Baikonur Launch Tour 2017-20184 Days | Almaty, Baikonur city, Baikonur cosmodrome

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Join Baikonur Cosmodrome launch tour to watch manned Soyuz rocket to take off. While visiting legendary cosmodrome you will see Baikonur museum, Buran Orbital Complex, astronauts crew at ready-to-go report, and watch historical Soyuz spacecraft launch from Gagarin pad. Prepare yourself for an absolutely unique experience and witness shuttle soaring into crystal clear sky causing earth shake and your body tremble. The moment will stay with your forever.
Enrich your Baikonur Space Launch experience with an extension to the assembly building where you will see a rocket roll-out.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Almaty/Astana – Baikonur
 
Take flight to Kyzyl-Orda from Almaty or Astana . On arrival you will be met and transferred to Baikonur (240 km, 3 h). Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: dinner
Day 2: Baikonur city tour
 
Today you will explore the city of Baikonur. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby to start touring around the area full of living history. Visit the Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History, memorial to rocketeers, Yuri Gagarin monument and local squares. Stop at Soyuz rocket model. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3: Baikonur space launching site
 
Today you will see off spacemen coming out of the Cosmos Hotel and follow the crew to Baikonur Cosmodrome (40 min, 30 km). Visit memorial houses of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and Sergei Korolev, pillar of practical astronautics and lead Soviet rocket engineer during 1950-1966. Visit Baikonur Cosmodrome Museum and Buran spacecraft where you can try the cosmonaut’s seat. We will then move to assembly complex to watch the space crew reporting to the State Commission. The highlight of this day will be watching the launch of space craft Soyuz from legendary “Gagarin Start” also known as Site №1 (observation deck is located 1 km from the launch site). Transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4: Baikonur – Kyzyl-Orda – Almaty/Astana
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to Kyzyl-Orda for flight to Almaty/Astana. End of the tour.
Meals: breakfast

Please note that the tour will take place at a secure zone. Unlike our cultural tours, Baikonur tour does not have a flexible schedule. The timing is set by Russian Cosmos State Agency; based on space ship launch schedule, all visits during the tour will be timed and tour participants are expected to follow. Although not expected, there is a possibility of unforeseen changes by the State Agency that might affect the length and the programme of the tour.  

Space ship launch dates are subject to change by Russian Cosmos State Agency. If the schedule changes and new dates do not suit you, we will reimburse tour payment.

Accommodation:

City
Hotel
Nights
Baikonur
Central Hotel or similar local 2* or 3* hotel
3

 

  • All transfers;
  • Accommodation based on twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program as per itinerary with English-speaking guides/translators;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Almaty/Astana – Kyzyl-Orda – Almaty/Astana;
  • Full-board;
  • Permission to visit Baikonur cosmodrome;
  • Permission to photograph objects as per itinerary;
  • Tour assistant to accompany travellers from Almaty.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Kazakhstan visa support letter and visa fee;
  • Travel insurance;
  • International flight to Almaty.

 

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