Trinity Lavra of St Sergius Tours

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Located in the town of Sergiev Posad, the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius 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.
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Address: Sergiev Posad, Moskovskaya, Russia
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Hours: Grounds: Daily 8am-6pm; Churches: closed weekends; Museum: closed Mondays
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Sergiev Posad: The Holy Capital of Russia

Immerse yourself in the religious history of Russia on this full-day tour to the Sergiev Posad Monastery from Moscow. With round-trip transportation included, you skip the need to rent a car and can relax and enjoy the ride. Once there, explore with your guide to gain a full understanding of Russia's spiritual and religious history, learning much more through guided commentary than you would simply exploring on your own.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius Tour

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Day Trip to Troitse-Sergieva Lavra from Moscow

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Sergiev Posad Day Trip from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery

Skip the hassle of renting a car or navigating public transportation and visit Sergiev Posad and the centuries-old Troitse-Sergiev Monastery on this stress-free day trip from Moscow. Enjoy easy transportation by coach and explore the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church with a guide. Learn about the history of the monastery and see the whitewashed cathedral with its gold and star-studded blue onion domes.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Holy Trinity Lavra

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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4-Day Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

Explore Russia’s Golden Ring on a 4-day tour of the region from Moscow! Visiting seven of the old fortified Golden Ring towns, this exciting experience combines sightseeing tours with plenty of free time. See onion-domed cathedrals, whitewashed city walls and pretty wooden architecture, as well as UNESCO-listed sites like Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius in Sergiev Posad. Enjoy overnight accommodation in Vladimir, Kostroma and Rostov-Veliky, and embrace the time-honored allure of the Golden Ring.
  • Duration: 4 days
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Ice Cave tour

We will travel across the Northern Region of Russia to see the amazing Ice Caves, explore a part of the country that’s been forgotten in time.  We’ll witness the startling and brilliant Northern Lights, and we’ll wander through empty and forgotten villages and visit abandoned building and churches. Explore a real Russian countryside "off the beaten" tracks! Be ready to see frozen waterfalls and creeks, stalactites and stalagmites, crystals and every other possible state and shape of Ice! You need no special training, just an adventurous spirit, and a love of nature. For more than 1200 km, we will be road tripping in an authentic Russian military van. You need no special training to join our cave expedition; just a thirst for adventure, an open-minded and eager spirit, and a love of nature. Don’t let this special opportunity pass you by as you wait for inspiration… Just Create it! Now!
  • Duration: 10 days
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Moscow Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad Including Matryoshka Factory and Holy Trinity Lavra with Russian Lunch and Vodka

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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