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ALZHIR - Camp of Women's Tears Tour (3 hours)

January 1, 2018

Sightseeing Tours in Astana | This tour to the museum of Akmola camp for the wives of traitors of Motherland (ALZHIR), undoubtedly, demands a certain emotional mood, because everything that you will see, won't leave you indifferent...


ALZHIR - Camp of Women's Tears Tour available daily. Tour duration 3-3,5 hours

Tour Description:

ALZHIR - Akmola camp for the wives of traitors of Motherland - one of the largest camps of Soviet Union and one of the three "islands" of the "Gulag Archipelago". The camp was opened in the beginning of 1938, when it received the first stages of the prisoners - mostly members of the families of traitors. According to incomplete data, the number of repressed exceeded 18,000 convicts.

In 2007 at the former site of the correctional camp was opened the Museum and Memorial Complex of Victims of Political Repression and Totalitarianism, which you will visit during the tour. At the entrance to the museum there is “Arch of Grief”, and further are two compositions "Despair and Powerlessness" and "Fight and Hope" – in memory to the families forever separated by cruel time. The tunnel, where on the walls represented the tragic moments of parting with children, cruel and unfair court of the Three, a prison cell and a punishment cell, helps to plunge into the atmosphere of repressions.

The exposition of the museum is located on hall perimeter, that involves the visitor in a vicious circle and immerses in the historical past of Kazakhstan. At the end of excursion you will have an opportunity to watch 20-minute documentary film.  

Private Tour Rates: 

131 USD for one person 
138 USD for group of 2 persons  
184 USD for group of 3-5 persons 

* Tour rates include hotel pick-up/drop-off, all admission fees and tickets  

Tour Reservation: Tour reservation should be done at least 48 hours before the tour and requires 50% advance payment of the total tour price

Payment: Total tour price should be paid no later than 24 hours before the tour. Accepted methods of payment: cash, wire transfer, bank card

50% of the total tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 24 hours before the tour

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