Tatarstan is a region of Russian Federation, land of Tatars. Tatars – former Nomads, with unique culture and cuisine. Local Lore consist of exciting legends, ancient spirits and fairy tales.
Dates of Arrival: 23rd, 24th, 25th 25th December
Dates od Departure: 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December
Arrival to Kazan. Meeting with company representative. Transfer to hotel.
Kazan is a beautiful millennial city. That is the place where Christianity and Islam have been living in peace for centuries. City’s architecture, traditions and religion are keeping the trails of the international past. That city is proud about its glorious past.
At Christmas Kazan turns to magic winter city with lights and snow. Icy Kazanka river is shining along decorated embankment. Puppet Theatre «Ekiyat» and medivil fortress of Kazan Kremlin with local legends and fairy tales awaits you.
11:30 Kazan Kremlin excursion “Tale of Kazan Cat”. Kazan Cat shows you the secrets of ancient Kazan fortress during the hour full of adventures. Participation in quest-game based on historical events in Kazan.
Kazan city general sightseeing tour. Visiting old Tatar Quarter (visiting the oldest stone mosque of Kazan included), Kazan Kremlin (stone fortress of XVI century with perfect panoramic view), Kul-Sharif mosque (one of the largest in Europe).
Sightseeing tour continues. Visiting The Virgin Monastery (the place where the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan is located), Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Kazanka Embankment and Puppet Theatre.
Visiting the city’s main celebration spots.
Meeting with Tatar Winter Wizard.
10:00 Trip to “Residence of Kysh Babay”. Kysh Babay-old winter wizard and Tatar national Santa. You will have a trip to the forest land, full of mystery and legends, to a place, where the magic and reality connect and mix together. Moreover, you will see all the friends of Kysh Babay (which translates as “Winter Grandpa”) and participate in local events, helping famous Tatar characters. At the very end, you will have fun with our winter wizard, go inside his mansion and even sit on his throne!
14:00 Lunch at “Kyrlay” restaurant.
17:00 Returning to Kazan.
Visit to Town on Icy Lake -Sviyazhsk.
10:00 Sightseeing in Sviyazhsk. Sviyazhsk is a beautiful old town (XVI century) nearby Kazan. The town is located on the isle between 3 rivers. Magnificent panoramic view of the isle is filled with bright history.
Old Raifa Christian monastery- favourite local place of Christmas celebrity.
10:00 Visiting The Virgin Monastery of Raifa outside the city. The monastery, located on the bank of a beautiful lake and surrounded by virgin forests, and is one of the most beautiful sites in Tatarstan. In winter time beautiful ice monuments created by local artists attract Kazan citizens and local guests.
14:00 Returning to Kazan. Lunch.
Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to airport.
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Free for Child till 2 years old(without bed and meal), cannot be without adult.
Discount for early booking — 10% till 1st September, 5% till 1st October 2019!
The price includes excursion and transportation services, tickets, accommodation, breakfast and interactive programs.
Half Board+3000 RUB
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