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Private Day tour to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery (with roundtrip train) (9 hours)

During this tour you will be taken 70 km away from Moscow to Sergiev Posad - a small ancient Russian town of the Golden Ring - to visit Trinity Sergius Lavra (Monastery). You will have a guided tour throughout the territory of the monastery with visiting some of its temples, the sacristy and, of course, its main church - the Trinity Sergius Cathedral.

08:00 Transfer from your hotel to the railway station. A driver will wait for you at the lobby of your hotel or place where you stay. (OPTIONAL)

Please note that the check-in for Russian trains starts 30 minutes before departure. You must have your passport with you and present it at check-in.

09:20 Departure from Moscow to Sergiev Posad by high-speed train. The way to Sergiev Posad takes around 1h - 1h 20min. Stations are announced in Russian and English. Please be ready to get off in advance.

10:30 Meeting your English-speaking guide and the driver at the Sergiev Posad train station.

11:00 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.

13:00 Lunch (own expense)

14:00 Free time and shopping

15:30 Transfer back to Sergiev Posad train station.

16:00 Departure from Sergiev Posad to Moscow by high-speed train. The way to Moscow takes around 1h - 1h 20min.

17:20 Arrival in Moscow.

Transfer from the railway station to your hotel. A driver will wait for you next to your wagon. (OPTIONAL)

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 9 hours

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance in Sergiev Posad. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program in Sergiev Posad (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Roundtrip train tickets for the high-speed train
  • Private excursion with a local guide in Sergiev Posad
  • Entrance tickets to museums as per the programme
  • All taxes, fees and handling charge
Not included
  • Transfers in Moscow to/from the railway station.
  • Food / Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • The tour is available the whole year round starting on any day, but please take into account that the museum’s working hours and days-off vary so we reserve the right to change the itinerary while trying to save the excursion programme.
  • Some religious sights such as active monasteries require a specific dress code in order to be allowed to visit - for women a scarf to cover your head and a skirt covering your knees (no trousers); for men, no shorts and all headwear must be removed.

Sights included in program

Moscow : Golden Ring
One of the most fascinating regions in Russia is the famous 'Golden Ring' of cities to the northeast of Moscow. This ancient heart of Russia with its old whitewashed city walls and venerable onion-domed churches created the world's definition of medieval Rus. In this enchanted region - which has remained relatively untouched by tourist crowds - time stands still. The main currents of history ignored these cities, leaving towns such as Vladimir, S... Read more
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
The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road leading to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks. Read more

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Price for persons: 1 - 6

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get 5% discount and get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

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