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 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 Astana. 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.