Sergiev Posad Tour

Sergiev Posad Tour

Tour duration:  6 hours / 8 hours

Driver service:  6 hours / 8 hours

Sergiev Posad Tour

Standard Tour (6 hours): St. Trinity Monastery, local market, VDNK park

Extensive Tour (8 hours): St. Trinity Monastery, local market, the Bell Tower, Stained Glass lesson

⁠What is Sergiev Posad Tour? How far is it? What is there to see? Why is it so popular? Why book this tour with Explorus Travel? Answers to all theses questions, you will find on this page! 


Sergiev Posad is the closest town of the Golden Ring cities. ⁠Drive to Sergiev Posad from Moscow is approximately 1,5 hours one way. Due to traffic and weather conditions, the commute may extend given time.

 

What is there to see during Sergiev Posad Tour?

The main attraction in Sergiev Posad is the The Holy Trinity Lavra (monastery). Many Russian pilgrims come to Sergiev Posad’s monastery for spiritual inspiration and Christian holidays. Other people visit Sergiev Posad in hopes to find peace with God, for religious ceremonies, or pray for sick family members. 

 

On the grounds of the monastery, you can find the spring which appeared in 1644 and its water healed many people. The first was a blind monk, whose eyesight returned due to this miracle-working water. 

 

Tour of the monastery last 1 hour. 

 

Women must bring a scarf or a hat to cover the head.  Men are required to wear trousers – shorts not allowed.

 

Sergiev Posad is the home-town of the Russian wooden doll Matrioshka. Stroll down the local market to see hand-crafts. If interested, it’s also possible to visit a local food store/market.


On the way back from Sergiev Posad, visit the famous VDNKh ParkIt’s the largest open-air exhibit and recreation complex in the world. 87 hectares of pavilions, arches, museums, fountains, sculptures, and flowerbed designs. Over 30 million people visit this park each year. 


In extended option of Sergiev Posad Tour, you will have a chance to go up the Bell Tower to see how the bell system works, view the skyline of the city, and learn about its unique architectural structure. 


The extended option also includes a hands-on lesson making your own stained glass! Relaxing, fun way to spend your afternoon and take back a unique souvenir by which you’ll remember this small Russian town.


Why is Sergiev Posad Tour so popular?

Saint Trinity Monastery in Sergiev Posad is one of Russia’s most important religious centers founded in the mid-14th century and in 1993 declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The picturesque ensemble of the monastery itself, comprising over 50 buildings and other structures, is a true gem of Russian architecture and often called “The Russian Vatican”.  The Holy Trinity Lavra itself is a very lovely, picturesque monastery.

 

In 2014 all the buildings on the grounds including the fortification walls were renewed for 700-year anniversary of Sergey’s birth. The founder of the main monastery (Sergey Radonezh 1314-1392) is well known and respected in our country for his loyal dedication to God.

 

 

Why book Sergiev Posad Tour with Explorus Travel?

– During the drive our guide will give introductory information about the city, monastery and some engaging stories. Additionally, she will point out interesting places on the way. 

 

– In Sergiev Posad we don’t just see the monastery and leave. We make a panoramic photo stop before visiting monastery and give time to visit the local market. If interested, visit local grocery store. 

 

– The tour of monastery lasts about 1 hour. Commute time there and back takes about 2.5 hours. It would almost be a waste of a day. To give you the most for your money and spent time – we added a visit to one of the most famous Moscow parks on the way back! Park VDNKh. 

 

– Very few companies offer an option to visit the Bell Tower and do Stained Glass hands-on lesson.

