1. Russia
  2. Central Federal District
  3. Moscow
  4. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius

Day Escape from Moscow: Golden Ring Tour by Car

Product ID: 181112
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Enjoy a full-day small group tour departing from Moscow to the Golden Ring. Visit sights including the famous Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius Monastery, Chernigov Skete (monks retreat), Museum of Villagers everyday life, and a Matryoshka painting class.
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Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Visit traditional temples and monasteries
  • Enjoy convenient transfers by car
  • Try your hand at some traditional art
  • Enjoy a small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people
Full description
Meet your guide in front of Belorusskaya Metro at 8 AM and set off for a full day countryside trip. Ride a business class car around 80 km towards the town of Sergiev Posad, one of the Golden Ring towns.

First, visit a famous Russian Orthodox retreat temple Chernigov Skete for early morning church service. After the service, continue to the Folk Private museum and before finally reaching St Sergius Monastery. Enjoy a walking tour, visiting 15th,16th and 17th century temples and taking a look at famous icons of Andrey Rublyov. Learn about Russian history and about Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius's importance in the spiritual and also political life of Russia.

Along the way, you will have a chance to try a famous Russian Summer drink, called kvas (if your trip is during the summertime) with famous Russian pastries called pirozhki. Take a break for lunch in a nice cafe where you will have a chance to try dishes from Russian or soviet cuisine.

After lunch, there will be an option to do something creative. If you like, you can take a masterclass of matryoshka painting or church candles making from real wax. After your class, take a nice walk around Lavra and visit the fresh water spring.

If there is still time, you will have the chance to stop at a Abramtsevo estate, a 19th century retreat for Russian writers and painters, a gorgeous place to learn about the russophile movement and relax before transferring back to Moscow.

You will be dropped off at the city center in front of Belorusskaya metro station (circle/brown line and green line) around 5:00 PM at the conclusion of your tour.

Feel free to ask questions and your guide will share some useful information and suggestions on what to do and to see best in Moscow.
Includes
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation by business-class car
  • Pickup and drop-off at Belorusskaya metro station
  • Herbal tea with monastery pastries tasting
  • Kvass tasting (traditional Russian Summer drink)
  • Matryoshka painting workshop
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities / tips
  • Entrance fees to museums (Abramtsevo / Folk museum)
  • Underground Church tour at Chernigov Skete (around €15 for all your group)
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Hotel transfers

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Belorusskaya metro station.

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Important information
Not allowed
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Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• A moderate amount of walking is involved, dress accordingly
• Your car: NISSAN FUGA, plate number: 267
• Minimum age is 8 years
• A maximum of 12 passengers per group

From US$ 179 per person

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Product ID: 181112