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Kazan – Yoshkar-Ola – Cheboksary
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    Day 1

  • Meeting at the railway station or at the airport
  • Accommodation in the hotel
  • Bus Sightseeing tour around Kazan. Old Tatar Sloboda – Yunusov Square, the Shamil house, the old houses of the tatar merchants, the oldest stone mosque –Al-Marjani Mosque, Apanaev Mosque, the shortest street of Kazan. Legends of Lake Kaban, the State Drama Theatre of G.Kamal (the history of the foundation of the tatar theatre and its modern life), theatre life and cascade of fountains, the monument “Mysteries Shurale”, the Bolaq River and its bridges. The central streets of the city: Pushkin, Gorky, Karl Marx streets, Gogol and Tolstoy streets. Academic and cultural Kazan. The main buildings of the city and of the Republic, situated in Svobody Square. The Tatar Academic State Opera and Ballet theatre named after Musa Dzhalil
  • Visiting the Church with the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and the Kazan Cathedral, Church of St. Sophia and Church of St.Paraskeva, the Cathedral of St.Peter and Paul, that was founded in honor of the celebration of 50th birthday of Tsar Peter I in Kazan
  • Park “Black Lake» and Lovers’ Arch, Kazan Campus and rich Kremlyovskaya Street. Visiting Family Center “Kazan” and the most important sports objecst of the city (The Ice Palace, TatNeft Arena, Rivjera Water Park, The Water Sports Palace, Football Stadium Kazan-Arena with the biggest outside screen in Europe, Palace of single combats). Going along the Millenium Bridge. The tales of Feodorovsky Hill and Arshy field
  • Visiting the Tram Museum in the open air, walking near Puppet Theatre “Ekiyat” and National complex “Tugan Avylym” (Native village)
  • Lunch
  • Excursion to the museum –reserve Kazan Kremlin, the object of the UNESCO heritage since 2000. Visiting the main religious cathedrals of the Republic of Tatarstan – Kul Sharif Mosque and Blagoveschensky Cathedral
  • Excursion to the museum chosen
  • Free time
  • Additional excursion “Night lights of Kazan”
  • Day 2

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Leaving for Yoshkar-Ola
  • Bus sightseeing tour around Yoshkar-Ola
  • Obolensky-Nogotkov Square with the monument to the first Governor of the city, a famous big clock with the donkey carrying the icon. National Gallery, the Tsar-Cannon, the monument to St. Leonid, the town Cancel of Yoshkar-Ola, the building of the government of the Mari El Republic
  • Uspenskaya Street, the biggest and the most modern Hotel in the city Ludoviko Moro, Gagarin Prospect, the sculptures of the Yoshkar-Ola Cat and a Lady-Cat, Lenin Square, The National Mari Theatre named after Shketan, The University VOLGATECH building .
    Gogol Boulevard, the monument to Gogol, Amsterdam Embankment, the beauty of which you will admire the monument to Pushkin and Onegin, Archangel Sloboda, Republic Square, Virgin Mary Square, The Italian Park, the Spasskiy Tower (the smaller exact copy of the Moscow Tower), The Russian Drama Theatre named after Konstantinov
  • Voznesenskaya Embankment, Patriarchal bridge, Patriarch’s Square, the composition of 12 apostles that you can see when the clock strikes in the Square, the modern Puppet Theatre, Fountain of Peter and Fevronia devoted to the Russian protectors of love, family and faithfulness, Brugge Embankment, the National President School with the monument to young Empress Elizabeth nearby, the monument to the Russian Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation in the hotel
  • Excursion to the National Museum named after Evseev. The museum is famous for its scientific research work. In the museum you can learn about the flora and fauna of the region, its history and ethnography, material and spiritual culture of the Mari people and other Finno-Ugric peoples, here you can visit a lot of educational, cultural and musical-theatrical performances, museum evenings of ancient folk rites and traditions. In the museum you can see ancient folk costumes of the people living in the Republic. Here you have a chance to go on the interactive excursion called “Traditional culture of the Mari people and rituals of the life cycle”. The unique ethnographic expositions tell you about the traditions of the life of Mari people from birth to death, you will learn about calendar ceremonies, traditional Mari works (beekeeping, hunting, fishing, agriculture, crafts), their religions, house-building ceremonies. Their traditional culture is represented by the example of the life of a Mari woman that we see in different life situations – in the family, in society, at work and leisure. The expositions contain real household things, decorations, national costumes, and religious objects of the 19th-20th centuries
  • Visiting shops of the local producers
  • Free time
  • Day 3

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Leaving for Cheboksary
  • Bus sightseeing tour around Cheboksary. Thousands of tourists come to this beautiful city to admire its main attractions. There are more than 25 churches and 4 monasteries situated here. The merchant Solovyov’s House and other luxurious houses that used to belong to the richest Chuvash people are worth seeing. Here you should also visit the Museum of military glory in the open air. In the city centre a lot of tourists can walk along the famous embankment with fountains, visit various entertainment parks and museums. The Chuvash musical theatre, the Palace of children’s activity and the Chuvash national Museum are found on the Bay Shore. And of course the most famous museums in the Chuvash Republic are the Museum of V.Chapaev and the Nikolaev Museum in Shorshelah. Not only children but also adults find these places interesting and very informative
  • Excursion to the Museum of V.Chapaev
  • Lunch in the city café, walking along the embankment
  • (optionally) water trip on a small motor ship
  • Visiting shops of the local producers
  • Free time
  • Transfer to the railway station of Cheboksary or backing to Kazan

