Explore Kazakhstan

Explore Kazakhstan

July 27, 2018 0 By Aristomenis

Explore Kazakhstan

Explore Kazakhstan, the ninth largest country in the world with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometers, but only 65th in the population with about 6.5 people per square kilometer. The population is estimated at 17,670,900, according to an official estimate of 2015. A large part of the country’s territory is made up of steppes. The capital of the country is Astana. The official languages of the country are Kazakh. A combination of Turkish and Russian. It borders with Republic of China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.

Astana

astana

Astana is the second largest city after Almaty and the capital of the state since 1997. It is a magnificent architectural city in the eastern part of the country, in the Asian steppe. It is nothing but the realization of the ambitious goals of Kazakhstan President Narsulan Nazarbayev. Astana is impressive and futuristic. It is not a coincidence that in 1999 won the “City of the World” award. The crown of the city is the Palace for Peace and Harmony. It is a huge pyramid built on an artificial hill designed by British Sir Norman Foster. The Bayterek Tower is a landmark building for Astana. The legend says that the tower represents a poplar, where the magic bird Samruk generates his egg. In the sphere, at the top of Bayterek, there is a footprint of the country’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev. If you prefer religious attractions, do not miss to visit the Beit Rachel-Habbad Lyubavich Synagogue and the Nur-Astana Main Mosque (mosque). Both buildings are somewhat unusual in relation to the architectural tradition of the East and their interior decoration is also wonderful.

If you are lost in Astana, here’s a list of what to do in Astana from lostwithpurpose.com

