Private Tour to the Kazan: Amazing Kremlin

Standing high on the banks of the Volga River, the Kazan Kremlin is a unique historical symbol of Tatarstan history. The Kremlin offers magnitudes of contrast, housing a number of orthodox cathedrals and mosques, a significant symbol of religion and history in Kazan.

The white-stone legendary Kazan Kremlin has heard almost all the languages of the world during its thousand-year history. With numerous museums located on its territory, every day it receives visitors from all over the world. In 2000, this architectural and historical monument was included in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.

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$101

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Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
    • Any entrance fees as per the itinerary
    • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
    • Entry/Admission - Kazan Kremlin
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Kul Sharif Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Annunciation Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Leaning Suyumbike Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Presidential Palace
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kazan Kremlin, Kazan 420014 Russia

    Your tour begins in the city centre with your guide recounting the history of Kazan’s glorious fortress, during which time, you will get a glimpse into the conflict and struggle for unity between the two faiths, Christianity and Islam. Your guide will then lead you inside the Kremlin.

    The Kazan Kremlin is the symbol of the city, the heart of the republic, the residence of the president of Tatarstan and an architectural conservation area on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was built in the 16th century on the fresh ruins of Tatar khan's fortress.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    This was the name of the mosque that once stood inside the walls of Khan's Kremlin. According to historical records, it was a majestic building, and it boasted a large library. Some historians maintain that the mosque was named Kul Sharif in honour of a mid-16th-century Kazan Imam who was a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. The mosque was destroyed by the fire that engulfed the city when it was besieged and captured by the troops of Ivan the Terrible in 1552.

    The construction commenced on a new mosque in 1997 and was completed in 2005. The podium on which the mosque rests (as many as 10,000 people can fit in there at the same time) is a great place for a panoramic photo shoot.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Annunciation Cathedral of Kazan Kremlin was the first Orthodox church within the walls of the Kazan Kremlin. Initially, a wooden church was quickly built under direction of Tsar Ivan IV in 1552, before it was replaced by a stone cathedral. The cathedral became the center of religious and educational life and missionary efforts in the province of Kazan.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Syuyumbike Tower, also called the Khan's Mosque, is probably the most familiar landmark and architectural symbol of Kazan. Once the highest structure of that city's kremlin, it used to be one of the so-called leaning towers. By the early 20th century, its inclination was estimated at 194 centimeters (76 in). Diverse stabilization methods were used to straighten the tower in the 1930s and 1990s, and it no longer leans.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Presidential Palace, Kreml St., 1, Kazan 420014 Russia

    You will see the Governor’s Palace and the burial sites of the Kazan Khans.

    Governor's Palace, or as it is also called, the President Palace, which until 1917 served as the residence of the governor of Kazan with the premises of the Imperial Apartments, was built in its present form in the mid-IXX century by well-known architect Ton K.A., the author of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. Currently the building houses the residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan. The building was completely renovated in 1998-2001.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kremlyovskaya Embankment, Fedoseyevskaya St., Kazan Russia

    Before your tour concludes, you have the opportunity to admire the most beautiful panorama of the Kazanka River and the new city from the high hill of the magnificent Kazan Kremlin.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
  • 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

6

Organised by U Visit Russia

Activity ID: V-7772P106

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