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Private Day tour to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery (by private car) (8 hours)

Visit Sergiev Posad and the walled fortress of Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, one of Russia’s most beautiful, where pilgrims have journeyed since the 14th century. Travel by coach with an informative guide and explore the historical center of the Russian Orthodox Church on foot. Inside the massive walls, you’ll gaze in awe at the breath-taking beauty of your surroundings, including the blue-and-gold onion-top domes of the famous Cathedral of the Assumption.
  • Full-day tour to Sergiev Posad from Moscow
  • See the 14th-century Troitse-Sergiev Monastery with an expert guide
  • Visit Trinity Cathedral, Chapel-at-the-Well and the Refectory Church of St Sergius
  • Admire the Russian Orthodox architecture of the Cathedral of the Assumption
  • Enjoy a climb up to the Bell Tower of the Troitse-Sergiev Monastery to see the oldest working bell in Russia, 2 tonnes weight.
  • Learn about Sergiev Posad’s spiritual and historical importance
  • Round-trip transport by comfortable coach included
Upon meeting your guide in Moscow at 09 am, hop aboard your comfortable coach for an approximately 2-hours drive to Sergiev Posad (also known as Zagorsk). Along the way, listen to commentary from your knowledgeable guide about the significance of the small town, established as a monastery around 1340 and re-opened as a museum after World War II.
When you arrive, walk through the gates of the walled Troitse-Sergiev Monastery and learn about the important role the site played in Russian history. Founded by St. Sergius, it was renowned as one of Russia’s greatest monasteries by the 15th century, but wasn’t established as a town until 1742.
Marvel at the beautiful Russian Orthodox design of Trinity Monastery of St Sergius (Trinity Cathedral) as you visit Sergiev Posad’s many churches and chapels – including the Refectory Church of St Sergius. Admire the stunning, whitewashed walls of the Cathedral of the Assumption with its gold, star-studded blue domes for which it is famous.
As you walk around, don’t be surprised to see bearded Orthodox priests in prayer and faithful pilgrims lighting candles in homage to their patron saint, St Sergius. Although the monastery of Sergiev Posad is centuries old, this centre of spirituality still thrives in present-day Russia, including a seminary located inside the complex.
Throughout the day, your guide will ensure breaks for lunch. After your tour, return by coach to nearby Moscow at around 17:00 pm.

 

Itinerary:

 09:00 - pick up from your centrally located Moscow hotel.

09:00 - 10:30 -  transfer from Moscow to Sergiev Posad

11:00 - 14:00 - Sergiev Posad and Trinity Lavra Monastery exploration - one of main and closest to Moscow Golden Ring town, being the oldest and most important centre of Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 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) - here you will see the stunning Moscow-baroque style interior which is considered to have one of the most beautiful carved iconostases in Russia. 

Climb up to the Bell Tower of the Monastery to see the oldest working bell in Russia, 2 tonnes weight.

14:00 - 15:00 - Lunch (own expense)

15:00 - transfer back to Moscow

Duration: 8 hours
Departure time: 09:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to the territory of Trinity Lavra Monastery with its Cathedrals
  • Entrance fee to Bell Tower of Trinity Lavra Monastery
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Food/drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Departure and Return

Departure point: Your centrally located Moscow hotel

Departure time: 09:00 am

Return details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 17:00 pm

Sights included in program

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Golden Ring : Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad is obviously a town that deserves a special visit. Despite incredible number of old towns in Moscow Region, Sergiev Posad is the only one of them that is always included in the famous Golden Ring excursions. The major point of attraction here is Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, the largest orthodox men's monastery in Russia. Read more
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