 

 

Sergiev Posad Tour Itinerary

Standard Program (6 hours)

1.5 hours drive to Sergiev Posad

1 hour tour of St. Trinity Monastery by local guide

1 hour free time to visit local market, photos

1 hour at VDNKh Park

Extensive Program (8 hours)

1.5 hours drive to Sergiev Posad

1 hour tour of St. Trinity Monastery by local guide

30 min free time to visit local market, photos

30 min go up and tour of the Bell-Tower

2-3 hours hands-on lesson creating stained glass

Used for Groups up to 4 people

Mercedes-Benz Viano / Vito

Free Wi-Fi

Used for Groups 4-7 people

Mercedes-Benz Mini Sprinter

Free Wi-Fi, Microphone

Used for Groups 7-16 people

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Microphone


STANDARD

(6 HRS)

EXTENSIVE

(8 HRS)

1 per

34 000 ₽

49 000

2 per

36 000 ₽

51 000

3 per

38 000 ₽

54 000

4 per

40 000 ₽

61 000

5 per

42 000 ₽

63 000

6 per

44 000 ₽

67 000

7 per

46 000 ₽

70 000

8 per

47 000 ₽

77 000

9 per

48 000 ₽

80 500

10 per

49 000 ₽

84 000

11 per +

REQUEST

REQUEST

 
  • Price listed for the whole group, not per person
  • Price includes pick up and drop off at your location within the city limit
  • All entrance fees are included
  • Tours in Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew + 6 000 rub for group
  • Child’s car seats available for ages 0-6

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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HOW DO I BOOK THE TOUR? 

Just click on Book Now button above and send us a request form. We do our best to reply within 24 hours.

HOW TO PAY FOR THE TOUR?

 

You only need to pay 50% as a deposit after preliminary tour confirmation. The deposit can be made via Credit Card Authorization Form on the Payment page. The other 50% are paid to your guide on the day of the tour. 

CAN I PAY WITH USD OR EURO?

No problem! The exact amount in USD or Euro is calculated based on the exchange rate of the Central Bank on the day of payment.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you cancel at least 72 before tour, we will fully refund your deposit (except purchased tickets). For later cancellations, see our Policy here.

WHERE WILL I MEET MY GUIDE?

 

Your guide will be waiting in the lobby of your hotel with your name board or an orange Explorus Travel sign.

 

Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and Crowne Plaza do not allow holding up signs. The guide will be waiting by the reception desk.

CAN I JOIN A GROUP INSTEAD OF A PRIVATE TOUR?

Yes! We have some group tours in English that run in the summer months – June, July, August, September.

You can check those out on our Small Group Tours page.

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Laura & Bob

/ United States

We contacted Explorus via email and they were very responsive, helpful and flexible to our needs. We immediately booked the 4 hr tour of Moscow and a pick up from the airport. As we arrived, we met an extremely friendly and easy-to-talk-to person, which made us feel very welcome! We were very excited to start our tour. The tour was carried out by Tatyana and Julia. Both very informative and passionate about the city and its history. We were captivated by the stories and the delightful presentation. We gladly adsorbed every detail as everything was done in a very professional yet easy and friendly atmosphere. Also, the English was superb.
Very very very recommended! The rating of 5 is not enough to relay the magnitude of our satisfaction!

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/ Israel

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC; Irene was like a walking encyclopedia, great fun and good sense of humour. If you are offered the chance to look round a ‘famous graveyard’ say YES it is really something else. Tatyana who was our driver was lovely too and so welcoming. Tatyana and Irene liaised to adjust our tour to fit our new priorities on the day and were a delight to spend time with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We did 9hr Moscow in a day tour, were weary (in a nice way) but delighted.

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/ England

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WOW, it was a five star service from day one. Tatyana is a excellent communicator and she worked hard helping us to customize and plan our 3 day tour in Moscow. When we were there, she went out of her ways to make sure everything was perfect with our tours. We had an amazing time in Moscow in July 2019 thanks to all the preparations that Tatyana did for us and the way she treated us when we were there. She provided for us tours in English and Spanish. Thank you Tatyana, Olga and Pavel for making our stay in Moscow unforgettable!!

Dell

/ United States

I only had a couple of hours to spare in between business meetings and signed up for the four hour Moscow tour with Veronica after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic and worth every penny. I was so impressed with my tour in Moscow that I booked the same tour in St. Petersburg. It was an efficient way to see the city in such a short period of time with excellent detailed interpretation. A must if you are limited for time but want to get a sense of the city.

Nyourouk

/ Canada