From 9-Hour Golden Ring Tour - Escape from the City
Enjoy a full-day private tour departing from Moscow to the Golden Ring. Visit sights including the famous Tyutchev estate, Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius Monastery, Chernigovsky skete, ethnic peasant life museum and matryoshka painting master class.
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DescriptionMeet your guide in the lobby of your hotel early in the morning at 08:00 and then set off for a full-day countryside trip. Ride in a business class car around 80 kilometers towards the town of Sergiev Posad, one of the Golden Ring towns. First, visit a famous Russian Orthodox retreat temple Chernigovsky skete, where you will have a chance to visit an underground church and then will sit for a local herb tea with monastery pastries. After the service, continue to the private villagers life museum and then finally, reach St. Sergius Monastery. Enjoy a walking tour, visit 16th century temples, look at the famous paintings of Andrey Rublyov and learn about Russian history. Along the way, 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, have the option of doing something creative with your hands. If you like, participate in a mater class of matryoshka painting or church candle making from real wax. After your class, have a nice walk around Lavra and visit the fresh water spring. The final stop of the day will be at Tyutchev Museum, a classic 19th century countryside estate.
IncludesPrivate car tour with a guide A lot of walking Drinking water Kvas tasting (traditional Russian summer drink) Entrance fee to museums Pick-up and drop-off from the designated meeting points or your hotel (selected areas only) Entrance fees to additional museum areas Undeground Church tour at Chernigov Skit Food and drinks, unless specified Gratuities (recommended)
- Please note that you will visit churches, so dress accordingly
- Ladies, please have a scarf; dress or skirt is better. For men, no shorts
- Children under 6-years-old are not allowed on the tour
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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