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The Kazan Kremlin imageThe Kazan Kremlin

Day Schedule


➤Departure from Kazansky train station in Moscow

➤Board the overnight train to Kazan at 11 pm (12 hours ride)

➤Optional: flight to Kazan/departure from any city


Kul-Sharif Mosque imageKul-Sharif Mosque

Kazan is one of the largest religious, economic, political, scientific, educational, cultural and sports centres in Russia. In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the right to brand itself as the "Third Capital" of Russia. The city hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade, 2014 World Fencing Championships, the 2015 World Aquatics Championships. It was one of the host cities for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup in 2018.

Family centre Kazan imageFamily centre Kazan

The origin of the name Kazan is uncertain. The most accepted legends derive it from the Bulgar (and also modern Tatar) word qazan, which means 'boiler' or 'cauldron'. Most often appeal to the version of the boiling boiler: the sorcerer advised the Bulgars to build a city where without any fire will boil dug into the ground boiler with water. As a result, a similar place was found on the shore of Lake Kaban.

Kazan imageKazan

The tour rate includes one-way train ticket Moscow - Kazan. The 2-floors train departs from Moscow at 11:08 PM and arrives in Kazan at 10:43 AM the next day. There are 1st class, 2-berth compartments and 2nd class, 4-berth compartment. All passengers get a proper flat berth to sleep in, provided with all necessary bedding, convertible to a seat for day use. There are washrooms and toilets along the corridor. You may also take a flight to Kazan from Moscow which takes 1,5 hours or from any other city. You'll be offered a transfer to the hotel, an extra night in Kazan hotel and optional tours. Please enquire.

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