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Golden Ring and Trinity Lavra (Day Trip from Moscow)

Discover ancient monasteries, taste famous summer drink kvass and paint your own Matryoshka!

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Duration: 9 Hours
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Local pastries and Herbal tea
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Private Tours \ Russian Countryside Day Tours \ Golden Ring and Trinity Lavra (Day Trip from Moscow)

Enjoy a full-day private tour (for your group only) departing from your Moscow hotel to the Golden Ring town of Sergiev Posad.

On our way, we will visit amazing landmarks including the famous St. Sergius Trinity Lavra Monastery, Chernigov Skete as well as Matryoshka doll painting masterclass and some other unique places on our route.

Learn about Russian history, culture and enjoy gorgeous countryside landscapes

What to Expect

Are you ready for the adventure?

08:00

Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in the early morning, at 08:00, and then set off for a full-day trip to the countryside trip. We will ride for around 80 kilometres (50 miles) towards the town of Sergiev Posad, one of the Golden Ring towns.

Secret Spot

10:00

After a short coffee break, we will visit a secret spot, where you can enjoy traditional Russian wooden houses, built mid 19th century.

Local Russian House

10:30

We have a chance to visit a traditional Russian house and to learn how local live.

The Monasteries

11:00

It’s time to UNESCO protected sites: Russian Orthodox Church Monasteries. We will explore two of them!  First, we will visit a famous Russian Orthodox retreat temple called Chernigov Skit.  After this, we 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 a little of the Russian history. The Holy Trinity Monastery possesses an amazing 700 years of history and this is the largest Christian monastery in the world.

On your 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.

Lunch time!

13:00

We will stop for lunch at the locals favourite cafe and you have a chance to try Russian cuisine: pelmeni (dumplings), borscht, beef stroganoff and other Russian classics.

Matryoshka painting

14:00

It’s time to show your craft! We will stop at the craftshop and you can paint your own famous Matryoshka Russian nesting doll. Back home everyone will be envy!

Don't forget to have fun

It’s your vacation and your time to have fun!

Bring your family!

Children love this tour, it’s a lot of activities which fit them perfectly!

Meet the locals

It’s never late to make new friends!

Included:

Hotel pickup and drop-off (Central Moscow area)
Personal guide (English-speaking)
Workshop: Matryoshka nesting dolls painting
Fresh pastries with herbal tea tasting
Private car (4 doors sedan) for groups up to 4 people, Minivan for groups 5-8 people.

Not included:

Lunch

Reviews

Alina
January 2019
Toronto, Canada

Amazing tour to Sergeev Posad

Anton took my partner and I on an amazing tour to Sergeev Posad, we saw beautiful churches and monasteries, ate delicious local food, and painted our own matryoshka dolls!
The experience was definitely unforgettable. Out guide was very friendly and informative, he knew a lot about Russian culture and history and can answer all your questions.
He showed us a traditional Russian carpentry site where locals build historic Russian log houses without using nails; took us to a monastery where you could learn about the repression religion faced during the Soviet era, and see some of the only catacombs in the region; showed us the main Sergeev Posad monastery and told us about its history and development during the times of Peter the Great and Ivan the Terrible; brought us to a cosy cafe where we had lunch, and took us to a matryoshka painting workshop run by two very friendly and knowledgeable women.
The matryoshka painting was arguably the highlight of the trip. All the supplies were provided, as well as step by step instructions and encouragement by the facilitators of the workshop. It was fascinating to learn about the history of matryoshka dolls and so fun to create your own souvenir to take home with you afterwards! It was also great to leave Moscow for a bit and enjoy the peaceful countryside, in the comfort of a private car. We highly recommend this trip!

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Golden Ring and Trinity Lavra (Day Trip from Moscow)

1-2 people

390 USD   per group

3-4 people

450 USD   per group

5-8 people

690 USD   per group

9-18 people

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Prices shown in USD do not include tax or booking fees. Your booking must be completed 12 hours before the start of the tour

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