Kazakhstan’s Tale of Two Cities presents a lurid glimpse into its colorful past and promising future: former capital city Almaty retains a comfortable post-Soviet, European vibe as the cultural and commercial hub of the country, while current capital Nur-Sultan (formerly called Astana), has been intentionally designed in an artsy, futuristic fashion that continues to attract young investors and curious travelers alike. Both cities contain must-see sights, from classic Bayterek Tower to the zippy new Almaty Metro, and are sure to expand your Central Asian experience.
The Kazakhstan Short Tour is a well-planned excursion to two of the country’s largest and most acclaimed destinations, Almaty and Nur-Sultan. Acquaint yourself with the key cultural, historical and religious landmarks in both cities, including Panfilov Park, Green Bazaar, Khan-Shatyr Shopping Center, Hazrat Sultan Mosque and more. Included in this tour is a flight from Almaty to Astana and private guides and drivers in both cities.