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Kul Sharif Mosque
The main mosque of Tatarstan is located within the Kazan Kremlin. It was erected in the period 1996-2005 on the site where the most famous mosque of the Kazan Khanate once stood.
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Orthodox church of the 18th century, erected in honor of the visit of Peter the Great. The construction was carried out according to the idea and at the expense of the merchant Mikhlyaev.
Temple of All Religions
An interesting sight of the modern times. The ecumenical temple was built by the forces of Ildar Khanov, who was a prominent humanist and sought to harmonize space with the help of his creations. Within the framework of the concept of "a temple of all religions", 16 confessions are united in one territory, but no religious rituals are held here, since the complex has a symbolic meaning.
Tour: “Meet Kazan"
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Program

Day 1: meeting at the Central railway station of Kazan, breakfast in restaurat, city tour. Accommodation in hotel 3/4*. Dinner at restaurant. Guided tour to the Museum-reserve "Kazan Kremlin"

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Bus tour to the Raifa Bogoroditsky Monastery. Getting back to Kazan, lunch at the restaurant. Free time. Evening tour "Lights of Kazan"

Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. Bus tour to the Island-Town of Sviyazhsk. Return to Kazan with a stop at the Temple of All Religions. The end of the tour at the railway station of Kazan. Free time (luggage at cloakroom room). Departure to Moscow by evening train.

Optional Program: Degustation dinner with master-class «Secrets of Tatar Cuisine» in private Tatar flat/house in Kazan

Meeting at the lobby of the hotel with guide. 
18.00  - 18.30 Transfer to Tatar flat/house in Kazan.
18.30 - 20.30 Degustation dinner with master-class «Secrets of Tatar Cuisine» in private Tatar flat/house in Kazan. During the dinner Tatar housewife will show to guests the Master class how to cook main Tatar dishes and tell the Tatar traditions and legends. 
20.30 - 21.00 Transfer to the hotel. 

 

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Bolgar
Bolgar

07.00 – 07.30 Meeting at the lobby of the hotel with guide. Transfer to the River Port in Kazan.
08.00 - 10.20 River trip along Volga to Great Bolgar by hydrofoil boat “Meteor” 
10.20 – 15:40 Walking excursion in Bolgar. Visiting the Museum of Bolgar Civilization and ancient Bulgarian City. During, where you will see:

  • The Black Chambers and eastern baths;
  • Big Minaret of the Khan Sepulcher;
  • The Northern and the Eastern Mausoleums. 

There is a modern object in Bolgar as well. An elegant White Mosque (which resembles the well-known Taj Mahal) was built to celebrate the date of adoption of Islam in a region. 
Lunch in the restaurant “Chingiz-Han” (3 courses).
15.40 – 17.00 River trip along Volga to Kazan River Port by hydrofoil boat “Meteor”.   
17.00 – 17.30 Transfer to the hotel.

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Sviyazsk
Sviyazsk

07.30 - 08.00 Meeting at the lobby of the hotel with German-speaking guide. Transfer to the River Port in Kazan.
08.30 - 09.00 River trip along Volga to city-island Sviyazsk by hydrofoil boat “Meteor” 
09.00 - 12.00 Walking excursion in Sviyazsk.  

The history of the city began on May 24, in 1551, when Ivan the Terrible decided to build on the island a wooden fortress. It took only four weeks. Sviyazhsk became a base supporting Russian troops in the war against the Kazan Khanate. 
The island has unique historical and cultural monuments. You will visit Assumption Monastery of the Blessed Virgin (visual overlook), Sviazhsky Cathedral, John the Baptist Monastery which has the Trinity Church on its territory - the only remaining building from wooden Sviyazhsk. 
Lunch in the restaurant of Sviyazsk.
12.00 - 12.30 River trip along Volga to Kazan from city-island Sviyazsk by hydrofoil boat “Meteor” 
12.30 - 13.00 Transfer from the River Port to the hotel. 

 

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