We invite you to take an unforgettable trip to the 3rd capital of Russia — Kazan. The city where two cultures with rich millennial history meet won't leave you indifferent! You'll have a chance to admire the Kremlin architectural objects, which are written down in the list of objects protected by UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit an historical and cultural Tatarstan perl — island-city of Sviyazhsk, which served in times of Ivan the Terrible as a military fortress and later became a religious complex under the open sky.
Certainly, you'll have an opportunity to pet the Kazan Cat for good luck on the Bauman central street, take a ride in a Catherine's II carriage and taste the most delicious chuck-chuck.
You will even visit the city of the future – Innopolis, where you will see the local university and its dormitory, robot couriers and an unmanned taxi.

Tour program
Day 1
Arrival in Kazan.
Meeting with a guide
Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.
Free time.
Day 2

Discover «the city beneath the city» and the largest active fortress in Europe.
Breakfast at the hotel
Meeting with your guide in the lobby

Getting on the bus.
Sightseeing Kazan bus tour (3 hours).
Enjoy distinctive beauty of Kazan, see with your own eyes all the bright colours of its streets and squares, learn, where the untold treasures of Kazan khans are buried and where the cauldron began to boil without fire. All this will be available for you on the sightseeing tour. Millennial city sights combined Western culture and traditions of the East: The Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda, where since XVI century Kazan people have been living, the Sukonnaya Sloboda — industrial transformations of Peter the Great, the fountain square, Kaban lake — its secrets and legends, stylized village "Tugan Avalym" ("Home Village"), new Puppet Theatre, Kazan University, the Liberty Square — cultural and administrative centre of Kazan. The oldest Marjani Mosque and the Bogoroditsky Monastery, where one of the oldest lists of Kazan ikon of the Virgin is kept.
White-Stone Fortress tour (1 hour 30 minutes).
The Kazan Kremlin is the main sight of the city, a monument of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and a state Museum-reserve, which is annually being visited by thousands of tourists. The White–stone Kremlin is the heart of an ancient city, which has embodied the cultures of both the West and the East. The minarets of the Kul Sharif Mosque rise up here and cupola of the oldest orthodox Annunciation Cathedral are shining like gold. On the fortress territory there is one of the Kazan symbols — famous "falling" hanshi Syuyumbike Tower.
Kazan's Arbat walking tour.
If you in Kazan and don't take a Bauman Street tour — most ancient street in the city — you'll miss the most important part. The State Bank, an old bell tower and the Church of the Epiphany, where F. Shalyapin was baptised. You will meet the Mother of Water (Su Anasy) , learn the history of the Kazan Cat and see the copy of the luxurious carriage, on which in 1767 Catherine II arrived with a visit. Moreover, tourists will be attracted by the luminous gift shops showcases.
While the tortillas will be baking in the oven, the tour guide will be carrying an interactive museum tour. The tour will allow you to dive into the atmosphere of the 18-19th centuries and learn the history of Kazan, interesting facts about life and writing practice of Maksim Gorky and his friend and a great singer Fedor Shalyapin.

Transfer to the hotel. Free time.
Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel
Meeting with your guide in the lobby. Transfer to Innopolis
Innopolis tour (1 hour 30 minutes)
You're going to visit a city, which was built using high technologies. You're going to hear about the basic tools for living in the city — residential areas, kindergartens, general education school and IT-Lyceum, you will learn about the way the residents live and get useful advice — what else one can see in the city and where one can eat.
Island-city of Sviyazhsk tour.
Sviyazhsk is an ancient fortress, which was built in Ivan the Terrible times, in order to serve as a military outpost in Volga region and as a place for military units training for campaigns to Kazan fortress. The fortress was built in Uglich, then it was disassembled, rafted down the Volga River and build again on an island. In a tour path in Sviyazhsk unique historic monuments are included: the Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy to All the Sorrowing", one of the oldest wood Russian temples — the Holy Trinity Church, functioning Uspensky Monastery with its architectural assembly of the 16-17th centuries, a stable yard and craft workshops, Christmas Square, from where one can enjoy the view on water expanses and the Uslon Mountains.
Archaeological tree museum "Tatarskaya slobodka"
It is located in posad part of Sviyazhsk near the river station. It's the most contemporary museum of the island-city, which was established in September 2018. The building looks like a hill covered with grass, it's located in the place of archeological excavations, where the whole blocks of historical development of Sviyazhsk in XVI-XVIII centuries were found. Foundation and walls of Middle Ages buildings and pavements were located in the same place where they were found while excavations. Visitors can walk across the actual streets of the ancient town, see old coins, toys, jewelry, dishes, shoes, details of buildings, which were discovered during excavation. The museum brilliant is a huge animation panel, made by the artist Rashit Safiullin. Panel depicts Sviyazhsk fortress, ancient monasteries and temples, XVII century houses, and also citizens of the town. Each of them is depicted in a motion and minding their own unique business, depending on their status.
Transfer to the hotel. Free time.
Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel
Boat trip along the Volga (2 hours).
We invite you to take a river trip on the comfortable double-deck motor ships "Moscow 84" and "Azimut". The total capacity is 155 passengers. Modern design and plenty of space will provide you with comfortable traversal of the ship!
Transfer to the airport
End of the program
Important information:

4 days tour price in roubles for one tourist as a part of a group
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in 2-bed twin rooms. Check-in at the hotel after 14:00 (2 pm), departure from the hotel before 12:00 (12 pm)
  • Food: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Tour and transport program service
  • Entrance program tickets
  • Guide-interpreter; 2 guides-interpreters (30+ people in the group)
  • Airplane tickets Food: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Insurance (optional for an additional payment)
  • Dinner, food on the 1st day
  • Public transport tickets
  • Baggage storage
  • Additional tours (options)
  • Theatre tickets and tickets for other performances
  • The number of tourists in a group + the number of unpaid (free) maintainers
  • Foreign language
  • Hotel and rooms category
  • Meal: lunch / lunch + dinner. Define the cuisine and menu type: a la carte menu or a buffet
  • Region
  • Kazan
  • Difficulty
  • Basic
  • Duration
  • 4 days
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