3 days tour Astana-Alzhir-Karaganda-Karlag

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back to stalinsk repression and how it was. ALZHIR used to be called Akmola camp for wives of traitors to Motherland.The Museum of the Memory of the Victims of Political Repressions- KARLAG


  • Astana city tour
  • Karaganda city tour
  • ALZHYR memorial museum of victims of political repressions
  • The Museum of the Memory of the Victims of Political Repressions- Karlag


1st day Astana city tour. 12:00 Sightseeing tour of the old part of the city and then the left bank 19:00 Dinner at the national restaurant. (D) 2nd day Alzhir-Karaganda ALZHYR memorial museum of victims of political repressions. (museum is located 20 km from Astana)ALZHIR used to be called Akmola camp for wives of traitors to Motherland” which during many years was prisoner’s zone for more than 18 000 women, whose guilty consisted only in the fact that they were simply wives of the arrested and shoot parricides in period from 1938 to 1950s.Today in ALZHYR the things of the prisoners, all this has turned into a museum, where instead of living heroines - installations 13:00 - Lunch at a traditional restaurant with national cuisine 14:00 – Departure to Karaganda (2.5 hours, 216 km from the city). 16:30 – Arrival to Karaganda. Check-in at the Chaika Hotel. Hotel complex 'Chaika' is one of the oldest hotels in the city of Karaganda. The histories back to the 30s of the last century - in 1935 the first building of the hotel complex was built. The hotel got its name in honor of the first female cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova: the word “Seagull” was her radio call sign. By the way, Valentina Vladimirovna stayed at the hotel in 1963. Since the 1970s, Yuri Gagarin, Yegor Titov and other Soviet cosmonauts have also visited the walls of Chaika. Free time (B,L) 3rd day Karaganda city tour -Karlag 10:00 – 13:00 – Sightseeing tour of the city of Karaganda. During the excursion you will see and visit the main attractions of the city: Lenin monument. Monument to V.I. Lenin in Karaganda is the largest Soviet-era memorial complex under state protection in the territory of the former Soviet Union. Among the monuments of Karaganda it is the largest. The memorial was opened in 1970 in honor of the 100th anniversary of V.I. Lenin 14:00–lunch The Museum of the Memory of the Victims of Political Repressions also known as Karlag is located. Opened in 2002, it contains the facts about the tragic fate of thousands of prisoners affected by the policies of the Soviet regime. Karlag labour campor Karaganda Penitentiary Labour Camp of the Nation’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs of NKVD used to be one of the many Penitentiary Places of the GULAG system created by the order of Josef Stalin. The peculiarity of the Karlag labour camp is that it wasone of the largest camps in the USSR, stretched for several hundred kilometers. Over 28 years of existence, more than million people have passed through the Karlag. These people built the industry of Central Kazakhstan, primarily the Karaganda coal basin. Upon arrival to Dolinka village before entering Karlag memorial museum we will first visit Children’s cemetery also known as “Mammie’s cemetery” where thousands of babies of prisoner’s women are buried. It is a horrifying place to be still up to nowadays. 16.00 transfer to Astana (2,5 hours) 19.00-dinner and transfer to the hotel or airport (B,L,D)


The tour price includes: Transport service according to the program (Toyota camry 70, Toyota Hiace) Transfer airport-hotel, hotel-airport Accommodation - 1 night in the 4* hotel Karaganda and 1 night in 4* hotel in Astana English speaking guide Entrance fees according to the program Meals: 1-B, 2-L, 2-D Water 1L per day per person

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  • in this tour we have 2 hours by car from Astana to Karaganda and back

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