Private Tour: Trip To Sergiev Posad From Moscow

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8am unless otherwise specified in the Special Requirements box Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    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, .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel in Moscow or any place in the center of Moscow
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience real Russian spirit of one of Russia's most popular places with your private local guide.
Exploreone 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 andpeek behind the scenes on this history and culture tour. Yourfriendly 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 outMatryoshka 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.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central 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 storieson the way to Sergiev Posad.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central 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 youre 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, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central 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, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central Russia

See Assumption cathedral (1585), baroque bell towerChapel-at-the-Well (1770). Theheight of the bell tower is 88 meters which is 11 meters higherthan 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, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central Russia

1.30pm The museum complex "Konny Dvor," built in 1790,features the permanent exhibitionof 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, Pavlovsky Posad, Moscow Oblast, Central 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, Abramtsevo, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central 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 heartof bohemian Russian elite in the 19th-century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Abramtsevo Estate-Museum, Abramtsevo, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central Russia

Enjoy the excellence and peacefulnessof 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, Moscow, Central Russia

2.30pm Train/bus back to Moscow
4pm Back at your hotel

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

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

Entry/Admission - Abramtsevo Estate-Museum

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Aug-2017

    Sergiev Posad is a great place. Our tour guide was not. She gave us a brief intro before entering, and that was all. No explanations, or pointing out buildings, not even names or history. She and the driver just walked ahead this was a private tour and in several occasions could not answer our questions about places or things and said she will Google it. They were speeding around the place, not waiting for us and not giving any explanation. We learnt a lot of info from listening to other tour's guides. On our way there, from departure till we got to the parking place she did not say a word, unless we ask about landmarks we saw. On our way back, our guide slept the whole trip. According to their own saying, they were clubbing till 3 am. The driver had to fight sleep and fatigue in order to keep driving. But she was the only one to be nice and civilized to us. We paid a lot for this tour in order to receive a good service. We did not. Expensive tour. Cheap service.

  • 08-Jun-2017

    Beautiful monastery and churches, about 1 1/2 hour train ride from Moscow. Our guide Lena was very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended after you've seen Moscow.

  • 27-Oct-2016

    Great view, great guide.

  • 27-Sep-2016

    Good to have a knowledgeable Russian companion for this trip.

  • 14-Sep-2016

    Sergiev Posan is a beautiful city outside Moscow. My guide Angelina was very professional and guided me through the city and eveything that it had to offer.