3 days 2 nights
8 a.m. Meeting at the Railway station square (or airport). Time may be changed depending on your arrival. There will be comfortable buses for tourists.
8.30 a.m. Breakfast in the city café.
9 a.m. City bus tour
Kazan is known as Russia's third capital with 1000-year history and unique tatar culture.
Enjoy the original beauty of the capital of Tatarstan Republic, see the bright colors of its streets and squares, find out where the innumerable treasures of the Kazan khans are stored and where, without any fire, boiled water.
The tour includes the most famous sights of Kazan: Kazan Kremlin, Old Tatar Quarter, Tatar village «Tugan Avylym» , the first stone mosque Al-Marjani, the mysterious lake Kaban, Kazan Millennium Park, Liberty Square, the Kazan University, Kazanka river embankment, Peter and Paul Cathedral, the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Kazan. You also will see the “new Kazan”: famous touristic hotspot - The Kazan Family Center “The Cup”- symbol of love and family, main venue of the 2018 FIFA World Cup - stadium Kazan Arena and others.
11 p.m. Kazan Kremlin Walking tour
The snow-white Kremlin reflects the atmosphere of peace and coexistence of cultures and religions in Tatarstan. It is here, where the magnificent Kul Sharif Mosque and the majestic Annunciation Cathedral are located mere metres away from each other. In 2000, this architectural and historical site was added to the list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites of UNESCO.
Within the Kremlin complex, you will see the Spassky tower, leaning legendary Syuyumbike tower , burial sites of Kazan khans and residence of the President of Tatarstan, visit magnificent Kul-Sharif - the most important mosque in Tatarstan and one of the largest mosques in Europe.
1 p.m. Lunch.
The best way to get to know Kazan is through the local cuisine. We offer you to participate in The Secrets of Tatar cuisine master class, where the best chefs will share with you the secrets of cooking famous national dishes such as chak-chak, echpochmak, vak belesh, gubadiya, etc. (Is discussed when you`re booking the tour).
2 p.m. Walking tour along Bauman Street
A walking tour passes through one of the oldest and most famous streets of the city - Bauman Street that is the same age as the Kazan Kremlin.
The main pedestrian street of the city, also known as "Kazan Arbat", is filled with fountains that fulfill wishes, the carriage of Catherine II, houses of the 19th century and the monument to Feodor Chaliapin, Zero meridian of Kazan, showing the distance to different geographical points of the world, a statue of the Cat of Kazan and others. The street is full of entertainments, museums, boutiques and souvenir shops.
4 p.m. Check in at a hotel. Free time.
8 a.m.- 9 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel. Free time.
10 a.m. Meeting at the hotel. Leaving the hotel. You can leave your luggage in the luggage room of the hotel or take it with you.
10 a.m. Bus tour to the island- town of Sviyazhsk
The island - town of Sviyazhsk is the first Orthodox city in the Volga Region. Surrounded by Russia’s main river — the Volga, it has always attracted historians and travelers. This unique place has hardly changed over the last century- the spirit of the history and life is felt in every monument, street and back alley.
Sviyazhsk was once an ancient fortress, built in Medieval times during the reign of Ivan the Terrible as a military base of the Russian army during the siege of Kazan. After the capture of Kazan, Sviyazhsk continues to live and tell us memories of the its best and most serious times.
The tour route includes a unique historical monuments: the snow-white complex of the UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Sviyazhsk Bogoroditse-Uspensky Monastery with its architectural ensemble of 16th century and unique frescos, St Nicholas Church and the Assumption Cathedral, one of the oldest wooden churches of Russia — the Church of the Holy Trinity, The Museum of Sviyazhsk History , Konniy Dvor ("Horse Yard") and Leniviy Torzhok – a place, where you can experience the true atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
There is an observation platform where you`d be able to enjoy the spectacular view of Sviyaga and Volga rivers.
1 p.m. Lunch in Sviyazhsk
3 p.m. The Temple of All Religions
We invite you to visit The Temple of All Religions, which combines various styles of buildings of different cultures and religions into one. The colorful temple is believed to be one of the most unusual landmarks of Russia. This is a centre of spirituality, a place where bodies and spirits could be cured.
The main idea of the Universal Temple is that all World religions are equal and they all lead to light and peace. This is the only place in the world where the Orthodox and Catholic churches, the Muslim mosque, the Jewish synagogue and the Buddhist temple harmoniously coexist as one building.
The temple brings together the iconic elements of 16 World religions, as well as symbols of extinct civilizations. You are invited to visit the rooms of Jesus Christ, Buddha, the Catholic Hall, the Egyptian Hall, the theatre hall and the picture gallery.
5 p.m. Free time
You can visit Kazan malls such, visit bowling clubs, restaurants, theatres, exhibitions, museums etc.
8 a.m.- 9 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel. Free time.
10 a.m. Meeting at the hotel. Leaving the hotel. You can put your luggage into the luggage room of the hotel or take it with you.
10 a.m. Bus tour to Raifa Monastery
People from all over the world come here to get to know the Volga-Kama nature reserve, breathe in the "crystal" air of an amazing place and to see the magnificent architecture with their own eyes.
The Raifa Monastery is an active monastery surrounded by majestic churches and untouched nature. Its main shrine — the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Georgia, is believed to give healing to the sick.
Here you will visit the main temples –Holy Trinity Cathedral as well as the cathedral of the Reverend fathers tortured in Sinai, Cathedral of God’s Mother of Georgia and the smallest church in Europe – Church of Saint Sophia. You can also collect holy water from the spring, spend some time by the lake with its legendary non-quacking frogs, check time by the unique sun clock or just walk in the surrounding area and enjoy the views.
2 p.m. Lunch in a city`s café
3 p.m. Golubye Ozera "Blue Lakes"
Blue lake is one of the few natural attractions in Tatarstan , worthy of the attention of tourists.
This reserve contains an arrangement of three unconnected lakes. At the bottom of the Blue Lake lie layers of blue clay, which gives the pond so magical and rich blue color. The water temperature here at any time of the year is around 4-6° C. You`ll be amazed by the clear water, at first it may seem that the lake is very shallow, but do not be fooled - the depth of the lake is about 3 metres, and in some places it can get up to 6-18 metres deep. People come here to enjoy the great outdoors in all its glory, workout in the fresh air or even go diving.
6 p.m. Transfer to Railway Station (airport)
Departure time from Kazan is specified in the Request when you are booking the tour.
Price for 1 person in the group of:
|Ibis Hotel 3*||26500 rub||19200 rub||12800 rub||11000 rub|
|Park Inn 4*||27300 rub||20000 rub||13800 rub||12000 rub|
|Marriott 4*||28300 rub||21000 rub||14200 rub||12300 rub|