Eurasian city-breaks: 48 hours in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Part two of our 6-part Eurasian city-break series will take you through a 48-hour journey of Almaty, exploring top tourist attractions and taking in the city’s immersive local history.


Most tourists on the Trans-Siberian Railway travel across Russia before continuing to Mongolia and further into China. However, the possibility to take a detour to Kazakhstan is often overlooked.

The final day of the Kazakh adventure was a trip to the most beautiful location of the tour, Charyn Canyon.

Day seven took in a tour of Aktau, its primary museum and the Caspian Sea.

Day six took us more than 450km around Mangystau, from depression low, to mountain high.