Things to do in Astana
Private Arrival Transfer from Astana International Airport TSE
Skip the stress and confusion of finding a taxi upon arrival at Astana International airport. Instead, book a great-value private car in advance and enjoy convenient, affordable and reliable private transportation from Astana International Airport (TSE) to your Astana hotel accommodation.
Private Departure Transfer to Astana International Airport TSE
Why stress waiting for unreliable taxis or shuttle transfers to Astana International Airport? Ensure peace of mind with a private transfer from your hotel accommodations to Astana International Airport (TSE). Reach the airport relaxed and with plenty of time before your flight! Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose from a luxury sedan transfer for three people, or a minivan transfer that carries up to five passengers. All vehicles feature stylish and spacious interiors and you will be met and escorted by a professional chauffeur.
Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Astana Airport
Use a door to door transfer, a comfortable and hassle free service that will allow you to enjoy your journey from the moment you arrive to the beautiful city of Astana. Your driver will be waiting for you in the Astana International Airport's arrival hall and will take you straight to your centrally located hotel in Astana.
Walking tour in the Old city of Nur-Sultan (3 hours)
We bring to your attention a walking tour of the historical places of the capital of Kazakhstan - Nur-Sultan. You are a tourist, who decided to visit the capital and do not know where to start? Our company will help you in this matter. First of all, we recommend starting from the historical part of the city, from the right bank of the river, because it all started here. During a 3-hour walking tour of the historically important places of the old city, you will plunge into the times of the city's inception when the population of Akmolinsk totaled 2,000 citizens and learn about how quickly the city grew.
Private Transfer from Nursultan Nazarbayev (TSE) Airport to Astana
Take the worry out of your arrival to Nursultan Nazarbayev (TSE) Airport and pre-book a private transfer to suit your group size (up to 6 people). Avoid the long lines for taxis on arrival, and travel in the comfort of a Premium car or minivan.
Private Transfer from Astana to Nursultan Nazarbayev (TSE) Airport
Take the worry out of your departure to Nursultan Nazarbayev (TSE) Airport and pre-book a private transfer to suit your group size (up to 6 people). Avoid the long lines for taxis at the hotel, and travel in the comfort of a Premium car or minivan.
Private History Tour in the City of Kazakhstan
We offer trips that are steeped in Kazakhstani culture's history. Our skilled guides highlight the hidden parts of local culture's growth, which most ethnic people are unaware of. Our journey also may include familiarization with Kazakhstani gastronomy for a total immersion in the local mentality. The nomadic lifestyle has altered cooking practices, making local cuisine unique in a variety of ways. One most fascinating aspects of the journey is witnessing Kazakhstan's past, present, and future coexist. We will show you how local culture's nomadic past coexists with the digitalized present. The private tour starts from capital's main symbol - Bayterek Tower and its historical legend about the Tree of Life with the important meaning to overall development of the country. As a part of the modernity and futuristic styles, you will visit the Independence square, Presidential Palace, Triumphal Arch and other significant places.
Half-Day Tour ( 4-5 hours)
!This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate! The half-day tour is perfect for those with only a few hours available to spend to discover the city. Getting around the Astana city can be time-consuming and troublesome on your own, skip the hassle with To-Go-In Astana team. We will help you get an overall understanding of modern city culture by experiencing the combination of walk and drive through the whole city. The tour includes round-trip transport and entrance to the Bayterek Tower. It also takes you to the highlights, such as Khan Shatyr, Hazrat Sultan Mosque, Independence Square and etc. Overall, an guide bringing each destination to life, as wel as great pictures can be guaranteed!
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.
City tour: four building of Sir Norman Foster
Nur-Sultan has different directions to develop, this city as a living body undergo transformation each of spiritual and physical.The capital is mottled by elements of a new breath, therefore this comes as no surprise that the buildings created by Norman Foster take their own places. More glass, more air and more pieces for peace in the world – the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation particularly created for the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. The Pyramid is understood as earnest of future peace for further global development, and moreover, it is earnest of continuity of heritage, preserved in “Nazarbayev Centre” – the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the building of which reminds the “All-Seeing Eye”, seeing everything beyond. You may feel that Sir Norman Foster deals with administrative building only, but in fact, his talent covers all aspects, so you won’t miss an opportunity to have a look to “Khan Shatyr” Entertainment Complex.
