Sergiev Posad and Aleksandrov by Retro train

Description of the tour

Wellcome to city Alexandrov and Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra wich meet everyone with open heart!

Moscow – Sergiev Posad – Aleksandrov – Moscow

In this tour You can see historical places in heritage transport and take a dive into the olden times. You will enjoy magnificent views opening from your window on route.

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery was founded in 1345 by one of the most venerated Russian saints, Sergius of Radonezh. Holy Lavra is a very sacred place for Orthodox Christians.

Old place Alexandrov is on the way from Moscow to The Trinity Lavra, from 14 century  this place was popular for rest during pilgrim road. Moscow Tsar Ivan Grozny made this place to capital of Russia during 15 years on 16 century. Now old city Alexandrov is include to "Golden Ring Russia".

 

Dates of trip: 25 March, 9 April, 14 May, 27 August, 16 September, 14 October, 6 November, 17 December 2017
IMPORTANT! Please wear proper attire:
For men: wear long pants. No shorts and hats.
For women: wear shirts and blouses with sleeves. Hair must be covered with a scarf. No short skirts.

Days of the tour

Day 1
Moscow – Sergiev Posad – Aleksandrov – Moscow

7:20 am – meeting with a guide at the main entrance of YAROSLAVSKY r.w. station.
7:37 аm – departure to Sergiev Posad by retro steam train.
9:10 am – arrive in Sergiev Posad.
The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery was founded in 1345 by one of the most venerated Russian saints, Sergius of Radonezh, who built a wooden church in honour of the Holy Trinity on Makovets Hill.
Walking tour to the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, including the main holy places and sights of the biggest center of Russian Orthodoxy.
Free time for photos.
1:52 pm – departure to Aleksandrov by train.
Lunch box served on the train.
2:40 pm – arrive in Aleksandrov, bus transfer to the Kremlin of Aleksandrovskaya quarter. Visit to the Kremlin sights (the main part of the exhibition is related to Ivan Grozny period).
Tea with gingerbread in the atmosphere of a cozy province sitting-room of the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th centuries.
7:04 pm – departure to Moscow by retro steam train.
9:23 pm – arrive in Yaroslavsky station of Moscow.
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Accommodation

Trains
Train Retro

Information


The price includes:
• Standard class seat on the train.
• Lunch box with a soft drink.
• Excursions in Russian as per the program.
• Entrance tickets.
• Transfer Aleksandrov – Kremlin of Aleksandrovskaya quarter – Aleksandrov.
The price not includes:
• All servises and fees not included in the cost
Note: The company has the right to change the itinerary keeping the same quantity and quality of services. Train schedule is a subject to change. The information about the exact time for train schedule will be sent to you 1–2 days before departure.

Waterproof clothes and walking boots are preferable.
IMPORTANT. The tour is performed in Russian.
Translator services are not included in the price and can be booked for 1 500 rubles per hour. In case you have your own translator the surcharge for his trip is 3500 rubles.
Before entering into the any Orthodox Church, women are supposed to cover their heads, and men are required to remove their hats…
The national currency of Russia is the Russian Ruble, the current rate is about 55 rubles (fluctuations 3-5 rubles) per 1 US dollar…
Information for tourist traveling to Russia. For security purposes, it is prohibited to carry on the board of the aircraft in your hand luggage liquids (including beverages, spirits and cosmetic…

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