Sergiyev Posad grew in the 15th century around one of the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Trinity Lavra. It was established by St. Sergius of Radonezh and it is still one of the largest monasteries in Russia and the temporary residence of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
At 10.00 AM, our driver and representative will pick you up to depart for Sergiev Posad by car or mini-van.
Sergiev Posad is located about 2 hours from Moscow. Arrival in Sergiev Posad.
Considered by some to be the Russian Vatican, Sergiev Posad is the temporary residence of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. Our tour starts with the Trinity St. Sergius Monastery (Lavra), built in the first half of the 1340s by the son of Rostov Boyar, Sergius of Radonezh, who remains one the most venerated saints in Russia. The monastery includes more than fifty edifices constructed by Moscow, Pskov and Yaroslavl craftsmen. In 1993 it was entered into the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. The History and Art museum within the walls of the monastery contains a rich collection of old Russian paintings and various works of art dating from the 14th thru 17th centuries. The collection includes over 120,000 items: ancient icons, medieval manuscripts and old printed books, icon and ornamental embroideries, church utensils, articles of gold and silver, paintings, engravings, folk and contemporary art. Sergiev Posad is also famous for being home to the world's first matryoshka doll.
Lunch at the local restaurant (included).
At around 3:00 PM, you will set back to Moscow.
These sights are included into the standard package:
The monastery was built in the first half of the 1340s by the son of Rostov Boyar, Sergius of Radonezh, who remains one the most venerated saints in Russia. The monastery includes more than fifty edifices constructed by Moscow, Pskov and Yaroslavl craftsmen. In 1993 it was entered into the UNESCO list of the World Cultural Heritage.
|3 - 4||$235|
|5 - 6||$194|
Prices do not include
To inquire about group rates, please contact us.
Tour dates are flexible. Tours can be customized to your taste. We can include additional excursions or performances at your request.
To book a tour, a 30% deposit is required at the time of booking. The trip must be fully paid 31 days before departure.
61 or more days before departure - a fee equal to 15% of the entire package will be charged.
60-15 days before departure - a fee equal to 30% of the entire package will be charged.
14 days or less before departure or no-show - a fee equal to 100% of the package will be charged.
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