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Golden Ring and Trinity Lavra Private Day Trip from Moscow

Moscow, Russia

From $367.38 per group (up to 4)

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Get out of Moscow and into the surrounding countryside without the hassle of figuring out public transport or traveling in a large group. This private guided tour is exclusively for your party and takes you to the Golden Ring town of Sergiev Posad, with visits to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius and Chernigov Skete monasteries, as well as a matryoshka doll-painting class.
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your central Moscow hotel
  • Includes entrance fees, guided tours, and a Russian doll-painting class
  • Get insights into local life and culture from your guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (Central Moscow area)
Master class: Matryoshka nesting doll painting
Fresh pastries with herbal tea tasting
Private car (4 doors sedan) for groups up to 4 people, Minivan for groups up to 8 people
Gratuities (very much appreciated!)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your hotel not be listed, You have to provide us with your hotel location so that we can arrange your pick up.

Otherwise, we can not guarantee your timely pickup

Pickup from your hotel at 8:00am

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Conservative clothing required. Ladies please wear long skirts and have a scarf to cover your head inside churches
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Moscow With Locals

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Moscow with a local
, May 2019
This was an excellent day. Anton was a great tour guide. A wonderful way to meet and see the local people.
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Anton was a wonderful host on this...
, Oct 2018
Anton was a wonderful host on this great day to the Golden Ring! There were so many cool things it's hard to pick a favorite moment, and he was more than happy to tailor the day to our interests. Highly recommended...
Thank you Anton.
, Sep 2018
Anton led us on a wonderful, fact filled tour that he tailored to our needs. We spent a very enjoyable full day with Anton on The Golden Ring Tour and at the end of the day, Anton even dropped us off in town at a different location. We look forward to booking with him again.Mark and Deborah
We took a day trip to the Trinity...
Cristina B
, Jul 2018
We took a day trip to the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius. Great Experience with Anton! Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and he spoke very good English. During our day at a countryside we learned a great deal about the importance of the Eastern Orthodox religion to the Russian people. The monastery is a must see if you are visiting Moscow, and Anton is the person to take you there.
My mom and I had a wonderful day out...
, Jun 2018
My mom and I had a wonderful day out with Anton! We really enjoyed how different and varied the tour was. This was our third day in Moscow, so it was nice to get out of the city and see the countryside and breath in some fresh air. Anton was very well informed and passionate about his tour, the history and his country. He provided an interesting perspective and was very patient with us and all of our picture taking. He also has a great sense of humour and provided good recommendations on food and beverage. Thank you, Anton!
Go you must go Everything was...
Catharine U
, Jan 2018
Go you must go Everything was great. Got picked up at the hotel and pent an amazing day. The highlight of our Moscow trip. The Russian guide was wonderful.
Great tour if you want to get out of...
, Sep 2017
Great tour if you want to get out of the city. Anton was very nice and very informative. He even went off the highway and drove through a small town just so we could see what small towns are like outside of Moscow. Had a fun time making our own nesting doll. Walking around Trinity Lavra and seeing all the different churches was a highlight to our trip to Russia. A must when going outside of Moscow.
We had a fantastic one day trip with...
Rory M
, Jun 2017
We had a fantastic one day trip with Anton and Juliia, who picked us up from our hotel in Moscow at 7.30am. Our tour included Sergiyev Posad where we spent time at the peaceful Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit and the much busier Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra - the architecture and atmosphere were strong competition for our Kremlin visit a few days later. A surprise treat for us was the Matryoshka painting masterclass - although neither of us are particularly gifted at painting, we really enjoyed this activity - Anton and Juliia translated instructions from our talented and patient! instructor, Lyudmilla. Our final stop was the picturesque Abramtsevo estate - we could have spent a whole day exploring the nature paths. It was an idyllic setting and it is clear how it would have been an inspirational setting for the many writers and artists who spent time here in its heyday. Throughout the day, Anton and Juliia were very friendly and knowledgeable, with Juliia taking many great photos for us. It was a pleasure spending time with them and we will remember this as the highlight of our long weekend trip to Moscow. We would definitely recommend this trip for anyone considering a daytrip out of Moscow. Rory and Lynda
Anton was the perfect guide. He...
Cindy P
, Apr 2017
Anton was the perfect guide. He took things at our pace, and was sensitive to our likes and dislikes. He gave us time where we needed it, and suggested all kinds of extras that we would not have discovered on our own. He was on time to collect us in the morning, and a very safe driver. For me, the church service at the beginning of the day was a real highlight - but the whole day was very special indeed. I would highly recommend this tour.

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