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

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

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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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Banya experience AND Sergiyev Posad monastery onboard a classic soviet van

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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  • 8 hours
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US$ 190.00
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Day drive from Moscow to Golden Ring (Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal) by car

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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US$ 183.59
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Private Tour: Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow

Private Tour: Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow

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Explore history-steeped Sergiev Posad on this private day trip from Moscow. Ride a train or bus to the ‘Golden Ring’ town, a group of once-powerful towns, and admire its wooden architecture, churches, and museums. Tour the showpiece UNESCO-listed Trinity Lavra monastery with its gold- and onion-domed cathedrals, monks, and museums; and visit Sergiev's Toy Museum, seeing its 'matryoshka' (Russian nesting dolls). Break for some 'kvas' (rye bread brew) and tasty local bread during your explorations.
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  • 8 hours
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US$ 199.00
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Customizable Golden Ring Tour

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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  • 3 days
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US$ 218.02
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1-day trip to the ancient city of the Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad

1-day trip to the ancient city of the Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad

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painting class of matreshka, the small factory of matreshka, the local experience, market, monastery
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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US$ 410.26
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US$ 410.26

Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

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This private half-day tour of Moscow, including Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad) and the Kremlin, offers a comprehensive overview of the Russian capital’s top attractions. Ideal for visitors short on time, you’ll explore the UNESCO-listed Kremlin, the iconic riverside fortress home to four cathedrals, four palaces, and five squares. Plus, in Red Square, you’ll visit the colorful Kazan’s Cathedral, St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor), Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the GUM.
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  • 5 hours
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US$ 179.00
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US$ 179.00
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Private Walking Tour of Moscow with Kremlin Entrance Ticket

Private Walking Tour of Moscow with Kremlin Entrance Ticket

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Enjoy a private walking tour of Russia's capital city, with a visit to both the Kremlin and Red Square. An expert tour guide leads you through Moscow's center, sharing stories about its fascinating history as you go. Wander through the mythical medieval fortress known as the Kremlin and marvel at the churches in Cathedral Square, then continue to Red Square to experience one of the city's most photographed sights: St. Basil's. Later, visit a former KGB headquarters and get insider tips from your guide on places to eat, drink, and explore.
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  • 4 hours
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US$ 81.03
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US$ 81.03
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Private Walking Tour of Kremlin, Armoury and Diamond Fund

Private Walking Tour of Kremlin, Armoury and Diamond Fund

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Get an in-depth look at the Moscow Kremlin on a private walking tour that covers several of the features of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you explore the Armoury, the Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), and the cathedrals (depending on the option you select when booking), you'll gain insight into Russia's history. Artifacts you'll see include jewels, weapons, crowns, royal carriages, and Fabergé eggs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 195.00
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US$ 195.00
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KREMLIN PRIVATE TOUR (3 hours)

KREMLIN PRIVATE TOUR (3 hours)

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We bet Kremlin is the first thing people come up with when people raise the topic of Moscow sights. We can tell for sure - this is one of stereotypes we support. Indeed, you won't find a better place to explore the beauty and scale of Russian architecture, understand the role of religion in Russian people's lives and how much attention we pay to wars here. ⠀ Here is what we offer: • this tour will only take 3 hours (there will be a possibility to extend it on the go) • you'll see Alexander's garden and Kremlin from the inside (and all the cathedrals, for sure) • the admission fees are included in the price • all our guides are local so you'll be able to ask them anything about life in Russia • being local, our guides are licenced professionals ⠀ We'll take care of your time in Moscow - your comfort and bright impressions are our top priorities.
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 100.81
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US$ 100.81
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Red Square and City Ultimate Tour with a Professional Local Guide

Red Square and City Ultimate Tour with a Professional Local Guide

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We will meet you in the hotel and proceed to the Red Square — one of the most iconic Russian sights, filled with history and magnificent beauty. We will see traditional Russian churches with their onion domes and walk inside some of them to see how unique is their architecture, how people pray (some of these churches are still in use!) We will walk through a great glass gallery of a ~130 years old shopping mall GUM and see the famous tomb of the first Russian communist leader — Lenin. And of course — the Saint Basil's cathedral. One of the strangest stories here is about Ivan the Terrible blinding the architects of the cathedral, so they can't repeat the stunning beauty of the masterpiece! We'll walk through a modern wonder of Zaryadie park, see the walls of Kremlin and, optionally, stop for a traditional Russian lunch in one of our favourite Moscow places. We'll have an opportunity to see the change of guards and the Eternal Flame — a memorial to the victims of WWII. And more:)
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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US$ 103.40
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US$ 103.40
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Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides

