Former Soviet Forced Labor Camp Tour

ALZHIR, the Akmola Camp for Wives of Traitors to the Motherland, was a Gulag labor camp where women were transported from various regions across the USSR.
  • Available: Year-round, daily (except Monday)
  • Tour Duration: 3 Hours
  • Starting Point: Hotel Pickup
  • Private Tour
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We spend more than 1000 hours a year on staff training in reputable training centers.
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Our company sends 1% of the cost of the services you purchase to the Red Crescent Fund of Kazakhstan.
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More than 25,000 satisfied guests from 67 countries of the world.
Rating: 9,4/10 Reviews: 12

The price of the private tour will vary based on the number of people in the group, including children aged 4 and over. Please note that the cost for a child's participation in the tour will be the same as an adult. The price per person shown below is based on a group of two individuals.

Cost per 1 person
for a group of 2 people:
93
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General information and booking terms

3 Hours

Distance

76 km

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Itinerary

Upon meeting your guide at your hotel, you will embark on a journey to ALZhIR, a former Soviet forced labor camp turned museum. This tour requires a certain emotional readiness, as the experience will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact. The museum entrance features the Arch of Sorrow, leading to two compositions – Despair and Powerlessness, and Fight and Hope – commemorating families forever separated by the Soviet regime. Then, you will walk through a tunnel and see depictions of tragic partings, unjust trials, prison cells, and punishment cells. Visitors will also see everyday items, watchtowers, barbed wire fences, barracks, and even a replica of the "Stalin carriage" used for transporting women to the camp. The tour concludes with a 20-minute documentary film.

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Jeff Whittall
29 october 2022, 18:45

Rating: 7/10

The guide Madina was very friendly and worked hard but struggled a bit with English as well as coordinating the timing of various tours. I greatly appreciate her personal insights into her future.
Nice and clean vehicle but the driver was not very helpful loading and unloading

Will Jennings
22 june 2022, 11:49

Rating: 10/10

A clearly emotional tour. Very well done. More people should learn the powerful lessons of ALZHIR.
Excellent driver

Dawn+Doug Patterson
09 may 2022, 16:31

Rating: 10/10

Olessya met us at our hotel , was very friendly. We were put at ease with her kind manner, she was very knowledgable + she was great at answering our questions. Our driver was great and patient with the conditions. We always felt safe. The car was very clean and well maintained. Nice smooth ride.

Севара Файзиева
25 august 2019, 17:28

Rating: 10/10

Very good service!

Ruth Oliva Abascal
20 july 2019, 15:29

Rating: 10/10

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