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Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius Tour provided by SMART Moscow Day Tours

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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Duration:
10h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Head to Sergiev Posad, one of Russia’s famous Golden Ring towns, on a private day trip from Moscow! With a private guide at your side, explore the UNESCO-listed Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius – one of the country’s A-list attractions. Often said to be Russia’s answer to the Vatican, the working monastery is more akin to a town in its own right with cathedrals, churches and lavish artwork by the medieval painter Andrei Rubylov. See the best of it with your private guide and hear all the history, too.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Leave your central Moscow hotel by luxury minibus, and then travel northeast out of the city to the visit the famous Golden Ring – a series of charming, medieval fortified cities and towns. Built just after the death of the Grand Prince Vladimir, the towns attracted power and wealth from Moscow – leading them to be called, collectively, the Golden Ring. The nearest Golden Ring town to Moscow is Sergiev Posad, just an hour’s drive from the capital. Like many medieval Russian settlements, the town took its name from a saint, and in this case it was St Sergius of Radonezh – the country’s patron saint and the man who founded the town’s 14th-century Orthodox monastery. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius is an active monastery to this day, and you’ll see many of its resident monks while exploring inside. A complex of different churches and buildings that stretch around the town, the monastery is colossal in terms of its size, history and religious significance; the name ‘Lavra’ denotes the highest rank of Orthodox monasteries in Russia. Learn about St Sergius, who changed from hermit to saint, and see his silver shrine surrounded by the artwork of legendary medieval painter Andrei Rublev. After a break for lunch in town (own expense), continue sightseeing around the complex, exploring its ramparts and churches. Hear tales of the Lavra’s history, when it became embroiled in controversy during wars with the Mongolians and Polish, and see incredible cathedrals such as the Cathedral of the Assumption with its eye-catching façade. After exploring the site with your guide, return to your minibus and head back to Moscow. Your tour finishes in the early evening at your Moscow hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Leave your central Moscow hotel by luxury minibus, and then travel northeast out of the city to the visit the famous Golden Ring – a series of charming, medieval fortified cities and towns. Built just after the death of the Grand Prince Vladimir, the towns attracted power and wealth from Moscow – leading them to be called, collectively, the Golden Ring. The nearest Golden Ring town to Moscow is Sergiev Posad, just an hour’s drive from the capital. Like many medieval Russian settlements, the town took its name from a saint, and in this case it was St Sergius of Radonezh – the country’s patron saint and the man who founded the town’s 14th-century Orthodox monastery. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius is an active monastery to this day, and you’ll see many of its resident monks while exploring inside. A complex of different churches and buildings that stretch around the town, the monastery is colossal in terms of its size, history and religious significance; the name ‘Lavra’ denotes the highest rank of Orthodox monasteries in Russia. Learn about St Sergius, who changed from hermit to saint, and see his silver shrine surrounded by the artwork of legendary medieval painter Andrei Rublev. After a break for lunch in town (own expense), continue sightseeing around the complex, exploring its ramparts and churches. Hear tales of the Lavra’s history, when it became embroiled in controversy during wars with the Mongolians and Polish, and see incredible cathedrals such as the Cathedral of the Assumption with its eye-catching façade. After exploring the site with your guide, return to your minibus and head back to Moscow. Your tour finishes in the early evening at your Moscow hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5946POSAD
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your centrally located Moscow hotel Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 2-4pm
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your centrally located Moscow hotel Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 2-4pm
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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La visite de ce Vatican orthodoxe est incroyable, les cathédrales se touchent en exposant leur dômes d’or dans le ciel, fantasmagorique. .
On y croise des popes en pleine action, une visite vraiment magnifique
Written May 21, 2019
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