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.
THIS PRICE INCLUDES
. Ticket to the museum
. Services of a French-speaking guide
. Guided visit of the territory
. Transportation back and forth
. Tips, souvenirs and personal expenses
. Booking on request 2-3 weeks before the visit, at least 3 working days before the date of the visit and subject to availabilities
. Booking confirmation by the agency in under 2-3 working days