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Kazan Conference Summer Program (5* hotel for 30 pax)

07 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / Other Russian Cities
Season: Summer
Theme: Conference & Congresses

 

Morning Activities
08:00 — 13:00

Lunch
13:00 — 14:00

Afternoon Activities
14:00 — 19:00

Dinner Evening Activities
19:00 — 00:00

Day 1
29 Jul
2021
Thu

MUST KNOW: Kazan Weather Forecast

MUST KNOW: KAZAN Visa Requirements

MUST KNOW: KAZAN General Description

 

Kazan International Airport Arrival

Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel) (4 hours)

Welcome Dinner in the Pashmir Restaurant

Day 2
30 Jul
2021
Fri

Full Day Conference in the Mirage Hotel

Transport & Guide for Lunch (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel) (4 hours)

Lunch in the Leto Restaurant

Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel) (4 hours)

Dinner in the House of Tatar Culinary Restaurant

Day 3
31 Jul
2021
Sat

Half Day Conference in the Mirage Hotel

Transport & Guide Service — Full Day (12 hours)

Lunch in the Marusovka Restaurant

City Sightseeing Tour around Kazan

Special Visit to an Ancient Civilization Town on the Volga — The Great Bolgar

Gala Dinner in the Dali Restaurant inspired by Dali's love story with his wife Gala

Day 4
1 Aug
2021
Sun

Kazan International Airport Departure

 

 

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Mirage Hotel 5*

Mirage Hotel is the first international hotel in Kazan. It overlooks the Kazan Kremlin, which was built in the 12th century and sits at the crossroads of the Volga and Kazanka rivers. The hotel is within walking distance of the Kazan Kremlin Museum, Cathedral of Peter and Pavel, Tatarstan Museum, Kyl-Sharif Mosque and the State Academic Theatre.

The hotel offers guests comfortable accommodation and five-star service. The Mirage features several conference halls, business center, restaurants and health center. The Joker Restaurant located on the territory of the hotel offers fresh beer prepared on the local brewery where the drink is brewed before the visitors' eyes.

The hotel design is its trademark. Mirage glass walls reflect Kazan landmarks: the Kremlin and the Qolşärif (Kul-Sharif) Mosque creating amazing effect of the mirage in a desert. A multi-century history incorporated into the today’s world all of it is Mirage, a 5 star business class hotel. The hotel building is created by famous Italian architect Marco Piva, author of the most beautiful hotels in Venice and Milan.

DAY 1 — 29th July 2021, Thursday

 MUST KNOW: Kazan Weather Forecast

The climate is moderate-continental. Droughts are occasional. Average temperature of the coldest month (January) is -13C, of the warmest (July) +19C. Annual average amount of precipitation is 460-520 mm. Vegetation period is about 170 days.

The best time to go to Kazan is May through August. However the average temperature can be very high between May and September.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from Kazan historical climate data:

During the month of June and August you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).

The coldest season / winter is in the months of January, February, March, November and December.

The warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 25°C (77°F).

The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of -7°C (7°F).

July is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.

April is the driest month.

 MUST KNOW: KAZAN Visa Requirements

Kazan is the capital city of Tatarstan Republic in Russia. As part of the Russian Federation, it’s essential to get a visa for Russia. Note that it’s impossible to get this visa at Kazan International Airport (KZN).

For additional information of prices and administration of the Russian Embassies worldwide please search engine of all Russian Consulates Kazan. If any difficulties and miss communication with the consular departments please let us know and we can ultimately be in direct contact with the consulate.

 MUST KNOW: KAZAN General Description

Kazan city is a capital of Tatarstan and is situated in the centre of the Russian Federation on the East-European Plain at the confluence of the two greatest rivers — the Volga and the Kama.

Population: 1,272,000 inhabitants.

Transportation: River port, railway junction and 1 international/domestic airport «Kazan». 1,5 hours flight from Moscow.

Historical facts: Kazan was founded in 1177 by Bulgarian tribes. In 13th century it became an important Bulgarian borderline fortress. In 13th-14th centuries the city was the capital of the Kazan princedom. In 1399 it was demolished by Russian troops and restored in early 15th century. Since the 15th century it has been the economical and commercial center of the Volga region. In 1552 it was conquered and annexed to Russia. In 1718 the Admiralty was founded here. In 1774 troops of Pugachev took the city by assault and set on fire. In 19th century here was established a number of large workshops processing agricultural products, iron, wood and line. In 1804 the Kazan University was founded. In 1920 – 1990 Kazan was the capital of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

 Kazan International Airport Arrival

Kazan International Airport is located 25km south-east of the city of Kazan in the Republic of Tatarstan. The airport handled more than 1.8 million passengers in 2013, a 24.2% increase from the previous year.

18:30-22:30 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel) (4 hours)

19:00 Welcome Dinner in the Pashmir Restaurant

Pashmir restaurant is located in the city center on the shore of Kazan lake «Kaban» where according to the legend treasures of one of Kazan khans are buried. Restaurant provides a spectacular lake view and boasts the best national cuisine dishes.

