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Experience the vibrant area of Old Tatar Settlement on this entertaining 3-hour walking tour of the center of Kazan and rediscover the city through the eyes of the locals. Enjoy Kazan’s main attractions like Galiaskar Kamal Tatar Academic Theater, Mardzhani mosque, Apanaev Mosque, Yunusov Square. Immerse yourself in Tatar culture and traditions, learn more about Islamic world in Russia and venture off the tourist trail visiting restaurants and museums that make this neighborhood so unique.

Description:

This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you.

10am Meet your knowledgeable private guide in front of the “Koltso” (The Ring) shopping mall and see the city’s main thoroughfares – Peterburgskaya and Baumana streets. Catch a glimpse of Epiphany Cathedral, which rises beautifully on the urban skyline, ogle to quirky Watch monument and afterwards, continue to the Tuqay public garden, small cozy park.

Your next stop takes you to the square in front of Galiaskar Kamal Tatar Academic Theater, where you eye up to whimsical monument ‘the secret of Shurale’ and marvel at breathtaking water show on the adjacent Kaban lake fountain.  See the striking Nurullah mosque (from outside), one of the most historic mosques in Kazan which traces its beginnings to 1849 and admire its ornate exteriors.

11am Take a stroll through one of the most ancient Kazan neighborhoods – iconic Old Tatar Settlement. Take a closer look at historic timbered buildings featuring flamboyant traditional decorations and old mosques dating mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries.Take a glance at green and white exteriors of Mardzhani mosque established in 1767, once the largest and most important mosque in Kazan.

11.30am Take in the city’s intriguing past by visiting the Yunusov Square and snap astonishing photos with Shamil’s House, one of the most magnificent city mansions looking like eclectic-style castle built in the late 19th century. Afterwards, experience Tatar hospitality sampling scrumptious Tatar desserts like crunchy Chak-chak, dried apricots and others washed down with a cup of hot tea at the Tatar Settlement Museum. Opt for 4-hour tour and enjoy the fascinating tour through the life of Tatars from 16th century to the present days (not available for last minute bookings). If you opt for a 4-hour tour, your tour will finish at 2pm.

12.30pm Take a digestion break with a short stroll to Apanaev Mosque, the Russian ‘Moscow’ Baroque style building with elements of Tatar decorative art. Listen to the history of Islam in Russia and then, wander down the scenic embankment of Kaban Lake, where you’ll want your camera to capture unbeatable views of city skyline.

1pm Round off your fabulous trip enjoying a leisurely lunch in “Tatarskaya Usadba” restaurant. Marvel at traditional Tatar decor and please your palate with one of the national classics, like authentic pastry, or dishes with horsemeat and lamb, or hearty soups and stews. And then, indulge your sweet tooth with the famous Tatar pastries accompanied with a cup of aromatic tea or coffee.



Highlights:

    Location: Kazan, Russian Federation

    Duration: 3 hours

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    Additional Information


      Operates: See Availability

      Departure Point:
      Kol'tso shopping mall. Address: Peterburgskaya st, 1

      Departure Time: 10am unless otherwise specified in the Special Requirements box

      Return Details:
      Some place in downtown Kazan

    • Inclusions:
      • All taxes 
      • Food experiences (national dish in a restaurant and chak chak sampling)
      • Friendly local guide 
      • Private tour 
      • Multiple start times available 
      • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour 
      • Iconic places for photo shoot 
      • Flexible customizable itinerary 
      • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path 

    • Exclusions:
      • Any additional food and drinks not included in tour
      • Gratuities (optional)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences  
      • Private walking tour with the use of metro  
      • A moderate amount of walking is involved  
      • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking  
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately  
      • Choice of restaurants is subject to change 


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