Sviyazhsk Island Tour
"View of Sviyazhsk Island"
Unravel the secrets of UNESCO Island town of Sviyazhsk
The ancient island was once a fortress and a military base for the Russian troops headed by Ivan the Terrible during the Kazan Khanate War, a historical island with an intriguing history. Your excursion begins when your guide escorts you 30km from Kazan, to the ancient island that was a fortress and a military base for the Russian troops, headed by Ivan the Terrible during the Kazan Khanate War.
Before proceeding to admire the unique ancient ornate of the local landmarks, your tour guide will recount the history of the Island, a history imbued with undiscovered secrets waiting for you to unravel it. While exploring the island, you will come across historical monuments and artefacts telling the story of life over 1000 years ago.
After lunch, you will have the opportunity to explore the town and learn more about the island’s history, then you can visit the merchant houses to see artefacts and remnants of ancient Kazan. On route, continue on to explore the island’s ancient monasteries and cathedrals, including the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin and the Assumption Monastery, added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 2017. After your tour concludes, your guide will accompany you back to your hotel.
Location: Russia, Kazan
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 6 hours
Restrictions: Available every day. A headscarf is advised for women to visit a church. Lunch included.