SERGIEV POSAD

Tour to St Sergius Lavra:
● Sergiev Posad – a Golden Ring City
● Visit to St Sergius Lavra – Spiritual Center of Russia
 
DURATION: 6-7 hours, daily from 8am – 7pm
 
Includes:
Private Local Guide
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Private Car or Mini-Van 
12900 RUB
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Rula

Arabian Emirates

Highly Recommended

I liked Moscow city tours, you will really feel that you are in Russia. I liked the city walk around like red square walking around, visit the famous Christ the Savior Cathedral and take an outside photo. Also, try to book a ballet show in Bolshi Theatre. we visited Moscow during Summer August 2018 and the weather was cold and I can imaging how cold it will be in winter or spring. Moscow is suitable for couples, friends, families who are in love wit culture, city walks, sopping, delicious Russian and international food.

Julie

New Zealand

City Tour, Kremlin tour and Metro Tour

Thank you for your interesting tours of Moscow. It was great to hear the stories and history of Moscow. You kept it interesting and everyone wanted to hear what you had to say. I will definitely recommend you to everyone. All the best.

Smilygirl

Great Britain

Two Days in Moscow

Just had 2 great tours with Moscow city tour. I would say it is a must to have a guide for the Kremlin as there is so much to see and Moscow City Tour did us proud with their private four hour tour. We had a lovely guide Nadya who was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of time to ourselves to take photos etc. The next day we had a private tour by car with Elena from the same company and again had a great time finishing with coffee at the GUM store. Great guides and their website was easy to use.

Van and Liz

USA

All Day Moscow Tour

Our cruise ship stopped for 3 days in St. Petersburg and we opted to travel by high speed train for a day in Moscow. Elena met us promptly and welcomed us in perfect English. The tour was beautifully organized--van took us first to stunning view points to get the lay of the beautiful land, then we zeroed in on the magnificent cathedrals, the Kremlin areas, the State Armory, Red Square, even a metro tour, with Elena's knowledge of art and history making every site come alive. We covered a lot of territory, including a fun lunch stop in the famous Gum department store. Elena took us back to the train station and made sure we boarded

Smita

USA

Great Tour!

I had a great tour with Natalia. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. I saw things that I wouldn’t have if i had gone on my own. Thank you!

Heiko

Germany

Guided Moscow Tour

We were 4 days in Moscow that were perfectly organized. Our guide told us a variety of exiting stories about the history and people so we were able to learn a lot about Mosccow and its history. She is a professional and friendly person so we reccomend her without any doubt to others! Thank you Lena from our group.

Siegmund

Germany

Wonderful Experience

I met Elena and she is so nice and knows so much, I can only recommend her to anyone who would like to find out what Moskow is really like.
She took us to places I would never find on my own. Elena is absolutely skilled and knows English and German without any flaws.
She takes her time and can answer every question :)

Canada

Roger

Magnificent Moscow!

We had 3 days with our Moscow City Tour guide Elena and covered a lot of ground. She was very friendly, spoke very good English and worked hard to show us everything on our planned itinerary. The tours worked well for us as we had half day tours and lunch before being free to explore and do our own thing. Elena was very good at providing information as we looked at the city, metro, Kremlin and visited Sergiev Posad where we also had an excellent guide. Overall we would highly recommend Moscow City Tours and Elena.

Veronika

Austria

Wonderful Holiday

We had such a fantastic trip in Moscow due to our tour guide Elena who took us all over Moscow by car, tube and by foot. She was so helpful and knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions on history, where to shop and eat etc. Her command of the English language was very good and we had no problems understanding her. Elena was more than happy to help us and I would recommend her to our family and friends. If we ever go back to Moscow (Russia) we will contact Elena to be our guide again as there is so much to see and do!

Connie

Great Britain

Vladimir and Suzdal are Facingting!

In November we visited Vladimir and Suzdal. It seemed, it will be cold, but we were so facinated by the beauty of these cities that did not think about the cold. Our trip was perfectly planned. We visited all main highlights: Spaso-Evfimyevsky Monastry, Museum of Wooden Architecture, Andrey Bobolyubsky Residence, Church of Intersession on Nerli, Assumption Cathedral and many others. Local guides know their job very well and are able to narrate in a very involving manner. Our program was very rich. Even our dinner was turned into a real adventure - we sink into the workld of Russian Folk Music. At the end we all were singing and dancing together with artists, and making music with wooden spoons! Thank you for a great tour that gave us so many exiting moments.  

Hungary

Lilly

5***** Stars Guiding in Moscow!

Elena 5*****For me and for my Hungarian team ELENA /"MOSCOW For Foreigners" are the best!
Very nice ,simple,human,patient,likeable,peoples and tourist friendly tour guide! We get in detail Russia, Moscow city sights details and history. 5 STARS ***** Thank you !!All the Best! With Friendly and lovely : Kids Model Hungarian Team and Lili Kovács/HUNGARY

Germany

Hanna

Elena is Incredible!

She was so knowledgeable about so many different things -- history, film, culture --the art museum tour was incredible -- I was blown away by her knowledge. She is a must --the Kremlin tour was also a highlight and the metro visit. I cant recommend her highly enough!

