Visit the grounds of Sergiev Posad’s monastery, The Holy Trinity Lavra and other cathedrals
Hear some fascinating stories about monks and what happened in the monastery during Soviet times.
Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and see the healing spring which helped so many people to cure
Learn about the place where matrioshka souvenir (the wooden doll) was born
Visit underground monk prayer cells in a men's monastery
Transport by A/C coach
Professional Tour Guide
Top Attractions: Sergiev Posad’s monastery, Holy Trinity Lavra, Underground monk cells, etc.
Inside visits of
Sergiev Posad’s monastery
Underground monk cells
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A 20% deposit must be paid at the time of reservation. The remaining balance is due upon your arrival to St. Petersburg. In St. Petersburg you can either pay in cash (only Rubles are accepted) or by credit card;
Full payment is required when you book a Moscow excursion without St. Petersburg.
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Availability and Notes
Price is calculated for guests staying at a hotel/apartment
Please, dress appropriately for the weather.
Tips and Discounts
Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/students get 10% off the tour price.
Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price. The sum you wish to give to your guide and driver after a well-done tour should be up to the western standards (approximately 15%). It is a good idea to divide gratuity between your guide and driver and give it separately to them: 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver. Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason, but it is always up to you!
Meet your guide and driver in the lobby, of your hotel
9:30 am-10.00 pm
Arrival to Sergiev Posad
10:00 am - 11.00 am
Guided tour of the Sergiev Posad’s monastery
11.15 am-12.00 pm
Underground monk cells
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Return to Moscow
Matrioshka Factory (+1 hour) – here you will take a tour showing the production of the most well known Russian souvenir, Matrioshka. After the tour you’ll have a chance to paint your own nesting doll and take it back home with you.
Russian Bells (+1 hour) – this exhibition displays old and modern bells of different sounds and shapes. This 1,5 hour tour gives you a chance to learn all about bells and their miraculous melodies. (tour will be translated by your tour guide)
Admission fee to Sergiev Posad’s monastery
Transportation in a A/C vehicle
Photo/video permit at the museums
Pick up and drop off at your hotel/apartment
Price doesn’t include:
Tips (recommended tips for guide: 10% of the tour cost, for driver: 5% of the tour cost)