Travel out of Moscow. Visit a small ancient Russian town.Explore how Russians live out of big cities.
I invite you to visit a historical ancient town in Moscow region and get to know how local people live in small towns of Russia.
Sergiev Posad grew in the 15th century around one of the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Trinity Lavra established by St. Sergius of Radonezh. The town status was granted to it in 1742. As the town's name, alluding to St. Sergius, had strong religious connotations, the Soviet authorities changed first to just Sergiev in 1919, and then to Zagorsk in 1930, in memory of the revolutionary Vladimir Zagorsky. The original name was restored in 1991. Population: 110, 900 (2010 Census preliminary results).
We start the tour with a visit to St. Sergius Holy Trinity Lavra which is summer residence of the Russian patriarch and the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church.
08:30Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel and drive to Sergiev Posad
10:30-12:00 Tour of the St. Sergius Holy Trinity Monastery
12:15-13:00 Russian Lunch in a monastery Refectory
13:00- 14:00 Visit the lake and local market
14:00- 15:00 Walking along Old Street to see old wooden houses
15:00-15:30 Visit to a wooden chapel with Holy Water
16:00 Start driving back to Moscow
17:00- 17:30 Back to Hotel
Tour duration: Full day
Tour cost: 350USD (including transportation)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Lobby of your hotel
End location: Lobby of your hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Private van included in the tour
A full day tour of Sergiev Posad, one hour drive out of Moscow. Transporation ( a car or a van) + guide service.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1500 RUB - souvenirs and meal
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Wonderful tour! Irina speaks English perfectly and is extremely knowledgeable. She is also very friendly. Every expectation was met and we will tour with Irina again when we return. Highly recommend!