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The ancient Burana Tower + Bishkek city tour, 1 day

5 (13)
Bishkek, KG
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The ancient Burana Tower + Bishkek city tour, 1 day

5 (13)
Bishkek, KG
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Experience the best of both modern and ancient Kyrgyzstan on this one-day tour of Bishkek and the ancient Burana Tower. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of Bishkek as you visit iconic landmarks such as Victory Square, the Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet Theatre, and Ala-Too Square. Marvel at the impressive Mayor's office and Philharmonic Hall, and explore the bustling Osh Bazaar, where you can shop for traditional souvenirs and taste local delicacies. Then, venture to the ancient Burana Tower in Tokmok and climb to the top for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Discover the ancient stones with their intriguing depictions and explore the archaeology museum with its fascinating collection of antique artifacts. This tour promises an unforgettable day of adventure and discovery in the heart of Kyrgyzstan.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 7 hours - 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the famous Burana Tower
  • Try out national food at Osh Bazaar
  • Dive into the culture of traditional shopping
  • Capture a fascinating style of architecture
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch in a national restaurant
  • English speaking guide
  • Admissions

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Introduction

Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Kyrgyzstan with the ancient Burana Tower + Bishkek city tour. This one-day adventure offers a perfect blend of modern exploration and a journey through the country's fascinating past. Get ready to discover the charms of Bishkek, the capital city, while also delving into the captivating heritage of Kyrgyzstan.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate an immersive experience that showcases the best of Bishkek. From the moment you are picked up from your hotel, you will embark on a journey through the city's most iconic landmarks and historical sites. Visit Victory Square, dedicated to commemorating the Second World War, and gain insight into how it impacted Kyrgyzstan. Explore the Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet Theatre, a mesmerizing building that exhibits Soviet architecture at its finest. Stroll through Ala-Too Square, home to the largest flagpole and the renowned White House. The tour also includes a visit to the legendary Osh Bazaar, where you can indulge in the local shopping culture and find unique souvenirs.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for those with a curious spirit and a passion for discovering new cultures. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a lover of architecture, or simply seeking an exciting day of exploration, this experience is perfect for you. The tour is inclusive and open to all, ensuring that everyone can appreciate the beauty and heritage of Kyrgyzstan.

Why book this?

Book this captivating tour and unlock the hidden gems of Bishkek and the ancient Burana Tower. Gain a deeper understanding of Kyrgyzstan's past through the insightful narration of knowledgeable guides. Immerse yourself in the traditions, architecture, and culinary delights of the country. With this tour, you can make the most of your time in Kyrgyzstan by visiting its iconic attractions, learning about its history, and connecting with its vibrant culture.

Good to know

As you embark on this adventure, keep in mind that the total duration of the tour is approximately 420 to 480 minutes. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, as there will be moderate walking involved. The tour also includes a delicious lunch at a beautiful national restaurant, providing you with the opportunity to savor the flavors of Kyrgyz cuisine.

Reviews

Customers who have experienced this tour have praised its blend of modern and historical exploration. They were delighted by the knowledgeable guides who shared fascinating stories and insights. Travelers highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Bishkek, as it offers a well-rounded experience that leaves you with unforgettable memories of Kyrgyzstan's beauty and culture.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Bishkek

In the morning after pickup from your hotel we’ll start our stunning city tour. Get acquainted with the best places in the capital city. The first place to visit will be the Victory Square:

Victory Square

The square is dedicated to the Second World War with the relevant monuments and eternal fire. Our guide will tell you a brief history of the War and how it affected Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Abdylas Maldybayev

Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet theater - an old and beautiful building that showcases the charming Soviet architecture. From here you will make your way to Oak park to learn more about some other monuments and to have a glance at the fancy Art gallery.

Ala-Too Square

Ala Too Square - The main square of the city where the biggest flagpole and the sentinels are located. Have a walk around the place and see the historical museum, Manas hero monument and the White House. Explore the charming “Erkindik” or “Freedom” boulevard and the old railway station which is a good example of the Soviet architecture of the early 20th century.

Kyrgyz State Philharmonic Hall

Kyrgyz State Philharmonic Hall - another beautiful place to capture a fascinating style of the Mayor’s office, International University and the Philharmony itself.