Eleanor

USA

Sooo Much To See!

This was a combo bus and walking tour as part of our Russian River cruise. First we toured by bus to see some of the highlights of the city and then doubled back to get off and visit some of the places I will review individually. We went up on Sparrow Hill to look out over the city.

Bob and Anna

USA

Four Exiting Hours

At the beginning we were able to say what we would like to see. And based on our wishes our guide suggested an individual tour route for us. It was great and we saw a variety of sightseeings that we would never find by ourselves. We had a relazing tempo and atmosphere and not boring as our guide gave us not too much information. 

Alexander

Germany

Absolutely Facinating

We spent several tour days with Elena in Moscow. We had a great guiding, Elena planned for us wonderful tour days. We were absolutely facinated by Moscow. We traveled with a children as a family and were satisfied with everything. 

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• Our driver picks you up at the hotel
• Trip to Sergiev Posad by comfortable car or mini-van

 

ST SERGIUS LAVRA

Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra is often nicknamed as “Russian Vatican” as it is the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Christianity and the most important monastery in Russia. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to visit the relics of Saint Sergius, who founded the monastery here, in 1337. During your tour in and around Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, get in touch with the spirit of this place, visit the relics of Saint Sergius, see wonderful colorful churches and ecclesiastic buildings from different centuries, admire the medieval icons and drink water from the holy spring.

 

SAINT SERGIUS

The Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra was founded by Sergius of Radonezh who came to this place to lead a life of an ascetic monk in the forests outside Moscow during the early 14th century. At that time, he built a small wooden church, dedicated to the Life giving Trinity. Many people were inspired by his lifestyle and they joined him to build the future monastery. Later on, people started to recognize him as a spiritual leader of Russia, reformer of monarchism, a political figure and the patron saint of Russia. The small church that he built in the 14th century turned into one of the holiest places in Russia – the stunning Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra. Find out what did Virgin Mary promise to Saint Sergius?

 

ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL

The most striking church on the grounds of Saint Sergius Lavra is the Cathedral of the Assumption, with its dazzling blue, star-spangled domes. The Assumption Cathedral was built in 1585– a century after the construction of the Assumption Cathedral in the Kremlin. The shape and design of this Cathedral is similar to that of the Assumption Cathedral in the Kremlin. The Cathedral in St.Sergius Lavra was made 1 meter larger than its archetype. Find out who ordered to raise this Cathedral in the Convent?

 

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

Holy Trinity Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Lavra. It stays at same the place where the first wooden church was built by Saint Sergius. It is also the burial place of the Saint Sergius. Today, a regular prayer is offered in the Cathedral all day round near his relics. People come to pray near his grave and bow to his relics. Some of our tourists have come back to St.Sergius Lavra to express their gratitude to God and Saint Sergius for the fulfillment of their prayers. Discover what did Saint Sergius predicted to the Russian Prince Dmitry Donskoi before the great battle against Mongolians in 1380?

 

ANDREY RUBLEV

Andrey Rublev is a celebrated Russian icon painter who lived during the 15th and 16th centuries. His world famous masterpiece – Holy Trinity icon – was dedicated to the Holy Trinity Cathedral in St.Sergius Lavra. Earlier the Icon was kept at the Trinity Cathedral in the first – “local” – row of the iconostasis. Today, the Holy Trinity icon is a national treasure and is housed in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. However, inside the Trinity Cathedral, you can see several icons painted by Andrei Rublev. Find these icons in the 2d and 3d rows of the iconostasis.

 

BELL TOWER

The Bell Tower is the tallest building in St.Sergius Lavra (about 87 meters high). It is richly embellished with moldings, arches, cornices, columns and other decorative elements. It has the largest Bell of the country hanging on one of its sections. The Bell weighs 72 tons and 20 strong men are needed to move its tongue with a weight of 2 tons. The voice of this Bell can be heard only during main Christian Festivals or when the Patriarch – head of the Russian Church – visits the Monastery. Discover why the Bell Tower has a Crown on its top?

 

HOLY SPRING

Holy Spring was discovered when one of the monks who were blind washed his eyes with the spring water and his eyesight returned due to the healing power of the water. Since that time, millions of people have been coming here to drink the Holy Water hoping to recover from their illnesses.

 

REFECTORY CHURCH

Built at the end of the 17th century, the Refectory and Sergius of Radonezh Church are a fine example of Moscow baroque style. The structure is 85 meters long and has a huge 500 square meters dining hall situated at its second floor. The hall was earlier used for festive dinners devoted to the Tsars’ visits. During the Soviet Union era, there inside was a Red Army Military Academy. Discover how the Church and Refectory are used today?

   

LUNCH (OPTIONAL)

After a long tour in and around Saint Sergius Lavra, you will take a lunch break. There are a plenty of good and reasonable restaurants near Saint Sergius Lavra. Taste traditional Russian dishes at a nearby restaurant including Borsch – a famous Russian beet root soup, pelmeni or vareniki – Russian art of ravioli, pan cakes and a variety of pies, red caviar and other unique dishes found only in Russian cuisine. The average price of the lunch is from 700 to 1500 RBL per person. We will take care for the booking of the table for you. Just order dishes of your choice from the menu and pay cash at the restaurant.

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