Services Excursions Moscow Golden suburb of Moscow: Sergiev Posad and outdoor rest

Literally one-and-a-half hours from Moscow, a spiritual site is on the UNESKO World Heritage List: Trinity-Sergius Lavra, located in Sergiev Posad. In addition, during this visit, you will get acquainted with the life of the provincial Russia – pretty houses, people of good mood, the extent of Russian nature.

ALL SEASONS  •  8-9 HOURS  •  DIFFICULTY: EASY, 8+  •  COMFORT: ★★★★ •  GROUP: MAX 12  •   PERSONAL SUPPORT 24/7

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A TOUR TO THE SUBURBS OF MOSCOW is suitable for all those who wish to develop their impression of traveling in Russia and will be the perfect continuation of excursions to Moscow. The tour is conceived in 2 versions: summer and winter. In summer, in the visit of the Lavra of Trinity-Sergius, is added a miraculous place, the source Gremyachiy. In the winter season are added – shashliki (Russian barbecue) with winter entertainment.

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The spiritual center of the Golden Ring of Russia

01: HOTEL PICK-UP  Your guide and your comfortable means of transport will arrive at the hotel at 9:30 am. The road to Sergiev Posad runs along the highway and takes about an hour and a half.

02: TRINITY-SERGIUS LAVRA 1,5 hour [tickets included] Upon our arrival to Sergiev Posad, we first go to the main attraction of the city – the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, which many compare to the Russian Vatican. You will become acquainted with the main spiritual center of orthodoxy in Russia, founded in 1337 and witness to crucial historical events in the state.
We will visit the territory of the monastery and visit the temples and churches. In total, there are 10 churches in the laura, such as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the church in honor of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles, the Cathedral of the Assumption, the church of St. Nikon of Radonezh, the church of Saint Zosima and Savvatiy of Solovki, the church of St. Sergius, the church of St. John the Forerunner, the church of Mikheyevskaya Church of the Smolensk icon of the mother of God.
Also, we will have a little time to walk around the walls and the park.

03: TIME FOR REST AND LUNCH [not included] After the excursion program, we have time to rest in the traditional restaurant “Russian Yard”, where the interior is beautifully restored in a rustic chic style.

04: OUTDOOR REST [all inclusive] The Russians always try to go out with their friends and relatives at the first opportunity. In the same way, we will take advantage of the possibility that we are out of the city and that we relax with fresh air.

A: SUMMER OPTION 2 hours At 1 hour from Sergiev Posad is a popular place of pilgrimage and family holiday – the source of Gremyachy. A sanitized bath is built in the vicinity of nature, where the temperature is 6 °C all year round. Water is considered healing and enriched with radon. We strongly recommend that you swim and recharge your batteries with an invigorating freshness. The territory also has a cozy log temple and a place where you can get healing drinking water. Arrival in Moscow around 17:30 +/- 30 min.

B: WINTER OPTION 3 hours At 1 hour from Sergiev Posad, you will be waited by a sledge pulled by a horse that will lead you to a comfortable clearing in the forest. Lunch by the fire with shashlik (Russian barbecue) accompanied by a prodigious folk duo. After a hearty lunch, we wait for a little activity for the strength of each one: to hit a hill in sled or tube. Arrival in Moscow around 19:30 +/- 30 min.

05: HOTEL DROP-OFF Upon completion of the tour, we will return you to your hotel or any other place as you wish.

THIS TOUR IS OFFERED WITH FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
DepartureSummer optionWinter optionDetails
1.Group 12 pax48$127$
CategoriesBasic price per pers.Status
summer option48$on sale
winter option127$on sale
2.Group 10 pax56$135$
CategoriesBasic price per pers.Status
summer option56$on sale
winter option135$on sale
3.Group 8 pax65$148$
CategoriesBasic price per pers.Status
summer option65$on sale
winter option148$on sale
4.Group 6 pax72$158$
CategoriesBasic price per pers.Status
summer option72$on sale
winter option158$on sale
5.Group 4 pax102$194$
CategoriesBasic price per pers.Status
summer option102$on sale
winter option194$on sale
6.Group 2 pax180$290$
CategoriesBasic price per pers.Status
summer option180$on sale
winter option290$on sale
*Basic price per person

NOTES:

