soviet engineering, sci-fi atmospheres and the mighty sight of a spaceship taking off

Kyzylorda – Baikonur – Gagarin Start


ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Kyzylorda

  • In the morning you will meet your tour guide in the lobby of the designated hotel (exact hotel address and meeting time will be communicated well in advance per email) or directly at Kyzyl-Orda International Airport (Arrival Hall).

  • Introductory briefing about the region, the route and the set of rules to observe while visiting the cosmodrome.

  • Quick sightseeing of Kyzylorda and traditional Kazakh lunch.

  • Transfer to Baikonur City.

  • Dinner and overnight in Baikonur City.

DAY 2 - Baikonur City

  • Morning sightseeing: Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History, Memorial to Rocketeers, Yuri Gagarin Monument, Soyuz Rocket Model and plenty of Soviet Monuments and Socialist Architectures.

  • Afternoon photographic exploration of the post-Soviet wastelands surrounding the city.

  • Lunch, dinner and overnight in Baikonur City.

DAY 3 - Space Launching Site

  • Morning visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Buran Spacecraft and the memorial houses of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and Sergei Korolev, major figure of practical cosmonautics and rocket engineering.

  • Transfer to the Launching Site to watch the launch of the spacecraft Soyuz from the legendary Gagarin Start also known as Site №1 (observation deck is located 1 km from the launch site).

  • Lunch, dinner and overnight in Baikonur City.

DAY 4 - Flight back home or transfer to further destinations  

  • After enjoying a last cosmonautic breakfast together we'll take care of your transfer to the airport/train station of choice.

  • For those flying out: we will arrange transfer to Kyzylorda International Airport for your flight back home.

  • For those wishing to take the train/bus to reach further destinations: we will arrange transport to the local train/bus station in Kyzylorda.

  • End of the tour.


PRICE

1 to 8 participants: 4300 € 


The price includes: double/twin room accommodation (single supplement: 25 euro/night), full-board, airport transfer from/to Kyzylorda, private transport (jeep or minivan), entrance fees for the attractions listed in the itinerary, permits and authorizations, a slot on the observation deck, guiding and translation service.

The price does not include: flights, drinks and tips, visas if required, entrance fee to attractions not listed in the itinerary, insurance.

Please note: the departure dates of this particular tour are strictly bound to the launch schedule of the Soyuz. Bookings for this tour shall be made at least 70 days before each scheduled launch. Please contact us for further informations.


what THE HECK AM I going TO see?  

watch the launch in this video shot from the observation deck you are going to be standing on