This excursion united the main church sights of the Kazan environs. Along the Volga you will comfortably reach Sviyazhsk, enjoying the scenery along the river. In the glorious city-island, immerse yourself in the past, and in the Raifa Monastery, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of prayer for centuries and hear about the miracles of the famous icon. Group excursion Duration 8 hours Group size up to 42 people Children Allow with children How it goes On a boat Rating 3.75 on 4 reviews 1400 rubles per person
Soulful Russian landscapes A two-hour walk to the island will be full of native Volga landscapes. And in addition to the beautiful nature, you will see the village of Verkhniy Uslon, you will find the Sviyazhskaya Makaryevskaya Hermitage on the wooded slopes and consider the Temple of All Religions, as if descended from a picture of a children's book - colorful and bizarre
Island-city on the "round mountain" Sailing to Sviyazhsk, you can observe the silhouettes of churches and monasteries, it is not for nothing that the city is called the Orthodox center of the Volga region. A walk around the island will cover
Assumption monastery, on the territory of which there used to be a political prison. Here you will see a monument to the victims of repression, as well as hear the history of the shrine from our professional guide
Former St. John the Baptist Monastery… We will see two churches - the Life-Giving Trinity and St. Sergius of Radonezh. The first of them is the only surviving building of the 16th century. since the reign of Ivan the Terrible
Cathedral of Our Lady "Joy of All Who Sorrow" - the youngest, but no less majestic five-domed temple. The decoration of the shrine will impress with a four-tier iconostasis and painted frescoes, scenes from the life of the Mother of God
Rozhdestvenskaya square - the main square of the city and also a favorite place for folk festivities
In addition, you will visit the complexes Equestrian Yard and Lazy Torzhok, as well as from the observation deck you will admire the view of the Sviyazhsky Bay, the Makaryevskaya Hermitage and the Church of Constantine and Helena.
Lakeside abode After that we will go by bus to the Raifa Monastery of the Mother of God, founded by the monk Filaret. You will visit the churches and cathedrals of the monastery and will be able to venerate its main shrine - the miraculous Georgian image of the Most Holy Theotokos. Pick up water from a holy spring and listen to the "non-croaking frogs". And the guide will tell you about the formation of the monastery and about the features of the architectural ensemble.
- Participation in the excursion is paid in advance - no later than a day before the start: you can pay for the excursion online or at our collection point in the city center (you will receive detailed information after booking)
- The tour will be led by a professional guide from our team
What is included in the price and what is not
- The price includes tickets for the Kazan-Sviyazhsk motor ship, entrance tickets to Sviyazhsk and travel on a comfortable bus Sviyazhsk-Raifa-Kazan
- Tickets for the ship for children 5-6 years old - 130 rubles.
- Optionally, you can purchase a radio guide (100 rubles per person)
The beginning of the excursion at the River Port on Devyatayev Street. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.