Sergiev Posad and Holy Trinity Monastery tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and embark to the journey to Sergiev Posad town. Visit a spectacular UNESCO world heritage listed Holy Trinity monastery.
Enjoy charming local villages, nice local food and Matryoshka doll painting workshop

8 HOURS
FAMILY FRIENDLY
CHARMING LOCAL VILLAGES
LOCAL FOOD
LICENSED GUIDE
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Your experience

This tour is one of the most popular countryside tours, as well as being an important and historical tour.  Sergiev Posad, outside of Moscow, is a marvel, a delight, a sight for sore eyes.  It’s a city in Russia northeast of Moscow, part of the Golden Ring cluster of ancient towns, most well-known for the 14th-century Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, a monastery complex.

The Monastery dates back to 1340 and is an astonishing piece of architecture and incredible blue and gold ‘onion-like’  domes. One can literally spend hours walking around, marvelling at the museum, gasping at the art and the sights.

Your tour will include pick up and drop off at your hotel with transport to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoying the Russian countryside and open spaces along the way.  You will travel by car, and a car journey in Russia is an experience on its own and your guide will point out all the marvels to you along the way.

Once in Sergiev Posad, you won’t know which way to look first.  Lucky, you have a good guide! The entire complex includes a number of unique buildings, the Holy Trinity Church and the Bell Tower, and of course, the story of Sergei Radonezhsky. 

This tour is an impressive one.  Whether you know Russian history or not, you will be in awe of the sights and the stories, the scale and the beauty.  You will also be in awe of all the pilgrims who have travelled from around the world to come to this spiritual sight, to drink the Holy water and to touch the relics of the Saints.  Marvel at the gold and silver shrines, and of course, the ancient Russian Paintings.

Private tour prices

1-4 people
599 USD per group
5-7 people
699 USD per group
8-10 people
849 USD per group
11-14 people
899 USD per group
15-18 people
999 USD per group
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Larger groups can be catered for of up to 25 people and families with small children or babies are very welcome. Please contact us if you would like to discuss details for a larger group booking.

Where we’ll go

St Sergius Monastery

Founded in 1340, this monastery is famous for its blue and gold ‘onion’ shaped domes. An iconic and magnificent sight.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

An important temple of the 15th century with stunning golden domes!

Assumption Cathedral

This magnificent temple was built by Ivan the Terrible order

St Sergius Church and Refectory

Rich and majestic in architecture and artefacts, St .Sergius church will move you.

Monastery Bell Tower

This is the tallest Bell Tower in all of Russia, it still works, and hopefully your timing will coincide with the tolling of the bells

Russian lunch

Enjoy lunch at the café, which is a locals favourite and sample Russian and Ukrainian dumplings with various fillings

Matryoshka painting workshop

We all love these Russian dolls. Learn how to paint your own!

Souvenir Market

No tour is complete with a trip to a Russian souvenir market. You could buy all your presents here. Fabulous selection of Russian dolls.

Itinerary Details

St Sergius Monastery

Founded in 1340, this monastery is famous for its blue and gold ‘onion’ shaped domes. An iconic and magnificent sight.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

An important temple of the 15th century with stunning golden domes!

Assumption Cathedral

This cathedral was built by the order of Ivan the Terrible. Your guide will show you the perfect spots for excellent photographs.

St Sergius Church and Refectory

Rich and majestic in architecture and artefacts, St .Sergius will move you.

Monastery Bell Tower

This is the tallest Bell Tower in all of Russia, it still works, and hopefully your timing will coincide with the tolling of the bells.

Russian lunch

Enjoy lunch at the café, which is a locals favourite and sample Russian and Ukrainian dumplings with various fillings

Matryoshka painting workshop

We all love these Russian dolls. Learn how to paint your own!

Local souvenir market

No tour is complete with a trip to a Russian souvenir market. You could buy all your presents here. Fabulous selection of Russian dolls.

