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8 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Moscow: Sightsee At The Sergiev Posad Monastery


Culture Tour
History Tour
Sightsee at the Sergiev Posad Monastery

Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius


Get ready to create your own unique matryoshka doll at the finest Russian school, enjoy traditional dumplings and pay visits to famous monasteries and historic landmarks (Bell Tower, Trinity Cathedral etc.) at this city on this special Russian tour. 

DAY 01

8 hours tour itinerary

  • Start with a really outstanding metro station that shows three main wars in Russia. Take a look at iconic mosaic works on the ceiling and try to figure out where Stalin's face disappeared. 

  • Stroll around the old city along the small neat little houses and pretty streets. Get ready to see the main sightseeing place in this wooden heart of Russia. Stop for a couple of minutes close to the Kelarskiy pond that was founded in 1552. You can prepare some bread and feed the birds as many Russians do every day. In the winter time, this place is used as a big ice rink and is full of kids.

  • Take a photo of the unique monasteries complex included in the UNESCO World Heritage. The Trinity Lavra begins its history more than 700 years ago, founded by the widely revered Saint Sergei Radonezhsky. Your Russian guide will tell the whole story from the foundation of the first wooden church to our days.

  • Discover the biggest church in Lavra inspired by Assumption Cathedral in Kremlin. 

  • Admire the Bell Tower of the Trinity Lavra, 88 meters high, which is 11 meters more than the belfry of the Novodevichy Convent and 6 meters -the bell tower of Ivan the Great in the Moscow Kremlin.

  • Enter the oldest cathedral of the Lavra which was rebuilt exactly at the same place where the first wooden church was founded. Try to guess what year the cathedral was founded.

  • Listen to the impressive story of Sergei Radonezhsky, who devoted himself to help people. Touch the relics of the saint and make a wish. Take an empty bottle with you to try the holy water as many Russians do.

  • Get ready to create your own unique Matryoshka doll in one of the best Russian schools. 

  • And finally, try the delicious borsch, in which the three main ingredients begin with B - beets, beef, beans. Enjoy the traditional dumplings with all kinds of tastes - cabbage, potatoes, mushrooms, veal, sour cream, cherry. 

Your memory-list:

  • Komsomolskaya metro station.

  • Kelarskiy pond.

  • The view of the Trinity Lavra.

  • The Assumption Cathedral.

  • The tallest bell tower in Russia.

  • The Trinity Cathedral.

  • The relics of St. Sergius.

  • Chapel over Well.

  • Matryoshka factory.

  • Pancake mountain.

  • 148 USD Per Adult
  • 180 USD Per Group (* 2 people)
  • 220 USD Per Group (* 4 people)
  • 260 USD Per Group (* 5 people)
  • Entrance tickets (according to the schedule).

  • Metro and train ride.

  • Private Moscow (Russian) guide.

  • Flexible itinerary.

  • Meeting in the hotel lobby.

  • A small present.

  • Any personal expenses.

  • If you need a taxi, use Uber and pay in advance from the card, this will help you to avoid extra payment.

  • I work in all the weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

  • Please let me know what time do you want to start. 

  • Take a camera with you for the great photos.

  • The monastery of Sergiev Posad is the most beautiful and famous in Russia and is the home of the Russian Church. It is a combination of a fortress and a monastery, that was founded even before the city. Take a full day trip 75 km away from Moscow and listen to the history of the first matryoshka doll. You will enjoy this unforgettable place!


Culture Tour
History Tour

Contributed By

Julia Koval

starting from
USD 148
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 10:00 hours.

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