After breakfast, visit the Museum of Art. Kasteev Art Museum has the best art collection in the country, with Kazakh, Russian, Western European art and some exquisite modern Kazakh handicrafts. The history of Kazakhstan’s art of jewelry is represented in the museum of gold and precious metals. The collections in the museum depositories are divided according to storage: paintings by old masters, Old Russian art (icons), paintings of Kazakhstan. Graphics, jewelry, leather, weaving, felt, tapestry, contemporary decorative and applied arts, the orient collection and sculptures. The excursion ends with a Felt Master Class in Kazakh national style and you can keep your handmade felt souvenirs. In the later half of the day, proceed for an excursion to “Koktobe” Hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. From the top of the hill you can admire the magnificent panorama of the city, stroll along the winding paths of the Kok-Tobe Park, visit the shop of national souvenirs, see the monument devoted to “The Beatles” – the only one in CIS countries. The tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Later, visit the Astrophysical Observatory, located on the top of the plateau and observe the stars through a telescope.
Overnight in Almaty (B)