Moscow Private 2-Day Tour with Local Expert Guides

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Hit up many of Moscow’s top attractions all in two days during this private tour where your guide meets you right in your hotel lobby with a personalized itinerary. Along with visiting Kolomenskoye Museum and Reserve or Tsaritsino Park, see St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, and old town Moscow. Plus, your guide knows the best ways around the city so you can fit as much into your two days as possible.
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  • 2 days
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US$ 319.00
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US$ 319.00
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City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

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Discover the best of Moscow in your own way on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus. Choose between a 2- or 3-day ticket and view the city’s incredible landmarks from aboard the open-top bus as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Either stay aboard to enjoy panoramic views of top Moscow attractions such as Red Square and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, or hop on and off as you wish at any of the stops around the city, including at the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum and Alexander Garden. Upgrade to include a boat tour of Moscow.
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 20 minutes
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US$ 44.49
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US$ 44.49

Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

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Check out more than 20 of Moscow's must-see sights on this private tour that provides an introduction to the city's culture and history. Visit attractions such as Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Sparrow Hills, Victory Park, and Moscow State University with a private guide who helps you gain insight into both major landmarks and off-the-beaten-path locations.
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  • 8 hours
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US$ 220.00
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US$ 220.00
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Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Holy Trinity Lavra

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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US$ 239.52
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US$ 239.52
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Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius Tour

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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US$ 262.51
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US$ 262.51
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From Moscow: Sergiev Posad (Golden Ring) Private Tour by Car

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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US$ 189.00
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US$ 189.00
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Russian Vatican (Sergiev Posad private tour with local guide)

Russian Vatican (Sergiev Posad private tour with local guide)

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Escape the city for the day and travel to the Golden Ring of Russia to see the UNESCO-listed Trinity Lavra. In Sergiev Posad, this monastery (known as the "Russian Vatican") played a significant role in the nation's history. Learn all about it on this private tour.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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US$ 326.93
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US$ 326.93
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Golden ring tour (4 days 3 nights)

Golden ring tour (4 days 3 nights)

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This is a great opportunity to see a large number of native Russian cities that have preserved their history and the atmosphere of antiquity. Also an opportunity to enjoy Russian nature.
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  • 4 days
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US$ 1,600.00
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US$ 1,600.00
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Golden Ring Sergiev Posad Private Tour with a Local Guide

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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  • 8 hours
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US$ 216.62
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US$ 216.62
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Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow

Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow

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Spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of Moscow and visit Sergiev Posad, one of the ancient towns in Russia’s “Golden Ring,” during this private tour. Take a guided tour of the city and visit the beautiful 14th-century Trinity Lavra Monastery, with its massive bell tower, walk through the old city, and learn about the pilgrims who come from all over the world to pay their respects.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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US$ 135.90
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US$ 135.90
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Sergiev Posad: The Holy Capital of Russia

Sergiev Posad: The Holy Capital of Russia

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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.
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  • 7 hours
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US$ 402.14
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US$ 402.14
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Sergiev Posad and Pereslavl Driving Tour

Sergiev Posad and Pereslavl Driving Tour

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Get out of Moscow and into the surrounding countryside without the hassle of driving or planning public transport. This private guided tour takes you to two towns on the Golden Ring. Visit the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sergiev Posad and see medieval architecture in Pereslavl Zalessky.
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  • 12 hours
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US$ 141.03
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US$ 141.03
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Golden Ring (Suzdal, Vladimir, Sergiev Posad, Alexandrov, Yuriev), 2 Days

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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  • 2 days
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US$ 368.82
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US$ 368.82
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Sergiev Posad day trip (duration 5-6 hours or 7-8 hours with options)

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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US$ 166.16
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What are Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Svyato-Troitskaya Sergieva Lavra) hours of operation?
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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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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Svyato-Troitskaya Sergieva Lavra) can get crowded. 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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Currently, an entrance ticket to Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Svyato-Troitskaya Sergieva Lavra) costs USD 44.49. Guided Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Svyato-Troitskaya Sergieva Lavra) tours start around USD 44.49 per person.
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