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The secret side of Kazan in English

Kazan, Russian Federation

Experience hosted by Alexander

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Russian

What you'll do

The price of my tour is fixed, no matter how many guests will come - one, two, or three.

The main idea of this experience is a long walk through the backstreets and courtyards of the historical heart of Old Kazan. Over the course of our walk, I will show and tell you about everything that you can only learn from the locals.

As you will probably be able to find the major tourist attractions by yourself, my tour will take you to various hidden places: semi-abandoned low-rise districts, wonderful old wooden houses that are miraculously still standing here and there in glaring contrast to horrendous modern buildings plonked into a historical landscape as well as covert sights, such as viewpoints, monuments, yards, squares, etc.
Other things to note
It will be an extensive stroll (2.5+ hours) through central Kazan where you will learn interesting new facts with many great photo opportunities.
The price of my tour is fixed, no matter how many guests will come - one, two, or three.

The main idea of this experience is a long walk through the backstreets and courtyards of the historical heart of Old Kazan. Over the course of our walk, I will show and tell you about everything that you can only learn from the locals.

As you will probably be able to find the major tourist attractions by yourself, my tour will take you…

Alexander's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    I will serve original Tatar tea
From £33
/ person
Book for a private group
Thu, 13 May
£42 per person
£42 per person
Fri, 14 May
£42 per person
£42 per person
Sat, 15 May
£42 per person
£42 per person

Meet your host, Alexander

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 18 Reviews
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I’m a passionate fan of Kazan’s history with fluent English. I take part in active discussions of local history on social media. I collect old photos of Kazan. I love to find pictures of familiar places in different epochs with passers-by dressed in different fashions and long-gone buildings stand next to those that I see every day. I live right in the center of the city. I often like to explore the yards and backstreets on foot or bike.

If you need a tour for TOMORROW please contact me via WhatsApp/Viber/telegram/SMS +79179028182 No voice calls, please
I’m a passionate fan of Kazan’s history with fluent English. I take part in active discussions of local history on social media. I collect old photos of Kazan. I love to find pictures of familiar places in different epochs with passers-by dressed in different fashions and long-gone buildings stand next to those that I see every day. I live right in the center of the city. I often like to explore the yards and backstreets on foot or bike.

If you need a tour for TOMORROW please contact…
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Where you'll be

We will cover the areas of the so-called 1st, 2nd and 3rd Mountains, the Literatury Quarter and nearby neighborhoods along shady paths, walking through yards and squares and avoiding the main streets and roads.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Anna
April 2021
Великолепная экскурсия. Посмотрели интересные места, которые мы бы сами не нашли. Александр прекрасный рассказчик.
Daria
April 2021
Замечательная прогулка! Нам все очень понравилось! По Кремлю и основным достопримечательностям всегда можно прогуляться и самостоятельно, но почувствовать атмосферу города, увидеть постройки "cтарой Казани", потаенные дворики можно только с человеком знающим и любящим свой город. Особенно, если Вы приехали на пару дней и времени на поиски мест, не пропиаренных в путеводителях, не так много. Очень приятное ощущение от прогулки, огромное спасибо Александру за экскурсию и его жене за ароматный вкуснейший чай!
Замечательная прогулка! Нам все очень понравилось! По Кремлю и основным достопримечательностям всегда можно прогуляться и самостоятельно, но почувствовать атмосферу города, увидет…
Диана
March 2021
Уникальное впечатление в Казани на момент нашего посещения города)) очень интересно, сами бы точно не смогли организовать такой маршрут. Всем рекомендуем! Спасибо организатору)
Elena
March 2021
Очень понравилось! Интересно составленный маршрут, нет перегруженности историческими фактами, комфортное общение. Маршрут достаточно длинный, около 10 км нашагали, поэтому одевайте удобную обувь! 3 часа пролетели незаметно
Oleg
January 2021
Супер интересная экскурсия, город предстал для нас с совершенно с новой стороны, даже не подозревал о его втором лице. Александр безустанно водил нас три часа по дворам, улицам, скверам и паркам, постоянно рассказывая интересные исторические факты и городские легенды. Обязательно однажды вернусь повторить этот маршрут летом )
Супер интересная экскурсия, город предстал для нас с совершенно с новой стороны, даже не подозревал о его втором лице. Александр безустанно водил нас три часа по дворам, улицам, ск…
Vadim
January 2021
Отличный гид, показавший нам ту Казань, которую мы сами не нашли бы. Порадовали длительность прогулки, напитки от гида, приятный рассказ как о прошлом, так и о настоящем города. Безусловные рекомендации.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothes and footwear suitable for a long stroll in the current weather conditions.

Bring a good camera to take photos.