Sergiev Posad: Private Trip to the Pearl of the Golden Ring

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Sergiev Posad: Private Trip to the Pearl of the Golden Ring

From $200.42 per person

Discover one the most ancient towns in Russia and the spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy. Enjoy a private tour in a comfortable car to the picturesque city of Sergiev Posad, where you can learn more about Russian history and traditions.

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Duration 7 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
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Pickup included
Your guide will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO Heritage Site Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
  • Enjoy a personalized tour in a private car with a private knowlegeable guide
  • Drink holy water from the holy spring in the Lavra of St. Sergius
  • Explore a local market and try local products made in the monastery
  • Have lunch in a colorful and traditional Russian restaurant
Full description
The old and sacred Sergiev Posad is perfect for a day trip (just a 1.5-hour drive from Moscow). Your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel in the morning and invite you to a lovely day trip to this ancient town. On the way you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Russian countryside, with your personal guide telling you the history of Russia. The Golden Ring city of Sergiev Posad was founded in the 14th century, it is home to one of the largest and historically most important monasteries in Russia, and some of the country’s most famous painters lived and worked here, including notorious Andrey Rublev, the most renowned Medieval icon painter. You will also see the unique architectural ensemble of the monastery including the white stoned Trinity Cathedral, a masterpiece of Russian architecture and one of the oldest buildings preserved in the monastery. In addition you will visit the majestic Assumption Cathedral which was created by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. This monastery is an absolute must-see for those interested in Russian history, culture, religion and architecture. After having lunch in a traditional Russian cuisine restaurant, you can explore the local market before you head back to Moscow.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Private guide
  • Entrance fees to the monastery of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Please book the tour at least 3 days in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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Fue espectacular, el guía excelente, me explico todo a lo referente del monasterio, fue muy amable y me ayudó con compras en el lugar, y en el segundo paseo q incluía el tour me sentí super cómoda con su comentarios del lugar, muy agradecida a Sergio, de mi parte un super 10

September 6, 2019

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The tour was interesting because of the meaning of the place and Leonardo, our guide. Leonardo is a person with great knowledge who told us very pleasantly and answered all our questions and the treatment was unbeatable. Thanks for everything

July 10, 2019

October 5, 2019

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