Trip to one of the Golden Ring cities. One a half hours drive from Moscow.
This tour will be of interest to those who admire medieval architecture, want to visit old churches and get a acquainted with the ceremonies of the Orthodox Church.
On the way to Serigev Posad, professional tour guide will tell you why this city is famous throughout the country, about the historical events associated with its main monastery the Holy Trinity Lavra, about the founder Sergei Radonezh and about the uniqueness of this monastery. Before visiting the Lavra, we will make a stop at the observation deck. From here you have a magnificent view of the 17th century monastery and the city. Here artists paint pictures and tourists take memorable pictures.
Further, the local guide will conduct a sightseeing tour of the Holy Trinity St. Sergiev Lavra - a unique monument of fortification architecture of the 16-17th centuries, the largest active male monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our program also includes a visit to the bell tower. The bell tower of the Trinity-Sergiev Lavra is one of the highest in Russia. It has a unique ensemble of bells, which includes the oldest active bell in Russia (1421) and the heaviest active bell in the Christian world (“Tsar Bell”, 72 tons).
Tour of the monastery is conducted by a local guide in English, French or German. This is an active male monastery, therefore, we ask to respect their rules and follow basic dress code: Women should wear a scarf or a hat and cover shoulders. It is advisable to wear a knee-long or longer skirts/dresses. Men should wear trousers or jeans (not shorts). It is advisable not to wear sportswear and take off your hat when entering churches.
Tour duration: 1.5 hours
On the way back to Moscow, we will make a stop at the VDNKh park. You accompanying guide will finish her program in front of the main entrance of the park. She will tell about this unique complex and point out the most interesting objects. You will visit the park on your own.
On the territory of VDNKh there are dozens of interesting objects such as the Friendship of Peoples fountain, pavilions of the USSR republics in authentic architecture, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, Sea-world museum, exhibition of Kremlin cars, the Space pavilion and much more.
Free time at the park: 2 hours
At the end of 2 hours return to car for hotel transfer.