Kazan Private Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Russia, Volga District, Kazan
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  • 3 hours
  • Kazan
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Incredible excursion begins when your tour guide escorts you from your hotel to the historical centre of the city. As you make your journey through Kazan's millennial past, along the historical streets of Kazan, where the ‘east meets west, you can discover some of the city’s incredible historic monuments, and experience Kazan as the city where ‘All Worlds Come Together’.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kazan Federal University, ul. Kremlevskaya, d.18, Kazan 420008 Russia

Your tour guide will lead you to one of the first universities in Russia, Kazan State University.

Kazan University, one of the oldest universities in Russia, was founded on November 17, 1804, when Emperor Alexander I signed the Affirmative Letter and the Charter about the creation of the Kazan Imperial University.The first students, enrolled in 1805, were graduates of the First Kazan Gymnasium – an autonomous affiliate of Moscow State University, under whose auspices Kazan University first operated.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", Kayuma Nasyri St., 38, Kazan 420021 Russia

The Old Tatar Quarter (“Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda”) is the soul of the historical part of Kazan. With its streets preserved from the medieval period, this is considered to be the main area of the Tatar city culture. Dozens of monuments have found refuge on the shores of Lake Kaban and Bulak ducts, in the heart of the capital of Tatarstan.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al-Marjani Mosque, Kayuma Nasyri St., 17, Kazan 420021 Russia

Al-Marjani was one of the first two mosques built following the occupation of Kazan by the troops of Ivan the Terrible. The mosque has previously borne two other names: Yunusov (in honour of its local merchant patrons), and Efende (Seigniorial). Opened in 1771, it quickly became the Islamic heart of the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Musy Dzhalilya St., 21, Kazan 420111 Russia

Your guide will lead you to Peter and Paul’s Cathedral to marvel at its distinctive grandeur design, and learn more about religion in Kazan.

In 1726 a cathedral bearing the name of the Apostles Peter and Paul was built on the spot where one made of wood had been constructed in the middle of the 16th century. People nicknamed the cathedral the Hanging Gardens of Kazan because of the large amount of stone-like plasterwork adorning its walls. This outstanding example of Baroque architecture was made thanks to merchant Ivan Mikhlyayev, whose house (now Kazan's oldest civil building) is located nearby.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Svobody Square, Kazan Russia

Freedom Square is one of the main squares of the city. It is located in the historical center of Kazan in Vakhitovsky district. Previously, it was called Theatrical, a modern name exists since 1924.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: M. Dzhalil Tatar Academic State Opera and Ballet Theater, Svobody Sq., 2, Kazan 420111 Russia

You will see beautiful Opera and Ballet theatre.

The Djalil Opera and Ballet Tatar State Academic Theater opened in December 1938 with a performance of Zhiganov’s Runaway. Construction began in 1933, according to the design of architect N. Skvortsov. In 1948 I. Gaynutdinov worked out the facades and interior in a classical style with national elements. Its repertoire includes the works of Russian and international composers, featuring operas, ballets and musical comedies.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nizhniy Kaban Lake, Kazan Russia

Before your tour concludes, you will walk along the embankment of the Kazanka River and Kaban Lake, and admire the awe-inspiring views surrounding Kazan.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Kazan Federal University
  • Entry/Admission - Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda"
  • Entry/Admission - Al-Marjani Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul
  • Entry/Admission - M. Dzhalil Tatar Academic State Opera and Ballet Theater
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Easy - Suitable for all
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Kazan, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Volga District


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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