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Kazan – Yelabuga
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The city of Yelabuga is a small old town situated on the right bank of the Kama River, 215 km from Kazan. It is very green and beautiful with a lot of churches, ancient stonemade rich houses; Yelabuga is a great example of the merchant architecture preserving the comfort and charm of the old merchant city of the XIX century. The name of the famous Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva is closely connected with this city. She was evacuated here in August 1941. She lived here for only 11 days. On December 31 she committed suicide unable to put up with the circumstances of her life. There is a culture centre named after Tsvetaeva situated here.

Another outstanding person connected with the city of Yelabuga is famous Landscape- painter Ivan Shishkin. He was born and spent all his childhood and youth here. The Shishkin Museum in Yelabuga consists of a house museum, an art gallery and a monument that are located in the most picturesque place of the city – Naberezhnaya Street. One of the painter’s largest collections is represented in the art gallery.

The museum of Natalia Durovova, the legendary «trooper-girl» who lived in Yelabuga for more than 30 years gives us the ideas about the history of the place. She was a writer and the hero of the Great Patriotic War of 1812; she was awarded with Kutuzov’s medal. The Museum of Durova is established in the house where she lived the last years of her life. We can find out about the life of the famous woman, we can see the military forms and the weapon of that time. And of course correspondence between Durova and Alexander Pushkin is especially interesting.

    Day 1

  • Meeting at the railway station or at the airport
  • Accommodation in the hotel
  • Bus sightseeing tour around Kazan
  • Old-Tatar Sloboda, where the original tatar people had lived since the XVI century, the oldest Marjani Mosque, the Fountain Cascade, Lake Kaban– its mysteries and legends, Cloth Hall – the industrial transformation of Peter I, the stylish little village “Tugan avylym” (native village), the Puppet Theatre, The tram Museum in the open air
  • Svobody Square and its attractions – The City hall , the Concert hall, the Opera and Ballet Theatre, “The White House ” of Tatarstan, Black Lake. From the Square near the National Culture Centre there is a magnificent view to the sporting facilities of Universiade 2013
  • Cathedral of St.Peter and Paul built in 1723- 1726 in memory of the visit of Peter I. Bogoroditsky Monastery  and the miraculous Kazan Icon of Mother of God, that was returned from Vatican to Russia under the will of Pope of Rome. Kazan University, Kremlyovskaya Street, Millenium Park
  • The tour along Peterburgskaya street and Bauman Street: Church of the Epiphany, The Kazan Publishing House, a sculpture of the Kazan Cat, the carriage of Catherine II, the Shalyapin Chamber Hall, the “navel” of the city of Kazan
  • The tour along Bolaq and its bridges (Lozhkinskiy, Lebedevskiy, Romanovskiy), the Palace of Farmers, the banks of the Kazanka River.
    The excursion to the Kazan Kremlin – the heart of the Republic of Tatarstan: May 1 square, the National Museum, The city Hall , Kremlin Spasskaya Tower, The Savior’s Transfiguration monastery, the Cannon Yard Museum, The Governor’s Palace, Cathedral of the Annunciation(with the excursion), Leaning Suyumbike Tower, mausoleum of the Kazan khans. You will see a magnificent panorama of the city and the rivers around it. You will hear the legends of the city, you will see its unique monuments. The culmination of the excursion program is the pearl of the Kazan Kremlin – the main mosque of the Tatar Republic – Kul Sharif Mosque (with the excursion inside)
  • Lunch
  • Excursion to the museum chosen
  • Free time
  • Additional excursion “Night lights of Kazan”
  • Day 2

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Bus tour to Yelabuga
  • The city of Yelabuga is a small old town situated on the right bank of the Kama River, 215 km from Kazan. It is very green and beautiful with a lot of churches, ancient stonemade rich houses; Yelabuga is a great example of the merchant architecture preserving the comfort and charm of the old merchant city of the XIX century. The name of the famous Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva is closely connected with this city. She was evacuated here in August 1941. She lived here for only 11 days. On December 31 she committed suicide unable to put up with the circumstances of her life. There is a culture centre named after Tsvetaeva situated here
  • Bus sightseeing tour around Yelabuga
  • Excursion to the Shishkin Museum
  • Lunch
  • Excursion to the Museum of Durova
  • Excursion to the Museum of Tsvetaeva
  • Free time
  • Back to Kazan
  • Visiting shops of the local producers
  • Transfer to the railway station or to the airport

