Private Bishkek City Tour:

Soviet to Modern


Perfect for newcomers, our half-day tour is a comfortable and insightful way to see Bishkek's famous spots, from Ala-Too Square to Osh Bazaar. With a private air-conditioned car and an English-speaking guide, you'll get personal stories behind each sight. Learn about Kyrgyzstan's history, admire the heroic statues, and view beautiful Soviet-era buildings. This tour also includes a delicious lunch with local dishes at a national restaurant, completing your experience of Kyrgyz culture.

Set against the backdrop of Central Asia's Tian Shan mountains, Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, abounds in spacious squares, wide boulevards, marble-faced public buildings and multiple monuments reflecting the country's history including, primarily, the Soviet period. These and other prominent sights make up this tour and allow visitors to see Bishkek in its variety.

You will see such sightseeings as Ala-Too Square and The Old Square, White House, The Oak Park, The Square of the Revolution Fighters, the oldest building in Bishkek, The Alley of Artists, The Museum of Arts, The Museum named after M.Frunze, City Philharmonic and many others places upon your request. The route includes more than 30 attractions and our guide will tell you the story of each of them.

It is not a real city tour without visiting real Central-Asian Bazaar! Our guide will take you through the endless merchant rows of the Osh market, where you can try to eat sweets directly from the counters.

What to expect

Osh bazaar
In the morning our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and the first place to visit will be the legendary open-air Osh bazaar market. It is said that if one wants to experience the local culture and life of a place one should visit the local market and Osh Bazaar is one of the best examples of the local markets in Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan in general. You can find everything here from food products and spices to common household goods, clothes, souvenirs, and even musical instruments, you’ll be surrounded by all the products you could possibly imagine.The crowds, the smells, and the noises can feel a bit overwhelming but it’s an experience you won’t easily forget.

Kyrgyz National Philharmoniс Hall

We will start our city tour with the charming architecture of the Mayor's office, International University, and the Philarmony itself. The white marble of the Philharmonic makes an impression by virtue of its being situated on a hill, like an antique temple, with colorful stained glass and hammered copper.
White House
The White House serves as the seat of Kyrgyz government and your guide will share dramatical story of riots during both the 2005 Tulip Revolution and the 2010 Kyrgyzstani riots that Kyrgyz citizens never forget.
Ala-Too square
The main square of the city - Ala-Too Square. "Ala-too" translates as "motley mountains" and this name perfectly describes the face of the country, famous for its stunning mountain scenery. Ala-Too Square is located in the center of Bishkek and combines several attractions. On its perimeter, there are State Historical Museum, numbering about 90 thousand exhibits; Oak park with a monument of Friendship of Peoples. In the center is a 45-meter flagpole with a national flag measuring 10 * 15 meters. The flag is guarded by a guard of honor. Nearby is the 10-meter-high equestrian statue of Manas, the legendary Kyrgyz batyr. Famous Panfilov park and Lenins monument is within reach.
Opera and Ballet theatre
The opera house in Bishkek is one of the landmarks opposite the Fine Arts Museum. During the Soviet era, opera and ballet were regardedas national arts. Opera houses and ballet theatres were erected in the centre of the capital of each Republic in the Soviet Union. In Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, you can find a theatre in the centre of the city.

Check out the classical heritage which is clear in the facades and rich décor throughout the theater. Picturesque paintings and facades by Kyrgyz artists adorn the interior, and serve as a testament to the country’s rich history.

Victory square

It is dedicated to the Victory in the World War II. In the center of the square stand three massive granite arches, forming the silhouette of a yurt(Kyrgyz nomad house). In the center of the composition is a sculpture of a woman with a cup in her hands at the feet of which the eternal flame burns, symbolizing a soldier’s mother waiting for her husband and sons to return from the War.
Central Mosque 
The Bishkek Central Mosque is considered as one of the largest mosque in Central Asia. The mosque is built in an Ottoman revival style, with four minarets, each with three balconies. Inside, the mosque can simultaneously pray up to 6 thousand people. Taking into account that in the courtyard of the mosque can still pray 20 thousand people.
Afterward, we will drop you off at your hotel in Bishkek, marking the end of the tour. We wish you a beautiful evening ahead!

What is included?

Air-conditioned vehicle with a driver(pick up/drop off hotel)
Admission tickets to the museum according to the program
English speaking guide
Bottled water
Ala-Too Square and Osh Bazaar excursion
Lunch at a national restaurant


  • 80 USD

    Private tour for one person

  • 45 USD

    Group of 2 people

  • 35 USD

    Group of 3-4 people


    Group of 5 and more people


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