Sergiev Posad: Discover Russian City Origins & Histories

•Sergiev Posad is home to the Trinity Lavra - the main monastery in Russia - and
is a must-see sight near Moscow.
•During the excursion, you will learn about the life of the founder of the
monastery - St Sergius of Radonezh, one of the most revered Russian saints;
about the history of the monastery associated with key events in Russian history
and about other well-known figures of the Russian Orthodox Church and the
Russian state connected with Sergiev Posad.
•Enjoy picturesque sceneries and unique architecture.

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Description

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. (Moscow)

What is included

•Entrance fees
•Professional licensed guide
•Transportation (by a local train)

What is excluded

•Food and drinks
•Gratuities (optional)
•Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Tour program
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1. Private tour itinerary for Sergiev Posad: Discover Russian City Origins & Histories

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.

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for 5 persons: 250 USD
Additional people: 0 USD for each person
Maximum participants: 10
Total price: 250.00 USD

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