➤Kazan city tour
➤Transfer to the train station
➤Train to Nizhniy Novgorod
➤Transfer to the hotel and rest
The city is an important economic, transportation, scientific, educational and cultural centre in Russia and the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and is the main centre of river tourism in Russia. In the historic part of the city, there is a large number of universities, theatres, museums and churches. Russia hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and six matches were played at the new Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
Originally the name was just Novgorod ("Newtown"), but to distinguish it from the other, older and well-known Novgorod to the west, the city was commonly called "Novgorod of the Lower lands". This land was named "lower" because it is situated downstream, especially from the point of view of other Russian cities such as Moscow, Vladimir and Murom. Later it was transformed into the contemporary name of the city that literally means "Lower Newtown".