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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
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The Tour Operator Company arranges tours and excursions and has offers for travel enthusiasts such as cultural and historical tours across Kazakhstan and to ancient settlements of the Great Silk Way as well as providing MICE-services and arrangement of business trips to Kazakhstan
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Sightseeing tour: Nur-Sultan is a New Lease of Life
Everyone says that Nur-Sultan is a new city. But what about unforgotten traces of the past, the spirit remained in the streets of the city? Pre-revolutionary houses of the local merchants, soviet buildings of the workers operating in frame of Virgin land campaign – the spirit of the past still presents in air of the city. But if you cross a bridge to the left embankment of the city, you feel that the past is left behind the “glass”, and you plunge into expanses of new sense of the modern architecture. And if we say that the right embankment of Nur-Sultan is a history and building of the capital, then the left embankment is an oasis of new ideas and their implementation.

During the tour you will learn about the main attractions of the capital, its history and future prospects. You will have a journey to the old centre of the capital, a square with its palaces, a boulevard of future as well as the heritage of EXPO-2017.
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3 hours
from $135.00
City Tour: Panoramic Nur-Sultan
It surprises, but Nur-Sultan is astonishing one over and over, even if you think that as a tourist you have traveled the city inside and out, we bet that Nur-Sultan has “places” to perform its maneuver to exhibit itself from different perspectives.

We would like to invite have a short trip to the panoramic places of the capital, you will have a bout trip along the Yesil (Ishim) River and see the side streets of the right embankment from the “water”, also you will anticipate the panorama of the left embankment from the “land” first and then will go up in the air on the “Ferris Wheel” which is the biggest one in Kazakhstan. And, of course, according to tradition and “tourist rule” referring to Nur-Sultan, you will visit and go up to the famous observation platform – “Bayterek” Monument.

Nur-Sultan gives a thrill, has wings and no sleep at nights – get to know her from different perspectives with our amazing tour guides and give love to Nur-Sultan once and forever as we did.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $140.00
Pedestrian tour: Left Embankment is one of the wings of the soaked capital
The left embankment is the symbol of innovation, new intentions, embodied in unusual architectural trends. Nur-Sultan, rising from nowhere, will burst upon your eyes showing its modern futuristic image. The shard of glass shining on boundless expanses of the steppe, shaped by the recognized architects, this is the image of the capital of a new epoch.

During the tour you will walk through “Nurzhol” Boulevard that combined chastity ‘of administrative buildings’ style with abstruseness of the architectural objects. You will start your walking from the main Presidential Palace of the country “Akorda” and will end at the unique building “Khan Shatyr”, which author is Sir Norman Foster, more of it, you will see the main monument “Bayterek” soaring up in the conventional centre of the Boulevard which contains shadows of forgotten myths about the world structure as the symbol of forward-looking spirit. You will witness paradoxical symbiosis taken as a basis for the capital’s plan.
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2 hours
from $85.00
Pushing to future
As a first step, we would like to offer to visit one of the main palaces of the capital – it is the “Youth Palace”, where you will be offered to see variety of extracurricular activities for supplementary education for children; moreover, here you will lift the veil and you will see “Planetarium”, attendance of which will tell you about planets, the stars across expanses of the infinite Universe.

“Youth Palace” is a platform for implementation of children’s dream, it is a place where children go to their future step by step, and future is a place where something incredible must be for any child. Flying cars? Robots? School trips to Mars? Steps into future are made – you will visit world’s only Museum of Future “The Heritage of EXPO-2017” and you will witness something incredible, you will see how the planet is moving towards future – and who makes the planet go round? Of course, children do, since “all grown-ups were once children”.
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3 hours
from $145.00
Pedestrian tour: The Right Embankment is a Starting Point of Astana
The multi-faced capital, divided into the right and the left embankment by the Yesil (Ishim) River, preserves remains of the past: pre-revolutionary houses of the merchants of First Guild as well as the representative buildings of the Virgin Land Campaign period, all these are the image of the right embankment of the capital;

During the tour you will go through the route, beginning from the Museum of Saken Seifullin (a pioneer of modern Kazakh literature, poet and writer, and national activist), based on an old merchant’s house and ending with the old Orthodox Church built in 1854. Merchants’ houses preserving century-old history and soviet gigantic constructions, proficiently enter the image of the capital – these are the area of the old centre of Nur-Sultan, where the new vision for the capital of independent Kazakhstan was set.
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2 hours
from $90.00
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

It was a nice experience. We got a good impression of this young and beautifull capital of Kazakhstan. We was attending a concert of the kazzkh biggest star Dimash - unique singer.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dajana M
explorecentralasia, Manager at Explore Central Asia, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are very happy to see you in our country! Waiting for you again!

Reviewed June 28, 2019

The most exciting, adventurous and culturally educational way to go or return from Europe is via Central Asia. Air Astana takes you to Kazakhstan to astonishing Astana...eye popping architecture! I then trained to Almaty, the previous capital, a sophisticated city famous for its pretty tree...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Libbie S
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