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Former Soviet Forced Labor Camp Tour (3 hours)

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Former Soviet Forced Labor Camp Tour (3 hours)

November 1, 2019

Private Day Tours & Activities in Nur-Sultan | 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...

Availability: January-December, daily (except Mondays) at 10:00 or 14:00  

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 for November-February:  
140 USD for one person
144 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together
168 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together
 
Private Tour Rates for March-October:  
155 USD for one person
160 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together
186 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together
 
* Tour rates include bottled water, all admission fees and tickets, hotel pickup and drop-off
 
Total tour price should be paid no later than 24 hours before the tour. Accepted methods of payment: cash in local currency, wire transfer, bank card
50% of the tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 24 hours before the tour departure time
100% of the tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 12 hours before the tour departure time, as well as in case of no-show

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