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Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Svyato-Troitskaya Sergieva Lavra) Tours

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Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Svyato-Troitskaya Sergieva Lavra)
Located in the town of Sergiev Posad, the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Svyato-Troitskaya Sergieva Lavra) is the most important monastery in Russia and the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church. Founded in 1345, the monastery originally centered on a wooden church surrounded by several buildings and became the model for more than 400 similar cloisters throughout Russia. After the first church burned down, a stone cathedral was built, dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

It still stands today, housing relics of St. Sergius and works by some of the greatest iconic painters in Russia. Over the centuries, additional buildings were added to the monastery complex, including the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Assumption Cathedral, the Church of John the Baptist’s Nativity, a royal palace and a patriarch’s palace. Once the richest monastery in Russia, it was closed after the Russian Revolution and many relics were lost or destroyed. It was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1945 and was restored throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The monastery was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.

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To visit, take a train from Moscow’s Yaroslavsky train station to Sergiev Posad. Trains leave every 30 minutes throughout the day and the journey takes about an hour and a half. From the train station in Sergiev Posad, the monastery is about a 10-minute walk away. The grounds are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the churches are not open to the public on the weekends. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Address: Sergiev Posad, Moskovskaya, Russia
Hours: Grounds: Daily 8am-6pm; Churches: closed weekends; Museum: closed Mondays
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Sergiev Posad day trip (duration 5-6 hours or 7-8 hours with options)Day Trips

Sergiev Posad day trip (duration 5-6 hours or 7-8 hours with options)

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During this tour you will visit one of the most important Russian monasteries Saint Trinity Laure and know why the name of Sergey Radonejsky is sacred for the Russian people. Russian Spirit is a family company. Having a popular blog about Russia in instagram @juliaruspirit, we travel much ourselves and we know what to offer the tourists to make the journey in Russia unforgettable. We offer both popular touristic itineraries and unique non standard places. Our feature is the unique photoshoots in the russian style and ancient locations. Ordering our tours you get a discount for our magical photoshoots.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius TourDay Trips

Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius Tour

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Explore Russia’s famous Golden Ring route and discover top regional attractions with ease on this private 6- to 8-hour Sergiev Posad and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius tour from Moscow. Visit the town of Sergiev Posad with your private guide, home to medieval Russian architecture and a 14th-century Orthodox monastery. Explore the UNESCO–listed Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius’ ramparts and churches, and gain insight into their deep religious significance. Marvel at the Cathedral of the Assumption’s beautiful facade, and learn of its place in Lavra’s colorful history.
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  • 10 hours
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From Moscow: Sergiev Posad (Golden Ring) Private Tour by CarDay Trips

From Moscow: Sergiev Posad (Golden Ring) Private Tour by Car

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- Enjoy hotel pick-up and transfer by comfortable car or minivan to Sergiev Podad - Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius - Try monastery kvass and ginger bread You will start the morning with your journey to Sergiev Posad, located approximately 40 miles (70 kilometers) from Moscow. You will enjoy the beauty of the Russian countryside on the way there and stop to visit the Russian village, Rudonezh, a quiet and peaceful place, where Saint Sergius was born. You will see the beautiful Saint Spring and the Church of Sergey Radonezh. After, you will continue your tour to Sergiev Posad and spend some time in Trinity Lavra, visiting some of Russia’s most beautiful cathedrals, the Assumption Cathedral and the Trinity Cathedral. Enjoy exploring the fascinating monastery inside and marvel at the shining golden domes. Then, you will have the opportunity to visit the local Matreshka market and have a break in a nice Russian restaurant before returning to Moscow.
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  • 7 hours
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Golden Ring (Suzdal, Vladimir, Sergiev Posad, Alexandrov, Yuriev), 2 DaysOvernight Tours

Golden Ring (Suzdal, Vladimir, Sergiev Posad, Alexandrov, Yuriev), 2 Days

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An affordable way to see some of the destinations of the Golden Ring Route including Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal as well as less touristy residence of Ivan the Terrible in Alexandrov and a small but charming Yuriev-Polsky. Since I'm not a licensed travel guide, I will rather be your travel companion and driver during sightseeing providing all the necessary assistance whenever you need it. No boring history lectures or tight schedules, explore everything at your own pace! Book accommodation of your choice in Suzdal where we'll stay overnight. My car is a Subaru Outback, comfortable for 3 passengers but can squeeze in 4 (with less comfort, obviously).
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Vladimir, Suzdal and Sergiev Posad Ultimate Day TripDay Trips

