Things to do in
Kazan

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Kazan Kremlin & Bauman Street Tour

1. Kazan Kremlin & Bauman Street Tour

Begin your 3-hour tour at the Kazan Kremlin. Walk along Sheykman Street and hear about the history of the Kazan Khanate. See the Savior's Transfiguration Monastery, the Khan's Mausoleum, the leaning Syuyumbike Tower and more. Visit the Kul-Sharif Mosque, and hear about Queen Syuyumbike and her extraordinary destiny. Walk along the pedestrianized Bauman Street, and admire the oriental clock with figures from Tatar fairy tales, the Fyodor Shalyapin monument, the Drama Theater and a copy of the carriage that once belonged to Catherine the Great. See the Kazan Cat monument and the Zero Milestone of Kazan with the Alley of Stars and learn about the underground passageways.

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

2. 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

3. 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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Russia: 10-Day 4G SIM Card

4. Russia: 10-Day 4G SIM Card

Stay connected while traveling around Russia with a 4G SIM card from one of the leading mobile operators in Russia, Beeline or MegaFon. You will be free to use your sim immediately, with no need to register. Your SIM card will be mailed to your EU address, and will be valid for 10 days after activating.

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Kazan Lakes: Excursion with Private Guide and Pickup

5. 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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Kazan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

6. Kazan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan, located on the bank of the river Volga. Boasting a 1000-year history, Tatarstan is home to an ecclectic mix of cultural and historical influences: antiquity and modernity, Asia and Europe, Islam and orthodoxy, all intertwined within this beautiful city. This tour, along with your professional guide, will provide you with unforgettable insight into the story of this city.  Do you know that Kazan has the Kremlin? What is older Moscow or Kazan? Is it true that it is the only surviving Tatar fortress? Did you know that the Kul Sharif Mosque was the biggest mosque in Europe? What is the legend of the Soyembika tower? With your local charismatic guide, you will have these questions answered as you wander through the city. Some of the sights you will see on this tour include the Kazan Kremlin and its beautiful Sharif Mosque, the magnificent Blagoveshenskiy Cathedral, Soyembika tower, Bauman Street and the unique Monument of Cat Kazan.

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Guided Bike Tour of Kazan

7. Guided Bike Tour of Kazan

Take a ride around the most famous monument of the city, the Kremlin, built in the 16th century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Cathedral of the Annunciation and the majestic Kul Sharif Mosque. Be dazzled by the other buildings of the city such as the immense Palace of Agriculture or Kazan University. During your excursion, pass near some of the most famous museums in town, dedicated to Russian artists such as Shalyapin, Tolstoy, and Gorky. Pass through the most famous streets and monuments of the Tatar capital. Finally, this bike ride will also be an opportunity to relax in the city's various green spaces, such as Gorky Park. This tour is a fantastic opportunity to discover Kazan in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere. The ride is very relaxed and you don’t need to be an experienced biker to enjoy it.

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Kazan: Religious Walking Tour

8. Kazan: Religious Walking Tour

Learn the history, culture, and religions of Kazan with a private guide. Visit the Kul Sharif Mosque, the Hermitage and Tatarstan Museum of Natural History, the Märcani Mosque, the Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, and Blagoveshenskiy Cathedral from inside. Hear many interesting stories about this beautiful city. How Ivan the Terrible is connected with Kazan. What the Temple of All Religions is representing? Why Kul Sharif Mosque is so impressive? Why the Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross is so important for all Christians?

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Kazan: Romantic Walking Tour

9. Kazan: Romantic Walking Tour

Feel spellbound by the romantic atmosphere of Kazan on this guided walking tour with a romantic twist. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most romantic places in the city and learn local love stories and legends. Head to Kazan to get an insider look at the best places to have a date in the city and where to take the loveliest photos. See the picturesque Kul Sharif Mosque and more. As you explore, hear about the historic love stories hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city, from heartbreaking and tragic to hilarious and spicy. Discover what makes the embankment of the Kaban Lakes so special, how many couples visited Kazan’s “Love Alley,” and more. There is much to fall in love with on this tour.

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What people are saying about Kazan

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 35 reviews

The trip could not be carried out due to Corona. the SIM card has already been delivered. The activation date could be postponed to next year without any problems. Super Service. Update takes place as soon as the SIM card has also been used

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

Entertaining round trip in German with a very good tour guide and a careful driver