The Holy Trinity St-Sergius Lavra
- City : Sergiyev Posad
- Season : All seasons
- Duration : 6 h
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Holy Trinity St-Sergius Lavra is a must-see attraction of the Golden Ring. It is located 90 kilometers northwest of Moscow in the city of Sergiyev Posad. The Cathedral of the Dormition and its magnificent blue cupolas studded with stars are a symbol of this monastery, which is among the oldest and most beautiful of the Orthodox world.
Founded in 1340 by Sergey Radonezh, iconographer monk and patron of saint Russia, it is here that Boris Godunov, the adventurer who became "Czar of all the Russias" is buried, and where Peter the Great came to take refuge during the Streltsy Revolt. Sergiyev Posad is today the seat of the Russian Patriarchate and a place of pilgrimage for the faithful who come to pray at the tomb of St-Sergius of Radonezh.
Hours of operation: Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Additional information: The discovery of the Lavra takes about two hours, in addition to a 3-hour return trip. On site, you will enjoy an additional hour of free time to eat and walk about, for an excursion of 6 hours in total. Scarves and long skirts are required for women, and shorts are not allowed for men.
. The services of an English-speaking guide
. Entrance tickets to sites and museums
. Transport to the place of the visit
. Public transport tickets (except for the visit of the subway)
. Tips, souvenirs and personal expenses
. Reservation on request 2-3 weeks before the visit, within 3 working days before the date of the visit and subject to availability.
. Confirmation of the visit by the agency within 2-3 working days
. If the cancellation occurs more than 7 days before the date of the excursion, the excursion will be refunded up to 100% of the price paid. On the other hand, if the tickets have already been purchased, only the price of the guide and any transport will be refunded.
. Between 7 and 3 days before the date of the excursion, the excursion is non-refundable if it includes entrance tickets. If the excursion does not include entrance tickets, it can be refunded if the cancellation request is made up to 3 days (72 hours) before the visit.
. If the cancellation is made less than 3 days before the date of the tour, the tour is non-refundable.
. Tsar Voyages reserves the right to cancel or modify certain tours or visits without notice if the comfort and/or safety of the travellers so requires, in case of force majeure, strike, demonstration, administrative decision, weather conditions or exceptional closure of sites. If the customer wishes to cancel his visit following a modification of it by Tsar Voyages (due to the points mentioned above), the refund of the visit will be made up to 100% of the price paid by the customer.
Please note that Tsar Voyages cannot be held responsible for the following events:
. Consequences of unforeseeable or unavoidable events of a third party such as: wars, political unrest, strikes, riots, technical or administrative incidents outside Tsar Voyages, airspace congestion, bad weather, delays (including in the dispatch of mail...), breakdowns, loss or theft of luggage or other personal effects of travellers.
. Cancellation imposed by exceptional and unavoidable circumstances, for reasons related to the maintenance of the security of the travellers, for injunction of an administrative authority: in this case, Tsar Voyages reserves the right to modify the dates, schedules or routes planned in order to ensure the security of the travellers, without any possible recourse.
. The person making the registration in the name and on behalf of all the participants in the trip undertakes to transmit to each traveller the information provided concerning the trip so that Tsar Voyages cannot be held responsible for any defect or omission in the transmission of this information.