8 hours

Sergiev Posad Tour + VDNKh

Trip to one of the Golden Ring cities. One a half hours drive from Moscow.

This tour will be of interest to those who are admire authentic architecture, want to visit old churches and get a little acquainted with the ceremonies of the Orthodox Church.

On the way to Serigev Posad, the guide will tell you why this city is famous throughout the country, about the historical events associated with 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 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. Sergius 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-Sergius 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 - please follow the dress code rules. Women should wear a scarf or a hat, it is advisable to wear a skirt or dress below the knee, and at least cover their shoulders. For men, 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, Moskvarium, 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.

Private Sergiev Posad can be arranged in English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian language.

This tour can also be arranged in Chinese Mandarin at an extra charge of 20%.

Pick up at your hotel
Meet your guide and driver in the lobby
Commute to Sergiev Posad from Moscow 1,5 hours
During the drive, your guide will tell history of Sergiev Posad, monastery and the founder
Holy Trinity Sergiev Monastery
Tour by local guide 1 hour
Bell Tower
Tour by local guide 40 minutes
Lunch or coffee break
Expenses not included
Soviet park VDNKh
Free time 2 hours
Return to hotel by car / minibus

Price for group

Includes personal tour-guide, driver service 4 hours, local guide, all tickets per program
For groups more than 10 people - we recommend to rent radio-guides

1 person

43 000 ₽

2 persons

48 000 ₽

3 persons

48 000 ₽

4 persons

48 000 ₽

5 persons

Per request

6 persons

Per request

7 persons

Per request

8 persons

Per request

9 persons

Per request

10 persons and more

Per request


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    Frequently asked questions

    What is the best time to do Sergiev Posad Tour?
    We recommend to leave hotel around 9:00 - 10:00 in the morning. This way you make the most from the daylight.

    We do not recommend to do this tour on weekends as people are leaving Moscow to their summer homes on Saturday and returning back Sunday. Commute time one way to Sergiev Posad may exceed 2,5 hours.
    When should I pay the tour?
    The sooner you book and pay, the more chances that we have an available guide for you for requested date.
    Can I pay to the guide in cash? Do you take USD or Euro? Will I get a receipt?
    Tours over 30 000 rubles can be split into two payments.

    Deposits are made by credit card to guarantee reservation. Amount of deposit can be discussed with the manager. Remaining amount should be paid on the first day of tour by cash or credit card.

    Yes, we accept USD and Euro at the exchange rate on the day of payment.

    You will get an automatic e-mail receipt for the online deposit and paper receipt for the second payment.
    What type of automobile will be provided for the transfer?
    For group 1 to 4 people - we use minivan Mercedes-Benz Vito/Viano.
    For group 5 to 7 people - we use minibus Mercedes-Benz Mini Sprinter.
    For group 8 to 15 people - we use minibus Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

    We can provide premium class automobiles - Maybach or minivan Mercedes V-class for an extra charge. Ask our manager for quote.
    What is the cancellation policy?
    If tour is cancelled less than 24 hours before start time, no refund will be made.

    If tour is cancelled more than 24 hours before start time, we will refund 50% of the full tour price.