The river port of Kazan
The river port in Kazan important for tourists not primarily as a transport hub and as a place where you can catch taxis and tour boats to popular attractions of Tatarstan: Sviyazhsk and Bolgar the Great. The starting point for pleasure boats with a guided tour for two hours along the city's shores. You can still make trips to villages and villages on the banks of the Volga Tatarstan Tetyushi, Pechishchi, Verkhniy Uslon, etc. But rather just a walk nothing to do, as there is nothing touristic in the country.
As for the regular ships, long distance, these do not go here, and, accordingly, to get on the water to the Kazan river through the port of other cities on the Volga river impossible. However, there are cruise ships along the Volga, which make a tour stop in Kazan. To purchase these cruise tours is in the travel agencies of the Volga and other cities.
Unfortunately, today the river fleet of Kazan is in a deplorable condition: a little flight, a canceled. At the beginning of season 2017, even canceled a two-hour pleasure flight due to the lack of fleet. The huge building of the river station is not being used and empty, and the purchase of tickets at the box office is located in a small modular pavilions next.
Schedule and flights
The river station has a website - sktatflot.ruwhere has all the schedule and cost. But keep in mind that it's better to clarify after the fact at the box office or by phone 8 (843) 233-08-08, 8 (843) 233-08-18 (reference works Monday-Friday from 8:00 to 17:00, lunch from 12:00 to 13:00), since flights are sometimes canceled because of the weather but also the dire financial condition of the fleet. And yet, the information on the website is not updated in a timely manner. If you can not reach or to reach the port to check the schedule, news, port can be found in the group of VC - vk.com/port_kazan
Tickets to popular tourist destinations svijazhsk and Bulgarians are better to buy in advance at least the day before the trip. Booking by phone or online is not provided, will have to come to the port and buy a ticket at the box office.
The cost of tickets and schedules to a tourist destination as of the 2017 season
|Direction||Price in rubles (adult/child up to 10 years)||Departure from Kazan||Departure to Kazan||Travel time|
|Sviyazhsk||122/61||08:20||16:30||02 hours 15 minutes|
|Sviyazhsk+tour||600/300||08:20||16:30||02 hours 15 minutes|
|Bulgarians (speed boat)||355/175||08:00||15:05||02 hours 20 minutes|
|2-hour walking||280/140||15:00 and 18:00||-||02 hours|
Children under 5 free
Attention! Tickets are sold only at the box office river port. The online sale is not made, do not fall for the scammers.
The cost and duration of cruises to Kazan for reference:
- Moscow-Kazan – 20,000 rubles (6 days)
- Of SPb – from 60,000 rubles (16 days)
- Samara-Kazan – from 8000 rubles (3 days)
How to get
The river port of Kazan is located close to the tourist area, St. devyataeva, 1 (river port on the map). Here is the final stop of public transport and reach here by bus №1, 6, 8, 31, 53, 85, the number 7 tram, trolley bus No. 20 and 21, the fare is 25 rubles. It is possible to get here on foot, but from the metro station "Ploschad Tukaya" and the beginning of the street Bauman have to go about 40 minutes.