- Private day trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow by bus or train
- Visit the Golden Ring town of Sergiev Posad, seeing its churches, squares, and wooden houses
- Tour the 14th-century Trinity Lavra Monastery of St. Sergius, including its stunning Trinity and Assumption Cathedrals
- Visit the Konny Dvor Museum and Toy Museum, with its displays of ‘matryoshka’ nesting dolls
- Sip on some kvas paired with some tasty Russian bread
- Optional visit to the Abramtsevo Estate, a picturesque estate that was a hub for Russia’s 19th-century artists
- Flexible itinerary, personalized attention from a private guide, and bus or train fares for first traveler included
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler 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)
What To Expect
One of the ‘Golden Ring’ towns encircling Moscow — so-called for their wealth and power — Sergiev boasts medieval origins. The town is named after Russia’s patron saint, St. Sergius of Radonezh, who established its 14th-century Trinity Lavra Monastery, a UNESCO-listed Orthodox sanctuary.
On arrival, look around Sergiev’s highlights, including its churches, wooden buildings, and elegant squares. Entrance fees are at your own expense, but admission to most churches is free.
Stroll the boulevards past charming wooden houses made in old-school Russian style, and relax by the lake over a glass of fizzy kvas and flavorsome bread from a pastry shop.
Head into the Trinity Lavra to tour its beautiful churches and buildings. Founded in 1337, the complex is the hub of Russia’s Orthodox Church and one of its four leading religious communities.
Take in the peaceful cloister, watch the monks at work, and admire the gold-domed 15th-century Trinity Cathedral, onion-domed 16th-century Assumption Cathedral, and 288-foot (88-meter) baroque bell tower as your guide unravels the monastery’s history.
Then, view the medieval Russian art and folk crafts at the monastery’s Konny Dvor Museum; gaining insight into Sergiev’s wider history.
Visit Sergiev’s famous Toy Museum to see its traditional toy collections, including painted wooden matryoshka dolls, and enjoy an optional tour of the Abramtsevo Estate, a former artists’ colony and picturesque Russian estate that was a magnet for Russia’s artists in the 1800s.
Finally, ride the train or bus back to Moscow, finishing with a drop-off at your chosen city-center location.
- 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
- OPERATED BY Friendly Local Guides
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Guides required to regularly wash hands