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Sergiev Posad – Private Tour

Join us for an unforgettable tour to visit Sergiev Posad!

The Sergiev Posad private day tour is the option for you if you’re tired of big-city life in Moscow and are ready for a totally different experience!

You will board a commuter train in Moscow and will then be on your way to discover the culture of Russia, as well as the unique countryside. You should definitely consider this one day excursion if you want to have the opportunity to visit Trinity Lavra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course, you’ll also discover the Golden Ring of Russia. After the outing, you’ll be able to share many one-of-a-kind cultural experiences.

Tour highlights

  • The Square of Three Railway Stations
  • Observation platform with a view of Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Assumption Cathedral
  • Holy Water Fountain
  • Local bakery with pies made inside the monastery

Tour details

Trinity Lavra is a major religious center in the country of Russia and is located on the Golden Ring. This is the perfect option for those wishing to learn some lesser known facts about Russia and to explore something other than the overwhelming capital of Moscow.

Visiting the Sergiev Posad is more than just visiting a monastery. Your personal guide will help you experience the Golden Ring of Russia firsthand and you will discover things about Russian culture that your guide book won’t tell you.  

For example, did you know that Sergiev Posad is the birthplace of the world famous matryoshka doll? What’s more is that you can learn to paint your own matryoshka doll upon request. Or, for those not as artistic, you can purchase a few matryoshka souvenirs or rare nesting dolls during your visit. Afraid that you may get scammed by the local merchants? Worry not! Your guide will help you negotiate the best price when purchasing your very own matryoshka doll.

Our guide will tell you all you want to know about the Holy Trinity Cathedral and the St. Sergius Lavra. If you want, you can book a private tour for a much more personalized approach.

In addition to discovering the wonders of this unique religious destination, you will also learn about life in small Russian towns, which surely is different from how you live back home.

This major religious center was founded in the 14th century, at it was Russia’s first monastery. Your guide will share many legends about the monastery and those who came there to seek shelter.

You will get an opportunity to visit one of the beautiful Golden Ring cities by taking part in this tour. The city you’ll visit is the closest one to Moscow. There is also a bakery that sells pies that are produced inside the monastery itself. In addition, this will be your opportunity to taste some holy water.


Book Now to Guarantee Your Spot!

Spaces are limited, so book early to reserve your spot! This private guided tour of the Golden Ring is an experience you definitely don’t want to miss. In addition to visiting a UNESCO site, you will also come home with extensive knowledge about religion and small town life in Russia. You will return from this tour with superb photos of the Trinity Lavra that will surely make all your friends jealous. The Sergiev Posad day trip is one that will surely make you fall in love with Russian culture, if you haven’t already done so.

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Activity details


7 hours

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English, Deutsch, Russian



What is included:

  • Personal guide
  • Pick up & Drop off services

What is extra:

  • $20 for an additional traveler
  • Any personal expenses
  • Public transport

Important information:

  • Tour out of town by commuter train.

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Tour's price: 275$

(Duration: 7 hours)

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ReviewsSergiev Posad – Private Tour


Jun 18, 2018

We had an amazing day with Victoria going out to Sergiev Posad. We had seen Russian Orthodox cathedrals all over St. Petersburg and Moscow, so to go to the heart of the faith was very enlightening. We were fortunate to have a local guide who was studying at the monastic school and he was definitely passionate about the monestary. It was a wonderful balance to our day in the center of Moscow. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see more of Russian life and culture.

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