from$ 48
Duration 1 day
Category HISTORICAL
Season Year-round

During the tour you will get acquainted with the most significant architectural buildings and monuments of modern capital.


During this tour you will visit the iconic sights of Astana, get acquainted with the history of the city, the stages of development and prospects for the future. Astana is a unique symbiosis of the best traditions of the West and the East, new and history, riskiness and rationality. 

Astana has been the capital of RK since 1997. It is the youngest capital in the world. The general plan of Astana was designed by Japanese architect Kisse Kurokawa in 1998. The imaginary line passes along the Left bank, the new administrative center of Astana. It is called “The Millennium Avenue“. The main attractions of the capital are located here. 

You will visit Baiterek. Kazakh legends say that there grows the Tree of Life, called Bayterek. On the World River bank and Samruk the holy bird of happiness flies to it to lay a golden egg in the nest, located on the top of the Tree. The egg symbolizes the Sun, granting life and hope. The Bayterek monumental structure was opened in the very center of Kazakhstan capital in 2002. It ushered in a new stage in the people’s life, becoming a symbol not only of Astana, but also of the whole country

Our next stop is Independence square: Palace of Peace and Concord, Palace of Independence. Hazret Sultan mosque – the largest mosque in Central Asia. The building was constructed in classical Islamic style with traditional Kazakh ornaments. Located on the right bank of the Yesil river the Mosque is adjacent to the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, the monument "Kazakh Eli" and the Independence Square. It can accommodate five thousand worshipers, and on holidays - up to 10 thousand people.  According to the architectural plan, the temple should crown the 80-meter spire with a crescent directed strictly towards Mecca.

You will also visit EXPO - International exhibition under the auspices of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE), held in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan from June 10 to September 10, 2017. The theme of the exhibition was “Energy of the Future”.

1 Day

10:00 start of the tour

10:15 Baiterek (visit). Kazakh legends say that there grows the Tree of Life, called Bayterek. On the World River bank and Samruk the holy bird of happiness flies to it to lay a golden egg in the nest, located on the top of the Tree. The egg symbolizes the Sun, granting life and hope. The Bayterek monumental structure was opened in the very center of Kazakhstan capital in 2002. It ushered in a new stage in the people’s life, becoming a symbol not only of Astana, but also of the whole country.

11:00 Nurzhol boulevard.

11:15 Astana opera and Khan shatyr shopping mall

11:35 Independence square: Palace of Peace and Concord, Palace of Independence.

Hazret Sultan mosque – the largest mosque in Central Asia. The building was constructed in classical Islamic style with traditional Kazakh ornaments. Located on the right bank of the Yesil river the Mosque is adjacent to the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, the monument "Kazakh Eli" and the Independence Square. It can accommodate five thousand worshipers, and on holidays - up to 10 thousand people.  According to the architectural plan, the temple should crown the 80-meter spire with a crescent directed strictly towards Mecca.

12:00 National Museum (visit)

13:30-14:30 lunch

15:00-16:30 Expo (visit). EXPO is International exhibition under the auspices of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE), held in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan from June 10 to September 10, 2017. The theme of the exhibition was “Energy of the Future”.The main object of the exhibition was the largest spherical building in the world - “NurAlem” (The Shining World). Its diameter is 80 meters and its height is 100 meters

17:00 Ishim river embankment

18:00 end of tour.

  • Transport with professional driver per itinerary
  • English Speaking guide services
  • Entrance ticket to Baiterek
  • Photo and video charges
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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  1. a 90 % refund for cancellations made at least 15 days  in advance of the start date of the experience. (Except for the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome, see point 5)
  2. a 60% refund for cancellations made later than at least 15 days in advance of the start date of experience. Unless the Customer could not inform the Steppe and Sky travel due to the force-majeure reasons.
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  4. In case of no-show the Customer will receive no refund.
  5. For the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome the following penalties apply:

5.1 a 90% refund for cancellations made after the payment is made before the permission from Roscosmos State Corporation is received.

5.2. a 80% refund in case of cancellation of the tour after receiving permission to visit the Cosmodrome  Baikonur by Roscosmos , regardless of the time.

5.3. a 0% refund for cancellations made 14 days prior to the tour start.

5.4. a 80% refund in case when Roscosmos refuses the Customer  in permission to visit the spaceport (Cosmodrome Baikonur),

5.5. a 80% refund is applicable when Roscosmos either transfers or cancels the launch of the spacecraft, unless  the Customer chooses to use  the tour package of ‘between launches’ period, in this case the cost of the tour is recalculated and the difference is transferred to the account of the Customer.

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