Almaty city tour

City tour (excursion): tour program

🍴 Food - cafe on request (not included in the tour price).

🕒 Time - 8/9 hours.

🌞 Weather - from +30°C to - 15°C depending on the time of year.

💲 Price for the tour - Standard Tour (transportation 6 seater/guide;) - 60 000 tenge, entrance tickets to Chimbulak are paid separately.

✔ Any tour can be changed under your wishes - if you want to see certain objects, we will build a tour based on this.

Beginning of the city tour in Almaty
Let's go towards the mountain peaks, one of the most significant objects of Almaty - Medeo High Altitude Skating Rink
We climb to the height of 3200 meters to get a bird's eye view of the glaciers and the southern capital.

Having descended from the mountains, we continue our excursion around the city
New Square - Independence Monument, walk around the bas-reliefs depicting different periods of Kazakhstan's history
Lunch time
Visit to Kazakh cuisine restaurant, or any other restaurant of your choice.
Abay Opera and Ballet Theater
We will take a short walk along the pedestrian Panfilov Street, ride the subway and listen to local musicians.
Park of 28 heroes Panfilov
A walk through one of the most beautiful parks of the city with a visit to the Ascension Cathedral, built without a single nail and the Museum of Kazakh musical instruments named after Ykhlas
Green Market, the intricacies of the Asian market
Spices, dried fruits, delicious chocolates and much more will catch your eye at this market, but don't forget to bargain - it's in our blood!
Return to the hotel
An excursion or city tour of Almaty is a great way to get to know the city, its culture and architecture. Almaty is a contrasting city. Historically, on the site of modern Almaty there was a settlement of Turkic and Mongolian tribes, which was called Almatu. Then in 1854 was laid a military fortress, called the fortification of Vernoe. On the site of the old city center you can still see the remains of the walls of the fortification, as well as the buildings of those times - the center of culture of the Cossacks. In 1921, Verny was renamed to Alma-Ata or as it was later called simply Almaty. Until 1997, Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan, and still bears the title of the Southern Capital.
Almaty is located in the cradle of the Zailiyskiy Alatau mountains, so our city is characterized by ascents and descents, canals and arychnaya system. Quarterly layout allows you to clearly navigate in it.
Almaty consists of neighborhoods of private sectors, passing into apartment high-rises. The combination of classical and modern architecture makes the city interesting to explore.

The main attractions of Almaty.
Depending on the time of year and the time of your vacation, a city sightseeing tour can fit into one day or take several.

The main city locations on the tour are:
  • Park 28 heroes Panfilovtsev. It is located in the square of Pushkin, Kazybek bi, Kunaeva and Kaldayakov streets. Inside the park there is the Ascension Cathedral, Eternal Flame and Victory Monument, Officers' House.
  • Republic Square is located on Satpayev Street. It is characterized by the stele of Independence, and installations of statues. Opposite the monument is the building of the city akimat, now under reconstruction after the January events.
  • Pedestrian areas along Zhibek Zholy (Arbat) and Panfilov Streets. Have been recently restored. This is a favorite place for musicians, as the Zhurgenev Academy of Arts is located nearby. The abundance of flowerbeds, cafes and restaurants, benches, trees and fountains will allow you to enjoy a walk, visiting the Abay Opera and Ballet Theater, as well as Astana Square, better known as the Old Square.
  • Green Market. The oldest bazaar in the city. You can buy everything - meat in assortment, fruits and berries, dried fruits and dairy products, Korean salads and various pickles. Hospitable sellers will let you try Kazakh national dishes, also you can buy souvenirs in national style and sweets of Rakhat factory.

The most, perhaps, bright sights of the city tour (city-tour) of Almaty can be called mountain objects:

  • Medeu high-altitude skating rink. Medeu is located in the tract of the same name at a height of 1691 meters above sea level. It is an open skating rink, in winter time for skates, in summer - rollers. Just below the skating rink there is a ropeway to Chimbulak, you can both enjoy the views from the top and just walk in the tract by climbing the dam.
  • Chimbulak is the most visited ski resort. It is characterized by several funiculars with an opportunity to climb to the highest point - 3200 m to the foot of Bogdanovich glacier.
  • Big Almaty Lake - BAL - is a strategic object, which is located 20 km from the city in the Alma-Arasan Gorge. Azure water and mesmerizing nature will allow you to enjoy the views of the mountain lake closest to the city. Swimming and touching the water is strictly prohibited - the lake provides the city with drinking water. Excursion tour to the Big Almaty Lake usually includes a visit to a falconry show.

Tiptoptrek offers author's city sightseeing tours on comfortable Toyota Sequoia SUVs. You can choose the language of the tour - our Almaty city guides speak both Russian and English. Prices for sightseeing city tours of Almaty by car may seem higher than bus tours, but it is important to take into account that you pay for the cabin, respectively, when divided by a person comes out a competitive price, while comfort - undoubtedly higher.

In addition to the above locations in the tour of Almaty by car can include: Kok-Tube hill with a cable car, visiting ethnic restaurants, Park of Culture and Recreation, zoo, see the buildings of the circus and the Palace of Marriage, Botanical Garden, various shopping centers, visiting the largest market - flea market.

Ascension Cathedral
Old Square - Astana
Medeo High Altitude Ice Rink
New Square

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