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Kazan, Russia
Magnificent Kazan, often referred to as the country's third capital, is Russia's religious treasure trove. It stands on the confluence of two rivers: the Volga and Kazanka, and has an incredible 1000-year-old history (Kazan celebrated its millennium in 2005). It is a truly unique multi-ethnic city where people of different religions have lived together peacefully for centuries.

The city's main attraction is UNESCO listed World Heritage Site - the Kazan Kremlin, which is the chief historic citadel of Tatarstan. The complex encompasses many buildings, the oldest of them is the important place of Orthodox worship - the Annunciation Cathedral. Completed in 1561 during the reign of Ivan the Terrible, it is the only 16th-century Russian church to have 6 piers and 5 apses.

An equally important sight in the Kremlin is the outstanding Kul Sharif Mosque - the largest Muslim place of worship in Europe. This 16-17th century architectural gem is home to a rich collection of ancient books. The newly restored building of the mosque, standing side by side with the Annunciation Cathedral, represents the tolerance and respect of the local people to different religions and beliefs.

Another jewel of Kazan Russia worth seeing is the fairy-tale like colorful Temple of all Religions which is still under construction. Built and designed by Ildar Khanov, the temple's mixed architectural design contains elements taken from the traditions of practically all religions of the world including the Orthodox Christian church, Islamic mosque and Jewish synagogue.

Apart from religious landmarks, the beautiful city of Kazan is also renown since recent for holding major international sports events and thus proudly carries the name of Russia's sports capital. It is a one-of-a-kind beauty which is definitely worth visiting when in Russia.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Suzdal | Yaroslavl | Kazan | Saint Petersburg

Catch authentic Russian spirit, setting off on a UNESCO tour and enjoying extensive sightseeing around the two gorgeous Russian capitals as well as exploring some hidden gems of such historic locations as Kazan, Veliky Novgorod and Vladimir.

Small group rail tour | Gold

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian
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Small group rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
Jun 27, 2019

16 days

8 cities

3 countries

Moscow | Kazan | Ekaterinburg | Novosibirsk | Irkutsk | Ulan-Ude | Ulan Bator | Beijing

The Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian rail-tour focuses on your experience and comfort, providing every opportunity for enjoying your journey of a lifetime. Explore Russian towns to get an insight of real Russia, experience genuine Mongolia and finally discover the best of Chinese heritage in and around Beijing.

Rail tour | Classic

Imperial Russia Classic
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Rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
Jun 23, 2019

15 days

8 cities

3 countries

Moscow | Kazan | Ekaterinburg | Novosibirsk | Irkutsk | Ulan-Ude | Ulan Bator | Beijing

The unique Trans-Siberian journey from Moscow to Beijing on the Imperial Russia train combines sense of adventure with comfort of private train. Feel the imperial spirit of Russia's endless expanses, enjoy the Mongolian hospitality and rich culture, get inspired by the legacy of China - all adventures are in 15 unforgettable days.

E.g., Jun 20 2019