This 2-hour private group walking tour with English and Russian-speaking guide will ensure you a pleasant time in the city of Almaty. Immerse yourself in the city that is rich in its history as well as personalities ... More info ›
This 2-hour private group walking tour with English and Russian-speaking guide will ensure you a pleasant time in the city of Almaty. Immerse yourself in the city that is rich in its history as well as personalities. The attraction you will see in this tour includes the Square of Shokan Valikhanov, Fountain of the Eastern Horoscope, Monument of A.S. Pushkin, Abay Square, The Republic Square, Monument of the Golden Warrior reliefs, The National Library, Fountain Semirechye, Museum of Mukhtar Auezov, and House of Friendship just to name a few.
Take this interesting pedestrian walk in the old city center of Almaty to see the historical sites and appreciate new and interesting facts. During your excursion, your private guide will tell you about modern Kazakhstan and its history as well as acquaint you with the amazing city of central Asia, which is located on a slope of TianShan mountains. Your tour will begin from the square of the great educator and the first Kazakh traveler Shokan Valikhanov surrounded by the monument and Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan with an interesting story.
Furthermore, you will see the unusual fountain in the form of the eastern horoscope to learn the principles of Kazakh philosophy and the origin of eastern horoscope. Then, you will pass through a monument of the great Russian poet, A.S. Pushkin, and your guide will tell you how he was linked to Kazakhstan. Later, you will head to Abay Square where several attractions of the city are situated nearby each other including the well-known hotel and a city symbol, Hotel Kazakhstan, a monument of the great poet and educator, Abay Kunanbayev, one of the most important buildings in Almaty with rich history, Palace of the Republic, and you will be able to see Almaty Tower, the tallest TV towers above sea level in the world.
Another point of interest you will visit is The Republic Square on your way to Abay that will give you amazing views of the mountains with commentary from your guide in the background telling you about its stories and influences on Almaty. While in the square, you will also see the symbol of the state, a famous monument of the Golden Warrior reliefs presenting the significant episodes from historical events of Kazakhstan. From here, you will be able to visit the modern underground shopping center of Almaty with an unusual history.
Afterwards, your route will pass through the National Library where you will be able to see the well-known Russian Theater named after M. Lermontov. The theater has a rich history and fine cast. On your way back, you will walk through nearby monument of the great Kazakh composer, Mukan Tulebayev, and see Fountain Semirechye to learn the history of rivers in the region. Next, you will pass through the House and Museum of Mukhtar Auezov, the famous Kazakh writer and a relative of the great poet, Abay. Last but not least, you will stop by an important attraction, House of Friendship, which is a symbol of friendship and cultural relation between various countries and groups of people to end this wonderful 2-hour walking tour.