Largest monastery of Russia and countryside
Don't miss an opportunity to break out of the city's hustle and bustle and spend a day travelling through Russian countryside and watching a local life and resting your eyes on our boundless forests and fields.
We don't need to drive too far, just 70 miles northward of Moscow where the town of Sergiev Posad located. It's famous for the most sacred and largest monastery in Russia, St. Sergius Holy Trinity Lavra.
The monastery was founded in the mid-14th century and its actual brotherhood is close to 300 monks. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it's a true citadel of harmony and beauty!
Drive to Sergiev Posad is 1 or 1. 5 hour one way, and we are able to stop on the way to take a look at an ordinary village where locals live all year around. Visit to the Lavra takes about two hours and after some free time for you to have a lunch and buy souvenirs at local market we go back to Moscow.
If time allows, on the way back we can make a stop near the Soviet-era VDNkh Park to take a short walk around it.
9. 00 Meeting at hotel
Drive to Sergiev Posad via countryside
Photo stop in local village
Arrival in Sergiev Posad
Holy Trinity Lavra tour (inside)
Free time for lunch and souvenirs
Drive back to Moscow
16. 30 Return to hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will come with a driver to pick you up from your hotel or another place of your choice in the city.
End location: I'll deliver you back to your hotel or any other place in the downtown upon your wish.
Duration: 7 hours
Duration of the tour may vary from 6 to 8 hours depending on traffic, individual pace and interests.
I cooperate with professional drivers whom I know for years. Vehicle's type depends on number of passangers, most often I use a Viano Mercedes or similar to drive up to 5 people and minivan for a larger group.
My service as private guide, full time vehicle, excursion fee to the Lavra, bottle of water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
800 Rub - Some money to pay your lunch and drinks, depending on what you wish to have
490 Rub - admission to St. Sergius Trinity Lavra
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Svetlana is a superb guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about history, art, music, literature, culture, and has traveled herself extensively. She has a delightful personality, is full of energy and makes everything come alive. Her English is completely fluent. She is by far one of the best guides we have had in our 30 years of international travel. Everything went so smoothly. Svetlana really understood what we wanted from our time in Moscow and tailored our time together to meet our requests.