Tour Code: KZN 006
Transport: Standard class
Duration: 12 hours
Included: Professional guide, comfortable vehicle, entrance fee to 2 museums (museum of Shishkin and museum of Tsvetaeva/ museum of Durova), city tour around Yelabuga, lunch
Description: Yelabuga is often called "a city of museums". Yelabuga is located on the right bank of the Kama River and 200 km (120 mi) east from Kazan. Its history dates back to the 10th century. Here, at the very heart of Tatarstan, people live surrounded by history, with famous names and legends anywhere they go. The town is the birthplace of painter Ivan Shishkin. Nadezhda Durova, who disguised as a man, was a highly-decorated cavalry officer during the Napoleonic Wars died there in 1866. It is also where the Russian poet Marina Tsvetayeva committed suicide in 1941. The poet is buried at the municipal cemetery. Even in the pedestrian street of this town time seems to have stopped. There are no visible features of modern times here. Every building and every brick can tell a story.