On the bank of the Volga there is one of the largest cities of Russia – Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. Kazan today is considered the “third capital” of the country one of the most interesting cities for tourism in Russia. Here you will find not only amazing architectural sights, historical and cultural sights, but also unforgettable Tatar hospitality and delicious Tatar cuisine.
On the second day of our short tour, we will go to the island of Sviyazhsk, which is also a town. It is located 60 km from Kazan and is surrounded by three rivers. Surrounded by natural landscape, Sviyazhsk is a unique example of fabulously charming beauty. There is no place in Russia, where on there would be so many churches and monasteries per square kilometer.
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|Price per person 3* hotel||$170||$198||$231||$284||$508|
|Price per person 4* hotel||$197||$216||$264||$302||$548|
Meet a guide in the airport, transfer to the hotel. Check-in.
Today we will stroll through the streets and squares of Kazan, try the national cuisine, learn about the history of the Volga region and enjoy the local hospitality.
The tour will start in the Kazan Kremlin, which was included into the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites. This is a huge complex spread over 1,500 square meters where Russian and Tatar cultural traditions are harmoniously combined. Behind the walls of the Kazan Kremlin, there are plenty of architectural objects - both historical monuments and modern sights: Syuyumbike Tower, a symbol of the Kazan Kremlin; Kul Sharif Mosque, the youngest and most elegant structure of the Kazan Kremlin.
Then we will take a walk around the city, hear many legends and get lots of great photos. During the stroll we will see the Old Tatar Quarter (“Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda”). Over the centuries, a unique ensemble of national Tatar architecture has been formed here, becoming a center of public and religious life. Every house is associated with Tatar history and culture.
Today we will also have a culinary master class at the Tatar Estate restaurant, when you will learn how to cook a traditional “Ochpochmak” (a three-corner pie).
Transfer to the hotel.