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7:00-8:00 Arrival in Nur-Sultan. Check in at the hotel. Rest at the hotel
13:00 Bus sightseeing tour of the city of Nur-Sultan.
The starting point of the tour is the monument to Kenesary Khan – the last Kazakh Khan, the grandson of Abylai Khan, who led the national liberation movement of the Kazakhs, seeking to restore the Khan's power, abolished after the annexation of the Russian Empire.
Then you will walk along the embankment of the Ishim river, which divides the city into two parts: the right and left banks. After all, where, no matter how here you can be so close to the origins of the city's history. Walking along the embankment, you will reach the city Park. It is located on the embankment of the river Yesil (Ishim) in the heart of the capital.
The Park is home to a summer amphitheater, an outdoor concert venue where various events (concerts, Championships, competitions, and other entertainment) are held. You will also walk along the new Atyrau pedestrian bridge. It resembles a huge miracle fish, whose scales shimmer in the sun.
After the walk, you will visit the former main square in front of the mayor's office. Previously, the administration of the regional center of Tselinograd was located in the building of the akimat. The Windows of the First Residence of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan also looked out here. Now this building houses the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
You will look into the square in front of the Museum, where you will see 186 historical pictures of the First President of Kazakhstan in the open air. Some of them are unique because they haven't been displayed anywhere before.
In continuing the tour you will go to Independence square, where attractions such as the monument "Kazakh Eli" monument with bird Samruk at the top represent the independence of our country and the people, national Museum of Kazakhstan, which holds priceless artifacts that comprise its General Fund. These are archaeological finds of several mounds, Botay settlement and ancient cities located on the Kazakh territory, the Palace of Independence, the Palace of Peace and Harmony, which is the venue for various international and state events, as well as the Hazret Sultan mosque, the second largest mosque in Central Asia. The building itself resembles an Oriental Palace and is the most beautiful architectural monument in the city of Nur-Sultan.
Then you will drive to the left Bank of the city, where the main streets and sights of the city are located: the Astana Opera and ballet Theater, the Astana-Baiterek monument-the main attraction of the city, symbolizing the Kazakhs' idea of the universe, the height of the monument – 97 meters, means the year of renaming the capital to Astana, EXPO-2017 – an international exhibition held in the city in the summer of 2017. The main legacy of EXPO-2017 is a huge sphere called "Nur Alem". and so on.
The tour will end at the Khan Shatyr shopping center, which is the largest tent in the world.
16:00 Free time in the family recreation center “Ai Land". Here you can visit the aquarium – the only one in the world, listed in the Guinness book of Records, as the most remote aquarium from the seas and oceans.
18:00 Dinner at the hotel. Free time after dinner.
7:30-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel
11:00 - visit to the "Nazarbayev Center". Modern building in the form of a large blue eye. This building was designed by British architect Norman Foster. Guests will be able to get acquainted with the main stages of formation and development of Kazakhstan. You will be able to see the originals of the highest foreign awards and the basics of state policy in the field of sports, initiatives of the Head of state to develop the Olympic movement in the world. In the interactive zones, you can feel like a weightlifter-lift a barbell, take photos with the Olympic figures, feel the moment of awarding, standing on a pedestal.
13:00 Lunch in the city cafe
14:00 Free time in the shopping center “Khan Shatyr". Khan Shatyr is a structure in the form of a huge transparent tent, which is considered the largest tent in the world, made of a polymer transparent coating that keeps the building warm all year round. The complex includes a variety of shopping centers, clubs, bars and restaurants. There is a private beach "Sky beach", located on the top floor of the shopping center, where you can also spend time.
18:00 Dinner at the hotel
19:00-22:00 Evening tour. The tour starts from the main square of the country – "Independence Square". It is here that you can feel the boundless space and freedom of the country. The main decoration is the monument "Kazakh Eli" - a large-scale complex that reflects the ancient history, culture and achievements of the Kazakh people. The unified architectural ensemble includes the Palace of creativity "Shabyt", the Palace of independence and the national Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Standing on the square, it is impossible not to notice a building that looks more like a pyramid and looks amazing in the middle of the Kazakh city-the Palace of peace and harmony, the author of which is the British architect sir Norman foster. Here stands the mosque "Hazret Sultan", which we will visit. It is the second largest in Central Asia.
Next, we will go to one of the brightest heritage sites of Expo-2017 - the Nur Alem Museum of future energy (Shining world). This is the only building in the world in the shape of a sphere with a diameter of as much as 80 meters, topped with photovoltaic panels and two silent wind generators that provide the building with electricity.
The tour will continue along the main streets of the left Bank of the city. During the tour, we will see the Opera and ballet theater, which is the largest theater in Central Asia.
And we will finish our tour at the main attraction of the city – "Astana Baiterek". "Baiterek" means a young, strong, growing tree, and symbolizes a state that has preserved its historical roots, has a strong support and aspiration for future prosperity. Here you can walk along the water-green Boulevard, which is a kind of axis connecting the sights of the capital.
07:30 - 09:30 Breakfast, check out
10:30 - Visit to one of the brightest heritage sites of Expo-2017, the Nur Alem Museum of future energy. This is the only building in the world in the shape of a sphere. The author of the project, German architect albert Speer, conceived Nur-Alem as a symbol of the " last drop of oil” and the era when humanity will move to the energy of the future.
13:00 - Visit to the Holy Dormition Cathedral. Today, the assumption Cathedral and its spiritual and administrative center have become the hallmark of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Festive services are held here with the participation of all the archpastors of the Metropolitan district. The temple is visited by heads of state and leaders of traditional religious denominations.
14:00 - Lunch in the city cafe
15:00 - Visit the local market where you can buy sweets, Souvenirs and gifts
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