfer to Medeo;
  • 16:15 - 17:15
  •  walking around Medeo;
  • 17:15 - 18:00
  •  transfer: Medeo-hotel.
  • Transport 
  • English speaking guide
  • Food: soft drinks and snacks on the way
  • Admission to the Museum and Botanical garden
What’s not included
  • Air tickets
  • Visa (by request)
  • Health insurance 
  • Photoshooting (by request)
  • Lunch