Private Tour: Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow

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Private Tour: Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow
from USD $294.80
Experience real Russian spirit of one of Russia's most popular places with your private local guide.

Explore one of Golden-Ring cities on this 8-hour Sergiev Posad tour from Moscow. Visit the churches and cathedrals as well as tour the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. Enjoy multiple museums and try a glass of kvas (Russian bread brew) and some flavorful bread from a local pastry shop (food not included in tour).

Slow down to take in the views of cathedrals and peek behind the scenes on this history and culture tour. Your friendly local guide will help you navigate the bustling places and provide all the most fun facts and stories about Sergiev Posad, Russia, Russian people and mentality, culture and traditions.

Check out Matryoshka Museum and Museum of Toys which are as fun as they sounds (optional). Finish the tour with a perfect photo-op at the lake, flip a coin and make a wish.
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In Brief

Moscow, Russia
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve, Krasnoi Army Ave., 144, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia

This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at about 8am, and discuss the tour itinerary and timing with you at the beginning of the tour.

8.30am Avoid traffic and get a deeper understanding of Russian realities by taking a local train or bus with your tour guide. Listen to your guide's interesting stories on the way to Sergiev Posad.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Sergiev Posad mkr, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia

10am Get ready for centuries-old churches, antique frescoes, mosaics, an abundance of golden and silver ornaments, onion shaped domes, impressive interior with gold gilded altar, and royal door panels, picturesque gates and massive walls. This is a must-see when you’re in Russia. Just being next to the building that was built in the 11th century is simply mind-blowing.

11am Walk down Sergiev Posad's boulevards lined with charming old wooden houses made in a simple old Russian style, and appreciate calmness by the lake with a glass of kvas (Russian bread brew) and flavorful bread from a local pastry shop. Founded almost 680 years ago - 1337 - Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the spiritual center of Russian Orthodox Church: Trinity-Sergius Monastery is ranked as one of the four most noteworthy religious communities in Russia. 

12pm Break for lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trinity Cathedral, Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, Sergiyev Posad Russia

1pm There are a few houses of worship in the complex: from the early medieval to the later eighteenth century ones. You will see Trinity Cathedral (1420).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cathedral of the Assumption, Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, Sergiyev Posad Russia

See Assumption Cathedral (1585), baroque bell tower Chapel-at-the-Well (1770). The height of the bell tower is 88 meters which is 11 meters higher than the belfry of Novodevichy Convent and 6 meters higher than Ivan the Great Bell in the Moscow Kremlin. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Museum Complex “Konny Dvor”, 1 Udarnoj Armii St., 2, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia

1.30pm The museum complex "Konny Dvor," built in 1790,  features the permanent exhibition of ancient history of the city of Sergiev Posad, Russian Folk and Decorative Art, the Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pavlovsky Posad Museum of Art and History, Pokrovskaya Bolshaya ul., d. 38, Pavlovsky Posad 142500 Russia

2pm Have a look at local souvenirs, which are generally cheaper than those in Moscow at the Matryoshka Museum and the Museum of Toys. Matryoshka was invented in Sergiev Posad, so this is the epicenter of souvenir production in Russia.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo, Museynaya St., 1, Abramtsevo Russia

Take an optional tour of the lovely Abramtsevo Royal Estate,which was first mentioned in 16th century and belonged to a Russian millionaire and art connoisseur Savva Mamonov and was the heart of bohemian Russian elite in the 19th-century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Abramtsevo Estate-Museum, Muzeynaya, 1, Abramtsevo 141352 Russia

Enjoy the excellence and peacefulness of the cloisters and encompassing nature, listen to the stories about the notorious houses of worship, watch the monks go about their everyday schedule. Feel the quietness, virtue and sacredness of the spot, appreciate the atmosphere and holy water, take in the views of the medieval structures and surroundings at a comfortable pace.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moscow-City, Presnenskaya Embankment Presnensky District, Moscow Russia

2.30pm Train/bus back to Moscow

4pm Back at your hotel

Duration: 1 hour


  • All taxes
  • Private tour
  • Friendly local guide
  • Multiple Start times available
  • Customized itinerary
  • Flexibility during the tour
  • Iconic places for photo shoots
  • Meeting in the hotel
  • Expert local advice on where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Train tickets to Sergiev Posad and back to Moscow
  • Entrance fee to the cathedrals in Sergiev Posad
  • Entry/Admission - Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
  • Entry/Admission - Trinity Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of the Assumption


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to Matryoshka Museum or Museum of Toys (if you wish to visit them)
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex “Konny Dvor”
  • Entry/Admission - Pavlovsky Posad Museum of Art and History
  • Entry/Admission - Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo
  • Entry/Admission - Abramtsevo Estate-Museum

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest. There'll be an extra charge for meeting you at port, train station or airport.
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email


  • North River Terminal (Moscow)

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please indicate your preferred start time in the comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on the last 5 recent reviews

Beautiful monastery and churches, about 1 1/2 hour train ride from Moscow. Our guide Lena was very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended after you've seen Moscow.
• Submitted 08 Jun 2017
Great view, great guide.
• Submitted 27 Oct 2016
Sergiev Posan is a beautiful city outside Moscow. My guide Angelina was very professional and guided me through the city and eveything that it had to offer.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2016
Good to have a knowledgeable Russian companion for this trip.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2016
Sergiev Posad is a great place. Our tour guide was not. She gave us a brief intro before entering, and that was all. No explanations, or pointing out buildings, not even names or history. She and the driver just walked ahead this was a private tour and in several occasions could not answer our questions about places or things and said she will Google it. They were speeding around the place, not waiting for us and not giving any explanation. We learnt a lot of info from listening to other tour's guides. On our way there, from departure till we got to the parking place she did not say a word, unless we ask about landmarks we saw. On our way back, our guide slept the whole trip. According to their own saying, they were clubbing till 3 am. The driver had to fight sleep and fatigue in order to keep driving. But she was the only one to be nice and civilized to us. We paid a lot for this tour in order to receive a good service. We did not. Expensive tour. Cheap service.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017

In Brief

Moscow, Russia
8 hours