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.