from$ 500
Duration 3 days
Category SCIENTIFIC
Season


Baikonur is the first and the largest spaceport in the world, the first manned space flight took place in history from this spaceport. The first Earth satellite was launched from here, and Yuri Gagarin first made a circle around our planet. The history of space exploration began here, and today Baikonur occupies one of the leading positions in the world in launching of the spacecraft.

Only 25 years ago it was a closed military town, and today it is a great opportunity for all dreamers and science fiction lovers to get acquainted with the history of astronautics, to see models of real rockets, spaceships  and talk to people that had an experience of being in the space .

For those who want to visit the Cosmodrome:

Today, a special regime operates in the city: entry is allowed with special permission and permission from Roscosmos. You can obtain an admission and permission by purchasing a tour through a travel company accredited by Rosсosmos.

It’s better to start paperwork  to receive permission to visit  spaceport a month before the launch of the rocket for CIS citizens, while for foreign citizens, documents must be completed  45 calendar days before the start. During this time, travel agency employees will receive permission for you to visit objects.

The tour to the spaceport consists of two parts:

• an excursion in the city of Baikonur and the Museum of the History of Cosmonautics,

• a trip to the spaceport itself, where you will see the launch pads and hangars, as well as the museum of Cosmonautics with the real Buran space shuttle where you can board the helm,  also you will  see the launch a real space ship if you purchased a ticket for a manned launch. The program is accompanied by a guide who will take care of your trip and make sure that it is comfortable and informative.

 

 A trip to Baikonur will allow you to touch the world of space discoveries and feel the city and the place where the history of space travel has been written for many years.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT BAIKONUR:

See rocket launch

Get inside the spaceship

Talk with astronauts

See the installation of rocket

Feel the roar of the spaceport

Visit the ‘alley’  of astronauts

1 Day

Day 1 Baikonur city, arrival

  • Transfer to the city of Baikonur (from pick-up/drop-off points).
  • Hotel accommodation.
  • Dinner and free time
  • Pick –up/drop-off   point No. 1: Kyzylorda Airport (at the information desk). Departure time: 15:00 o'clock
  • Pick- up/drop-off   point No. 2: Toretam Railway Station (at the information desk). Departure time: 18:00
2 Day

Baikonur Cosmodrome

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to the site to observe the report of the astronaut crew to the chairman of the State Commission.
  • Transfer to the site for visiting the assembly and testing complex (with permission of Roscosmos).
  • Transfer to the site for visiting the museum of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Buran orbiter.
  • Visit to the command post of the Energia launch vehicle.
  • Transfer to the site for visiting the Gagarinsky Start launch complex (with permission of Roscosmos).
  • Free time.
3 Day

Baikonur city, departure

  • Breakfast. Bus city tour.
  • During the tour you will have the opportunity to visit various squares, monuments, Soyuz rocket launcher.
  • Departure from the city of Baikonur to the drop-off point (departure time at approximately 11:30 am).
  • ticket to the spaceport;
  • guides services at cosmodrome facilities;
  • excursion service;
  • visiting sightseeing sites;
  • transport service;
  • permission for photo and video shooting (according to the permission of the State Corporation "Roskosmos")
  • accommodation and meals
  • personal expenses
  • air and railway tickets

Cancellation policy

Payments & Cancellations

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No refunds are available once a tour or service has commenced, or in respect of any package, accommodation, meals or any other services utilized.

If you wish to cancel a reservation made via the Website, the supplier's cancellation policy contained in the applicable product listing will apply to, and govern the terms of, your cancellation and any refunds. When canceling a booking, you will be notified via email the total refund amount you will receive, if any.

The standard cancellation policy for Customers is:

  1. a 90 % refund for cancellations made at least 15 days  in advance of the start date of the experience. (Except for the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome, see point 5)
  2. a 60% refund for cancellations made later than at least 15 days in advance of the start date of experience. Unless the Customer could not inform the Steppe and Sky travel due to the force-majeure reasons.
  3. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the start date of the experience will receive no refund.
  4. In case of no-show the Customer will receive no refund.
  5. For the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome the following penalties apply:

5.1 a 90% refund for cancellations made after the payment is made before the permission from Roscosmos State Corporation is received.

5.2. a 80% refund in case of cancellation of the tour after receiving permission to visit the Cosmodrome  Baikonur by Roscosmos , regardless of the time.

5.3. a 0% refund for cancellations made 14 days prior to the tour start.

5.4. a 80% refund in case when Roscosmos refuses the Customer  in permission to visit the spaceport (Cosmodrome Baikonur),

5.5. a 80% refund is applicable when Roscosmos either transfers or cancels the launch of the spacecraft, unless  the Customer chooses to use  the tour package of ‘between launches’ period, in this case the cost of the tour is recalculated and the difference is transferred to the account of the Customer.

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