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Kazan City Break ( KC4 )
Dubbed the third capital of Russia, Kazan is fast becoming a ‘must see’ on the culture lovers to do list. Draped in rich history, the city is over 1000 years old and is constantly transforming with many sporting venues. Visit the Old Tartar Village and Sviyazhsk Island with its fairy tale buildings and extraordinary story. Other top sights on this eye opening tour are the distinctive Kremlin, portraying a peaceful fusion of cultures with a Mosque and an Orthodox Cathedral side by side within its gleaming white walls; and Bauman Street, a great pedestrian area where you can pick up souvenirs, have a coffee or just relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Fly to Kazan to begin your adventure. Meet your driver at the airport and transfer to the 4* Hotel. An evening of free time allows you to discover what the city has to offer.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your guide and start the full day exploration of the city (10:00-18:00). Start with the Panoramic city tour; you will see such gems as Spasskaya tower (the main gate of the Kremlin), Kul Sharif mosque – the main mosque of the city and the Republic, cadet school corps, Annunciation cathedral, cannon yard, the Tatarstan Republic Governor's Palace, the symbol of Kazan-the famous "falling" tower of Syuyumbike. Later, have a break for lunch, and continue in the afternoon with the visit to the UNESCO world heritage site - the Kazan Kremlin. (B)
After breakfast at the hotel you are transferred to Sviyazhsk Island, the cultural gem of the Republic of Tatarstan. View the unique historical monuments on the island including the fascinating Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, one of the oldest wooden churches in Russia. Following lunch in a city cafe (optional), visit the Raifa Monastery which is located in a beautiful wooded area on the banks of a lake. The monastery is one of the most visited places in Tatarstan and is home to the Holy Trinity Cathedral, famous for its remarkable acoustics. (B)
Bid farewell to the Capital of Tatarstan as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Hotel may be subject to change.
- B&B twin accommodation with private en suite facilities
- All necessary transfers
- Excursions and entrance fees
- English speaking guides
- Invitation letter and Full Visa suppoort service
Package Does Not Include:
- International flights
- Russian Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate