The monastery of Sergiev Posad is the most beautiful and famous in Russia and is the home of the Russian Church. It is a combination of a fortress and a monastery, that was founded even before the city. Take a full day trip 75 km away from Moscow and listen to the history of the first matryoshka doll. You will enjoy this unforgettable place!
Sergiev Posad Private Tour From Moscow
Total tour price
Adults (age 15-99)
Youth (age 1-14)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration: 7 hours
Komsomolskaya metro station
Start with really outstanding metro station that shows three main wars in Russia.
Take a look at iconic mosaic works on the ceiling and try to figure out where disappeared the Stalin's face.
Tour of the city
Stroll around the old city along the small neat little houses and pretty streets.
Get ready to see the main sightseeing place in this wooden heart of Russia.
Stop for couple of minutes close to the Kelarskiy pond that was founded in 1552. You can prepare some bread and feed birds as many Russians do every day.
In winter time this place is used like a big ice rink and is full of kids.
The view of the Trinity Lavra
Take a photo of the unique monasteries complex included in the UNESCO World Heritage. The Trinity Lavra begins its history more than 700 years ago, founded by the widely revered Saint Sergei Radonezhsky.
Your guide will tell the whole story from the foundation of the first wooden church to our days.
The Assumption Cathedral
Discover the biggest church in Lavra inspired by Assumption cathedral in Kremlin. It was influenced by Ivan the Terrible who had a particular veneration for St. Sergius.
Admire the Bell Tower of the Trinity Lavra, 88 meters high, which is 11 meters more than the belfry of the Novodevichy Convent and 6 meters - the bell tower of Ivan the Great in the Moscow Kremlin.
The Trinity cathedral
Enter the oldest cathedral of the Lavra which was rebuilt exactly at the same place where first wooden church was founded.
Try to guess what year the cathedral was founded.
The relics of St.Sergius
Listen to the impressive story of Sergei Radonezhsky, who devoted himself to helping people.
Pilgrims from all over the world come here to show respect and ask for the important things. Touch the relics of the saint and make a wish.
Chapel over the Well
Take an empty bottle with you to try the holy water like many russians do.
You will see a whole line of pilgrims who came here to drink consecrated water, which according to faith can cleanse from sins.
Matryoshka factory (optional)
Get ready to create your own unique matryoshka doll in one of the best Russian schools.
Sergiev Posad is the ancient capital of these truly amazing souvenirs, that symbolise generations.
Russian traditional lunch
Try delicious borscht, in which the three main ingredients begin with B - beets, beef, beans. Enjoy traditional dumplings with all kinds of tastes - cabbage, potatoes, mushrooms, veal, sour cream, cherry.
Your guide will teach you how to wish you a pleasant appetite in Russian and treat yourself to dessert.
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