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UNESCO is an organization whose responsibilities include the preservation of the cultural heritage of mankind.

The Republic of Tatarstan is one of the few regions of Russia that includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites at once.

Tatarstan is one of the leading regions of Russia in terms of the number of nationalities and various world religions represented.

About 1.2 million people — representatives of more than 100 nationalities — live in Kazan in an atmosphere of cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.

Take the chance to experience this atmosphere during a guided tour of the sights of the Republic of Tatarstan!

Free sightseeing tours

Free tours are included in the Premium and Standard packages (Participant and Speaker). Registration required.

You can sign up for excursions at the information desk in Kazan EXPO and at the information desk of your hotel.

Free sightseeing tours
Out-of-town tour to the Island-town of Sviyazhsk

Out-of-town tour to the Island-town of Sviyazhsk

Date 20 may
Time 09:00 — 15:00
Registration will be closed on 19 May at 16:00.

Island-town of Sviyazhsk is a historical and cultural pearl of the Republic of Tatarstan. The ancient stronghold, built in the Middle Ages during the reign of Ivan the Terrible, served as a military outpost in the Volga region and a place of rest and training for military units to march on the impregnable fortress of Kazan.


The Island-town of Sviyazhsk is famous for its history, the spirit of Orthodox culture, the beauty of the natural and urban landscape. On the island, you may visit unique monasteries: Bogoroditse-Uspensky (Assumption) Monastery and St John the Baptist Monastery with the most ancient church of Tatarstan.

*After registration you will receive detailed information and schedule to your e-mail. Please read it carefully.
Please kindly be at the reception desk area of your hotel at 09:00.
The excursion programme includes a coffee break.

Sightseeing tour of Kazan with a visit to the Kazan Kremlin

Date 20 may
Time 10:00 — 13:30
Registration will be closed on 19 May at 16:00.

The sights of the thousand-year-old city combined the culture of the West and the traditions of the East: perhaps the only authentic area where architecture has been preserved almost in its original form, the center of the Tatar merchantry of the 18th-19th centuries. - Old Tatar Quarter.


As part of the tour, you will visit: Sukonnaya Sloboda, Fountains Square, Kaban Lake, Kazan University, Liberty Square, Bogoroditsky Monastery, and the Kazan Kremlin – the only Tatar white-stone fortress preserved in Russia, the northernmost point of Islamic culture in the world. The sites on the territory of the Kremlin date back to the 10th century and are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

*After registration you will receive detailed information and schedule to your e-mail. Please read it carefully.
Please kindly be at the reception desk area of your hotel at 10:00.
Sightseeing tour of Kazan with a visit to the Kazan Kremlin
The ancient city of Bolgar: "Izge Bulgar Zhyeny" traditional festival

The ancient city of Bolgar: "Izge Bulgar Zhyeny" traditional festival

Date 21 may
Time 08:30 — 19:00
Registration will be closed on 20 May at 16:00.

Bus trip to Bolgar. "Northern Mecca" excursion with a visit to the Bolgar Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve – “Bolgar Settlement”.


Visiting all the sites that have been preserved on the territory of the ancient settlement: the Cathedral Mosque, the Eastern and Northern mausoleums, the Khan's tomb, the Small Minaret, the Black Chamber, the White Chamber, the Khan's bath, the Khan's Palace. A visit to the Commemorative Sign, built in honour of the official adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgars in 922, where the largest Qur’an in the world is kept. A visit to one of the most significant buildings that have enriched the modern collection of the architectural heritage of Tatarstan – Ak Mosque (White Mosque). Not a single photo is able to fully convey all the splendour and solemnity of this wonderwork. The pond, which reflects the white decorum of the building, gives the mosque a resemblance to the Indian Taj Mahal.

*After registration you will receive detailed information and schedule to your e-mail. Please read it carefully.
Please kindly be at the reception desk area of your hotel at 08:30.
The excursion programme includes lunch.