Beyond Moscow: Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius & Sergiev Posad

Price
from 50 USD
Duration
6 hrs
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Beyond Moscow: Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius & Sergiev Posad

Welcome to the heart of Russian Orthodoxy - Sergiev Posad. These colorful domes make your eyes happy, while the inside of the monastery makes your soul elated. Explore this unique largest active men's monastery dating back to the XIV century. Learn the story of its creation, visit places hidden from commoners and get a unique chance to light a candle and say a little prayer for your loved ones.

       

Highlights
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  • Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Lavra
The Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Lavra is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery was founded in 1345 by one of Russia's most venerated saint Sergius of Radonezh. For centuries it has been an important center of the political and religious life of Russia, and up to this day draws scores of pilgrims from all over the world. 
5-7 hrs

Detailed Program

Time Description
Tour start time: 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
Choose your pick up time 

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. The guide will have a sign with your name on it.
Depart to Sergiev Posad. 

Depending on the traffic situation, the drive will take you from 1 to 2 hrs, depending on the day of the week and time of the day.


Sergiev Posad is a small town now far from Moscow which grew in the 15th century around one of the greatest Russian Monasteries founded by St. Sergius of Radonezh and is still one of the largest active monasteries in Russia. 
The monastery was granted the status of Lavra in the 18th century, which is the highest rank of a monastery and there are only two lavras in Russia (and three in Urkaine, which was part of Russia back then when the titles had been granted).
It is the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodoxy and one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles which took centuries to develop into its present state and grandeur.

  lunch-time You will be able to enjoy lunch a la carte (not included) in a local restaurant (Typical Russian) located close to the main entrance to the monastery in a family-run hotel.       
6 hours later Your tour will end at the location of your choosing - either back at your hotel or anywhere in the city where you desire to stay after the tour.
Book this tour
  • Professional English-, Spanish-, Italian-German- or French-speaking guide
  • Admissions to Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle according to program
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Surcharge for Portuguese-, Polish-, Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide:
    1-3 pax – 50% of total package cost 4+ pax – 30% of total package cost
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
  • You are welcome to request your desired tour start time.
  • Traffic situation is unpredictable during week-days but we will do our best to maximize the tour coverage.


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