Thank you very much for your prompt and helpful reply, I can now submit my visa application.
Your help has been much appreciated and I look forward to recommending your company to any friends who may wish to travel to Russia in the future, an excellent service, thank you!
All the best
We talk a great deal about our time in St Petersburg. The impression the city made upon us will resonate for the rest of our lives. We'll be back one day!
how are you?
I'm fine, although the holidays are over.
The Trans-Siberian trip went smoothly and we were very satisfied with everything!
The meal on the train is served once a day, but for the rest of the day the restaurant vagon is functioning, or we had the fun experience of having our own picnics on board the train and sharing it with other passengers (when there were any). In one case, we had the second class compartment all to ourselves, which wasn't bad either.
That said, thank you for everything again, you have been very nice and professional and this has been one of our best trip ever!!
Regards and all the best,
General City Information
Kazan. Panoramic view of the city
Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and is located in central Russia on the East-European plain. It was built at the confluence of the two big rivers Kama and Volga, about 797 km away from Moscow to the east. The town of Kazan has been founded by the Volga Bulgarians in 1005. Until the middle of the 16th century it was the capital of the Kazan Khanate. In the year 1552 Ivan the Terrible conquered Kazan and added it to the Russian States.
The bell at gate of the Temple of All Religions
Today Kazan has got approximately 1 200 000 inhabitants, of which 40% are Russians and 40% are Tartars with 20% of other nationalities thrown in for a good measure. Tatarstan is a multinational society, a bridge between Europe and Asia and between different religions and cultures. The two largest religious groups are the Russian-Orthodox Church (39%) and the Islam (52%), which live in harmony together. In addition there are Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hare Krishnas and followers of the Bahai religion.
The Falling Tower of Kazan (built in 16451650) that is 2 meters higher than The Falling Tower of Pisa
The town is extremely picturesque and offers many well-preserved historical buildings, minarets, and churches. The Kremlin of Kazan is amongst the most beautiful kremlins of Russia. One can feel the centuries old history in most parts of the inner city. Because of its historical and religious influences Kazan represents a unique cultural treasury.
The Mosque Kul Sharif
Additionally to its rich historical background, Kazan is the most important regional, political, scientific, and cultural center of central Russia today. Since 2005 the town has got an underground train system of Metro. It is 18 km long, and by now has got 14 stops. The University of Kazan was founded in 1804 and it is one of the oldest universities in Russia. Particularly worth seeing are the Kremlin (end of 16th century), the mosque Kul-Sharif, Peter and Pauls Cathedral, and the old City Hall.
- Hotels in Kazan
Here you will find a list of hotels in Kazan with a reservation option. You may book any of the listed hotels via our agency and get a reduced price. If you book your hotel with us, your visa support (letter of invitation for a Russian visa) will be free of charge. If you are interested in booking a different hotel, please, contact us.
- Sightseeing in Kazan
Kazan is a very special place so there is a lot of exciting things a tourist might do. Here you will find a list of excursions and day trips we recommend. On request, extra excursions can be organised. If you are interested in this option, please, contact us
- Transfer in Kazan
Here you will find a list of our transportation services (including the rent-a-car option). We offer individual transfers by private car and group transfers by bus. Usually the transfer does not include a guide, but it's possible to arrange this. The guide (who speaks one of the available languages) will accompany you to your accommodation and will generally show you around.