soviet engineering AND sci-fi atmospheres

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.

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

  • Quick sightseeing around Kyzylorda, traditional Kazakh lunch and transfer to Baikonur.

  • Dinner and overnight in Baikonur.

DAY 2 - Baikonur

  • Morning transfer to the cosmodrome to assist to the transportation and installation of the rocket to the Gagarin launch pad.

  • Afternoon sightseeing around Baikonur town: Cosmodrome History Museum, Memorial to Rocketeers, Yuri Gagarin Monument, Soyuz Rocket Model and a vast plethora of Soviet-era monuments, mosaics and architectures.

  • Dinner and overnight in Baikonur.

DAY 3 - Cosmodrome

  • Morning transfer to cosmodrome to visit the Proton launch pad, the Energia-Buran launching facilities, the Energia bunker and the Saturn tracking station.

  • Transfer back to Baikonur and free afternoon in town to be spent hunting for more Soviet-era relics.

  • Dinner and overnight in Baikonur.

DAY 4 - Space Launch

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

  • Dinner and overnight in Baikonur.

DAY 5 - 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: transfer to Kyzylorda International Airport for your flight back home.

  • For those wishing to take the train/bus to reach further destinations: transfer to the local train/bus station in Kyzylorda.

  • End of the tour.


1 to 8 participants: 3990 € per person
Tour dates planned according to the relevant launch schedule.
Contact us to receive more info on the current deadlines.


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