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Day 1

Start of the day

 

Breakfast at the hotel on a buffet.

Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby

Check-Out. Meeting at the hotel lobby.

Transfer to the airport.

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Day 4

Start of the day

 

Breakfast at the hotel on the "buffet".

Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby.

Transfer before the excursion.

 

09:00 - A walking tour “White-stone Fortress”. The Kazan Kremlin is the main sight of the city; it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Kremlin is an official residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and a state museum-preserve attended by thousands of tourists every year. The white-stone Kremlin is the heart of the ancient city that incorporates the culture of the East and West. Minarets of the main mosque of the city – Qul Sharif – shoot up into the sky, and cupolas of the Annunciation Cathedral, oldest one in Kazan, shine with gold. Inside the fortress, there is one of the symbols of Kazan – the famous “leaning” tower of Tsarina Suyumbike.

A walking tour “Streets of Kazan” will acquaint you with the central city streets - st. Bauman and st. The Kremlin. Bauman Street is one of the most favorite places to walk for both residents and guests of Kazan, a meeting point for people in love. During the tour, make a lot of amazing discoveries: jets of fountains, belfry and Epiphany church where Fyodor Shalyapin was baptized, a monument to Shalyapin himself, a building of the National Bank, zero milestone. Meet Su Anasy and learn the story of the Cat of Kazan whose monument always attracts crowds. Beyond competition is a replica of a luxury horse carriage used by Catherine II to move around Kazan during her visit in 1767. Shiny windows of numerous souvenir shops are so luring. Being in Kazan and missing a walk in Bauman Street – one of the oldest streets in the city – is the same as missing something most important. The Kremlin street is 1050 historical meters of the Kremlin street is an encyclopedia of the Kazan life of many centuries. The Kremlin is a business street: it has very solid institutions, post office, city hall. The buildings of this street are the embodiment of the creativity of different styles, epochs and countries. The street ends with a complex of Kazan Federal University campus buildings.

Transfer to the hotel.

**Transfer and guide are provided for 6 hours

The tour price includes:

  • Touristic voucher or invitation for visa
  • Accommodation in hotels 
  • Transport according to the program
  • Transfers from / to the airport
  • Excursions according to the program
  • Entrance tickets to museums
  • Guide (English)
  • Meals according to the program

Arrival in Kazan

 

Our guide meets you at the airport/Railway station.

Boarding the bus. Check In Hotel.

Lunch in the city cafe.

Sightseeing bus tour of Kazan

Bus and walking sightseeing “Legends and Mysteries of the Millennium-old Kazan” by bus. Enjoy the original beauty of Kazan, see the bright colors of its streets and squares with your own eyes, learn where teeming treasures of Khans of Kazan are kept and where water boiled in a cauldron with no fire by taking the sightseeing tour. The sites of the millennium-old city combine the culture of the West and traditions of the East: Old Tatar Settlement where Tatar residents lived from the 16th century, Textiles Settlement originating as a result of industrial reforms by Peter I, fountain squares, Kaban lake with its mysteries and legends, a simulated Tatar village Tugan Avylym (My Native Village), a new building of the Puppet Show, Kazan Federal University, Liberty Square as a cultural and administrative center of Kazan. During the sightseeing tour, you will see a variety of minarets and cupolas, crescents and crosses, which is a proof of a good neighborliness of the two native peoples – Tatars and Russians

Transfer to the hotel.

Free time.

Dinner at the hotel.

**Transfer and guide are provided for 9 hour

Day 2

Start of the day

 

Breakfast at the hotel on a buffet.

Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby

Kazan Sviyazhsk (~1.5 hour, 70km)

A walking tour “The Island Town of Sviyazhsk”. Sviyazhsk is a historical and cultural gem of the Republic of Tatarstan. At present, the place where an ancient fortress used to be is surrounded with waters of Volga river. In the past, the fortress served as a military outpost in the Volga region and a place to prepare troops for an assault against an unassailable fortress of Kazan. In the course of time, as its value as a military facility diminished, Sviyazhsk became a spiritual center of the Middle Volga. The sightseeing tour in Sviyazhsk comprises unique monuments of history: the Cathedral of the Joy for All Who Grieve, one of the oldest wooden temples of Russia – the Holy Trinity Church, an operating Assumption Monastery featuring an architectural ensemble of the 16-17 centuries, Stable Yard, workshops.

Lunch in the restaurant of the city.

Excursion "Iske Kazan". Visit to the Isk-Kazan State Historical, Cultural and Natural Museum-Reserve. A historical, cultural and craft complex of the Kazan Khanate period was built on the territory of the museum. The highlight of the fortress is the ancient tools with which they defended the ancient city - catapults, scorpions, gastrafetesy, balista. And the exposition of the ethnographic museum will reveal the interrelation between the modern Kazan and the Isk Kazan (Old Kazan). Folklore program "Nurly Kazan" Participation in the master class on beadwork "Kazan skullcap" or Participation in the archery competition for the title of "The best archer Iske Kazan".

Return to the hotel

Free time

**Transfer and guide are provided for 9 hour

Day 3

 
 
 
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