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. During our stroll, I will show you old photos of Kazan on my tablet PC.
I’m a passionate fan of Kazan’s history with a 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 centre of the city. I often like to explore the yards and backstreets on foot or bike.
I will serve drinks according to your preferences; either Tatar tea or a mulled wine with the local tipple Bugulma Balsam.
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.
It will be an extensive stroll (2.5+ hours) through central Kazan where you will learn interesting new facts with many great photo opportunities. If you need a tour for TOMORROW please contact me via whatsapp/viber/telegram/sms +79179028182 No voice calls please
The secret side of Kazan in English