The Old City Tour
!This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate! The Old City Tour is a wonderful opportunity to feel the history of the former USSR city and an essential part of understanding people and culture of Kazakhstan. The tour begins with the monument of Zher Ana (Mother Earth) – the Saka queen Tomyris, in the 5th century BC defeated the great Persian King Cyrus. Next stop is monument of Kerey and Zhanibek – the founders of the Kazakh Khanate of the 15th century, stop nearby the Museum of the First President (office from 1997-2004) and the fountain Tree of Life. Then monument of Kenesary – the last khan of the Kazakh people on the embankment of the Ishim River. Also, we will stop at The Trade House of Merchant Matvey Kubrin - supermarket "Astana" to learn more about USSR architecture and see have the local shopping experience.
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.
Half Day (3 hours) City Tour
The classical half day long tour in the young capital of Kazakshtan. Your personal guide and driver will meet you at hotel or other place at your convenience in Astana. You will see unique symbiosis of east and west traditions in the main sights of Astana, feel the essential of kazakh culture in a National Museum of Kazakhstan, visit the largest mosque in Central Asia and try the authentic cuisine of steppe nomads. The tour is also included the visit of the emblematic of the city Bayterek, the national brand of Kazakhstan higher education Nazarbaev University. At the end of tour you will taste the best wine from south Kazakhstan and we will bring you back to the hotel or any other place at your convenience.
Pedestrian tour: The Soared Symbol of Independence
The modern palaces of the capital are something like a poetic note, flashing among the prosaic infrastructure of Nur-Sultan. You will know the palaces, serving to different aims such as running official state events, forums, congresses as well as holding the University of Arts; all these are gathered in one architectural complex called “The Square of Independence” where you will see the symbol of freedom – the “Kazakh Yeli” (Kazakh Nation) Monument. Moving along the new direction of Nur-Sultan, you will see magnificence of modern constructions under the dome the independent sky, your tour will end with a walk in the President Park.
Full Day (6 hours) City Tour in Astana
The classical Full day long tour in the young capital of Kazakshtan. Your personal guide and driver will meet you at hotel or other place at your convenience in Astana. You will see unique symbiosis of east and west traditions in the main sights of Astana, feel the essential of kazakh culture in a National Museum of Kazakhstan, visit the largest mosque in Central Asia and try the authentic cuisine of steppe nomads. The tour is also included the visit of the emblematic of the city Bayterek, the national brand of Kazakhstan higher education Nazarbaev University. At the end of tour you may taste the best wine from south Kazakhstan and we will bring you back to the hotel or any other place at your convenience.
Gastronomic tour in Nur Sultan (1 day)
During this tour you will be able to get familiar with national Kazakh traditions: cuisine, customs, art, culture. Guests will visit the Kazakh family, experience the family national spirit, color, taste national dishes, drinks, understand the atmosphere of Kazakh nomadic life, see the Kazakh yurt, ancient artifacts, acquire national souvenirs, jewelry, Kazakh musical instruments, weapons
Nur-sultan Gourmet Tour To A Kazakh Family Of Traditional Jewelers
This kind of home is rarely found in the north of Kazakhstan. Generations of artisans protect old traditions and knowledge.Each member of the family hones their own craft, whether it’s making silver jewelry or carpet weaving. The yard is a museum of antique dishes with a yurt as its crowning jewel. Another craft that this family is proud of is cooking traditional meals like beshbarmak.The word translates to “five fingers” since Kazakh people used to eat the dish with their hands and not utensils.Another delicious treat of Kazakh cuisine is baursaks,a fried dough food anyone will get addicted to. Take this unique opportunity to visit a traditional Kazakh family of craftsmen, where you will learn to cook traditional dishes and find out how dinnerware used to be crafted in the past.The father and the youngest son are jewelry masters.The daughter is a master of applied arts,who creates felt carpets.If want you can also take other master classes of the family as jewelry or felt making.
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.
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”.
City tour: Astana is the symbiosis of past and future in present
Nur-Sultan is the symbiosis of past and future in present, it is the city where any person has his own vision and opinion on Nur-Sultan. You may find that the capital is a glass city from future, consisting of unusual buildings tailored by the foreign architects – it is the Pyramid, as well as “Khan Shatyr”, which author is Sir Norman Foster; it is the heritage of the EXPO exhibition, the theme was “Future Energy”. The bird Samruk seems to protect the “Independence Square”; sitting on the top of “Kazakh Yeli” Monument, it guards peace and independence and if you just let yourselves day-dream, you could imagine that the bird is flying over the “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation” and taking a rest at the pond in the President’s Park. The “Independence Square” and “Nurzhol” Boulevard are connected by the bridges over the Yesil (Ishim) River, they prolong the “Millennium Axis” in which conventional centre the main monument of the country “Bayterek” is located.