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Tatar delicacies

Road Trip Route. Historical centre of Bulgaria, Chuck Chuck Museum, Türkic cuisine, Kazan Kremlin, Kazylyk, Traditional Tinctures, Breast in Sviyazhsk, Museum of Civil Aviation.

You will make an exciting journey to Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, to get acquainted with its culture and cuisine, which are closely linked. You will start your journey from the ancient Turkic town of Bulgur, then discover the traditional Turkic cuisine already in Kazan, visit the museum of chakchak - the local sweetness, which is very popular both in the region and abroad. In the afternoon you will get acquainted with the pedestrian street of the city, visit the Kazan Kremlin, walk along the embankment. And closer in the evening you'll find a museum with traditional alcoholic drinks and a dinner in the traditional Tatar style overlooking the Kaban lake. You'll also try a local bream adorning the flag of Sviyazhsk and learn the history of the city, which dates back to the time of Ivan the Terrible. By lunchtime you'll find yourself in a traditional Russian place in the Ulyanovsk region, try out the simulators for pilot training and fly to your home.

Gastronomy, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Samara

Anna Semochkina. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Tatar delicacies

Leave early, as the Republic of Tatarstan is waiting for you, which won the National Geographic Traveler Awards 2019 in the category "Russian gastronomic tourism". Your first stop to have a good appetite will be the town of Bolgar, founded by the Bulgars - Turkic tribes living in the Volga region. And after that you will find traditional Turkic cuisine in the only restaurant in Kazan that knows a lot about it. After a hearty lunch you will get acquainted with the culture of the city, visit the Kremlin, see numerous street sculptures, try a traditional Tatar dessert - Chakchak and visit the shop-museum of local alcoholic beverages showing the history of the region. And after all this, you will also have a traditional Tatar dinner. Bon appetit!


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Cathedral Mosque Bulgaria

The mosque was erected in XIII century and is considered the main construction in ancient Bulgar.

Bulgar Castle Reserve.

During its heyday, Bulgar was considered one of the centers of craftsmanship. But the city was attacked by the Golden Horde and was almost completely destroyed. Now the city has been restored and attracts several buildings such as: White Mosque, Memorial Sign "Adoption of Islam", Gabdrakhman's Well, Eastern Mausoleum and of course, the Cathedral Mosque.

Chaikhana Marhaba

"Markaba" is the only restaurant of Turkic cuisine in Kazan, the main components of which are meat, milk and dough. After the ancient Bulgar this is exactly the place where you should have lunch to continue studying culture.

Kazan Kremlin (Казанский Кремль)

The Kremlin or "Heart of the City" is a place that almost everyone associates with Kazan. The Kazan Kremlin is a large complex, consisting of archaeological, historical and architectural monuments of XII-XX centuries. There is also a newly built Kul Sharif Mosque, which painted on all postcards of the city - something you should definitely see.

Кремлёвская набережная

The length of the quay is only 1.5 km and it was built relatively recently. The views and small entertainments such as a merry-go-round are worth seeing.

Памятник Казанскому Коту

Kazan Cat is the hero of many historical legends and legends.

Музей чак-чака

In Tatarstan, chak-chak meet dignitaries, as in Russia it was customary to meet bread and salt. Visit the museum and learn the history of the famous dessert. The doors of the museum are open daily from 11:00 to 19:00.

Arysh Mae, the shop-museum.

"Arysh Mae." - is a museum shop where you learn about the way traditional alcoholic beverages are produced and the culture of their consumption. The museum is decorated with national costumes, toys and decorations, and on the shelves of the museum you can see traditional dishes of Tatarstan.

Tatarskaya Estate Hotel and Restaurant Complex

The complex is not only conveniently located on the shore of Lake Kaban, but also has one of the best menus of traditional Tatar cuisine in town. And there is still a lot to try, start with horsemeat, and your waiter will help you with the rest of the choice.

Часы на улице Баумана

Stop at Valentine's Hours, located on Bauman pedestrian street.

Day 2: Sviyazhskiy bream

Your day will begin with the history and the city of Sviyazhsk. Here you will try the traditional bream from the region. Then your way will lie through the beauty of the Volga region. There you will get to the city of Ulyanovsk and the museum of civil aviation, where you can look at special simulators used for pilot training. Dinner with traditional cuisine of Ulyanovsk region is waiting for you.

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It's a great trip, isn't it? And to make it dynamic, come to the Gazpromneft filling station, take water and a snack.


Built during the capture of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible, Sviyazhsk rises on a small island. A wooden church, built in 1552 without a single nail, has been preserved here. In addition to the church, the Sviyazhsk Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin is also interesting here. Take a walk and see the local sights!

Fish Yard

The bream is not without reason painted on the city's coat of arms - it is a local gastronomic attraction, which is certainly worth a try.

Музей Гражданской Авиации

The museum belongs to the local aviation school. Among the exhibits there are quite rare specimens, produced almost in singular numbers. The doors of the museum are open daily from 10 to 17.


The dishes are cooked on a classic grill and in a Russian oven. Here reigns a cozy atmosphere and traditional recipes with an admixture of brought fashionable dishes of Peter the Great from Europe.

Средний Венец

Pleasant street for a walk after a hearty dinner and before returning home.

Старый Город

I suggest you take a short break before you go home. Unfortunately, no historical buildings have been preserved here, but the Kuibyshev water reservoir, on which the city stands, is remarkable. Take a short break to get home, too.