Cheap Flights to Astana

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Petropavlovsk

23.02.2019

02.03.2019

Tickets from 53

Almaty

11.06.2019

20.06.2019

Tickets from 57

Shimkent

15.04.2019

18.04.2019

Tickets from 66

Pavlodar

07.03.2019

10.03.2019

Tickets from 74

Ust-kamenogorsk

25.02.2019

04.03.2019

Tickets from 76

Aktyubinsk

05.03.2019

11.03.2019

Tickets from 80

Kzyl-Orda

22.02.2019

24.02.2019

Tickets from 91

Zhezkazgan

05.04.2019

08.04.2019

Tickets from 94

Uralsk

18.04.2019

25.04.2019

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Zhambyl

29.04.2019

02.05.2019

Tickets from 101

Atyrau

17.06.2019

01.07.2019

Tickets from 104

Aktau

13.04.2019

18.04.2019

Tickets from 110

Kostanay

20.09.2019

27.09.2019

Tickets from 111

Taldy-Kurgan

21.02.2019

25.02.2019

Tickets from 130

Omsk

28.03.2019

31.03.2019

Tickets from 142

Budapest

03.03.2019

07.04.2019

Tickets from 152

Bishkek

06.03.2019

13.03.2019

Tickets from 156

Minsk

17.06.2019

21.06.2019

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Novosibirsk

25.02.2019

26.02.2019

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Ekaterinburg

27.02.2019

28.02.2019

Tickets from 184

Tashkent

24.02.2019

10.03.2019

Tickets from 193

Kazan

13.03.2019

20.03.2019

Tickets from 223

Moscow

20.09.2019

22.09.2019

Tickets from 239

Saint Petersburg

15.05.2019

21.05.2019

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Kiev

27.02.2019

07.03.2019

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Riga

28.02.2019

03.03.2019

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BAK

26.06.2019

01.07.2019

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Kaliningrad

07.05.2019

14.05.2019

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Semipalatinsk

24.02.2019

24.02.2019

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Tyumen

01.07.2019

15.07.2019

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Prague

07.06.2019

20.08.2019

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Kharkiv

06.05.2019

14.05.2019

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Tbilisi

24.02.2019

03.03.2019

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Vilnius

20.06.2019

22.06.2019

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Samarkand

07.03.2019

11.03.2019

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Istanbul

19.04.2019

19.04.2019

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Nizhniy Novgorod

25.02.2019

01.03.2019

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Warsaw

05.06.2019

15.06.2019

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Mineralnye Vody

05.04.2019

08.04.2019

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Voronezh

06.05.2019

14.05.2019

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Sochi

13.09.2019

27.09.2019

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Frankfurt

11.03.2019

13.04.2019

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Berlin

22.03.2019

30.03.2019

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Krasnodar

22.02.2019

26.02.2019

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Samara

02.07.2019

09.07.2019

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Tallinn

09.10.2019

10.10.2019

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Zaporozhye

08.04.2019

20.04.2019

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Rostov

06.05.2019

14.05.2019

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Krasnojarsk

10.08.2019

22.08.2019

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Lviv

20.03.2019

24.03.2019

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Chisinau

08.06.2019

14.06.2019

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Nuremberg

11.03.2019

06.04.2019

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London

20.03.2019

30.03.2019

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Yerevan

26.03.2019

29.03.2019

Tickets from 406

Dusseldorf

26.09.2019

30.09.2019

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Ufa

27.02.2019

28.02.2019

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Orenburg

24.02.2019

03.03.2019

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Simferopol

13.04.2019

18.04.2019

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Belgorod

10.04.2019

13.04.2019

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Perm

21.04.2019

28.04.2019

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Tomsk

28.02.2019

03.03.2019

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Milan

11.03.2019

18.03.2019

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Geneva

16.03.2019

24.03.2019

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

01.03.2019

05.03.2019

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Irkutsk

01.06.2019

05.06.2019

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Chelyabinsk

06.03.2019

13.03.2019

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Izhevsk

27.04.2019

30.04.2019

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Nazran

23.02.2019

02.03.2019

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Vienna

01.05.2019

23.05.2019

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Murmansk

28.02.2019

22.03.2019

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Barcelona

02.07.2019

31.07.2019

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Surgut

03.03.2019

10.03.2019

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Saratov

02.03.2019

16.03.2019

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Volgograd

30.04.2019

05.05.2019

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Abakan

01.07.2019

14.07.2019

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Bucharest

25.04.2019

08.05.2019

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Ulaanbaatar

10.06.2019

26.06.2019

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Athens

23.12.2019

03.01.2020

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Nizhnevartovsk

28.06.2019

28.07.2019

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Dnepropetrovsk

30.05.2019

31.08.2019

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Hamburg

23.07.2019

06.08.2019

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Novokuznetsk

01.08.2019

15.08.2019

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Barnaul

23.02.2019

02.03.2019

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Anapa

19.08.2019

31.08.2019

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Stuttgart

04.05.2019

25.05.2019

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Khanty-Mansiysk

01.07.2019

15.07.2019

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Madrid

28.02.2019

31.03.2019

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Belgrade

01.09.2019

08.09.2019

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Sofia

13.03.2019

23.03.2019

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Yakutsk

01.09.2019

15.09.2019

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Leipzig-Halle

15.04.2019

29.04.2019

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Seoul

04.05.2019

11.05.2019

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Bremen

02.03.2019

17.03.2019

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Hanover

02.03.2019

17.03.2019

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

20.06.2019

27.06.2019

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Khabarovsk

21.07.2019

04.08.2019

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Nanjing

01.05.2019

12.05.2019

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Vladivostok

05.08.2019

14.08.2019

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Wuhan

14.07.2019

14.07.2019

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Guangzhou

30.03.2019

06.04.2019

Tickets from 694

Hotels Astana: Popularity

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Belon-Lux Hotel

★★★

-17%

5142

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Rixos President Hotel Astana

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-17%

159132

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Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Astana

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-12%

10088

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Turkestan

turkestan

Turkestan is a small but ancient city in the wilderness of Kazakhstan. The country is largely devoid of historical cities in Central Asia, unlike Uzbekistan, but the exception is Turkestan. It is a relatively well preserved 1600 year old city. In the 11th century AD, the great Sufi Sheikh Khoja Ahmad Yasavi turned the city into a key learning center. At the end of the 14th century, Timur commissioned the creation of a massive mausoleum in his honor, which is from that day the most important and historical site of Kazakhstan, an important Muslim place of pilgrimage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Except, however, from the mausoleum, the visitor can also visit the historic, cultural and ethnographic center.

Here is an idea of what you can do in Turkestan from lonelyplanet.

Baikonur

baikonur

The Baikonur is Russia’s main spaceport. It has been operating since June 2, 1955 and is located in the Baikonur (“rich valley”) region of Kazakhstan. It is the largest but also the oldest space center in the world. From there, approximately 2,500 spacecrafts have been launched and more than 130 cosmonauts have left in 50 years of operation. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the independence of Kazakhstan, Russia leased the cosmodrome, since, although it has two more satellites, it can only begin manned missions at the International Space Station (ISS).

According to atlasobscura here’s a list of unusual thing to do in Baikonur.

Almaty

almaty

The largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital of the country until 1997. It is an important economic and commercial center. Almaty harmoniously combines the intense Muslim color with the Russian influences from the time Kazakhstan was part of the Soviet Union. Visit Panfilov Park, named in honor of Mikhail Panfilov’s 28th Battalion, which played an important role in World War II and Zenkov Cathedral, an impressive building made entirely of wood. It is also worth attending the National Musical Instruments Museum and the Central Square, while enjoying a panoramic view of the city, Coc Tob is ideal. Last but not least, do not miss the Mendeos Gorge.

According to goatsontheroad here’s the top 10 things to do in Almaty.

