Sergiev Posad is a small city located 75 kilometers from Moscow . It is the only city in the Moscow region that is part of the Golden Ring . Due to its proximity to Moscow, it is an ideal place for a 1-day getaway.
Your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel in the morning and invite you on a charming excursion to this ancient city. On the way you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Russian countryside with your personal guide who will tell you the history of Russia.
The Golden Ring city of Sergiev Posad, founded in the 14th century, is home to one of the largest and historically most important monasteries in Russia. The Monastery of the Trinity and Saint Sergius is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of the most sacred places in Russia since it is still inhabited by Orthodox monks. Some call it the "Russian Vatican . " A few years after its founding the monastery became the pilgrimage site for all Russian tsars and emperors.
During the excursion you will visit the majestic Cathedral of the Assumption , which was created by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible . This monastery is a must-see for those interested in Russian history, culture, religion, and architecture. After having lunch in a restaurant of traditional Russian cuisine , you can explore the local market before returning to Moscow. Returning to Moscow we can visit the VDNJ park or Exhibition of the Achievements of the National Economy of the USSR.
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