Vladimir, Suzdal and Sergiev Posad Ultimate Day Trip

I normally advise against visiting Vladimir and Suzdal on a day trip because it involves a lot of driving thus making the experience quite tiring. And yet, if you're short of time but full of energy and determination to see those popular Golden Ring destinations, it's absolutely feasible if we set off at the crack of dawn. Moreover, it's even possible to squeeze in some other remarkable sights, first of all the town of Sergiev Posad with its magnificent monastery of St.Sergius as well as ancient Yuriev and Alexandrov which used to be the residence of notorious Ivan the Terrible. Since I'm not a licensed travel guide, I will rather be your driver and travel companion during sightseeing providing all the necessary assistance and basic information whenever you need it. My car is a Subaru Outback in great condition, perfectly comfortable for 3 passengers but can accommodate 4 (with less comfort, obviously).
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  • 12 to 17 hours
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Banya experience AND Sergiyev Posad monastery onboard a classic soviet vanDay Trips

Banya experience AND Sergiyev Posad monastery onboard a classic soviet van

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Combine your sightseeing with an immersion in traditional Russian culture on this full-day tour. Meet in the morning in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral, and hop aboard your classic, Soviet-era van. You’ll leave city limits to visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Russia’s most important monastery). Then, head to a traditional lakeside banya for a classic Russian spa experience. Enjoy several hours of treatments, including a skin scrub, and follow up your banya experience with a three-course dinner. Finally, return to Moscow in the evening.
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Golden Ring Sergiev Posad Private Tour with a Local GuideDay Trips

Golden Ring Sergiev Posad Private Tour with a Local Guide

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A guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and by an express train you will go to Sergiev Posad. On the way you will talk about Russian history and why the monastery of such importance. Upon the arrival, grab a coffee ;) and walk through the little cosy streets of this ancient city, admire the view on a monastery from an observation deck. Then come down to it and explore all the cathedrals, a guide will tell you everything about them and will help you take the best pictures:) See the beautiful frescoes in a Dormition Cathedral, admire the simple, yet elegant architecture of the 14th century Trinity cathedral. Wow at the elaborate decorations of the refectory and hear how Stroganoff is connected with the monastery. Also, see where Peter the Great was hiding from the shooters and where Ivan the Terrible was killing his enemies (if he was). Please, note that we are going to Sergiev Posad by an express train. If you want to go by car (nevertheless it's longer this way), please contact us:))
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Day drive from Moscow to Golden Ring (Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal) by carDay Trips

Day drive from Moscow to Golden Ring (Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal) by car

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If you are in Moscow but want to visit rural traditional Russia, that is the perfect tour of your choice. The famous Golden Ring towns of Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal with surrounding villages can be visited on a day private drive from Moscow by car with an experienced driver. We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning in order to start your drive to Sergiev Posad (1 hr) and then to Vladimir, Suzdal (2-3 hrs). The drive back is to start at around 6 p.m. and you are to be back in Moscow at 9-10 p.m., depending on the traffic. On the way back we will also ensure that you head back to your hotel just in time to have some late evening cocktails!
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  • 16 hours 30 minutes
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Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky and Rostov Day Trip (by car)Day Trips

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Customizable Golden Ring Tour

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A fully customizable and budget-friendly tour of the Golden Ring. Visit the destinations of your choice and draw up your own itinerary. It can be just a day trip to Sergiev Posad, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky or a multi-day journey to Vladimir and Suzdal, Yaroslavl and all the way to Kostroma. Or maybe you'd love to see one of the lesser touristy places like Yuriev-Polsky and Alexandrov, Kolomna or Borovsk? It's up to you! Just pick the desired option. Since I'm not a licensed travel guide, I will rather be your driver and travel companion during sightseeing providing all the necessary assistance whenever you need it. No boring history lectures or tight schedules, explore everything at your own pace! My car is a Subaru Outback in great condition, perfectly comfortable for 3 passengers but can accommodate 4 (with less comfort, obviously).
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The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Sergiev Posad, by a comfortable car)Day Trips

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Sergiev Posad, by a comfortable car)

