Enjoy a private tour with a premium business car to the Golden Ring town of Sergiev Posad. The goal of this tour is the famous Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius Monastery, the very heart of Russian Orthodox Church.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in the early morning, at 07:00, and then set off for a full-day trip to the countryside trip. You will drive for around 100 kilometers towards the town of Sergiev Posad, one of the Golden Ring towns.
First you will visit a famous Russian Orthodox retreat temple called Chernigov Skit for early morning church service. After the service you will continue to St Sergius Monastery, and walk around visiting 16th-century temples, with a chance to look at the famous paintings of Andrey Rublyov, and learn about Russian history. On the way, you will have a chance to try a famous Russian Summer drink called kvas (but during summertime only) with famous Russian pastries called pirozhki. You will eat lunch at a nice cafe with a chance to try dishes from Russian or Soviet cuisine.
After lunch, continue to Pokrov Russian Orthodox monastery at Khotkovo. The final stop of the day is an Abramtsevo estate, 19th-century retreat for Russian writers and painters, a gorgeous place to learn about Russophil movement and to relax before going back to Moscow. Expect to arrive at your hotel around 16:00 to 17:00. Feel free to ask questions and your guide will share some useful information and suggestions on what to do and to see in Moscow.
- Private car tour with a guide
- A lot of walking
- Drinking water
- Kvas tasting (traditional Russian Summer drink)
- Entrance fee to the Abramtsevo estate
- Photos of you, taken by your guide
- Pick-up and drop-off from designated meeting points or your hotel (selected areas only)
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees to additional museum areas
- Undeground Church tour at Chernigov Skit
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (recommended)
Know Before You Go
Please note that you will visit churches, so dress accordingly.
Children under 6 years old are not allowed on the tour.