Almaty city and Koktobe tour

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А rich walk through all the main attractions with a local guide. Discover city from a bird's eye view and dive into the depths of the historical center. Find out why Borat doesn't live in Kazakhstan?

Highlights

  • Fully private and customizable walking tour
  • You will see the city and Koktobe hill through the eyes of a local guide
  • Must see points of interest only

Description

What is this city? Why is it unique? We will answer these questions together as we glide through its cozy streets. In a couple of hours we will be able to get used to the role of a real Almaty resident. Let us understand how miraculously this garden city blooms, despite the 10-point seismic hazard. If the weather and your time permit, we’ll take a bird’s eye view of it. We will see and feel the main “places of power”. Most important. The strangest ones. The most inspiring. For last 24h booking or questions please contact me WP 770I211015O You'll see the world's tallest Christian cathedral made of wood and learn why it was used as a radio station. How pigeon droppings almost led to disaster at the country's main opera house. We will undergo training on the correct tactics for negotiating the purchase of dishes of authentic Kazakh cuisine at the Green Bazaar. You'll find out why Borat doesn't live in Kazakhstan? And here is the route we'll follow. Hotel 'Kazakhstan' The first skyscraper in the Asian part of the Soviet Union is still ready for seismic shocks of 10 points. Let's find out what the secret of the legendary project of Soviet modernism is. Monument to Abai The founder of Kazakh poetry wrote his first work at the age of 40 and owned many thousands of herds of camels and sheep Palace of the Republic His multi-ton floating tent, built in a tectonic fault, became the cause of a piquant scandal on an urban scale. Cable car to Kok-Tobe Hill: the tallest TV tower in the world and the Beatles monument (optional, at your request and adjusted for weather conditions) From this “fruit mountain”, at an altitude of more than thousand meters, the best panorama of the city opens. From time to time the hill tends to slide down and collapse on the city. Let's find out how the townspeople don't allow this to happen. Opera and Ballet Theatre During the Second World War, its stage became a haven for the first names of Soviet art. Almaty pigeons also made their contribution to the history of the theater - their droppings almost led to disaster. Panfilov St. The site of violent demonstrations during the revolutionary times of the early 20th century, today it serves as a key bohemian and restaurant artery of the city. Which means we won’t miss it. House of the Government of the Soviet Kazakhstan Perhaps the most monumental work of architecture in the former capital. It was here that the independence of Kazakhstan was declared in 90s. Holy Ascension Cathedral One of the tallest wooden buildings in the world. The world's tallest Orthodox church built of wood. And at the same time - the country's first... radio station. We will find out why the temple clergy tried to dig an underground passage to China. Green Bazaar Gastronomic hub No. 1 since the Great Silk Road of Middle Ages. And to this day. Here we will taste authentic dishes of Kazakh cuisine - from camel milk cheese to horse meat. Inedible souvenirs await you here, from clothes to antiques.

Includes

Private English and Russian speaking guide. Customization of the tour.

Important Information

  • Monday is not a working day for the Green Bazaar; you will not be able to visit this location on this day.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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