One of the best Moscow guide (we work with the TOP 50 certified Moscow guides) will show you the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. We will pick up you at your hotel and transfer you to the sight in a comfort car by the best taxi company in Russia (at least the new Mercedes E-class, BMW 5-series or Audi A6 will come, Mercedes V-class for groups from 3 to 5 tourists)
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Winter Tour to Sergiev Posad: St Sergius Trinity Lavra, Nomad Camp, Dog SleddingDay Trips

Winter Tour to Sergiev Posad: St Sergius Trinity Lavra, Nomad Camp, Dog Sledding

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Day Trip to Troitse-Sergieva Lavra from MoscowDay Trips

Day Trip to Troitse-Sergieva Lavra from Moscow

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Get out of Moscow and travel to Sergiev Posad, one of the oldest cities on the Golden Ring, without the hassle of driving or planning public transport. Visit the UNESCO-listed Troitse-Sergieva Lavra (spiritual home of the Russian Orthodox Church) with a guide to learn about the monastery's rich history, then enjoy some free time to explore independently.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tour: Moscow Highlights & Holy Trinity St.Sergius Lavra (Sergiev Posad)Multi-day Tours

Private Tour: Moscow Highlights & Holy Trinity St.Sergius Lavra (Sergiev Posad)

Tour for 4 days/3 nights, which includes a tour of Moscow with the study of the Kremlin and a tour of the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra. In Moscow you will see the Victory park, the Sparrow Hills, the Novodevichy Convent, the Boulevard Ring, the Christ the Savior Cathedral, the Bolshoi Theater, the Tverskaya Street, the St. Basil's Cathedral, the Red Square, the Armory Chamber and etc.
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  • 4 days
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Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Holy Trinity LavraPrivate Day Trips

Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Holy Trinity Lavra

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Immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere of one of Moscow’s most famous monasteries on a private full-day trip to the Sergiev Posad from Moscow. Relax during the scenic 2-hour drive to the UNESCO-listed monastery and receive an interesting introduction to the structure from your expert guide. Admire prominent sites like the Dormition Cathedral, the Holy Gates and the Godunov Burial Vault as you take a comprehensive tour of the world-famous landmark. Lunch and round-trip transportation from your Moscow hotel is included in this tour.
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  • 7 hours
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Moscow Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad Including Matryoshka Factory and Holy Trinity Lavra with Russian Lunch and VodkaDay Trips

Moscow Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad Including Matryoshka Factory and Holy Trinity Lavra with Russian Lunch and Vodka

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Enjoy this private trip and visit Sergiev Posad, and explore both the Holy Trinity Lavra and its frescoes by Andrey Rublev's; as well as a traditional Matryoshka factory. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 10 hours
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Sergiev Posad and Holy Trinity Monastery Tour

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  • 8 hours
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Golden Ring tour to Holy Trinity Monastery in Sergiyev Posad Day Trips

Golden Ring tour to Holy Trinity Monastery in Sergiyev Posad

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Enjoy a pleasant one-day trip from Moscow to a 700 year old Holy Trinity Monastery founded by St Sergius, the most important center of pilgrimage and the biggest and most beautiful monastery. The 70 km ride to the town of Sergiyev Posad takes you through a lovely stretch of Russian countryside, dotted with colourful wooden cottages. The town's chief attraction is the Lavra, a fairy-tale of gold and azure onion domes of its Cathedrals. You will learn about the history of this holy place and its founding fathers, how it influenced the rulers of the country, safeguarded the Russian culture and authenticity in times of hardship. Feel the atmosphere, take a bite of ginger bread and a sip of kvass (local root beer) and take tons of beautiful pictures.
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  • 6 hours
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Sergiev Posad: Discover Russian City Origins & HistoriesDay Trips

Sergiev Posad: Discover Russian City Origins & Histories

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  • 6 hours
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Tour to Sergiev Posad by TrainDay Trips

Tour to Sergiev Posad by Train

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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Private 4-Day Essential Moscow Tour with Pickup

Your visit to Moscow will not be complete without having visited all these must-see sights! Learn history of the enigmatic Russian Country within the walls of Kremlin, admire breathtaking riches and imperial gifts in the famous Armory, and try visiting the Holy Trinity St Sergius Lavra - the center of Russian Orthodox Church.
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  • 4 days
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Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Svyato-Troitskaya Sergieva Lavra) hours of operation: Grounds: Daily 8am-6pm; Churches: closed weekends; Museum: closed Mondays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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