Cheap Flights to Almaty

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Astana

13.06.2019

18.06.2019

Tickets from 57

Pavlodar

31.07.2019

05.08.2019

Tickets from 71

Shimkent

02.03.2019

03.03.2019

Tickets from 77

Ust-kamenogorsk

25.02.2019

27.02.2019

Tickets from 79

Karaganda

26.02.2019

27.02.2019

Tickets from 80

Aktyubinsk

11.06.2019

15.08.2019

Tickets from 81

Bishkek

14.03.2019

29.03.2019

Tickets from 95

Aktau

10.07.2019

25.07.2019

Tickets from 96

Petropavlovsk

18.03.2019

23.03.2019

Tickets from 106

Uralsk

15.07.2019

16.07.2019

Tickets from 110

Atyrau

25.07.2019

31.07.2019

Tickets from 113

Kzyl-Orda

17.07.2019

24.07.2019

Tickets from 117

Kostanay

26.02.2019

05.03.2019

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Semipalatinsk

10.04.2019

30.04.2019

Tickets from 128

Zhambyl

24.02.2019

14.03.2019

Tickets from 137

Tashkent

06.03.2019

15.03.2019

Tickets from 167

Minsk

18.05.2019

25.05.2019

Tickets from 170

Novosibirsk

05.03.2019

10.03.2019

Tickets from 183

Ekaterinburg

25.03.2019

09.04.2019

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Moscow

25.02.2019

11.03.2019

Tickets from 194

Omsk

19.03.2019

24.03.2019

Tickets from 199

Dushanbe

03.04.2019

08.04.2019

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Kazan

24.03.2019

26.03.2019

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Taldy-Kurgan

24.02.2019

03.03.2019

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Kokshetau

16.03.2019

23.03.2019

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Fergana

23.02.2019

02.03.2019

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BAK

20.03.2019

26.03.2019

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Tbilisi

06.03.2019

13.03.2019

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Berlin

23.05.2019

31.05.2019

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Istanbul

03.06.2019

29.08.2019

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Dubai

04.07.2019

12.09.2019

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Saint Petersburg

12.04.2019

14.04.2019

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Urumqi

30.03.2019

12.04.2019

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Riga

26.07.2019

17.08.2019

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Nizhniy Novgorod

01.04.2019

14.04.2019

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Dusseldorf

14.05.2019

24.05.2019

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Kiev

09.08.2019

20.08.2019

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Voronezh

30.09.2019

10.10.2019

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Budapest

17.03.2019

31.03.2019

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Odessa

06.03.2019

13.03.2019

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Tyumen

28.02.2019

01.06.2019

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Ufa

25.02.2019

28.02.2019

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Krasnodar

23.02.2019

15.03.2019

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Volgograd

12.03.2019

14.03.2019

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Kharkiv

27.02.2019

03.03.2019

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Kaliningrad

16.04.2019

20.04.2019

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Krasnojarsk

01.06.2019

30.06.2019

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Prague

20.03.2019

09.04.2019

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Ankara

15.09.2019

25.09.2019

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Rostov

18.04.2019

23.04.2019

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Samara

30.03.2019

05.04.2019

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Sochi

22.04.2019

28.04.2019

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Dnepropetrovsk

01.09.2019

07.09.2019

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Saratov

08.04.2019

15.04.2019

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Simferopol

25.02.2019

11.03.2019

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Mineralnye Vody

26.02.2019

14.03.2019

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New Delhi

29.01.2020

31.01.2020

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Tomsk

25.02.2019

28.02.2019

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Perm

14.03.2019

17.03.2019

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Paris

03.03.2019

17.03.2019

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Chisinau

20.04.2019

28.06.2019

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Stockholm

15.03.2019

20.03.2019

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Chelyabinsk

19.02.2019

25.03.2019

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Antalya

01.03.2019

22.03.2019

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Frankfurt

24.09.2019

30.09.2019

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London

01.05.2019

07.05.2019

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Anapa

26.02.2019

02.04.2019

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Athens

12.03.2019

22.03.2019

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Irkutsk

28.02.2019

30.03.2019

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Surgut

13.03.2019

25.03.2019

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Astrakhan

18.03.2019

23.03.2019

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Stavropol

17.09.2019

28.09.2019

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Makhachkala

03.09.2019

09.09.2019

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Vienna

17.04.2019

28.04.2019

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Munich

10.04.2019

24.04.2019

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Rome

31.08.2019

01.09.2019

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Cheboksary

27.04.2019

06.05.2019

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Sharjah

04.07.2019

12.09.2019

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Chita

17.03.2019

07.04.2019

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Ulan-ude

06.03.2019

09.03.2019

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Bahrain

23.03.2019

31.03.2019

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Hanover

09.04.2019

15.04.2019

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Hamburg

10.06.2019

17.06.2019

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Batumi

06.03.2019

16.03.2019

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Naberevnye Chelny

15.07.2019

20.07.2019

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Belgorod

12.06.2019

15.08.2019

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

09.09.2019

06.10.2019

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Yakutsk

10.06.2019

16.06.2019

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Marseille

05.03.2019

13.04.2019

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Brussels

25.02.2019

04.03.2019

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Leipzig-Halle

23.05.2019

31.05.2019

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Kurgan

19.02.2019

25.03.2019

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Kaluga

23.02.2019

02.03.2019

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Bucharest

21.03.2019

02.04.2019

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Kemerovo

25.02.2019

27.02.2019

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Orenburg

23.03.2019

25.03.2019

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Verona

24.03.2019

31.03.2019

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Tallinn

12.08.2019

25.08.2019

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Tehran

14.03.2019

24.03.2019

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Kabul

01.05.2019

08.05.2019

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Hotels Almaty: Popularity

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Rixos Almaty Hotel

★★★★★

-8%

168154

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D'Rami

★★★

-10%

2926

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Renion Residence Hotel

★★★★

-7%

7166

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Rahat Palace Hotel

-20%

10685

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Hotel Kazzhol Almaty

★★★★

-12%

7163

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