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Kazan: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Kazan: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the historic sights of Kazan at your own pace with a 24 or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Often described as the city where Europe meets Asia, Kazan is where 2 cultures (Tatar and Russian) and 2 of the world’s main religions meet. Hop on the bus to marvel at the Kazan Kremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Russia’s third oldest university, where former students include Vladimir Lenin. See the Kazan Virgin Icon, returned to the city by Pope Jean Paul II in 2004. You can visit historic Tatar quarters, such as picturesque Tatar Sloboda. It's here that the Tatars were banished after Ivan the Terrible conquered the city. Admire architecture from the ancient Bolgar settlements and “Golden Hordes.” Kazan is home to a number of performing arts festivals, such as the Shalyapin International Opera Festival, Nuriev Classic Ballet Festival, “Europe-Asia” Music Festival and International Festival of Muslim Cinema Golden Minbar. It also prides itself on its sports events. It was the host city for the 2013 Summer Universiade (the Olympic games for students). In 2018, it hosted the World Cup, bringing football's premier event to the city. In addition, many Tatar traditions are kept alive at local festivals, such as the end of the planting season at “Sabantuy.” Along with folk games, such as pole climbing, sack races and tug-of-war, the festival provides the chance to watch national wrestling events. Board the bus at any of the following stops. A full loop (without hop offs) takes 70 minutes: 1. Gabdulla Tukay Square 2. OldTatar Settlement 3. Cloth Settlement 4. Bulak (Baturin Bridge) 5. Tatar Culinary House 6. Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral 7. First of May Square 8. Kazan Family Centre 9. Riviera Hotel 10. Kazan Arena Football Stadium 11. Riviera Aquapark 12. Gorky Park 13. State Council of Tatarstan 14. Kremlin Embankment 15. Lyadskoy Garden

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Kazan: Panoramic City Tour with a Private Guide

2. Kazan: Panoramic City Tour with a Private Guide

Enjoy the beauty of Kazan and see the bright colors of its streets and squares within a private vehicle. Stop at the sites of the millennium-old city which combine the culture of the West and traditions of the East. Visit an old settlement where Tatar residents lived from the 16th century, fountain squares, Kaban lake with its mysteries and legends, a simulated Tatar village named Tugan Avylym, Kazan Federal University, Liberty Square, and more. During the sightseeing tour, you will also see a variety of minarets and cupolas, crescents and crosses, indicating the neighborliness of the two native peoples – Tatars and Russians. Visit the Kazan Kremlin, the main sight of the city. The Kremlin is an official residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and a state museum-preserve attended by thousands of tourists every year. The white-stone Kremlin is the heart of the ancient city that incorporates the culture of the East and West. See also the minarets of the main mosque of the city, Qul Sharif, and the golden cupolas of the Annunciation Cathedral.

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Kazan Lakes: Excursion with Private Guide and Pickup

3. Kazan Lakes: Excursion with Private Guide and Pickup

Start your day with a convenient and relaxing pickup service from your hotel. In the lobby of your hotel/accommodation, enjoy a brief meet and greet with your friendly guide before making the scenic, 20 kilometer drive to Kazan where you will discover the nature of Tatar.  Stroll through a lush forest and marvel at the crystal-clear waters of lakes Protochny, Maliy and Bolshoi. Witness the breathtaking views of lakes that don't freeze in winter - even in temperatures below 0 degrees.  If you are looking for an activity that combines nature and entertainment, this excursion is for you! Get to discover a more unknown side of Tatarstan, far from the main tourist traps and activities. With a private-guide and a private comfortable car, you’ll enjoy this surprising tour in ideal conditions.

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What people are saying about Kazan

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Great audioguide, very well synchronized with the bus ride. Docking 1 star for the convoluted acceptance of a mobile voucher