Moscow: Day Tour to Sergiev Posad with Banya & Dinner

4.9 / 5

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Moscow: Day Tour to Sergiev Posad with Banya & Dinner

From £169.68 per person

On this tour to Russia's Golden Circle, experience a multitude of activities, including a visit to a spectacular monastery, a Russian spa treatment and a traditional 3-course dinner.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available for all hotels within the third transport ring of Moscow. If staying outside the third ring of transport, please contact the local partner to organize a meeting point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the famous monastery in Sergiyev Posad
  • Relax during a 3-hour banya treatment
  • Enjoy a swim in the lake to unwind before dinner
  • Taste Russian specialties during a 3-course dinner
Full description
Visiting a banya is an integral part of Russian culture. Russians have come to these saunas to relax and unwind for more than 1,000 years. On this tour, you can discover a banya for yourself.  The tour begins with a pick-up from VDNKh metro station in a classic Soviet van. Travel with your group members to Sergiyev Posad, where you will be taken to visit the famous Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius monastery - known as the greatest and largest in Russia. Be in awe of its blue cupolas decorated with golden stars.  Finally, stop at a traditional wooden banya by a beautiful lake and be guided through a 3-hour banya session and learn about this important part of Russian culture. Be treated to a Russian skin scrub treatment with a veniki - a kind of broom used in therapeutic practices. You have the option to dive into the lake after your treatment, then dry off before enjoying a wonderful 3-course dinner, full of local specialities. 
Includes
  • Transport
  • Experienced tour guide
  • 1-hour visit to the Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius monastery
  • 3-hour banya experience by the lake
  • Russian skin scrub
  • 3-course dinner including non-alcoholic drinks
  • Towels, flip-flops, essential oils
  • Alcoholic drinks, however, these can be purchased on site for a reasonable price
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • You must bring your swimming suit
  • Dietary requirements can be catered for - please advise at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Our Banya and Sergiev Posad experience was incredible!!! Both our tour guides, Sergey & Andrew was very friendly, timely, and super easy to get along with. They told us about the history,folklore, and traditions concerning the places and activities we were getting involved with. The food was also very local Russian and was delicious. Was definitely a very informative, yet extremely relaxing experience for us in Russia. One of our highlights for sure!!!

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23 October 2021

The monastery is one of the things that you cannot miss during a holiday in Moscow. In the same way, a sauna made as Russian tradition cannot leave out. In a very characteristic environment you can take part in this fantastic ritual led by an exceptional trained staff who have traditions at heart. Highly recommended dinner also characteristic.

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14 January 2020

The trip was an absolute hit on our trip to Moscow! Sergei brought us very close to Russia and its traditions and was always very helpful. His English was perfect (which was very rare in Russia) and small requests were no problem at all. Too bad we only booked an excursion with him!

7 January 2020

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