What’s Included

TRANSPORT – Your guide will pick you up at your centrally located hotel
EXPERIENCED GUIDE – Full guiding, attentive service and commentary throughout the tour
PRIVATE SERVICE – This tour is provided for your group only
ENTRANCE FEES – tickets to the museum and matryoshka painting workshop

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

A traditional Russian lunch

Anton took my partner and me on a fantastic tour to Sergeev Posad. We saw terrific churches and monasteries. We sampled great local food, and we even painted our dolls (matryoshka). It was an unforgettable experience. Anton was both informative and friendly, he knows a lot about the culture and the history of Russia, and he will answer all your questions.

Anitta Gonzalez

Monterrey, Mexico
October 2019
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FAQ

DO YOU OPERATE THIS TOUR DAILY?


We operate the Sergiev Posad and Holy Trinity Monastery tour every day of the week

HOW MUCH TIME IN ADVANCE SHALL I BOOK?


We recommend booking this tour 15 days in advance during the high season (May-September and Christmas – New Year). For another time of the year, it’s better to book a week in advance.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions unless it is unsafe to do so. In this case you can reschedule your tour date. Except for unavoidable circumstances the following timeframes will apply regarding cancellations.
Less than 14 days prior to day of departure – 50% cancellation charge
Greater than 14 days – – 30% cancellation charge

HOW MANY GUESTS CAN YOU CATER FOR?

We cater for groups of all sizes from solo travellers in Moscow to couples, families and groups. This tour can be delivered for groups up to 25 people and even larger if at least 14 days notice is provided.

ARE CHILDREN WELCOME ON TOURS?

Yes, 100%. We will happily look after families with children of any age

WHO DOES YOUR MOSCOW GUIDE WORK WITH?

We proudly work with many wonderful guests from European and Asian countries, the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa and and many more. We work with solo travelers, couples, families, senior travellers, cruise ship passengers and corporate groups and all our guests enjoy the kind of attentive and caring service that has given us unequaled ratings in Moscow. We are very understanding of travellers with special needs such as parents with young children and seniors with reduced mobility.

WHERE WILL YOU PICK UP/DROP OFF FOR OUR MOSCOW TOURS?

We can pick up and drop off at any location in and around Moscow. This can be your hotel, AirBnB, airport, cruise ship terminal and can also be outside of Moscow if enough notice is provided. Charges may apply for excess luggage or for locations outside of the city. Enter your pick up details in the booking form or just send an email with details if they are unknown still.

CAN I CHOOSE A DIFFERENT VEHICLE?

Yes, absolutely. Although all vehicles will be modern our whole philosophy is to cater to our clients exact needs so if you would prefer to tour in something more exotic like Mercedes S-Class or a luxury minivan, then just let us know and arrangements will be made. Note that costs for this service will be factored into tour pricing.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON THE DAY?

You should have with you comfortable walking shoes, a rain jacket, a hat and something warm in case of weather changes.
A scarf for ladies is always appreciated. A camera is recommended as well as some local currency for lunch or other purchases.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN MOSCOW?

Always a hard questions to answer. We would love for you to stay for as long as you can to enjoy Moscow. We would suggest that a minimum of 3 days would be needed to see Moscow properly. This would allow for one day tour to the countryside plus some time to see the city sights. If you stay for 5 nights or longer that would be ideal.

Visa support

If you need a visa to visit Russia for travel purposes please leave all your worries to us. All we need is your passport information.

You will then be able to use this voucher to apply for a Russian visa in your country.
Our price for visa support travel vouchers is 30 USD per traveller. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Transfers

If you are looking for reliable and safe transfers in Moscow, we can also provide these for you!

We can arrange private vehicles for any number of travellers.

You can also select the class of the vehicle (standard – business – luxury) or the vehicle type (taxi, mini-van, van, shuttle, bus etc).

Transfer rates for a mini-van (up to 7 passengers with luggage):

From/To any Moscow airport – 79 USD one way
From/To any Moscow train station – 59 USD each way

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Refund policy

100%
Cancellation 30 or more days before start of the tour
50%
Cancellation from 7 to 30 days before start