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Kazan Full-Day Tour with Visit to Raifa with Friendly Private Guide

Discover Kazan’s top attractions and hidden corners on this private 7-hour sightseeing tour. Contemplate the harmony and quite peaceful atmosphere of the Virgin Monastery of Raifa, gawk at miraculous Georgian icon of the Mother of God and see the first and one only in the world Temple of All Religions.

Get an eyeful of striking history-steeped Kazan Kremlin, snap astonishing photos with grandiose Kul Sharif Mosque, make a wish passing by the Leaning Suyumbike Tower and indulge in delicious Russian cuisine.

per adult from

$378

AUD

Duration

7 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • All taxes
    • Friendly local guide
    • Private tour
    • Private vehicle to Raifa and back
    • 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
    • Meeting in the hotel lobby
    • Entry/Admission - Raifa Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Trinity Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Spasskaya Tower of the Kazan Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Kul Sharif Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Agricultural Palace
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Annunciation Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Raifa Monastery, Raifskiy Monastyr, 3, Raifa 422537 Russia

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

    10am Meet your knowledgeable local guide in your hotel lobby, hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle and head out to the Raifa Bogoroditsky Monastery, unique architectural landmark located in outskirts of Kazan. On your way admire magnificent bucolic landscapes and learn about history of Kazan which traces its beginnings to 11th century. Feast your eyes on outstanding ensemble of churches with golden crosses on the green and sky-blue domes and white-stoned Gate bell-tower while your expert guide will entertain you with fascinating stories about origin and history of ancient cloister.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Trinity Cathedral, Raifskiy Monastyr, 2, Raifa 422537 Russia

    12pm Hear about hieropriest Philaret, founder of Monastery who had settled in 1613 Raifa, constructing a solitary cell and visit highlights of the complex - Trinity Cathedral and Georgian Cathedral.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cathedral of the Georgian Icon of Our Lady, Raifskiy Monastyr, 1, Raifa 422537 Russia

    See Georgian Cathedral, home to the main shrine of the monastery – an exact copy of the miraculous Georgian icon of the Mother of God. Immerse yourself in amazing atmosphere of solitude and serenity, amble along the scenic banks of adjacent Raifa Lake and take in the beauty of pristine nature. Visit the chapel with the Holy spring, scour for Raifa souvenirs and step in for a leisurely lunch at one of the cozy cafes located nearby.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of All Religions, Staroye Arakchino, 4, Kazan 420031 Russia

    2pm Your appetite sated, venture to the Temple of All Religions, which is also known as the Universal Temple. The structure is not an active temple of any one religion, but a unique cultural complex and one of the most visited sites in Kazan. Hear personal story of its founder, local artist and philanthropist Ildar Khanov and marvel at peaceful combination of quirky elements representing the religious architecture of 16 major religions of the world including several cupolas, minarets, Chinese domes and spires.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Spasskaya Tower of the Kazan Kremlin, Sheikmana St., 8, Kazan 420014 Russia

    3pm From here, continue to Kazan Kremlin, striking white limestone fortress built at the behest of Ivan the Terrible on the ruins of the former castle of Kazan khans. See the monument to Musa Dzhalil, prominent Soviet Tatar poet, deepen your knowledge about Russian history

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monument to the Zodchim of the Kazan Kremlin, Sheynimana Ave., Kazan Russia

    See the landmarks of the Kazan Kremlin

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kul Sharif Mosque, Kreml St., 13, Kazan 420014 Russia

    Admire the grandeur of iconic landmarks like enormous white and blue Kul Sharif Mosque, legends-steeped Leaning Suyumbike Tower and gorgeous Annunciation Cathedral (all from outside). Wander along the scenic Kremlin embankment, eye up to the ‘Kazan’ family center built in the form of a huge boiler-cauldron and learn about the origin of the name of the city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Leaning Suyumbike Tower, Kazan Kremlin, Kazan Russia

    Take in the views of the astonishing Suyumbike Tower

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Annunciation Cathedral, Ulitsa Sheynkmana, Kazan 420014 Russia

    See the Annunciation cathedral from outside

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Agricultural Palace, Fedoseyevskaya St., 36, Kazan 420014 Russia

    4-5pm Ogle to sumptuous Dvorets Zemledeltsev (Agricultural Palace) and fuel up with cup of tea or coffee with delicious Russian blini (own expense) before your tour concludes.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can also meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental or a point of interest
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
    • Private walking tour with the use of private car to get to Raifa and back
    • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P81

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