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1-day tour: Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky y Rostov the great
A one-day tour is a nice opportunity to see old Russian cities in a short time. You will visit Sergiev Posad, a mecca for pilgrims and tourists from all over the world , Pereslavl-Zalessky, a tiny town which is called  "grandfather of the Russian Navy"  and charming Rostov the Great. You will be accompanied by our professional guide and driver all the way. If you want to see maximum in a short span of  time, this tour will suit you perfectly!

 

Tour Details
From 67.5$ per person
Start Time   6:00 a.m.
Duration   14-15 hours
Group Size   16 people max, more on request
     
Price     530 USD per group not per person (1-2 people, car)
  580 USD per group not per person (3-8 people, minivan)
  680 USD per group not per person (8-16 people, minibus)
     
Airport Pick Up     200 USD (SVO, VKO)
  150 USD (DME)
  FREE (Leningradsky Railway Station)
     
Included    All transport
  Licensed Guide
     
Not Included     Meals
  Gratuities
  Tickets to museums
     
Important      
   
   Ladies will need a scarf and a skirt for visiting active monasteries and convents
     
Tour Itinerary
As this tour will be completely private, you’ll have some flexibility to modify the stops throughout the day. Just talk to your guide to see what is possible. The itinerary below is a sample and the order of stops will vary depending on each individual client and the pickup location.
1. Hotel pick up

One of our comfortable vehicles will pick you up from your hotel at around 6am. Sit back, relax and just enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as interesting stories told by your guide. You will have enough time to sleep in the car before first stop or discuss all the key points with your guide.

 

2. Sergiev Posad, St. Trinity St. Sergius Lavra

We will come to the most famous spiritual center and biggest monastery in Russia. You will have a  1-hour guided tour around the monastery during which you will be able to see the original coffin of St. Sergius, a monk who lived in 14th century as well as the place where his holy relics are kept.

 

3. Market in Sergiev Posad

Near the monastery you can find the cheapest market with beautiful souvenirs, especially matreshka dolls produced right here in Sergiev Posad, a  famous manufacture center of matreshka dolls of 19th century.

 

4. Pereslavl-Zalessky

Next stop of our trip is a small city of Pereslavl-Zalessky. You will visit the beautiful Assumption Monastery located on the hill and the first provincial Museum of Russia.

 

5. The "Botik"

Inside the museum you will find the oldest Russian ship dating backto 18th century and called called "Botik" and nicknamed "Grandfather of the Russian fleet" made by Peter the Great

6. Break for lunch

In Pereslavl-Zalessky or in Rostov the Great we suggest visiting a cafe or a restaurant with traditional Russian cuisine. It's noteworthy that the fish that one can try in Pereslavl was traditionally served for the tsar's table in the old days.

 

7. Rostov the Great

We'll visit Kremlin of Rostov the Great. One of the most beautiful and unique architectural ensembles in Russia built in the 17th century. If time allows and upon your we might visit the Spaso-Yakovlevsky monastery.

 

8. Go back to your hotel

On the way back you can discuss your impressions with your guide or just relax and have a short nap, the way back takes  about 3-3,5 hours depending on the location of your hotel in Moscow.

 

 

 

 

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