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Sergiyev Posad Day Trip (small group tour) (6 hours)

Explore one of the most important centers of the Russian Orthodox Church with this trip to Sergiyev Posad. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered the “Russian Vatican,” this city is home to the Technological Institute, Pilgrimage Center, and blue-domed Assumption Cathedral.

Sergiyev Posad is 1 of 8 cities in northeast Russia's “golden ring” of towns that were instrumental in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. The town is one of Russia's most picturesque and is often compared to an open-air museum due to the many Kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals, and churches that dominate its skyline.

One of the most prominent features is the stunning Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, Russia's most important monastery and a spiritual center. Explore its famous blue domes as well as the main dome, which was covered in gold by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate a wartime victory. Learn about the monastery and the town's incredible history from your knowledgeable local guide.

  • Trip to city often referred to as the “Russian Vatican”

  • Beautiful skyline of towers & blue onion domes

  • Fascinating history as part of the “golden circle” of cities

  • UNESCO-listed monastery Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius

  • Local guide to explain the town's incredible history

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 6 hours
Departure time: 09:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Guided tour of Sergiyev Posad

  • Admission fees
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Moscow hotel

Additional info
  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

Sights included in program

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


Hello! I apologize for waiting so long to respond; when I arrived back home in America, it was the Christmas and New Year's holiday season, and I am finally able to catch up with my correspondence. My tour guides in Moscow were truly OUTSTANDING. Elena who gave me my tour of The Kremlin was a true Russian scholar who spoke perfect English, and she taught me so much about your wonderful nation's history and culture that I now want to return to Moscow to take another tour from her and learn and see even more fascinating things. Lena who gave me my tour of Sergiev Posad was so kind and shared with me stories of her childhood that helped me to understand how a typical Russian person grew up, which intrigued me because I always wondered about whether the people of our nations were more similar than different, and she confirmed my theory that we are much more similar than different. Sveti who took me to my AK47 tour was an absolute pleasure to meet; she gave me good suggestions on local nightclubs and restaurants to help me have a wonderful time in Moscow, and we continue to be friends on Facebook. Would you be so kind as to give my email address to Irina as well? I would love to convey to her how meaningful her tours were for me, how much I learned from them, and how her tours helped me have the most valuable vacation experience I have ever had in terms of having a good time and learning so much about a nation whose people and politics have fascinated me almost my entire life.

Cynthia, USA   20 Jan 2015

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