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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.

Excursion details

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.

Guides available: English - French - German - Spanish - Other languages are available though there maybe a price variation.
Price per person 1 2 to 3 4 to 5 6 to 9
GBP £257.00 £138.00 £100.00 £73.00
EUR €288.00 €155.00 €112.00 €82.00
USD $339.00 $183.00 $132.00 $97.00

Price notes: Includes a local guide and any entrance or other fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated. For groups of more than 10 people, price will be provided on application.

Duration of the excursion is approximate and may vary according to local conditions.