The island town of Sviyazhsk


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), German (basic), Russian (fluent)

ancient towns near Kazan

This tour is a wonderful chance to see more of Kazan countryside.
Summer is the best time to go there as you can choose between getting there by river boat and by car that is twice faster if start from Kazan.
Within 2-3 hours you will learn of how Russian troop headed by Ivan the Terrible stayed here before the 3rd and final campaign of conquering Kazan in 1552.
Magnificent churches and Assumption monastery are those monuments which will tell you the history of XVI and posterior centuries.


General intineraries are by boat along the Volga river in Summer and the second way of getting there is by car. The latter is faster as a boat floats about 2 hrs and car will bring you there within an hour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We meet at one of hotels of Kazan

End location: We come back to Kazan

Duration: 5 hours

This is average duration which can vary in time depending on the itinerary and means of transportation


Car, walking

What’s Included

After transport bring you to the island town you will go walking around the island visiting old churches admiring excellent views to the rivers of Volga, Sviyaga, alpine skiing complex of Kazan and many other beautiful views.
Every part of the island breathes with history starting from XVI up to nowadays. Asumption monastery, st. Sergius church, Trinity church are the monuments of stone and wooden craftsmanship and spiritual religious atmosphere

A Recent Review of this tour

Wonderful tour! Marat was very professional, knowledgeable. Can recommend to anyone
Alisa Fickewirth

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