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Tour to Baikonur Cosmodrome
Baikonur Launch Tour
We can collect your documents up to the 10th of February 2013!
Join us and you will never regret!
The schedule for the next launches in Baikonur:
- 28 March 2013.
- 28 May 2013.
- 25 September 2013.
- 25 November 2013.
Imagine all the excitement, joy, impatience, etc., which goes on at the Cosmodrome just before a space launch. Would you want to be there and experience it? Not on TV but in reality… first-hand? There are not many places in the world where you can experience this type of drama. We offer you the chance of visiting the legendary Russian cosmodrome at "Baikonur," in Kazhakhztan, where the history of space exploration started many years ago. The first satellite in the world, "Sputnik," was launched in 1957, from Cosmodrome Baikonur and since the first manned space flight of Yuri A. Gagarin on 12th April 1961, there have been over 1,200 spacecraft launched from here.
Cosmodrome Baikonur is the biggest Cosmodrome in the world, it covers 6 717 square km. It is high technology complex which is used for all types of rockets' launches.
Our travel agency "Country of Tourism" will be glad to organize your stay in Moscow according to your interests and wishes. We will do our best to make your stay in Russia absolutely memorable! Our staff will provide personalized assistance from starting tour preparations to the completion of the entire visit to Russia. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you have. Read real impressions of our clients who already had Tour to Baikonur.
Tour program to Baikonur during Manned Space Flight
(5 days/4 nights)
You will meet in airport Domodedovo with our representative who give you the tickets and tour voucher. After arriving to airport “Krainiy” in Baikonur, you will meet with our English speaking (or other language you prefer) representative. We will take you to your hotel and will help with accommodation.
After it you will have a dinner at the restaurant and free time.
Early in the morning we will go to Assembly and Test Facility (№ 112) where you will see the transportation Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Soyuz integration hall to the Gagarinksy launch pad, which is 2 kilometers away. Breakfast in cafeteria. Transfer to Gagarinsky launch pad and watching the placement of Souyz rocket to the launch pad. After it we will take you to the Museum of Baikonur where you will see the large collection of unique objects such as first Lunar Globe and Y. Gagarin’s personal belongings. Also you will the Y. Gagarin’s and S. Korolev’s Memorial Houses where they lived before the first space launch in humanity history. Lunch. After lunch we will go to Buran spacecraft - the only completed and operational space shuttle vehicle from the Soviet Buran program. We will have lunch and will continue our tour with visiting the launching site of rocket Energia and the biggest universal complex Stand Start which provides the vertical Buran spacecraft’s launch.Dinner at the restaurant.
After breakfast we will invite you to Museum of Cosmodrome Baikonur History which tells you about the main stages of cosmodrome’s development. You will learn a lot about history of Baikonur City too. After it you will have a bus tour with visiting of city parks, monuments and Gagarin’s pavilion. The tour will take approximately 3 hours. After lunch we will take you to International Space School. Free time and dinner at the restaurant.
After Breakfast at the restaurant we will take you to Assembly and Test Facility (№254), which is used for launch maintenance. Also there is a room for pre launch medical examination of the space crew. You will become witnesses of crew’s report to Chief of State Commission according their readiness to take off. Usually it takes around four hours to prepare the crew for the space flight after the report. That is why we will take you to another Assembly and Test Facility (№ 112) where rockets are assembled and tested after arriving from the spacecraft plant. After it we will offer you lunch and we will go to the observation point. You will be among the witnesses of spacecraft launch only in 2 km in distance. After successful launch we will go close to the launch pad and will watch and feel still warm Gagarin’s launch pad 1 hour after the launch. This launch pad was established in 1957 and used for launch of first satellite and first man in the history of space exploration. Since that time this launch pad is used for State Space Programs and international cooperation in space field. Later in the evening you will have a dinner at the restaurant and free time after amazing day.
After breakfast we will go to hotel “Cosmonaut” where all cosmonauts live before launch. We will visit tree lane where first tree was planted. After it we will take you to the open market where you will be able to buy the souvenirs if you wish. Check out from hotel. On the way to the airport we will offer you lunch and then take you to the airport for departure.
The package includes:
- Transport between the Airports and your hotel;
- Visa support;
- A guide (English, French, Spanish, German) during whole tour;
- Hotel with breakfast 4 days/3 nights in Baikonur (accomodation in Standart Double room);
- Plane tickets Moscow-Baikonur-Moscow;
- Sightseeing Tours in Cosmodrome Baikonur according itinerary;
- Permission for entry and visit Baikonur Cosmodrome;
- Meals: breakfasts, lunches, dinners;
- Observation of Launch of Manned Space Flight.
- Memory gifts from our company: Model of Soyuz-TMA and photo of crew with cosmonauts' autographs
The additional cost for a single accommodation is 300 EURO
Space technologists and historians would accompany you around the clock on your trip. Locally, specialists would be right beside you, who would field your difficult questions. We are sure that this experience would be one you would never forget. It could be a fantastic present for someone you wish to impress.
Schedule of next Manned Space Crafts' Launches
Soyuz TMA-04M/Soyuz FG
Soyuz Launch Pad
October 23, 2012
Soyuz TMA-05M/Soyuz FG
Soyuz Launch Pad
December 19, 2012