3-hours City Tour “Historical Almaty”
Beautiful parks and valleys, 2 museums, mystical Orthodox Church, bargaining at a real Asian bazaar and much more
Season: all year round
Duration: 3 hours
Did you know that «Almaty» is translated as «Father of Apples»? Are you intrigued? Even if our city is not as old as Rome, it has its own mysteries and legends. To not open all the cards let’s say that you will see the Orthodox Cathedral made without a single nail and know why its creator was standing near it almost naked in the middle of the night; who are 28 Panfilov heroes and why they deserve to be captured in such a huge memorial. What about playing music? You will see a collection of several thousand musical instruments and even have a chance to play them using high technologies. Do you know how to bargain? Better if you practice beforehand because a real Asian bazaar is a place where this skill is extremely essential. Have you ever shaken a President hand? We will have a chance to touch one. And of course we will just walk along beautiful Almaty parks and alleys, talk about Kazakh history and culture and try to feel the soft breeze of Asia (still alive even in this crazy high-tech world).
Departure: 10 a. m.
We will start with 28 Panfilovtsev Park, visit the Orthodox Cathedral, Fame Memorial, several Park alleys and Musical Instruments Museum.
Then we will move to the Green Bazaar where you can buy typical Central Asian food or stuff or just look around.
Then we will move to the New Square (with a sight to the Old Square, Opera and Ballet Theatre, Sciences Academy, Abay Square and «Kazakhstan Hotel»).
After a walk there we will stretch our legs to reach the Central Museum passing by the Akimat Building and President Residential.
Then you will have a deep immersion to Kazakh ethnology in the Central Museum.
You will be back in your hotel at around 1 p. m.
What’s included: pick up from your hotel, transfers, driver, guide, museums tickets.
Number of persons/price
1 — 90$
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