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Golden Ring tour to Holy Trinity Monastery in Sergiyev Posad

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Enjoy a pleasant one-day trip from Moscow to a 700 year old Holy Trinity Monastery founded by St Sergius, the most important center of pilgrimage and the biggest and most beautiful monastery. The 70 km ride to the town of Sergiyev Posad takes you through a lovely stretch of Russian countryside, dotted with colourful wooden cottages. The town's chief attraction is the Lavra, a fairy-tale of gold and azure onion domes of its Cathedrals. You will learn about the history of this holy place and its founding fathers, how it influenced the rulers of the country, safeguarded the Russian culture and authenticity in times of hardship. Feel the atmosphere, take a bite of ginger bread and a sip of kvass (local root beer) and take tons of beautiful pictures.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code Vatical style for men - long pants only, no shorts or open shoulders
- Dress code Vatican style for ladies - long pants or skirts, covered shoulders, shawl for head recommended
- Not allowed to take pictures of monks, priests or pilgrims without their permission
- Stroller accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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Stop At: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Sergiev Posad mkr, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia

The 70 km ride from Moscow to the town of Sergiyev Posad takes about 1,5 hours in a comfy vehicle. As you get further north, busy Moscow is left behind yielding to peaceful nature of the countryside.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Blinnaya Gora, Voznesenskaya, 19 corner with Sergiyevskaya, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia

From a high point (Blinnaya Gora hill) the Lavra, a fairy-tale of white fortress walls and tours crowned with gold and azure onion domes opens up for you.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Moscow Compound of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius Lavra, Troitskiy 2-I Lane, 6/9, Moscow 129090 Russia

Holy Trinity Monastery was founded by St Sergius in XIV century and grew into the most important center of pilgrimage and the biggest and most beautiful monastery of Russia.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Grave of Boris Godunov, Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra next to Assumption Cathedral, Sergiyev Posad Russia

Boris Godunov (of course you heard about this 'elected' tsar of XVI century) was not honoured to be buried in the Kremlin of Moscow. He and his family found their last resort in the Holy Trinity Laura.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Trinity Cathedral, Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, Sergiyev Posad Russia

One of the oldest cathedrals of Moscow region dates back to early XV century. It is the heart of the monastery where the holy relics of St Sergius rest in the silver shrine.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Refectory Church of St Sergius, Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, Sergiyev Posad Russia

In the monastery grounds you will see best examples of medieval Russian architecture. This baroque church and refectory strikes by its rich golden decore.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all tourists at hotel, apartment or other place of stay in Moscow within downtown, we can meet you at train station, river port, or a metro station of your choice.

Departure time:

8:30 AM

Duration:

6 hours

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Golden Ring tour to Holy Trinity Monastery in Sergiyev Posad
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Enjoy a pleasant one-day trip from Moscow to a 700 year old Holy Trinity Monastery founded by St Sergius, the most important center of pilgrimage and the biggest and most beautiful monastery. The 70 km ride to the town of Sergiyev Posad takes you through a lovely stretch of Russian countryside, dotted with colourful wooden cottages. The town's chief attraction is the Lavra, a fairy-tale of gold and azure onion domes of its Cathedrals. You will learn about the history of this holy place and its founding fathers, how it influenced the rulers of the country, safeguarded the Russian culture and authenticity in times of hardship. Feel the atmosphere, take a bite of ginger bread and a sip of kvass (local root beer) and take tons of beautiful pictures.

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$494

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