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You will visit:

    Day 1

  • Old-Tatar Sloboda , one of the famous sights of the city. It was built by Ivan the Terrible after the siege of Kazan in 1552. The first people living here were tatars who took part in the siege
  • Lake Kaban where the chest with innumerous treasures is situated. The legend says that the chest was hidden on the bottom of the lake during the siege of Kazan
  • The central streets of the city of Kazan that were visited by Pushkin, Gorky, Tolstoy and other outstanding people of culture and art
  • The Exaltation of the Cross Church with the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, one of the most revered shrines in Russia. In 2004 Vatican returned the Kazan Icon to Patriarch Alexy II and since that time thousands of pilgrims and tourists come here to touch the miraculous icon
  • National complex “Tugan Avylym” that means “Native Village” in the Tatar language. Here you can find a restaurant with the traditional tatar cuisine, a pancake café with the Russian stove and guest houses decorated in the Tatar style, you can attend different master-classes and interactive programs
  • The Kazan Kremlin is the chief sight of the Republic of Tatarstan, now it is the object of the UNESCO heritage. The whole territory of the Kremlin is the museum-reserve where a lot of museums, Kul Sharif Mosque, Suyumbike Tower and other historical places are found
  • Day 2

  • Shishkin Memorial House Museum. Here you feel the atmosphere of the provincial merchant life of the 19th century. On the second floor there is a workshop and a living room of the artist that are preserved till our days. In the two halls of the museum there is a picture galley where you can see Shishkin’s original picturesque and graphic works
  • Marina Tsvetaeva Museum, the exhibition of the museum tells us about the works and the life of the poetess. We will find out about important events from her life: meeting Sergei Efron, giving birth to her 2 children, her 17-year-old emigration to the Czech Republic and France. In the museum we can also see her works that were published during her life. We also see here the works of her contemporaries – A. Akhmatova, N. Gumilev, A. Blok, O. Mandelstam and others
  • The great pride of the museum are the personal things that belonged to Marina Tsvetaeva – tea spoons, paper for notes, a cameo – a gift from her father, a dish that she bought in Germany in 1922; Tsvetaeva’s lock of hair and a powder box of her daughter Ariadna. We can also read here the copies of Tsvetaeva’s letters, that are now kept in the archives of the interior ministry of the Soviet Union
  • The museum of Nadezhda Durovova, (for extra fee). She was a hero of the Great Patriotic War of 1812, the first Russian woman officer and writer, she had the medal of field marshal Kutuzov. In the five halls of the museum you learn a lot about Durova’s family and friends, and about the time she lived in
  • The Bekhterev Museum (for extra fee). The interiors of the house of the famous doctor, his office, pharmacy, mental hospital, operating and children’s department are created here. You also learn about the history of the development of health care starting from the 19th century till our days
Included in the price:
  • Bus rent for 2 days
  • The excursion program
  • Entrance ticket for the Kazan Kremlin+ excursion
  • Entrance ticket for the Shishkin Museum + excursion
  • Entrance ticket for the Marina Tsvetaeva Museum + excursion
  • Lunch in Kazan, lunch in Yelabuga
  • Guide assistance for 2 days
  • Support for 2 days
  • Insurance
  • For extra fee excursion to the Bekhterev Museum or the museum of Nadezhda Durovova
  • For extra fee accommodation in the hotel
The cost of the tour
The cost of the tour for 1 person
The size of the group Transport company The transport of the customer
40 people 2 400 1 600
30 people 2 700 1 700
18 people 3 250 2 000
7 people 6 200 2 900
3 people 12 700 5 000

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