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KAZAN – THE VIBRANT CITY

02:25   Arrival at “Kazan” International Airport (FINNAIR flight). Meet & greet at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Check-in.

After breakfast – City tour incl. the tour of the Kazan Kremlin.

During the tour you will see the most popular places in Kazan: Old Tatar Sloboda, Al-Marjani Mosque, Kaban lake, Tatar village Tugan Avylym, puppet theatre, square of Liberty, Kazan University, embankment near the National Cultural Centre.

You will visit UNESCO WHS – the Kazan Kremlin – and see Kul-Sharif Mosque – the main Juma mosque of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan, the Cathedral of the Annunciation, the Governor’s Palace and one of the symbols of Kazan – the falling tower of Sjujumbike.

Afternoon at leisure. You can relax in your hotel room and revive yourself after a night flight or explore hotel surroundings.

20:00   Sightseeing tour “Kazan by Night”

It is a fascinating journey passing through beautifully illuminated legendary Kazan sights. It will be the most wonderful experience. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about culture, history and traditions in Kazan and take colorful pictures.

After breakfast – Departure for the tour of the Raifa Monastery, founded in the 17th century. Architectural ensemble of the monastery is one of the best examples of church architecture in the middle Volga region. The monastery is surrounded with breathtaking nature of the Raifa lake and beautiful pine forest (natural reserve since 1960).

13:00   Back in Kazan. Lunch at a local restaurant.

15:00 A visit to the Museum of the Socialist lifestyle. It will be like a journey in the time machine, which will take you to Kazan of 1970-80. Not only will you see interesting exhibits dating back to Soviet times, but you will also feel the atmosphere reigning in our lives half a century ago.

Breakfast at the hotel.

10:00   Departure for the tour of Sviyazhsk Fortress founded by Ivan the Terrible in the second half of the 16th century. Located within 30 km of Kazan, it is a unique historical and architectural ensemble where numerous monuments of Ancient Russian architecture, orthodox culture and history of the 16th-20th centuries have been preserved.

Afternoon at leisure.

18:30   Departure to the local restaurant for a farewell dinner (Tatar national cuisine)

00:00   Check-out

00:30 Transfer to the “Kazan” International Airport.

03:25   FINNAIR flight to Helsinki.

  • Accommodation at the chosen hotel on a Standard twin sharing basis with daily breakfast;
  • Arrival and departure transfers as well as transportation service as per above itinerary;
  • Sightseeing program with English speaking guide as per above itinerary with entrances to the Kazan Kremlin, Museum of Socialist Lifestyle and Sviyazhsk Fortress;
  • One lunch and a Farewell dinner at local restaurants.

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