ALMATY SCHEDULED WALKING TOUR (3 HOURS)
Availability: March-October, on Mondays at 10:00 and on Fridays and Sundays at 17:00
Attention: The tour is subject to cancellation if the air temperature is below 10°С or in case of adverse weather conditions, such as precipitation (heavy rain, hail, etc.) or strong wind.
Meeting Point: Astana International Hotel, in front of the main entrance (113, Baitursynov Street)
After meeting of your guide at the meeting point no later than 10 minutes before the tour departure time, you will begin acquaintance with the wonderful city of Almaty from its sports center, where the Central Stadium and Baluan Sholak Sports Palace is located. Further along the route you will see the Mukhtar Auezov Kazakh Drama Theater and the Kazakh State Circus.
Having reached one of the stations of Almaty subway, you will go down underground to a depth of 30 meters to take a ride in a modern subway car to Abai station. Coming out of the subway, you will get into the heart of the so-called "Golden Square", with its cozy streets and squares, dozens of restaurants and many interesting places. During a leisurely walk through the central streets of the city, you will hear a fascinating story of the guide about the history and development of Almaty, as well as about the sights that you will meet on the route.
Further, after acquaintance with the history and architecture of Abai Opera and Ballet Theater, you will reach Panfilov pedestrian street with comfortable benches and fountains, souvenir shops and cafes. This place is chosen by street musicians and artists for their performances. Then the tour will continue in the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen. This park is one of the oldest in Almaty, where Zenkov Cathedral is located, which is perhaps the most photographed building in the city. In the park you will also see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Fire, dedicated to the memory of fighters who died for the freedom and independence of the country.
The tour ends in the park, but you can continue your walk under the crowns of old park trees or visit other places of interest.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.