ASTANA

ASTANA

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AED 3700.00

Until 01 Mar

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Itinerary

Arrival to Astana International Airport (TSE). Custom and Immigration procedures. Meet and greet by English speaking guide. Transfer to the hotel. Check in.
Breakfast at the hotel. Time to rest. Transfer to ALZHIR – Akmola camp for the wives of traitors of Motherland After breakfast excursion to ALZHIR – Akmola camp for the wives of traitors of Motherland - one of the largest camps of Soviet Union and one of the three "islands" of the "Gulag Archipelago". The camp was opened in the beginning of 1938, when it received the first prisoners - mostly members of the families of traitors. According to incomplete data, the number of repressed victims exceeded 18,000 convicts. The excursion is to show what the region and city looked like in the past and into what it turned eventually. Return to the city. Sightseeing of Astana: Visiting the National Museum. This huge blue-glass-and-white-marble museum covers the history and culture of Kazakhstan from ancient to modern times. Themed halls comprise interactive displays and artifact exhibits, ranging from a yurt in the Hall of Ethnography to a chronicle of the capital's modern history in the Hall of Astana. Don't miss the Golden Hall, which houses several thousand Bronze Age ornaments from the famed 'Golden Man' (a national symbol of Kazakhstan) – a 3rd- or 4th-century warrior whose gold-clad remains were uncovered in 1969. - Palace of Peace and Reconciliation: The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is a symbol of friendship, unity and peace in Kazakhstan. The Pyramid has a pure form, 62 meters high and 62 meters base. At the top there is a picture of 130 doves that symbolize 130 nationalities living in Kazakhstan. (no visit inside); - Khazret Sultan Mosque: Hazret Sultan Mosque is the second largest mosque in Central Asia. The building is constructed in the classic Islamic style using traditional Kazakh ornaments. The Mosque is named after Sufi sheikh Khoja Ahmed Yassawi and is large enough to house over 10,000 people. (possible visit inside, guests have to follow a strict dress code for visiting mosque: no open sleeved clothes, no shorts and tights – fitting pants and skirts, women have to cover their heads with scarf, everyone has to wear socks); - Palace of Independence - is a place for official state functions. The Palace of Independence also features a modern art gallery, the gallery of applied art and ethnography, archeology and anthropology, and the Museum of City History of Astana. (no visit inside); ransfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Nur Alem Expo and Museum of Future. The architectural symbol of Astana EXPO-2017 Exhibition is the central element of the Exhibition Complex: Nur Alem. It is the world's largest spherical building with the diameter of 80 and height of 100 meters. At the first floor of the building the Pavilion of Kazakhstan is placed where visitors are able to acquaint themselves with the history, culture, traditions, places of interest and also recent achievements of Kazakhstan. In the Sphere itself, the Museum of Future is situated (Please note the site does not work on Mondays) (Visit inside). - Baiterek Tower - symbol of new capital of Kazakhstan. The tower’s outer appearance goes back to ancient nomads. It represents the mythological tree of life where the magic bird of happiness Samruk has made its nest and laid its huge golden egg. The tower is 105 meters high and its observation platform is set at 97 meters, to symbolize the year the capital was moved. There is an imprint of President Nursultan Nazarbayev's hand at the top floor in the sphere as well as a set of signatures of the participants of the first Congress of World Religions held in Astana. (visit inside); Transfer to Khan Shatyr shopping mall Transfer and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport

Inclusions

✅ air tickets – Fly Dubai

✅ Private A/C transport with driver as per program:

✅ 3 nights' accommodation in the hotel in Astana city on BB

✅ Sightseeing tours according to the program

✅ English speaking guide

✅ Entrance tickets to objects listed in the program

✅ Meals: only breakfasts

✅ Mineral water 1L p/p daily