Walking Tour: Introduction to Almaty

Duration: 4-5 hours

Price: 40  USD per person.

Discover the biggest city in Kazakhstan with a walking tour of the best spots to see the rich history of Almaty.

Main places you’ll visit on our tour of Almaty:

  • Museum of Almaty;
  • main party area of Almaty in Soviet times;
  • Green Market;
  • Park of 28 Panfilov’s Heroes and main WWII memorial;
  • Zenkov’s Cathedral;
  • Examples of Soviet architecture on Dostyk avenue (previously Lenin street);
  • Almaty subway.

Our tour will begin at the Museum of Almaty with a short introduction into the history of the Almaty region. After the museum we will continue our walk to the eastern part of the city along Kabanbay batyr street, here you will see the best examples of Soviet architecture and feel the vibes of “Brod” pedestrian area – the ‘party’ street of 60-s in Almaty.

We will take a city’ subway and move closer to the Green Market, where you will try some of the examples of Kazakh nomadic cuisine such as kumis – fermented mare milk and irimshik – sweet cheese made from cow milk.

After the market we will walk to one of the oldest parks of Almaty to discover a marvelous orthodox cathedral and a massive Soviet war memorial zone dedicated to the soldiers of WWII.

Our last part of the tour is a relaxed walk along Dostyk avenue, you’ll see more examples of Soviet architecture, including the iconic ‘Kazakhstan’ hotel.

Along the way you will hear stories about buildings, places, parks and about people who built them.  We will also discover some lesser-known places along the way like first hi-tech building in USSR, gorgeous examples of Soviet mosaic or hidden parts of Green Market.

We will finish the tour next to the Koktobe cable car station, so you can continue discovering Almaty further on your own if you want.

We accept kazakh tenge, dollars or euros. Payments can be made in cash at the beginning of the tour.

What’s included:

  • English-speaking tour-guide
  • Ticket to the Museum of Almaty
  • Subway ticket
  • Green Market food tasting (nomadic sweet and salty cheese, fermented mare and camel milk, Korean salads)

In Dostar Trips, we treat each of our guests as a friend we just didn’t meet yet (“dostar” means friends from Kazakh). If you take a trip with us – you can rely on our friendly support during all your stay even after the tour, we will always be happy to help you with anything you need – advise the best place to eat, buy a train ticket, meet locals. Check out what our previous guests are saying about us on TripAdvisor. Let’s be friends!

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