Tours to Sergiev Posad for foreigners
For lovers of the history and culture of Russia, we have developed a special tour – a tour for foreigners to Sergiev Posad, one of the oldest cities in the Moscow region. The city is notable for being part of the Golden Ring, and it also houses the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the oldest monasteries in Russia.
Excursion for foreigners to Sergiev Posad takes place on comfortable transport with a highly qualified driver. During the trip you will be accompanied by a licensed guide who will conduct a fascinating tour in any language of the world. He will tell you about the history of the city and the monastery, draw your attention to important architectural monuments.
Sergiev Posad is a very unusual city. There is an institute where they develop new toys and a factory where they are made. Also in Sergiev Posad there is a factory, which became famous throughout Russia for its skilled woodcarvers. According to one of the legends, toys have been a symbol of Sergiev Posad since time immemorial the monastery was founded. Then Sergius of Radonezh cut them out and gave them to the children of poor peasants who could not afford not only expensive, but at least some toys.
Excursion trip to Sergiev Posad for foreigners
The city itself begins its history in the 14th century, when a small church appeared in a dense forest not far from the monastery of Sergius of Radonezh. At this time, Prince Dmitry Donskoy visits the monastery to ask Sergius for a blessing for the battle with the Golden Horde. At the beginning of the 15th century, this place was burned down, and in 1422 the Trinity Cathedral was built from white stone. By decree of Catherine II, a small place on the map with the monastery of Radonezh grows into a beautiful city – Sergiev Posad, which soon becomes the center of Russian Orthodoxy thanks to one of the largest monasteries – the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. On its territory there are numerous churches and cathedrals, which are the object of cultural and historical heritage.
The history of the city is closely intertwined with the history of the monastery, and Sergiev Posad itself is a place where you can get to know the real Russia. Russia with unusually beautiful nature, with domes of churches and bell ringing. Many famous people were born in the city: the artist Mikhail Nesterov, whose paintings can be seen in the Tretyakov Gallery, the actress Alla Tarasova, the writer Mikhail Prishvin, known for his prose works, among which is The Workshop of the Sun. The city is also the history of these amazing people.
There are many legends and tales about Sergiev Posad. According to one of them, under the monastery there is a whole network of underground passages that lead to different parts of the city. According to another legend, somewhere in one of the dungeons of the city, the library of Ivan the Terrible is located. Our guides will tell you these and other amazing stories. They will also answer all your questions.
Sergiev Posad is also famous for its springs. Even the water supply comes from artesian sources. The source of Sergius of Radonezh or the Gremyachiy Klyuch waterfall is considered to be truly healing. It is located not far from Sergiev Posad – the village of Vzglyadovo, there are many legends and tales about the source that you can hear from our guides.
Sergiev Posad is a unique city in the Moscow region, where you can not only get acquainted with the history and culture of Russia, but also see the life of an ordinary Russian person, visit holy places, learn a lot of new and interesting things. We invite you to a tour to Sergiev Posad for foreign tourists, which will be a highlight of any trip.