The old and sacred Sergiev Posad is perfect for a day trip (just 1,5 hour drive from Moscow). This Golden Ring city was founded in the 14th century, it is home to one of the largest and historically most important monasteries in Russia, and some of the country’s most famous painters lived and worked here, including notorious Andrey Rublev, the best medieval icon painter.
An absolute must-see for those interested in Russian history, culture, religion and architecture.
After having lunch in a traditional Russian cuisine restaurant, you can paint your own matreshka in the museum of the Russian doll.
As an option for the fifth day of your stay in Russia you can choose a tour to Vladimir and Suzdal
. We can also organise a two- or three-day tour around the cities of the Golden Ring.