Sergiev Posad: Discover Russian City Origins & Histories

Cultural & Theme Tours in Western European Russia

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Sergiev Posad is home to the Trinity Lavra - the main monastery in Russia - andis a must-see sight near Moscow.During the excursion, you will learn about the life of the founder of the monastery - St Sergius of Radonezh, one of the most revered Russian saints; about the history of the monastery associated with key events in Russian history and Russian Orthodox Church and Sergiev Posad.Guided tour includes:Trinity Cathedral (1422) – a masterpiece of Russian architecture and the oldest surviving building inside the monastery. It is here that the relics of St Sergius are held. The cathedral’s ancient iconostasis also holds icons with were painted by Andrey Rublev and his pupils.Dormition Cathedral (1559-1585) – built on the orders and using the donations of Ivan the Terrible taking the Moscow Kremlin’s Dormition Cathedral as an example.St Sergius’ Church and Refectory (1686-1692) - you will see the stunning baroque interior with one of the most beautiful carved iconostases in Russia
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central RussiaMost important monastery of Russia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Trinity Cathedral, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central RussiaCathedral in LavraDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Refectory Church of St Sergius, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central RussiaChurch in LavraDuration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Train tickets
  • Entry/Admission - The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
  • Entry/Admission - Trinity Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Refectory Church of St Sergius

What’s not included

  • Lunch