Sergiev Posad is a small town 140 km from Moscow. This town is famous for Troitse-Sergiev Lavra, one of Russia's most important religious centers. The picturesque ensemble of the monastery itself comprises over 50 buildings, each a true gem of Russian architecture. You will learn about the founder of the Monastery – St. Sergious of Radonezh, about the history of Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, about the Russian Orthodox Church and about its existential challenges before, during and after the Communist era. Also, you will visit Chernigovsky Men’s Monastery founded in 1847, which has the one-of-its-kind underground, hand-dug monk prayer cells and very beautiful grounds .
08:00 Pick up from the hotel by the guide to the train station
10.00- Arrival at Sergiev Posad (by train)
10.00-11.30- Tour of St. Trinity Lavra
12.00-13.00- Lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant (optional)
13.00-13.15- Journey to SKIT CHERNIGOVSKY (3 km) by car (included in the price of the tour)
13:30- 14.15- Tour of the Underground Monk Cells (SKIT CHERNIGOVSKY)
14.30-16.30 Journey back to Moscow (your hotel lobby)
Time: 8 a.m.
Duration: 4 hours
Reservation: required (no prepayment)
Price: from 87 dollars per person