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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

  • Obolensky-Nogotkov Square, an example of the Venetian style in the architecture. The main attraction for the tourists here is a famous big clock with the donkey carrying the icon every hour, when the clock strikes. You can also see here the monument to Ivan Obolensky-Nogotkov, the first governor of the city and a copy of the Tsar-Cannon. National Art Gallery, that is the main exhibition hall of Yoshkar-Ola, is also situated here.
  • The sculptures of the Yoshkar-Ola Cat , the symbol of the city. The guests of the Mari capital traditionally take pictures near the sculpture and rub the nose of the bronze statue – for luck. The bronze cat weighs 150 kg.
  • Amsterdam Embankment goes from Pushkin Street to Gogol Street along the bank of the Kokshaga River. Here you can see the sculpture of Alexander Pushkin talking with his famous character Eugene Onegin. Not far from them you can see the monuments to Russian playwright Nikolai Gogol and to the Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn. All in all the architecture of this part of the city is very similar to the architecture of Amsterdam, all the buildings are designed in the Dutch style.
  • Patriarch’s Square, situated in the very centre of the city of Yoshkar-Ola on the bank of the Malaya Kokshaga River. It appeared in 2010. The main attraction of the square is a statue of Patriarch Alexey II made of granite. In one hand of the patriarch there is a stick, the other one is raised up to the sky with a pigeon.
  • The composition of 12 apostles, a very interesting attraction. Every 3 hours from 9 am till 9 pm when the clock strikes you hear the church songs and the bells ringing and on the balcony you can see the figure of Jesus Christ riding a donkey and the figures of his disciples – 12 apostles following him.
  • Fountain of Peter and Fevronia is placed in Patriarch’s Square. The legend says that Knyaz Peter governed in Murom in the 13th century, and he married a poor peasant girl Fevronia, who cured him of a terrible disease. The rich and noble people of Murom were against this misalliance and they tried to destroy it. But Peter refused his title and position and stayed with his wife. Together Peter and Fevronia spent a few years in exile but later they returned to the city of Murom and governed there for many years. Peter and Fevronia died in one day and one hour on July 8th, 1228. It’s a miracle but after the death their bodies were found in one coffin. So they were buried together.
  • Tsarevokokshaiskiy Kremlin was built in 2009 in the place of medieval defensive buildings, their remains were found during excavations. It is a closed complex of four red brick towers, joint by the walls and forming a rectangle. This is the place for city holidays, fairs, and agricultural exhibitions.
  • The National Museum named after Evseev. The unique ethnographic expositions tell you about the traditions of the life of Mari people from birth to death, you will learn about calendar ceremonies, traditional Mari works (beekeeping, hunting, fishing, agriculture, crafts), their religions, house-building ceremonies. Their traditional culture is represented by the example of the life of a Mari woman that we see in different life situations – in the family, in society, at work and leisure. The expositions contain real household things, decorations, national costumes, and religious objects of the 19th-20th centuries.
  • The museum of valenki. Here you can see a great variety of models of these boots. The excursions for children and adults are held here, where you can find out about the history of valenki and to see how they are made by hand.
  • The museum of cheese. It is a very interesting place, where you will find out about the history of the cheese products, you will try different kinds of cheese, you will learn some recipes etc. The dairy products that are produced in the Mari Region and that you can see in the museum of cheese are of excellent quality and ecologically pure. You will surely like milk, kefir, ryazhenka, yogurt, sour cream and cheese that are very good for health.
  • Day 3

  • Cheboksary Bay, a historical part of the city. On the banks of the bay you can see cathedrals and monasteries, lots of parks and national museums, you admire the beauty of the Volga river. If you enjoy nature of the forests and you like to rest near the Volga River, The city of Cheboksary is what you need. If you follow the route with us, you will see all the attractions of the city on one day.
  • The Chapaev Museum, here you learn about one of the most tragic and contradictory periods of the Russian history, the time of the revolutions and wars. During these hard times a lot of legendary heros appeared in the country. You can learn about them in the museum of Chapaev.
  • Vvedensky Cathedral , the oldest building of Cheboksary and the Chuvash republic. This is the monument of the federal significance and the Cathedral of Cheboksary and Chuvash diocese. The first church was built here by the order of Ivan the Terrible on May 26, 1555. The place was consecrated by Gury the Archbishop of Kazan in 1555. The modern building appeared here in the middle of the 17th century.
Included in the price:
  • Bus rent for 3 days
  • Excursion program
  • Entrance ticket for the Kazan Kremlin + excursion
  • For extra fee excursion program «Night lights of Kazan»
  • Entrance ticket for the National Museum named after Evseev + excursion
  • For extra fee the interactive excursion called “Traditional culture of the Mari people and rituals of the life cycle” (200 rub.)
  • 3 lunches
  • Entrance ticket for the Chapaev museum+ excursion
  • Guide services for 3 days
  • Support for 3 days
  • Insurance
  • For extra fee the Museum of Cosmonautics in Shorshels
  • For extra fee a 1 hour-ride in a small boat on the river
  • 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 2 720 1 590
30 people 3 250 1 750
18 people 4 070 2 270
7 people 7 780 4 000
3 people 9 200 5 600

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