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Yaroslavl & Sergiev Posad

Residence of Maslenitsa imageResidence of Maslenitsa

Day Schedule

➤ Breakfast

➤ Guided tour in Yaroslavl

➤ Transfer to Sergiev Posad

➤ Sergyev Posad guided tour

➤ Evening transfer to Moscow

Tolga Monastery, Yaroslavl imageTolga Monastery, Yaroslavl

Start the day with the guided tour to Yaroslavl. The legend has it that the future Grand Prince of Kyiv Yaroslav Vladimirovich, being at that time the Prince of Rostov the Great, was inspecting his lands back in 1010 and met an unknown pagan tribe in the place where the Volga River and its tributary the Kotorosl River flow into each other. The locals were hostile towards the prince and set a ferocious she-bear on him. Yet the prince had no fear and killed the beast with a pole-axe. The pagans submitted themselves to the prince’s control and he decided to found a city with a fortress on this site in order for freight boats to sail freely across the Volga River and trades and crafts to be developed here.

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, Sergiyev Posad imageThe Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, Sergiyev Posad

Take a transfer to Sergiev Posad and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most cherished treasures of Russian Christians, that includes a visit to the spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy - the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. This religious and military complex represents an epitome of the growth of Russian architecture and contains some of that architecture’s finest expressions. It exerted a profound influence on architecture in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe. The property is a serial one, including buildings outside the main monastic compound.

Uspensky Cathedral imageUspensky Cathedral

In the evening, take a transfer to Moscow.

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