  • WARNING: If it rains on the day of the circuit, you must be ready to walk 1 to 1.5 km from the source to avoid a car crash;
  • Lunch at the restaurant “Russian Yard” is a recommendation only. At your request, lunch can be in any other restaurant, cafe or canceled;
  • If you are traveling in a group of more than 12 people, then ask the price from our expert;
  • No hidden fees.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Price include

• Comfortable transport services
• English, German, French, Spanish individual speaking guide services
• Entrance tickets to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra
• Outdoor rest

Price does not include

• Lunch in a restaurant
• Souvenirs
• Personal expenses
• Extra charge
• Tipps

TERMS OF PAYMENT
Booking conditions

• When reserving a tour, 30% payment upfront is required
• The remaining 70% must be paid in 60 days before the start of the tour
• When booking 60 days before the start of the tour and later, the payment is 100%

Cancellation terms

• When canceling a tour reservation for 45 days and later, 100% of the payment is deducted
• When canceling a tour reservation in the period from 90 days to 45 days before the start of the tour, 70% of the
payment amount
• If the reservation is canceled within 180 days to 90 days prior to the beginning of the tour, 50% of the payment
amount
• If the tour is canceled prior to the beginning of 180 days, 0% of the payment amount

*Please read carefully section Terms & Conditions
TRAVEL MAP
Easter bell bells of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra
TRANSPORT USED ON TOUR

The transport included in the tour “Golden suburb of Moscow: Sergiev Posad and outdoor rest” meets international standards and passes an annual certification. To ensure that your magnificent vacation is as comfortable as possible in the cost of the trip is included excellent transport. Professional drivers will ensure safe travel throughout the course. Depending on the number of people in the group, the following vehicles will be offered.

  • Up to 17 people – MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER / FORD TRANSIT / VOLKSWAGEN CRAFTER
  • Up to 6 people – MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO / MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / FORD CUSTOM TOURNEO
TRANSPORT FOR TOURS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PARTICIPATION

The number of participants in the group is not more than 12 people (but possibly more participants by prior agreement). All excursions are conducted in English, German, French, Spanish other languages on request. Tourists from various countries took part in our tour, such as Holland, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, USA, China, Switzerland, New Zealand, Denmark, Turkey, Finland, Norway, etc. We are proud to have received an impressive number of special guests – famous world politicians, movie stars and pop stars.

RESTRICTIONS

Participation in the tour is not recommended for children under 8 years of age, due to the intense excursion program. But the parents reserve the right of final decision. If you think that your child is emotionally and physically ready for this trip, the tour operator will not mind.

You do not need special physical training. Nevertheless, you must be prepared for an extensive program and small foot movements. Going on a trip, you must really appreciate your health and your abilities.
If you get sick, the management will provide first aid. In case of emergency, we organize professional medical care.

WEATHER

  • Late spring. At a time of the year like the end of April and the beginning of May, the temperature in St. Petersburg is a little capricious, rains periodically, and partly cloudy weather. But the spring charm of the city during the flowering of plants and fresh greenery on trees adequately compensate for the vagaries of nature. The average daily temperature is 15 °C. Also an additional bonus, the lack of a high season among tourists.
  • End of spring and early summer. In such a period as the end of May – the beginning of June. Not very hot, but not cold. The sun pleasantly warms. The average daily temperature of 18-20 °C This season is most comfortable for long excursions.
  • Mid summer. The hottest months are July and August. The daytime temperature can reach 33 °C. A short shower can pass, which perfectly knocks down the city heat and gives a refreshing coolness.
  • Autumn season. It starts to get a bit cooler and in the beginning of September the temperature in the daytime is generally not higher than 23 °С. In the middle of the Russians weather gives a gift and comes for a couple of weeks a wave of warm air – “Indian Summer” (in Russia is called “Women’s Summer“). Closer by October and at the beginning of the month, the average temperature fluctuates around 10-12 °C. During this period, the bulk of guests leave the country and you can safely enjoy the beautiful sights and golden foliage of trees.
  • Winter months. The coldest period is at the end of January – beginning of February. The average temperature is minus 10-18 °C. The rest of the time, the temperature is quite moderate, which promotes outdoor activities and cozy in warm rooms.

USEFUL TIPS

  • Travelling clothes must be comfortable. Please, take clothes you put on for walking and outdoor activities with you.
  • Insurance
  • Individual medicines in the presence of chronic diseases
  • Cash (for souvenirs, meals and entertainments).
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Golden suburb of Moscow: Sergiev Posad and outdoor rest
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