Guided tour

Moscow: An Evening at the Monastery with Dinner

4.5 / 5

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Moscow: An Evening at the Monastery with Dinner

From US$ 84.31 per person

Spend an evening and dine in a 700 years old monastery, in the heart of Moscow. Climb the bell tower to enjoy the sunset falling on Moscow's rooftops. Enjoy a traditional Russian dinner in the monks' refectory, in a sublime and mystical environment.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit a 700 old monastery, right in the heart of Moscow
  • Climb the bell tower to see the sunset on Moscow's rooftops
  • Enjoy a traditional Russian meal in the monks' refectory
  • See the world only ceramic iconostasis
Full description
Spend an evening in this mythical place marked by the steps of Vasily the third, Peter the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. Your guide will detail the history of the monastery and share anecdotes fuelled by centuries of rich history. On your way to the bell tower, you will encounter the world's only ceramic iconostasis. On top of the bell tower, enjoy the sunset illuminating Moscow's rooftops. After the visit, you will sit down at the monk's table in the refectory. There, under the magnificent painted dome, you will enjoy a traditional Russian dinner with soups, salads, stew, and bread. All freshly baked within the monastery walls.
  • Guided visit of the monastery in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, or Russian
  • Traditional Russian dinner made out of fresh products prepared in the monastery
  • Any personal purchases
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance gate of the monastery. The exact address will be communicated after booking.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  •  You must climb up narrow stairs to reach the top of the bell tower
  •  This is an active place of worship, women will be asked to cover their hairs and shoulders with a shawl (provided on location) and both women and men should have their legs covered (no skirts or shorts)
  •  Please make any dietary restrictions known before the tour
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4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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An evening "different" from the schemes .... a wonderful Monastery open only for us (after the Faithful had gone), an expert and very competent guide, who showed us all the spaces that can be visited, also explaining many things that we did not know about the Orthodox Christian doctrine. In the end an exclusive dinner, all for us (excellent among other things) in the refectory of the Confratelli. Absolutely not to be missed.

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August 16, 2019

Dinner in the monks' refectory will remain an excellent memory. For the visit, the explanations were clear and precise.

September 27, 2019

The experience is great. The history of the place is interesting. The views from the bell tower, over the illuminated city, are stunning. The dinner, of Russian food, is plentiful and excellent. Highly recommended

August 16, 2019

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