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Old Alma-Ata (half day) Unveiling the city’s little secrets
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Trip type
  • View on the city from the Kok-Tobe sightseeing platform
  • Round trip on cable car
  • Old city center
  • Soviet Architecture
  • Parks 
  • Sovenirs

We start off the Kok-Tobe hills where the Almaty TV tower stands tall. Since its construction in the 1980s, the world’s 14th tallest TV tower has been one of the city’s symbols. After Kok-Tobe you will be taken to the so-called Golden Square, where Kazakhstan’s creative class and academicians have been residing since the end of the World War 2. The first stop is the Academy of Sciences. Then you will visit the park near the Abay Opera and Ballet Theater, take a walk along the Nedelka cascade of fountains and feel the vibes of the old Alma-Ata (the city’s previous name) with its cozy little buildings adorned with cute balconies. The tour focuses on the buildings which shaped the unique architecture of the Soviet Alma-Ata.

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 - 10:45
  • transfer from the hotel to Kok-Tobe (car and cable car)
  • 10:45 - 11:45
  • a walk on Kok-Tobe + coffee/tea at the Abay restaurant
  • 11:45 - 12:30
  • going down from Kok-Tobe
  • 12:30 - 13:30
  • visit to Academy of Sciences and Kazakhstan Hotel, a walk in the nearby park
  • 13:30 - 13:45
  • transfer from the Academy of Sciences to Opera and Ballet Theater 
  • 13:45 - 14:45
  • walk around Opera and Ballet Theater (Nedelka cascade of fountains, souvenirs at the Synesthesia Concept Store);
  • 14:45 - 15:00
  • transfer to hotel.
  • Transport 
  • Cable car to Kok-Tobe 
  • English speaking guide
  • Soft drinks and snacks
What’s not included
  • Air tickets
  • Visa (by request)
  • Health insurance 
  • Photoshooting (by request)