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Private Tour: Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow

Experience real Russian spirit of one of Russia's most popular places with your private local guide.

Explore one of Golden-Ring cities on this 8-hour Sergiev Posad tour from Moscow. Visit the churches and cathedrals as well as tour the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. Enjoy multiple museums and try a glass of kvas (Russian bread brew) and some flavorful bread from a local pastry shop (food not included in tour).

Slow down to take in the views of cathedrals and peek behind the scenes on this history and culture tour. Your friendly local guide will help you navigate the bustling places and provide all the most fun facts and stories about Sergiev Posad, Russia, Russian people and mentality, culture and traditions.

Check out Matryoshka Museum and Museum of Toys which are as fun as they sounds (optional). Finish the tour with a perfect photo-op at the lake, flip a coin and make a wish.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All taxes
    • Private tour
    • Friendly local guide
    • Multiple Start times available
    • Customized itinerary
    • Flexibility during the tour
    • Iconic places for photo shoots
    • Meeting in the hotel
    • Expert local advice on where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Train tickets to Sergiev Posad and back to Moscow
    • Entrance fee to the cathedrals in Sergiev Posad
    • Entry/Admission - Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve
    • Entry/Admission - The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
    • Entry/Admission - Trinity Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of the Assumption
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees to Matryoshka Museum or Museum of Toys (if you wish to visit them)
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex “Konny Dvor”
    • Entry/Admission - Pavlovsky Posad Museum of Art and History
    • Entry/Admission - Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve, Krasnoi Army Ave., 144, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia

    This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at about 8am, and discuss the tour itinerary and timing with you at the beginning of the tour.

    8.30am Avoid traffic and get a deeper understanding of Russian realities by taking a local train or bus with your tour guide. Listen to your guide's interesting stories on the way to Sergiev Posad.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Sergiev Posad mkr, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia

    10am Get ready for centuries-old churches, antique frescoes, mosaics, an abundance of golden and silver ornaments, onion shaped domes, impressive interior with gold gilded altar, and royal door panels, picturesque gates and massive walls. This is a must-see when you’re in Russia. Just being next to the building that was built in the 11th century is simply mind-blowing.

    11am Walk down Sergiev Posad's boulevards lined with charming old wooden houses made in a simple old Russian style, and appreciate calmness by the lake with a glass of kvas (Russian bread brew) and flavorful bread from a local pastry shop. Founded almost 680 years ago - 1337 - Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the spiritual center of Russian Orthodox Church: Trinity-Sergius Monastery is ranked as one of the four most noteworthy religious communities in Russia. 

    12pm Break for lunch

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Trinity Cathedral, Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, Sergiyev Posad Russia

    1pm There are a few houses of worship in the complex: from the early medieval to the later eighteenth century ones. You will see Trinity Cathedral (1420).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cathedral of the Assumption, Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, Sergiyev Posad Russia

    See Assumption Cathedral (1585), baroque bell tower Chapel-at-the-Well (1770). The height of the bell tower is 88 meters which is 11 meters higher than the belfry of Novodevichy Convent and 6 meters higher than Ivan the Great Bell in the Moscow Kremlin. 

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Museum Complex “Konny Dvor”, 1 Udarnoj Armii St., 2, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia

    1.30pm The museum complex "Konny Dvor," built in 1790,  features the permanent exhibition of ancient history of the city of Sergiev Posad, Russian Folk and Decorative Art, the Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pavlovsky Posad Museum of Art and History, Pokrovskaya Bolshaya ul., d. 38, Pavlovsky Posad 142500 Russia

    2pm Have a look at local souvenirs, which are generally cheaper than those in Moscow at the Matryoshka Museum and the Museum of Toys. Matryoshka was invented in Sergiev Posad, so this is the epicenter of souvenir production in Russia.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo, Muzeynaya Street, 1, Abramtsevo 141352 Russia

    Take an optional tour of the lovely Abramtsevo Royal Estate,which was first mentioned in 16th century and belonged to a Russian millionaire and art connoisseur Savva Mamonov and was the heart of bohemian Russian elite in the 19th-century.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo, Muzeynaya Street, 1, Abramtsevo 141352 Russia

    Enjoy the excellence and peacefulness of the cloisters and encompassing nature, listen to the stories about the notorious houses of worship, watch the monks go about their everyday schedule. Feel the quietness, virtue and sacredness of the spot, appreciate the atmosphere and holy water, take in the views of the medieval structures and surroundings at a comfortable pace.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow-City, Presnenskaya Embankment Presnensky District, Moscow Russia

    2.30pm Train/bus back to Moscow

    4pm Back at your hotel

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest. There'll be an extra charge for meeting you at port, train station or airport.You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via emailPorts
    • North River Terminal (Moscow)
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please indicate your preferred start time in the comments when booking
    • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P16

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