10:00 Departure from the railway station.
12:00 Arrival to Sergiev Posad
Guided tour around the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra – this includes a visit to three of its churches:
Trinity Cathedral (1422) – a masterpiece of Russian architecture and the oldest surviving building inside the monastery. It is here that the relics of St Sergius are held. The cathedral’s ancient iconostasis also holds icons with were painted by Andrey Rublev and his pupils.
Dormition Cathedral (1559-1585) – built on the orders and using the donations of Ivan the Terrible taking the Moscow Kremlin’s Dormition Cathedral as an example.
St Sergius’ Church and Refectory (1686-1692) - here you will see the stunning Moscow-baroque style interior which is considered to have one of the most beautiful carved iconostases in Russia.
After the excursion, you will have an extra 2 hours to walk around the monastery and the city, have lunch and buy souvenirs. You can also visit the Museum of Toys which is located not far from the monastery.
18:00 departure from Sergiev Posad
20:00 Arrival to Yaroslavsky railway station.