Kazan Presentation of the region
DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN KAZAN.
Meals on Board/Lunch/Dinner
Arrival by train or plane to Kazan, the capital of Islamic Republic of Ta-tarstan, which is actually a region of Russia. Upon arrival, meeting with the local guide and transfer to the hotel for accommodation and lunch. In the evening take a magnificent view to the city during Lights of Kazan Panoramic Tour.
DAY 2. KAZAN.
This morning start with City Tour of Kazan. The tour includes a trip through the historic part of the city and the main streets. You will see Opera and Ballet Theater, Musa Jalil, Kazan Federal University, Kazan City Hall, Lake Kaban, Peter and Paul Cathedral and many other beautiful sights. You will see the Mother of God Monastery – the place of finding the icon of Our Lady of Kazan. Walk along the Old Tatar settlement, where the oldest stone mosque of Kazan – the Mardzhani mosque is located. Have a lunch with Tatar food, followed by cooking class.
After lunch walk with a guide through the Kazan pearl – the Kazan Kremlin, with a visit to the Kul-Sharif mosque and the Annunciation Cathedral. Here you will see the famous Syuyumbike falling tower.
DAY 3. ARRIVAL IN KAZAN.
Meals on Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
After breakfast we have an excursion to the SVIYAZHSK Island (UNESCO word heritage site). This small town here was built by Ivan the Terrible during the capture of Kazan. You will see a wooden church, built in 1552 without a single nail. Visit monasteries with stone walls 3 meters thick. Take part in Interactive War Show.
Return to Kazan and proceed for the lunch. Later have time free and easy to stroll down the Bauman street, which is the central pedestrian street of the city with lots of caffees and shops located here. Visit The Museum of the 1000th anniversary of the city of Kazan which reveals the historical and cultural heritage of the Tatar people from ancient times to the present and brings the thousand-year history of the city through a variety of artistic and documentary material and authentic exhibits.
Dinner in restaurant and transfer to the railway station or airport.