Osh Bazaar

Osh bazaar - The legendary open air market where you will dive into the culture of traditional shopping of Kyrgyz people. A perfect place for acquiring souvenirs, dried fruits, national delicacies and much more. Lunch in a beautiful national restaurant. In the afternoon we’re heading towards Burana Tower to the small town of Tokmok (80km).

Burana Tower

Once we get to the place we’ll spend about an hour there. Let’s climb on top of the tower which opens up a great view of the mountains, walk a bit around to see the ancient stones with various depictions and visit the archaeology museum with antique artifacts. Return to Bishkek. This is the end of your interesting and informative tour. Drop off at your hotel. Have a lovely evening!

Admission Included

Reviews

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5 (13)

austinfabulous

First of all, I want to thank Ventura Tours Kyrgyzstan for accepting my booking on such short notice, I know I must have caused utter chaos for those poor employees. Sezim was my tour guide; she was very nice and answered my boring questions. Our driver was also very friendly and receptive to my broken Russian. I quite enjoyed everything on the itinerary - if I wanted to spend extra time on something or take pictures Sezim was patient and happy to snap pics of me (as you will see below, she did a good job). As usual, I look fantastic. I think my favorite moments was our stroll through a couple parks to look at monuments as well as our venture into the Osh Bazaar - I have never seen so much horse meat in my life. Very exciting things, plus I recommend having a guide take you through the bazaar because it is a maze... plus there are insights you may miss if you roam without a native. I highly recommend this trip for tourists in Bishkek - it was a good day trip and it's worth your time!

A9361ZWmarcosb

It was a complete and different spots in the same day. I will remember this day like a misñx of soviet-kyrgyz culture and silk road landscapes.

karencA1550XN

Absolutely one of the best tours. Ash our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the history of Bishkek and of Kyrgyzstan. He made the history come alive for us. There wasn’t one monument or statue that we painted to that he did not know the history of. He kept pace with us old ladies instead of rushing us around. He was patient and kind. The tour was amazing and we did get a lot of ground covered. I highly recommend this tour. You won’t be disappointed.

Brent F

Overall this was an amazing tour. Ash is a great guide, he knows his city and country well and is really happy to chat with you about it and answer any questions you have. I learned a lot about the history of the country, got a great tour of Bishkek and of Burana Tower. I had a lot of requests to stop for photos of horses on the windy scenic mountain road back to Bishkek and Ash and the guide were happy to stop for me. Ash does longer tours and if I ever return I would like to try one of those out as it's a beautiful country.

jamiew99g

One of those perfectly crafted one day tours if you don't have a huge amount of time in Bishkek but appreciate a local guide taking you around for the day. My guide Boka was great as was the driver - a highly recommended tour.

V5369XWchrism

Was just an amazing tour ash my guide really brought the history and culture of both the Burana tower and Bishkek, i was blown away by my guides knowledge of both the city and the tower. Ashs was generally a lot of fun to be around, i learnt a lot about Kyrgyzstan that i never knew and his level of English is that of a native speaker so i had no issues on that front. tower had some beautiful scenery got some great photos. tour also includes a meal in a local restaurant which really added to the exercise as it was a local place not some tourist trap, this tour is great value for money. if you're in Bishkek for a short amount of time this is a perfect tour to do, the fact that this tour also combines a tour of the city is a bonus, the tower is not that far for the city, so you really do get alot from this tour.

TorgeirR6

This was our second day trip with Ash as our guide. We had a great day and learned at lot about the history of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan - both older and newer. We want to thank Ash for two great days with him seeing some of the best places in and around Bishkek. We can highly recommend Ventura Tours for everyone!

gabrielaS9852JQ

We was a fantastic day with Ash, his knowledge and very knowledgable regarding the city of Bishkek! He gives good advises on food highly recommended and stress free.

Meraj C

I had an amazing day with Ash, our driver, plus a friend of mine who joined me in my weekend trip to Bishkek. Ash took us to all the main sights of Bishkek city, giving a personal view of the history of the city, and then drove us to Burana where we climbed the tower. We also had a fantastic meal, plus Ash got us some snacks and local drinks to taste.

Razaque

I really love the services provided by the company. They picked us in time and arranged everything professionally. I will recommend to book this company.
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2024-04-14 03:48