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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)

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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$183.59
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US$183.59
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$278.07
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US$278.07
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$189.00
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US$189.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$164.11
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US$164.11
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$230.94
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US$230.94
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Vladimir, Suzdal and Sergiev Posad Ultimate Day Trip

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$312.09
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US$312.09
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$141.03
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US$141.03
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Sergiev Posad Day Trip from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery

Sergiev Posad Day Trip from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$274.67
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US$274.67

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$425.99
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US$425.99
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$239.52
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US$239.52
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$197.00
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US$197.00
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Excursion by car in the Golden Ring - Vladimir - Suzdal - Sergiev Posad

Excursion by car in the Golden Ring - Vladimir - Suzdal - Sergiev Posad

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Two days trip by car through the golden ring of Russia with a private chauffeur-guide. In addition to the classic attractions, we will show you some hidden gems without any tourists. Flexibility and good atmosphere are at the rendezvous. We will make you discover the deep Russia, its culture and its gastronomy, guaranteed surprises!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$611.68
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US$611.68
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$166.16
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US$166.16
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Day Trip to Troitse-Sergieva Lavra from Moscow

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58.98
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US$58.98
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$326.93
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US$326.93
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$390.69
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US$390.69
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$229.46
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US$229.46
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.90
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US$135.90
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Private Tour: Moscow Highlights & Holy Trinity St.Sergius Lavra (Sergiev Posad)

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$874.00
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US$874.00
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Moscow Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad Including Matryoshka Factory and Holy Trinity Lavra with Russian Lunch and Vodka

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$499.00
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US$499.00
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Orthodox capital of Russia - Sergiev Posad

Orthodox capital of Russia - Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad isn’t only known for being a home to medieval Russian architecture and a 14th-century Orthodox monastery, stunning views of its ramparts and churches; it’s also a spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church, and home to a incredible collection of artworks of famous medieval painter Andrey Rublev. On this full day tour visit the often-overlooked Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius’, admire the Cathedral of the Assumption’s beautiful facade, and enjoy charming stories on Lavra’s colorful history. Guided walking tour ensures you see all the highlights See Toy Museum 'matryoshka' (Russian nesting dolls), Konny Dvor Museum, wooden houses and pictures squares, sip on some kvas (a Russian traditional beverage) accompanied with some tasty Russian bread.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$245.38
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US$245.38
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Private tour: Moscow city tour, Moscow metro,Tretyakov Gallery, Sergiev Posad

Private tour: Moscow city tour, Moscow metro,Tretyakov Gallery, Sergiev Posad

Tour for 6 days/5 nights, which includes a tour of Moscow with the study of the Kremlin, Arbat Street, Moscow metro, State Tretyakov Gallery 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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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,227.00
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US$1,227.00
Price varies by group size
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Sergiev Posad: Discover Russian City Origins & Histories

Sergiev Posad: Discover Russian City Origins & Histories

Sergiev Posad is home to the Trinity Lavra - the main monastery in Russia - and is a must-see sight near Moscow. During the excursion, you will learn about the life of the founder of the monastery - St Sergius of Radonezh, one of the most revered Russian saints; about the history of the monastery associated with key events in Russian history and Russian Orthodox Church and Sergiev Posad. Guided tour includes: Trinity Cathedral (1422) – a masterpiece of Russian architecture and the oldest surviving building inside the monastery. It is here that the relics of St Sergius are held. The cathedral’s ancient iconostasis also holds icons with were painted by Andrey Rublev and his pupils. Dormition Cathedral (1559-1585) – built on the orders and using the donations of Ivan the Terrible taking the Moscow Kremlin’s Dormition Cathedral as an example. St Sergius’ Church and Refectory (1686-1692) - you will see the stunning baroque interior with one of the most beautiful carved iconostases in Russia
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$170.00
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US$170.00

Golden Ring tour to Holy Trinity Monastery in Sergiyev Posad

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$494.00
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US$494.00
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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.