DAY 2 — 30th July 2021, Friday

09:00-17:00 Full Day Conference in the Mirage Hotel

Mirage Hotel and Entertainment Complex offers its guests to use modern equipped conference hall for various events.

Business hall interior is designed in gentle white and blue shadows. Attractive design and high-class equipment shall allow you to carry out the event at the highest level.

Design specifics of the Small hall allow to divide it, if necessary, into two smaller halls: for Meetings and Sessions. You may lease either the whole Small hall or Meeting and Session hall separately.

Fortuna hall perfectly fits for business meetings, conferences, workshops and formal receptions.

 Transport & Guide for Lunch (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel) (4 hours)

12:30 Lunch in the Leto Restaurant

On September 20, 2018 Kazan haute cuisine lovers waited more than the New Year. That day, Leto restaurant officially opened its doors in a new format. Now it is not just a seasonal restaurant, where in the warm season you can pass a couple of hours, but a multifunctional restaurant, where, in addition to delicious dishes, you can sing your favorite songs.

The owners of the international restaurant holding Bulldozer Group and the Sabirov brothers Ramil and Ruslan breathed new life into the restaurant with Soviet roots. Now in the park to them. Gorky has a real tropical islet with pan-Asian and European cuisines. The institution’s test opening took place in mid-June of this year, but officially the restaurant only opened on September 20, 2018.

18:30-22:30 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel) (4 hours)

19:00 Dinner in the House of Tatar Culinary Restaurant

The first «House of Tatar Culinary» was opened in 1969 — it was one of the most ambitious projects in the field of Tatar national cuisine.

The tatar hospitality and kindliness are famous since the most ancient times and also are known far outside Tatarstan. And at last in Kazan on the 1000-anniversary of the city the First national Restaurant «DTK» (Dom Tatarskoy Kulinarii) has flung open the doors before visitors. Special national colour which is inimitably reflected by the internal furniture of the restaurant amazes imagination. The interior is solemn, but not grandiose. The national cuisine following all traditions of recipes of the well-known Tatarstan culinary specialist Junus Ahmetzjanov will allow you to plunge into an atmosphere of the tatar diasporas history. As mutton at Tatars was always considered as favourite meat, therefore special attention in the menu is given to the national meat dishes with mutton, and also with lamb and horsemeat which at will can be prepared on your taste! Also specially for you professional culinary specialists of the restaurant will prepare to order exclusive pies and national flour products — chak-chak, Bukhara kaleve, talkysh kaleve, tatly with various sauces, cream, caramel.

DAY 3 — 31st July 2021, Saturday

09:00-12:00 Half Day Conference in the Mirage Hotel

12:30-23:30 Transport & Guide Service — Full Day (12 hours)

13:00 Lunch in the Marusovka Restaurant

«Marusovka» Restaurant started working on the site of the oldest city cafe «Theater» in the House of the actor on Schapov. The menu contains favorites from Russian, European and Pan-Asian cuisines, which creates a light but not irritating mess. Forshmak from the Far Eastern herring, for example, shares a page with Sichuan eggplants and roast beef with tuna cream sauce, risotto with porcini mushrooms reminiscent of a Tuscan dish with its consistency, and kung pao chicken wants to be like its relative from the Shanghai market.

 City Sightseeing Tour around Kazan

Fascinating sightseeing tour of Kazan city with a visit to the most outstanding historical sites such as Kazan Kremlin, Kremlin street, famous theater

Opera and Ballet, National Cultural center, as well as the pedestrian street Bauman and Tatar theater named after Kamal.

OPTIONAL: Special Visit to an Ancient Civilization Town on the Volga — The Great Bolgar

Bulgar is one of the capitals of the Volga-Kama Bulgaria, later one of the largest cities of the Golden Horde. The city was founded by the Volga Bulgars in the X century, in 1361 it was destroyed by the Golden Horde prince Bulat-Timur. Then it was restored, but in 1431 it was destroyed by the voivode Fyodor Pestry, after which it was abandoned by the inhabitants and was no longer restored. The settlement is located near the modern town of Bolgar in Tatarstan.

The city of Bolgar is located 190 km from Kazan. This is the ancient capital of the Volga Bulgaria, a city in which Islam was adopted in 922. The road to Bolgar will take about three hours, it is accompanied by picturesque landscapes and travel information of the guide.

19:00 Gala Dinner in the Dali Restaurant inspired by Dali's love story with his wife Gala

The restaurant was open in autumn of 2019. The name was not immediately invented, but already at the stage of developing the design of the room. The designer suggested focusing on surrealism and cubism. If you pay attention to the main hall, you get the feeling that some things in it are incompatible. Initially, they wanted to name the Gala restobar in honor of the Kazan wife of Salvador Dali.

Gala, nee Elena Dmitrievna Dyakonova, who later became the wife and muse of Salvador Dali, was born in Kazan in 1894. It is not known for certain whether she was the daughter of a petty official, Ivan Dyakonov, or the illegitimate child of the wealthy Moscow lawyer Dmitry Gomberg, whom her mother openly met after 1905.